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Former DePaul women’s soccer players taking part in NWSL’s return

Defender Sarah Gorden is the first DePaul women's soccer player to be drafted. (Grant Myatt / The DePaulia)

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 27, 2020

It has been over three months since the U.S. saw any live professional team sports, with all the leagues being suspended in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.  On Saturday, however, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will mark the return of American professional team sports. The ...

DePaul moves to dismiss all charges in first complaint of Lenti case, court declines

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

June 26, 2020

DePaul filed a motion earlier this month to dismiss all charges made by Dr. Jenny Conviser, who has accused DePaul of covering up former softball coach Eugene Lenti’s history of abuse.  The university’s legal team, McGuireWoods, claims Conviser is “bootstrapping” herself and her counseling busi...

DePaul officially launches process for hiring new athletic director

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 25, 2020

When Jean Lenti Ponsetto announced on June 5 that she will be retiring this summer, President A. Gabriel Esteban promised to conduct a national search for a new athletic director.  On Thursday, DePaul took the first steps of starting that search by forming a search committee and hiring DHR International...

Eugene Lenti’s abuse case moves to federal court, amendment made to suit against DePaul

Former softball coach Eugene Lenti pictured at the 2018 Big East Championship.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

June 24, 2020

An amended complaint to a lawsuit that was filed in April, which alleged former DePaul softball head coach Eugene Lenti had verbally and physically abused his players and an assistant coach, was filed on Tuesday, according to a document obtained by The DePaulia.  Unlike the first complaint, which was filed ...

COLUMN: Pressure is now on President Esteban to hire the right athletic director

President Esteban speaking at 2019's State of the University address.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 23, 2020

It has been nearly three years since A. Gabriel Esteban took over from Dennis H. Holtschneider as DePaul’s president. During these three years, several facets of the university have experienced plenty of changes under Esteban — except the athletic department. Under Esteban, the athletic department,...

From three-star recruit to NBA prospect: Paul Reed is ready for next level

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed dunks the ball against Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 20, 2020

When Paul Reed arrived at DePaul in 2017, he was not penciled in as one of the starters to begin the season. Even with his family traveling from Orlando to Chicago to watch Reed play in his first college basketball game, the forward only played one minute in a 72-58 loss to Notre Dame. In that momen...

Timeline of Jean Lenti Ponsetto’s 46-year career at DePaul

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 18, 2020

1974-1978 - Jean Lenti Ponsetto attends DePaul, playing for DePaul women’s basketball, tennis, softball and volleyball teams 1978 - Lenti Ponsetto is named DePaul’s  first women's basketball assistant coach 1987-89 - Lenti Ponsetto serves as commissioner of the North Star conference that DeP...

DePaul lands Max Williams as preferred walk-on

Max Williams dribbles up the basketball for IMG Academy. Williams committed to DePaul on Monday as a preferred walk-on

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 16, 2020

Growing up, Max Williams always had a goal to play basketball for a Division I school. On Monday, Williams was able to achieve that goal as he committed to DePaul as a preferred walk-on. “Growing up and being born in the city of Chicago and being acclimated to the special basketball culture that exists w...

Big East announces COVID-19 task force, geographical divisions for soccer and volleyball

DePaul's Jacob Seeto defending a Marquette forward during a 1-0 loss at Wish Field on Nov. 16, 2019.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 8, 2020

In an effort to bring back college sports in time for the fall, the Big East put together a plan that gives the conference a better chance of having fall sports. On Monday, the conference announced that they are forming a COVID-19 task force, with DePaul women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno bei...

DePaul Athletics reflects on Jean Lenti Ponsetto’s retirement

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 6, 2020

After 18 years as the athletic director at DePaul, Jean Lenti Ponsetto officially announced on Friday her decision to retire this summer.  Before becoming DePaul’s athletics director, Lenti Ponsetto was the school’s senior associate athletic director for 12 years and  an assistant director f...

Dave Leitao reflects on George Floyd, protests, racism in America

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 5, 2020

In the last couple of months, there hasn't been as much basketball talk during DePaul’s team meetings. But that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t used this opportunity to focus on other more pressing topics around the U.S. They have.  On Sunday, DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao...

Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 4, 2020

DePaul Athletics Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will be retiring this summer, a DePaul athletics spokesperson confirmed to The DePaulia Thursday night.  Before becoming DePaul’s Athletics Director, Lenti Ponsetto was the school’s senior associate athletic director for seven years, 12 years as the as...

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