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Getting things started

Getting things started

Paul Steeno

November 1, 2018

Starting lineups are in a constant flux, but what happens in an exhibition game can at least provide a barometer for what's to come. In a competitive 72-65 win against the Rockhurst University Hawks Thursday night at Wintrust Arena, program mainstays Max Stus, Eli Cain, and Devin Gage started. Upperclassmen...

Almost Hawked Down

Almost Hawked Down

November 1, 2018

The Rockhurst University Hawks, a Division II program from Missouri, weren't messing around when they arrived at Wintrust Arena Thursday night for a date with the DePaul Blue Demons. The final score, 72-65, doesn't indicate how competitive the game was. "We couldn't string together any continual...

King of the Court

King of the Court

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

October 7, 2018

There are lions in Chicago. Two iconic bronze lions have guarded the entrance of the Art Institute of Chicago for 124 years. Four miles north, real lions prowl about at the Kovler Lion House at Lincoln Park Zoo. But now, there's another lion in Chicago. Well, not a real lion. Not even a depiction...

Cameron returns with new sense of confidence

Cameron returns with new sense of confidence

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

September 17, 2018

DePaul redshirt freshman basketball player Flynn Cameron wants to become a complete point guard. Via an 11.3 point, 6.0 rebound, and 5.6 assist per game effort at the FIBA U18 Championships Aug. 5 to Aug. 11 in Thailand that included a 19 point, 12 assist, 10 rebound triple-double in a semifinal game...

Power ranking the Blue Demons most exciting nonconference matchups

Power ranking the Blue Demons most exciting nonconference matchups

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

September 5, 2018

Last season in its nonconference slate, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team won the games you'd expected them to win and lost the games you'd expect them to lose en route to a 7-5 nonconference record. This season, the Blue Demons want to win regardless of whether they are supposed to. They...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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