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Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 11, 2019

In a surprise to few who saw him play the last two seasons, DePaul sophomore big man Paul Reed has earned the Big East Conference's Most Improved Player Award for the 2018-2019 season as voted upon by the league's 10 head coaches. The 11.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game the Orlando, Fla. reside...

Up for grabs: Wild regular season ends with more drama

Up for grabs: Wild regular season ends with more drama

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

Entering the final weekend of Big East play, seven teams were separated by just one game, with Providence hovering just a game behind them at 6-11. Welcome to the Big East this season. Unlike past seasons, there is no dominant team in the league with Villanova capturing the regular season title  with fiv...

Lone four-year senior shines in final home game

Lone four-year senior shines in final home game

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019

Senior guard Eli Cain never had a true senior day when he was at St. Benedict's Preparatory School. That made what transpired in potentially his final two games at Wintrust Arena that much more memorable as DePaul rallied from a double digit first-half deficit to take down St. John’s on senior day...

Twins’ journey together set to continue following golf career

Twins’ journey together set to continue following golf career

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...

All-Big East Second Team calls Strus’ name

All-Big East Second Team calls Strus’ name

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 10, 2019

DePaul senior guard Max Strus staked his claim as one of the best players in the Big East Conference this season by earning a selection to the second team All-Big East squad for the first time in his career. Strus joins Sam Hauser (Marquette), Alpha Diallo (Providence), Naji Marshall (Xavier), and...

DePaul look to secure Big East Tournament first round bye in regular season finale

DePaul look to secure Big East Tournament first round bye in regular season finale

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

March 9, 2019

When DePaul and Georgetown met for the first time this season on Feb. 27 in Washington D.C., the Blue Demons played, arguably, their worst game of the season, committing 11 turnovers and allowing 49 points in the first half en-route to a 82-73 loss. The loss was the fourth straight game DePaul lost and d...

So Long, Wintrust

So Long, Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Richard Bodee, and Alexa Sandler

March 7, 2019

It was a heck of a way to go out. If this was the last time that DePaul seniors Femi Olujobi, Eli Cain, and Max Strus play at Wintrust Arena in a DePaul uniform (it'll depend on if DePaul makes a postseason tournament in which case they could host a game), the trio at least went out in style. In a 101-67 stomping of a Georgetown Hoy...

DePaul explodes for 101 points in dominant performance over Georgetown

DePaul explodes for 101 points in dominant performance over Georgetown

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 7, 2019

Wintrust Arena amplified into a frenzy of applause, clapping, and chanting as DePaul seniors Max Strus, Femi Olujobi, and Eli Cain checked out for what could be the last time at their home arena. This same energy the lively Wintrust Arena crowd put into honoring their seniors was present all night long as the DePaul Blue Demons (15-13; 7-10) gave...

Blue Demons hosts the Hoyas as the two meet for the second time in a week

Blue Demons hosts the Hoyas as the two meet for the second time in a week

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

For the second time during Big East play, DePaul will play an opponent twice within a week when Georgetown visits DePaul on Wednesday night at Wintrust Arena. The first matchup went the Hoyas way, after they closed the half on a 7-0 run to take a commanding 49-34 lead at the break. DePaul cut the...

Seniors step forward in win over St. John’s

Seniors step forward in win over St. John’s

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

Being a player on the DePaul men’s basketball team hasn’t been easy over the years, with there being more losses than wins, long losing streaks throughout the season, finishing near or at the bottom of the Big East and fan support being small at times, the players, especially the seniors have had...

State of school spirit leaves room for improvement

State of school spirit leaves room for improvement

Brian O'Connell & Allegra Acosta, Contributing Writers

March 4, 2019

DePaul women’s basketball coaching legend Doug Bruno exits the Sullivan Athletic Center, walking south on Sheffield Avenue. Two female DePaul students walk in the opposite direction past Bruno. One of the women says to the other, “That’s the women’s basketball team’s head coach.” The other res...

Strus’ 43 points lift DePaul over St. John’s on senior day

Strus’ 43 points lift DePaul over St. John’s on senior day

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 3, 2019

It was a good day to be a DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball senior. On senior day, the Blue Demons (14-13; 6-10) rode the backs of two of their seniors Max Strus and Femi Olujobi en route to a 92-83 win against the St. John's Red Storm (20-10; 8-9) at Wintrust Arena. The win snapped a four-game losing streak and complet...

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