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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Late game surge falls short as DePaul falls to Connecticut

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

Moore’s big day lifts DePaul over UIC

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

Morris ignites as DePaul takes down Notre Dame in South Bend

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...

Preview: DePaul rides five game win streak into South Bend

Preview: DePaul rides five game win streak into South Bend

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

It’s been five full seasons since Notre Dame was alongside DePaul in the Big East. Since then, the perennial top-five team has been on Doug Bruno and the Blue Demons’ calendar every season to no avail to their record. They’ve lost seven consecutive matchups all in nonconference play with one of ...

DePaul overcomes second half deficit, wins fifth straight

DePaul overcomes second half deficit, wins fifth straight

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 7, 2019

DePaul took a trip up north to face the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in a Saturday matinee game. The Blue Demons were looking to win their fifth straight game after dispatching Northwestern last Sunday. The Phoenix of Green Bay were looking to get a second win over a ranked team in a row after beating...

Column: Stuffed Dibs and beer chugs: a buzzing night at Wintrust Arena

Column: Stuffed Dibs and beer chugs: a buzzing night at Wintrust Arena

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

The sparkling new arena in the South Loop still hadn’t seen anything like this. On Wednesday night, everything came to fruition for the Blue Demons who hosted last year’s national runner-up Texas Tech at Wintrust Arena, in no question their biggest home game at the new arena since it’s cons...

DePaul not getting ahead of themselves as Texas Tech comes to Chicago

DePaul not getting ahead of themselves as Texas Tech comes to Chicago

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

DePaul is off to its best start since the 1986-87 season, winning their first eight games to begin the 2019-2020 season and are heading into a crucial game against Texas Tech on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena. Despite their hot start and the attention they are receiving from fans and the media, the Blue...

Mentality, athleticism marks the biggest factor in DePaul’s defensive improvement

Mentality, athleticism marks the biggest factor in DePaul’s defensive improvement

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

This DePaul team just looks different.  In years past, the DePaul men’s basketball teams has largely been a bottom feeder in the Big East. Just two seasons ago they only won a single conference game at Wintrust Arena to the tune of an abysmal 4-14 showing in the Big East.  Now, after three...

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