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COLUMN: Change is necessary at DePaul, will DeWayne Peevy deliver?

DePaul athletic director DeWayne Peevy speaks during his first press conference

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

Another summer has come and gone.  But this summer was certainly different than the past ones because of a pandemic that forced people to change how they go about their daily routine.  DePaul was also a casualty to change — one that the university and the athletic department hasn’t experienced in...

COMMENTARY: New NCAA recommendations for NIL don’t mean anything until real plan is in place

COMMENTARY: New NCAA recommendations for NIL don't mean anything until real plan is in place

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

On Wednesday, the NCAA admitted they are a bunch of hypocrites when it comes to student-athletes making money based on their name, image and likeness (NIL).  During a media call, the NCAA announced that its Board of Governors supported rule changes to allow student-athletes to make money from th...

COMMENTARY: From red hot to ice cold, DePaul men’s basketball season officially dead

Oscar Lopez Jr. watches Creighton’s Ty-Shon Alexander celebrate a dunk on Feb. 15, 2020.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

February 16, 2020

DePaul’s season has officially hit rock bottom. The Blue Demons were on life support heading into Saturday’s game against Creighton at the Chi Health Center. After a 40-minute beatdown, the Bluejays pulled the plug on DePaul’s miserable conference season. It’s over. It’s done.  The Blue Demo...

No Wintrust, no problem: McGrath brings the love

The DePaul student section and the rest of the bleachers was packed during the Blue Demons game two victory over USF on Wednesday night at McGrath-Phillips Arena.  Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 6, 2019

In many ways, McGrath-Phillips Arena is a glorified high school gym. From the pull-out bleachers lining two sides of the court, to the electronic scoreboard instead of a Jumbotron, to banners honoring All-Americans and team championships lining the white-brick walls instead of exclusively hanging from the r...

Commentary: A long summer at Sullivan Athletic Center

Sullivan Training Center rendering

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018

If you followed the DePaul Blue Demons athletic department over the summer, you probably spent some time scratching your head. From recruiting drama to sudden, high-profile retirements, to text messages from Rick Pitino, the Sullivan Athletic Center was a place where mystery abounded. It was a...

Five teams to root for in the World Cup

Russia and Saudi Arabia kick off the World Cup Thursday June 14. 
Felipe Dana | AP

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

June 13, 2018

For the first time since 1986, the United States missed the World Cup after falling to Trinidad & Tobago 2-1. During simultaneous matches on the final day of qualifying, both Honduras and Panama rallied from deficits to keep their World Cup dreams alive. Honduras ultimately fell to Australia 3-1 in...

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

I have to take my hat off to the fine folks at the NCAA and president Mark Emmert — they really know how to put on a show. Neck deep in corruption scandals, Emmert declared to the world that it was time for change — real change. But how serious was he? “You don’t waste Condoleezza Rice’s time,” he sa...

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 23, 2018

Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto made a rare media appearance in the form of a 45-minute interview with the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, where she once again said almost nothing of value while taking a great deal of of credit for the success of her rivals. Lenti Ponsetto said it was fair to qu...

Commentary: Loyola’s NCAA run should put pressure on Esteban, JLP

Victoria Williamson | The DePaulia

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 2, 2018

The DePaul University community is a Chicago community. If you walk around the Loop or Lincoln Park campus and ask students why they chose to become Blue Demons, they will likely say “the city.” After all, “The city is your campus” is one of DePaul’s favorite pitches to prospective stude...

Editorial: Overhaul years overdue in Athletic Department

The Blue Demons were once the face of Chicago basketball during the 1970's and 80's but under Jean Lenti Ponsetto's leadership they have faded into irrelevancy. (Ally Zacek | The DePaulia)

The DePaulia Editorial Board

March 12, 2018

When the Blue Demons lost Wednesday’s game against Marquette in the opening round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden, they capped off what should have been a season to remember.  But a failed first year at the Wintrust Arena might just be the final straw in over a decade of DePaul b...

An Eagles win is a win for the common person

Tom Brady is looking for his sixth Super Bowl, and second against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Mark Humphrey | AP)

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 4, 2018

There’s something inherently appealing about an underdog. David and Goliath is an almost universal tale, the story of a young boy that beat a nine-foot warrior. It’s not hard for anyone to cheer for the people that are already being counted out. If they lose, it’s less traumatic, but if they win,...

Commentary: FS1 All-Access game review

Providence head coach Ed Cooley.
(Stephen Savioa | AP)

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018

If you’re a sports fan like me and you appreciate everything that happens off the field as much as — if not more than — what happens on it, FS1’s first-ever “All-Access” broadcast of DePaul hosting Providence was awesome. In fact, it was nearly perfect. Growing up as an avid athlete, I watch...

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