The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Hinske Huddle: Insurmountable pressure, entering the headspace of Bronny James

The Hinske Huddle: Insurmountable pressure, entering the headspace of Bronny James

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor 9:49 am

Picture this: you’re 19, entering your first summer after your freshman year of college. You wake up in a Chicago hotel and open Instagram. It hasn’t been 24 hours since day one of the 2024 NBA combine...

The Hinske Huddle: Life after Kentucky Derby, What’s next for Mystik Dan?

The Hinske Huddle: Life after Kentucky Derby, What’s next for Mystik Dan?

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor May 12, 2024

As the gates drop on a warm Louisville, Kentucky day in early May, Mystik Dan does as he has been taught his entire life to do: run. The three-year-old Bay Colt bolts to the inside lane and continues his...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) watches from the bench with teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, during the second half against the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Thursday, May 2, 2024, in Indianapolis.

The Hinske Huddle: Bucks’ season ends plagued with injury, future in jeopardy

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor May 5, 2024

Just three seasons after winning their first NBA championship in fifty years, the Milwaukee Bucks might be falling back into league irrelevancy. A brutal series against the Indiana Pacers saw superstars...

Former USC football player Reggie Bush poses with his attorneys, left, Levi McCathern and Ben Crump, right, along with his and family and his Heisman trophy during a news conference at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Thursday, April, 25, 2024, in Los Angeles.

The Hinske Huddle: Reggie Bush’s Heisman saga is only beginning with reinstatement

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor April 28, 2024

The NCAA has finally given in to nationwide support for one of college football history’s greatest players' reinstatement. In the newest chapter of Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) and “amateurism”...

Fans hold images of Iowa senior superstar Caitlin Clark at the DePaul-Iowa game in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. Clark has since become one of basketballs biggest stars and was drafted to the WNBAs Indiana Fever on Monday, April 15, 2024.

The Hinske Huddle: Caitlin Clark and WNBA may teach NBA counterparts the benefits of a shorter season

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor April 21, 2024

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has been presented with possibly the most league-altering season in history as Caitlin Clark is slated to begin her career with the Indiana Fever this...

DePaul head coach Marisa Arce (center) speaks to her team after a loss to Xavier April 13, 2024, at XS Tennis Village in Chicago. DePaul lost the match 0-4 but entered the Big East Tournament as the No. 2 seed, with Xavier sitting at No. 1 in the conference.

Column: DePaul women’s tennis coach Marisa Arce highlights the importance of team culture

Eleanor Nobbs, Contributing Writer April 21, 2024

Editor’s Note: The writer of this story is a member of the tennis team. The DePaulia acknowledged this may be perceived as a potential conflict of interest, therefore this story is duly marked as a column. DePaul...

Donovan Clingan (No. 32) guards DePaul guard Jalen Terry (No. 3) in UConns matchup with DePaul Wednesday, February 14, at Wintrust Arena.

Column: Donovan Clingan etches his name into Connecticut history

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor April 14, 2024

Connecticut native Donovan Clingan has done the unimaginable: He went from high school basketball royalty to world champion, all in his home state. But that’s not the unimaginable part. Connecticut...

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, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter 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, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter 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, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter 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...

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