April 6, 2015
Duquesne University today announced the release of its 2015 football schedule. The Dukes (6-6 overall in 2014, 2-4 Northeast Conference) will play six road games and will have five home contests.
The Dukes open the season on Sept. 5 as they welcome NAIA's Kentucky Christian (5-6, 2-4 Mid-South) to Rooney Field. The Red and Blue then hit the road for three straight contests as they travel to Bucknell (8-3, 4-2 Patriot) on Sept. 12, Dayton (8-3, 6-2 Pioneer) on Sept. 19 and Albany (7-5 , 3-5 CAA) on Sept. 26.
DU opens Northeast Conference play on Oct. 3 as it hosts Central Connecticut (3-5 overall, 1-5 NEC) before hosting Alderson Broaddus (7-4) on Oct. 10 for homecoming. Back to back road games follow as the team travels to Bryant (8-3 overall, 4-2 NEC) on Oct. 17, then heads cross town to Robert Morris (1-10, 1-5 NEC) on Oct. 24.
The Dukes then host Wagner (7-4, 5-1 NEC) on Halloween, then make their last road trip of the year, heading to Sacred Heart (9-3, 5-1 NEC) on Nov. 7. An off week on Nov. 14 precedes the regular season finale as DU hosts Saint Francis (5-6, 3-3 NEC).
The Dukes, under 11th-year head coach Jerry Schmitt, complete spring practice on Saturday, April 11 with the annual spring scrimmage slated for 4:45 p.m. on Rooney Field (the team will take the field at 4:00 p.m.).
For ticket information regarding the 2015 season, fans are encouraged to call 412-232-DUKE (3853).
Admission to the spring game is free.
2015 DUQUESNE FOOTBALL
game times to be announced
Sept. 5 KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN
Sept. 12 at Bucknell
Sept. 19 at Dayton
Sept. 26 at Albany
Oct. 3 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE*
Oct. 10 ALDERSON BROADDUS (HC)
Oct. 17 at Bryant*
Oct. 24 at Robert Morris*
Oct. 31 WAGNER*
Nov. 7 at Sacred Heart*
Nov. 21 SAINT FRANCIS (PA)*
* - indicates Northeast Conference (NEC) games
HC - Homecoming game vs. Alderson Broaddus
NEC-TV - Games to be announced
Home games are played at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field on the Duquesne campus