With so much uncertainty in many aspects in college athletics, changes are something that will be happening over the next few months.
Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned that Duquesne will add Hofstra to its 2020-21 non-conference schedule, the 2019-20 champions from the Colonial Athletic Conference.
The Pride finished last season with a record of 26-8, which was 1st place in the CAC. Hofstra, which finished with a KenPom.com Rating of No. 108, earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament after defeating Northeastern, 70-61.
PSN had earlier reported that Furman would be part of Duquesne’s schedule. That game will instead not happen, with the Paladins backing out due to travel concerns. Furman is coming off a successful 2019-20 season in which they finished 25-7 and ranked No. 80 in the Ken Pom Ratings.
In addition to that, PSN has also learned told that issues over a date will prevent Duquesne from taking on Marshall in 2020. The Dukes owe the Herd a return game from a 2019-20 date. That game is now expected to be scheduled for the 2021 non-conference schedule.
Hofstra Rider, Towson and Winthrop. Duquesne will also host Cal Baptist and San Jose State and visit Maryland in the Maryland Showcase. Finally, the Dukes will visit Wyoming in the Mountain West Conference/Atlantic-10 challenge.
That leaves three unreported games on the maximum 31-game docket. PSN has been told that Duquesne is being aggressive in trying to schedule a quality opponent to replace Pitt.
Duquesne does not yet know where it will be playing its 2020 non-conference games thanks to coronavirus-related construction delays on UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.