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5 years after hiring Dave Leitao, DePaul still stuck in the bottom of the Big East

Dave Leitao signed a four-year contract extension on April 2.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

For the past 15 years, DePaul men’s basketball has been stuck in a state of perpetual losing, with no clear end in sight. But after the program achieved a 19-17 record — the Blue Demons’ first winning season since the 2006-07 season — in 2018-19, there was hope DePaul would build on that head...

DePaul guard Flynn Cameron enters transfer portal

DePaul freshman guard Flynn Cameron drives past USF's David Collins during game two of the CBI championship series.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 15, 2020

DePaul sophomore guard Flynn Cameron has entered the transfer portal, Travis Branham of 247Sports reported on Wednesday. Cameron joins Sullivan Menard, Devin Gage and Mick Sullivan as the four DePaul players to enter the portal in the last month, with junior forward Paul Reed declaring for the 2020 NBA...

Blue Demons fans react to Dave Leitao contract extension

A section of the DePaul crowd during the Blue Demons’ 65-60 victory over Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 10, 2020

When DePaul's season ended prematurely on March 12 with the Big East canceling the rest of its tournament due to the coronavirus outbreak, the immediate attention turned to the fate of head coach Dave Leitao.  Leitao — who was hired back in 2015 by athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto — was in...

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

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands gets hoisted into the air by fans after DePaul defeated Texas Tech 65-60 in overtime.

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 ...

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...

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

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao yells at his team during their game against Buffalo on Dec. 8.

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...

Division 1 Council grants extra year of eligibility for spring sport athletes

Grace Calhoun, Athletic Director at Penn, leads the Division 1 council that made the decision to grant an extra year of eligibility to spring sports athletes.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council voted to allow schools to grant spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility on Monday, in light of the cancellation of all division one sports for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Scholarship rules were adjusted to allow schools to retain more ...

Paul Reed declares for NBA draft

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed dunks the ball against Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

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 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...

Big East Tournament has been canceled

A few basketball fans watch as Creighton takes on St. John's in in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

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 guard Charlie Moore reacts during the second half of the team's 
the first round Big East Tournament game against Xavier at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday

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...

DePaul hockey to host Team Ireland

DePaul winger Connor McNally (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Illinois in the second period on Friday.

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor & Staff Photographer

March 11, 2020

Yes, this is actually happening. Sometimes, a good connection can land you something new. But other times, they can lead to enormous opportunities. Head Coach Danny Randall of DePaul University’s hockey team announced on Thursday that they’ll face off against Team Ireland, a spectacle that has never oc...

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