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NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

DePaul spring sports athletes had to cope with the quick news that they would not be playing another second of their still-young seasons in mid-March, when the Big East shut down all spring sports competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tra...

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Big East conference logo displayed in place of the DePaul Athletics logo underneath the jumbotron for the Big East Championship at Wintrust Arena.

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...

Out on the loop: the best seat in the house

A cover poster for the upcoming documentary Loopers, a history of caddying in golf.

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

May 28, 2019

Golf is often considered to be a solo pursuit, and for most of us, it is. There is nobody around to pick up the slack when you forget your A-game back at the car. The simple, yet excruciating task of getting the ball in the hole with as few shots as possible falls on the golfer and the golfer alone.  ...

Balanced group leads DePaul to joint best finish in Big East Tournament

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

Joshua Gurevich, Asst. Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

The men’s golf team at DePaul enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in its history. The team culminated its  season finishing second in the Big East Tournament, which tied their best finish in history. Senior Charlie Spencer-White finished tied for second individually, which bested Freddy T...

Twins’ journey together set to continue following golf career

Senior golfer Bobby Thomas swings away during the Fighting Irish Classic in October, 2017. Thomas finished the tournament with a total score of 223.

March 11, 2019

Twins are often asked the same questions over and over. Are you identical? Who is older? How can people tell you apart? Where is your twin now? That last question is pretty easy for the Thomas twins. Freddy Thomas was born just 11 minutes before his twin, Bobby, on Aug. 21, 1995. Since then they have...

Golf thaws out for spring season with simulator

DePaul senior Bobby Thomas practices hitting his wedge to a variety of distances as part of a friendly contest with his teammates.

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

February 18, 2019

Even if you’ve never read Malcolm Gladwell’s bestselling book “Outliers,” you’ve probably still stumbled across its central message that practice makes perfect — about 10,000 hours of practice, to be more precise. To master any skill, whether it be baking, darts or the saxophone, Gladwel...

Woods inspires youth again with win

Woods inspires youth again with win

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

October 1, 2018

After five grueling years since his last win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Tiger Woods got back in the winners circle with his triumph at the Tour Championship last week. For many golf fans, like me, watching Woods win for the first time in five years was a moment we will never forget. We thought...

Men’s golf finishes third at Callawassie

Freshman Joey McCarthy said he's learned a lot over the course of his freshman year at DePaul. He finish T-8 at Callawassie.

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

May 14, 2018

DePaul’s men’s golf team returned to Callawassie Island for the Big East Championship last weekend in the hopes of avoiding another nightmare collapse on the final day. Last year, under the command of long-time head coach Betty Kaufmann, the Blue Demons found themselves at the top of the leaderb...

Golf swings into spring season

Freddy Thomas averaged 74.41 during the fall season, second on the team behind Joe McCarthy. 
(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Andrew Hattersly, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2018

After nearly four months off, the DePaul men’s golf team returned to the course for the spring portion of their schedule last week competing in the Earl Yestingsmeier Match Play. Senior Freddy Thomas said it was nice to start out the spring campaign with match play as opposed to stroke play, whic...

DePaul men’s golf welcomes a new era

Freshman Joe McCarthy finished T-7 in his first tournament as a Blue Demon.  Photo: DePaul Athletics

Shane Rene

October 9, 2017

DePaul men’s golf team members Joe McCarthy, Bobby Thomas and Freddy Thomas say the team’s goal for the season is simple: bring home the Big East Championship title. “I think (winning the Big East) is our unequivocal goal,” fourth-year junior Bobby Thomas said. “We’ve been close — we’...

Club Golf looks for successful transition of power

Club Golf looks for successful transition of power

Dan McDaid

October 3, 2017

As a new student attending a new school, most people would look to join existing clubs that interest them.  Senior Adam Gracik chose a different route and decided to create a club that interested him. In the fall of 2015, Gracik transferred to DePaul as a sophomore from the University of Missouri. He s...

Golf collapses in finale

Golf collapses in finale

Shane Rene

May 7, 2017

Sometimes, golf happens. For DePaul’s men’s golf team, golf happened in brutal fashion last Tuesday when they surrendered a seven-stroke lead on the final day of the Big East Championship to finish fourth out of nine teams, nine strokes off the lead. After playing the first two days 20-over-par...

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