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Men’s basketball comes up short against Fighting Irish 84-76

David Berry

February 11, 2012


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The DePaul Blue Demons gave the host Notre Dame Fighting Irish all they could handle on Saturday afternoon in Purcell Pavilion, but couldn't finish it off in a 84-76 loss.Four Blue Demons scored in double-figures, but Notre Dame's Jack Cooley and their outrebounding eventually did DePaul in."Cooley was a handful fo...

Turnovers hurt men’s basketball in 74-66 loss to Cincinnati

The Associated Press

February 6, 2012


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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bearcats were desperate to snap a three-game losing streak going into their Big East game Saturday against DePaul. They finally played like it in the second half.Cashmere Wright scored all 11 of his points after halftime and Dion Dixon and Sean Kilpatrick each scor...

Big East sprawl: New additions add some distance between the member schools

David Berry and Julian Zeng

January 9, 2012


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In early December, the Big East introduced its newest additions: Houston, SMU and Central Florida for all sports and Boise State and San Diego State as football only member schools, effective in 2013.The Big East Conference, depleted by the planned departures of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and West Virginia,...

Bruno racks up 500 W’s

Dustin Ruttenberg

January 9, 2012


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In his 26 seasons coaching at DePaul, women's basketball head coach Doug Bruno has asserted himself as one of the best college coaches in the nation, and a leader among his peers with his commitment to improving the promotion and growth of the sport. His most recent milestone, tallying his 500th collegiate co...

Demons use new ways to reach out to fans, students

Cheryl Waity

January 8, 2012


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New Year's day is typically a day of quiet recover, but the DePaul Athletic Department wanted fans in the seats as the men's team battled number one Syracuse so they employed a new tactic—Groupon."New Year's day we have traditionally not been great days for us to host events, but it just seems lik...

Young, Blue Demons take down Pitt 84-81 in final seconds

David Berry

January 5, 2012


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As the crowd rushed the court in a celebratory mob, a sense of relief and victory swept over Allstate Arena, DePaul players had one general thing going through their minds."I loved it, I loved every moment of it. I hope we get some more like that," sophomore guard Brandon Young said."That was the best fee...

2011: A Year in Review

December 30, 2011


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2011 was a news-filled year. From the uprisings in the Middle East to the Occupy movement that started on Wall Street, 2011 was a year not to be forgotten.Relive the year with these photos (requires Flash player).Warning: Some of the photos contained in the slideshow are graphic...

Melvin leads men’s basketball over Chicago State 102-95

David Berry

December 10, 2011


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ROSEMONT, Ill. --- The DePaul men's basketball team was pushed to the brink by a rival Chicago opponent for the second straight game, but pulled out the 102-95 victory over the Chicago State squad Saturday afternoon at Allstate Arena.Cleveland Melvin scored a career-high 30 points, grabbed eight reb...

No. 20/21 women’s basketball overcomes slow start to beat SIUE 75-65

David Berry

December 8, 2011


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The No. 20/21 women's basketball team overcame a sluggish start to their game against SIU-Edwardsville Friday night to down the Cougars at McGrath-Phillips Arena.The Blue Demons (8-1) struggled early in the first half, falling behind by as many as nine points before a 14-2 run put the Cougars away for ...

Men’s basketball rallies, falls to Ole Miss 70-68

David Berry

December 1, 2011


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ROSEMONT, Ill. --- A furious second half rally came up just short for head coach Oliver Purnell and the DePaul Blue Demons as they fell to the Ole Miss Rebels 70-68 in the 2011-12 home debut for DePaul at Allstate Arena.Down by as many as 17 in the second half, the Blue Demons (4-2) fought back to t...

Fans pumped up about Blue Demons

Nika Blake

November 21, 2011


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This year is a year of uncertainty for the DePaul Blue Demons. Both teams are young and while the women are coming off a stellar performance last year that took them to the NCAA tournament the men are still rebuilding. One thing that is certain though is the need for fans.Deanna Ortiz, a senior majoring ...

Men’s basketball loses three players in pre-season

Julian Zeng

October 24, 2011


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At the beginning of the summer, the DePaul men's basketball team was primed for smooth sailing into a highly anticipated season—Head Coach Oliver Purnell, in his sophomore season at the helm, took on a six-player crew of freshmen talent, and it seemed the Blue Demons were headed in the right di...

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