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First and worst: Big East opposites

First and worst: Big East opposites

Lawrence Kreymer and Nate Burleyson

October 14, 2019

Before the start of every college basketball season, coaches and players from the Big East meet in New York for Media Day. Just like that has become a tradition, so has the DePaul men’s basketball team getting picked to finish last, while the women’s basketball team was picked to finish first. ...

Men’s basketball junior guard Charlie Moore granted waiver by NCAA

Men’s basketball junior guard Charlie Moore granted waiver by NCAA

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 5, 2019

Junior guard Charlie Moore, who transferred to DePaul from Kansas in May, has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to play this season.  “We are thrilled for Charlie and his family that he will be able to play immediately in his hometown," head coach Dave Leitao said in a statement.  “We apprec...

Blue Demons ready for tougher schedule

Blue Demons ready for tougher schedule

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 30, 2019

DePaul men’s basketball is about to enter their most pivotal season since head coach Dave Leitao returned in 2015. With the best collection of talent that Leitao has had since his first stint with the Blue Demons, the expectations are that the program produces back-to-back winning seasons and threatenin...

Leitao to receive extension following NCAA sanctions

Leitao to receive extension following NCAA sanctions

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

For close to two decades, DePaul’s men’s basketball program has been searching for a head coach that can return the Blue Demons to their winning ways. This past Thursday the university doubled down on current head coach Dave Leitao, announcing his contract will be extended through the 2023-24 basketball...

European trip helps build chemistry on and off the court for Blue Demons

European trip helps build chemistry on and off the court for Blue Demons

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 16, 2019

Following the loss to South Florida in the CBI championship series in April, DePaul’s attention and focus was immediately turned toward the 2019-2020 Blue Demons roster — which has the potential to be the most talented team that head coach Dave Leitao has had to work with since returning to DePaul in ...

DePaul, Leitao negotiate multi-year contract extension through 2023-24 season

DePaul, Leitao negotiate multi-year contract extension through 2023-24 season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

DePaul University and men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao are in negotiations over a multi-year extension that would keep Leitao at the program until the end of the 2023-2024 season, per school release on Thursday.  Leitao, who is suspended for the first three games of the 2019-2020 season due...

DePaul men’s basketball schedule 2019-20 season

DePaul men’s basketball schedule 2019-20 season

September 5, 2019

Oct. 29: Marian (Exhibition) TBA Nov. 5: Alcorn State 8:00 P.M. Nov. 6: Chicago 7:30 P.M. Nov. 8: Fairleigh Dickinson 7:00 P.M. Nov. 11: at Iowa 7:00 P.M. Nov. 16: Cornell 12:00 P.M. Nov. 23: at Boston College TBA Nov. 26: Central Michigan 7:00 P.M. Nov. 29: at Minnesota 2:00 ...

DePaul forward Carte’Are Gordon enters transfer portal

DePaul forward Carte’Are Gordon enters transfer portal

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

Junior forward Carte’Are Gordon, who transferred to DePaul University from St. Louis in January, has entered the transfer portal once again and will be looking to join his third school in 2019. Gordon didn’t play a single regular-season game for the Blue Demons last season due to NCAA transfer rules, but f...

DePaul men’s basketball student manager dies after battle with cancer

DePaul men’s basketball student manager dies after battle with cancer

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 12, 2019

DePaul men’s basketball student manager Aameer Sahi died Monday after battling a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, a form of sarcoma cancer, his father told the Chicago Tribune. Sahi was released from the hospital last week to go live in his home in Indiana to begin hospice care. Sahi, 21...

Blue Demons’ games in Europe give fans first glimpse of new players in action

Blue Demons’ games in Europe give fans first glimpse of new players in action

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 8, 2019

When DePaul’s 2018-2019 season ended April 5 with a 77-65 loss to South Florida in game three of the CBI championship series, fans and head coach Dave Leitao turned their immediate attention to next season’s team. For the first time, Blue Demon fans got to see that group of players in action duri...

Leitao, Lenti-Ponsetto settle order of protection case against former DePaul associate head coach

Leitao, Lenti-Ponsetto settle order of protection case against former DePaul associate head coach

Lawrence Kreymer and Shane René, Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief

July 30, 2019

Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao agreed to terms on Monday with former associate head coach Rick Carter over an order of protection filed against him in September after he allegedly made threatening comments toward them. The agreement states that Carter must stay a...

DePaul men’s basketball program placed on 3 years probation for violation of NCAA ethical conduct rules

DePaul men’s basketball program placed on 3 years probation for violation of NCAA ethical conduct rules

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 23, 2019

On the surface, the DePaul men’s basketball program has been on an upward trajectory recently. But all that momentum built up in the last few months came crashing down Tuesday. DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao has been suspended for the first three games in the 2019-2020 season f...

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