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Wintrust attendance sees slight uptick, falls short of debut season

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

January 26, 2020

With DePaul now in its third season at Wintrust Arena, attendance numbers during the non-conference slate of games are up from last season, but still fall short from the marks set in their first season at Wintrust, according to documents obtained by The DePaulia via Freedom of Information Act. Through t...

St. John’s frustrates DePaul through two-game sweep

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao watches his team give up 13 3-pointers against St. Johm’s on Saturday at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons lost the game 79-66.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 26, 2020

In DePaul’s second meeting with St. John’s, things were different from the first. Not the result, as DePaul fell to St. John’s for the second time this year after a 79-66 loss on Saturday. Instead, St. John’s nailed 13 three-pointers this time around and shot the lights out of Wintrust Arena. ...

DePaul falls to 1-6 in the Big East following 79-66 loss to St. John’s

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao looks down during the Blue Demons' 79-66 loss to St. John's on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 25, 2020

After going 12-1 in the nonconference portion of their schedule, the buzz surrounding DePaul was the highest it has been in over a decade. Since the start of league play, however, the Blue Demons have failed to build on that momentum -- with only one win in the first six games. But there was still a sl...

DePaul fails to contain Creighton in 83-68 loss

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao paces the sidelines against Creighton on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

Coming off an impressive win over then-No. 5 Butler on Saturday, DePaul looked to build on that win on Wednesday when Creighton came into Wintrust Arena. Instead, the Blue Demons came out flat and allowed Creighton to dictate the pace from the start. As a result, DePaul lost 83-68 in front of a mostly...

DePaul track athletes reflect on helping young boy in coyote incident

DePaul track and field sophomore Dominic Bruce runs prior to the start of the season.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

When a student comes to DePaul and goes through freshman orientation, they meet fellow freshmen and go through two days of activities to get accustomed to the campus before they are thrown into college life. Out of the multiple exercises students go through, the most impactful and important one, arg...

Hometown Chicago kid joins DePaul men’s basketball for rest of season

DePaul forward DJ Williams smiles while on the bench before the Blue Demons took on Butler on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

When DJ Williams announced he was going to leave George Washington at the end of last semester, he had one destination on his mind — coming home. The Chicago native got his wish on Thursday when DePaul made it official that Williams will be joining the team for the rest of the season, and the fa...

DePaul hockey returns with intensity, splits with Robert Morris

DePaul hockey returns with intensity, splits with Robert Morris

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor & Staff Photographer

January 20, 2020

The Blue Demons returned to Johnny’s Ice House West this past weekend and split their doubleheader against the Robert Morris University Eagles on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game featured the Blue Demons long-awaited Hockey Fights Cancer night, as the team went onto the ice for a back-and-fort...

DePaul upsets No. 5 Butler 79-66 for first Big East win

The DePaul bench celebrates during the Blue Demons' 79-66 win over No. 5 Butler.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

It was 13 years since DePaul last beat a top-five team in the country. It was nearly six years since the last time DePaul knocked off Butler.  All of that changed on Saturday when the No. 5 team in the country, the Butler Bulldogs, came to Wintrust Arena and got destroyed from start-to-finish. DePaul ...

Preview: DePaul searches for first Big East win against no. 5 Butler

Senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands faces up against a Providence defender during a game on Jan. 4.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

The start of Big East conference play has been far from what many DePaul fans were hoping for. After a 12-1 start to the season, the Blue Demons have dropped four straight games in the Big East. Losses to Seton Hall and St. John’s after being competitive for over 30 minutes and heartbreaking close...

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has joined the men’s basketball team

DJ Williams drives to the basket when he played for George Washington.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has reportedly enrolled DePaul and is immediately eligible to play this season with the DePaul men’s basketball team, Evan Daniels of 247sports reported on Wednesday.  Williams last played at George Washington last season where he averaged 13.7 points and 4.7...

DePaul’s upset bid falls short in overtime against Villanova

Villanova's Collin Gillespie dives for a loose ball with DePaul's Charlie Moore during the second half in their game on Tuesday night in Villanova, Pa. Villanova won 79-75 in overtime.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

DePaul and Villanova have faced each other 18 times since the last time the Blue Demons knocked off the Wildcats back in 2008 when DePaul still played at Allstate Arena. In those 18 meetings, Villanova has won each game by an average of 15 points with none of them coming close to being a “classic.”...

DePaul basketball teams on opposite end of tight games

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands walks off the court after a 74-69 loss to Buffalo on Dec. 8 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 12, 2020

The DePaul men’s basketball team hosted Providence on Jan. 4 in search of their first Big East win of the year, a game that saw the  Blue Demons play a tight game with the Friars throughout the entire 40 minutes. But, like DePaul fans have become accustomed to, the Blue Demons committed a  foul with 1...

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