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Preview: DePaul travels to face Iowa in the Gavitt Tipoff Games

Preview: DePaul travels to face Iowa in the Gavitt Tipoff Games

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

When DePaul’s 2019-2020 schedule was released in September, the first three games of the season didn’t seem much of a challenge for the Blue Demons. Now, with game four approaching fast, the Blue Demons are embarking on their first challenge of the season: at Iowa.  The Blue Demons began the season with a rela...

Tim Anderson named DePaul’s head coach to start 2019-2020 season

Tim Anderson named DePaul’s head coach to start 2019-2020 season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

After months of speculation about who will lead the DePaul men’s basketball team while head coach Dave Leitao serves a three-game suspension to begin the 2019-2020 season, Blue Demon fans finally have an answer. The program announced Monday that assistant coach Tim Anderson will lead the Blue Demons for t...

Leitao to receive extension following NCAA sanctions

Leitao to receive extension following NCAA sanctions

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

For close to two decades, DePaul’s men’s basketball program has been searching for a head coach that can return the Blue Demons to their winning ways. This past Thursday the university doubled down on current head coach Dave Leitao, announcing his contract will be extended through the 2023-24 basketball...

DePaul, Leitao negotiate multi-year contract extension through 2023-24 season

DePaul, Leitao negotiate multi-year contract extension through 2023-24 season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

DePaul University and men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao are in negotiations over a multi-year extension that would keep Leitao at the program until the end of the 2023-2024 season, per school release on Thursday.  Leitao, who is suspended for the first three games of the 2019-2020 season due...

COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

DePaul men’s basketball has been irrelevant in Chicago, and certainly in the national landscape, for over a decade now. But after finishing with a winning record for the first time since the 2006-2007 season and making it to the CBI championship series, the Blue Demons believe they are ready to re-e...

DePaul’s role players flourish in CBI championship series

DePaul’s role players flourish in CBI championship series

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019

The old adage “next man up” is a common and overused term in basketball; however, for DePaul that phrase applies perfectly in their recent slate of games in the Roman College Basketball Invitational. The Blue Demons came into the CBI with an already short rotation that only included eight players ...

Lone four-year senior shines in final home game

Lone four-year senior shines in final home game

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019

Senior guard Eli Cain never had a true senior day when he was at St. Benedict's Preparatory School. That made what transpired in potentially his final two games at Wintrust Arena that much more memorable as DePaul rallied from a double digit first-half deficit to take down St. John’s on senior day...

DePaul squanders chance at bye, finishes last in Big East

DePaul squanders chance at bye, finishes last in Big East

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

March 11, 2019

DePaul went into its final regular season game against Creighton on Saturday playing their best basketball of the season, coming off two impressive wins against Georgetown and St. John’s. That two-game winning streak was quickly put to an end against the Bluejays (18-13; 9-9 Big East) in Omaha, Neb...

Hard work pays off in year two for Paul Reed

Hard work pays off in year two for Paul Reed

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

DePaul men’s basketball has taken a leap forward this season by winning 13 games, the most since the 2006-2007 season. One player whose overall game has trended in the same direction has been Paul Reed. The six-foot-nine-inch 210-pound sophomore forward from Orlando, Florida is averaging 11.6 poin...

Revenge-minded Blue Demons welcome Providence to Wintrust

Revenge-minded Blue Demons welcome Providence to Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 2, 2019

DePaul needs to stop the bleeding after dropping their third-straight contest on Wednesday. The DePaul Blue Demons (11-9; 3-6) next opportunity to do that is today at 1:30 when they welcome the Providence College Friars (13-8; 3-5) to town as the grind of the Big East Conference schedule continues....

Poor shooting dooms DePaul in loss to Friars

Poor shooting dooms DePaul in loss to Friars

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

January 28, 2019

Despite only leading for 37 seconds, DePaul (11-8; 3-5 Big East) suffered yet another close loss, 70-67, Sunday afternoon as Providence (13-7; 3-4 Big East) held off the Blue Demons who at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. DePaul fell to 1-2 on an all-important three-game road trip to Seton Hall, Mar...

Pirate attack at Wintrust

Pirate attack at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 5, 2019

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,...

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