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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,...

Sharing is caring: Eli Cain’s evolution into the Blue Demons top playmaker

Sharing is caring: Eli Cain’s evolution into the Blue Demons top playmaker

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 2, 2019


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

Mired in a back and forth stalemate with Big East Conference rival Xavier on Saturday, things took a turn for the worst when DePaul Blue Demon star Max Strus picked up a fourth foul with 7:52 remaining, forcing head coach Dave Leitao to yank him from the game at a critical juncture Thank goodness for Eli Cain. The 6-foot-6-in...

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...

Takeaways from Blue Demon’s 2-0 week against UIC and Chicago State

Takeaways from Blue Demon’s 2-0 week against UIC and Chicago State

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Blue Demon star Max Strus punctuated one of DePaul's better weeks of the season with his second Big East Player of the Week honor of the season. But in a week where the Blue Demons went 2-0 with wins against the Chicago State Cougars on Wednesday and the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames on Frid...

25-0 run dooms Blue Demons against Northwestern

25-0 run dooms Blue Demons against Northwestern

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 8, 2018


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

Unbelievable. Everything was going so well in DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball land (5-2) on Saturday before a 25-0 Northwestern Wildcat (7-3) run late in the second half erased an opportunity for the Blue Demons to record their first road win of the season. The anatomy of that run? Northwestern...

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,...

A win is a win: Blue Demons put away Cleveland State late

A win is a win: Blue Demons put away Cleveland State late

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 28, 2018


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

It's been four days since the DePaul Blue Demons (4-1) slumbered through the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and for most of their game Wednesday night against the Cleveland State Vikings (2-6) it looked like they were still sleeping. In an 83-73 win, the second half hangover against...

Blue Demon basketball preview: Viking invasion

Blue Demon basketball preview: Viking invasion

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Lucky for the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team, Norris Cole probably isn't going to come running through the tunnel wearing a green and white uniform when the Blue Demons square off against the Cleveland State Vikings at Wintrust Arena 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cleveland State has regressed a bit since Cole's time with the team from 2007-2011. Their last winning se...

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

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

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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...

Let’s get this thing started: Blue Demons battle Bethune-Cookman

Let’s get this thing started: Blue Demons battle Bethune-Cookman

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

For the first time in 245 days, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team will be playing a game that matters. Bethune-Cookman University is the opponent for the Blue Demon's 2018-2019 season opener and the game goes down at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wintrust Arena. The Wildcats, who finished 18-14...

Heirman linked to convicted agent’s phone records

Heirman linked to convicted agent’s phone records

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul assistant men’s basketball coach Shane Heirman was accused of paying former five-star recruit Brian Bowen II’s father to attend La Lumiere High School during testimony in the trial of sports agent Christian Dawkins and two Adidas executives last month. Now, phone records link Heir...

DePaul’s path back to success

DePaul’s path back to success

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

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...

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