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Final: St. Bonaventure 78, Duquesne 71

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to tipoff …

Game: Duquesne (8-18, 1-11 Atlantic 10) vs. St. Bonaventure (12-13, 5-7)

Time: 7:02 p.m.

Site: A.J. Palumbo Center

Radio: WPGB-FM 104.7

Here is Duquesne’s Gameday page.

Here is TribLIVE’s Duquesne page. Chris Harlan is on the scene.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.

31 Comments

  1. Let’s beat the Pirates’ thread

  2. Here works. No offense to the Dukes.

    Not sure if you recall our twitter conversation a few weeks back about the dominance of the Steelers as the #1 team in Pittsburgh sports fans’ hearts. A piece indirectly on this subject by Liz Snyder in yesterday’s Post-Gazette ( http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/morning-file/storytelling-grandpa-and-pens-credited-with-assists-for-her-sports-fervor-676427/) prompted me to write this: http://emotionalgalaxy.tumblr.com/

    My question…do you think it’s even worth it to debate the Steelers’ dominance in this town? The time seems right to level the playing field. As much as I do love the Steelers, too, it’s hockey and the Pens who are my first sports love, and I’m fairly certain I’m not alone.

    Like I said to you on twitter on this subject, perhaps if more of us stopped pushing the idea of Steelers first, it would become less true. Or perhaps I should just get over it. It’s a heckuva a wonderful situation to be in as a sports fan in Pittsburgh. Just something to think about.

    Thanks for your time…

    DK: Facts are facts, Pam. The Steelers outdraw the Penguins on TV by margins approaching 3 to 1. It’s not even close. That’s not “pushing the idea.” It’s relaying a fact.

    If and when the Penguins overtake the Steelers — and I don’t believe that will ever happen — I’ve no doubt it will be reported as such. One comes before the other.

    • My sense:

      1. If you ask all Pittsburghers to name their favorite team, any sport any level, Steelers win handily.

      2. But if you ask same Pittsburghers, how many of you live and die for a team, where you consider it’s success one of the most important elements in your life? I think the Pens fans would have at least as many hands in the air as fans of the Steelers.

      I’m a fan but I’m not one of those live and die fans. Or I’d be dead already because my favorite team is the Pirates.

      • Me too

        The love of my life, sports wise is the PBC

        Steelers? They have spoiled me with 6 championships
        Pens, ditto with 3

        I think I live and die with those two teams, but not as much as the Bucs

        Pitt? Well I went to one night class there back in the 70′s, only thing I remember is Andy Russel’s wife was in the class, but Pitt seems to constantly underachieve, except for Tony Dorsetts senior season, so I’m used to it

        The Bucs, I remember the way things were

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        Dejan’s Lunatic Nation – at the Trib,
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        Honorary members, people that have, in our opinion, made a difference
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        Two planets, at least confirmed
        Honorable mention, England – London – Lisa
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        2/23/2013 5:37 PM

      • Drew at #2. I just fee that the Steelers hands in the air would far outnumber the Penguins fans.

        • One difference of Pittsburgh vs other cities where I’ve lived. The number of women who are Steelers and Pens fans. Knowledgeable fans.

          Not trying to patronize, just compare numbers. Sure, in pure numbers, men outnumber women as sports fans in Pittsburgh, too. But the gap seems MUCH closer than in other cities I’ve lived (Philly, Baltimore, DC, Cleveland, Atlanta, Tampa).

  3. I’m old enough to have walked Cardiac Hill to see Steeler games. And for pitt games during the Dorsett era but that’s about it for pitt.

    Watched a roller derby match at the arena once. I think the team was the Kansas City Rollers or something.

    My dad thought I would like it. I found it totally confusing. But I could dig fighting chicks on skates.

  4. I only cried at my wedding.

  5. I cried with joy that one time Travis Snider hit a homerun.

  6. I didn’t cry but was otherwise devestated when my Mom woke me up the day Roberto was lost.

    Has Travis hit a dinger?

  7. BTW……………………in case anyone cares…………………..Bonnies 78 – Dukes 71. ;-)

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