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Blue Demon basketball preview: Viking invasion

Blue Demon basketball preview: Viking invasion

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 28, 2018

Lucky for the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team, Norris Cole probably isn't going to come running through the tunnel wearing a green and white uniform when the Blue Demons square off against the Cleveland State Vikings at Wintrust Arena 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cleveland State has regressed a bit since Cole's time with the team from 2007-2011. Their last winning se...

Strus grabs Big East Player of the Week honors

Strus grabs Big East Player of the Week honors

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 19, 2018

The Strus is on the loose and the Big East Conference has taken notice. The conference office has named DePaul senior Max Strus as its Player of the Week. In two games, both wins for the Blue Demons, the 6-foot-6-inch forward from Hickory Hills, Ill. averaged 23 points per game on 45.7 percent from t...

DePaul breaks through with overtime win over Penn State

DePaul breaks through with overtime win over Penn State

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 16, 2018

Shane Colburn normally wouldn't have ventured over to Wintrust Arena on a cold Thursday night in the midst of finals weeks to watch the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team beat the Penn State Nittany Lions 72-70 in an overtime thriller. After all, he's only been to a few games at Wintrust Arena....

Cain on triple-double watch; reaches 1200 career-point milestone in win against Morgan State

Cain on triple-double watch; reaches 1200 career-point milestone in win against Morgan State

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 12, 2018

It's a trick he's pulled hundreds of times before. In semi-transition, the DePaul Blue Demon's 6-foot-6-inch senior guard Eli Cain found himself alone behind the corner 3-point line against a smaller guard. He drove hard with his left hand to the block, spun back towards the middle of the floor, and...

Battling Bears at Wintrust

Battling Bears at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

November 11, 2018

For the first time since the 2014-2015 season, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team has an opportunity to begin the season 2-0. A Monday evening appointment with the Morgan State Bears (0-2) 7:30 at Wintrust Arena stands in the way before the Blue Demons can accomplish that feat. And don't...

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...

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