The DePaulia

Sports not breaking DePaul’s bank

Shaymus McLaughlin and Meghan Bower

May 31, 2011


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The Big East is arguably the most competitive conference in college basketball. Traditional powerhouses like Louisville and Connecticut fill the stands nightly with a raucous crowd, raking in dollar upon dollar in revenue that can be spread around to other sports. The Blue Demons' half-empty Allstate Ar...

Timeout with Sean Plese

Angeliki Verros

May 31, 2011


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Sean Plese is a senior elementary education student from Plainfield, Ill. She plays outfield for DePaul Softball. Plese, who played at Joliet West High School, started in 30 games her junior year and finished her senior year with a .357 batting average.Q: How long have you been playing softball?A: I sta...

Softball continues winning with doubleheader sweep against UConn

David Berry

April 30, 2011


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The 40 days and nights from Ash Wednesday to Easter might be over, but the DePaul softball team has seemingly given up losing for Lenti.That much is evident after the Blue Demons won their 12th and 13th consecutive games on Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader against Big East foe UConn&...

WNBA draft means job opportunity for seniors

Shaymus McLaughlin

April 11, 2011


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On the second floor of the Sullivan Athletic Center, down the blue and red splashed hallway that heads to the women's basketball offices, six photos the size of movie posters hang on the wall. Each one is an in-game snapshot of a former student-athlete playing in the WNBA. To make it on the wall, th...

Felicia Chester picked 14th in WNBA Draft

Shaymus McLaughlin

April 11, 2011


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Felicia Chester was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx at no. 14 overall, with the second pick of round two in the 2011 WNBA Draft. She is the highest-drafted DePaul player ever, and the seventh Blue Demon to be selected in the WNBA draft.DePaul Head Coach Doug Bruno had this to say about Chester's...

Soccer gets new assistant coach

Meghan Bower

April 11, 2011


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Newly appointed assistant coach Craig Reynolds joins men's soccer Head Coach Craig Blazer and Assistant Coach Hobie Hare after serving as a volunteer coach last season. Reynolds comes to DePaul from the Chicago Fire Juniors' coaching staff. Previous to that, Reynolds served as an assistant coach for th...

Timeout with Alex Morocco

Dana Morones

April 11, 2011


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Alex Morocco, center field, is a senior from River Forest and is enrolled in the College of LA&S. Her junior year she led her team with 54 hits and had 17 multiple hit games. She is a three-time selection for the Big East All-Academic Team. She started 61 games as a freshman and appeared in center fi...

Funding, youth challenge lacrosse

Nika Blake

April 11, 2011


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It is the love of the game that drives the DePaul men's lacrosse team. Despite hardships that were thrown at the team this year, from financial strains to loss of players, they are determined to make it into the playoffs.DePaul (0-4) has four games remaining on the season, including conference games aga...

Editorial: NCAA Championship troubles

Shaymus McLaughlin

April 11, 2011


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Well, after a month of elimination basketball, we've got our NCAA champion: The University of Connecticut Huskies, who averaged 72.4 points per game this year and were led by the electric Kemba Walker. Their head coach, Jim Calhoun, won his third national championship, the fifth coach to achieve that mi...

Hockey comes up short in final round

Meghan Bower

March 7, 2011


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After a season of dominating wins and just seven losses, the expectations were high for No. 3 DePaul Hockey Club's postseason run. However, after falling 5-1 to No. 9 University of Michigan in the final round of regionals, their dream of reaching nationals was cut short."After Sunday's loss the mood ...

Hockey just shy of No. 2 seed

Meghan Bower

February 14, 2011


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In a battle for the No. 2 seed and an automatic bid to nationals, No. 3 DePaul Hockey Club fell just short after splitting a must-win series with No. 2 Michigan State, losing 8-2 Friday and winning 5-3 Saturday. DePaul's two Friday goals were scored within two minutes of each other in the second period, th...

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