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DePaul athletic director DeWayne Peevy speaks during his first press conference

‘I hope that it is my first and last: DePaul begins its search for new men’s basketball coach

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor March 16, 2021

In his first press conference since men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao was fired, DePaul Athletic Director DeWayne Peevy stressed the importance of finding the right person to lead the program moving...

New York Knicks assistant coach Kenny Payne is a potential candidate to replace Dave Leitao at DePaul.

Kenny Payne is DePaul’s main target to replace Dave Leitao

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor March 15, 2021

DePaul has potentially identified main target to replace Dave Leitao, who was fired on Monday after six seasons, and it’s a person that athletic director DeWayne Peevy is familiar with: Kenny Payne. A...

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao paces the sidelines against Creighton Jan. 22, 2020 at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul fires Dave Leitao after six losing seasons

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor March 15, 2021

DePaul has fired men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao after finishing last in the Big East for five consecutive seasons, a source confirmed to The DePaulia on Monday. Leitao, who signed a four-year...

DePaul sophomore forward Romeo Weems stands in front of a UConn player on Monday at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul gets blown out by UConn, 94-60, in quarterfinals of Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor March 12, 2021

Dave Leitao’s second job as an assistant coach was working for Jim Calhoun at UConn, a place that the current DePaul head coach spent 14 years at. On Thursday, Leitao was coaching against UConn for the...

DePaul senior guard Ray Salnave passes the ball against UConn on Jan. 11 at Wintrust Arena.

Preview: DePaul looks to upset UConn in quarterfinals of Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor March 11, 2021

A year ago, DePaul pulled off an upset in the first round of the Big East Tournament when it defeated Xavier, 71-67. The Blue Demons were slated to face Villanova in the quarterfinals the next day.  There...

DePaul freshman defender Bella Hanisch looks to pass the ball in a game against Valparaiso on Feb. 22.

DePaul women’s soccer falls short in conference opener to Butler

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2021

There is something to be said about match fitness and developing an understanding with your teammates early in a season. DePaul has only played one game this season whereas Butler had already played three...

DePaul dropped its Big East opener 5-0 against Butler on Wednesday

DePaul men’s soccer drops Big East opener, 5-0, against Butler

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor March 3, 2021

DePaul kicked off Big East play in a rather dubious fashion as they fell 5-0 to Butler in Indianapolis. The Blue Demons were looking for their first win of the season after coming off back-to-back draws...

DePaul senior guard Charlie Moore guards a Marquette player on Tuesday at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul comes up short in regular season finale loss to Marquette

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

For both DePaul and Marquette there isn’t much to play for anymore this season as their postseason hopes have vanished. But there is still something at stake when these two teams met on Tuesday: bragging...

DePaul senior guard Deja Church drives to the rim during a game against Butler on Monday at Wintrust Arena.

Butler upsets No. 25 DePaul, 86-81, to close out regular season

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor March 1, 2021

DePaul was seeking to finish the regular season on a strong note as they took on the Butler Bulldogs at Wintrust Arena. However, Butler had other ideas as the Bulldogs snapped a 20-game losing streak against...

DePaul guard Dee Bekelja drives to the rim past a Xavier defender on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul snaps two-game losing streak with 75-49 win over Providence

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor February 27, 2021

DePaul went into the game against the Providence Friars with a bit of a chip on their shoulder following back-to-back home defeats. The Blue Demons are not accustomed to being on the losing side of...

DePaul junior forward Pauly Paulicap goes for a loose ball during a game against Georgetown on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Georgetown uses second half run to pull away from DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 27, 2021

When the Big East released its annual coaches’ poll before the start of the 2020-21 season, DePaul was picked to finish in 10th place, one spot ahead of Georgetown. Well, there is a reason they play...

DePaul senior guard Charlie Moore goes up for a layup against St. John's on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.

COLUMN: These last two games will decide DePaul’s fate

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor February 26, 2021

Losing sucks, doesn’t it? The former athlete in me would be irate if I went through the abysmal display shown to basketball fans this season. You’d like to think that after six seasons, some improvements...

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