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DePaul women’s basketball advances to Big East championship

DePaul women’s basketball advances to Big East championship

Shane Rene

March 7, 2017


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

MILWAUKEE – DePaul women’s basketball got the revenge they were looking for in Monday night’s 59-41 rock-fight with St. Johns, sending the Blue Demons into their third championship appearance in four years. The Blue Demons got off to a slow start on offense, struggling to navigate around a stingy...

Injured season all too familiar for Peter Ryckbosch

Injured season all too familiar for Peter Ryckbosch

Garret Neal

March 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior forward Peter Ryckbocsh’s final season as a Blue Demon was cut before it even started. He broke his kneecap over the summer and looked like he would be out until conference play. Then, a few months later, he broke the kneecap again because it had not healed correctly the first time. He was...

DePaul falls to Xavier in Allstate Arena Farewell

DePaul falls to Xavier in Allstate Arena Farewell

Shane Rene

March 4, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Billy Garrett Jr.’s final regular season game with DePaul and DePaul’s final regular season game at Allstate Arena began with allusions to how far the program has come and ended with a reminder of how far they still need to go as they fell 79-65 to Xavier on Saturday afternoon. Read More »...

Son of DePaul men’s basketball coach arrested on alleged Xanax sales

Son of DePaul men’s basketball coach arrested on alleged Xanax sales

Ben Gartland

February 28, 2017


Filed under News

Reese Leitao, the son of DePaul men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao, was arrested Tuesday in Jenks, Okla. on possession and intent to sell a dangerous and controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, according to a Fox 23 report. Reese, a 3-star football recruit who had signed to play at the University of Texas next year, ...

Women clinch No. 1 seed in 79-70 win against Georgetown

Women clinch No. 1 seed in 79-70 win against Georgetown

Shane Rene

February 26, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Jessica January and Amarah Coleman starred as DePaul clinched the no. 1 seed in next week’s Big East Tournament and a fourth consecutive regular season conference championship (2017 title shared with Creighton) in Sunday afternoon’s 79-70 win against the Georgetown Hoyas. “We have a philosophy...

Seton Hall holds off DePaul men’s basketball 82-79

Seton Hall holds off DePaul men’s basketball 82-79

Ben Gartland

February 25, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Coming off only their second conference win of the season on Wednesday, DePaul men's basketball found themselves down by 20 in the second half. As they've had in multiple games this season, including Wednesday, DePaul came back. Sometimes they win, most time they get close. On Saturday, they got close....

Jessica January returns as DePaul women’s basketball cruises by Villanova 77-50

Jessica January returns as DePaul women’s basketball cruises by Villanova 77-50

Garret Neal

February 25, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

No. 19 DePaul women's basketball would cruise to a 77-50 victory over Villanova before a packed McGrath-Phillips arena Friday night, but all the focus was on the return of Jessica January.  The 2016 pre-season Big East player of the year had missed 15 games after fracturing her right index finger in...

DePaul men’s basketball knocks off Georgetown 67-65

DePaul men’s basketball knocks off Georgetown 67-65

Ben Gartland

February 22, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A wild ending helped DePaul men's basketball snap a ten-game losing streak as they defeated Georgetown 67-65 on Wednesday night. It was the Blue Demons' (9-19, 2-13 Big East) first road win of the year and effectively ended Georgetown's (14-14, 5-10) chance at an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. In...

Men’s basketball can’t handle no. 2 Villanova

Men’s basketball can’t handle no. 2 Villanova

Shane Rene

February 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Sometimes you need to win on offense, and sometimes you need to win on defense; when you play the defending national champions, you need to win on both ends of the floor. DePaul played tough defense in the opening minutes of Monday night’s highly anticipated rematch with the Villanova Wildcats,...

Men’s basketball crushed by Creighton in 93-58 loss

Men’s basketball crushed by Creighton in 93-58 loss

Shane Rene

February 11, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Chris Harrison-Docks was the only Blue Demon with a hot hand in the early-goings of the first half on Saturday afternoon against the Creighton Blue Jays, dropping 13 points (4-6 from three-point range) and corralling four steals. Billy Garrett Jr. and Eli Cain had a modest showing in the first 20...

No. 17 DePaul women’s basketball holds on against St. John’s 54-51

No. 17 DePaul women’s basketball holds on against St. John’s 54-51

Adeyemi Sosina

February 4, 2017


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

A sea of pink filled McGrath-Phillips arena for Friday's DePaul and St. John's matchup — in honor of former NC State Coach Kay Yow, who battled with breast cancer. The foundation has raised awareness for breast cancer research since 2004. Through generous donations the foundation has raised funds, which ...

DePaul men’s basketball falls at last second to Georgetown

DePaul men’s basketball falls at last second to Georgetown

Shane Rene

February 4, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In a battle between Big East bottom-feeders DePaul (8-14, 1-8 Big East) and Georgetown (13-10, 4-6 Big East), the Blue Demons came within spitting distance of a win in another down-to-the-wire finish, falling 73-76 to the Hoyas on Tuesday night at Allstate Arena. “I thought both teams played well...

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