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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...

More than 300 students join bone marrow registry

Cheryl Waity

October 24, 2011


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In conjunction with the festivities of Blue Madness last week, the DePaul athletic department made time to take up a cause chosen by one of their athletes — bone marrow registration.Over the summer, senior cross country runner Kelly Pickering was struck by the story of a 15 year old girl who was d...

Golf closes out fall season

Cheryl Waity

October 24, 2011


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The guys on the men's golf team are about to pack away their clubs for the winter, having just competed in their final invitational of the first half of the season, the Georgetown Intercollegiate.The Demons wrapped up the invitational in sixth place Oct. 18 with Moritz Ackerhans, Russell Budd and Ben W...

Skee-ball league rolls into Chicago

Kandace Thomas

October 24, 2011


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For most of us, the last time we played a game of skee-ball was when we were kids at the local arcade or Chuck E. Cheese. If you were competing, the prize was glory, pride and, most likely, tokens to trade in for novelty items. Now the old favorite is back but for a different audience. Skee-Nation, an...

Hampton reps the US, takes game to China

Matt Schwerha

September 12, 2011


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Students everywhere count down the days to summer as soon as the weather turns warm in the spring.Relaxation, friends and family are all focal points of twenty-somethings in need of a break.Keisha Hampton had no such break.After going through USA team trials May 21-25, Hampton was selected to partici...

Timeout with Lauren Blasi

Cheryl Waity

September 12, 2011


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The DePaulia sat down with junior right side hitter, Lauren Blasi from Fort Wayne, Ind. to talk about volleyball and her life in the city at DePaul.What sport would like to play if you couldn't play volleyball?Tennis. It looks like fun and it's kind of related to volleyball.What's your Pre-game ritual?...

Club baseball pumps up for tryouts, first full season

Cheryl Waity

September 12, 2011


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DePaul's club baseball team has come a long way—from non-existence to starting their first full season. For many of the guys who took interest in the team, the lack of a team was a gap that needed to be filled."I was extremely angry that we didn't have a club when I joined, another guy tried to ...

Field of Dreams: Toyota Park has men’s soccer whistling bluegrass

Jeremy Mikula

September 12, 2011


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One pitch is among the largest of all MLS clubs. The other pitch just squeaks by NCAA regulations. One pitch is natural grass, super soft and a luscious green. The other pitch is artificial.The men's soccer team got the opportunity to play on a pro pitch on Sept. 1 against UIC at Toyota Park, but it's an experience they didn't let go to their heads."It's definitely the nicest place I've...

Oui are DePaul: Men’s basketball makes most of France trip

Julian Zeng

September 12, 2011


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With every passing year, college sports teams send off athletes– through graduation or otherwise – to do bigger and better things, and introduce new recruits. This endless cycle lends somewhat of a fleeting element to college athletics, which is why team building year after year is so im...

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