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DePaul volleyball gaining experience from spring tournaments

DePaul volleyball gaining experience from spring tournaments

Ben Gartland

May 3, 2015


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

There’s been a constant theme since the end of the 2014 season. With the team miring in the Big East cellar, DePaul volleyball looked at the season as a learning experience. Read More »...

Chicago clocks in: 2015 NFL Draft experience in ‘Draft Town’

Chicago clocks in: 2015 NFL Draft experience in ‘Draft Town’

Matthew Paras

May 3, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

[slideshow_deploy id='11540'] Roman Diaz walked through Grant Park Thursday night decked in pirate gear, with a full-length coat and a plastic skull mask covering most of his face.  He even completed the outfit with a captain hat, black with gold trim and a plastic skull and crossbones glued to it. R...

South Chicago Velodrome moves closer to agreement

South Chicago Velodrome moves closer to agreement

Ryan Marcotte

April 26, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

On Chicago’s Near North Side there is a brick and mortar building with a homemade sign that says “Yojimbo’s Garage,” stenciled in blue paint. Cemented in the sidewalk directly next to the building are two bike racks. Their chipped black paint and adorning stickers are a testament to their use. Read More »...

The rise of fantasy sports

The rise of fantasy sports

Ben Savage

April 26, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

From friendly competition to a gambling outlet, fantasy sports continue to rise Read More »...

DePaul men’s soccer player Jalen Harvey’s balancing act

DePaul men’s soccer player Jalen Harvey’s balancing act

Danny Michallik

April 12, 2015


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

With seven goals in three seasons as a Blue Demon, Harvey’s latest excursion on international duty came last week, steering his native country to an emphatic 8-0 aggregate triumph over the Bahamas in the first round of the FIFA World Cup qualifying match at the National Stadium. Read More »...

Young players create a racket in DePaul women’s tennis

Young players create a racket in DePaul women’s tennis

Ben Gartland

April 12, 2015


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

Well on their way to another winning record and with a Big East tournament win in their sights, DePaul women’s tennis heads into the final stretch of matches with two young players providing crucial play at the top of the card. Read More »...

Lenti Ponsetto defends ‘No. 1 choice’ Leitao for DePaul basketball

Lenti Ponsetto defends ‘No. 1 choice’ Leitao for DePaul basketball

Ben Gartland

April 5, 2015


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

Dave Leitao was the first DePaul men’s basketball coach that Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto replaced. A decade after Leitao left for Virginia, Lenti Ponsetto has had to defend bringing back the man who took DePaul to its last NCAA tournament. Read More »...

DePaul students react to hire of Dave Leitao

DePaul students react to hire of Dave Leitao

Kyle Tyrrell

April 5, 2015


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

In 2004, DePaul went 21-9 (12-4), won their conference (Conference USA) and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament as a seven seed. They lost to Connecticut, which went on to win the championship. Read More »...

DePaul softball won’t blame rigorous travel schedule for rough start

DePaul softball won’t blame rigorous travel schedule for rough start

Colin Sallee

March 8, 2015


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

Sitting in the McGrath gym watching DePaul’s softball team practice, a spectator would be hard-pressed to think this team sits below .500 in this young “spring” season. Read More »...

The Ray at DePaul goes to recess with Retro Sports Night

The Ray at DePaul goes to recess with Retro Sports Night

Ryan Marcotte

March 1, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

Last Thursday night, the Ray hosted the first ever Retro Sports Night. Organized by the DePaul Activities Board, the event lasted from 8 p.m. to midnight, and offered activities ranging from Mario Kart to swing dancing and dodgeball. Read More »...

DePaul’s water polo club gearing up for first competition

DePaul’s water polo club gearing up for first competition

Emily Brandenstein

February 22, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

The cement, eggshell-colored walls of Northeastern Illinois University’s pool deck bore splashes of mighty chlorine swells as DePaul’s water polo club ran through drills during Wednesday night’s practice. Bright yellow Mikasa balls were thrown, dragged and hoisted  every which way as the club’s assistant coach, Everardo Leon, led the club’s practice, call...

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