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Summer activities that are secretly a workout

Summer activities that are secretly a workout

Nicole Ross

June 29, 2017

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

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

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

“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

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 »...

Student section will be elevated to “Demon Deck” at the new arena

Student section will be elevated to “Demon Deck” at the new arena

Matthew Paras, Alicya Dennison, Bea Aldrich, Gurnik Singh, Maxwell Newsom, Adam Garlewicz, and Samanatha Rivera

May 15, 2016

Following a mid-February win over Providence, members of DePaul’s men’s basketball team stormed the student section at Allstate Arena. Celebrating their biggest win of the season — upsetting the then No. 11 ranked team in the country — the Blue Demons joined students partly because there weren...

DePaul arena still searching for a name

DePaul arena still searching for a name

Brenden Welper, Deni Kemper, Agathe Muller, Vanessa Navarrete, and Khari Thornton

May 15, 2016

As the future home of the DePaul Blue Demons begins to take shape, a new chapter in this program’s storied history is about to written. But that chapter — or in this case, arena — doesn’t have a title. Read More »...

Behind the mask: How DIBS gets to be the mascot

Behind the mask: How DIBS gets to be the mascot

Joseph Lu

May 13, 2016

Timeout is called. Players walk towards their bench. All action appears to have stopped. The energy evaporates from the building. A raucous, up-and-down game nearly comes to a screeching halt, but gets heroically saved by “DIBS,” a blue furry creature in a DePaul jersey running along the sidelines. Th...

From eating egg sandwiches to high-fiving Jesus, DePaul’s pregame rituals and superstitions

From eating egg sandwiches to high-fiving Jesus, DePaul’s pregame rituals and superstitions

Danielle Church

April 27, 2016

Left sock first, then right sock. Left shoe first, then right shoe. This is DePaul men’s soccer player Caleb Pothast’s ritual before every practice and game. Read More »...

Despite basketball attendance, DePaul cheer squad’s spirit strong

Despite basketball attendance, DePaul cheer squad’s spirit strong

Mariah Woelfel

March 6, 2016

It’s no secret that school spirit at DePaul is scarce, if not non-existent. Even the seemingly biggest sport here — in the absence of a football team — basketball, fails to cultivate support, in large part because of an unhopeful men’s team and the apparent disinterest in the success of the women’s.  Read More »...

Mr. 600: Doug Bruno earns 600th win of career

Mr. 600: Doug Bruno earns 600th win of career

Matthew Paras

January 18, 2016

Doug Bruno sat on the team bus following his team’s 61-54 win over Butler. The DePaul women’s basketball head coach already knew what he was going to do when he got to the hotel in Cincinnati. Read More »...

It’s all in the family for men’s basketball’s Peter Ryckbosch

It’s all in the family for men’s basketball’s Peter Ryckbosch

Aaron Lee

January 18, 2016

Every Christmas Eve for the past three years has begun on the hardwood floors of a gym for the Ryckbosch family. One ball, one rim, three people, and a game of 21. One former professional basketball player, a current Division I player, and a big brother who’s taller and talks trash. Somehow big brother always finds a way to be ...

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