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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...

Go figure: DePaul’s new ice skating club

Go figure: DePaul’s new ice skating club

Octavia Johnson

February 22, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

After noticing her freshman year that DePaul University had a club hockey team but not a figure skating club, Sophie Peterson, a junior at DePaul, decided to take matters into her own hands. Read More »...

DePaul’s breakdancing club The Lab still going strong

DePaul’s breakdancing club The Lab still going strong

Vanessa Bell

February 15, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

The floor was rocking, dust bunnies were flying and soon it was hard to tell if Studio D in The Ray Meyer Fitness Center was a scene from “Honey” or an old Jennifer Lopez video. The Lab, DePaul’s breakdancing club, started in 2010 and meets at the Ray on Mondays and Wednesdays. They perform at events together every now an...

Tyrone Corbin’s last stand

Matthew Paras

February 11, 2015


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

Tyrone Corbin sat in an elevated chair in the United Center hallway before Tuesday’s game against the Bulls. The Sacramento Kings coach smiled, thanked the media for coming and then waited for the question he knew was going to be asked. Read More »...

Beasts in the east: Big East conference returns to form since 2013 split

Beasts in the east: Big East conference returns to form since 2013 split

Matthew Paras

February 8, 2015


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

As he prepared his team for Tuesday’s 75-62 win over Seton Hall, DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell showed a graphic that highlighted just how crazy this season has been in the Big East. Arrows and circles flowed throughout the chart, highlighting how each team garnered wins against each other. Read More »...

Examining the cathedral of basketball: Hinkle Fieldhouse

Examining the cathedral of basketball: Hinkle Fieldhouse

Colin Sallee

February 8, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — In basketball, you cannot always rely on your team’s energy to get through a grueling 40-minute contest. When you play in a conference like the Big East, one that’s rich in athletic history and mystique, you’re fortunate enough to compete in some of the more storied basketball arenas in the country. Re...

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