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Men’s soccer eager to begin Plotkin era

Men’s soccer eager to begin Plotkin era

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

The wait is nearly over as DePaul gets ready to embark on its first season under men’s soccer coach Mark Plotkin. Plotkin was named head coach shortly before Christmas, and worked with the team in the spring culminating in a couple of spring games that both and players coaches said was an oppor...

DePaul women’s soccer confident heading into 2018 season opener

DePaul women’s soccer confident heading into 2018 season opener

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

It may still be summer break for many DePaul students, but DePaul women’s soccer team has hit the ground running in the month of August with a scrimmage against Northwestern and is set to open their regular season Thursday night against SMU. After a couple games in the spring, DePaul erased a 1-0...

Franny Cerny named to Preseason All-Big East Team

Franny Cerny named to Preseason All-Big East Team

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 13, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

As the DePaul women’s soccer team gets ready to open its regular season this week, the preseason awards are coming in. DePaul senior Franny Cerny was unanimously named to the 2018 Preseason All-Big East Team, as voted on by the Big East women’s soccer coaches. The announcement came Thursday...

Blue Demons strike gold again on recruiting front

Blue Demons strike gold again on recruiting front

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

The recruiting gods are finally smiling down on the DePaul men's basketball program. After whiffing on their top two targets in the class of 2018 last spring, DePaul Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao landed local four-star recruit Terrence Shannon Jr. today to pair with fellow four-star recruit Romeo...

NCAA announces widespread rules changes in college basketball

NCAA announces widespread rules changes in college basketball

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Just under a year ago, the NCAA received a swift reminder that massive changes were necessary when the FBI arrested 10 men, including four assistant coaches from Oklahoma State, USC, Auburn and Arizona. Shortly after their arrests, the NCAA announced they had developed a Commission on College Basketball...

Pitino, DePaul comment on text message suggesting payment to recruit

Pitino, DePaul comment on text message suggesting payment to recruit

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

After news broke this morning that former University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino said DePaul offered five-star 2017 recruit Brian Bowen $200,000 to sign with the Blue Demons in a text message to a former assistant coach, Pitino says he didn’t believe it when he sent it. “I sa...

Maric’s basketball journey will continue in Belgium

Maric’s basketball journey will continue in Belgium

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Former DePaul Blue Demon basketball player Marin Maric will continue his basketball world tour. Born in Split, Croatia, Maric journeyed to the United States to spend one season playing ball at prep powerhouse La Lumiere in La Porte, Ind. He then played three productive seasons at Northern Illinois...

Text found in court records claims DePaul offered $200,000 to five-star recruit

Text found in court records claims DePaul offered $200,000 to five-star recruit

Benjamin Conboy, Editor in Chief

August 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Former University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino said he knew DePaul offered to pay prospect Brian Bowen $200,000 to play at DePaul, a violation of NCAA rules, court documents show. “Coach DePaul [sic] trying to pay Bowen 200 k to come here. Crazy world!” Pitino wrote in a te...

Former DePaul video coordinator accepts assistant coaching job at CCSU

Former DePaul video coordinator accepts assistant coaching job at CCSU

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

July 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

On Dec. 6, 2017, Central Connecticut State head basketball coach Donyell Marshall watched his Blue Devil boys bow out 85-57 against the DePaul Blue Demons at Wintrust Arena. Between bouts of nostalgia from coaching against his former college coach Dave Leitao, Marshall must have been impressed with the ga...

McCallum’s agent hopes his scoring spices up in Switzerland

McCallum’s agent hopes his scoring spices up in Switzerland

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

July 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The newest member of the Swiss Basketball League-affiliated Pully Lausanne Foxes will bring Chicago flavor to the lakeside suburb of Lausanne, Switzerland. Even though it's an Americanized city with Subways and McDonald's dotting the streets, maybe former DePaul Blue Demon forward Tre'Darius McCallum could bring over some more American culture in the form of Giordano's pizza to endear himself to his new teammates. With or without the pizza, he will bring a professional basketball ready makeup to his new team when he boards his plane and makes the 4,384-mile journey from the Windy City to Lausanne. ...

Blue Demons name new softball coach

Blue Demons name new softball coach

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

July 5, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Will Adix-Zin be a win for the Blue Demons? The DePaul University athletic department announced this afternoon that it has named former star Blue Demon student athlete Tracie Adix-Zins as its new head softball coach. She will replace Eugene Lenti after the veteran coach of 37 seasons retired in a...

Women’s Professional Basketball League HOF recognition includes DePaul connections

Women’s Professional Basketball League HOF recognition includes DePaul connections

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

July 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Women's Professional Basketball League (abbreviated WBL) existed for three seasons from 1978 until 1981. Recently, it re-entered collective consciousness when the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. recognized the league as "Trailblazers of the Game" at the hall's 2018 induction...

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