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DePaul men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior forward Darious Hall during the Blue Demons' game against Georgetown on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Another last place finish shows the growing gap between DePaul and everyone else in the Big East

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 28, 2021

If the DePaul men’s basketball team was to have a motto, it would be “one step forward, two steps back.” For most teams, they are looking to take two steps forward and one step back — indicating...

DePaul senior forward Pauly Paulicap and Butler forward Bryce Nze battle for a rebound on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

DePaul’s problems aren’t a talent issue — they start with poor gameplans

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 7, 2021

College basketball games can be decided by either coaches making in-game adjustments or players taking over when their team needs them to.  But when the talent gap between two teams is even and there...

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has brought up the idea of NBA players receiving the Covid-19 vaccine to educate the public that it's safe to take.

COMMENTARY: NBA and sports organizations should not jump the line receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor January 31, 2021

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said back in December that the league would not jump the line when it came to the Covid-19 vaccine. But with the league not playing this season in a bubble format, the number...

 Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish waits on the mound after being removed during the seventh inning of Game 2 against the Miami Marlins on Friday.

COLUMN: Cubs raise the white flag with Yu Darvish trade

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor January 10, 2021

“I don’t think anyone is tearing anything down.” Those were the words of Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts during a press conference where Jed Hoyer was named as the new team president, taking over for...

DePaul athletic director DeWayne Peevy speaks during his first press conference

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

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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

No Wintrust, no problem: McGrath brings the love

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...

Sullivan Training Center rendering

Commentary: A long summer at Sullivan Athletic Center

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...

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

Five teams to root for in the World Cup

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...

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...

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...

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