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Caprice Smith begins coaching career at DePaul

Caprice Smith drives to the basket against Northwestern. Smith was hired by DePaul to be the women's basketball team's video coordinator.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

Caprice Smith has had an aspiration to coach at DePaul for multiple years. But when she reached out to women’s basketball coach Doug Bruno a couple of years ago to inquire about an opening, the spot was already filled.  A couple of years later, however, another possible opening appeared in Bruno’...

New motion filed in Eugene Lenti lawsuit

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

Dr. Jenny Conviser, who is accusing DePaul of wrongful retaliation under Title IX, breach of contract, defamation and false light, filed a response on Aug. 22 to DePaul’s motion to dismiss the amended complaint from June.  In June, DePaul filed a motion to dismiss all the charges made by Convi...

Big East officially cancels fall sports season

Big East conference logo displayed in place of the DePaul Athletics logo underneath the jumbotron for the Big East Championship at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 12, 2020

The Big East announced on Wednesday that all fall sports are canceled due to the increasing concerns of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference also said they will look for options to play fall sports during the spring of 2021. Sports that are impacted by this decision at DePaul are men’s and...

Kelly Campbell signs with the Xcyde Angels

DePaul senior guard Kelly Campbell is recognized during the starting lineups before the Blue Demons hosted Xavier on Feb. 16.

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor & Staff Photographer

July 15, 2020

Kelly Campbell, DePaul’s standout senior during this past season, has officially signed to play with the Xcyde Angels of the Damen-Basketball-Bundesliga (DBBL) for the 2020-21 season. “I am very excited to be joining the Nördlingen Angels and I’m looking forward to getting some wins,” she said on ...

Four former softball players now refute Lenti lawsuit allegations, Conviser’s legal team “stands by their facts”

The DePaul bench celebrates a hit during a Feb. 9 game against Green Bay at the Total Control Sports Invitational. The Blue Demons went on to win game 10-1.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 9, 2020

There are now four former DePaul softball players who have come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Maize, who played under Lenti from 2012-16 and was a coach on the team from 2017-18, emailed The DePaulia Wednesday n...

Two former DePaul softball players now refute claims in Lenti lawsuit

Morgan Greenwood celebrates with her teammates after defeating Providence on April 13, 2019.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 3, 2020

Two former DePaul softball players have now come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Greenwood, who played for DePaul’s softball team from 2015-2019 and was a captain of the team, reached out to The DePaulia on June 30, saying the alleg...

Former DePaul women’s soccer players taking part in NWSL’s return

Defender Sarah Gorden is the first DePaul women's soccer player to be drafted. (Grant Myatt / The DePaulia)

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 27, 2020

It has been over three months since the U.S. saw any live professional team sports, with all the leagues being suspended in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.  On Saturday, however, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will mark the return of American professional team sports. The ...

Eugene Lenti’s abuse case moves to federal court, amendment made to suit against DePaul

Former softball coach Eugene Lenti pictured at the 2018 Big East Championship.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

June 24, 2020

An amended complaint to a lawsuit that was filed in April, which alleged former DePaul softball head coach Eugene Lenti had verbally and physically abused his players and an assistant coach, was filed on Tuesday, according to a document obtained by The DePaulia.  Unlike the first complaint, which was filed ...

Big East announces COVID-19 task force, geographical divisions for soccer and volleyball

DePaul's Jacob Seeto defending a Marquette forward during a 1-0 loss at Wish Field on Nov. 16, 2019.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 8, 2020

In an effort to bring back college sports in time for the fall, the Big East put together a plan that gives the conference a better chance of having fall sports. On Monday, the conference announced that they are forming a COVID-19 task force, with DePaul women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno bei...

Former DePaul basketball players working at the same hospital helping the fight against COVID-19

Former DePaul guard Brooke Schulte guards a Butler player on January 14, 2017.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 26, 2020

When former DePaul women’s basketball player Brooke Schulte was waiting to have her interview with Northwestern Memorial Hospital back in December, she received a text message from a former DePaul men’s basketball player — Peter Ryckbosch — who had already been working at the same hospital in...

Big East, DePaul working toward 2020-2021 sports plan

Big East commissioner Val Ackerman

Lawrence Kreymer and Nate Burleyson

May 8, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic altering life for people all over the world, only one thing is certain right now -- nothing is guaranteed the next day. In the world of college athletics, there are no guarantees regarding how sports will return to schools for the 2020-21 academic year. During a medi...

DePaul women’s basketball turns to season ahead after abrupt end to 2019-2020

DePaul's women's basketball team celebrates after winning the 2020 Big East Tournament.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

Building a team and building a program are two completely different ideas. These are two ideas that DePaul women’s basketball deals with every season as they continue their 17 straight NCAA tournament streak while retooling each season to adjust for key losses.  Last season, the team graduated Ashton Mille...

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