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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 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...

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