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NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

DePaul spring sports athletes had to cope with the quick news that they would not be playing another second of their still-young seasons in mid-March, when the Big East shut down all spring sports competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tra...

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Big East conference logo displayed in place of the DePaul Athletics logo underneath the jumbotron for the Big East Championship at Wintrust Arena.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The Big East athletic conference is canceling all spring sports for the remainder of the season, they announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. This decision to cancel comes after the NCAA made the decision earlier to cancel its spring and winter championships.  Earlier today, the Big East men’s basketba...

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...

Blue Demon Rundown

DePaul freshman Henry Larkin runs in the 4x100-dash last week in Randell Island, N.Y. Larkin will race in the NCAA West Preliminaries this week in Sacramento, California.

The DePaulia Staff

May 28, 2019

Track and Field Henry Larkin helped continued his  impressive freshman season by advancing to the quaterfinals at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento, California. Larkin competed in the 400-meter dash on Wednesday and finished with a time of 46.76, coming close to his personal best and scho...

Standout DePaul freshman seeks to carry success into NCAA Regional

DePaul freshman Henry Larkin runs in the 4x100-dash last week in Randell Island, N.Y. Larkin will race in the NCAA West Preliminaries this week in Sacramento, California.

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

When Henry Larkin first came to DePaul from Oakland, California, to be on the track and field team under head coach Dave Dopek, he had no idea how well he would perform in his first season in a completely new environment. The freshman sprinter won all six of his 400-meter races this season, including his t...

Mada takes flight in his junior year

Brian Mada jumping at the 2018 Big East Indoor Track & Field Championship.

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 21, 2018

It’s been a steady climb for junior jumper Brian Mada from his freshman year to junior one, adjusting to the cold and new techniques. Mada broke through this season with three individual championships, three school records and a spot in the preliminary rounds of the NCAA championships beginning May 24...

Mada’s double win earns him Big East Weekly Honors

Mada's double win earns him Big East Weekly Honors

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

April 10, 2018

DePaul Blue Demon track and field athlete Brian Mada jumped his way to another Big East Field Athlete of the Week honor after winning the long jump and triple jump at the Baylor Invitational on Saturday. The junior leaped 7.37 meters in the long jump to edge out Baylor freshman Jalen Seals (7.36 meters)...

Eller and Mada leap, toss their way to Big East Weekly Honors

Eller and Mada leap, toss their way to Big East Weekly Honors

Paul Steeno

March 26, 2018

School record performances in Florida last weekend earned Blue Demon track and field athletes Brian Mada and Emily Eller Big East Field Athletes of the Week honors the conference announced today. Eller muscled the shot put out to a distance of 14.43 meters to break her own school record in the event....

Three Blue Demon track and field athletes win Big East weekly honors

Three Blue Demon track and field athletes win Big East weekly honors

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

January 26, 2018

The Big East Weekly Honor Roll for track and field is littered with DePaul athletes after the Blue Demons posted a solid team performance at the Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday. Freshman Kiersten Walker earned Big East Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors after breaking the school record in...

The track athlete who beat cancer and dreams of an animation career

The track athlete who beat cancer and dreams of an animation career

Ben Savage

April 24, 2016

Googling “Chaz Bottoms” probably isn’t a common experience for students at DePaul. Read More »...

No summer ‘break’ for DePaul runners

DePaul freshman Jeremy Lozano (No.  541) runs in a pack with his DePaul teammates. Lozano shaved 15 seconds off of his mile time last summer. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Maia Moore

May 31, 2015

Picture this: Summer has arrived, school is out and while you’re running along the Lake Michigan trail one for your fellow running mates is a member of DePaul’s Track & Field and Cross Country Team. Just like other students, they’re trying to relax and stay active. Read More »...

In final season, DePaul senior shot-putter Matt Babicz still has goals to fulfill

Senior shot-putter Matt Babicz has already had a storied career at DePaul, but looks to add to his accomplishments in 2015. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Matthew Paras

January 25, 2015

There’s an explosive burst that’s required when throwing a 16-pound shot put, one that senior Matt Babicz knows all too well. For the last four years,  the DePaul track and field star overcame injuries and the wear and tear that arises with the sport. Read More »...

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