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Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao, DePaul file order of protection against former assistant coach who challenges claims

Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao, DePaul file order of protection against former assistant coach who challenges claims

Benjamin Conboy & Shane Rene, Editor in Chief & Managing Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Features, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

DePaul University, Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao led for an emergency order of protection from former assistant head coach Rick Carter after he allegedly made threatening comments towards them. Leitao requested the protection order on S...

New testimony in NCAA trial hits another DePaul men’s basketball coach

New testimony in NCAA trial hits another DePaul men’s basketball coach

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

As the trial continues surrounding the NCAA’s corruption scandal, Brian Bowen Sr., the father of former five-star recruit Brian Bowen II, made new allegations about DePaul assistant men’s basketball coach Shane Heirman, and now a second DePaul assistant Tim Anderson. Brian Bowen Sr. testified e...

Lopez joins crowded DePaul backcourt

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul Blue Demons roster for the 2019-2020 season just got one man stronger today, as 6-foot-5-inch shooting guard Oscar Lopez has given a verbal commitment to DePaul University and head coach Dave Leitao according to 247Sports.com. The class of 2019 Torrance, Calif. native took an o...

DePaul lands top 100 recruit

DePaul lands top 100 recruit

Andrew Hattersly, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Romeo Weems has company for the second time since he committed to DePaul on May 22, 2018, as another top 100 recruit jumped on board Sunday morning. This time it’s Uplift Community High School point guard Markese Jacobs, who committed to the Blue Demons. Jacobs is rated as a four-star r...

NCAA trial hits assistant men’s basketball coach

Shane Rene, Managine Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The FBI’s sweeping investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball hit the courtroom this week, featuring testimony on Thursday from Brian Bowen Sr., the father of former five- star recruit Brian Bowen II. Answering questions about a $100,000 payment from Adidas executives J...

King of the Court

King of the Court

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

There are lions in Chicago. Two iconic bronze lions have guarded the entrance of the Art Institute of Chicago for 124 years. Four miles north, real lions prowl about at the Kovler Lion House at Lincoln Park Zoo. But now, there's another lion in Chicago. Well, not a real lion. Not even a depiction...

DePaul assistant Shane Heirman named in NCAA corruption trial

DePaul assistant Shane Heirman named in NCAA corruption trial

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The FBI’s sweeping investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball hit the courtroom this week, featuring testimony on Thursday from Brian Bowen Sr., the father of former five-star recruit Brian Bowen II. Answering questions about a $100,000 payment from Adidas executives James Gatto ...

Blue Demons nab three star, class of 2019 recruit

Blue Demons nab three star, class of 2019 recruit

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul Blue Demons roster for the 2019-2020 season just got one man stronger today. According to 247Sports.com, 2019 6-foot-5-inch shooting guard Oscar Lopez has given a verbal commitment to DePaul University and head coach Dave Leitao. The Torrance, Calif. native took an official visit to DePaul...

Third time around, grad transfer lands at DePaul

Third time around, grad transfer lands at DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Last week the DePaul men’s basketball team announced that graduate transfer Lyrik Shreiner will be joining the 2018-2019 roster. Shreiner will be eligible for two seasons after previously playing at TCU and Cal State Northridge. “I thought this would be a great place to get better and to be apart o...

Cameron returns with new sense of confidence

Cameron returns with new sense of confidence

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul redshirt freshman basketball player Flynn Cameron wants to become a complete point guard. Via an 11.3 point, 6.0 rebound, and 5.6 assist per game effort at the FIBA U18 Championships Aug. 5 to Aug. 11 in Thailand that included a 19 point, 12 assist, 10 rebound triple-double in a semifinal game...

Commentary: A long summer at Sullivan Athletic Center

Commentary: A long summer at Sullivan Athletic Center

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

If you followed the DePaul Blue Demons athletic department over the summer, you probably spent some time scratching your head. From recruiting drama to sudden, high-profile retirements, to text messages from Rick Pitino, the Sullivan Athletic Center was a place where mystery abounded. It was a...

Blue Demon basketball adds another transfer player

Blue Demon basketball adds another transfer player

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

September 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The depth chart at the shooting guard position became a little more crowded today for the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball program. DePaul announced the addition of 6-foot-3-inch graduate transfer Lyrik Shreiner who will become immediately eligible for the 2018-2019 season and will have two tota...

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