The sports department of Duquesne University is called Duquesne Dukes. It includes 17 university teams, most of which take part in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The exception is bowling and football teams: they compete at the Northeast Conference. Footballers compete at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NCAA Division I.
Meaning and History
The modern Duquesne Dukes logo is very discreet, although the previous versions did not differ in minimalism. The department always had bright emblems with color accents, complex shapes, and catchy images. For example, in 1982, a sign appeared with the red letter “D” and the curved word “Dukes.” In 1999, the logo was replaced by the unusual inscription “Duquesne Dukes.”
In 2007, the teams acquired a logo depicting a man in a black cylinder hat. This is the duke mentioned in the name of the sports department. For the next part, the designers chose a stylized font with original design elements. But everything was changed by the 2019 redesign. Since then, the simple letter “D” in the shape of a curved polygon has been used as an emblem.
1982 – 1998
1999 – 2006
2007 – 2018
2019 – present
Duquesne Dukes Basketball
In 1955, the men’s team won the National Invitation Tournament, and before that, they competed twice in the national championship. Since 2017, Keith Dambrot has been the head coach of basketball players.
Duquesne Dukes Football
The football team of Duquesne University played its first season in 1891. Then the team was listed as part of a sports club. Since 1993, players have been competing in the NCSA Division I FCS.