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From three-star recruit to NBA prospect: Paul Reed is ready for next level

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed dunks the ball against Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 20, 2020

When Paul Reed arrived at DePaul in 2017, he was not penciled in as one of the starters to begin the season. Even with his family traveling from Orlando to Chicago to watch Reed play in his first college basketball game, the forward only played one minute in a 72-58 loss to Notre Dame. In that momen...

DePaul lands Max Williams as preferred walk-on

Max Williams dribbles up the basketball for IMG Academy. Williams committed to DePaul on Monday as a preferred walk-on

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 16, 2020

Growing up, Max Williams always had a goal to play basketball for a Division I school. On Monday, Williams was able to achieve that goal as he committed to DePaul as a preferred walk-on. “Growing up and being born in the city of Chicago and being acclimated to the special basketball culture that exists w...

Big East announces COVID-19 task force, geographical divisions for soccer and volleyball

DePaul's Jacob Seeto defending a Marquette forward during a 1-0 loss at Wish Field on Nov. 16, 2019.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 8, 2020

In an effort to bring back college sports in time for the fall, the Big East put together a plan that gives the conference a better chance of having fall sports. On Monday, the conference announced that they are forming a COVID-19 task force, with DePaul women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno bei...

Dave Leitao reflects on George Floyd, protests, racism in America

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 5, 2020

In the last couple of months, there hasn't been as much basketball talk during DePaul’s team meetings. But that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t used this opportunity to focus on other more pressing topics around the U.S. They have.  On Sunday, DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao...

Former DePaul basketball players working at the same hospital helping the fight against COVID-19

Former DePaul guard Brooke Schulte guards a Butler player on January 14, 2017.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 26, 2020

When former DePaul women’s basketball player Brooke Schulte was waiting to have her interview with Northwestern Memorial Hospital back in December, she received a text message from a former DePaul men’s basketball player — Peter Ryckbosch — who had already been working at the same hospital in...

Ken Burmeister, former DePaul men’s basketball assistant coach, dies at 72

Ken Burmeister died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 72.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

Former DePaul men’s basketball assistant coach Ken Burmeister died on Tuesday. He was 72. Loyola University said that Burmeister died following a fight with cancer.  Burmeister began his coaching career at University of Texas at Arlington, where he was an assistant coach from 1976-79. After ...

DePaul picks up graduate transfer Ray Salnave

Ray Salnave has joined DePaul as a graduate transfer

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

After losing five players to the transfer portal since the season ended in March, DePaul has now added three transfers to help bolster the 2020-21 roster. Monmouth graduate transfer Ray Salnave announced on Wednesday that he chose DePaul over Loyola Marymount, joining Javon Freeman-Liberty and Courv...

Big East, DePaul working toward 2020-2021 sports plan

Big East commissioner Val Ackerman

Lawrence Kreymer and Nate Burleyson

May 8, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic altering life for people all over the world, only one thing is certain right now -- nothing is guaranteed the next day. In the world of college athletics, there are no guarantees regarding how sports will return to schools for the 2020-21 academic year. During a medi...

DePaul lands transfer Javon Freeman-Liberty

Javon Freeman-Liberty drives to the basket against Indiana State on Jan. 29. On Friday, Freeman-Liberty announced he was transferring to DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 1, 2020

After Courvoisier McCauley announced he was transferring to DePaul on April 22, the Blue Demons have now secured a second player via the transfer portal in a matter of nine days. On Friday, Valparaiso transfer Javon Freeman-Liberty announced he was coming back home to play for DePaul. Before Freema...

DePaul and Loyola-Chicago agree to two-season scheduling agreement

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

After seven years of not playing each other, DePaul and Loyola-Chicago will finally meet each other again during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. Both schools announced on Thursday that they agreed to a two-season agreement, with the first game coming at Wintrust Arena on Dec. 13 followed by a return...

DePaul adds Courvoisier McCauley via transfer portal

Courvoisier McCauley verbally committed to DePaul on Wednesday.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

After losing five players to the NCAA transfer portal in the last month, DePaul has finally landed a transfer of its own. Lincoln Memorial (Division II) All-American transfer Courvoisier McCauley verbally committed to the Blue Demons on Wednesday.  McCauley spent two years at Lincoln Memorial, but his big jump c...

DePaul senior Jalen Coleman-Lands enters transfer portal

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands walks off the court after a 74-69 loss to Buffalo on Dec. 8 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

The NCAA transfer portal has now claimed five DePaul players since the season ended March 12. DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands is the latest player to leave the program, joining Devin Gage, Sullivan Menard, Mick Sullivan and Flynn Cameron to enter the portal. Gage recently announced he was ...

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