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New era reeks of old problems in Leitao’s first season back with DePaul

New era reeks of old problems in Leitao’s first season back with DePaul

Ben Gartland

March 12, 2016


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

NEW YORK – In the underbelly of Madison Square Garden, with the sounds of the second game of the night going on in the background, three men sit at a table answering questions. The first is an older man, who quietly and carefully gives his opening statement. This is head coach Dave Leitao, and his mood tonight is a far cry from his opening press conference at his hiring. ...

Blue Demons continue to frustrate

Blue Demons continue to frustrate

Ben Gartland

February 21, 2016


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

DePaul men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao's favorite recurring phrase this season has been, "Rome wasn't built in a day." It's a reminder for patience when rebuilding the program that has been the cellar of the Big East since Leitao left in 2005.  Read More »...

Commentary: Make sports gambling legal

Commentary: Make sports gambling legal

Matthew Paras

January 31, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Almost as soon as the matchup for Super Bowl 50 was set, the gambling line for the Denver Broncos-Carolina Panthers was revealed — Vegas casinos opened with the Panthers favored by five and a half points (-5.5). The last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl two years ago, $119 million wa...

Two and a Half Bens: DePaul’s basketball culture

Two and a Half Bens: DePaul’s basketball culture

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Ben Savage

January 30, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

Breaking down the culture of DePaul basketball. Plus, the Super Bowl.  Read More »...

Two and a Half Bens: Sarah Gorden, DePaul basketball

Two and a Half Bens: Sarah Gorden, DePaul basketball

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Ben Savage

January 26, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Sarah Gorden is the first DePaul women's soccer player to be taken in the National Women's Soccer League draft. Plus, women's basketball dominates in the Big East.

Two and a Half Bens: Bruno’s 600th win

Two and a Half Bens: Bruno’s 600th win

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Ben Savage

January 18, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno landed his 600th win this week. Also, men's basketball sinks further after its sixth straight loss.  Read More »...

Commentary: NFL relocation will cost a generation of fans

Commentary: NFL relocation will cost a generation of fans

Josh Crisswell

January 18, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

There is simply nothing like attending an NFL home game. Read More »...

Two and a Half Bens: DePaul basketball starts its seasons

Two and a Half Bens: DePaul basketball starts its seasons

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Ben Savage

January 10, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

Sports Editor Ben Gartland and Assistant Sports Editor Ben Savage are joined by Editor-in-Chief Matthew Paras to discuss the state of men's and women's basketball as they begin Big East play.  Read More »...

DePaul basketball needs to fill city’s power vacuum

DePaul basketball needs to fill city’s power vacuum

Ben Gartland

October 25, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

There’s a void in the Chicago college basketball right now. Five men’s basketball coaches from Chicago schools – DePaul, Chicago State, Northwestern, Illinois-Chicago and Loyola Chicago – spoke at the annual Chicago College Basketball Luncheon Friday and, despite the city’s reputation for basketball, none of the t...

We did this to Lamar Odom

We did this to Lamar Odom

Eric Traphagen

October 25, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

This week has illuminated a terrible truth about our country: we almost killed Lamar Odom.  It’s no secret that America has become a consumer culture, but what’s not talked about is that in addition to needing a smartphone, an organic salad and a smart car, we now need to consume people to make us feel better. Read More »...

Two and a Half Bens: Volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer

Two and a Half Bens: Volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer

Ben Gartland, Erin Yarnall, and Ben Savage

October 18, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Podcasts, Sports

Assistant Sports Editor Ben Savage and Sports Editor Ben Gartland is joined by Arts & Life Editor Erin Yarnall to discuss DePaul women's volleyball and men's and women's soccer....

In Cubs postseason, ‘our year’ feels different

In Cubs postseason, ‘our year’ feels different

Geoff Stellfox

October 13, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

There are certain moments that you’ll never forget where you were when they happened.  Read More »...

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