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Red hot, ice cold

Red hot, ice cold

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Loyola-Chicago’s men’s basketball program ended their spectacular NCAA tournament run Saturday night with a 69-57 loss to No. 3 Michigan in the Final Four, and the DePaul Blue Demons watched from home for the fourteenth consecutive year. That drought was even longer for the Loyola Ramblers, who wo...

Roster rollover: Blue Demons’ leading scorer enters NBA draft without agent

Roster rollover: Blue Demons’ leading scorer enters NBA draft without agent

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul redshirt junior forward Max Strus has taken an important step on his journey toward realizing his NBA dream. The university announced via a press release Wednesday afternoon Strus’ intention to declare for the 2018 NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, meaning he has until June 11 to decide if he wants to keep ...

Sophomore guard Cyrus becomes eighth transfer of Leitao era

Sophomore guard Cyrus becomes eighth transfer of Leitao era

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus announced in a tweet Monday evening he is transferring from DePaul after two seasons with the program. He is the eighth player to transfer in Leitao’s second stint with the Blue Demons that began in 2015. “I would like to thank DePaul University, coach Leitao, staff...

Strus declares for NBA draft

Strus declares for NBA draft

Paul Steeno

March 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

DePaul Blue Demon redshirt junior forward Max Strus has taken an important step on his journey towards realizing his NBA dream. The university announced via a press release this afternoon Strus' intention to declare for the 2018 NBA draft. He hasn't hired an agent, meaning if he doesn't hear his na...

Brandon Cyrus to transfer from DePaul

Brandon Cyrus to transfer from DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus announced in a tweet Monday evening he is transferring from DePaul after two seasons with the program. pic.twitter.com/QPTjGzUMms — Brandon Cyrus (@BrandonCyrus4) March 27, 2018 “I would like to thank DePaul University, coach Leitao, staff, and fans for giving me the op...

Swing and a miss: DePaul whiffs on four-star recruit

Swing and a miss: DePaul whiffs on four-star recruit

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2018


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

Going public with his college decision two days before his originally scheduled March 21 decision date, four-star big man Bryan Penn-Johnson announced via Twitter Monday evening his commitment to the University of Washington. "First of all, I want to thank God for all of my gifts [and] opportunities...

Eighth grader no longer committed to DePaul

Eighth grader no longer committed to DePaul

Paul Steeno

March 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The hits keep on coming for the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team in the recruiting department. Eighth grader Amari Bailey, who is from Chicago and originally committed to DePaul University in August, renounced his commitment to DePaul via his Instagram account yesterday. Bailey attends Skinner We...

Close losses define another frustrating season

Close losses define another frustrating season

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

If you didn't watch a second of DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball up until a 72-69 defeat against Marquette in the first round of the Big East tournament Wednesday that game provided you with everything you need to know about these Blue Demons. So close all season. Another missed game-winning attemp...

Big East Tournament: DePaul’s season ends in familiar fashion

Big East Tournament: DePaul’s season ends in familiar fashion

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Big East Tournament, Men's Sports, Sports

NEW YORK — It was a movie DePaul fans had seen many times this season; an up and down journey to a single possession gone awry in the final seconds — so predictable it's almost comical. But falling short in a must-win game at Madison Square Garden against a team you beat just two weeks before is...

Men come up one shot shy of senior-day upset

Men come up one shot shy of senior-day upset

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A career night from Blue Demon sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus and a late game comeback that gave DePaul a chance to tie on the last possession weren’t enough, as the No. 3/4 ranked Xavier Musketeers (27-4; 15-3 Big East) escaped Wintrust Arena with a 65-62 win over the DePaul Blue Demons (11-19; 4-14 ...

DePaul honors five seniors in final home game

DePaul honors five seniors in final home game

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

All good things must come to an end. On Saturday at Wintrust Arena, the DePaul athletic department bid farewell to five seniors on the men's basketball team in a short ceremony that followed a 65-62 loss to the No. 3/4 Xavier Musketeers. With their families and friends in tow, DePaul recognized each ...

Blue Demons drop another heartbreaker at Wintrust

Blue Demons drop another heartbreaker at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

March 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A career night from Blue Demon sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus and a late game comeback that gave DePaul a chance to tie on the last possession weren't enough, as the No. 3/4 ranked Xavier Musketeers (27-4; 15-3) escaped Wintrust Arena with a 65-62 win over the DePaul Blue Demons (11-19; 4-14). With 16.3 ...

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