The D's On FireJan 28, 2023
Episode 22: Just When We Though We Were Done
Alec and Nick are joined by another dedicated Duquesne fan in this one, Trent Weigand (@trent_weigand on Twitter)! The guys discuss the only non-VCU team to be playing postseason basketball, review the highs and lows of the season, talk about what would constitute success in the CBI tournament, and figure out what players and the team as a whole can do to get better for next year.
Episode 21: Well this Sucks
Nick and Alec discuss the Dukes' defeat against LaSalle. They try to find some optimism in a sea of darkness and misery. Did they succeed? You decide.
Go A-10 (with the exception of Fordham)!
Episode 20: The Real Games Begin
Alec and Nick talk about the now completely irrelevant game to end the regular season and take a quick peak into the conference tournament for the Dukes. More insight to come later this week as Nick and Alec will try to give some live reactions to the games as the Dukes try to extend their season.
Episode 19: Full Focus on Fordham
Since the recording of the podcast, Saint Louis beat Dayton in the ArchBaron Cup to make our game against Fordham the second coming of the Flint Michigan MegaBowl!!!!! Bring on Rose Hill, Bring on One of the Many Rams in the A-10, Bring out all the Marbles!!!
In other news: Alec and Nick discuss the women's season, how bright next season could be for the team, and how great they played against GW. They also go over the Davidson game and UMass game before previewing the Fordham game at length. LET'S GO DUKES!
Episode 18: Ready to Make Some Runs
Nick Frost and Alec Forcina review the St. Louis loss and the LaSalle victory for the men's team as well as the women's wins against Richmond and Loyola to enter the program's history books for most home wins in a season! Megan McConnnell gets some well deserved flowers for the best game Nick can remember seeing in person, and Alec and Nick are unified on their expectations for the rest of the regular season for both teams, the Dukes are ready to make some runs!
Episode 17: One Game at a Time
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost discuss the Men's team's winning streak, what to expect for the rest of the season, a quick preview of the St. Louis game, and the women's historic night against the Bonnies!
Bonus content includes Alec, a noted Philly fan, discussing the Super Bowl and how we're going to make sure the Dukes don't suffer a defeat if they make the A-10 championship game unlike the rest of the Philly teams this year.
Episode 16: We're Ready for War
Nick Frost and Alec Forcina send their thoughts and prayers to Halil Barre for his potentially scary health condition, talk about what makes this team so special, goes over the George Mason game, does a deep dive into whether the team should move on from Coach Dambrot soon (LOL), and preview the St. Bonaventure game (which Nick predicts will be a war).
Episode 15: The Rollercoaster Ride Continues
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost discuss the UMass losses by both Duquesne basketball teams, a deep dive into how the men's players have performed in conference play, and how both teams got their important wins on Saturday (basically continuing their eerily similar records that have gone on throughout the season). Nick also reveals his daughter's favorite Duquesne Duke and out of the box ideas on making this season as successful as possible.
Episode 14: Delivering a Double Duke W
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost talk about how Fordham might be the end of the men's team's struggles for now, the POSITIVE takeaways from their win against Loyola Chicago, the women's team's heartbreaker in an instant classic against Davidson, and their dominant turnaround at Dayton. There were also some more fun topics to talk about like the fake Uber Eats delivery that went viral and a special birthday shoutout to a Duquesne legend!
Episode 13: Nick's Dreams for the Dukes are on Fire
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost react to the Duquesne St. Bonaventure game and the Women's team's week with their games against Fordham and St. Louis. They also talk about who their dream podcast guests would be for the podcast.
Episode 12: Reviewing the Richmond Refs and RJ Gunn Appreciation
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost discuss the men's and women's latest games. Nick does a review of all of the calls the refs chose not to make against Richmond and the Women's team's record continues to match the men's after a brief detour, despite their lack of depth.
Episode 11: Is Tre Clark our Best Player?
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost Recap the Duquesne-VCU game (Aka the Tre Clark Revenge Game) where the guys touch on Duquesne's Updated Conference Expectations, Who is the Best Duquesne Duke Player, How this team ranks among Dambrot's other Duquesne teams, a preview of Richmond, and the ultimate predictive trend that shows why the women's team will win their next two games (UPDATE: They won the first of those two! The trend is still undefeated)
Episode 10: The Rotation is Starting to Reveal Itself
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost review the Dayton and Rhode Island games for the men's team and Nick reviews the Rhode Island game for the women's team. They also discuss what the ideal starting lineups would be and how to best maximize the team's efficiency, all while Nick suffers through a cold to start 2023.
Episode 9: From Last to Top Half
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost are joined by Zach Weiss of Pittsburgh Sports Now who talks about how the non-conference schedule changed expectations for the men's team, the health of the players on both men's and women's teams and the expectations for the teams in Season 2 (Conference Play). Bonus: Archer Frost makes his debut at the end of the episode
Episode 8: A Pair of 10-3 Teams on the Bluff
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost are back as they go over all 5 games that the Duquesne Basketball teams played this week, wrap up the teams' expectations as they concluded non-conference play for 2022-2023, and Alec does his statistical deep dives into Tre Clark and Tre Williams.
Special shoutout to Duquesne Duke of the Week and NCAA leader in 3-pointers made, Tess Myers!
Episode 7: What the Dukes Want for Christmas
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost discuss the latest Duquesne basketball games including Dan Burt's record-setting 177th win over Vermont, and the Men's New Mexico State and Depaul matchups. The hosts also discuss what the Duquesne teams should have on their lists for Santa.
Episode 6: Likely the Last Live Watch Along
Alec Forcina and Nick Frost breakdown the Ball State victory, discuss the women's basketball team's last three games, the North Dakota basketball player of the week, and give their live reactions to the end of the Duquesne-Marshall game.
Episode 5: Back and Better than Ever
The Pod and the Duquesne Basketball Teams are BACK and Better than Expected! Nick Frost is joined by Alec Forcina as they discuss the latest game and both of the teams exceeding expectations so far
Episode 4: Soccer Starting its Second Season
Nick Frost previews the Hawaii-Duquesne Game and talks with Special Guest, Zac Weiss about the Men's and Women's Soccer teams and what to expect from them as they move into conference play.
Episode 3: Football Looks to Bounce Back at Home
Jordan McCloe and Nick Frost cover the past week for Duquesne soccer, volleyball, cross country, and the YSU-Duquesne game. They also look ahead to this weekend's games and give their reaction to the basketball schedule releases!
Episode 2: Men's Soccer is On Fire
Nick Frost and Jordan McCloe recap the Unstoppable Duquesne Men's Soccer team along with Women's Soccer and Volleyball. Bryce James still looks to be Bluff-bound. Reviewing the Florida State-Duquesne game and previewing the Youngstown State game.
Episode 1: Bryce James Offered and Duquesne Football Looks to Shock the World
Nick Frost and Jordan McCloe discuss all major things Duquesne including Bryce James and the possible Duquesne Dynasty that stems from it; Duquesne Soccer and Volleyball opening up their seasons, and the BIG Week 0 Matchup at Florida State University.