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New season, different feeling

DePaul seniors Eli Cain and Max Strus celebrate the Blue Demons 80-58 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday night.

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...

Jalen Coleman-Lands eager to make difference on court

DePaul junior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands takes on Rockhurst defender Tyler Garrett. 
Richard Bodee | The DePaulia

William Hopper, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018

Basketball has always been a part of junior guard Jalen Coleman- Lands’ life. Growing up, many of his family members played the sport, and by high school he was nation- ally recognized as a star player. As a freshman at the University of Illinois, he set a school record with 87 3-pointers during the...

Commentary: DePaul embarks on pivotal season

DePaul senior Eli Cain squares off against Rockhurst defender Auston Rushing. 
Richard Bodee | The DePaulia

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

The wait has been long and forgettable for DePaul fans who have been longing to witness a winning season since 2007. Once again the Blue Demons enter a pivotal season with head coach Dave Leitao moving into his fourth year back with the program, accompanied by a trio of talented seniors in Eli Cain,...

DePaul’s path back to success

DePaul’s path back to success

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

October 22, 2018

If you build it, they will come. In more than one way, that headline is what the DePaul Athletic Department hoped would happen when they invested millions of dollars into the new 10,387-seat Wintrust Arena. On Tuesday afternoon the arena was the site of DePaul's annual Tipoff Luncheon ahead of the...

Speed up the rebuild: Players and coaches open up on plans to be more aggressive offensively during the 2018-2019 season

Max Strus notched his first double-double as a Blue Demon Saturday at St. John's with 22 points and 10 rebounds. (Konrad Markowski/The DePaulia)

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

October 15, 2018

What will the 2018-2019 iteration of the DePaul Blue Demon basketball team's offense look like? Blue Demon fans hope the answer to this question is 'nothing like the 2017-2018 version'. Last season, the Blue Demons finished last in the Big East Conference in scoring offense (71.9 points per g...

Changes coming to the NCAA rules

Changes coming to the NCAA rules

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

October 1, 2018

While college basketball fans were focused on the beginning of organized practices for the upcoming season, last week also marked an event college basketball hoped to downplay. The NCAA was turned on its head on Sept. 26, 2017 when the Southern District of New York and Justice Department announced...

Another challenging schedule awaits women’s basketball

Another challenging schedule awaits women’s basketball

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

When the DePaul women’s basketball schedule came out last week it was no surprise that the Blue Demons once again have another grueling schedule ahead of them. DePaul will face some of the best teams in college basketball this season, especially in the non-conference slate where they will host defe...

Henry selected to try out for Team USA World Cup qualifying team

Myke Henry graduated from DePaul in 2016. 
(Olivia Jepsen / The DePaulia)

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

June 11, 2018

Myke Henry has come a long way since he donned the DePaul blue and red from 2014 until 2016. After graduating from DePaul, he didn't hear his name called in the 2016 NBA draft. But, he latched onto the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA D League. Then, he went south to play professionally in Mexico. Las...

Scouting Strus: He declared for the draft without an agent, so what are his odds of going pro?

Max Strus notched his first double-double as a Blue Demon Saturday at St. John's with 22 points and 10 rebounds. (Konrad Markowski/The DePaulia)

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 14, 2018

I am not that smart. But by being friendly to people and awkwardly initiating conversations at credentialed events, I've formed relationships with enough legitimate experts to write informed stories with semblances of intelligence. When DePaul Blue Demon basketball star Max Strus announced at the end of March that he would declare for the 2018 ...

DePaul honors five seniors in final home game

Maric trys to finish a contested layup Saturday hosting No. 1 Xavier in his final home game with the Blue Demons. (Jim Young | AP News)

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

All good things must come to an end. On Saturday at Wintrust Arena, the DePaul athletic department bid farewell to five seniors on the men's basketball team in a short ceremony that followed a 65-62 loss to the No. 3/4 Xavier Musketeers. With their families and friends in tow, DePaul recognized each ...

Millender earns spot on Big East Weekly Honor Roll

(AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

February 26, 2018

DePaul Blue Demon women's basketball junior guard Ashton Millender is on quite a roll. For the second week in a row, her stellar play has earned her a spot on the Big East Weekly Honor Roll. Millender was instrumental in helping the Blue Demons clinch their fifth consecutive Big East Conference...

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