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DePaul men’s basketball student manager dies after battle with cancer

DePaul men’s basketball student manager dies after battle with cancer

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 12, 2019

DePaul men’s basketball student manager Aameer Sahi died Monday after battling a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, a form of sarcoma cancer, his father told the Chicago Tribune. Sahi was released from the hospital last week to go live in his home in Indiana to begin hospice care. Sahi, 21...

Blue Demons’ games in Europe give fans first glimpse of new players in action

Blue Demons’ games in Europe give fans first glimpse of new players in action

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 8, 2019

When DePaul’s 2018-2019 season ended April 5 with a 77-65 loss to South Florida in game three of the CBI championship series, fans and head coach Dave Leitao turned their immediate attention to next season’s team. For the first time, Blue Demon fans got to see that group of players in action duri...

Leitao, Lenti-Ponsetto settle order of protection case against former DePaul associate head coach

Leitao, Lenti-Ponsetto settle order of protection case against former DePaul associate head coach

Lawrence Kreymer and Shane René, Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief

July 30, 2019

Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao agreed to terms on Monday with former associate head coach Rick Carter over an order of protection filed against him in September after he allegedly made threatening comments toward them. The agreement states that Carter must stay a...

DePaul men’s basketball program placed on 3 years probation for violation of NCAA ethical conduct rules

DePaul men’s basketball program placed on 3 years probation for violation of NCAA ethical conduct rules

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 23, 2019

On the surface, the DePaul men’s basketball program has been on an upward trajectory recently. But all that momentum built up in the last few months came crashing down Tuesday. DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao has been suspended for the first three games in the 2019-2020 season f...

COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

DePaul men’s basketball has been irrelevant in Chicago, and certainly in the national landscape, for over a decade now. But after finishing with a winning record for the first time since the 2006-2007 season and making it to the CBI championship series, the Blue Demons believe they are ready to re-e...

Former Blue Demon star participates in G League Elite Camp

Former Blue Demon star participates in G League Elite Camp

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

May 13, 2019

There are 80 players expected to attend the NBA G League Elite Camp May 12-14 at Quest Multisport in Chicago. Press him hard enough, and now former DePaul Blue Demon star Max Strus could probably figure out the other 39 draft-eligible prospects who will join him at the event — the other 40 particip...

Lenti Ponsetto: ‘We haven’t arrived yet’

Lenti Ponsetto: ‘We haven’t arrived yet’

Shane Rene & Lawrence Kreymer, Managing Editor & Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

DePaul’s men’s basketball program has seen brighter days. But now, for the first time in more than a decade, it can also look back on its darker ones. The Blue Demons’ 2018-19 campaign ended an 11-year postseason drought with the program’s first winning season since Jerry Wainwright marched ...

The next generation of DePaul men’s basketball

The next generation of DePaul men’s basketball

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

May 6, 2019

The group of young adults who turn around this DePaul Blue Demon men’s basketball program will instantly become Chicago legends. But just because Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao has landed his best recruiting class since 2007, secured the services of three former four-star transfer players who are ...

Moore transferring to DePaul from Kansas

Moore transferring to DePaul from Kansas

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 29, 2019

Things don’t always work out. After a successful freshman season at the University of California where he averaged 12.2 points per game and was among the very best freshmen in the Pac-12 Conference, a coaching change prompted 5-foot-11-inch guard Charlie Moore to seek opportunities elsewhere. He l...

Late run helps DePaul edge Green Bay

Late run helps DePaul edge Green Bay

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

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 Northern Colorado, however, the 15th ranked DePaul women’s basketball team was able to open the s...

New season, different feeling

New season, different feeling

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...

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