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Demons use new ways to reach out to fans, students

Cheryl Waity

January 8, 2012


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New Year's day is typically a day of quiet recover, but the DePaul Athletic Department wanted fans in the seats as the men's team battled number one Syracuse so they employed a new tactic—Groupon."New Year's day we have traditionally not been great days for us to host events, but it just seems lik...

Young, Blue Demons take down Pitt 84-81 in final seconds

David Berry

January 5, 2012


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As the crowd rushed the court in a celebratory mob, a sense of relief and victory swept over Allstate Arena, DePaul players had one general thing going through their minds."I loved it, I loved every moment of it. I hope we get some more like that," sophomore guard Brandon Young said."That was the best fee...

2011: A Year in Review

December 30, 2011


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2011 was a news-filled year. From the uprisings in the Middle East to the Occupy movement that started on Wall Street, 2011 was a year not to be forgotten.Relive the year with these photos (requires Flash player).Warning: Some of the photos contained in the slideshow are graphic...

Melvin leads men’s basketball over Chicago State 102-95

David Berry

December 10, 2011


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ROSEMONT, Ill. --- The DePaul men's basketball team was pushed to the brink by a rival Chicago opponent for the second straight game, but pulled out the 102-95 victory over the Chicago State squad Saturday afternoon at Allstate Arena.Cleveland Melvin scored a career-high 30 points, grabbed eight reb...

No. 20/21 women’s basketball overcomes slow start to beat SIUE 75-65

David Berry

December 8, 2011


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The No. 20/21 women's basketball team overcame a sluggish start to their game against SIU-Edwardsville Friday night to down the Cougars at McGrath-Phillips Arena.The Blue Demons (8-1) struggled early in the first half, falling behind by as many as nine points before a 14-2 run put the Cougars away for ...

Men’s basketball rallies, falls to Ole Miss 70-68

David Berry

December 1, 2011


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ROSEMONT, Ill. --- A furious second half rally came up just short for head coach Oliver Purnell and the DePaul Blue Demons as they fell to the Ole Miss Rebels 70-68 in the 2011-12 home debut for DePaul at Allstate Arena.Down by as many as 17 in the second half, the Blue Demons (4-2) fought back to t...

Fans pumped up about Blue Demons

Nika Blake

November 21, 2011


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This year is a year of uncertainty for the DePaul Blue Demons. Both teams are young and while the women are coming off a stellar performance last year that took them to the NCAA tournament the men are still rebuilding. One thing that is certain though is the need for fans.Deanna Ortiz, a senior majoring ...

Men’s basketball loses three players in pre-season

Julian Zeng

October 23, 2011


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At the beginning of the summer, the DePaul men's basketball team was primed for smooth sailing into a highly anticipated season—Head Coach Oliver Purnell, in his sophomore season at the helm, took on a six-player crew of freshmen talent, and it seemed the Blue Demons were headed in the right di...

More than 300 students join bone marrow registry

Cheryl Waity

October 23, 2011


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In conjunction with the festivities of Blue Madness last week, the DePaul athletic department made time to take up a cause chosen by one of their athletes — bone marrow registration.Over the summer, senior cross country runner Kelly Pickering was struck by the story of a 15 year old girl who was d...

Golf closes out fall season

Cheryl Waity

October 23, 2011


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The guys on the men's golf team are about to pack away their clubs for the winter, having just competed in their final invitational of the first half of the season, the Georgetown Intercollegiate.The Demons wrapped up the invitational in sixth place Oct. 18 with Moritz Ackerhans, Russell Budd and Ben W...

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...

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...

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