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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

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

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

The Blue Demons have added transfer student Carte'Are Gordon to its roster. 
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Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 15, 2019

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

DePaul freshman Lexi Held pulls up for a jumper against Notre Dame on Nov. 17 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kraymer, Assistant Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

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

Paul Reed throws down one of many Blue Demon dunks in a 90-70 win against UIC on Friday. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 6, 2019

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

DePaul sophomore guard Pantelis Xidias appeared in his third game for the Blue Demons, but first since Nov. 12 against Morgan State. Richard Bodee | The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 5, 2019

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

Lyrik Schreiner played a tied-for-a-career-high 12 minutes Wednesday against Chicago State. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 14, 2018

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

DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands attempts a technical free throw against Florida A&M. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 6, 2018

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,...

DePaul vs. Notre Dame preview: Will Blue Demon’s good luck continue against Fighting Irish?

The DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team huddles before a game. [Richard Bodee-The DePaulia]

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 23, 2018

After eking out a victory in an overtime thriller against the Penn State Nittany Lions last week, DePaul Blue Demon fans probably hope that if their team does beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday, that their margin of victory is larger than the two-spot separation between the two teams in the Ke...

Commentary: Attendance problems continue in DePaul’s home opener

Commentary: Attendance problems continue in DePaul’s home opener

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

November 12, 2018

If you are one of the few remaining students and alumni at DePaul following the cringy saga of the men’s basketball team, you may already know this: the Blue Demons won their home opener Wednesday night, 80-58 over Bethune-Cookman of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Unfortunately, there weren...

Rebekah Dahlman’s impact felt in her return to Blue Demon roster

Rebekah Dahlman’s impact felt in her return to Blue Demon roster

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

No matter the circumstance, a win stands as a win in the record books for the women’s basketball team and head coach Doug Bruno. However, that doesn’t quite mean that everything is set in stone. Coming off a 73-64 home victory against Green Bay in their season opener on Friday night, the Blue Demon...

The onus is on DePaul to attract fans

The onus is on DePaul to attract fans

Adam Webb, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018

Last spring, basketball fever infected the North Side of Chicago. A city-dwelling team was catapulted into the national limelight during their miraculous March Madness run, Lincoln Park bars were packed with college-aged students cheering on the underdogs. The men of DePaul’s basketball team jo...

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