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NCAA releases Covid-19 guidelines for college basketball

DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao talks to a referee during the Blue Demons’ game against Georgetown on Feb. 8 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 27, 2020

A week after approving a start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season, Nov. 25, the NCAA has now released guidelines for testing, travel considerations and access to the court and bench areas.  The guidelines recommend testing three times per week on non-consecutive days throughout the se...

NCAA approves start date for college basketball

DePaul senior Deja Church drives to the basket against Destiny Strother in the Big East Tournament championship game on March 9 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

Six months after the 2019-2020 college basketball season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the sport now has its start date for the upcoming season.  The Division I council voted on Wednesday to approve Nov. 25 as the start date for the men’s and women’s college basketball season, tw...

DePaul lands 2021 four-star recruit David Jones

David Jones goes up to grab a rebound against Turkey in the 2018 U17 FIBA World Cup

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 31, 2020

DePaul’s 2021 recruiting class got a boost on Monday when four-star recruit David Jones verbally committed to the Blue Demons.  Jones, who announced his commitment on Instagram, is now the third four-star recruit in the class of 2021 to verbally commit to head coach Dave Leitao. Ahamad Bynum and...

Bucks players don’t take the court for NBA playoff game

Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Associated Press

August 26, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players made their strongest statement yet against racial injustice Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn't take the floor for their playoff game against the Orlando Magic. The teams were set to begin Game 5 of their series shortly after 4 p.m., with the Bucks needing...

Eli Cain signs with Ukrainian side MBC Mykolaiv

DePaul senior guard Eli Cain drives past Georgetown freshman guard James Akinjo during a March 6, 2019 game against Georgetown.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 31, 2020

Former DePaul guard Eli Cain has signed with the MBC Mykolaiv of the Ukrainan basketball league, he announced on his Instagram on Friday. Cain played for the Blue Demons from 2015-19, starting 127 of the 129 games he played for the Big East team. Coming over from New Jersey, Cain was one of head...

Big East men’s basketball assistant coaches come together to form Coaches For Action

DePaul men's basketball assistant coaches Marc Hsu looks on from the bench last season.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 14, 2020

The idea was started by four Big East men’s basketball assistant coaches. But after a couple of zoom calls and a group chat began, 17 more assistant coaches joined the new Coaches For Action coalition in June. Inspired by the recent protests in America following the deaths of George Floyd, Breon...

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...

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...

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