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Eyes shift to Coach Oliver Purnell of DePaul men’s basketball

Eyes shift to Coach Oliver Purnell of DePaul men’s basketball

Matthew Paras

February 1, 2015

DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell has been around the game long enough to where he describes every individual season as a marathon. It’s grueling and can feature its twist of unexpected turns. Read More »...

Rashaun Stimage’s return to DePaul men’s basketball gives surge in rim protection

Rashaun Stimage’s return to DePaul men’s basketball gives surge in rim protection

Ben Gartland

February 1, 2015

Rashaun Stimage made his DePaul debut Jan. 7 after missing the non-conference season with a broken foot. He played five minutes and picked up a foul in the Blue Demons win over Creighton, their third conference win in a row. Read More »...

DePaul male cheerleaders bring ‘fresh’ perspective

DePaul male cheerleaders bring ‘fresh’ perspective

Jessica Villagomez

January 25, 2015

Two DePaul students walk into a corner of the McGrath-Phillips Arena with gym bags in hand, ready to warm-up to for their three-hour practice. The guys tirelessly prepare for this weekend’s basketball game and upcoming cheerleading national championship. In order to be ready for the championship and pe...

In final season, DePaul senior shot-putter Matt Babicz still has goals to fulfill

In final season, DePaul senior shot-putter Matt Babicz still has goals to fulfill

Matthew Paras

January 25, 2015

There’s an explosive burst that’s required when throwing a 16-pound shot put, one that senior Matt Babicz knows all too well. For the last four years,  the DePaul track and field star overcame injuries and the wear and tear that arises with the sport. Read More »...

Former DePaul men’s basketball guard Edwind McGhee braces for future

Former DePaul men’s basketball guard Edwind McGhee braces for future

Matthew Paras

January 18, 2015

With slightly more than a minute remaining in the second Big East tournament game against Creighton in March, former walk-on guard Edwind McGhee made a 3-pointer to bring it to 84-62 for the Bluejays. After that shot, McGhee soaked in the final minute of his college basketball career. Read More »...

Zero to 12: Rapper Drake wears Brittany Hrynko of DePaul women’s basketball gear

Zero to 12: Rapper Drake wears Brittany Hrynko of DePaul women’s basketball gear

Ben Gartland

January 18, 2015

On Jan. 8, Grammy award-winning artist Drake put a photo on Instagram of him shooting hoops in his room. It seemed like a normal photo, except for the fact that he was wearing a sweatshirt featuring the last name of DePaul senior point-guard Brittany Hrynko. Read More »...

DePaul Club Football looks for next step

DePaul Club Football looks for next step

Ben Gartland

January 18, 2015

DePaul Club Football will move into their second season of play in 2015 in a period of transition. The club announced they would move in a new direction, letting go of head coach Carlos Jones after he spent two years working with the club. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball ‘Bench Mob’ brings energy

DePaul men’s basketball ‘Bench Mob’ brings energy

Colin Sallee

January 11, 2015

As sophomore guard Billy Garrett Jr. blew past his defender toward the rim, he absorbed some contact while completing the play for an AND-1 opportunity. Instantly, four of his teammates at the end of the bench sprung into action. To celebrate the play, the four formed into a baseball diamond. Read More »...

New DePaul arena’s budget increases by $12.5 million

New DePaul arena’s budget increases by $12.5 million

Matthew Paras

January 11, 2015

In October, DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto praised the open communication between the Metropolitan Pier  and Exposition Authority and DePaul, saying how DePaul has been kept up to date in the process.  Read More »...

Redemption: Jamee Crockett of DePaul men’s basketball is finally healthy again

Redemption: Jamee Crockett of DePaul men’s basketball is finally healthy again

Matthew Paras

January 11, 2015

Jamee Crockett is finally healthy again — and now a threat for the Blue Demons Read More »...

DePaul’s dodgeball club grabs college life by the ball

DePaul’s dodgeball club grabs college life by the ball

Deanna Shilkus

November 16, 2014

It is quickly apparent to potential members of DePaul’s dodgeball club that even the team’s most seasoned players will welcome rookies to the game with open arms. Read More »...

DePaul’s hockey club rebuilding after losing nine seniors

DePaul’s hockey club rebuilding after losing nine seniors

Ellie Braida

October 26, 2014

“We’re in rebuilding mode right now.” Sports fans are used to hearing this phrase. It’s heard endlessly every year from eternally mediocre teams such as the Cubs, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Jacksonville Jaguars. But when DePaul’s hockey club team says this, they have solid reasoning ...

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