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From Amsterdam to Chicago: Get to know DePaul’s De Bruijne off the pitch

From Amsterdam to Chicago: Get to know DePaul’s De Bruijne off the pitch

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019

Imagine leaving everything you’ve ever known and taking on a new cultural journey in a foreign country at 18 years old. Alone. Adjusting to a city bigger than any you’ve seen before. In the Netherlands, you either play soccer or you study. In the United States, you can do both. That’s why 6-foot...

The next generation of DePaul men’s basketball

The next generation of DePaul men’s basketball

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

May 6, 2019

The group of young adults who turn around this DePaul Blue Demon men’s basketball program will instantly become Chicago legends. But just because Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao has landed his best recruiting class since 2007, secured the services of three former four-star transfer players who are ...

Women’s tennis overcome hurdles to win Big East Tournament

Women’s tennis overcome hurdles to win Big East Tournament

Joshua Gurevich, Assistant Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

The DePaul Women’s tennis team has had a tumultuous season filled with injuries and close calls. The Blue Demons have had stretches where they were unable to have a full team fit to play some of their matches. It all started in early November, when Serbian freshman Hristina Djokic got hurt at the...

Moore transferring to DePaul from Kansas

Moore transferring to DePaul from Kansas

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 29, 2019

Things don’t always work out. After a successful freshman season at the University of California where he averaged 12.2 points per game and was among the very best freshmen in the Pac-12 Conference, a coaching change prompted 5-foot-11-inch guard Charlie Moore to seek opportunities elsewhere. He l...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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