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DePaul finds true love with their Romeo

DePaul finds true love with their Romeo

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 22, 2018


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

The DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team just received a verbal commitment from a potentially program-changing recruit. On an Instagram live video taken in his high school gymnasium, class of 2019 four-star small forward Romeo Weems picked the Blue Demons over Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State,...

Scouting Strus: He declared for the draft without an agent, so what are his odds of going pro?

Scouting Strus: He declared for the draft without an agent, so what are his odds of going pro?

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

I am not that smart. But by being friendly to people and awkwardly initiating conversations at credentialed events, I've formed relationships with enough legitimate experts to write informed stories with semblances of intelligence. When DePaul Blue Demon basketball star Max Strus announced at the end of March that he would declare for the 2018 ...

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018


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

I have to take my hat off to the fine folks at the NCAA and president Mark Emmert — they really know how to put on a show. Neck deep in corruption scandals, Emmert declared to the world that it was time for change — real change. But how serious was he? “You don’t waste Condoleezza Rice’s time,” he sa...

DePaul adds size with grad transfer Olujobi

DePaul adds size with grad transfer Olujobi

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

For the second week in a row, DePaul picked up a transfer Monday afternoon when North Carolina AT&T graduate transfer Femi Olujobi announced he would become the latest to join the Blue Demons. Olujobi pointed to the connection he developed with the coaching staff and current players during his ...

Ozanne adds Cleveland flavor; manners to Blue Demons incoming freshman class

Ozanne adds Cleveland flavor; manners to Blue Demons incoming freshman class

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

If athletic programs determined financial aid by how polite a recruit was, the DePaul Blue Demons newest basketball commit Josh Ozanne would instantly receive an upgrade from a preferred walk-on to a full ride. "That's got to go back to my parents," Ozanne said in a phone interview Saturday evening about the origin of his manners. "Ever si...

Femi Olujobi commits to DePaul

Femi Olujobi commits to DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

For the second week in a row, DePaul picked up a transfer Monday afternoon when North Carolina AT&T graduate transfer Femi Olujobi announced he would become a Blue Demon. In a tweet posted on his account, Olujobi said he was ready to take on the Big East.  "Let's terrorize the Big East," Olujobi said....

Former Arkansas small forward commits to DePaul

Former Arkansas small forward commits to DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul basketball program has enlisted help on the wing for the future. Arkansas transfer Darious Hall announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he has committed to DePaul. “I would like to thank God for this position he has allowed me to be in, and my mother who has supported and helped...

Can they fix it?:Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao express optimism about NCAA recommendations

Can they fix it?:Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao express optimism about NCAA recommendations

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

NCAA president Mark Emmert’s Commission on College Basketball released its recommendations to fix widespread corruption in college basketball Wednesday morning, calling for the end of the one-and-done era, regulations regarding the relationship between the NCAA and apparel companies and lifetime bans...

Arkansas transfer Darious Hall commits to DePaul

Arkansas transfer Darious Hall commits to DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul basketball program has enlisted help on the wing for the future. Arkansas transfer Darious Hall announced on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon that he has committed to DePaul. "I would like to thank God for this position he has allowed me to be in, and my mother who has supported...

DePaul lands preferred walk-on

DePaul lands preferred walk-on

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

When new DePaul Blue Demon commit Mick Sullivan entered Wintrust Arena in Chicago’s South Loop on his recruiting visit at the beginning of April, he viewed the arena the same way a wide-eyed child does when he first lays eyes on his presents on Christmas morning. “It was mind blowing, I had never s...

Sullivan appreciative of opportunity to become Blue Demon

Sullivan appreciative of opportunity to become Blue Demon

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

When new DePaul Blue Demon commit Mick Sullivan entered Wintrust Arena in Chicago's South Loop on his recruiting visit at the beginning of April, he viewed the arena the same way a wide-eyed child does when he first lays eyes on his presents on Christmas morning. "It was mind blowing, I had never...

Mada, Gates honored as Big East Field Athletes of the Week

Mada, Gates honored as Big East Field Athletes of the Week

Paul Steeno

April 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

It's a double dosage of Blue Demons in the Big East Conference honors list for track and field this week. In a result that surprised nobody, junior jumper Brian Mada earned Big East Men's Field Athlete of the Week. Mada won both the long jump and the triple jump at the Illinois Twilight meet on Saturday...

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