Basketball has changed dramatically since its inception, when the hoop was a peach basket, the balls were peaches, and the players were peach-farm employees just doing their jobs. See some sweet dunks with this GrouponLive deal to see the Duquesne Dukes men's basketball team play at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
$20 for a Game Package for Two (Up to $47 Value)
The Dukes take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies for the traditional Blackout game on Saturday, February 23, at 7 p.m. The package includes the following:
- Two tickets for B-level seating (up to a $35 value, including all fees)
- Two hot dogs and two drinks (a $12 value)
- Complimentary Blackout T-shirts
The Scouting Report
The stands of A.J. Palumbo Center fade to black on February 23, when the Dukes square off against their Atlantic 10 foes the St. Bonaventure Bonnies for the 110th time. In a rivalry that dates back to 1920—the same year the sport adopted free throws instead of saber duels to settle fouls—Duquesne holds the edge with 57 victories so far. During the teams' first meeting this year on February 2, which the Bonnies won, 68-60, fans witnessed a rare spectacle in basketball, as both teams collectively sunk more three-pointers throughout the game than two-point field goals.
In 2009, the Duquesne Dukes men's basketball team put their own spin on the annual March Madness. Defying the odds, the team made an unprecedented run to the Atlantic 10 conference championship game and followed that with its first berth in the NIT since 1994. The resulting whirlwind brought plenty of media attention to a university that otherwise prefers to stay off the beaten path. Sprawled across a serene 43-acre hilltop campus, Duquesne University hosts 16 Division I athletic teams in sports such as soccer, track and field, and women's volleyball, and since the school's inception, the Dukes' colors of red and blue have remained the same, unlike a chameleon that constantly changes its favorite movie.