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CBI Preview: Blue Demons will experience postseason play for first time since 2007

CBI Preview: Blue Demons will experience postseason play for first time since 2007

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul men's basketball will fight another day. On Sunday evening, the Roman College Basketball Invitational announced its field for the 2019 edition of its tournament and the DePaul Blue Demons are one of the 16 teams that will participate. Their first round matchup, set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday night...

DePaul to play in the CBI; first postseason tournament apperance since 2007

DePaul to play in the CBI; first postseason tournament apperance since 2007

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A disappointing loss to St. John's at Madison Square Garden last Wednesday won't be the last we'll see of the 2018-2019 DePaul Blue Demons. The Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI) announced the field for its 2019 tournament and DePaul is one of the 16 teams included. DePaul (15-15; 7-11) will...

Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In a surprise to few who saw him play the last two seasons, DePaul sophomore big man Paul Reed has earned the Big East Conference's Most Improved Player Award for the 2018-2019 season as voted upon by the league's 10 head coaches. The 11.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game the Orlando, Fla. reside...

So Long, Wintrust

So Long, Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Richard Bodee, and Alexa Sandler

March 7, 2019


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

It was a heck of a way to go out. If this was the last time that DePaul seniors Femi Olujobi, Eli Cain, and Max Strus play at Wintrust Arena in a DePaul uniform (it'll depend on if DePaul makes a postseason tournament in which case they could host a game), the trio at least went out in style. In a 101-67 stomping of a Georgetown Hoy...

Legal sports betting on the horizon, but money may not follow

Legal sports betting on the horizon, but money may not follow

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Sports

The DePaul Blue Demons took on the Creighton Bluejays on Feb. 20 in a basketball game that didn’t go DePaul’s way. However, in sporting events across the country, there is a game within the game. Billions of dollars a year are bet on sporting events around the world. In the past, the way to place ...

Feeling emptier: Non-conference attendance drops in Wintrust’s 2nd year

Feeling emptier: Non-conference attendance drops in Wintrust’s 2nd year

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the Blue Demons settle into their second season at DePaul’s new 10,000-seat Wintrust arena, men’s basketball fans showed little interest in attending the Blue Demons’ 2018-19 non-conference slate, according to documents obtained by The DePaulia via Freedom of Information Act. Through DePaul’s f...

Blue Demons add Saint Louis University transfer Carte’Are Gordon

Blue Demons add Saint Louis University transfer Carte’Are Gordon

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao and his staff have landed another one. Via his Twitter account today, Saint Louis Billikens freshman forward Carte'Are Gordon announced that he is transferring over to DePaul. The 6-foot-9-inch forward played in 13 games for the Billikens this season, aver...

Freshmen duo showing they belong

Freshmen duo showing they belong

Lawrence Kraymer, Assistant Sports Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul women’s basketball has been a perennial powerhouse in the NCAA for years. Having won six consecutive Big East regular-season championships and two straight Big East tournament championships, DePaul head coach Doug Bruno has created a program that attracts some of the best young players in the...

Blue Demons close out tight game against Seton Hall, notch first Big East win

Blue Demons close out tight game against Seton Hall, notch first Big East win

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 6, 2019


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

Anybody who has been watching the DePaul Blue Demons (9-5; 1-2) closely this season, didn't feel comfortable when Max Strus nailed a corner 3-point field goal to give DePaul a 57-44 advantage over the Seton Hall Pirates (11-4; 2-1) with 12:49 remaining in the second half. Maybe, they should have ha...

Pirate attack at Wintrust

Pirate attack at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

When Monday rolls around the DePaul Blue Demon's (8-5; 0-2) next opponent, the Seton Hall Pirates (11-3; 2-0), will likely see their name among the top 25 teams in the country on the AP poll. Winners of seven straight, the Pirates have defeated No. 13 Kentucky, two Big Ten teams in Maryland and Rutgers,...

Sweet Home Chicago: Blue Demons look to burn Flames

Sweet Home Chicago: Blue Demons look to burn Flames

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The slate of opponents for the Blue Demons over the last week has had a distinctly Chicago flavor. For the third straight game, the DePaul Blue Demons (6-2) will battle an opponent from Chicago when they play the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames (4-6) at 6 p.m. at Wintrust Arena tonight. The...

Transfer talk: Out of necessity, Blue Demon transfers integrating quickly

Transfer talk: Out of necessity, Blue Demon transfers integrating quickly

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

The transfer player movement across college basketball has potently affected the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team the last two seasons. In 2017-2018, transfer players comprised 60 percent of the Blue Demons starting lineup (Max Strus, Tre'Darius McCallum, and Marin Maric). At the end of the season,...

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