In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get a basketball outing for two to see the Duquesne Dukes play at the A.J. Palumbo Center (up to a $52 total value). Doors open one hour before game time, and food vouchers may be used at either game. Each outing includes:
- Two tickets for red chair-back seats to any men’s basketball home game (a $15 value each)
- Two tickets for red chair-back seats to any women’s basketball home game (up to a $5 value each)
- A voucher for two hot dogs (a $6 value)
- A voucher for two Pepsis (a $6 value)<p>
The 2011–12 season of the Duquesne Dukes men’s and women’s basketball teams promises thrilling matches as the teams face fierce competition from Atlantic 10 conference teams such as St. Bonaventure, Dayton, and Richmond. As a new season begins, the men’s basketball team hopes for a rallying performance from sophomore T.J. McConnell, the 2011 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, who sank more than 300 points, dealt out 125 assists, and wore four convincing fake moustaches last season. A roster packed with new talent steps up to the plate, aiming to fill the shoes of departed seniors and hoping to hit a fifth consecutive winning season out of the park.
The women’s basketball team sprints into the new season energized from last year’s record-breaking 24 wins. Picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 coaches’ preseason poll, the ladies aim to flatten rivals with the aid of sophomore forward Wumi Agunbiade, the 2011 A-10 Rookie of the Year, as well as their patented strategy of blocking free throws with giant foam fingers.
The Duquesne Dukes sometimes offer discounted tickets for children 12 and younger, as well as discounts for specific games online, so please plan ahead to receive the best value.