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Commentary: DePaul misses the mark in several areas in new six-year plan

Commentary: DePaul misses the mark in several areas in new six-year plan

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under News

I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that most of you probably didn’t get a chance to read DePaul’s newly released 16-page Strategic Plan over the weekend. Well I read the document, in its entirety, and I think DePaul got a lot right: Elevating our academic profile and growing our endowm...

Freshman Focus

Freshman Focus

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

When DePaul took the field for the Big East Tournament against Villanova and Creighton, six of the 10 players on the field were underclassmen, including the catcher-pitcher duo of Missy Zoch and Jessica Cothern. Add in a seventh with Pat Moore closing out the last three innings Sunday afternoon, an...

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018


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

I have to take my hat off to the fine folks at the NCAA and president Mark Emmert — they really know how to put on a show. Neck deep in corruption scandals, Emmert declared to the world that it was time for change — real change. But how serious was he? “You don’t waste Condoleezza Rice’s time,” he sa...

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto made a rare media appearance in the form of a 45-minute interview with the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, where she once again said almost nothing of value while taking a great deal of of credit for the success of her rivals. Lenti Ponsetto said it was fair to qu...

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, 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...

Commentary: FS1 All-Access game review

Commentary: FS1 All-Access game review

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

If you’re a sports fan like me and you appreciate everything that happens off the field as much as — if not more than — what happens on it, FS1’s first-ever “All-Access” broadcast of DePaul hosting Providence was awesome. In fact, it was nearly perfect. Growing up as an avid athlete, I watch...

Commentary: Stop treating women like they don’t belong in sports

Commentary: Stop treating women like they don’t belong in sports

Ben Gartland

September 26, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

A new television series called “Pitch,” premiered this past week, which centers around the first woman ever to play in Major League Baseball. In their preview for the show, the New York Times wrote “And how will it cater to the hard-core baseball fan expecting authenticity while still appealing to ...

Sports and politics do mix, as they should

Ben Gartland

September 11, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew strong reactions when he sat down during the playing of the national anthem on Aug. 26. Fans posted videos of themselves burning Kaepernick jerseys and he received backlash in the media. Read More »...

Blue Demons continue to frustrate

Blue Demons continue to frustrate

Ben Gartland

February 21, 2016


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

DePaul men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao's favorite recurring phrase this season has been, "Rome wasn't built in a day." It's a reminder for patience when rebuilding the program that has been the cellar of the Big East since Leitao left in 2005.  Read More »...

DePaul basketball needs to fill city’s power vacuum

DePaul basketball needs to fill city’s power vacuum

Ben Gartland

October 25, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

There’s a void in the Chicago college basketball right now. Five men’s basketball coaches from Chicago schools – DePaul, Chicago State, Northwestern, Illinois-Chicago and Loyola Chicago – spoke at the annual Chicago College Basketball Luncheon Friday and, despite the city’s reputation for basketball, none of the t...

We did this to Lamar Odom

We did this to Lamar Odom

Eric Traphagen

October 25, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

This week has illuminated a terrible truth about our country: we almost killed Lamar Odom.  It’s no secret that America has become a consumer culture, but what’s not talked about is that in addition to needing a smartphone, an organic salad and a smart car, we now need to consume people to make us feel better. Read More »...

Larry Brown continues coaching after multiple infractions

Larry Brown continues coaching after multiple infractions

Ben Gartland

October 4, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Southern Methodist University hasn’t led much of anything since their football program was handed down the suspension, or “death penalty,” back in 1987. However, they did just take first place in one list: the list of NCAA infractions. Head men’s basketball coach Larry Brown was suspended ...

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