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DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands granted sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands granted sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands has been granted a sixth year of eligibility after receiving a waiver from the NCAA, the athletic department announced Wednesday.  Coleman-Lands transferred from Illinois to DePaul in 2017 and had to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules. But ...

NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

DePaul spring sports athletes had to cope with the quick news that they would not be playing another second of their still-young seasons in mid-March, when the Big East shut down all spring sports competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tra...

Former DePaul women’s basketball players carving out their own path in the WNBA

Former DePaul women’s basketball players carving out their own path in the WNBA

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 5, 2020

When James Wade was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Silver Stars, a team in the WNBA, he spotted a special player during a watch game — Allie Quigley. But the timing just wasn’t right.  “She was playing on my watch team in San Antonio and my wife [was] telling me how good she was,” ...

DePaul extends Dave Leitao’s contract through 2023-24 season

DePaul extends Dave Leitao’s contract through 2023-24 season

Lawrence Kreymer and Shane René

April 2, 2020

DePaul University and men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao have mutually agreed to a contract extension on Thursday, per release. The contract extension will keep Leitao at the program’s helm through the end of the 2023-24 season. A source told The DePaulia that Leitao’s new contract features...

Division 1 Council grants extra year of eligibility for spring sport athletes

Division 1 Council grants extra year of eligibility for spring sport athletes

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council voted to allow schools to grant spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility on Monday, in light of the cancellation of all division one sports for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Scholarship rules were adjusted to allow schools to retain more ...

Paul Reed declares for NBA draft

Paul Reed declares for NBA draft

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 28, 2020

DePaul junior Paul Reed declared for the 2020 NBA Draft Saturday evening per Stadium. Reed is projected to be a first-round pick and the first DePaul player since Wilson Chandler to be drafted in the first round to the NBA.  Reed averaged 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds in the 2019-2020 season and not...

Even with no NCAA tournament, DePaul women’s basketball’s season had plenty of accomplishments

Even with no NCAA tournament, DePaul women’s basketball’s season had plenty of accomplishments

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

After DePaul won the Big East regular season and tournament title this past season, the Blue Demons have now won six conference regular-season and tournament titles since 2013 — when the conference went to 10 teams. But the Blue Demons’ success in women’s basketball dates back to the early 2000s, ...

COLUMN: Coronavirus robs sports fans of their most cherished outlet

COLUMN: Coronavirus robs sports fans of their most cherished outlet

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 14, 2020

I’ve always tried to imagine a world with no sports. What would we do? Would we like it? What would be our new escape from the real-world problems we face on a daily basis? The answers to those questions led me back to one realization — don’t let this become a reality. The world that I imagined in my head was sca...

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The Big East athletic conference is canceling all spring sports for the remainder of the season, they announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. This decision to cancel comes after the NCAA made the decision earlier to cancel its spring and winter championships.  Earlier today, the Big East men’s basketba...

Big East Tournament has been canceled

Big East Tournament has been canceled

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- After discussing concerns around the coronavirus with the 10 teams, the Big East announced on Thursday they are canceling the rest of the tournament. The announcement came during halftime in the St. John’s-Creighton game at Madison Square Garden. With the announcement coming during the brea...

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- DePaul went into the Big East Tournament knowing exactly what they needed to do in order to qualify for the NCAA Tournament -- win all four games and they are in. Well, that challenge began against Xavier in the first round at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.  The Blue Demons wer...

DePaul hockey to host Team Ireland

DePaul hockey to host Team Ireland

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor & Staff Photographer

March 11, 2020

Yes, this is actually happening. Sometimes, a good connection can land you something new. But other times, they can lead to enormous opportunities. Head Coach Danny Randall of DePaul University’s hockey team announced on Thursday that they’ll face off against Team Ireland, a spectacle that has never oc...

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