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DePaul Blue Demons add another big man to 2019-20 roster

DePaul Blue Demons add another big man to 2019-20 roster

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 16, 2019

With an already strong recruiting class coming in this upcoming season, DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao added another player to the 2019-2020 roster on Monday. Nick Ongenda, a six-foot-10-inch center, will head to DePaul after previously committing to Western Kentucky.  “Nick is a gr...

DePaul extends Doug Bruno’s contract through the 2024-2025 season

DePaul extends Doug Bruno’s contract through the 2024-2025 season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 24, 2019

After another successful season for DePaul’s women’s basketball, the athletic department and head coach Doug Bruno agreed to a six-year extension on Monday, keeping Bruno in Lincoln Park through the 2024-2025 season.  Bruno, 68, has been the head coach at DePaul for 33 seasons and has accumulat...

DePaul senior guard Max Strus signs two-way contract with Celtics

DePaul senior guard Max Strus signs two-way contract with Celtics

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 21, 2019

By the conclusion of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday, 60 players heard their names called by Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatumn, but former DePaul guard Max Strus was not one of them. Strus, however, wasted no time as an undrafted free agent, as he agreed to a two-way contract...

DePaul, Special Olympics Chicago host “All-Sports Day”

DePaul, Special Olympics Chicago host “All-Sports Day”

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

For the second year in a row, DePaul’s athletic department partnered with Special Olympics Chicago (SOC) to host a sporting event with both Special Olympic athletes and DePaul athletes, known as “All-Sports Day,” at Wish Field on May 23. Repeated satisfaction by student athletes and staff for the...

5 best moments for DePaul athletics from the 2018-2019 season

5 best moments for DePaul athletics from the 2018-2019 season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 3, 2019

A year that has been filled with multiple Big East Tournament champions, massive comebacks in championship games, multiple teams making the NCAA Tournament, freshmen bursting out onto the scene and seniors making their final contributions at DePaul: The DePaulia revisit the five best moments from this...

DePaul volleyball looks to rebound from disappointing season

DePaul volleyball looks to rebound from disappointing season

Joshua Gurevich, Assistant Sports Editor

June 3, 2019

The Blue Demons volleyball team has had a rough go of things in the last decade. Last season, they finished 5-24 overall and 3-15 in conference.  DePaul went a lamentable 1-17 in three-set matches. The last time they finished with a winning record was in 2015, when they were one game over .500...

Sports betting in Illinois could bring in millions, but not on its own

Sports betting in Illinois could bring in millions, but not on its own

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

Illinois could become the 10th state to legalize sports betting if it’s able to work through barriers at the legislative level, but with the legislative session closing at the end of this month, it’s unlikely the state will see it this year. Gov. J.B. Pritzker anticipated that the legalization...

Blue Demon Rundown

Blue Demon Rundown

The DePaulia Staff

May 28, 2019

Track and Field Henry Larkin helped continued his  impressive freshman season by advancing to the quaterfinals at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento, California. Larkin competed in the 400-meter dash on Wednesday and finished with a time of 46.76, coming close to his personal best and scho...

As water polo’s popularity grows, so do health concerns

As water polo’s popularity grows, so do health concerns

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

In one moment, Abby Schultz was celebrating her successful attempt to block her opponent from scoring. In the next moment, amidst the chaos of the water polo scrimmage between DePaul and University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign and both teams splashing about the pool, Schultz found herself being forced...

Motorsports brings a level of excitement and an element of risk

Motorsports brings a level of excitement and an element of risk

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019

Every year, two of motorsport’s biggest spectacles fall on the same Sunday: Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.  They both provide unique but opposite experiences of what makes motorsport so exciting. The Indy 500 features the open-wheelers racing at blistering speed — this year, ...

Out on the loop: the best seat in the house

Out on the loop: the best seat in the house

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

May 28, 2019

Golf is often considered to be a solo pursuit, and for most of us, it is. There is nobody around to pick up the slack when you forget your A-game back at the car. The simple, yet excruciating task of getting the ball in the hole with as few shots as possible falls on the golfer and the golfer alone.  ...

Standout DePaul freshman seeks to carry success into NCAA Regional

Standout DePaul freshman seeks to carry success into NCAA Regional

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

When Henry Larkin first came to DePaul from Oakland, California, to be on the track and field team under head coach Dave Dopek, he had no idea how well he would perform in his first season in a completely new environment. The freshman sprinter won all six of his 400-meter races this season, including his t...

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