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Freshman forward Liam Mullins (center) battles with junior forward John Gates (right) in DePauls match against Loyola September 19

DePaul and Loyola Chicago rivalry stands strong during fall season

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor October 1, 2023

Three DePaul sports teams faced tough competition against Loyola University Chicago this month. DePaul women’s soccer lost a close 0-1 match to Loyola at Wish Field on Sept. 10 off of an 85th-minute...

Men’s soccer assistant coach Martin Alba (center) acknowledges a strong first half in DePaul’s matchup against Loyola Chicago on Sept. 19

Meet DePaul’s newest fall sports assistant coaches

Eli Smith, Contributing Writer September 24, 2023

Three DePaul teams have new assistant coaches tasked with maintaining team culture and proper development for their athletes.  Peter McKeown, assistant coach for women’s soccer, came to DePaul this...

Olivia Borowiak racing in the Big East Cross Country Championship on Oct. 29, 2022.

DePaul Cross Country kicks off season strong with double second-place finish

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor September 17, 2023

DePaul men’s and women’s cross-country opened their season at the Bradley Invitational in Peoria, Illinois on Friday. The teams finished second overall on both sides. “Overall, I was pretty pleased,”...

Freshman four-star recruit Zion Cruz plays defense against a Marian guard in Wintrust Arena on Nov. 1.

BREAKING: DePaul guard Zion Cruz enters transfer portal

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter September 13, 2023

Four-star recruit and sophomore guard Zion Cruz is reportedly leaving DePaul and entering the transfer portal, the university confirmed Wednesday afternoon. “We can confirm that Zion Cruz is not enrolled...

Nick Ongenda dunks during the Blue Demons’ 84-70 loss against Creighton on Saturday, March 4. Ongenda plans on entering his name in the 2023 NBA Draft, leaving DePaul after four seasons.

Nick Ongenda opts out of final season at DePaul, enters 2023 NBA Draft

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor June 4, 2023

DePaul standout center, Nick Ongenda, will forgo his final season of college eligibility and remain in the 2023 NBA Draft.  The Canadian native took to his Instagram story on Thursday morning posting,...

Max Strus became the 12th Blue Demon in history to appear in the NBA Finals.

COLUMN: Max Strus makes NBA Finals, why it’s important for DePaul

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor June 4, 2023

DePaul basketball has not been a significant presence in the national scene or a source of NBA talent in recent decades, but as of recent, the program has seen a resurgence of productivity at the next...

Sophomore Darius Brown finished in 11th place of the Men’s 110-meter Hurdles during the Quarterfinals on Friday, May 25 with a time of 13.66.

Track & Field competes in NCAA prelims after historic season

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor May 29, 2023

DePaul’s track and field team sent four athletes to compete in the NCAA first round in Sacramento, California. Sophomores Alex Bernstein and Darius Brown represented the men’s team, while senior Tori...

Men’s basketball coach Tony Stubblefield at a press conference in November.

COLUMN: How landing Elijah Fisher should improve DePaul’s recruiting moving forward

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor May 29, 2023

For the past two decades, DePaul basketball was perceived by many as an afterthought in the realm of Chicago sports. With regular low attendance figures and limited local media coverage, the team has struggled...

DePaul club hockey reached the second round of the ACHA Mens Division II Central Regionals and lost to Iowa.

From rags to regionals: How DePaul hockey changed the game this year

Meredith Bach , Contributing Writer May 15, 2023

“The buzzer went off and that feeling when you get to throw your helmet off, ... it’s a kind of feeling you can’t really explain. We were the first DePaul team in history to win that thing,” said...

Teddy Grubbs appeared in 74 games for DePaul, where he averaged 7.9 points per game.

Former DePaul player, Teddy Grubbs, passes away at 62

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor May 7, 2023

Former DePaul men’s basketball player Theodore “Teddy” Grubbs who had a complicated history passed away on Thursday, April 25, at the age of 62.  Grubbs, born and raised in Chicago, Illinois...

Fisher annouced via his instagram on Friday morning that he would be transferring to DePaul.

DePaul lands transfers from Texas Tech, South Carolina with Elijah Fisher and Carter Jr.

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor May 7, 2023

DePaul head coach Tony Stubblefield continues to add talent this offseason through the transfer portal after securing both South Carolina guard Chico Carter Jr. and Texas Tech guard Elijah Fisher.  Fisher...

Fans cheer on the men’s basketball team in DePaul’s opener against Loyola Maryland on Nov. 7, 2022. Wintrust Arena sold out for the first time on Jan. 28 against Marquette, per DePaul athletics.

DePaul men’s basketball: Struggling team finds modest attendance boost

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor April 30, 2023

As the clock hit zero, the Blue Crew’s chants cried out near the Xavier bench as DePaul, against all odds, upset the No. 8 team in the country at home in front of 2,924 fans on Wednesday, Jan. 18. 10...

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