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2021 four-star recruit verbally commits to DePaul

2021 four-star recruit verbally commits to DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

Four-star 2021 wing Keon Edwards verbally committed to DePaul on Monday, he told 247Sports. Edwards, a standout small forward at Phoenix (Ariz.) Hillcrest Prep, took an official visit to DePaul with his parents this weekend. The 6-foot-7 forward also had offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Florida S...

Lexi Held named Big East Player of the Week after two-game homestand

Lexi Held named Big East Player of the Week after two-game homestand

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

Sophomore guard Lexi Held was named Big East Player of the Week for the first time in her young DePaul career on Monday.  Held helped lead the Blue Demons to two wins this past weekend while averaging 20 points, six rebounds and three assists in wins against Villanova and Georgetown. Held also shot...

COLUMN: Remembering Kobe and Gigi Bryant

COLUMN: Remembering Kobe and Gigi Bryant

Luke Myers, Copy Editor

January 26, 2020

When Kobe Bryant retired from basketball in 2016, it was bittersweet. Fans were sad to witness the departure of a generation-defining athlete, but eager to see what else Kobe was capable of. After his playing career, it felt like we were meant to keep watching as he expanded his repertoire into film, entre...

Wintrust attendance sees slight uptick, falls short of debut season

Wintrust attendance sees slight uptick, falls short of debut season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 26, 2020

With DePaul now in its third season at Wintrust Arena, attendance numbers during the non-conference slate of games are up from last season, but still fall short from the marks set in their first season at Wintrust, according to documents obtained by The DePaulia via Freedom of Information Act. Through t...

St. John’s frustrates DePaul through two-game sweep

St. John’s frustrates DePaul through two-game sweep

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 26, 2020

In DePaul’s second meeting with St. John’s, things were different from the first. Not the result, as DePaul fell to St. John’s for the second time this year after a 79-66 loss on Saturday. Instead, St. John’s nailed 13 three-pointers this time around and shot the lights out of Wintrust Arena. ...

All five starters score in double figures as DePaul routes Georgetown

All five starters score in double figures as DePaul routes Georgetown

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 26, 2020

All five starters scored in double figures as DePaul lead by 30 midway through the third quarter en route to a 92-66 win over Georgetown. With the win, the Blue Demons improved to 19-2 and 9-0 in conference play.  The first quarter was lighting fast for the Blue Demons who after a close start, went on...

DePaul falls to 1-6 in the Big East following 79-66 loss to St. John’s

DePaul falls to 1-6 in the Big East following 79-66 loss to St. John’s

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 25, 2020

After going 12-1 in the nonconference portion of their schedule, the buzz surrounding DePaul was the highest it has been in over a decade. Since the start of league play, however, the Blue Demons have failed to build on that momentum -- with only one win in the first six games. But there was still a sl...

Morris scores career high as DePaul bests Villanova

Morris scores career high as DePaul bests Villanova

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 24, 2020

Sonya Morris scored a career-high 30 points as DePaul beat Villanova 85-69 Friday night to improve to 18-2 on the season and 8-0 in Big East play.  In the first quarter, both teams came out aggressive. Lexi Held had ten of DePaul's first 16 points in the quarter. The sophomore guard made her first thr...

DePaul fails to contain Creighton in 83-68 loss

DePaul fails to contain Creighton in 83-68 loss

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

Coming off an impressive win over then-No. 5 Butler on Saturday, DePaul looked to build on that win on Wednesday when Creighton came into Wintrust Arena. Instead, the Blue Demons came out flat and allowed Creighton to dictate the pace from the start. As a result, DePaul lost 83-68 in front of a mostly...

DePaul’s historic season sees new life with win over No. 5 Bulldogs

DePaul’s historic season sees new life with win over No. 5 Bulldogs

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

Saturday was a game that the Blue Demons needed desperately. Sitting at 0-4 in Big East play without a win since Dec. 21 against Northwestern, DePaul was due for a game like the 79-66 drubbing of No. 5 Butler. Reeling after a four-game losing streak with the demons of their past knocking on the door...

DePaul track athletes reflect on helping young boy in coyote incident

DePaul track athletes reflect on helping young boy in coyote incident

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

When a student comes to DePaul and goes through freshman orientation, they meet fellow freshmen and go through two days of activities to get accustomed to the campus before they are thrown into college life. Out of the multiple exercises students go through, the most impactful and important one, arg...

Hometown Chicago kid joins DePaul men’s basketball for rest of season

Hometown Chicago kid joins DePaul men’s basketball for rest of season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

When DJ Williams announced he was going to leave George Washington at the end of last semester, he had one destination on his mind — coming home. The Chicago native got his wish on Thursday when DePaul made it official that Williams will be joining the team for the rest of the season, and the fa...

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