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History, respect defines rivalry between DePaul and Loyola

History, respect defines rivalry between DePaul and Loyola

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

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DePaul and Loyola-Chicago met 36 times coming into their matchup Friday night at Hoyne Field, with the Ramblers leading the all-time series 18-13-5. Even though the matchup has favored Loyola in recent seasons, winning four out of the last six meetings, the Blue Demons still treat this rivalry as on...

Men’s soccer late comeback attempt comes up short at Loyola

Men’s soccer late comeback attempt comes up short at Loyola

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

DePaul (3-2-0) traveled north to face Loyola-Chicago (3-2-0) on Friday night in another installment of the Chicago rivalry. As the temperature dropped and the game got longer, Loyola’s offense became too much to handle. The Blue Demons failed to pull themselves out of a 3-0 hole, ultimately falling ...

Offense helps DePaul men’s soccer secure season’s third win

Offense helps DePaul men’s soccer secure season’s third win

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

DePaul’s defense has been the story in their first three games of the season, but against Drake on Monday, the Blue Demons’ attack exploded for three goals—which was good enough to defeat the Bulldogs 3-0 at Wish Field. In their first three games this season, DePaul scored a combined three goals and ha...

Blue Demons fall to Vermont at Chicago Classic in first loss of season

Blue Demons fall to Vermont at Chicago Classic in first loss of season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

After defeating Northern Illinois 2-1 in their first game of the season at Wish Field on Friday, DePaul was back in action taking on Vermont in the second game of the Chicago Classic on Sunday. The Blue Demons, however, were not able to muster up a comeback after going down 1-0 and as a result suffer...

DePaul men’s soccer defeats Northern Illinois in first game of Chicago Classic

DePaul men’s soccer defeats Northern Illinois in first game of Chicago Classic

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 31, 2019

The DePaul men’s soccer team kicked off their 2019 season by defeating Northern Illinois 2-1 in the first game of the Chicago Classic at Wish Field on Friday. The Blue Demons scored both goals courtesy of freshman David Gripman, with the winner coming inside the first 10 minutes of the second half. ...

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...

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 ...

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...

DePaul sweeps season series against Seton Hall with 97-93 victory

DePaul sweeps season series against Seton Hall with 97-93 victory

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

January 19, 2019

Continuing their road back to being respected in the Big East, DePaul took another step to completing that mission with a season sweep over Seton Hall on Saturday. The Blue Demons accomplished a couple milestones with a 97-93 win over the Pirates at the Prudential Center Saturday night including winnin...

Men’s soccer looks forward to brighter future

Men’s soccer looks forward to brighter future

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

After big losses and minimal tournament appearances since 2011, the Blue Demons brought back in former DePaul player to get the team back on track. Since Mark Plotkin has taken over he has been trying to lead a resurgent group of players to more conference victories. However, the process of getti...

DePaul drops senior day contest to Creighton

DePaul drops senior day contest to Creighton

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

October 28, 2018

In the penultimate game of regular season play, DePaul (5-8-3; 2-4-2 Big East)  hosted the 19th ranked Creighton Blue Jays on senior day. After a hard fought game between the two Big East rivals, Creighton came away victorious 2-1, clinching the Big East regular season title. Throughout the entire...

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