’BURGH
He couldn't even

Duquesne freshman pissed at roomie turns to bleach, laxatives

Most college roommate issues end in a visit to residence life — not the morgue.

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SPORTS
sending shirts, shoes and support

W.Pa. college hoops teams jump in to help Harvey victims

University of Houston men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson asked for clothing to help residents battered by Hurricane Harvey.

In Western Pennsylvania, Pitt, Duquesne and Robert Morris all stepped up.





Sampson asked coaches from all divisions to send at least 20 school shirts and 10 pairs of shoes to him in Houston.

— Tribune-Review

CRIME
Learning Experience?

Duquesne University professor pleads guilty to keying neighbors' cars

Duquesne University professor Audrey Guskey has pleaded guilty to keying her neighbors' cars.

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SPORTS
Sweet sweet revenge

UConn, Duquesne women to hoop in Toronto

The Dukes will square off with the Huskies once more — in Canada.

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CRIME
Legal Lessons

Police charge Duquesne University professor with keying neighbors' cars

A Duquesne University professor, who is often cited in media as a national expert on consumer trends, allegedly keyed several of her neighbors' cars in retaliation to them parking in front of her home, police say.

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’BURGH
Shoe love

Duquesne student crafts some sick kicks

His skills sure as hell pay the college bills.

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SPORTS
from zip to duke

Meet Duquesne's new hoops coach, who once coached LeBron

Duquesne has a new men's basketball coach.

So, who is he?

- Dambrot, 58, has been the coach at his alma mater, Akron, since the 2004-05 season, winning between 21 and 27 games for each of the past 12 years and going to three NCAA tournaments, most recently in 2013.

- Dambrot began his coaching career in 1984 at Tiffin, where he won 40 games in two seasons before moving to Ashland and compiling a 48-13 mark in 1989-91.

- Two years later, he was fired after two years at Central Michigan for using a racial slur in the presence of his team.

- He coached Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. He was there for three seasons from 1998-2001, winning 69 games and losing 10.


- Dambrot's father, Sid, played at Duquesne in the mid-1950s with the legendary Dick Ricketts and Sihugo Green.

Duquesne fired Jim Ferry on March 13. Ferry went 60-97 with the Dukes over five seasons.

(h/t Tribune-Review)


GALLERIES
1977 was a very good year

Been a long time on The Bluff

Been a rough season for men coaching the local big-time college hoops squads. But at least Pitt's Kevin Stallings still has his gig.

Duquesne sacked Jim Ferry as its basketball bench boss on Monday. He lasted — or suffered — five seasons on The Bluff, winning 60 and losing 97 games with the Dukes.

Probably not his fault, though.

After all, Ferry still owns a .542 career winning percentage as a men's college basketball coach. And he isn't exactly alone in failing to revitalize a program that once mattered in our sports-crazed city.

There wasn't a 3-point shot the last time the Dukes played an NCAA Tournament game. There weren't Air Jordans, either.

The year was 1977, by the way. And if you're wondering how long ago that really was, check out what else went down that year:

Canadian sour grapes

Two guys, no girls and pizza faces

A King died

A Queen celebrated

A galaxy far, far away...

Fake plastic trees

Return to sender

(Pea)nuts!

Milwaukee ruled TV

First cut is the deepest

To find out why Duquesne fired Jim Ferry, read the Tribune-Review's online story

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