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Jalen Coleman-Lands eager to make difference on court

Jalen Coleman-Lands eager to make difference on court

William Hopper, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018

Basketball has always been a part of junior guard Jalen Coleman- Lands’ life. Growing up, many of his family members played the sport, and by high school he was nation- ally recognized as a star player. As a freshman at the University of Illinois, he set a school record with 87 3-pointers during the...

DePaul defeats Rockhurst in exhibition game

DePaul defeats Rockhurst in exhibition game

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 5, 2018

The Rockhurst University Hawks, a Division II program from Missouri, weren’t messing around when they arrived at Wintrust Arena Thursday night for a date with the DePaul Blue Demons. The final score, 72-65, doesn’t indicate how competitive the game was. “We couldn’t string together any...

Commentary: DePaul embarks on pivotal season

Commentary: DePaul embarks on pivotal season

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

The wait has been long and forgettable for DePaul fans who have been longing to witness a winning season since 2007. Once again the Blue Demons enter a pivotal season with head coach Dave Leitao moving into his fourth year back with the program, accompanied by a trio of talented seniors in Eli Cain,...

Almost Hawked Down

Almost Hawked Down

November 1, 2018

The Rockhurst University Hawks, a Division II program from Missouri, weren't messing around when they arrived at Wintrust Arena Thursday night for a date with the DePaul Blue Demons. The final score, 72-65, doesn't indicate how competitive the game was. "We couldn't string together any continual...

Senior day showdown: Four teams fight for two spots in Big East Tournament

Senior day showdown: Four teams fight for two spots in Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

October 22, 2018

DePaul came into the game on Sunday in a precarious situation, a must-win game game against Villanova and senior day on their minds. With only two games left in the regular season, four teams found themselves separated by only a point for the last spot in the Big East tournament starting next week....

DePaul’s path back to success

DePaul’s path back to success

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

October 22, 2018

If you build it, they will come. In more than one way, that headline is what the DePaul Athletic Department hoped would happen when they invested millions of dollars into the new 10,387-seat Wintrust Arena. On Tuesday afternoon the arena was the site of DePaul's annual Tipoff Luncheon ahead of the...

Speed up the rebuild: Players and coaches open up on plans to be more aggressive offensively during the 2018-2019 season

Speed up the rebuild: Players and coaches open up on plans to be more aggressive offensively during the 2018-2019 season

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

October 15, 2018

What will the 2018-2019 iteration of the DePaul Blue Demon basketball team's offense look like? Blue Demon fans hope the answer to this question is 'nothing like the 2017-2018 version'. Last season, the Blue Demons finished last in the Big East Conference in scoring offense (71.9 points per g...

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

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 ...

Men’s basketball announces 2018- 2019 schedule

Men’s basketball announces 2018- 2019 schedule

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018

With just over a month left until DePaul opens its season against Bethune Cookman on Nov. 7, the players are set to return to the court for organized practice this coming week. The full Big East schedule was released as a reminder the season is fast approaching. At first glance, the non-conference schedule...

DePaul falters in consecutive losses

DePaul falters in consecutive losses

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

September 24, 2018

In their penultimate non-conference game, DePaul (4-5; 1-1 Big East) lost 1-0 in overtime to their intra-city rival, Loyola- Chicago (3-3). Both Loyola and DePaul struggled to create many goal scoring opportunities in the first half, with the Blue Demons not registering one shot. With both teams visibly...

Another challenging schedule awaits women’s basketball

Another challenging schedule awaits women’s basketball

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

When the DePaul women’s basketball schedule came out last week it was no surprise that the Blue Demons once again have another grueling schedule ahead of them. DePaul will face some of the best teams in college basketball this season, especially in the non-conference slate where they will host defe...

Power ranking the Blue Demons most exciting nonconference matchups

Power ranking the Blue Demons most exciting nonconference matchups

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

September 5, 2018

Last season in its nonconference slate, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team won the games you'd expected them to win and lost the games you'd expect them to lose en route to a 7-5 nonconference record. This season, the Blue Demons want to win regardless of whether they are supposed to. They...

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