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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...

From eating egg sandwiches to high-fiving Jesus, DePaul’s pregame rituals and superstitions

From eating egg sandwiches to high-fiving Jesus, DePaul’s pregame rituals and superstitions

Danielle Church

April 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Left sock first, then right sock. Left shoe first, then right shoe. This is DePaul men’s soccer player Caleb Pothast’s ritual before every practice and game. Read More »...

Despite basketball attendance, DePaul cheer squad’s spirit strong

Despite basketball attendance, DePaul cheer squad’s spirit strong

Mariah Woelfel

March 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

It’s no secret that school spirit at DePaul is scarce, if not non-existent. Even the seemingly biggest sport here — in the absence of a football team — basketball, fails to cultivate support, in large part because of an unhopeful men’s team and the apparent disinterest in the success of the women’s.  Read More »...

Mr. 600: Doug Bruno earns 600th win of career

Mr. 600: Doug Bruno earns 600th win of career

Matthew Paras

January 18, 2016


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

Doug Bruno sat on the team bus following his team’s 61-54 win over Butler. The DePaul women’s basketball head coach already knew what he was going to do when he got to the hotel in Cincinnati. Read More »...

It’s all in the family for men’s basketball’s Peter Ryckbosch

It’s all in the family for men’s basketball’s Peter Ryckbosch

Aaron Lee

January 18, 2016


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

Every Christmas Eve for the past three years has begun on the hardwood floors of a gym for the Ryckbosch family. One ball, one rim, three people, and a game of 21. One former professional basketball player, a current Division I player, and a big brother who’s taller and talks trash. Somehow big brother always finds a way to be ...

DePaul’s 30 international athletes have unique experiences

DePaul’s 30 international athletes have unique experiences

Ben Gartland, Zachary Holden, Ben Savage, and J Samantha Rivera

November 15, 2015


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

When women's tennis head coach Mark Ardizzone goes abroad to recruit potential DePaul players, he's not allowed to show his itinerary to the athletic department staff. Read More »...

After adversity, Molinari earns scholarship for senior season

After adversity, Molinari earns scholarship for senior season

Madeline Buchel

November 15, 2015


Filed under Features, Men's Sports, Sports

Sports films evoke strong emotional reactions, even in people who have no idea what the difference is between a jump shot and a free throw, for a reason: they tell both relatable and powerful stories of dedication and redemption, of hard work paying off, of dreams coming true. Read More »...

Outdoors program brings DePaul to nature

Outdoors program brings DePaul to nature

Yasmin Dominguez

October 25, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

Emilie Winter stands in room 135 of the Rey Meyer Fitness Center wearing brown combat boots and pinned up hair as she reviews what to put in a first aid kit. Her appearance mirrors that of someone who is about to hitch up a tent, but on this day, she is explaining the basic rules of backpacking in her “Emergency Prep...

Wyatt breaks DePaul soccer scoring record

Wyatt breaks DePaul soccer scoring record

Zachary Holden

October 12, 2015


Filed under Features, Soccer, Sports

It’s hard to tell what Elise Wyatt is better at — scoring goals or being humble about it. Read More »...

The Chicago Marathon: preparing for a 26.2-mile run

The Chicago Marathon: preparing for a 26.2-mile run

Ben Gartland

October 11, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

The Chicago Marathon was the culmination of more than six months of preparation for Nichole Arbino. Months of physical training, running the actual race and fundraising for charity all came to a head Sunday.  Read More »...

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