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PREVIEW: Northwestern visits DePaul for Chicago bragging rights

PREVIEW: Northwestern visits DePaul for Chicago bragging rights

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

There's something about a college basketball rivalry game in Chicago that creates a palpable excitement that permeates throughout the city. "I'm not from here, but we can feel the vibes," DePaul Blue Demon junior guard Eli Cain said. "We want to have the city to ourselves. There's a lot of other go...

Men’s Basketball dominates in exhibition tuneup

Men’s Basketball dominates in exhibition tuneup

Paul Steeno

November 5, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The provocative question of who would score the first basket at Wintrust Arena has finally been answered. On the first possession of the DePaul Blue Demon’s dominating 121-65 exhibition victory against NAIA opponent Indiana University Northwest at Wintrust Arena on Sunday afternoon, junior forward Eli Ca...

Men’s basketball adds Courtney and Anderson to staff

Men’s basketball adds Courtney and Anderson to staff

Shane Rene

September 18, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Men’s basketball will see a largely new coaching staff for the 2017-18 season, as head coach Dave Leitao announced he’s bringing Bill Courtney and Tim Anderson into the program. Courtney and Anderson are the second and third additions to Leitao’s staff after former La Lumiere head coach Shane Hei...

Levi Cook to leave men’s basketball program

Levi Cook to leave men’s basketball program

Shane Rene and Paul Steeno

September 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul’s sophomore center Levi Cook announced on Twitter Thursday, Sept. 14 that he is leaving the Blue Demon basketball program. “I have spoken to my family and girlfriend and we’ve came to the conclusion that leaving DePaul University’s Basketball team for this upcoming year is in my best int...

Big East releases 2017-18 conference schedule

Big East releases 2017-18 conference schedule

Paul Steeno

September 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Break out those calendars because the Big East Conference unveiled its 2017-18 conference basketball schedule on its website this morning. The DePaul men’s basketball team will begin Big East play at Wintrust Arena against defending Big East champion Villanova on Dec. 27. The Blue Demons will matchup a...

DePaul men’s basketball non-conference schedule announced for 2017-18 season

DePaul men’s basketball non-conference schedule announced for 2017-18 season

Paul Steeno

September 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Those itching to experience Blue Demon basketball at newly opened Wintrust Arena will have plenty of opportunities to do just that during the non-conference portion of DePaul’s schedule.  The Blue Demons released their non-conference schedule for the 2017-2018 season and will host seven non-conference g...

Men’s basketball adds two new transfers to 2017-18 roster

Men’s basketball adds two new transfers to 2017-18 roster

Garret Neal

August 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

One of the most eventful off seasons in recent DePaul Men’s basketball history continued to roll right along over the summer with two new additions to the 2017-18 roster.   It all started in early May when DePaul announced that Shane Heirman, head coach of Indiana’s high school powerhouse La Lum...

DePaul men’s basketball lands 5-star recruit Tyger Campbell

DePaul men’s basketball lands 5-star recruit Tyger Campbell

Ben Gartland

May 8, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul men's basketball landed their biggest recruit in years as 5-star point guard Tyger Campbell verbally committed to the Blue Demons on Monday evening.   Mama there goes that man😈 Excited to announce my commitment to DePaul University😤💙❤️ #theprocess #dontquestionme #bedifferent #chi...

Report: Shane Heirman joining DePaul men’s basketball staff

Report: Shane Heirman joining DePaul men’s basketball staff

Ben Gartland

May 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and Steve Newhouse of WeAreDePaul.com reported on Sunday that Shane Heirman, head coach of prep school La Lumiere, will join the DePaul men's basketball staff as an assistant coach. La Lumiere's Shane Heirman is expected to join Dave Leitao's staff at DePaul as an assistant c...

WNBA Draft: Jessica January drafted by Connecticut Sun

WNBA Draft: Jessica January drafted by Connecticut Sun

Ben Gartland

April 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul women's basketball guard Jessica January was drafted 28th overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 3rd round of the WNBA Draft on Thursday. "I was watching it on TV with my teammates Meri Bennett-Swanson and Megan Waldron, Eli Cain of the men's team, and coach Doug Bruno," January said. "When...

Report: Erten Gazi to leave DePaul men’s basketball program

Report: Erten Gazi to leave DePaul men’s basketball program

Ben Gartland

April 10, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Sophomore guard Erten Gazi is leaving the DePaul men's basketball team, according to multiple reports. DePaul G Erten Gazi (SO) is leaving the program. https://t.co/SW06e3PWVa — Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) April 10, 2017 Erten Gazi has his release and will transfer from DePaul — Brian Sno...

Commentary: Another empty season for DePaul men’s basketball

Commentary: Another empty season for DePaul men’s basketball

Ben Gartland

March 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Big East Tournament, Men's Sports, Sports

NEW YORK — On Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden, DePaul men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao sat in the press conference room after DePaul was knocked out in the first round of the Big East tournament. Answering in the same calm and measured way he does for most press conferences, he responded...

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