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Big East Tournament has been canceled

A few basketball fans watch as Creighton takes on St. John's in in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- After discussing concerns around the coronavirus with the 10 teams, the Big East announced on Thursday they are canceling the rest of the tournament. The announcement came during halftime in the St. John’s-Creighton game at Madison Square Garden. With the announcement coming during the brea...

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

DePaul guard Charlie Moore reacts during the second half of the team's 
the first round Big East Tournament game against Xavier at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- DePaul went into the Big East Tournament knowing exactly what they needed to do in order to qualify for the NCAA Tournament -- win all four games and they are in. Well, that challenge began against Xavier in the first round at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.  The Blue Demons wer...

DePaul hockey to host Team Ireland

DePaul winger Connor McNally (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Illinois in the second period on Friday.

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor & Staff Photographer

March 11, 2020

Yes, this is actually happening. Sometimes, a good connection can land you something new. But other times, they can lead to enormous opportunities. Head Coach Danny Randall of DePaul University’s hockey team announced on Thursday that they’ll face off against Team Ireland, a spectacle that has never oc...

Preview: DePaul faces Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

When DePaul began Big East play against Seton Hall on Dec. 30, the Blue Demons looked like a team destined for the NCAA Tournament. With a 12-1 record and multiple impressive wins, DePaul built a resume that was strong enough to possibly earn an at-large bid in March. But the Blue Demons failed to build on that ...

DePaul triumphs over Marquette to win third straight conference crown

Lexi Held and Dee Bekelja celebrate after the game, both players were a part of last year's championship win over Marquette.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

The DePaul women’s basketball team won the Big East Tournament final just like how they had won 27 other games this season, together. It was a balanced attack that saw sophomore guard Lexi Held score 31, as seniors Chante Stonewall and Kelly Campbell poured in 22 and 16 each. DePaul’s all-out def...

DePaul men’s basketball looks to make a splash as last seed in Big East tournament

DePaul men's basketball looks to make a splash as last seed in Big East tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

When: March 11-14 Where: Madison Square Garden Stakes: Winner goes to the NCAA Tournament. Narratives The Blue Demons have not won a game in the Big East Tournament since 2014. DePaul is going to face Xavier in the first round on Wednesday. The Blue Demons lost both meetings this season by a ...

COMMENTARY: A miracle at the Garden won’t save the Dave Leitao regime

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao looks down during the Blue Demons' 79-66 loss to St. John's on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

Everyone is allowed to believe in miracles; it’s what makes sports so magical. That’s why the month of March is so special in college basketball, because every team has a chance to go on a magical run to close their season – even the bottom feeders. Just a couple of weeks ago, America celebrate...

DePaul women’s basketball will play for Big East Tournament title

The DePaul women’s basketball team celebrates during the team’s 83-80 semifinals victory over Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament on Sunday at Wintrust Arena.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

DePaul always knew that they’d get every team’s best shot down the stretch of the grueling Big East tournament. When they got that, they also knew they would need to respond with their best play. Yet when it gets down to the Big East tournament, teams tend to trade blows back and forth and that...

Sports gambling arrives just in time for Illinois

Sports gambling arrives just in time for Illinois

Camille Koch, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2020

As March Madness rolls in, Illinois plans to launch an industry that guarantees to take your brackets to the next level. On June 2, 2019, Illinois passed a bill legalizing both online and in-person betting. The law, signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, also allows for betting inside stadiums like Wrigley Fi...

DePaul survives Seton Hall, advances to tournament final

Chante Stonewall drives in against Seton Hall, Stonewall scored 18 points while notching seven rebounds in the win.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

DePaul always knew that they’d get every team’s best shot down the stretch of the grueling Big East tournament. When they got that, they also knew they would need to respond with their best play. Yet when it gets down to the Big East tournament, teams tend to trade blows back and forth and that...

DePaul gets crushed by Providence 93-55 in regular-season finale

Charlie Moore and Jalen Coleman-Lands look in disbelieve during DePaul's game against Villanova on Feb. 19 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

A college basketball season doesn’t seem so long, in fact it’s only four months long, but there are plenty of twists and turns throughout that four-month long marathon. Take DePaul and Providence for example -- the Blue Demons began the season winning 12 of their first 13 games, while the Friars only...

DePaul women fire on all cylinders in Big East tournament quarterfinal

Chante Stonewall celebrates after scoring a basket in the first half against Providence. The senior had 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

After two straight losses, the DePaul women’s basketball team was desperate to get back on the court, and there is certainly no better place to get back on track than in the quarter-final of the Big East tournament.  Just under a week separated a regular-season closing loss to Marquette to the 97-...

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