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Get hyped: Meet DePaul’s high-energy freshman walk-on

Get hyped: Meet DePaul’s high-energy freshman walk-on

Brenden Welper, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

There’s an old saying in sports that statistics don’t always tell the whole story.  A box score will identify the winner, loser, various percentages and, of course, the final score. All of that information is important.  But at the end of the day, it’s really just a bunch of numbers. In basketb...

Sixth-year Blue Demon refuses to peter out

Sixth-year Blue Demon refuses to peter out

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 26, 2017


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

Taking a charge is a skill that requires heightened defensive instincts, impeccable timing, and…. intrepidity? It's unnerving waiting motionless as a toned, Division I basketball player crashes into your chest sending you barreling backward towards the unforgiving floor. In almost any other setting...

4000 elementary students energize women’s basketball, Wintrust arena

4000 elementary students energize women’s basketball, Wintrust arena

December 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

It was all about the children during a DePaul women's basketball 88-47 matinee win against the Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers at Wintrust Arena today. The DePaul Blue Demons welcomed 4,000 enthusiastic school children from over 30 local elementary schools to the friendly confines of Wintrust...

Exploring DePaul Basketball’s In-State Rivalries

Exploring DePaul Basketball’s In-State Rivalries

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Some of the best rivalries in college basketball involve schools from the same state. Think Duke and North Carolina, Louisville and Kentucky, Wisconsin and Marquette, Kansas and Kansas State, Michigan and Michigan State, and Indiana and Purdue. It's difficult to replicate the fiery passion encapsulated...

Summer activities that are secretly a workout

Summer activities that are secretly a workout

Nicole Ross

June 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

With bikini season around the corner, now’s the time to step up your weekly workout. But if you’re like most people, a cramped gym is the last place you want to spend a bright summer day. Don’t give up yet: we explored the city to find fun ways to get your heart pumping—minus the treadmill. High Intensity...

Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal

Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal

Associated Press

July 1, 2016


Filed under Features, News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget. Th...

Former DePaul player Eric Wallace moves from the court to the gridiron

Former DePaul player Eric Wallace moves from the court to the gridiron

Jack Higgins

May 30, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Former DePaul basketball player Eric Wallace has always been passionate about sports, even to go as far as to move across the globe to Australia to pursue an opportunity to play in the Australian Football League. Now 27, Wallace moved back to the U.S. and tried out for tight end on the New Orleans Sai...

For some, wrestling love never fades

For some, wrestling love never fades

Donyae Lewis

May 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

“You’re not going to get in to it when you’re older, trust me. It’s fake." Erik Lagunas' father had just broken his 8-year-old son’s heart. The young boy stared at his TV screen in disbelief. The father was not referring to the jolly bearded man who comes from the North Pole bearing gifts, to the m...

Playing with soul: Ryan Martire’s journey from the field to the seminary

Playing with soul: Ryan Martire’s journey from the field to the seminary

Ben Gartland

May 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

Ryan Martire is a student-athlete, which means his schedule is already tight. With practice, games, class and studying, his day is packed. Read More »...

Student section will be elevated to “Demon Deck” at the new arena

Student section will be elevated to “Demon Deck” at the new arena

Matthew Paras, Alicya Dennison, Bea Aldrich, Gurnik Singh, Maxwell Newsom, Adam Garlewicz, and Samanatha Rivera

May 15, 2016


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

Following a mid-February win over Providence, members of DePaul’s men’s basketball team stormed the student section at Allstate Arena. Celebrating their biggest win of the season — upsetting the then No. 11 ranked team in the country — the Blue Demons joined students partly because there weren...

DePaul arena still searching for a name

DePaul arena still searching for a name

Brenden Welper, Deni Kemper, Agathe Muller, Vanessa Navarrete, and Khari Thornton

May 15, 2016


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

As the future home of the DePaul Blue Demons begins to take shape, a new chapter in this program’s storied history is about to written. But that chapter — or in this case, arena — doesn’t have a title. Read More »...

Behind the mask: How DIBS gets to be the mascot

Behind the mask: How DIBS gets to be the mascot

Joseph Lu

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Timeout is called. Players walk towards their bench. All action appears to have stopped. The energy evaporates from the building. A raucous, up-and-down game nearly comes to a screeching halt, but gets heroically saved by “DIBS,” a blue furry creature in a DePaul jersey running along the sidelines. Th...

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