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Power ranking the Blue Demons most exciting nonconference matchups

Power ranking the Blue Demons most exciting nonconference matchups

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Last season in its nonconference slate, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team won the games you'd expected them to win and lost the games you'd expect them to lose en route to a 7-5 nonconference record. This season, the Blue Demons want to win regardless of whether they are supposed to. They...

DePaul rebounds from loss to Oakland with shutout win

DePaul rebounds from loss to Oakland with shutout win

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

After a disappointing performance loss against Oakland Friday afternoon, DePaul bounced back Sunday with a 3-0 win over Loyola Marymount Sunday at Wish Field. Two days after allowing a pair of goals within a minute in a 2-1 loss to Oakland, DePaul head coach Mark Plotkin said the focus was to return...

Prochaska added to women’s basketball staff

Prochaska added to women’s basketball staff

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Women's Sports

Former DePaul point guard Lauren Prochaska is staying home as she will join the staff as the Director of Community, Corporate and Professional Relations, Women’s basketball coach Doug Bruno announced on Tuesday. When Prochaska saw former assistant Jasmine Lister had returned to UConn, she said she...

DePaul edges Western Michigan 1-0 for Plotkin’s first career win

DePaul edges Western Michigan 1-0 for Plotkin’s first career win

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

After finishing fifth all-time in games started with 74 as a player for DePaul from 2006-09, a new era began Monday afternoon with DePaul head coach Mark Plotkin recording his first career win as a head coach as DePaul knocked off No. 8/14 Western Michigan 1-0 at Wish Field. While DePaul was on their...

Shapiro promoted to Blue Demon video coordinator

Shapiro promoted to Blue Demon video coordinator

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

After paying his dues, a now former DePaul University graduate assistant has received a big promotion. On Thursday, DePaul Blue Demon head basketball coach Dave Leitao announced his decision to promote Lucas Shapiro to the role of video coordinator where he'll assist with video breakdown of games...

DePaul rallies for 3-1 win over in-state rival Illinois

DePaul rallies for 3-1 win over in-state rival Illinois

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul women’s soccer overcame an early 1-0 deficit to rally past Illinois 3-1 Thursday afternoon at Wish Field to improve to 2-1 on the season. Illini senior defender Morgan Maroney punched in a goal in the ninth minute for her first one of 2018, which put the Blue Demons in a similar position...

DePaul holds on for 2-1 win in final exhibition game

DePaul holds on for 2-1 win in final exhibition game

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

In their 2018 home opener, DePaul men’s soccer held off a late rally from Eastern Illinois to hang on a 2-1 win in their final exhibition game at Wish Field before opening the season at Kentucky. For the second straight game, DePaul opened the scoring in the 10th minute off a header junior defender...

DePaul cruises to 7-0 win in regular season home opener

DePaul cruises to 7-0 win in regular season home opener

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 19, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Women's Sports

After opening the season with the disappointing loss to SMU, DePaul scored early and often en route to a 7-0 win over UMass Lowell Sunday afternoon in their home opener. The Blue Demons opened scoring just four minutes into the game with a goal from senior forward Franny Cerny, who scored her first...

Too good to be true: Shannon Jr. reopens committment

Too good to be true: Shannon Jr. reopens committment

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 19, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A lot can change in a week. Last Sunday, the DePaul Blue Demons received their second verbal commitment from a top 100 guy in the class of 2019 when Lincoln Park High School wing Terrence Shannon Jr. announced his commitment to DePaul. Just one week later, Shannon Jr. has had a change of heart, telling 247Sport...

DePaul drops season opener to SMU

DePaul drops season opener to SMU

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

August 17, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

DALLAS – DePaul dug themselves a hole that they just couldn’t climb out of Thursday night, as they lost their season opener 2-1 against the SMU Mustangs in the first ever meeting between both programs.   SMU junior forward Allie Thornton took advantage of the Blue Demons’ defense early in t...

The book of Eli: “I just want to win”

The book of Eli: “I just want to win”

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Death, taxes, and wing Eli Cain in the DePaul Blue Demon's starting lineup. In three years as a Blue Demon, Cain has started 91 of the 94 games he's played in, serving as the constant as other players have arrived and left the program. But all good things must come to an end, as Cain prepares for...

From pariah to hot commodity, Shannon’s recruiting story has happy ending after slow start

From pariah to hot commodity, Shannon’s recruiting story has happy ending after slow start

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

How does a 6-foot-6-inch, hyper-athletic stud who played high school ball in a city famous for its basketball talent slip through the cracks and warrant no high-major Division I offers until after his senior season of basketball concluded? "I'm not sure," Lincoln Park High School head basketball coach...

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