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Ken Burmeister, former DePaul men’s basketball assistant coach, dies at 72

Ken Burmeister died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 72.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

Former DePaul men’s basketball assistant coach Ken Burmeister died on Tuesday. He was 72. Loyola University said that Burmeister died following a fight with cancer.  Burmeister began his coaching career at University of Texas at Arlington, where he was an assistant coach from 1976-79. After ...

DePaul falls to Butler, remain winless on the road in Big East play

Jalen Coleman-Lands looks on as DePaul falls to Butler on Feb. 29.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

February 29, 2020

Indianapolis, IN — DePaul began the final week of the regular season by taking on the Butler Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday. The Blue Demons, who knocked off Butler 79-66 back on Jan. 11 when the Bulldogs were ranked fifth in the country, struggled in their second meeting with Butler to g...

DePaul falls to Xavier 78-67 for 13th Big East loss

Romeo Weems and Darious Hall talk to each other during DePaul's 91-71 loss to Villanova on Feb. 19.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

After defeating Georgetown 74-68 on Saturday at Wintrust Arena, DePaul had its eyes set on starting a winning streak in the Big East. Xavier, on the other hand, had other plans for the Blue Demons Tuesday night at the Cintas Center. The Musketeers used their hot shooting from the outside to pull ...

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...

Howard, free throws lead Marquette over DePaul

Paul Reed looks on at the end of the second half as Marquette shoots crucial free throws.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

February 1, 2020

MILWAUKEE — The DePaul men’s basketball team was in desperation mode after three straight losses that put them in the basement of the Big East at 1-7. A trip to rival Marquette marked the midway point of the conference season. After getting out to a quick 40-34 halftime lead at the sold-out Fiserv For...

Preview: DePaul searches for first Big East win against no. 5 Butler

Senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands faces up against a Providence defender during a game on Jan. 4.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

The start of Big East conference play has been far from what many DePaul fans were hoping for. After a 12-1 start to the season, the Blue Demons have dropped four straight games in the Big East. Losses to Seton Hall and St. John’s after being competitive for over 30 minutes and heartbreaking close...

Poor free-throw shooting dooms DePaul in 74-67 loss to St. John’s

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao walks off the floor after the first half against Buffalo at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons lost the game 74-69.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 11, 2020

After nearly two weeks of Big East play, only two teams were left winless in conference play: St. John’s and DePaul. Well, those two teams, who were picked to finish at the bottom of the conference before the season started, squared off on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.  With both teams in...

Column: As DePaul gets ready to begin conference play, it’s time to start thinking big

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands gets hoisted into the air by fans after DePaul defeated Texas Tech 65-60 in overtime.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 30, 2019

Prior to the start of the 2019-2020 college basketball season, the Big East held its annual Media Day at Madison Square Garden with all 10 teams meeting to preview a new season – and at the end of the day, each team had some reason to feel good about their prospects.  Seton Hall had just been picked to win the c...

Preview: DePaul looks to break four-game losing streak to Northwestern

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed dunks the ball against Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 21, 2019

During the 2016-17 season, Northwestern was taking the college basketball world and the city of Chicago by storm en route to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance, while DePaul was languishing at the bottom of the Big East. That season, the Wildcats defeated the Blue Demons 80-64. How the t...

Late game surge falls short as DePaul falls to Connecticut

Head coach Doug Bruno reacts to a play during the first half, the Blue Demons were outscored 55-29 in the first twenty minutes.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 16, 2019

Monday night saw the worst and the best of the DePaul women's basketball team as they hosted no. 2 Connecticut at Wintrust Arena. UConn, a former Big East foe, is a team that DePaul schedules every year and looks forward too. It's the second AP top-five team that DePaul has played this year, after falling...

Moore’s big day lifts DePaul over UIC

Charlie Moore drives in during the second half against UIC. His 26 points helped DePaul improve to 10-1.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 14, 2019

After DePaul suffered their first loss of the year to the hands of Buffalo last Sunday, head coach Dave Leitao and the Blue Demons knew they needed to right the ship. Far too often, losses can string together and ruin a team's flow. Charlie Moore made sure that wouldn't happen, as his 26 points and five...

Morris ignites as DePaul takes down Notre Dame in South Bend

Sonya Morris goes up for a layup in the fourth quarter of her 29 point performance against Notre Dame.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

SOUTH BEND, In — DePaul took its five-game win streak on the road to rival Notre Dame on Wednesday night. Notre Dame is a battle-tested team, with the Blue Demons being the fifth ranked squad they have played this year. Notre Dame controlled much of the first half before DePaul was able to up the tempo...

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