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DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands granted sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands granted sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands has been granted a sixth year of eligibility after receiving a waiver from the NCAA, the athletic department announced Wednesday.  Coleman-Lands transferred from Illinois to DePaul in 2017 and had to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules. But ...

DePaul extends Dave Leitao’s contract through 2023-24 season

DePaul extends Dave Leitao’s contract through 2023-24 season

Lawrence Kreymer and Shane René

April 2, 2020

DePaul University and men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao have mutually agreed to a contract extension on Thursday, per release. The contract extension will keep Leitao at the program’s helm through the end of the 2023-24 season. A source told The DePaulia that Leitao’s new contract features...

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- DePaul went into the Big East Tournament knowing exactly what they needed to do in order to qualify for the NCAA Tournament -- win all four games and they are in. Well, that challenge began against Xavier in the first round at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.  The Blue Demons wer...

Preview: DePaul faces Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Preview: DePaul faces Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

When DePaul began Big East play against Seton Hall on Dec. 30, the Blue Demons looked like a team destined for the NCAA Tournament. With a 12-1 record and multiple impressive wins, DePaul built a resume that was strong enough to possibly earn an at-large bid in March. But the Blue Demons failed to build on that ...

DePaul men’s basketball looks to make a splash as last seed in Big East tournament

DePaul men’s basketball looks to make a splash as last seed in Big East tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

When: March 11-14 Where: Madison Square Garden Stakes: Winner goes to the NCAA Tournament. Narratives The Blue Demons have not won a game in the Big East Tournament since 2014. DePaul is going to face Xavier in the first round on Wednesday. The Blue Demons lost both meetings this season by a ...

DePaulia sports editors discuss men’s, women’s basketball season endings

DePaulia sports editors discuss men’s, women’s basketball season endings

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor & Staff Photographer

March 8, 2020

The D-Men discuss the end of the season for both the men's and women's basketball teams, including the men's deflating loss at Providence and the Big East women's tournament. The crew is also joined by former sports editor Andrew Hattersley, who caught up on the pod. https://soundcloud.com/page29/d-men-roundtable-episode-16

DePaul gets crushed by Providence 93-55 in regular-season finale

DePaul gets crushed by Providence 93-55 in regular-season finale

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

A college basketball season doesn’t seem so long, in fact it’s only four months long, but there are plenty of twists and turns throughout that four-month long marathon. Take DePaul and Providence for example -- the Blue Demons began the season winning 12 of their first 13 games, while the Friars only...

Devin Gage leaving DePaul at end of the season

Devin Gage leaving DePaul at end of the season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

Junior guard Devin Gage is transferring from DePaul after the end of the 2019-2020 season, Evan Daniels of 247Sports reported on Wednesday. Gage becomes the ninth transfer during head coach Dave Leitao’s tenure since the 2015-16 season. Gage is a grad transfer and will have one year left of eligibi...

DePaul defeats Marquette 69-68 for third conference win of the season

DePaul defeats Marquette 69-68 for third conference win of the season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

In the final home game of the season, DePaul provided its fans with plenty to cheer about against the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Blue Demons and the Golden Eagles traded shots at each other for 40 minutes, but it was the home team who made the key plays down the stretch and came out victorious 69-68 a...

Blue Demons fall to Butler 60-42 in poor offensive display

Blue Demons fall to Butler 60-42 in poor offensive display

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

Since DePaul brought back Dave Leitao in 2015 to lead the men’s basketball program, the Blue Demons have had multiple horrendous offensive showings in the Big East. But Leitao and DePaul reached a new low on Saturday when the Blue Demons’ offense only managed to score 42 points – the fewest am...

DePaul falls to Xavier 78-67 for 13th Big East loss

DePaul falls to Xavier 78-67 for 13th Big East loss

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

After defeating Georgetown 74-68 on Saturday at Wintrust Arena, DePaul had its eyes set on starting a winning streak in the Big East. Xavier, on the other hand, had other plans for the Blue Demons Tuesday night at the Cintas Center. The Musketeers used their hot shooting from the outside to pull ...

DePaul men’s basketball gets first win in over a month, shows signs of life

DePaul men’s basketball gets first win in over a month, shows signs of life

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

The DePaul men’s basketball team found nothing but troubles in the Big East this season. In a conference that has been a slugfest every night, it seemed the Blue Demons were about finished after eight straight losses. Yet on Saturday night against Georgetown, the team found some of that life and ma...

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