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Two and a Half Bens: DePaul basketball starts its seasons

Two and a Half Bens: DePaul basketball starts its seasons

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Ben Savage

January 10, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

Sports Editor Ben Gartland and Assistant Sports Editor Ben Savage are joined by Editor-in-Chief Matthew Paras to discuss the state of men's and women's basketball as they begin Big East play.  Read More »...

DePaul basketball needs to fill city’s power vacuum

DePaul basketball needs to fill city’s power vacuum

Ben Gartland

October 25, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

There’s a void in the Chicago college basketball right now. Five men’s basketball coaches from Chicago schools – DePaul, Chicago State, Northwestern, Illinois-Chicago and Loyola Chicago – spoke at the annual Chicago College Basketball Luncheon Friday and, despite the city’s reputation for basketball, none of the t...

We did this to Lamar Odom

We did this to Lamar Odom

Eric Traphagen

October 25, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

This week has illuminated a terrible truth about our country: we almost killed Lamar Odom.  It’s no secret that America has become a consumer culture, but what’s not talked about is that in addition to needing a smartphone, an organic salad and a smart car, we now need to consume people to make us feel better. Read More »...

Two and a Half Bens: Volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer

Two and a Half Bens: Volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer

Ben Gartland, Erin Yarnall, and Ben Savage

October 18, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Podcasts, Sports

Assistant Sports Editor Ben Savage and Sports Editor Ben Gartland is joined by Arts & Life Editor Erin Yarnall to discuss DePaul women's volleyball and men's and women's soccer....

In Cubs postseason, ‘our year’ feels different

In Cubs postseason, ‘our year’ feels different

Geoff Stellfox

October 13, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

There are certain moments that you’ll never forget where you were when they happened.  Read More »...

Two and a Half Bens: Men’s basketball’s first practice, baseball playoffs

Two and a Half Bens: Men’s basketball’s first practice, baseball playoffs

Ben Gartland and Matthew Paras

October 12, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Podcasts, Sports

Sports Editor Ben Gartland and Editor-in-Chief Matthew Paras discuss the upcoming DePaul men's basketball season after their first practice under Dave Leitao and major league baseball playoffs.  Read More »...

Larry Brown continues coaching after multiple infractions

Larry Brown continues coaching after multiple infractions

Ben Gartland

October 4, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Southern Methodist University hasn’t led much of anything since their football program was handed down the suspension, or “death penalty,” back in 1987. However, they did just take first place in one list: the list of NCAA infractions. Head men’s basketball coach Larry Brown was suspended ...

Two and a Half Bens: soccer, cross country, volleyball

Two and a Half Bens: soccer, cross country, volleyball

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Zachary Holden

September 27, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

Sports Editor Ben Gartland talks with Editor-in-Chief Matt Paras and Staff Writer Zachary Holden about DePaul men's and women's soccer, cross country and volleyball.  Read More »...

Commentary: Kane allegations bring divided response

Stefani Szenda

September 27, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

At the end of the hockey season last year, the Chicago Blackhawks were once again hoisting the Stanley Cup. The celebrations lasted a few months, but then it was back to thinking about the next season. Read More »...

Two and a Half Bens: Women’s soccer, new arena

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Ben Savage

September 12, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

Assistant Sports Editor Ben Savage talks with Sports Editor Ben Gartland and Editor-in-Chief Matthew Paras about DePaul women's soccer and plans for the new DePaul arena....

Commentary: Stanley Cup win brings dynasty, hope

Commentary: Stanley Cup win brings dynasty, hope

Brenden Moore

June 18, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

As I celebrate the Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks along with the rest of the city, I am harping on one of my favorite songs from the Beatles’ legendary album Rubber Soul, John Lennon’s “In My Life." I have often found that the Fab Four have a song for every moment in life, whether it be happy, sad, bitte...

Commentary: Dave Leitao said the right things, now it’s time to prove it

Commentary: Dave Leitao said the right things, now it’s time to prove it

Ben Gartland

March 30, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports

With a smile, an abundance of thankfulness and a proclamation of a mission to win, Dave Leitao was re-introduced to the DePaul community. For a hire that does not feel particularly inspired, Leitao's comments were optimistic and refreshing. Read More »...

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