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Blue Demons take 9-3 win on senior day

Blue Demons take 9-3 win on senior day

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

It was a bittersweet day for all involved as DePaul finished off a sweep of Butler with a 9-3 victory Sunday afternoon before honoring their four seniors Haydn Christensen, Kennedy Garcia, Kayla Landwehrmier and Megan Leyva following the game. DePaul head coach Eugene Lenti said senior day is always...

Can they fix it?:Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao express optimism about NCAA recommendations

Can they fix it?:Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao express optimism about NCAA recommendations

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

NCAA president Mark Emmert’s Commission on College Basketball released its recommendations to fix widespread corruption in college basketball Wednesday morning, calling for the end of the one-and-done era, regulations regarding the relationship between the NCAA and apparel companies and lifetime bans...

Blue Demon tennis athletes earn Big East accolades

Blue Demon tennis athletes earn Big East accolades

Paul Steenos

April 25, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

In the final week of the regular season, a pair of Blue Demon tennis players earned Big East Player of the Week honors. On the women's side, Blue Demon senior Patricia Lancranjan led a finally healthy women's squad to a perfect 2-0 week with wins against conference rivals Marquette on Saturday in...

Arkansas transfer Darious Hall commits to DePaul

Arkansas transfer Darious Hall commits to DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul basketball program has enlisted help on the wing for the future. Arkansas transfer Darious Hall announced on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon that he has committed to DePaul. "I would like to thank God for this position he has allowed me to be in, and my mother who has supported...

DePaul lands preferred walk-on

DePaul lands preferred walk-on

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

When new DePaul Blue Demon commit Mick Sullivan entered Wintrust Arena in Chicago’s South Loop on his recruiting visit at the beginning of April, he viewed the arena the same way a wide-eyed child does when he first lays eyes on his presents on Christmas morning. “It was mind blowing, I had never s...

Plotkin announces first signing class

Plotkin announces first signing class

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

It’s all a series of firsts for new DePaul head coach Mark Plotkin, and last week he announced his first signing class as coach of the Blue Demons. The class includes: Matthew Brickman, Jake Fuderer, Sadra Golzarian, Austin Koss, Robert Rao, Matt Solem and Patrick Watkins. After only being announced as head coa...

When Winter won’t go

When Winter won’t go

Varvara Makarevich, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

When you’re working on a story about weather conditions affecting college sports and are planning to go to a DePaul softball game to get a comment, be prepared for the game to be canceled at any time – usually because of the weather conditions. This April doesn’t seem to be aware of the fact t...

Jackson Park Golf Course sees optimism, doubt and a big price tag

Jackson Park Golf Course sees optimism, doubt and a big price tag

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant So

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

After over 100 years along the South Shore, plans are progressing for Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses to get a $60 million facelift in the form of a PGA-caliber golf course designed by Tiger Woods. The plan recently received support from the South Shore Chamber of Commerce who announced their...

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto made a rare media appearance in the form of a 45-minute interview with the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, where she once again said almost nothing of value while taking a great deal of of credit for the success of her rivals. Lenti Ponsetto said it was fair to qu...

Rodriguez’s walkoff wins series for DePaul

Rodriguez’s walkoff wins series for DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul and St. John’s entered the weekend looking to keep pace in a crowded conference race. DePaul edged out the Red Storm in the finale 2-1 to take two of three in a highly competitive series that featured two extra-inning games. The game remained 1-1 with neither side scoring after the third in...

Blue Demons slide by UIC Flames 3-1

Blue Demons slide by UIC Flames 3-1

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Mother nature got in the way of the Blue Demons squaring off against the UIC Flames at home on Wednesday, but it sure didn’t get in the way of the Blue Demons returning to the win column on Friday afternoon. DePaul (25-13, 7-2 Big East) retained its No. 1 conference ranking by sneaking past UIC (...

Casati honored as athlete of the week

Casati honored as athlete of the week

Paul Steeno

April 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Spearheading a 2-0 week for the DePaul Blue Demon men's tennis team has earned DePaul sophomore Christopher Casati the first Big East Athlete of the Week accolade of his collegiate career. With the score knotted at three apiece against Butler University last Friday, the Deerfield, Ill. native squeaked...

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