The 2015-16 season marks the 100th in the history of Duquesne Men's Basketball. We hope you will join us in celebrating our centennial season. Planned events include fan voting for a 25-man All-Century Team, Hall of Fame/Men's Basketball Alumni Weekend set for February 5-6, throwback uniforms and uniform auctions as well as numerous fan giveaways at home games.
Duquesne, which played its first game on Jan. 9, 1914, was one of the first schools in the nation to disband its program (1944-45-46) to assist with the World War II effort. That is just one of the interesting chapters in DU's storied history.
Follow the "99 Seasons with the Dukes" link to find out who wrestled a 675-pound Alaskan brown bear the day after a win over Xavier in 1970. Learn which Duke - who also happens to hold the men's college basketball single-game scoring record for Pittsburgh's Civic Arena - was taken in the third round of the 1966 Major League Baseball January Amateur draft, among other interesting notes.
Check out the "Memorable Moments" link to learn when the Dukes rose to the top of both the AP and UPI polls, what year DU became the first school to play in both the NIT and NCAA Tournament in the same season. Relive Norm Nixon Night and learn how Duquesne was at the forefront in the recruitment of African-American student-athletes.
Please continue to visit this page for more information as the season approaches.