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All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

Associated Press

February 17, 2020

It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is honored. When...

Basketball’s unique pull brings cultures together

Basketball’s unique pull brings cultures together

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

The game of basketball brings out massive crowds to parks, “NBA 2K” tournaments, stadiums, driveways, and basements. The game is bigger than just what happens on the court. And this past weekend, the biggest basketball celebration came to Chicago in the form of the NBA All-Star Weekend. Love for...

Easy buckets: It’s called a free throw because it’s free points

Easy buckets: It’s called a free throw because it’s free points

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 26, 2020

When James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, there were just 13 simple rules. Among them, there was nothing that resembled the free throw of today. Rule no. 7 stated that “If either side makes consecutive fouls, it shall count a goal for the opponents.” Other than that, it took a few...

Senior day triumph clinches top two seed in Big East tournament

Senior day triumph clinches top two seed in Big East tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

February 25, 2019

With second place on the line, DePaul (20-7; 11-4 Big East) were able to put aside the emotion of Senior Day and take down a tough Butler team at Wintrust Arena 76-62. The win clinches DePaul the No. 2 seed for the Big East tournament.   Seniors Rebekah Dahlman, Mart’e Grays, Tanita Allen and ...

Lessons learned for DePaul in first 100 games of new Big East

Lessons learned for DePaul in first 100 games of new Big East

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019

Villanova’s overtime win against Creighton Wednesday night not only helped the Wildcats open up a two-game lead atop the Big East standings, but also meant each team had played 100 games in the Big East since realignment prior to the 2013-2014 season. Coming as no surprise, Villanova has dominated the lea...

DePaul splits weekend homestand

DePaul splits weekend homestand

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

January 22, 2019

After DePaul (13-6, 4-3 Big East) won two straight road games last weekend, the Blue Demons returned to Lincoln Park for their only two home games in the month of January against St. John’s and Seton Hall. However, the two games were polar opposites of each other as DePaul went 1-1 in its homestan...

Blue Demons vs. Bulldogs: Can DePaul make it three in a row?

Blue Demons vs. Bulldogs: Can DePaul make it three in a row?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 16, 2019

DePaul is on a roll. After defeating No. 24 ranked St. John's 79-71 on Saturday in New York, the Blue Demons have now strung together back-to-back wins in Big East Conference play for the first time since January 2015 and have now defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since Feb. 2, 2016 when the...

Freshmen duo showing they belong

Freshmen duo showing they belong

Lawrence Kraymer, Assistant Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

DePaul women’s basketball has been a perennial powerhouse in the NCAA for years. Having won six consecutive Big East regular-season championships and two straight Big East tournament championships, DePaul head coach Doug Bruno has created a program that attracts some of the best young players in the...

Sweet Home Chicago: Blue Demons look to burn Flames

Sweet Home Chicago: Blue Demons look to burn Flames

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 14, 2018

The slate of opponents for the Blue Demons over the last week has had a distinctly Chicago flavor. For the third straight game, the DePaul Blue Demons (6-2) will battle an opponent from Chicago when they play the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames (4-6) at 6 p.m. at Wintrust Arena tonight. The...

Late run helps DePaul edge Green Bay

Late run helps DePaul edge Green Bay

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

DePaul entered Friday night expecting a stiff test from a Green Bay team that had reached the NCAA Tournament in nine of the past 10 seasons and that is exactly what they got. Unlike last year against Northern Colorado, however, the 15th ranked DePaul women’s basketball team was able to open the s...

New season, different feeling

New season, different feeling

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

November 12, 2018

When DePaul walked off the court for the final time last season after losing to Marquette in the first round of the Big East tournament, questions on whether the team was moving in the right direction intensified. During the ensuing offseason the program tried convincing fans and the students that goi...

Lack of interest remains inside and outside Wintrust

Lack of interest remains inside and outside Wintrust

William Hopper, Asst. Sports Editor

November 12, 2018

With DePaul men’s basketball tipping off its second season at Wintrust Arena Wednesday night, the question is whether interest in the program will increase in the arena’s second year. An unscientific survey of 100 students conducted by the DePaulia last week found that 65% of participants had n...

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