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DePaul men’s basketball hosts preseason media day

Matthew Paras

October 23, 2013

Throughout his college career, DePaul star Cleveland Melvin primarily played the power forward position.  At 6-foot-8-inches, Melvin was considered to be undersized at the position because the team lacked size.  The 22-year-old senior still had great success, winning Big East Rookie of the Ye...

Commentary: It’s time to stop the generic jersey madness

Matthew Paras

October 21, 2013

At DePaul's bookstore at the Lincoln Park campus, in the clearance section, is a small selection of generic Blue Demons basketball jerseys with the number 12 on them.It's not hard to figure out that the number 12 on those jerseys belongs to Cleveland Melvin. Anyone who is buying is purchasing a Melvin ...

Top recruit for men’s basketball eyes DePaul

Matthew Paras

October 21, 2013

After listing his top 10 schools, prized high school recruit Cliff Alexander narrowed his choices down to five.DePaul made the list, bringing hope of a coup that could signal a return to form for the program.The Blue Demons were among final five schools that Alexander is considering, along with Illin...

Coach Doug Bruno of DePaul women’s basketball signs through 2019

David Webber

October 21, 2013

Two days after his team was voted the preseason favorite in the Big East, DePaul women's basketball head coach Doug Bruno was awarded with a contract extension that keeps him on the sidelines through the 2018-2019 season."What's really important about the contract is that I really appreciate DePaul Un...

DePaul women’s soccer battles Marquette, loses 1-0

Mike Bragg

October 21, 2013

The women's soccer team fought hard against No. 20 Marquette Sunday but failed to take away a win on Senior Day at Wish Field, falling 1-0.The Blue Demons came out with an aggressive push but were unable to sustain any momentum against a conference rival that averages nearly 18 shots per game. Much of t...

Blue Demon rundown 10-22-13

David Webber

October 21, 2013

Men's SoccerSimon Megally scored his first career goal for DePaul but it wasn't enough as the Blue Demons fell to Seton Hall 3-1 in a Big East conference game Oct. 19.The loss moved DePaul to 4-8-2 on the season and left them short of their first conference victory. Their conferenced record stands a...

After years of negligence, concussion awareness is on the rise

Samantha Rivera and David Webber

October 21, 2013

From the death of a physically worn down NFL retiree, to that of a straight-A high school football player, America's favorite sport has increasingly been on the hot seat for risking the life of its dedicated players.The National Football League itself has most notably been at fault for the bad press...

Poll ranks DePaul’s women basketball, Brittany Hrynko No. 1 in Big East

David Webber

October 20, 2013

It's a new era in the Big East and the DePaul women's basketball team is starting at the top.The Big East Preseason Coaches' Poll was unveiled Oct. 16 as part of the conference's media week in New York. DePaul placed first with 79 points, including eight of 10 first-place votes.In addition, Blue Demons juni...

DePaul women’s soccer wins fourth consecutive game

Ben Gartland

October 17, 2013

Elise Wyatt's second half goal was enough offense for the DePaul women's soccer team as they overcame late pressure from the Butler Bulldogs in a 1-0 victory.It was the Blue Demons' fourth straight win and they remained unbeaten at home in 2013.The first half was rather slow, with neither team getting an ...

Personal account: Running the Chicago Marathon

Courtney Jacquin

October 14, 2013

I've never been a runner. Sunday I finished the Chicago Marathon.You know that embarrassing girl in your high school gym classes who couldn't finish the presidential physical fitness mile without walking? That was me. I think I ran it completely once when I was in 8th grade.It seems pretty unlikely ...

Third loss for DePaul men’s soccer

Ben Gartland

October 14, 2013

DePaul dropped another overtime heartbreaker as Manny Andrade's golden goal sunk the Blue Demons 1-0 in a double-overtime loss to No. 23 Providence.The Blue Demons played close all game, with each team getting several chances to score in regulation. However, it would be the Friars who walked out victo...

A British connection in the Windy City: Ashleigh Goddard and Rachel Pitman

Matthew Paras

October 14, 2013

Three years ago recruiting junior Rachel Pitman took a leap of faith.Originally from England, Pitman's choice of coming to Chicago depended on her willingness to embrace something new: a city and culture she hadn't been exposed to before.In her ear, however, was a familiar voice - best friend and teamm...

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