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DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands granted sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands granted sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands has been granted a sixth year of eligibility after receiving a waiver from the NCAA, the athletic department announced Wednesday.  Coleman-Lands transferred from Illinois to DePaul in 2017 and had to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules. But ...

DePaul extends Dave Leitao’s contract through 2023-24 season

DePaul extends Dave Leitao’s contract through 2023-24 season

Lawrence Kreymer and Shane René

April 2, 2020

DePaul University and men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao have mutually agreed to a contract extension on Thursday, per release. The contract extension will keep Leitao at the program’s helm through the end of the 2023-24 season. A source told The DePaulia that Leitao’s new contract features...

Paul Reed declares for NBA draft

Paul Reed declares for NBA draft

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 28, 2020

DePaul junior Paul Reed declared for the 2020 NBA Draft Saturday evening per Stadium. Reed is projected to be a first-round pick and the first DePaul player since Wilson Chandler to be drafted in the first round to the NBA.  Reed averaged 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds in the 2019-2020 season and not...

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The Big East athletic conference is canceling all spring sports for the remainder of the season, they announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. This decision to cancel comes after the NCAA made the decision earlier to cancel its spring and winter championships.  Earlier today, the Big East men’s basketba...

Big East Tournament has been canceled

Big East Tournament has been canceled

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- After discussing concerns around the coronavirus with the 10 teams, the Big East announced on Thursday they are canceling the rest of the tournament. The announcement came during halftime in the St. John’s-Creighton game at Madison Square Garden. With the announcement coming during the brea...

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- DePaul went into the Big East Tournament knowing exactly what they needed to do in order to qualify for the NCAA Tournament -- win all four games and they are in. Well, that challenge began against Xavier in the first round at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.  The Blue Demons wer...

Preview: DePaul faces Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Preview: DePaul faces Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

When DePaul began Big East play against Seton Hall on Dec. 30, the Blue Demons looked like a team destined for the NCAA Tournament. With a 12-1 record and multiple impressive wins, DePaul built a resume that was strong enough to possibly earn an at-large bid in March. But the Blue Demons failed to build on that ...

COMMENTARY: A miracle at the Garden won’t save the Dave Leitao regime

COMMENTARY: A miracle at the Garden won’t save the Dave Leitao regime

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

Everyone is allowed to believe in miracles; it’s what makes sports so magical. That’s why the month of March is so special in college basketball, because every team has a chance to go on a magical run to close their season – even the bottom feeders. Just a couple of weeks ago, America celebrate...

DePaul gets crushed by Providence 93-55 in regular-season finale

DePaul gets crushed by Providence 93-55 in regular-season finale

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

A college basketball season doesn’t seem so long, in fact it’s only four months long, but there are plenty of twists and turns throughout that four-month long marathon. Take DePaul and Providence for example -- the Blue Demons began the season winning 12 of their first 13 games, while the Friars only...

Devin Gage leaving DePaul at end of the season

Devin Gage leaving DePaul at end of the season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

Junior guard Devin Gage is transferring from DePaul after the end of the 2019-2020 season, Evan Daniels of 247Sports reported on Wednesday. Gage becomes the ninth transfer during head coach Dave Leitao’s tenure since the 2015-16 season. Gage is a grad transfer and will have one year left of eligibi...

DePaul defeats Marquette 69-68 for third conference win of the season

DePaul defeats Marquette 69-68 for third conference win of the season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

In the final home game of the season, DePaul provided its fans with plenty to cheer about against the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Blue Demons and the Golden Eagles traded shots at each other for 40 minutes, but it was the home team who made the key plays down the stretch and came out victorious 69-68 a...

Blue Demons fall to Butler 60-42 in poor offensive display

Blue Demons fall to Butler 60-42 in poor offensive display

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

Since DePaul brought back Dave Leitao in 2015 to lead the men’s basketball program, the Blue Demons have had multiple horrendous offensive showings in the Big East. But Leitao and DePaul reached a new low on Saturday when the Blue Demons’ offense only managed to score 42 points – the fewest am...

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