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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, Showcase, 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...

Summer activities that are secretly a workout

Summer activities that are secretly a workout

Nicole Ross

June 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

With bikini season around the corner, now’s the time to step up your weekly workout. But if you’re like most people, a cramped gym is the last place you want to spend a bright summer day. Don’t give up yet: we explored the city to find fun ways to get your heart pumping—minus the treadmill. High Intensity...

Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal

Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal

Associated Press

July 1, 2016


Filed under Features, News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget. Th...

Former DePaul player Eric Wallace moves from the court to the gridiron

Former DePaul player Eric Wallace moves from the court to the gridiron

Jack Higgins

May 30, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Former DePaul basketball player Eric Wallace has always been passionate about sports, even to go as far as to move across the globe to Australia to pursue an opportunity to play in the Australian Football League. Now 27, Wallace moved back to the U.S. and tried out for tight end on the New Orleans Sai...

For some, wrestling love never fades

For some, wrestling love never fades

Donyae Lewis

May 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

“You’re not going to get in to it when you’re older, trust me. It’s fake." Erik Lagunas' father had just broken his 8-year-old son’s heart. The young boy stared at his TV screen in disbelief. The father was not referring to the jolly bearded man who comes from the North Pole bearing gifts, to the m...

Playing with soul: Ryan Martire’s journey from the field to the seminary

Playing with soul: Ryan Martire’s journey from the field to the seminary

Ben Gartland

May 22, 2016


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

Ryan Martire is a student-athlete, which means his schedule is already tight. With practice, games, class and studying, his day is packed. Read More »...

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