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Westley, golf conclude 2011-12 season

Cheryl Waity

May 5, 2012


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Golf finished up their 2011-12 season by taking 10th at the Conference Championships earlier this week.After a rough start on the first day of the tournament in Orlando, the Blue Demons started picking up momentum and fighting back up the ranks."I got off to a really slow start which really set me ba...

Sarah Gorden: A Tale of Two Sports

Julian Zeng

May 5, 2012


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Division I athletes are elite competitors, to be a member of any Division I team speaks volumes to an individual's athletic ability, excelling at their craft and competing with other equally capable athletes. Yet some are especially talented, able to compete at a high level on multiple teams.One such mult...

Sports Still Not Color Blind

David Berry

May 5, 2012


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Sports Still Not Color BlindOf the many topics that can come up in conversation to get people riled up, sports and race have to be up there as two of the biggest.Those two topics on their own can cause massive conflict. But when you combine them, the discussion is almost guaranteed to cause verbal rio...

Non-semester system leaves little time for intramurals

Andrew Mentock

May 5, 2012


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DePaul University's quarter system gives students something to complain about. They get out of school in June when all of the good summer jobs are taken, they get less than a week off for spring break, and it even affects how they play sports.Intramurals at DePaul are different than they are at most s...

DePaul Strategic Plan draft hints at possible men’s basketball return to Chicago

Cheryl Waity

March 27, 2012


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DePaul's "strategic plan" draft is set to hit the desks of the Board of Trustees for approval and on the fourth page, fourth bullet point was a little something for the basketball team.In the section devoted to the development of new facilities and infrastructure of the campus, it stated: "Seek opportuni...

Women’s basketball survives late scare, advances to next round of NCAA tournament

David Berry

March 18, 2012


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DePaul took Brigham Young's best punches and stood tall in the end.The Blue Demons survived a late scare from BYU to defeat the Cougars 59-55 in the first round of the NCAA Women's Tournament Saturday evening at Allstate Arena.DePaul jumped out to big leads early in each half. BYU went into halftime up...

Women’s basketball selected to 10th-consecutive NCAA tournament

David Berry

March 13, 2012


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Selection Monday arrived and delivered the DePaul women's basketball team something they have received for the past 10 years.The Blue Demons were selected to their 10th-consecutive NCAA tournament Monday evening when the brackets were unveiled. As the seven-seed, they will play the 10th-seed Brigham Y...

Martin breaks record, leads women’s basketball past USF in Big East tournament

David Berry

March 3, 2012


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HARTFORD, CONN.--- DePaul Head Coach Doug Bruno is never a man to hold stories or analogies back.On Saturday afternoon after DePaul's 76-62 Big East tournament second round victory over South Florida at the XL Center in Hartford, the Blue Demons head coach had a couple more to share.This time, it was abo...

No. 8 seed women’s basketball set to start Big East tournament

David Berry

March 2, 2012


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HARTFORD, Conn.—The 2012 Big East Women's Basketball Championship is underway at the XL Center in Hartford and the DePaul Blue Demons are looking to slay multiple giants on the way to a possible Big East championship.On Friday afternoon, the ninth-seed USF held off a comeback by the 16 seed Pitt...

No. 23 women’s basketball approaches Big East tournament with 7 players

Matthew Paras

March 1, 2012


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Before heading to Hartford, Conn. for the Big East Championship tournament, the No. 23 ranked DePaul Blue Demons prepared with one final practice at All-State Arena in Rosemont. The goal of this final practice was to ready themselves for playing in larger venues compared to the smaller McGrath-Phillips Ar...

Ortiz eyes spot on Puerto Rican Olympic team

Matthew Paras

February 27, 2012


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As a senior, Deanna Ortiz entered this season with the mindset that this would be her last opportunity to play basketball at a high level. Much to her surprise, Ortiz will now have a chance to continue playing basketball after her collegiate career after receiving an invite to try out for the Puerto Ri...

Chicago takes the plunge

Rima Thompson

February 27, 2012


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Submerge yourself in the ice-cold waters of North Avenue Beach, raise some funds and express your inner fearlessness at Chicago's 12th Annual Polar Plunge.This year, more than 2,000 people, many in costumes, are expected to take the ‘plunge' benefiting the Special Olympics Chicago and Special C...

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