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Dave Corzine reflects on time with Bulls, Jordan in the 1980s

May 14, 2020

The “Last Dance” documentary on ESPN, a 10-part series chronicling the Chicago Bulls’ last championship run in 1998, has given old and new basketball fans an inside look into the Bulls’ dynasty...

Once more, with feeling: a review of ‘The Last Dance’

Once more, with feeling: a review of 'The Last Dance'
April 25, 2020

“The Last Dance” is a monumental piece of documentary filmmaking — a comprehensive look into one of our greatest sports teams, a searing examination of legacy and ego. There are eight episodes still...

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

Jennifer Hudson sings a tribute to former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26, before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago.
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...

Basketball’s unique pull brings cultures together

Basketball’s unique pull brings cultures together
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...

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
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...

Senior day triumph clinches top two seed in Big East tournament

Senior day triumph clinches top two seed in Big East tournament
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...

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

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

DePaul splits weekend homestand

DePaul splits weekend homestand
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...

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

Sophomore forward Paul Reed and the DePaul Blue Demons battle the Butler Bulldogs tonight at Wintrust Arena. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia
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...

Freshmen duo showing they belong

DePaul freshman Lexi Held pulls up for a jumper against Notre Dame on Nov. 17 at Wintrust Arena.
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...

Sweet Home Chicago: Blue Demons look to burn Flames

Lyrik Schreiner played a tied-for-a-career-high 12 minutes Wednesday against Chicago State. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia
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...

Late run helps DePaul edge Green Bay

Sophomore Dee Bekelja and senior Ashton Millender pressure Green Bay senior guard Laken James during the Blue Demons 73-64 victory over the Phoenix Friday night.
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...

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