The DePaulia

No. 8 seed women’s basketball set to start Big East tournament

David Berry

March 2, 2012

HARTFORD, Conn.—The 2012 Big East Women's Basketball Championship is underway at the XL Center in Hartford and the DePaul Blue Demons are looking to slay multiple giants on the way to a possible Big East championship.On Friday afternoon, the ninth-seed USF held off a comeback by the 16 seed Pitt...

No. 23 women’s basketball approaches Big East tournament with 7 players

Matthew Paras

March 1, 2012

Before heading to Hartford, Conn. for the Big East Championship tournament, the No. 23 ranked DePaul Blue Demons prepared with one final practice at All-State Arena in Rosemont. The goal of this final practice was to ready themselves for playing in larger venues compared to the smaller McGrath-Phillips Ar...

Ortiz eyes spot on Puerto Rican Olympic team

Matthew Paras

February 27, 2012

As a senior, Deanna Ortiz entered this season with the mindset that this would be her last opportunity to play basketball at a high level. Much to her surprise, Ortiz will now have a chance to continue playing basketball after her collegiate career after receiving an invite to try out for the Puerto Ri...

Chicago takes the plunge

Rima Thompson

February 27, 2012

Submerge yourself in the ice-cold waters of North Avenue Beach, raise some funds and express your inner fearlessness at Chicago's 12th Annual Polar Plunge.This year, more than 2,000 people, many in costumes, are expected to take the ‘plunge' benefiting the Special Olympics Chicago and Special C...

Track & Field makes strong conference showing, sets DePaul records

Jacob Payne

February 27, 2012

Last weekend the DePaul Track and Field team competed in the Big East Conference Indoor Championship and came away with many broken personal, and even a few school records in both track and shot put.Senior Tim Nedow, who entered with the top shot in the college shot put list this year, broke his own r...

Club sports struggle to draw crowd, support

Ashley Huntington

February 27, 2012

The topic of fan presence at games is one that plagues many DePaul sports, most notably basketball. Some attribute this to the men's losing record or the inconvenient location of the Allstate Arena, while others say that fan presence at basketball games is just fine, but Allstate's size makes the nu...

Define ‘Home Game’

David Berry

February 27, 2012

Define 'Home Game'Louisville Cardinals fans packed the Allstate Arena Feb.18. (Photo by Grant Myatt)If perception is reality, then DePaul University athletics, its fans, students, alumni, and anyone else involved in supporting the program have some serious soul-searching to do.I've covered sports for...

Late rally not enough for men’s basketball in loss to Providence

Cheryl Waity

February 25, 2012

Close games that end in losses have become a story all too common to the DePaul Blue Demons as they fell to the Providence Friars 73-71 Saturday, Feb. 25."We're back in the same spot," said Head Coach Oliver Purnell. "What we need is a win. The guys are playing well enough to win it's not happening but we're...

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

David Berry

February 11, 2012

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

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

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

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...

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