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DePaul men’s basketball student manager dies after battle with cancer

DePaul men’s basketball student manager dies after battle with cancer

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 12, 2019

DePaul men’s basketball student manager Aameer Sahi died Monday after battling a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, a form of sarcoma cancer, his father told the Chicago Tribune. Sahi was released from the hospital last week to go live in his home in Indiana to begin hospice care. Sahi, 21...

Blue Demons’ games in Europe give fans first glimpse of new players in action

Blue Demons’ games in Europe give fans first glimpse of new players in action

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 8, 2019

When DePaul’s 2018-2019 season ended April 5 with a 77-65 loss to South Florida in game three of the CBI championship series, fans and head coach Dave Leitao turned their immediate attention to next season’s team. For the first time, Blue Demon fans got to see that group of players in action duri...

Leitao, Lenti-Ponsetto settle order of protection case against former DePaul associate head coach

Leitao, Lenti-Ponsetto settle order of protection case against former DePaul associate head coach

Lawrence Kreymer and Shane René, Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief

July 30, 2019

Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao agreed to terms on Monday with former associate head coach Rick Carter over an order of protection filed against him in September after he allegedly made threatening comments toward them. The agreement states that Carter must stay a...

DePaul men’s basketball program placed on 3 years probation for violation of NCAA ethical conduct rules

DePaul men’s basketball program placed on 3 years probation for violation of NCAA ethical conduct rules

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 23, 2019

On the surface, the DePaul men’s basketball program has been on an upward trajectory recently. But all that momentum built up in the last few months came crashing down Tuesday. DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao has been suspended for the first three games in the 2019-2020 season f...

DePaul Blue Demons add another big man to 2019-20 roster

DePaul Blue Demons add another big man to 2019-20 roster

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 16, 2019

With an already strong recruiting class coming in this upcoming season, DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao added another player to the 2019-2020 roster on Monday. Nick Ongenda, a six-foot-10-inch center, will head to DePaul after previously committing to Western Kentucky.  “Nick is a gr...

DePaul senior guard Max Strus signs two-way contract with Celtics

DePaul senior guard Max Strus signs two-way contract with Celtics

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 21, 2019

By the conclusion of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday, 60 players heard their names called by Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatumn, but former DePaul guard Max Strus was not one of them. Strus, however, wasted no time as an undrafted free agent, as he agreed to a two-way contract...

5 best moments for DePaul athletics from the 2018-2019 season

5 best moments for DePaul athletics from the 2018-2019 season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 3, 2019

A year that has been filled with multiple Big East Tournament champions, massive comebacks in championship games, multiple teams making the NCAA Tournament, freshmen bursting out onto the scene and seniors making their final contributions at DePaul: The DePaulia revisit the five best moments from this...

Blue Demon Rundown

Blue Demon Rundown

The DePaulia Staff

May 28, 2019

Track and Field Henry Larkin helped continued his  impressive freshman season by advancing to the quaterfinals at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento, California. Larkin competed in the 400-meter dash on Wednesday and finished with a time of 46.76, coming close to his personal best and scho...

COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

DePaul men’s basketball has been irrelevant in Chicago, and certainly in the national landscape, for over a decade now. But after finishing with a winning record for the first time since the 2006-2007 season and making it to the CBI championship series, the Blue Demons believe they are ready to re-e...

Former Blue Demon star participates in G League Elite Camp

Former Blue Demon star participates in G League Elite Camp

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

May 13, 2019

There are 80 players expected to attend the NBA G League Elite Camp May 12-14 at Quest Multisport in Chicago. Press him hard enough, and now former DePaul Blue Demon star Max Strus could probably figure out the other 39 draft-eligible prospects who will join him at the event — the other 40 particip...

Lenti Ponsetto: ‘We haven’t arrived yet’

Lenti Ponsetto: ‘We haven’t arrived yet’

Shane Rene & Lawrence Kreymer, Managing Editor & Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

DePaul’s men’s basketball program has seen brighter days. But now, for the first time in more than a decade, it can also look back on its darker ones. The Blue Demons’ 2018-19 campaign ended an 11-year postseason drought with the program’s first winning season since Jerry Wainwright marched ...

The next generation of DePaul men’s basketball

The next generation of DePaul men’s basketball

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

May 6, 2019

The group of young adults who turn around this DePaul Blue Demon men’s basketball program will instantly become Chicago legends. But just because Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao has landed his best recruiting class since 2007, secured the services of three former four-star transfer players who are ...

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