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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...

Man with the plan: DePaul Basketball Operations Director Ivan Vujic saves the day

Man with the plan: DePaul Basketball Operations Director Ivan Vujic saves the day

Matthew Paras

February 1, 2015


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

When winter weather hits, Basketball Operations Director Ivan Vujic saves the day Read More »...

Hardly Brittany Hrynko: DePaul women’s basketball senior’s rise to dominance

Hardly Brittany Hrynko: DePaul women’s basketball senior’s rise to dominance

Matthew Paras

February 1, 2015


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

On a down night in between games, DePaul guard Brittany Hrynko relaxed with her teammates. As they celebrated sophomore Jessica January’s birthday, Hrynko took the night in. She ate dinner prepared by her teammate ShaKeya Graves. She and her teammates watched TV and then spent the night dancing. Read More »...

Eyes shift to Coach Oliver Purnell of DePaul men’s basketball

Eyes shift to Coach Oliver Purnell of DePaul men’s basketball

Matthew Paras

February 1, 2015


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

DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell has been around the game long enough to where he describes every individual season as a marathon. It’s grueling and can feature its twist of unexpected turns. Read More »...

Rashaun Stimage’s return to DePaul men’s basketball gives surge in rim protection

Rashaun Stimage’s return to DePaul men’s basketball gives surge in rim protection

Ben Gartland

February 1, 2015


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

Rashaun Stimage made his DePaul debut Jan. 7 after missing the non-conference season with a broken foot. He played five minutes and picked up a foul in the Blue Demons win over Creighton, their third conference win in a row. Read More »...

DePaul male cheerleaders bring ‘fresh’ perspective

DePaul male cheerleaders bring ‘fresh’ perspective

Jessica Villagomez

January 25, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

Two DePaul students walk into a corner of the McGrath-Phillips Arena with gym bags in hand, ready to warm-up to for their three-hour practice. The guys tirelessly prepare for this weekend’s basketball game and upcoming cheerleading national championship. In order to be ready for the championship and pe...

In final season, DePaul senior shot-putter Matt Babicz still has goals to fulfill

In final season, DePaul senior shot-putter Matt Babicz still has goals to fulfill

Matthew Paras

January 25, 2015


Filed under Features, Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field

There’s an explosive burst that’s required when throwing a 16-pound shot put, one that senior Matt Babicz knows all too well. For the last four years,  the DePaul track and field star overcame injuries and the wear and tear that arises with the sport. Read More »...

Former DePaul men’s basketball guard Edwind McGhee braces for future

Former DePaul men’s basketball guard Edwind McGhee braces for future

Matthew Paras

January 18, 2015


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

With slightly more than a minute remaining in the second Big East tournament game against Creighton in March, former walk-on guard Edwind McGhee made a 3-pointer to bring it to 84-62 for the Bluejays. After that shot, McGhee soaked in the final minute of his college basketball career. Read More »...

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