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Pitino, DePaul comment on text message suggesting payment to recruit

Pitino, DePaul comment on text message suggesting payment to recruit

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

After news broke this morning that former University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino said DePaul offered five-star 2017 recruit Brian Bowen $200,000 to sign with the Blue Demons in a text message to a former assistant coach, Pitino says he didn’t believe it when he sent it. “I sa...

Text found in court records claims DePaul offered $200,000 to five-star recruit

Text found in court records claims DePaul offered $200,000 to five-star recruit

Benjamin Conboy, Editor in Chief

August 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Former University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino said he knew DePaul offered to pay prospect Brian Bowen $200,000 to play at DePaul, a violation of NCAA rules, court documents show. “Coach DePaul [sic] trying to pay Bowen 200 k to come here. Crazy world!” Pitino wrote in a te...

Lenti makes sudden exit after more than 30 years

Lenti makes sudden exit after more than 30 years

Shane Rene and Ben Conboy

June 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The long and celebrated career of DePaul softball head coach Eugene Lenti — the brother of Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto — came to a sudden end over the weekend, according to sources close to the athletic department and DePaul’s Office of Public Relations and Communication (OPRC). In addition to Lent...

Blue Demon tennis places six on All-Big East teams

Blue Demon tennis places six on All-Big East teams

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Women's Sports

It was raining down All-Big East honors in Chicago Monday. The Big East Conference announced their All-Big East teams for this season and between the men's and women's tennis programs, the Blue Demons placed six athletes on that list. On the women's side, seniors Keisha Clousing and Patricia Lancranjan...

Softball drops final home game, clinch Big East regular season title

Softball drops final home game, clinch Big East regular season title

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Drizzling rain on Wednesday afternoon cleared out Cacciatore Stadium for a 40-minute delay in the third inning and the mood remained DePaul (30-15, 12-3 Big East) competing against the Northwestern Wildcats (33-14, 13-6 Big Ten), as the Blue Demons dropped their final regular season home game 7-3. Si...

Blue Demon tennis athletes earn Big East accolades

Blue Demon tennis athletes earn Big East accolades

Paul Steenos

April 25, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

In the final week of the regular season, a pair of Blue Demon tennis players earned Big East Player of the Week honors. On the women's side, Blue Demon senior Patricia Lancranjan led a finally healthy women's squad to a perfect 2-0 week with wins against conference rivals Marquette on Saturday in...

Blue Demons slide by UIC Flames 3-1

Blue Demons slide by UIC Flames 3-1

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Mother nature got in the way of the Blue Demons squaring off against the UIC Flames at home on Wednesday, but it sure didn’t get in the way of the Blue Demons returning to the win column on Friday afternoon. DePaul (25-13, 7-2 Big East) retained its No. 1 conference ranking by sneaking past UIC (...

Mada’s double win earns him Big East Weekly Honors

Mada’s double win earns him Big East Weekly Honors

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Track & Field

DePaul Blue Demon track and field athlete Brian Mada jumped his way to another Big East Field Athlete of the Week honor after winning the long jump and triple jump at the Baylor Invitational on Saturday. The junior leaped 7.37 meters in the long jump to edge out Baylor freshman Jalen Seals (7.36 meters)...

Women’s tennis grapples with injuries in search of another Big East title

Women’s tennis grapples with injuries in search of another Big East title

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

“Adverse” doesn’t even begin to describe the type of season it has been for the women’s tennis team. Sitting at an overall record of 5-5, the Blue Demons have been short-handed with injuries. However, that hasn’t halted the team’s spirit or level of optimism for the remainder of the seas...

Men’s tennis looks to rebound after slow start

Men’s tennis looks to rebound after slow start

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

In a season that began with nine consecutive matches on the road, the men’s tennis team has had nothing less of a steady season. Despite having dropped four of their last six matches, the Blue Demons (12-8, 1-0 Big East) believe that they still have a lot left in the tank and refuse to let down hea...

Defensive adjustment spurs Big East Championship

Defensive adjustment spurs Big East Championship

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

It was an impressive three days for DePaul (26-7; 15-3 Big East) marched to their third Big East Tournament title in five years winning by an average of 31 points, including a 35-point win over Marquette in the championship game. In the process, the Blue Demons set both a Big East Tournament record wi...

Big East Tournament: DePaul’s season ends in familiar fashion

Big East Tournament: DePaul’s season ends in familiar fashion

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Big East Tournament, Men's Sports, Sports

NEW YORK — It was a movie DePaul fans had seen many times this season; an up and down journey to a single possession gone awry in the final seconds — so predictable it's almost comical. But falling short in a must-win game at Madison Square Garden against a team you beat just two weeks before is...

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