Keith Dambrot’s Duquesne Dukes will be looking to improve upon last season’s 21-9 record and today they received their conference and national television schedule for the upcoming 2020-21 Atlantic-10 season.
The Dukes will play on national television six times, including an appearance on ESPN, which will be their first home appearance on ESPN since 2012. The six national television games are: January 2 at George Washington (NBC Sports Network), January 5 vs. Davidson (CBS Sports Network), January 9 vs. Fordham (NBC Sports Network), January 13 at Dayton (CBS Sports Network) February 2 vs. Dayton ESPN) and February 7 vs. VCU (NBC Sports Network).
In terms of their overall A-10 opponents for this season, Duquesne will face each conference opponent at least once and five teams twice, which will comprise an 18 game Atlantic-10 schedule. The Dukes five home-and-home opponents are Davidson, Dayton, Fordham, George Washington and St. Bonaventure.
In order to prepare for possible COVID-19 interruptions, the A-10 has schedule conference games in December as well as giving each team two bye dates between January 13 and February and also leaving the weekend of March 5-7 open for possible makeup games.
DUQUESNE’S A-10 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
December 30- at Saint Louis
January 2- at George Washington
January 5- vs. Davidson
January 9- vs. Fordham
January 13- at Dayton
January 16- at St. Bonaventure
January 20- vs. Rhode Island
January 27- at Fordham
January 30- vs. Saint Joseph’s
February 2- vs. Dayton
February 7- vs. VCU
February 13- at George Mason
February 17- at Davidson
February 20- vs. UMass
February 24- vs. George Washington
February 27- at LaSalle
March 3- vs. St. Bonaventure
Duquesne’s game at Richmond is a flex game with a date still yet to be determined. At this point, the A-10 conference tournament is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 10.
The school is uncertain as to the site for their home games and will announce that and non-conference games in the near future. Because of this, Duquesne isn’t ready to announce whether fans will be permitted to attend home games and if so, how many will be permitted to attend.