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5 years after hiring Dave Leitao, DePaul still stuck in the bottom of the Big East

Dave Leitao looks on during the Blue Demons' game against Butler on Feb. 29.
April 20, 2020

For the past 15 years, DePaul men’s basketball has been stuck in a state of perpetual losing, with no clear end in sight. But after the program achieved a 19-17 record — the Blue Demons’ first winning...

Blue Demons fans react to Dave Leitao contract extension

A section of the DePaul crowd during the Blue Demons’ 65-60 victory over Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.
April 10, 2020

When DePaul's season ended prematurely on March 12 with the Big East canceling the rest of its tournament due to the coronavirus outbreak, the immediate attention turned to the fate of head coach Dave...

St. John’s frustrates DePaul through two-game sweep

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao watches his team give up 13 3-pointers against St. Johm’s on Saturday at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons lost the game 79-66.
January 26, 2020

In DePaul’s second meeting with St. John’s, things were different from the first. Not the result, as DePaul fell to St. John’s for the second time this year after a 79-66 loss on Saturday. Instead,...

Hometown Chicago kid joins DePaul men’s basketball for rest of season

DePaul forward DJ Williams smiles while on the bench before the Blue Demons took on Butler on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.
January 20, 2020

When DJ Williams announced he was going to leave George Washington at the end of last semester, he had one destination on his mind — coming home. The Chicago native got his wish on Thursday when DePaul...

D-Men Roundtable: Episode 6

D-Men Roundtable: Episode 6
December 2, 2019 Last week, DePaul women's basketball head coach Doug Bruno achieved a milestone rarely seen in sports: winning his 700th career game with one...

D-Men Roundtable Episode 4: DePaul men’s basketball’s strong start feels different from past years

DePaul freshman forward Romeo Weems dunks the ball against Cornell on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.
November 20, 2019 On this week's episode of D-Men Roundtable, The DePaulia's sports desk discusses how this year's strong start to the men's basketball team's season...

DePaul improves to 5-0 after defeating Cornell 75-54

DePaul freshman forward Romeo Weems dunks the ball against Cornell on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.
November 16, 2019

Coming off their first road win of the season against Iowa on Monday, DePaul made sure there was no letdown against Cornell on Saturday. The Blue Demons took care of business against the Big Red, defeating...

Tim Anderson steps into head coaching role in Leitao’s absence

DePaul interim head coach Tim Anderson talks with freshman forward Romeo Weems during DePaul’s game against the University of Chicago on Wednesday at Wintrust.
November 11, 2019

Moving over one seat on the bench in college basketball might not seem like a huge change, but when that seat takes someone from the assistant coach to the head coach of program, that is a major change...

Darious Hall prime to make a major different on defense

DePaul sophomore forward Darious Hall comes down with a rebound in the Blue Demons’ open scrimmage on Saturday.
October 28, 2019

After redshirting a year due to NCAA transfer guidelines, Darious Hall is finally ready to suit up for the DePaul Blue Demons. In his freshman season at the University of Arkansas, he played in all 35...

Romeo Weems ready to make instant impact at DePaul

DePaul frehsman forward Romeo Weems backs down in the post in the Blue Demons’ open scrimmage.
October 28, 2019

For Romeo Weems picking DePaul over schools like Michigan State and Ohio State came down to a simple decision: He wants to be coached. During his recruitment process, Weems was being looked at by some...

COMMENTARY: More talent, fewer excuses for Leitao and men’s basketball

Men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao at a press conference in March of 2019.
October 28, 2019

As DePaul gets ready to begin year five of the Dave Leitao experiment, the time to win has finally arrived. For the first four years of Leitao’s tenure, the Blue Demons have failed to move up in the...

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