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Duquesne MBB Home Game Against George Mason A No Contest

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In an e-mail sent to Duquesne fans, Director of Athletics Dave Harper explained in a strongly worded letter that the Atlantic 10 Conference has not elected to reschedule the men’s basketball team’s home game against George Mason.

The following is an excerpt from the letter:

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“On February 10, 2022, we were informed by the Atlantic 10 conference that our home game versus George Mason, originally scheduled for January 2, 2022, would not be rescheduled by the conference. Despite presenting the Atlantic 10 numerous options for rescheduling the game, our game was one of three the conference selected to not reschedule. Other games were prioritized over our game for reasons that included ‘scouting convenience’, playing four games in a week and not wanting to ask teams to play in back-to-back games.

“Duquesne is very disappointed with this decision. As we have exhibited, we have made tremendous efforts over the course of the last two years to reschedule as many games as possible, sometimes to our own detriment. Last season we volunteered to play back-to-back games at George Washington as well as charted to games that were canceled on short notice. This season, we agreed to play four games in tight windows in order to accommodate cancellations. To be clear, we made every effort possible to deliver a full slate of conference games, but the decision by the Atlantic 10 prevented this from happening.”

Duquesne is currently 6-18 on the season and 1-11 in A-10 play, losing each of its last 11 contests. The Dukes are in last play in the A-10. Meanwhile George Mason is ranked seventh in the conference standings.

This past week Duquesne made up two other postponed contests playing at Davidson and versus George Washington 48 hours apart, ultimately playing four games in a week.

In the letter, Harper provided options for ticket exchanges or credit to use next season.

Duquesne has two home games remaining this season, first Wednesday against first-place Davidson and Mar. 5 versus La Salle.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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alcofan
alcofan
9 months ago

We have a chance vs la salle

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