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DePaul’s Chanise Jenkins, Team USA return home with gold medal

DePaul’s Chanise Jenkins, Team USA return home with gold medal

Ben Gartland

July 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

While most collegiate athletes will spend their summers training on their own or with former coaches, DePaul women’s basketball guard Chanise Jenkins had an entirely different experience. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball releases 2015-16 non-conference schedule

DePaul men’s basketball releases 2015-16 non-conference schedule

Ben Gartland

July 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul men's basketball released their 2015-16 non-conference schedule Wednesday, with Stanford, Penn State, and South Carolina highlighting the table. Read More »...

Lenti Ponsetto defends ‘No. 1 choice’ Leitao for DePaul basketball

Lenti Ponsetto defends ‘No. 1 choice’ Leitao for DePaul basketball

Ben Gartland

April 5, 2015


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

Dave Leitao was the first DePaul men’s basketball coach that Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto replaced. A decade after Leitao left for Virginia, Lenti Ponsetto has had to defend bringing back the man who took DePaul to its last NCAA tournament. Read More »...

DePaul students react to hire of Dave Leitao

DePaul students react to hire of Dave Leitao

Kyle Tyrrell

April 5, 2015


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

In 2004, DePaul went 21-9 (12-4), won their conference (Conference USA) and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament as a seven seed. They lost to Connecticut, which went on to win the championship. Read More »...

Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Ben Gartland

March 20, 2015


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

When Oliver Purnell was hired as head coach of DePaul men’s basketball, his notoriety was as a program rebuilder. He was never able to get the job done at DePaul, but the line of thinking in his hiring was correct: Find a coach who has history of proven success. There is a coach without a job at this point that not only has a h...

DePaul Women’s Basketball will play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament

Ben Gartland

March 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

No. 9 DePaul women's basketball will mark their 13th straight NCAA tournament appearance Friday when they play No. 8 Minnesota in the Round of 64, with a chance for a rematch with No. 1 Notre Dame in the Round of 32. With their place in the NCAA tournament locked up with a Big East tournament win,...

Big East Tournament: No. 2 DePaul survives against No. 3 Villanova

Ben Gartland

March 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

[slideshow_deploy id='10272'] It became apparent early in the first half that junior forward Megan Podkowa was going to be the one that No. 2 DePaul would rely on down the stretch as they faced No. 3 Villanova in the Big East semifinals. Her 22 points and ten rebounds played a large part in the slow-tempo...

DePaul women’s basketball grabs share of Big East title with win over Marquette

Ben Gartland

March 2, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

With just over a minute to go, head coach Doug Bruno called a timeout and subbed out senior guard Centrese McGee, followed a few seconds later by fellow senior guard Brittany Hrynko. The seniors received an ovation with a comfortable lead that had been in doubt earlier in the game, but the Blue Demons prevailed and won...

DePaul men’s basketball loses fifth straight, falls to Creighton 75-62

Ben Gartland

February 24, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

For a moment in the middle of the second half, senior forward Forrest Robinson hit a three-pointer and the game was tied. For a moment, DePaul had the momentum and it looked like they could overcome their slow start. However, this was only a moment. The Blue Demons could not keep pace with Creighton...

DePaul women’s basketball uses second-half surge to down St. John’s 82-55.

Ben Gartland

February 15, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Less than 48 hours before DePaul took on St. John's, they had just fallen to Seton Hall 81-80 in a game where they gave up the game-winning shot with three seconds left. "There's nothing you can do about it now, we can't get it back," senior guard Brittany Hrynko said following the loss. "We just...

Seton Hall beats DePaul women’s basketball 81-80 in down-to-the-wire thriller

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno went into the locker room immediately following the game and asked his players who had a chance to stop Seton Hall senior guard Ka-Diedre Simmons from hitting the game-winning running jumper with three seconds to go. Four out of five players that were on the court raised...

Preview: DePaul women’s basketball faces Seton Hall for first place in the Big East

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015


Filed under News

Only a half-game separates DePaul women’s basketball and No. 24 Seton Hall from the top of the Big East standings, so their matchup at McGrath-Phillips Arena will be for first place in the conference. DePaul (19-6, 11-2) hosts the Pirates (21-3, 10-2) Friday night in the final matchup between these...

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