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Big East Tournament: DePaul’s season ends in familiar fashion

Big East Tournament: DePaul’s season ends in familiar fashion

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Big East Tournament, Men's Sports, Sports

NEW YORK — It was a movie DePaul fans had seen many times this season; an up and down journey to a single possession gone awry in the final seconds — so predictable it's almost comical. But falling short in a must-win game at Madison Square Garden against a team you beat just two weeks before is...

Men come up one shot shy of senior-day upset

Men come up one shot shy of senior-day upset

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A career night from Blue Demon sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus and a late game comeback that gave DePaul a chance to tie on the last possession weren’t enough, as the No. 3/4 ranked Xavier Musketeers (27-4; 15-3 Big East) escaped Wintrust Arena with a 65-62 win over the DePaul Blue Demons (11-19; 4-14 ...

DePaul honors five seniors in final home game

DePaul honors five seniors in final home game

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

All good things must come to an end. On Saturday at Wintrust Arena, the DePaul athletic department bid farewell to five seniors on the men's basketball team in a short ceremony that followed a 65-62 loss to the No. 3/4 Xavier Musketeers. With their families and friends in tow, DePaul recognized each ...

Blue Demons drop another heartbreaker at Wintrust

Blue Demons drop another heartbreaker at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

March 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A career night from Blue Demon sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus and a late game comeback that gave DePaul a chance to tie on the last possession weren't enough, as the No. 3/4 ranked Xavier Musketeers (27-4; 15-3) escaped Wintrust Arena with a 65-62 win over the DePaul Blue Demons (11-19; 4-14). With 16.3 ...

Musketeers storm Wintrust Arena for Blue Demon’s regular season finale

Musketeers storm Wintrust Arena for Blue Demon’s regular season finale

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul Blue Demon's (11-18; 4-13) grand finale to the 2017-2018 regular season is an 11 a.m. date at Wintrust Arena with the Big East-leading Xavier Musketeers (26-4; 14-3). The Musketeers are playing for an outright claim to the Big East regular season title. On Wednesday against Providence,...

Bluejays blast Blue Demons in Omaha 82-57

Bluejays blast Blue Demons in Omaha 82-57

Paul steeno

February 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Tangled in a four-way tie for third place in the Big East Conference before this game, the Creighton Bluejays (21-9; 10-7) weren't taking any chances when they welcomed the DePaul Blue Demons (11-18; 4-13) to CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday evening. A complete effort 82-57 victory was...

Battle of the blue: Blue Demons look for redemption against Bluejays

Battle of the blue: Blue Demons look for redemption against Bluejays

February 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

After an emotional home win against Marquette on Saturday afternoon, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team (11-17; 4-12) heads west to do battle with the Creighton Bluejays (20-9; 9-7) on Tuesday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. The game has an 8 p.m. start time with Fox Sports 1 and...

Big East Honor Roll calls Max Strus’ name

Big East Honor Roll calls Max Strus’ name

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

The legend of Max Strus in Chicago college basketball lore reached another high point when it was announced today that he had earned a Big East Weekly Honor Roll designation for the second time this season. In two games last week, the DePaul Blue Demon redshirt junior guard averaged 20.5 points per ...

That empty feeling: Despite move to city, men’s basketball attendance remains low

That empty feeling: Despite move to city, men’s basketball attendance remains low

DePaulia Investigation

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Features, Showcase, Sports

DePaul’s debut basketball season in the South Loop has been rough — the team is currently at risk of finishing dead last in the Big East standings for the eighth time in the last decade.  But tough competition, injuries and streaky offense aren’t the only ghosts to follow the Blue Demons to Win...

Welcome to WIN-Trust

Welcome to WIN-Trust

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Winning conference games at home is fun. In front of a canvas of fans wearing yellow, blue and red, the DePaul Blue Demons (11-17; 4-12 Big East) and Marquette Golden Eagles (16-14; 7-9 Big East) traded blows down the stretch as the contingents of fans with conflicting rooting interests packed into a...

Big East programs implicated in FBI probe into NCAA hoops

Big East programs implicated in FBI probe into NCAA hoops

Andrew Hattersley and Shane Rene

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Just before the 2017-18 college basketball season tipped off, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York broke headlines when they charged four active assistant basketball coaches with fraud and corruption charges for their role in paying athletes and influencing their college...

Unheralded freshman shows late season promise

Unheralded freshman shows late season promise

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

  Going from high school star to struggling to scratch out playing time at the beginning of his true freshman season in college hasn't been an easy transition for DePaul Blue Demon big man Paul Reed. But guidance from Jaylen Butz, a fellow freshman big man, helped him get through that trying p...

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