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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...

Big East Tournament: DePaul men’s basketball falls to Xavier 75-64

Big East Tournament: DePaul men’s basketball falls to Xavier 75-64

Ben Gartland

March 8, 2017


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

NEW YORK — In Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, there were teams with two different mindsets. Xavier, who had a bad losing skid to close out the conference season, were trying to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive after they had been so strong just two months ago. A loss to the las...

2017 Big East tournament preview: DePaul men’s basketball vs. Xavier

2017 Big East tournament preview: DePaul men’s basketball vs. Xavier

Ben Gartland

March 8, 2017


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

NEW YORK — DePaul men's basketball plays in the opening round of the Big East tournament tonight as they play Xavier, a team they've lost to twice this season. The Facts Who: No. 10 DePaul vs. No. 7 Xavier What: First round of the 2017 Big East men's basketball tournament When: Wednesday,...

DePaul women’s basketball falls short of third Big East title

DePaul women’s basketball falls short of third Big East title

Shane Rene

March 8, 2017


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

MILWAUKEE – If there is anything that Tuesday night’s 2017 Women’s Big East championship proved, it’s that NCAA women’s basketball is in no way, shape, or form inherently boring – and, of course, that anything can happen in March. Basketball fans got exactly what they signed up for in...

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...

Jean Lenti Ponsetto and Doug Bruno talk DePaul and women’s sports at symposium

Jean Lenti Ponsetto and Doug Bruno talk DePaul and women’s sports at symposium

J Samantha Rivera

March 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

If there was anything last week’s star-studded Women in Sports panel, sponsored by CSN Chicago and DePaul University, could agree on, it’s that they’re tired — tired of continuously fighting for equal female rights within the world of sports. Read More »...

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 »...

DePaul women’s basketball picks up several Big East awards

DePaul women’s basketball picks up several Big East awards

Ben Gartland

March 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul women's basketball picked up several individual awards on Wednesday morning as the Big East accolades were announced. Senior guard Brooke Schulte was named Big East Player of the Year, after stepping in to become a big part of the offense when Jessica January went down. Schulte was also named...

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, ...

DePaul women’s tennis takes down Kansas State 4-3

DePaul women’s tennis takes down Kansas State 4-3

Sam Johnson

February 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Blue Demons managed to stop a two-game losing skid, and put the past behind them Sunday, as they defeated the Wildcats with great play against tough competition. The DePaul women’s tennis team (5-6) defeated the Kansas State Wildcats (7-4) in a close game at home, 4-3. The most recent loss for...

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...

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