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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’...

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 ...

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...

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...

Women’s basketball adds two Big Ten transfers

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno talks with Creighton head coach Jim Flanery on March 12, 2019 at Wintrust Arena

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

The DePaul women’s basketball team is adding two transfers to the program with 6’2” forward Courtney Fredrickson from Wisconsin and 6’1” Jorie Allen from Indiana. Fredrickson is a graduate transfer and is immediately eligible while freshman Allen will have to sit a year without playing. ...

Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson says she has COVID-19

In this July 22, 2017 file photo, Chicago Sky's Stefanie Dolson raises her hands in the second half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game in Seattle. Dolson says she tested positive for the cororavirus. She is the first known Chicago professional athlete and the second WNBA player known to have contracted COVID-19. Dolson announced that she caught the virus in a video that aired Friday, April 17, 2020 during ESPN's broadcast of the WNBA draft.

Associated Press

April 19, 2020

Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus, making her the first known Chicago professional athlete to contract COVID-19. Dolson said in a video that aired Friday night during ESPN’s broadcast of the WNBA draft that she and her “whole family” tested...

DePaul alum Quigley falls to Zach Lavine in NBA Horse Competition

Allie Quigley, a former DePaul women's basketball player from 2004-08, signed a multi-year contract extension with the Chicago Sky on Feb. 19.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

Thursday night didn't go as well as Sunday did for women's basketball alumni Allie Quigley, who lost to Chicago Bulls star Zach Lavine in the semi-finals of the ESPN NBA Horse Competition. The Chicago Sky star pushed Lavine to H-O-R before the 2-time NBA slam dunk champ took to the skies for a couple...

DePaul alum Quigley defeats Chris Paul, advances in NBA Horse tournament

Allie Quigley, a former DePaul women's basketball player from 2004-08, signed a multi-year contract extension with the Chicago Sky on Feb. 19.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

April 12, 2020

Former DePaul women's star Allie Quigley has made her name as one of the best shooters in the WNBA as a member of the Chicago Sky. And her shooting prowess was on full display Sunday night when she beat 10 time NBA all-star Chris Paul in the first round of the NBA Horse Tournament on ESPN. Quigley...

Former DePaul women’s basketball players carving out their own path in the WNBA

Former DePaul women's basketball player Jessica January signed a training camp contract with the Indiana Fever on March 19.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 5, 2020

When James Wade was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Silver Stars, a team in the WNBA, he spotted a special player during a watch game — Allie Quigley. But the timing just wasn’t right.  “She was playing on my watch team in San Antonio and my wife [was] telling me how good she was,” ...

Even with no NCAA tournament, DePaul women’s basketball’s season had plenty of accomplishments

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

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

After DePaul won the Big East regular season and tournament title this past season, the Blue Demons have now won six conference regular-season and tournament titles since 2013 — when the conference went to 10 teams. But the Blue Demons’ success in women’s basketball dates back to the early 2000s, ...

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

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

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The Big East athletic conference is canceling all spring sports for the remainder of the season, they announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. This decision to cancel comes after the NCAA made the decision earlier to cancel its spring and winter championships.  Earlier today, the Big East men’s basketba...

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...

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