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DePaul defeats Alcorn State 74-52 in season opener

DePaul defeats Alcorn State 74-52 in season opener

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

A new-look DePaul team had no issues of handling Alcorn State in their first game of the season, the Blue Demons took down the Braves 72-54 Tuesday night at Wintrust Arena. With questions entering the season opener on how DePaul would perform with a revamped squad, the Blue Demons put some of those...

Preview: DePaul opens 2019-2020 season by hosting Alcorn State

Preview: DePaul opens 2019-2020 season by hosting Alcorn State

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

It’s been more than 30 weeks since the DePaul men’s basketball team played in a competitive game, but that will come to an end Tuesday night when the Blue Demons begin their 2019-2020 campaign by hosting Alcorn State.  The last time DePaul played in a game that counted was game three of the C...

Tim Anderson named DePaul’s head coach to start 2019-2020 season

Tim Anderson named DePaul’s head coach to start 2019-2020 season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

After months of speculation about who will lead the DePaul men’s basketball team while head coach Dave Leitao serves a three-game suspension to begin the 2019-2020 season, Blue Demon fans finally have an answer. The program announced Monday that assistant coach Tim Anderson will lead the Blue Demons for t...

DePaul dominates Marian in exhibition game with a 110-22 victory

DePaul dominates Marian in exhibition game with a 110-22 victory

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

After months of anticipation about the men’s basketball team, DePaul delivered on the expectations for one night against Marian in an exhibition game at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons defeated the visitors 110-22 in a game that wasn’t close from the start.  It took DePaul just four minutes to get in r...

Darious Hall prime to make a major different on defense

Darious Hall prime to make a major different on defense

Luke Meyers, Copy Editor

October 28, 2019

After redshirting a year due to NCAA transfer guidelines, Darious Hall is finally ready to suit up for the DePaul Blue Demons. In his freshman season at the University of Arkansas, he played in all 35 games and averaged 5.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game. He also shot 50 percent from ...

Romeo Weems ready to make instant impact at DePaul

Romeo Weems ready to make instant impact at DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

For Romeo Weems picking DePaul over schools like Michigan State and Ohio State came down to a simple decision: He wants to be coached. During his recruitment process, Weems was being looked at by some of the country’s most elite college basketball programs, teams like Michigan, Oregon, Ohio State and...

COMMENTARY: More talent, fewer excuses for Leitao and men’s basketball

COMMENTARY: More talent, fewer excuses for Leitao and men’s basketball

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

As DePaul gets ready to begin year five of the Dave Leitao experiment, the time to win has finally arrived. For the first four years of Leitao’s tenure, the Blue Demons have failed to move up in the Big East standings, finishing in last place three years in a row, and changing the narrative that DePa...

Former DePaul men’s basketball star lands two-way contract with Bulls

Former DePaul men’s basketball star lands two-way contract with Bulls

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

A native of Chicago’s south suburbs, Max Strus only played for two seasons at DePaul, spending his first chained to the bench by NCAA regulations after transferring from Division II Lewis University. But in just two short years, Strus laid the foundation to become one of the program’s most compelli...

DePaul basketball soars into 2019-20 season with blue madness

DePaul basketball soars into 2019-20 season with blue madness

Gordy Baba, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2019

The 2019-2020 DePaul basketball season officially kicked off on Thursday night as both the men’s and women’s teams put on a show in front of a packed house at McGrath-Phillips Arena.   DePaul’s annual Blue Madness event drew a sold-out crowd and gave students their first look at the Blue Demons in action. In a laun...

Chicago recruiting on the uptick for Blue Demons

Chicago recruiting on the uptick for Blue Demons

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

For years DePaul’s recruiting in Chicago has been lackluster, letting top tier players either go to rival schools within the city or allowing programs from the outside to come into Chicago and steal those recruits. For the first time in a long time, the Blue Demons were able to land two of the best C...

Strus signs tentative deal with Boston Celtics

Strus signs tentative deal with Boston Celtics

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

Former DePaul guard Max Strus signed a two-year deal with the Boston Celtics of the NBA on Sunday. Strus played two years at DePaul and averaged 20.1 points per game in his senior year. After his senior year, Strus went undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft before signing a two-way contract with the Celti...

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