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COLUMN: DePaul has to find its identity before becoming ‘Chicago’s team’ again

COLUMN: DePaul has to find its identity before becoming ‘Chicago’s team’ again

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor April 25, 2021

New DePaul men’s basketball head coach Tony Stubblefield outlined his vision for the program when he was introduced at Wintrust Arena. One phrase that stuck out during his press conference was, “We...

DePaul men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior forward Darious Hall during the Blue Demons' game against Georgetown on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Another last place finish shows the growing gap between DePaul and everyone else in the Big East

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 28, 2021

If the DePaul men’s basketball team was to have a motto, it would be “one step forward, two steps back.” For most teams, they are looking to take two steps forward and one step back — indicating...

DePaul senior forward Pauly Paulicap and Butler forward Bryce Nze battle for a rebound on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

DePaul’s problems aren’t a talent issue — they start with poor gameplans

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 7, 2021

College basketball games can be decided by either coaches making in-game adjustments or players taking over when their team needs them to.  But when the talent gap between two teams is even and there...

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Commentary: DePaul misses the mark in several areas in new six-year plan

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor May 21, 2018

I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that most of you probably didn’t get a chance to read DePaul’s newly released 16-page Strategic Plan over the weekend. Well I read the document, in its...

Freshman Focus

Freshman Focus

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor May 14, 2018

When DePaul took the field for the Big East Tournament against Villanova and Creighton, six of the 10 players on the field were underclassmen, including the catcher-pitcher duo of Missy Zoch and Jessica...

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Shane Rene, Sports Editor May 7, 2018

I have to take my hat off to the fine folks at the NCAA and president Mark Emmert — they really know how to put on a show. Neck deep in corruption scandals, Emmert declared to the world that it was...

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Shane Rene, Sports Editor April 23, 2018

Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto made a rare media appearance in the form of a 45-minute interview with the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, where she once again said almost nothing of value while taking...

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Commentary: Loyola’s NCAA run should put pressure on Esteban, JLP

Shane Rene, Sports Editor April 2, 2018

The DePaul University community is a Chicago community. If you walk around the Loop or Lincoln Park campus and ask students why they chose to become Blue Demons, they will likely say “the city.”...

Providence head coach Ed Cooley.
(Stephen Savioa | AP)

Commentary: FS1 All-Access game review

Shane Rene, Sports Editor January 16, 2018

If you’re a sports fan like me and you appreciate everything that happens off the field as much as — if not more than — what happens on it, FS1’s first-ever “All-Access” broadcast of DePaul...

Commentary: Stop treating women like they don't belong in sports

Commentary: Stop treating women like they don’t belong in sports

Ben Gartland September 26, 2016

A new television series called “Pitch,” premiered this past week, which centers around the first woman ever to play in Major League Baseball. In their preview for the show, the New York Times wrote...

Sports and politics do mix, as they should

Ben Gartland September 11, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew strong reactions when he sat down during the playing of the national anthem on Aug. 26. Fans posted videos of themselves burning Kaepernick jerseys...

Dave Leitao's first year back has seen some progress, but many of the old frustrations remain. (photo courtesy of Nam Y. Huh | ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Blue Demons continue to frustrate

Ben Gartland February 21, 2016

DePaul men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao's favorite recurring phrase this season has been, "Rome wasn't built in a day." It's a reminder for patience when rebuilding the program that has been...

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