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Villanova head coach Jay Wright stunned the college basketball world with his decision to retire on Wednesday.

Villanova coach Jay Wright announces decision to retire

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2022

Jay Wright, a Hall of Fame inductee in 2021, is retiring from coaching after 21 seasons at Villanova, he announced Wednesday night.  Wright's retirement at the age of 60 was unexpected and sent shock...

Miami Heat guard Max Strus, center right, looks to pass the ball as Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre Hunter (12) and guard Kevin Huerter (3) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 8, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Max Strus can’t be counted out

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2022

Uncertainty crept into Max Strus’ mind three years ago. He did not know if this was the end of the road for his basketball career. He just came into the league as an undrafted rookie out of DePaul University,...

Kansas senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands cuts down a piece of the net after defeating Miami in the Elite Eight at the United Center Sunday afternoon.

‘This comes full circle’: Jalen Coleman-Lands gets his crowning moment in Elite Eight victory

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2022

It all came together in the city where he spent two years of his college career in -- Chicago. It happened in the stadium where he grew up dreaming to play in -- the United Center. And it was the game...

Miamis Charlie Moore passes in traffic during the first half of a college basketball game in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament Friday, March 25, 2022, in Chicago.

Even without Charlie Moore’s scoring, Miami’s dream season continues with Sweet 16 victory over Iowa State

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2022

Miami did not need Charlie Moore’s scoring to defeat No. 11 Iowa State in the Sweet 16 at the United Center Friday night.  It just needed Moore to direct play, find open teammates and play smart...

Miamis Charlie Moore, left, celebrates with Miami head coach Jim Larranaga, right, after a win over Auburn in a college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday, March 20, 2022, in Greenville, S.C.

Charlie Moore’s unique college career sees him return home for the NCAA Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2022

Before Charlie Moore decided to transfer from DePaul and leave home last year, he had a conversation with his dad, Curtis, about the next steps he should take in his basketball career. The conversation...

Providence head coach Ed Cooley conducts practice for the NCAA mens college basketball tournament Thursday, March 24, 2022, in Chicago. Providence faces Kansas in a Sweet 16 game on Friday

‘Doubt got us here’: Providence looks to keep magical season going when it meets Kansas in the Sweet 16

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2022

This is a team that has been doubted pretty much all season. This is a team that was picked to finish seventh in the Big East in the coaches’ preseason poll. This is not a team filled with household...

DePaul senior guard Javon Freeman-Liberty looks to attack the basket.

Men’s basketball: Javon Freeman-Liberty to mull his future before deciding next step

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2022

NEW YORK -- DePaul senior guard Javon Freeman-Liberty had a career season for his hometown school.  He led the Big East in scoring at 21.7 points per game, averaged 7.3 rebounds and was recently named...

DePaul senior guard Courvoisier McCauley looks to drive past a St. Johns defender at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.

Men’s basketball: DePaul fails to match St. John’s energy in 92-73 loss in the Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

NEW YORK -- This was not the same DePaul team that scored 99 points and beat St. John’s by five just 10 days earlier in Chicago. This was not the DePaul team that won six Big East games and had become...

DePaul junior forward Nick Ongenda looks to pass the pass the ball during a game against St. Johns on Feb. 27 at Wintrust Arena.

Preview: DePaul has momentum heading into first-round matchup with St. John’s

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

NEW YORK -- DePaul finally has something it has rarely had entering a Big East Tournament -- momentum.  The Blue Demons won three of their last four regular season games to close out Tony Stubblefield’s...

DePaul senior guard Javon Freeman-Liberty celebrates with his team during a 91-80 victory over Marquette on March 2.

Men’s Basketball: Regular season showed competitive spirit that can put fear in conference opponents

Joshua M. Hicks, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2022

Tony Stubblefield’s first season as DePaul’s men’s basketball head coach has been nothing short of a success. Although the team struggled in conference play, finishing with a 6-14 record throughout...

Womens basketball forward Aneesah Morrow taking a shot against Butler on Dec. 3.

Morrow, Freeman-Liberty lead Blue Demons with conference accolades

Joshua M. Hicks, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2022

DePaul basketball made major splashes this season with Big East honors. On the men’s side, senior guard Javon Freeman-Liberty was named to the All-Big East Second Team. Freeman-Liberty became the...

Connecticuts Andre Jackson (44) falls on top of DePauls Nick Ongenda (14) as Connecticuts Isaiah Whaley (5) helps defend on the play during the second half

Men’s basketball: DePaul closes out regular season with loss at UConn

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2022

DePaul had no answer for UConn’s physicality and strength in Saturday’s regular season finale. The Huskies controlled the paint from the start and cruised to a 75-68 victory Saturday afternoon. The...

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