The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

DePaul cross-country and track and field star Olivia Borowiak competes in the Loyola Lakefront Invitational September 29, 2023, in Chicago.

‘Olivia’s Legacy’: Running Star at DePaul Crushes Records

Ian Fondacabe, Contributing Writer May 19, 2024

As a young teen, gymnastics was Olivia Borowiak’s sport of choice. Then, while running warm-up miles, she discovered she was fast and decided she wanted to run.  That’s when she joined the cross-country...

Doug Bruno (No. 30, bottom row, second from far right) poses with the DePaul Blue Demons mens basketball team prior to the 1969-70 season.

Doug Bruno completes 50 years of coaching and is ready for more

Samantha Davis, Contributing Writer May 12, 2024

With a decorated office filled with NCAA trophies catching perfect sunlight from the window, cut-down basketball nets, degrees mounted on the wall and photos of family members on shelves, Doug Bruno continues...

A catchers helmet rests in the batting cage before a DePaul vs Georgetown match March 9, 2024, at Cacciatore Stadium.

Tracie Adix-Zins fired as DePaul Softball head coach after six seasons

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter May 12, 2024

DePaul Athletics announced Tuesday afternoon that its softball team's leadership has changed, with Tracie Adix-Zins being relieved of her duties. "After evaluating the current state of our softball...

DePaul forward Jorie Allen (No. 33) and guard Anaya Peoples (No. 22) get set on defense in a match against Western Michigan November 6, 2023, at Wintrust Arena.

Anaya Peoples and Jorie Allen: Leadership duo for DePaul basketball building a culture of love

Samantha Davis, Contributing Writer May 5, 2024

Basketball is an unpredictable sport, but one thing remained consistent for DePaul women’s basketball this past season. When there was a game, Anaya Peoples and Jorie Allen would make plays and lead...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) watches from the bench with teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, during the second half against the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Thursday, May 2, 2024, in Indianapolis.

The Hinske Huddle: Bucks’ season ends plagued with injury, future in jeopardy

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor May 5, 2024

Just three seasons after winning their first NBA championship in fifty years, the Milwaukee Bucks might be falling back into league irrelevancy. A brutal series against the Indiana Pacers saw superstars...

Senior libero Julia Nagy practices her serve before a match against the University of Connecticut Friday, October 27.

DePaul volleyball isn’t worried about the results, they’re looking for growth

Nathan Klepp, Contributing Writer April 28, 2024

The final score from their final spring season match says otherwise, but DePaul volleyball believes they can use this match as momentum for the future.  Inside Evergreen Park Community High School’s...

Senior outfielder Ariana Rodriguez takes the plate in a game against Villanova Friday, April 19, at Cacciatore Stadium.

Blue Demons’ bats struggle in one-hit loss to Wildcats

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter April 22, 2024

DePaul suffered a one-sided 7-0 loss in the opening game of a three-game series against Villanova, with the team's offense only mustering one hit, while defensive lapses led to the Wildcats scoring seven...

Fans hold images of Iowa senior superstar Caitlin Clark at the DePaul-Iowa game in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. Clark has since become one of basketballs biggest stars and was drafted to the WNBAs Indiana Fever on Monday, April 15, 2024.

The Hinske Huddle: Caitlin Clark and WNBA may teach NBA counterparts the benefits of a shorter season

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor April 21, 2024

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has been presented with possibly the most league-altering season in history as Caitlin Clark is slated to begin her career with the Indiana Fever this...

DePaul head coach Marisa Arce (center) speaks to her team after a loss to Xavier April 13, 2024, at XS Tennis Village in Chicago. DePaul lost the match 0-4 but entered the Big East Tournament as the No. 2 seed, with Xavier sitting at No. 1 in the conference.

Column: DePaul women’s tennis coach Marisa Arce highlights the importance of team culture

Eleanor Nobbs, Contributing Writer April 21, 2024

Editor’s Note: The writer of this story is a member of the tennis team. The DePaulia acknowledged this may be perceived as a potential conflict of interest, therefore this story is duly marked as a column. DePaul...

DePaul volleyballs front-line practices blocking at a team practice Thursday, April 11, at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The court pictured is the only space available for the teams use during the spring season.

‘No Excuses’: Despite construction, DePaul volleyball rallies for spring season

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor April 14, 2024

An immense, temporary white sheet that splits McGrath-Phillips Arena exudes the aroma of a carpenter’s workshop as DePaul’s volleyball team attempts to run a team practice.  On the other side of...

Brooke Johnson swings at a pitch during her game against Butler on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Cacciatore Stadium in Lincoln Park.

DePaul’s offense goes dormant, as St. John’s sweeps weekend series

Nathan Klepp, Contributing Writer April 7, 2024

The DePaul Blue Demons softball team couldn’t bring a runner across home plate in a three-game home series against St. John’s University Easter weekend. It was the first time in program history that...

DePaul freshman Morgan Rogers swings at a pitch during a game against Georgetown Sunday, March 10, at Cacciatore Stadium in Lincoln Park. The Blue Demons won both games in a double-header Sunday after dropping the home opener on Saturday.

DePaul softball home opener ends in extra innings defeat to Georgetown, responds with series win

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter March 12, 2024

DePaul softball's hopes for a successful home opener and start to its Big East campaign were dampened as it suffered a 6-3 defeat in extra innings against Georgetown at Wish Field  Saturday, March 9.  The...

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