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Commentary: A long summer at Sullivan Athletic Center

Commentary: A long summer at Sullivan Athletic Center

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

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

Five teams to root for in the World Cup

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Commentary, Sports

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

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

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

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

Editorial: Overhaul years overdue in Athletic Department

The DePaulia Editorial Board

March 12, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

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

An Eagles win is a win for the common person

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

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

Commentary: FS1 All-Access game review

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

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...

Commentary: The new era of DePaul Athletics is almost here

Commentary: The new era of DePaul Athletics is almost here

Ben Gartland

May 30, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

Four years and two weeks ago, DePaul and the city of Chicago announced plans for what would become the new home for DePaul basketball. I was a senior in high school and hoped to graduate in the new arena, as the original opening season was supposed to be this academic year. Read More »...

The ESPN layoffs and a new era of journalism

The ESPN layoffs and a new era of journalism

Ben Gartland

April 30, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Sports social media was a sad place on Wednesday as the names of ESPN reporters who had been laid off in a massive staff cut slowly trickled out. Read More »...

Recruiting heating up in crucial offseason

Recruiting heating up in crucial offseason

Ben Gartland

April 23, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Sports

These next few weeks of the spring signing period for the NCAA are going to be crucial for DePaul men’s basketball, and there’s a few names reportedly considering DePaul that could immediately improve the roster. Read More »...

The Masters: A sun soaked tradition at Augusta

The Masters: A sun soaked tradition at Augusta

Shane Rene

April 9, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Each year in early April, fanatics from across the United States – and more and more from across the globe – flock to the holy land, hoping to catch a glimpse of history as they soak in the time honored traditions of Augusta, Ga. Read More »...

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