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Division 1 Council grants extra year of eligibility for spring sport athletes

Division 1 Council grants extra year of eligibility for spring sport athletes

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council voted to allow schools to grant spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility on Monday, in light of the cancellation of all division one sports for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Scholarship rules were adjusted to allow schools to retain more ...

Paul Reed declares for NBA draft

Paul Reed declares for NBA draft

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 28, 2020

DePaul junior Paul Reed declared for the 2020 NBA Draft Saturday evening per Stadium. Reed is projected to be a first-round pick and the first DePaul player since Wilson Chandler to be drafted in the first round to the NBA.  Reed averaged 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds in the 2019-2020 season and not...

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The Big East athletic conference is canceling all spring sports for the remainder of the season, they announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. This decision to cancel comes after the NCAA made the decision earlier to cancel its spring and winter championships.  Earlier today, the Big East men’s basketba...

Big East Tournament has been canceled

Big East Tournament has been canceled

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- After discussing concerns around the coronavirus with the 10 teams, the Big East announced on Thursday they are canceling the rest of the tournament. The announcement came during halftime in the St. John’s-Creighton game at Madison Square Garden. With the announcement coming during the brea...

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- DePaul went into the Big East Tournament knowing exactly what they needed to do in order to qualify for the NCAA Tournament -- win all four games and they are in. Well, that challenge began against Xavier in the first round at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.  The Blue Demons wer...

DePaul hockey to host Team Ireland

DePaul hockey to host Team Ireland

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor & Staff Photographer

March 11, 2020

Yes, this is actually happening. Sometimes, a good connection can land you something new. But other times, they can lead to enormous opportunities. Head Coach Danny Randall of DePaul University’s hockey team announced on Thursday that they’ll face off against Team Ireland, a spectacle that has never oc...

Preview: DePaul faces Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Preview: DePaul faces Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

When DePaul began Big East play against Seton Hall on Dec. 30, the Blue Demons looked like a team destined for the NCAA Tournament. With a 12-1 record and multiple impressive wins, DePaul built a resume that was strong enough to possibly earn an at-large bid in March. But the Blue Demons failed to build on that ...

DePaul men’s basketball looks to make a splash as last seed in Big East tournament

DePaul men’s basketball looks to make a splash as last seed in Big East tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

When: March 11-14 Where: Madison Square Garden Stakes: Winner goes to the NCAA Tournament. Narratives The Blue Demons have not won a game in the Big East Tournament since 2014. DePaul is going to face Xavier in the first round on Wednesday. The Blue Demons lost both meetings this season by a ...

COMMENTARY: A miracle at the Garden won’t save the Dave Leitao regime

COMMENTARY: A miracle at the Garden won’t save the Dave Leitao regime

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

Everyone is allowed to believe in miracles; it’s what makes sports so magical. That’s why the month of March is so special in college basketball, because every team has a chance to go on a magical run to close their season – even the bottom feeders. Just a couple of weeks ago, America celebrate...

DePaul gets crushed by Providence 93-55 in regular-season finale

DePaul gets crushed by Providence 93-55 in regular-season finale

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

A college basketball season doesn’t seem so long, in fact it’s only four months long, but there are plenty of twists and turns throughout that four-month long marathon. Take DePaul and Providence for example -- the Blue Demons began the season winning 12 of their first 13 games, while the Friars only...

Devin Gage leaving DePaul at end of the season

Devin Gage leaving DePaul at end of the season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

Junior guard Devin Gage is transferring from DePaul after the end of the 2019-2020 season, Evan Daniels of 247Sports reported on Wednesday. Gage becomes the ninth transfer during head coach Dave Leitao’s tenure since the 2015-16 season. Gage is a grad transfer and will have one year left of eligibi...

DePaul defeats Marquette 69-68 for third conference win of the season

DePaul defeats Marquette 69-68 for third conference win of the season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

In the final home game of the season, DePaul provided its fans with plenty to cheer about against the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Blue Demons and the Golden Eagles traded shots at each other for 40 minutes, but it was the home team who made the key plays down the stretch and came out victorious 69-68 a...

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