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Commentary: DePaul suffers another close loss as Seton Hall takes first place in Big East

Commentary: DePaul suffers another close loss as Seton Hall takes first place in Big East

Matthew Paras

February 15, 2015


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

A furious Doug Bruno used Friday’s post-game press conference to vent about his team’s lack of execution after DePaul lost another close game. The Blue Demons head coach’s hands were flailing and his voice got louder the longer he talked. Read More »...

DePaul women’s basketball uses second-half surge to down St. John’s 82-55.

Ben Gartland

February 15, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Less than 48 hours before DePaul took on St. John's, they had just fallen to Seton Hall 81-80 in a game where they gave up the game-winning shot with three seconds left. "There's nothing you can do about it now, we can't get it back," senior guard Brittany Hrynko said following the loss. "We just...

Seton Hall beats DePaul women’s basketball 81-80 in down-to-the-wire thriller

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno went into the locker room immediately following the game and asked his players who had a chance to stop Seton Hall senior guard Ka-Diedre Simmons from hitting the game-winning running jumper with three seconds to go. Four out of five players that were on the court raised...

Preview: DePaul women’s basketball faces Seton Hall for first place in the Big East

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015


Filed under News

Only a half-game separates DePaul women’s basketball and No. 24 Seton Hall from the top of the Big East standings, so their matchup at McGrath-Phillips Arena will be for first place in the conference. DePaul (19-6, 11-2) hosts the Pirates (21-3, 10-2) Friday night in the final matchup between these...

Megan Podkowa of DePaul women’s basketball fitting into new role

Megan Podkowa of DePaul women’s basketball fitting into new role

Ashley Holden

February 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

With a flick of her right wrist, eyes focused on the basket and feet well behind the three-point line, DePaul’s Megan Podkowa let go of the ball in the first half of Sunday’s game against Villanova. The ball gracefully slid into the net as Podkowa watched behind the arc confidently. Read More »...

Blue Demon rundown: Feb. 9, 2015

Blue Demon rundown: Feb. 9, 2015

Matthew Paras

February 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

DePaul men's tennis Junior Kyle Johnson was named Big East Player of the Week as the Blue Demons’ raced out to a 5-0 start last weekend. The award is Johnson’s first in his career. Johnson went 4-0 in singles play to improve to 5-0 on the year to earn the award. He also paired with fellow junior Sten...

DePaul women’s basketball prevails 49-47 over Villanova

Matthew Paras

February 2, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Each time DePaul head coach Doug Bruno faces Villanova head coach Harry Perretta, Bruno said he has to decide whether his team will play either fast or slow. Under Perretta, the Wildcats are a team that can dictate the tempo by slowing it down and eating up most of the shot clock. Read More »...

Hardly Brittany Hrynko: DePaul women’s basketball senior’s rise to dominance

Hardly Brittany Hrynko: DePaul women’s basketball senior’s rise to dominance

Matthew Paras

February 1, 2015


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

On a down night in between games, DePaul guard Brittany Hrynko relaxed with her teammates. As they celebrated sophomore Jessica January’s birthday, Hrynko took the night in. She ate dinner prepared by her teammate ShaKeya Graves. She and her teammates watched TV and then spent the night dancing. Read More »...

DePaul women’s basketball rains 3-pointers in 93-52 win over Georgetown

Matthew Paras

January 30, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Prior to the Blue Demons matchup against Georgetown, DePaul women’s basketball led the Big East in 3-pointers with 10 per game. On Friday, the Blue Demons hit that mark with 6:43 left in the first half. Simply put, DePaul’s pace was too much for Georgetown to handle. Jessica January scored...

DePaul women’s basketball dominant in return to McGrath-Phillips Arena

Colin Sallee

January 24, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The scoring came in abundance for DePaul women’s basketball Friday as they dominated the Creighton Bluejays 96-71 at McGrath-Phillips Arena. It was the first home game for the Blue Demons since a two-game road trip on the East Coast. Read More »...

Brooke Schulte of DePaul women’s basketball shines

Brooke Schulte of DePaul women’s basketball shines

Kyle Tyrrell

January 18, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

In her freshman year in 2012, things were looking up for DePaul guard Brooke Schulte. That was until she made a defensive move at practice and heard a loud pop in her knee. Schulte knew right then. Read More »...

Zero to 12: Rapper Drake wears Brittany Hrynko of DePaul women’s basketball gear

Zero to 12: Rapper Drake wears Brittany Hrynko of DePaul women’s basketball gear

Ben Gartland

January 18, 2015


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

On Jan. 8, Grammy award-winning artist Drake put a photo on Instagram of him shooting hoops in his room. It seemed like a normal photo, except for the fact that he was wearing a sweatshirt featuring the last name of DePaul senior point-guard Brittany Hrynko. Read More »...

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