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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.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

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 Menard, Mick Sullivan and Flynn Cameron to enter the portal. Gage recently announced he was ...

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

Dave Leitao signed a four-year contract extension on April 2.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

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 season since the 2006-07 season — in 2018-19, there was hope DePaul would build on that head...

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.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

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 Leitao.  Leitao — who was hired back in 2015 by athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto — was in...

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.

Lawrence Kreymer and Shane René

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 the end of the 2023-24 season. A source told The DePaulia that Leitao’s new contract features...

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.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

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 run to close their season – even the bottom feeders. Just a couple of weeks ago, America celebrate...

Devin Gage leaving DePaul at end of the season

DePaul junior guard Devin Gage is leaving the program at the end of the season.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

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 tenure since the 2015-16 season. Gage is a grad transfer and will have one year left of eligibi...

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.

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 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 play. And this time, it lasted a full 40 minutes. DePaul was able to keep the wheels on...

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.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

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 pulled the plug on DePaul’s miserable conference season. It’s over. It’s done.  The Blue Demo...

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.

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor & Staff Photographer

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 controversial column from last week. https://soundcloud.com/page29/d-men-roundtable-episode-14

COMMENTARY: DePaul men’s basketball is a joke, Dave Leitao is the punchline

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

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

February 9, 2020

Albert Einstein is famously credited with coining the phrase, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Welcome to the world of DePaul men’s basketball, where the opponents change, the final scoreline is different, but each perform...

Page 29: Lower Metra fares for college students may be coming

Page 29: Lower Metra fares for college students may be coming

Hannah Mitchell and Shane René

February 6, 2020

On this week's episode of Page 29, The DePaulia gives a rundown of new legislation that may lower the cost of Metra fares for commuter students. Then, we chat with our sports editor about the men's basketball team's start to conference play and what that means for head coach Dave Leitao. https://soundcloud.com/page29/page-29-lower-metra-fares-for-chicago-college-students-may-be-coming

DePaul has no answers for Xavier, loses 67-59 for 9th Big East loss of the season

Charlie Moore and Jalen Coleman-Lands walk back towards the bench after their 67-59 loss to Xavier on Tuesday at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

DePaul has had its share of disappointing losses this season, but after Tuesday’s performance against Xavier, there is no question that the beating the Blue Demons took for 40 minutes against the Musketeers at Wintrust Arena was their most disappointing and deflating loss of the season.  Xavier...

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