The DePaulia

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

Andrew Mentock

May 25, 2012


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

David Berry

May 25, 2012


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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...

Softball season comes to a close in NCAA tournament

David Berry

May 21, 2012


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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


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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...

Track and Field shines at Big East Championships

Matthew Paras

May 14, 2012


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At the Big East Outdoor Championship in Tampa, DePaul's track and field squad hit their stride at the right time with senior standouts Tim Nedow and Melissa Fraser capping off a successful trip. While the men finished in eighth place and the women in 13th overall, each team had athletes take first in...

Leading by Example: Ponsetto a leader at DePaul, in female sports community

Dustin Ruttenberg

May 14, 2012


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DePaul Athletics Director Jean Lenti-Ponsetto has played a large role in the university's intercollegiate athletic department, dating back to her years of success as a student athlete more than 30 years ago. Since then, Ponsetto has changed the school's athletic dynamic, creating more opportunities fo...

Louisville eliminates softball from Big East tournament

David Berry

May 11, 2012


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SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- Facing a steep test in regular season title winners Louisville at the Big East Tournament May 11, the DePaul softball team still had a good chance to bounce the favorites, having handed the Cardinals their only two losses of the season earlier this year.It wasn't meant to be, ho...

Illinois’ own Mr. Irrelevent

Chris Officer

May 5, 2012


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With the draft greenroom empty for days and the late round sleepers already packing for rookie mini-camp, one pick, the last pick, still remained. Certainly, nobody likes to be picked last, and as the final pick of the 2012 NFL draft, Chandler Harnish knows finding relevancy on an NFL team can be ch...

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...

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