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2012 USA Olympic Swim Team ‘Call Me Maybe’ video

Julian Zeng

July 27, 2012

The 2012 USA Olympic swim team has become yet another group of athletes to parody Carly Rae Jepsen's hit single "Call Me Maybe," joining the likes of Harvard baseball ( and SMU women's crew ( video, garnering o...

Big East, Pittsburgh reach agreement on Panthers’ departure to Atlantic Coast Conference

Julian Zeng

July 19, 2012

The new face of the Big East Conference just became a whole lot clearer.Just days after agreeing to waive Syracuse's 27-month exit window, the Big East Conference announced Wednesday that the league reached an agreement with the University of Pittsburgh on Pitt's departure from the Big East to the At...

Big East, Syracuse University reach agreement on Syracuse departure for Atlantic Coast conference

Julian Zeng

July 15, 2012

The Big East Conference and Syracuse University announced Monday that both organizations have reached an agreement on Syracuse's departure from the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), effective July 1, 2013.With this agreement, the Big East has agreed to waive its 27-month exit window, a...

USA Basketball finalizes 12-man Olympic roster.

Julian Zeng

July 8, 2012

The final 12 members of the U.S. Olympic basketball team were unveiled Saturday, July 7 in a high-rise casino hotel in Las Vegas.Nine players had already been announced as part of the squad prior to the Saturday unveiling, televised on NBATV - Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), Kobe Bryant (L...

Euro 2012 wrap up

Jeremy Mikula

July 3, 2012

Euro 2012 is now over after 23 days, 76 goals, and countless memories. Spain successfully defended the crown as champions of Europe, completing an unprecedented treble of a World Cup triumph sandwiched by two continental championships. Here are some thoughts on this Spanish side and a "best of" compilation."Boring" Spain?Critic...

Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young represent DePaul hoops at Kevin Durant Skills Academy

Dustin Ruttenberg

June 28, 2012

DePaul men's basketball standouts Brandon Young and Cleveland Melvin represented the Blue Demons last week at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Chicago, a Nike sponsored national camp geared toward improving the games of top college and high school players. The camp, held from June 24 - 26, included so...

LeBron James finally an NBA champion

BRIAN MAHONEY and AP Basketball Writer

June 24, 2012

BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball WriterMIAMI (AP) -- The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami.Finally an NBA champion, it's all worth it now.James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and got the kind of help that was worth leaving home for, leading the Heat in a 121-106 r...

Doug Bruno headed across pond to Olympics

Matthew Paras

May 28, 2012

Basketball is basketball.In his 38 years of coaching experience, DePaul women's basketball head coach Doug Bruno has found out that the game of basketball can be as simple as that. Ignoring the lights, crowd and atmosphere that come with certain situations is easy when just focusing on the fundament...

Softball drops 3-0 decision to Illinois State, eliminated from NCAA Tourney

David Berry

May 25, 2012

Lynsey Ciezki wanted to "get out of tough."The Blue Demons started out the Columbia regional with a 3-0 win over UMass May 18 that saw DePaul struggle against the Minutewomen ace pitcher Sara Plourde up until the sixth inning. That's when the Blue Demons accounted for the three runs that won them th...

Like Son, Like Father: Bradley Bruno considers following in father’s coaching footsteps

Andrew Mentock

May 25, 2012

Before practice, a DePaul University student ties his white and blue shoes while he sits on a gray rolled up mat, tucked against the wall in the gym of McGrath-Phillips Arena. After he is finished, he jogs to the other end. The back of his long brown hair is still molded by the hat he just removed. On...

Softball season comes to a close in NCAA tournament

David Berry

May 21, 2012

The DePaul Blue Demons (36-22) and Head Coach Eugene Lenti were all but certain of where they were headed before their name even popped up on the bracket. So they were not all that surprised once they found out that they would be in the Columbia regional, hosted by the University of Missouri. DePaul ma...

Heartbreakers: Chicago sports give us the adage ‘there’s always next year’

Keith Simpson

May 15, 2012

Over the past few years, most of Chicago sports teams have had pretty successful seasons after years of disappointment and letdowns in the early 2000s.The early 2000s was difficult for fans of any Chicago professional team: the Bears struggled essentially every year until they went to the Super Bowl in 2...

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