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5 basketball players at Duquesne shot last night

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

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I covered a game at Duquesne once. The losing coach goes outside and his bus isn't waiting. So he talks off walking for his hotel saying, "If I get mugged, it will be the best thing that happened to me all night."
     
  2. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Here is a more in-depth look at what happened.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06260/722679-53.stm
     
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    That just SOUNDS like something Scott Edgar would say.
     
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I think he brought a bunch of current players and recruits with him from Northeastern.
     
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Right about now you have to wonder how the 19-year old girl arrested in all of this feels. Jesus. That's a story in itself.
     
  6. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    She's a dumbass. Duquesne has announced today that they suspended her. They should have announced that they expelled her ass. "Gee, here are a bunch of my boyz and they all have guns. I don't see anything that could possibly go wrong here."
     
  7. you should've read her myspace page before she made it private..... not exactly the kind of girl you want your boy to bring home from college.
     
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I saw her picture. The tattoo gave much away. and how long til we get the article that little or no background check was done on this girl because she was a Hurricane Katrina refugee from Xavier in 2005?
     
  9. It certainly is worth examining further when a coach brings in 10 recruits, including a boatload of JUCOs, after landing a job in the spring. Everhart does not have a good reputation among college coaches, and when Duquesne is competing against power conferences for players, as they were this spring for some players, it really makes you wonder what is happening behind the scenes.

    Kojo Mensah is a walk-on at Duquesne. A walk-on who averaged 16 points at Siena last year. Clearly he's not paying his own tuition. After all of the publicity Mensah's departure from Siena received, you figure that Everhart would be a little more discreet about bringing this kid to his program, and would give him a scholarship. Apparently he doesn't care what the perception (or the reality) is.

    There is much to look into for the Duquesne beat writers regarding this program and its new coach. The rumors and innuendo suggest that it is not the cleanest operation out there.
     
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Dave Bliss brought in a shitload of transfers his first year at Baylor.
     
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Does it count that he lacks the intestinal fortitude to actually confront an athlete, even if he did have a gun?
     
  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Duquesne does not have the booster support or financial resources to pull this crap off. They've been trying to win on the cheap for the past 20 years and it hasn't worked. The biggest complaint has been the administration gives little support to this team. The A.J. Palumbo Center seats about 5,000 and they draw 1,800 for any home game not involving Pitt. So now they've turned into a Jim Harrick coached school overnight? I don't buy it.

    I'm also not buying that this shooting was over a girl hugging another guy. Even the biggest of thugs administers a beatdown in this situation. He knows damn well it's not worth firearms charges. The guns are reserved for more pressing issues where money is involved.
     
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