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Exploring DePaul Basketball’s In-State Rivalries

Exploring DePaul Basketball’s In-State Rivalries

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Some of the best rivalries in college basketball involve schools from the same state. Think Duke and North Carolina, Louisville and Kentucky, Wisconsin and Marquette, Kansas and Kansas State, Michigan and Michigan State, and Indiana and Purdue. It's difficult to replicate the fiery passion encapsulated...

Men’s Basketball dominates in exhibition tuneup

Men’s Basketball dominates in exhibition tuneup

Paul Steeno

November 5, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The provocative question of who would score the first basket at Wintrust Arena has finally been answered. On the first possession of the DePaul Blue Demon’s dominating 121-65 exhibition victory against NAIA opponent Indiana University Northwest at Wintrust Arena on Sunday afternoon, junior forward Eli Ca...

Former Blue Demon Kustok lands gig with YES Network

Former Blue Demon Kustok lands gig with YES Network

Paul Steeno

September 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

When the news dropped that former DePaul women’s basketball player Sarah Kustok had received yet another promotion, this time to the position of Brooklyn Nets primary game analyst for the YES Network, one of her biggest fans wasn’t surprised in the slightest.    “She was a constant competitor,...

DePaul’s home court installed at Wintrust Arena

DePaul’s home court installed at Wintrust Arena

Paul Steeno

September 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Wintrust Arena underwent one of its final makeovers in preparation for the upcoming DePaul basketball season as workers finished installing the playing floor in the new arena on Wednesday morning. The pale, beige, maple, wood floor features a silhouette of the Chicago skyline running along the length ...

DePaul men’s basketball non-conference schedule announced for 2017-18 season

DePaul men’s basketball non-conference schedule announced for 2017-18 season

Paul Steeno

September 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Those itching to experience Blue Demon basketball at newly opened Wintrust Arena will have plenty of opportunities to do just that during the non-conference portion of DePaul’s schedule.  The Blue Demons released their non-conference schedule for the 2017-2018 season and will host seven non-conference g...

Report: Al Eichelberger to transfer from DePaul men’s basketball

Report: Al Eichelberger to transfer from DePaul men’s basketball

Ben Gartland

June 2, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A report came out Friday morning that freshman forward Al Eichelberger will transfer away from the DePaul men's basketball program. DePaul's Al Eicrhelberger just received his release and will transfer, per a source. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 2, 2017 Eichelberger, a 6-foot-8 inch forward f...

Women’s basketball adds Jasmine Lister to coaching staff

Women’s basketball adds Jasmine Lister to coaching staff

Shane Rene

June 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul's women's basketball team announced Thursday that former WNBA player Jasmine Lister will replace Bart Brooks on Doug Bruno's coaching staff. After 11 years with the Blue Demons, Brooks will leave DePaul for Belmont University in Nashville, Tennesee, where he recently accepted a head coaching...

Commentary: The new era of DePaul Athletics is almost here

Commentary: The new era of DePaul Athletics is almost here

Ben Gartland

May 30, 2017


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

Four years and two weeks ago, DePaul and the city of Chicago announced plans for what would become the new home for DePaul basketball. I was a senior in high school and hoped to graduate in the new arena, as the original opening season was supposed to be this academic year. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball to play at Illinois next season

DePaul men’s basketball to play at Illinois next season

Ben Gartland

May 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

  For the first time in six decades, DePaul and Illinois men's basketball will meet on the court. The two schools were matched up in the 2017 Gavitt Tipoff Games, a series of games played every year between eight members of the Big East against eight members of the Big 10 in honor of the first...

DePaul men’s basketball to open Wintrust Arena against Notre Dame

DePaul men’s basketball to open Wintrust Arena against Notre Dame

Ben Gartland

May 18, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul Athletics officially announced on Tuesday the long-rumored opening game for Wintrust Arena will be DePaul men's basketball against Notre Dame. The game will be on Nov. 11 and will be the first game of the season for the Blue Demons. “We’re excited to take the next step to opening Wintru...

New DePaul men’s basketball assistant coach Heirman brings experience, youth

New DePaul men’s basketball assistant coach Heirman brings experience, youth

Ben Gartland

May 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Shane Heirman is one of the biggest acquisitions of the 2017 offseason for DePaul men’s basketball. In his career he has: Read More »...

Tyger Campbell: First 5-star recruit in decades could be beginning of revival for DePaul men’s basketball

Tyger Campbell: First 5-star recruit in decades could be beginning of revival for DePaul men’s basketball

Ben Gartland

May 15, 2017


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

There have been a lot of names that have crossed DePaul men's basketball radar over the years as the person who could jumpstart a rebuild.  Derrick Rose, Jahlil Okafor, and Cliff Alexander all had DePaul in their final lists but all went elsewhere. Read More »...

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