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Skee-ball league rolls into Chicago

Kandace Thomas

October 23, 2011


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For most of us, the last time we played a game of skee-ball was when we were kids at the local arcade or Chuck E. Cheese. If you were competing, the prize was glory, pride and, most likely, tokens to trade in for novelty items. Now the old favorite is back but for a different audience. Skee-Nation, an...

Field of Dreams: Toyota Park has men’s soccer whistling bluegrass

Jeremy Mikula

September 11, 2011


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One pitch is among the largest of all MLS clubs. The other pitch just squeaks by NCAA regulations. One pitch is natural grass, super soft and a luscious green. The other pitch is artificial.The men's soccer team got the opportunity to play on a pro pitch on Sept. 1 against UIC at Toyota Park, but it's an experience they didn't let go to their heads."It's definitely the nicest place I've...

Oui are DePaul: Men’s basketball makes most of France trip

Julian Zeng

September 11, 2011


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With every passing year, college sports teams send off athletes– through graduation or otherwise – to do bigger and better things, and introduce new recruits. This endless cycle lends somewhat of a fleeting element to college athletics, which is why team building year after year is so im...

Hampton reps the US, takes game to China

Matt Schwerha

September 11, 2011


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Students everywhere count down the days to summer as soon as the weather turns warm in the spring.Relaxation, friends and family are all focal points of twenty-somethings in need of a break.Keisha Hampton had no such break.After going through USA team trials May 21-25, Hampton was selected to partici...

Timeout with Lauren Blasi

Cheryl Waity

September 11, 2011


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The DePaulia sat down with junior right side hitter, Lauren Blasi from Fort Wayne, Ind. to talk about volleyball and her life in the city at DePaul.What sport would like to play if you couldn't play volleyball?Tennis. It looks like fun and it's kind of related to volleyball.What's your Pre-game ritual?...

Club baseball pumps up for tryouts, first full season

Cheryl Waity

September 11, 2011


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DePaul's club baseball team has come a long way—from non-existence to starting their first full season. For many of the guys who took interest in the team, the lack of a team was a gap that needed to be filled."I was extremely angry that we didn't have a club when I joined, another guy tried to ...

Finishing at the 50: Ten mile race ends at the home of the Bears

Courtney Pohlman

May 30, 2011


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Imagine sprinting to the finish line of a race. You are dripping in sweat and out of breath, but the accomplishment feels great. What could be better than that feeling of success? How about having the finish line at the 50-yard line of Soldier Field? Those participating in the Soldier Field 10 mile ru...

Weekend recap: track and field sends three to NCAA tournament

Julian Zeng

May 30, 2011


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Five DePaul record-holders from both the men's and women's track and field teams competed this weekend at the NCAA West Preliminary in Eugene, Ore. Alanna Kovacs, Tim Nedow and Mary Cate Quiett were all able to advance to the 2011 NCAA Championships, taking place on June 10-13 at Des Moines, Iowa.Kovacs competed ...

(Hula)hoop dreams

Allison Barinholtz

May 30, 2011


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Hulahooping is no longer just for children on a playground or circus performers. The hobby can be seen in a variety of events, including music festivals, dance recitals and fitness centers.The physical hoops range from plastic (commonly seen in children toys), aluminum (circus tools), PVC pipes (homemade...

Softball season winds down

Matt Schwerha

May 30, 2011


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One day they were facing an NCAA tournament run. The next day, the college careers of the seniors on the DePaul softball team had come to an end along with the softball season.Fortunately, for these players' last season, it was an overwhelming success.Head Coach Eugene Lenti said, "The fact that we had...

Sports not breaking DePaul’s bank

Shaymus McLaughlin and Meghan Bower

May 30, 2011


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The Big East is arguably the most competitive conference in college basketball. Traditional powerhouses like Louisville and Connecticut fill the stands nightly with a raucous crowd, raking in dollar upon dollar in revenue that can be spread around to other sports. The Blue Demons' half-empty Allstate Ar...

Timeout with Sean Plese

Angeliki Verros

May 30, 2011


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Sean Plese is a senior elementary education student from Plainfield, Ill. She plays outfield for DePaul Softball. Plese, who played at Joliet West High School, started in 30 games her junior year and finished her senior year with a .357 batting average.Q: How long have you been playing softball?A: I sta...

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