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The book of Eli: “I just want to win”

The book of Eli: “I just want to win”

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Death, taxes, and wing Eli Cain in the DePaul Blue Demon's starting lineup. In three years as a Blue Demon, Cain has started 91 of the 94 games he's played in, serving as the constant as other players have arrived and left the program. But all good things must come to an end, as Cain prepares for...

From pariah to hot commodity, Shannon’s recruiting story has happy ending after slow start

From pariah to hot commodity, Shannon’s recruiting story has happy ending after slow start

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

How does a 6-foot-6-inch, hyper-athletic stud who played high school ball in a city famous for its basketball talent slip through the cracks and warrant no high-major Division I offers until after his senior season of basketball concluded? "I'm not sure," Lincoln Park High School head basketball coach...

Blue Demons strike gold again on recruiting front

Blue Demons strike gold again on recruiting front

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

The recruiting gods are finally smiling down on the DePaul men's basketball program. After whiffing on their top two targets in the class of 2018 last spring, DePaul Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao landed local four-star recruit Terrence Shannon Jr. today to pair with fellow four-star recruit Romeo...

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, Showcase, 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...

DePaul finds true love with their Romeo

DePaul finds true love with their Romeo

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 22, 2018


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

The DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team just received a verbal commitment from a potentially program-changing recruit. On an Instagram live video taken in his high school gymnasium, class of 2019 four-star small forward Romeo Weems picked the Blue Demons over Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State,...

Scouting Strus: He declared for the draft without an agent, so what are his odds of going pro?

Scouting Strus: He declared for the draft without an agent, so what are his odds of going pro?

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

I am not that smart. But by being friendly to people and awkwardly initiating conversations at credentialed events, I've formed relationships with enough legitimate experts to write informed stories with semblances of intelligence. When DePaul Blue Demon basketball star Max Strus announced at the end of March that he would declare for the 2018 ...

Sullivan appreciative of opportunity to become Blue Demon

Sullivan appreciative of opportunity to become Blue Demon

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

When new DePaul Blue Demon commit Mick Sullivan entered Wintrust Arena in Chicago's South Loop on his recruiting visit at the beginning of April, he viewed the arena the same way a wide-eyed child does when he first lays eyes on his presents on Christmas morning. "It was mind blowing, I had never...

Mada, Gates honored as Big East Field Athletes of the Week

Mada, Gates honored as Big East Field Athletes of the Week

Paul Steeno

April 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

It's a double dosage of Blue Demons in the Big East Conference honors list for track and field this week. In a result that surprised nobody, junior jumper Brian Mada earned Big East Men's Field Athlete of the Week. Mada won both the long jump and the triple jump at the Illinois Twilight meet on Saturday...

Musketeers storm Wintrust Arena for Blue Demon’s regular season finale

Musketeers storm Wintrust Arena for Blue Demon’s regular season finale

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul Blue Demon's (11-18; 4-13) grand finale to the 2017-2018 regular season is an 11 a.m. date at Wintrust Arena with the Big East-leading Xavier Musketeers (26-4; 14-3). The Musketeers are playing for an outright claim to the Big East regular season title. On Wednesday against Providence,...

Bluejays blast Blue Demons in Omaha 82-57

Bluejays blast Blue Demons in Omaha 82-57

Paul steeno

February 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Tangled in a four-way tie for third place in the Big East Conference before this game, the Creighton Bluejays (21-9; 10-7) weren't taking any chances when they welcomed the DePaul Blue Demons (11-18; 4-13) to CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday evening. A complete effort 82-57 victory was...

Battle of the blue: Blue Demons look for redemption against Bluejays

Battle of the blue: Blue Demons look for redemption against Bluejays

February 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

After an emotional home win against Marquette on Saturday afternoon, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team (11-17; 4-12) heads west to do battle with the Creighton Bluejays (20-9; 9-7) on Tuesday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. The game has an 8 p.m. start time with Fox Sports 1 and...

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...

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