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Bases-loaded jam leads to nine-year relationship for DePaul duo

Bases-loaded jam leads to nine-year relationship for DePaul duo

Cailey Gleeson

April 8, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul’s associate head softball coach Joe Yegge’s first memory of Natalie Halvorson was when she was at the state tournament in eighth grade. “She came in bases loaded to pitch against Kendyl Lindaman, who is one of the premiere hitters in college softball now, Yegge said. The pitching coach...

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


Filed under Sports

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...

If you build it, they still might not come

If you build it, they still might not come

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

There are certainly a lot of questions worth asking about Wintrust Arena, even if few of them have very clear answers. But one thing that is clear is this: the arena itself is pretty awesome. With a little more than 10,000 seats and standing room, you can’t find a bad seat in the house. The upper deck ...

New testimony in NCAA trial hits another DePaul men’s basketball coach

New testimony in NCAA trial hits another DePaul men’s basketball coach

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

As the trial continues surrounding the NCAA’s corruption scandal, Brian Bowen Sr., the father of former five-star recruit Brian Bowen II, made new allegations about DePaul assistant men’s basketball coach Shane Heirman, and now a second DePaul assistant Tim Anderson. Brian Bowen Sr. testified e...

DePaul assistant Shane Heirman named in NCAA corruption trial

DePaul assistant Shane Heirman named in NCAA corruption trial

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The FBI’s sweeping investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball hit the courtroom this week, featuring testimony on Thursday from Brian Bowen Sr., the father of former five-star recruit Brian Bowen II. Answering questions about a $100,000 payment from Adidas executives James Gatto ...

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, 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, 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 Benjamin Conboy

June 13, 2018


Filed under 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 (...

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