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Two and a Half Bens: Men’s basketball’s first practice, baseball playoffs

Two and a Half Bens: Men’s basketball’s first practice, baseball playoffs

Ben Gartland and Matthew Paras

October 12, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Podcasts, Sports

Sports Editor Ben Gartland and Editor-in-Chief Matthew Paras discuss the upcoming DePaul men's basketball season after their first practice under Dave Leitao and major league baseball playoffs.  Read More »...

Larry Brown continues coaching after multiple infractions

Larry Brown continues coaching after multiple infractions

Ben Gartland

October 4, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Southern Methodist University hasn’t led much of anything since their football program was handed down the suspension, or “death penalty,” back in 1987. However, they did just take first place in one list: the list of NCAA infractions. Head men’s basketball coach Larry Brown was suspended ...

Two and a Half Bens: soccer, cross country, volleyball

Two and a Half Bens: soccer, cross country, volleyball

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Zachary Holden

September 27, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

Sports Editor Ben Gartland talks with Editor-in-Chief Matt Paras and Staff Writer Zachary Holden about DePaul men's and women's soccer, cross country and volleyball.  Read More »...

Commentary: Kane allegations bring divided response

Stefani Szenda

September 27, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

At the end of the hockey season last year, the Chicago Blackhawks were once again hoisting the Stanley Cup. The celebrations lasted a few months, but then it was back to thinking about the next season. Read More »...

Two and a Half Bens: Women’s soccer, new arena

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Ben Savage

September 13, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

Assistant Sports Editor Ben Savage talks with Sports Editor Ben Gartland and Editor-in-Chief Matthew Paras about DePaul women's soccer and plans for the new DePaul arena....

Commentary: Stanley Cup win brings dynasty, hope

Commentary: Stanley Cup win brings dynasty, hope

Brenden Moore

June 18, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

As I celebrate the Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks along with the rest of the city, I am harping on one of my favorite songs from the Beatles’ legendary album Rubber Soul, John Lennon’s “In My Life." I have often found that the Fab Four have a song for every moment in life, whether it be happy, sad, bitte...

Commentary: Dave Leitao said the right things, now it’s time to prove it

Commentary: Dave Leitao said the right things, now it’s time to prove it

Ben Gartland

March 30, 2015


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

With a smile, an abundance of thankfulness and a proclamation of a mission to win, Dave Leitao was re-introduced to the DePaul community. For a hire that does not feel particularly inspired, Leitao's comments were optimistic and refreshing. Read More »...

Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Ben Gartland

March 20, 2015


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

When Oliver Purnell was hired as head coach of DePaul men’s basketball, his notoriety was as a program rebuilder. He was never able to get the job done at DePaul, but the line of thinking in his hiring was correct: Find a coach who has history of proven success. There is a coach without a job at this point that not only has a h...

Commentary: It’s time for DePaul to move on from head coach Oliver Purnell

Matthew Paras

March 12, 2015


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

NEW YORK — DePaul guard Billy Garrett Jr. started talking, muttered the word disappointing and paused when asked about his first two years at DePaul following Wednesday’s 78-63 loss to Creighton. Surely, Garrett never imagined that his second season would end on a worse note than his first. Garrett didn’t imagine ending the season by losing 11 of their last 12 games, includin...

Commentary: DePaul suffers another close loss as Seton Hall takes first place in Big East

Commentary: DePaul suffers another close loss as Seton Hall takes first place in Big East

Matthew Paras

February 15, 2015


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

A furious Doug Bruno used Friday’s post-game press conference to vent about his team’s lack of execution after DePaul lost another close game. The Blue Demons head coach’s hands were flailing and his voice got louder the longer he talked. Read More »...

Commentary: Growing up with ESPN Broadcaster Stuart Scott

Commentary: Growing up with ESPN Broadcaster Stuart Scott

Colin Sallee

January 18, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

“Guys are much less likely to go to the doctor,”  ESPN Broadcaster Stuart Scott said as he spoke on cancer awareness during a SportsCenter “Man Up” segment in 2013. Read More »...

To cheer or not to cheer: The national anthem

To cheer or not to cheer: The national anthem

Stefani Szenda

October 5, 2014


Filed under Commentary, Sports

When the announcement comes for all hats to be removed for the singing of the national anthem, the expected silence that follows as “The Star Spangled Banner” begins isn’t what you get when you rise to your feet at the United Center for a Blackhawks game. Instead, the first notes from the org...

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