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DePaul, Special Olympics Chicago host “All-Sports Day”

DePaul, Special Olympics Chicago host “All-Sports Day”

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

For the second year in a row, DePaul’s athletic department partnered with Special Olympics Chicago (SOC) to host a sporting event with both Special Olympic athletes and DePaul athletes, known as “All-Sports Day,” at Wish Field on May 23. Repeated satisfaction by student athletes and staff for the...

As water polo’s popularity grows, so do health concerns

As water polo’s popularity grows, so do health concerns

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

In one moment, Abby Schultz was celebrating her successful attempt to block her opponent from scoring. In the next moment, amidst the chaos of the water polo scrimmage between DePaul and University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign and both teams splashing about the pool, Schultz found herself being forced...

Motorsports brings a level of excitement and an element of risk

Motorsports brings a level of excitement and an element of risk

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

Every year, two of motorsport’s biggest spectacles fall on the same Sunday: Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.  They both provide unique but opposite experiences of what makes motorsport so exciting. The Indy 500 features the open-wheelers racing at blistering speed — this year, ...

DePaul assistants Tim Anderson, Shane Heirman named in NCAA trial for paying player in high school

DePaul assistants Tim Anderson, Shane Heirman named in NCAA trial for paying player in high school

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

As the trial surrounding the NCAA’s corruption scandal continues, Brian Bowen Sr., the father of former five- star recruit Brian Bowen II, made new allegations about DePaul assistant men’s basketball coach Shane Heirman, and now a second DePaul assistant Tim Anderson. Brian Bowen ...

Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao, DePaul file order of protection against former assistant coach who challenges claims

Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao, DePaul file order of protection against former assistant coach who challenges claims

Benjamin Conboy & Shane Rene, Editor in Chief & Managing Editor

October 15, 2018


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

DePaul University, Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao led for an emergency order of protection from former assistant head coach Rick Carter after he allegedly made threatening comments towards them. Leitao requested the protection order on S...

Jackson Park Golf Course sees optimism, doubt and a big price tag

Jackson Park Golf Course sees optimism, doubt and a big price tag

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant So

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

After over 100 years along the South Shore, plans are progressing for Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses to get a $60 million facelift in the form of a PGA-caliber golf course designed by Tiger Woods. The plan recently received support from the South Shore Chamber of Commerce who announced their...

That empty feeling: Despite move to city, men’s basketball attendance remains low

That empty feeling: Despite move to city, men’s basketball attendance remains low

DePaulia Investigation

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Features, Sports

DePaul’s debut basketball season in the South Loop has been rough — the team is currently at risk of finishing dead last in the Big East standings for the eighth time in the last decade.  But tough competition, injuries and streaky offense aren’t the only ghosts to follow the Blue Demons to Win...

Get hyped: Meet DePaul’s high-energy freshman walk-on

Get hyped: Meet DePaul’s high-energy freshman walk-on

Brenden Welper, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

There’s an old saying in sports that statistics don’t always tell the whole story.  A box score will identify the winner, loser, various percentages and, of course, the final score. All of that information is important.  But at the end of the day, it’s really just a bunch of numbers. In basketb...

Hard feelings: Alumni embark on ad campaign looking to oust athletic director

Hard feelings: Alumni embark on ad campaign looking to oust athletic director

Shane Rene, Jonathan Ballew, and Connor McEleney

February 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

As DePaul’s men’s basketball team continues to dwell in the basement of the Big East standings, students and alumni are banding together to call for a change of leadership in the athletic department, taking aim at DePaul’s athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto. Last Tuesday, the same day prized recruit Ty...

Sixth-year Blue Demon refuses to peter out

Sixth-year Blue Demon refuses to peter out

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 26, 2017


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

Taking a charge is a skill that requires heightened defensive instincts, impeccable timing, and…. intrepidity? It's unnerving waiting motionless as a toned, Division I basketball player crashes into your chest sending you barreling backward towards the unforgiving floor. In almost any other setting...

4000 elementary students energize women’s basketball, Wintrust arena

4000 elementary students energize women’s basketball, Wintrust arena

December 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

It was all about the children during a DePaul women's basketball 88-47 matinee win against the Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers at Wintrust Arena today. The DePaul Blue Demons welcomed 4,000 enthusiastic school children from over 30 local elementary schools to the friendly confines of Wintrust...

Exploring DePaul Basketball’s In-State Rivalries

Exploring DePaul Basketball’s In-State Rivalries

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Some of the best rivalries in college basketball involve schools from the same state. Think Duke and North Carolina, Louisville and Kentucky, Wisconsin and Marquette, Kansas and Kansas State, Michigan and Michigan State, and Indiana and Purdue. It's difficult to replicate the fiery passion encapsulated...

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