DU Newstand: Past Week's News

There was a lot of police-related or medical news that grabbed attention this past week. Leaving the flip side, women's basketball officially added an Ohio transfer, alum heads to Europe, an ex-DU football player is on scholarship with Clemson's football team, the A-10 balanced schedules were released, a junior co-ed wins a local racing title, Olu Ashalo heads to school a little early, ...

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Men's Basketball

  • PG: Duquesne's James scheduled for MRI
    • New opponents, Pitt top 2007-08 schedule
        "(Coach Ron) Everhart, who has received nothing but bad news the past several days, finally got some that made him smile yesterday when he learned that the MRI on Shawn James' left foot revealed nothing more than inflammation of the big toe ... Duquesne basketball will hold its annual Red & Blue men's scrimmage Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at Palumbo Center. The game is free. On the same day, Duquesne football faces Robert Morris at Rooney Field at 1 p.m. (as part of freshman parent weekend - ed.)

      Note: Duquesne homecoming is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27 thru Sunday, Sept. 30)

    • Tour gives Dukes leg up on coming season
  • Trib: Dukes coach Everhart to have surgery for diverticulosis
  • AP: Tests show no foot woes for Dukes' James
  • Vitale: Roundball Chatter
      "It has been an up-and-down off-season for Duquesne."
  • UR's '08 hoops schedule reflects A-10 adjustments
      Teams will fulfill the remaining three conference obligations by meeting twice those teams that have been classified in the same tier. Tiers were set by league coaches and athletic directors based on projected team strength, and are expected to change annually. Teams expected to be the league's best, for example, will play one another twice to protect, and increase, their national power ratings. In previous years, regular-season rematches were based primarily on geography and established rivalries. (and those not expected ...)
      "Duquesne coach Ron Everhart finally got his first look at his complete team. Well, not really."

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  • Olu Ashaolu Signs with Tech
      "The Louisiana Tech's men's basketball team's future looks even brighter after head coach Kerry Rupp announced Wednesday that Olu Ashaolu has signed with Louisiana Tech and will be eligible to play in this season."
    • Ashaolu Makes College Move
        "Academically, Olu was in position to graduate if he scored a pair of core classes."

    Women's Basketball


    • Valley College Clips
    • Locals to factor in Bowden Bowl
        "Martin, a football and track standout for the Hornets, actually attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. for two years before he transferred to Tiger Country. "It was a learning experience, and a confidence builder playing on that level," Martin said. "I had my fun, but I didn't feel like it was a great football atmosphere. "Football has always been my first love since I was six years old, and I came up to Clemson on an unofficial visit," Martin added. "I loved the game-day atmosphere ... running down the hill."
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      • Clemson profile
    • Have college football polls lost their purpose?
        " The idea of a national poll, Alan Gould said when he introduced it for AP in 1936, was "to develop interest and controversy between football Saturdays. ... It was meant to settle nothing regarding who was No. 1 or who would do what to whom, if only they would schedule each other. It was no more foolproof than the theorem offered in 1936 by a Slippery Rock follower who declared that neither Pitt nor Minnesota was No. 1, but rather Slippery Rock itself, because: Slippery Rock had beaten Westminster, which had beaten West Virginia Wesleyan, which had beaten Duquesne, which had defeated Pitt, which had beaten Notre Dame, which had beaten Northwestern, which had beaten Minnesota."
    • How big was Appy State's upset of Michigan?
        ""Not a lot of people know that in the first year of the AP poll, 1936, the final poll (top 20 then) had five Catholic schools," (Beano) Cook said. "Notre Dame (8) was there. So were Santa Clara (6), Marquette (20), Duquesne (14) and Fordham (15). Those four are gone (from big-time football) now."
    • Birth of The Nation: the Steelers of the '30s
        Also part of that game were the only two African-Americans playing in the NFL at the time. From the U.S. Army to Major League Baseball, America was racially divided. Yet the year the Pittsburgh Crawfords became a charter member of the Negro National League and 14 years before Jackie Robinson broke through baseball's racial barrier, Pittsburgh's Ray Kemp and Chicago's Joe Lillard met on the same football field. A 1926 graduate of Cecil High School, Mr. Kemp worked as a coal miner for a year before playing football at Duquesne University. While most NFL players were paid $100 a game, Mr. Kemp got $40. Still, a miner at the time would have had to load 16 tons a day for 14 days to earn that paycheck."

    Men's Soccer

    Women's Soccer

    • Upper St. Clair
        "Sophomores Marissa Murin and Carly McCann along with senior Alex Findley, whose sister is the starting goalkeeper for Duquesne University, join (Allie) Lee in the midfield. Each is a returning starter from last year's 13-7-1 playoff club."

    Women's Lacrosse


    School and Alumni News

  • Duquesne referral fees criticized
      "A U.S. Senate report criticizes Duquesne University for taking $13,640 from PNC and Citizens Bank in referral fees for student loans."
  • Performances at Duquesne to aid nonprofit
      "... "Agape," (a) Christian musical will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at Duquesne's Grand Ballroom and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Louise de Marillac parish hall in Upper St. Clair. ...The university's Spiritan Campus Ministry and The Celebration of Life, a Westmoreland County-based nonprofit that was organized this spring to serve mentally and physically disabled adults, are co-sponsoring the show."
  • 'Pittsburgh In Stages: Two Hundred Years of Theater' by Lynne Connor
      "Duquesne University was the first to offer theater arts study but the school did not offer a degree (in theater) ... Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), the first American college to offer a bachelor's degree in theater."

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