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DePaul unveils new gaming center, launching esports program

DePaul unveils new gaming center, launching esports program

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After almost two years of planning, the Big East welcomed their seventh esports team to the Big East Conference when DePaul opened their new gaming center on Saturday. DePaul’s esports community had gathered in the Gameplay Lab on the fifth floor of the CDM Center for years, and the space was not vi...

Blue Demon softball all over weekly honor roll again

Blue Demon softball all over weekly honor roll again

Paul Steeno

April 2, 2018


Filed under Softball, Women's Sports

Another week, another Big East Weekly Honor Roll laced with DePaul Blue Demon softball representation. Blue Demon sophomore outfielder Angela Scalzitti earned Big East Conference Player of the Week honors after totaling six RBIs in DePaul's dominating three-game sweep against the Villanova Wildcats this past weekend. She posted a .667 batting aver...

Developing Story: NCAA investigates DePaul Athletics

Developing Story: NCAA investigates DePaul Athletics

Shane Rene, Benjamin Conboy, and Jonathan Ballew

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NCAA is investigating DePaul University’s athletic department for violations of NCAA rules and regulations, according to sources close to the men’s basketball program. The precise nature of the investigation and the conduct being investigated is currently unknown. Sources say current and past...

DePaul continues perfect start to Big East play

DePaul continues perfect start to Big East play

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

After almost two months on the road, DePaul (23-11, 6-0 Big East) opened the home portion of their schedule with a sweep of Villanova (10-13, 0-3 Big East) outscoring the Wildcats 34-6 over the series. The wins helped the Blue Demons extend its winning streak to six games, with the last four coming v...

Red hot, ice cold

Red hot, ice cold

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


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

Loyola-Chicago’s men’s basketball program ended their spectacular NCAA tournament run Saturday night with a 69-57 loss to No. 3 Michigan in the Final Four, and the DePaul Blue Demons watched from home for the fourteenth consecutive year. That drought was even longer for the Loyola Ramblers, who wo...

Commentary: Loyola’s NCAA run should put pressure on Esteban, JLP

Commentary: Loyola’s NCAA run should put pressure on Esteban, JLP

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Showcase, Sports

The DePaul University community is a Chicago community. If you walk around the Loop or Lincoln Park campus and ask students why they chose to become Blue Demons, they will likely say “the city.” After all, “The city is your campus” is one of DePaul’s favorite pitches to prospective stude...

Roster rollover: Blue Demons’ leading scorer enters NBA draft without agent

Roster rollover: Blue Demons’ leading scorer enters NBA draft without agent

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul redshirt junior forward Max Strus has taken an important step on his journey toward realizing his NBA dream. The university announced via a press release Wednesday afternoon Strus’ intention to declare for the 2018 NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, meaning he has until June 11 to decide if he wants to keep ...

Sophomore guard Cyrus becomes eighth transfer of Leitao era

Sophomore guard Cyrus becomes eighth transfer of Leitao era

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus announced in a tweet Monday evening he is transferring from DePaul after two seasons with the program. He is the eighth player to transfer in Leitao’s second stint with the Blue Demons that began in 2015. “I would like to thank DePaul University, coach Leitao, staff...

DePaul sweeps doubleheader in home opener

DePaul sweeps doubleheader in home opener

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Women's Sports

After almost two months on the road, DePaul (22-11, 5-0 Big East) opened the home portion of their schedule by outscoring Villanova (10-12, 0-2 Big East) 22-5 in a pair of victories Friday afternoon at Cacciatore Stadium. The wins helped the Blue Demons extend its winning streak to five games, with the ...

Women’s tennis grapples with injuries in search of another Big East title

Women’s tennis grapples with injuries in search of another Big East title

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

“Adverse” doesn’t even begin to describe the type of season it has been for the women’s tennis team. Sitting at an overall record of 5-5, the Blue Demons have been short-handed with injuries. However, that hasn’t halted the team’s spirit or level of optimism for the remainder of the seas...

Men’s tennis looks to rebound after slow start

Men’s tennis looks to rebound after slow start

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

In a season that began with nine consecutive matches on the road, the men’s tennis team has had nothing less of a steady season. Despite having dropped four of their last six matches, the Blue Demons (12-8, 1-0 Big East) believe that they still have a lot left in the tank and refuse to let down hea...

Strus declares for NBA draft

Strus declares for NBA draft

Paul Steeno

March 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

DePaul Blue Demon redshirt junior forward Max Strus has taken an important step on his journey towards realizing his NBA dream. The university announced via a press release this afternoon Strus' intention to declare for the 2018 NBA draft. He hasn't hired an agent, meaning if he doesn't hear his na...

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