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Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao, DePaul file order of protection against former assistant coach who challenges claims

Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao, DePaul file order of protection against former assistant coach who challenges claims

Benjamin Conboy & Shane Rene, Editor in Chief & Managing Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Features, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

DePaul University, Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao led for an emergency order of protection from former assistant head coach Rick Carter after he allegedly made threatening comments towards them. Leitao requested the protection order on S...

New testimony in NCAA trial hits another DePaul men’s basketball coach

New testimony in NCAA trial hits another DePaul men’s basketball coach

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

October 9, 2018


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

As the trial continues surrounding the NCAA’s corruption scandal, Brian Bowen Sr., the father of former five-star recruit Brian Bowen II, made new allegations about DePaul assistant men’s basketball coach Shane Heirman, and now a second DePaul assistant Tim Anderson. Brian Bowen Sr. testified e...

Changes coming to the NCAA rules

Changes coming to the NCAA rules

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

While college basketball fans were focused on the beginning of organized practices for the upcoming season, last week also marked an event college basketball hoped to downplay. The NCAA was turned on its head on Sept. 26, 2017 when the Southern District of New York and Justice Department announced...

Former DePaul video coordinator accepts assistant coaching job at CCSU

Former DePaul video coordinator accepts assistant coaching job at CCSU

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

July 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

On Dec. 6, 2017, Central Connecticut State head basketball coach Donyell Marshall watched his Blue Devil boys bow out 85-57 against the DePaul Blue Demons at Wintrust Arena. Between bouts of nostalgia from coaching against his former college coach Dave Leitao, Marshall must have been impressed with the ga...

Close losses define another frustrating season

Close losses define another frustrating season

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

If you didn't watch a second of DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball up until a 72-69 defeat against Marquette in the first round of the Big East tournament Wednesday that game provided you with everything you need to know about these Blue Demons. So close all season. Another missed game-winning attemp...

Big East Tournament: DePaul’s season ends in familiar fashion

Big East Tournament: DePaul’s season ends in familiar fashion

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Big East Tournament, Men's Sports, Sports

NEW YORK — It was a movie DePaul fans had seen many times this season; an up and down journey to a single possession gone awry in the final seconds — so predictable it's almost comical. But falling short in a must-win game at Madison Square Garden against a team you beat just two weeks before is...

Blue Demons drop another heartbreaker at Wintrust

Blue Demons drop another heartbreaker at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

March 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A career night from Blue Demon sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus and a late game comeback that gave DePaul a chance to tie on the last possession weren't enough, as the No. 3/4 ranked Xavier Musketeers (27-4; 15-3) escaped Wintrust Arena with a 65-62 win over the DePaul Blue Demons (11-19; 4-14). With 16.3 ...

All is well for now: Blue Demons win first home conference game

All is well for now: Blue Demons win first home conference game

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Winning conference games at home is fun. In front of a canvas of fans wearing yellow, blue, and red the DePaul Blue Demons (11-17; 4-12 Big East) and Marquette Golden Eagles (16-14; 7-9) traded blows down the stretch as the contingents of fans with conflicting rooting interests packed into a rocking...

Pirates best Blue Demons behind 33 from Rodriguez

Pirates best Blue Demons behind 33 from Rodriguez

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

February 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Anything you can do, I can do better. That's what Seton Hall Pirates (18-9; 7-7 Big East) senior forward Desi Rodriguez was probably thinking as he dropped a career-high 33 points on 12-for-21 from the field in the Pirate's 82-77 win against the DePaul Blue Demons (10-16; 3-11 Big East) on Saturday afte...

DePaul falls to Creighton 76-75 in the final minute

DePaul falls to Creighton 76-75 in the final minute

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

New game, same story. The DePaul Blue Demons (9-14, 2-9 Big East) used a familiar game script to corrupt an otherwise strong performance Wednesday night, falling 76-75 in the final minute to the Creighton Blue Jays (18-6, 8-4 Big East) for their ninth loss of league play. With 16 seconds remaining,...

Blue Demons out for revenge against Butler

Blue Demons out for revenge against Butler

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

If the DePaul Blue Demons (9-12; 2-7 Big East) want to earn their third Big East road win of the season when they travel to Indianapolis to square off with the Butler Bulldogs (16-7; 6-4 Big East) this weekend, they will need to get off to a better start. In the Blue Demons last three losses, they've...

Takeaways from DePaul’s win against Georgetown

Takeaways from DePaul’s win against Georgetown

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Eight games into an 18-game Big East Conference slate and the DePaul Blue Demons already have matched their conference win total (two) from a season ago. On Wednesday night, the Blue Demons (9-11; 2-6 Big East) beat the Georgetown Hoyas (13-7; 3-6 Big East) 74-73 at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C....

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