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Blue Demons vs. Bulldogs: Can DePaul make it three in a row?

Blue Demons vs. Bulldogs: Can DePaul make it three in a row?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 16, 2019


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

DePaul is on a roll. After defeating No. 24 ranked St. John's 79-71 on Saturday in New York, the Blue Demons have now strung together back-to-back wins in Big East Conference play for the first time since January 2015 and have now defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since Feb. 2, 2016 when the...

A year older, a year wiser

A year older, a year wiser

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase

If older is indeed wiser, DePaul basketball has gifted young big men Paul Reed and Jaylen Butz one of the better learning environments in the country over the last two seasons. Sometimes it's the upperclassmen who've stuck with a program for multiple years who become its unsung heroes. As Butz and R...

Same old story: DePaul can’t close in Big East opener

Same old story: DePaul can’t close in Big East opener

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In a 74-65 loss Saturday afternoon against the Xavier Musketeers (9-5), the DePaul Blue Demons (8-4) found a new way to lose a tight game in their Big East Conference opener. After DePaul big man Paul Reed drained an open mid-range jumper to pull the Blue Demons back to within two points with 2:0...

Why have the Blue Demons struggled to close out games this season?

Why have the Blue Demons struggled to close out games this season?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 26, 2018


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

Watching DePaul Blue Demon basketball this season hasn't been healthy for the heart. In DePaul's four toughest matchups on their nonconference schedule, the Blue Demons have helplessly watched as late leads slipped away (vs. Penn State, at Northwestern, vs. Boston College) or the team has folded for...

“He’s Our Superman;” Strus helps Blue Demons fan Flames

“He’s Our Superman;” Strus helps Blue Demons fan Flames

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team (7-2) was probably expecting a more competitive game than the 90-70 waxing they put on the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames (4-7) tonight at Wintrust Arena. But they also probably didn't expect their star forward Max Strus to have the game of his DePaul career and record Blue Demon caree...

Strus grabs Big East Player of the Week honors

Strus grabs Big East Player of the Week honors

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Strus is on the loose and the Big East Conference has taken notice. The conference office has named DePaul senior Max Strus as its Player of the Week. In two games, both wins for the Blue Demons, the 6-foot-6-inch forward from Hickory Hills, Ill. averaged 23 points per game on 45.7 percent from t...

Takeaways early in Blue Demons basketball season

Takeaways early in Blue Demons basketball season

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Breathe Blue Demon fans. The suspense of a 72-70 overtime victory against Penn State Thursday night has receded and the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team is 3-0 for the first time since the 2008-2009 season. Three games into the 2018-2019 season and the Blue Demons have shattered the expec...

Cain on triple-double watch; reaches 1200 career-point milestone in win against Morgan State

Cain on triple-double watch; reaches 1200 career-point milestone in win against Morgan State

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

It's a trick he's pulled hundreds of times before. In semi-transition, the DePaul Blue Demon's 6-foot-6-inch senior guard Eli Cain found himself alone behind the corner 3-point line against a smaller guard. He drove hard with his left hand to the block, spun back towards the middle of the floor, and...

Late run helps DePaul edge Green Bay

Late run helps DePaul edge Green Bay

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

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...

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Jack Breslin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Conservative political activist Candace Owens made false claims last month that Yeezy designer Kanye West was helping her design an anti-democratic clothing brand called Blexit, which would encourage black Democrats to turn Republican. West, who was notoriously conservative last month, now claims he...

New season, different feeling

New season, different feeling

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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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