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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Men’s basketball coach Tony Stubblefield at a press conference in November.

COLUMN: How landing Elijah Fisher should improve DePaul’s recruiting moving forward

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor May 29, 2023

For the past two decades, DePaul basketball was perceived by many as an afterthought in the realm of Chicago sports. With regular low attendance figures and limited local media coverage, the team has struggled...

Morrow announced her committment to LSU on May 5 through her social media platforms.

Morrow criticizes DePaul basketball program in recent comments

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor May 21, 2023

When the news was announced on April 5 that sophomore All-American Aneesah Morrow would enter the transfer portal, it wasn’t shocking news having covered the team all season.  With their lack of consistent...

Head coach Tony Stubblefield hangs his head  after the team suffered a 90-76 loss to UConn on Jan. 31.

What now? Men’s lackluster season comes to a disheartening end

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor March 12, 2023

It’s back to the drawing board as DePaul flew back from New York facing disappointment and heartbreak after its season came to a disheartening end, losing 89-84 to Xavier in the quarterfinals of the...

Umoja Gibson (2) played his final home game for DePaul on Saturday. The star guard had one of his roughest outings as a Blue Demon, shooting 2-14 and finishing with just four points.

COLUMN: 12-game losing streak has things looking bleak for Big East Tournament

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor March 5, 2023

DePaul (9-22, 3-17) is set to face off against Seton Hall (17-14, 10-10) in its opening round matchup for the Big East tournament in Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m. The Blue Demons...

Junior forward DaSean Nelson dribbles past Villanova junior Eric Dixon in DePauls home win against the Wildcats on Jan. 10.

COLUMN: Big East on its way back to national prominence

Max Rayman, Contributing Writer February 12, 2023

The Big East has recently proved to be one of the premier conferences in men’s basketball, thanks in a large part to perennial powerhouse Villanova. From 2016-2018, the Wildcats won two national championships...

Senior guard Anaya Peoples shoots a three-pointer over senior guard Unique Drake during Saturdays 81-72 loss against St. Johns.

COLUMN: Huskies still run the Big East, but could it be for much longer?

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor January 22, 2023

It’s no secret that when the Big East preseason coaches poll was released on Oct. 18, Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies would unanimously be at the top, but the same cannot be said about the 10 remaining...

Three time World Cup champion, and Brazilian top goal scorer O Rei “The King” left the scorer world on December 29, 2022.

Pelé’s death impacts the soccer community at DePaul

Sam Gutterman, Contributing Writer January 15, 2023

On Dec. 29, the global soccer community sadly lost one of its biggest icons shortly after the World Cup ended. Brazilian soccer player Edson Arantes Nascimento, commonly known to the world as Pelé, died...

Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa makes a pitching change during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Saturday, May 22, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

COLUMN: Reaction following Yermin Mercedes home run proves La Russa not right fit for White Sox

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor May 23, 2021

Eyebrows were raised when the Chicago White Sox announced on Oct. 29, 2020 they were replacing their manager, Rick Renteria, 59, with Tony La Russa, 76. There has been an evident generational clash between...

COLUMN: DePaul has to find its identity before becoming ‘Chicago’s team’ again

COLUMN: DePaul has to find its identity before becoming ‘Chicago’s team’ again

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor April 25, 2021

New DePaul men’s basketball head coach Tony Stubblefield outlined his vision for the program when he was introduced at Wintrust Arena. One phrase that stuck out during his press conference was, “We...

UCLA Bruins guard Tyger Campbell #10 in Westwood on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

Analysis: Three ‘what if’s’ that could’ve saved DePaul men’s basketball

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor April 4, 2021

The last decade or so hasn’t been kind to DePaul men’s basketball.  It has been well-documented that a once-storied program under head coaches Ray and Joey Meyer hasn’t been the same since the...

DePaul freshman defender Bella Hanisch looks to pass the ball in a game against Valparaiso on Feb. 22.

COLUMN: Sports are still coming to grips with a new reality

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor March 14, 2021

A year ago, the sports world came to a screeching halt. With growing concerns about the spread of Covid-19, every sports league and organization in America made a collective decision: a work stoppage. Just...

DePaul mens 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...

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