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DePaul defeats Western Illinois, 91-72, in long-awaited season opener

DePaul junior guard Javon Freeman-Liberty goes up for a layup against Western Illinois on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.
December 23, 2020

DePaul had to wait almost a month to begin its 2020-21 season because of three different pauses causing the team to cancel or postpone the first 10 games.  But the Blue Demons finally got to play a...

Dave Leitao officially announces 2021 recruiting class

Dave Leitao looks on during the Blue Demons' game against Butler on Feb. 29.
November 18, 2020

DePaul has waited a long time to have a nationally-ranked recruiting class filled with talent and depth. But the Blue Demons have finally been able to make those dreams become a reality. On Tuesday,...

DePaul lands 2021 four-star recruit David Jones

David Jones goes up to grab a rebound against Turkey in the 2018 U17 FIBA World Cup
August 31, 2020

DePaul’s 2021 recruiting class got a boost on Monday when four-star recruit David Jones verbally committed to the Blue Demons.  Jones, who announced his commitment on Instagram, is now the third...

DePaul senior Jalen Coleman-Lands enters transfer portal

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands walks off the court after a 74-69 loss to Buffalo on Dec. 8 at Wintrust Arena.
April 20, 2020

The NCAA transfer portal has now claimed five DePaul players since the season ended March 12. DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands is the latest player to leave the program, joining Devin Gage, Sullivan...

5 years after hiring Dave Leitao, DePaul still stuck in the bottom of the Big East

Dave Leitao looks on during the Blue Demons' game against Butler on Feb. 29.
April 20, 2020

For the past 15 years, DePaul men’s basketball has been stuck in a state of perpetual losing, with no clear end in sight. But after the program achieved a 19-17 record — the Blue Demons’ first winning...

Blue Demons fans react to Dave Leitao contract extension

A section of the DePaul crowd during the Blue Demons’ 65-60 victory over Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.
April 10, 2020

When DePaul's season ended prematurely on March 12 with the Big East canceling the rest of its tournament due to the coronavirus outbreak, the immediate attention turned to the fate of head coach Dave...

DePaul extends Dave Leitao’s contract through 2023-24 season

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao yells at his team during their game against Buffalo on Dec. 8.
April 2, 2020

DePaul University and men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao have mutually agreed to a contract extension on Thursday, per release. The contract extension will keep Leitao at the program’s helm through...

COMMENTARY: A miracle at the Garden won’t save the Dave Leitao regime

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao looks down during the Blue Demons' 79-66 loss to St. John's on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.
March 8, 2020

Everyone is allowed to believe in miracles; it’s what makes sports so magical. That’s why the month of March is so special in college basketball, because every team has a chance to go on a magical...

Devin Gage leaving DePaul at end of the season

DePaul junior guard Devin Gage is leaving the program at the end of the season.
March 4, 2020

Junior guard Devin Gage is transferring from DePaul after the end of the 2019-2020 season, Evan Daniels of 247Sports reported on Wednesday. Gage becomes the ninth transfer during head coach Dave Leitao’s...

DePaul wins first game in over a month, 74-68 over Georgetown

Asst. Director of Basketball Operations Matt Flemming embraces freshman forward Romeo Weems during his clutch, 18-point performance Saturday night.
February 22, 2020

In the early going of Saturday's contest with Georgetown, the Blue Demons (14-13, 2-12) looked to have found some of the energy that head coach Dave Leitao said the team has lost since they entered conference...

COMMENTARY: From red hot to ice cold, DePaul men’s basketball season officially dead

Oscar Lopez Jr. watches Creighton’s Ty-Shon Alexander celebrate a dunk on Feb. 15, 2020.
February 16, 2020

DePaul’s season has officially hit rock bottom. The Blue Demons were on life support heading into Saturday’s game against Creighton at the Chi Health Center. After a 40-minute beatdown, the Bluejays...

DePaulia editors discuss men’s basketball’s humiliating loss and Dave Leitao

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao paces the sidelines against Creighton on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.
February 16, 2020

DePaul men's basketball just had one of its most humiliating losses. The DePaulia's sports desk discusses what went so wrong, head coach Dave Leitao's role in the mess and Sports Editor Lawrence Kreymer's...

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