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Wish Field struggles with attendance due to lack of soccer culture

Wish Field struggles with attendance due to lack of soccer culture

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Soccer, Sports

A late, brilliant goal is blasted into the upright corner net. As the player celebrates his winning goal, his teammates rush over to him one by one and he pauses. He looks over to the sunlit stands, as sweat drips down his face and sees emptiness. He wondered, who was he playing for? In a field that ...

Moore where that came from: DePaul lands another impact transfer

Moore where that came from: DePaul lands another impact transfer

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul lands another one. Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman reports former Chicago Public League standout Charlie Moore will transfer from Kansas to DePaul. Per a source, Moore will apply for a family hardship exception with the NCAA to become immediately eligible for next season. His father ...

COMMENTARY: Moving to Soldier Field will make or break the Fire

COMMENTARY: Moving to Soldier Field will make or break the Fire

Connor McEleney, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chicago Fire are irrelevant in the greater Chicago sports landscape. If the Bears and Cubs are garish hydrangeas, the Fire are dead tulips in the back corner of the garden. They haven’t bloomed in two decades. The gardener gave up on the tulips and now focuses solely on cultivating the healthiest,...

DePaul men’s soccer use spring to gear up for fall season

DePaul men’s soccer use spring to gear up for fall season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Being able to play in noncompetitive games that don’t matter if your team wins or loses is pretty much nonexistent in today’s sports landscape. What’s even more uncommon is being able to play games in the offseason against good opponents to prepare for the upcoming season, because teams are hes...

New contract between DePaul, Northwestern aims to grow Chicago rivalry

New contract between DePaul, Northwestern aims to grow Chicago rivalry

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

College basketball has become known for its intense rivalries over the years, with most conferences having a marquee rivalries that is must-see tv. Not only do a lot of conferences around the country have big rivalries, but cities do as well. The biggest college basketball rivalry, for example, is b...

John Diener to leave DePaul

John Diener to leave DePaul

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The transfer portal has claimed a victim from DePaul. Wisconsin Sports Network writer Mark Miller reports that DePaul Blue Demon guard John Diener has chosen to leave the program. Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao redshirted the 6-foot-4-inch, Cedarburg, Wis. native last season. Diener was a standou...

Runners-ups meet in Big East-Big 12 challenge

Runners-ups meet in Big East-Big 12 challenge

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

sDePaul’s 2019 non-conference schedule already has its first test of the season, with the Blue Demons taking on Texas Tech at Wintrust Arena in the first ever Big East-Big 12 challenge. The plan to begin the Big East-Big 12 challenge was officially announced last October, but the matchups were finalized o...

Billy Garrett Jr. reaches NBA, reflects on DePaul

Billy Garrett Jr. reaches NBA, reflects on DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

When the Westchester Knicks’ G-League season ended after a second round loss in the playoffs, Billy Garrett Jr. was all but ready to head back home to Chicago. He didn’t believe that he was going to get called up by an NBA team so late into the season, and that’s why he had a flight a ready back ...

DePaul’s role players flourish in CBI championship series

DePaul’s role players flourish in CBI championship series

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The old adage “next man up” is a common and overused term in basketball; however, for DePaul that phrase applies perfectly in their recent slate of games in the Roman College Basketball Invitational. The Blue Demons came into the CBI with an already short rotation that only included eight players ...

Former DePaul star Billy Garrett Jr. joins the New York Knicks

Former DePaul star Billy Garrett Jr. joins the New York Knicks

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

When Billy Garrett Jr. told his father he was getting called up to play for the New York Knicks, his namesake didn’t fully believe him.  “He said ‘I got a callup’ and I said ‘a callup where?’ And he was like 'I’m playing for the Knicks,'” said DePaul assistant coach Billy Garrett, r...

Photo Gallery: DePaul loses final game of the CBI championship series 77-65 to USF

Photo Gallery: DePaul loses final game of the CBI championship series 77-65 to USF

Richard Bodee

April 6, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul had a chance to win their first national postseason tournament since 1945 against USF in game three of the CBI championship series on Friday night at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The Blue Demons, however, couldn't get past the Bulls in the final game losing 77-65 and ending their season with a record...

No Wintrust, no problem: McGrath brings the love

No Wintrust, no problem: McGrath brings the love

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 6, 2019


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

In many ways, McGrath-Phillips Arena is a glorified high school gym. From the pull-out bleachers lining two sides of the court, to the electronic scoreboard instead of a Jumbotron, to banners honoring All-Americans and team championships lining the white-brick walls instead of exclusively hanging from the r...

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