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5 basketball players at Duquesne shot last night

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dreunc1542, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member


    2 of them are still in the hospital. I called my best friend as soon as I heard about and he said it happened in the middle of campus right outside his dorm hall.
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I hadn't heard about this...wow. The Duquesne campus area is pretty safe compared to other sections of the city.

    Prayers to everyone involved.
  3. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Good God. How is this happening?
  4. You're kidding right? It's right smack next to downtown and the Hill District. No way have I ever felt comfortable walking near campus at night.
  5. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Cristiano beat me to it. Duquesne U. isn't in the safest part of Pittsburgh - the Bluff and the Hill aren't like the college district of Oakland or tony Shadyside.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The MSN story missed one big aspect of the story. Kojo Mensah, one of the victims, was the guy who hired a lawyer to get out of his scholarship with Siena, which jerked him around for a year. As an aside, I wonder if any reporters in Pittsburgh have done any digging about how the new coach got Mensah or how he all of a sudden got 10 recruits. I know with the shootings, that's on the back burner. But that just leaps out as a head-scratcher.
  7. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Whoops...bad time to bust out the sarcasm font.
  8. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    yeah, two guys in critical condition -- how a guy got his scholarship is a huge part of the story

    and, it's not an msnbc story, it's an ap story
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Um, like I said, it's on the backburner, but it's something that'll come around someday.
  10. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    no, you said the msnbc story (sic) missed one big aspect of the story. it was the initial news story, didn't miss it
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    No, the story mentioned nothing about what the guy had to do to get out of Siena. He makes it, only to get shot at his new school. The fuck if that ain't worth mentioning.
  12. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

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