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The inspirational hockey coach leading throughout Chicago

The inspirational hockey coach leading throughout Chicago

Ryan Gilroy, Staff Photographer

November 18, 2019

It doesn’t take a genius to notice when a team has a different face behind the bench, especially when that person holds a front office position. But for one coach, she’s had an enormous impact on a team at a school that isn’t a member of the same league or division from the rest - in less than si...

DePaul lands 2021 four-star recruit Ahamad Bynum

DePaul lands 2021 four-star recruit Ahamad Bynum

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

DePaul has gotten another commitment from a legit Chicago prospect. Class of 2021 four-star recruit Ahamad Bynum of Simeon Career Academy has verbally committed to the Blue Demons, joining current freshman Markese Jacobs to make it the second year in a row that DePaul has landed a four-star recruit...

Talent carries Blue Demons to strong start

Talent carries Blue Demons to strong start

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

For the last 14 years the DePaul men’s basketball team hasn’t had much to cheer about. Until last year the program hadn’t had a winning record since the 2006-07 season. The program has been starving for something positive to go their way that they can use to build momentum, and they finally got t...

Open environment, relaxed competition define DePaul Dodgeball Club

Open environment, relaxed competition define DePaul Dodgeball Club

Jenna Ranieri, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Eye contact, elevated heartbeats, a dribble of sweat dripping down their faces. Then, an avalanche of rubber balls rains down on the Dodgeball Club as the game begins. DePaul’s Dodgeball Club meets every Monday and Thursday night to play with friends and have fun. The organization has no commitm...

New dance captain at DePaul set for top role in junior year

New dance captain at DePaul set for top role in junior year

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Beyond boosting school spirit and entertaining the crowds at games, being a dancer demands strength, leadership, self-discipline and dedication – qualities that DePaul junior dancer Sabrina DiPrizio identifies with. DiPrizio became a captain of the DePaul Dance Team for the 2019-2020 season, alon...

State bills pressure NCAA to change ways

State bills pressure NCAA to change ways

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

The discourse around paying college athletes has been growing more and more in recent months. The name, image and likeness argument based around athletes not being able to profit from their image has started to move in an unprecedented direction for the NCAA. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bil...

DePaul improves to 5-0 after defeating Cornell 75-54

DePaul improves to 5-0 after defeating Cornell 75-54

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

Coming off their first road win of the season against Iowa on Monday, DePaul made sure there was no letdown against Cornell on Saturday. The Blue Demons took care of business against the Big Red, defeating the visitors 75-54 at Wintrust Arena.  After dominating Iowa in the Gavitt Tipoff Games, 93-78, the Blu...

DePaul women’s basketball adds first two recruits to 2020 class

DePaul women’s basketball adds first two recruits to 2020 class

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

Two more additions to Doug Bruno’s DePaulBall system were announced on Wednesday. The DePaul women’s basketball team announced the official signing of two recruits from the western suburbs of Chicago: Darrione Rogers of Lake Park West High School in Roselle, IL and Kendall Holmes of Benet Academy...

Women’s soccer gaining popularity in Chicago thanks to sport’s international success

Women’s soccer gaining popularity in Chicago thanks to sport’s international success

Jonathan Lee, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2019

The Chicago Red Stars lost the National Women’s Soccer League championship 4-0 against the North Carolina Courage on Oct. 27, but the growth of women’s soccer this past season is apparent in Chicago and in the nation. Women’s soccer in the U.S. has always been in the spotlight because of success...

Chicago Teachers Union strike may be over, but continues to affect student athletes

Chicago Teachers Union strike may be over, but continues to affect student athletes

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2019

Endless hours of after-school practices, long commutes to away games and late nights buried in books after their games – all this demanding work and preparation could go to waste for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school athletes hoping to get noticed by college coaches and scouts, due to the Chicago ...

DePaul routs Iowa 93-78 in the Gavitt Tipoff Games

DePaul routs Iowa 93-78 in the Gavitt Tipoff Games

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

Before the season started, DePaul players were telling the outside world that this season is going to be different for the Blue Demons -- with added talent and an increase in depth, the team felt confident going into this season. Four games into the season, those same players have started 4-0 after ...

Blue Demons handle Drexel, advance to semi-final of Preseason WNIT

Blue Demons handle Drexel, advance to semi-final of Preseason WNIT

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

Sometimes a player can show in a quarter what they’ve worked for for years.  That was the story of the first quarter of Monday night’s Preseason WNIT second-round between DePaul and Drexel where Sonya Morris matched her career-high for points in a game in only ten minutes of action when she had 13 poi...

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