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The Duquesne Basketball Team Is Stranded On The Pennsylvania Turnpike

Blizzards spare no driver, not even Atlantic 10 college basketball team buses. The Duquesne Dukes were fresh off a win against George Mason last night, and were almost back home to Pittsburgh when they got caught in the blizzard on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The team spent all of last night on the bus somewhere between Medford and Somerset, PA, about 80 miles from home.

It looks like the Dukes took it in stride, and had fun with it, or at least as much fun as you can have while entrenched on a highway.


They’re still there this morning, and apparently, they’re making friends.


The congestion is so bad that the National Guard has been called in to assist with moving cars out of the way. Currently, the bus is still stuck.


ESPN caught up with Duquesne coach Jim Ferry:

Ferry said the team had tracked the storm and was prepared but is becoming a little concerned with the “rations of leftover pizza and water” starting to “run out a little bit.”

“We’re just bunkered down,” Ferry said. “We’ve got a good group of guys and we’ve all just kind of hung out and had a good time with each other, watched a movie, guys were goofin’ and laughing and on their phones. Hours turned into hours and hours and hours.”


Here’s to hoping they can get out soon.

Photo via Getty

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