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COLUMN: Pressure is now on President Esteban to hire the right athletic director

President Esteban speaking at 2019's State of the University address.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 23, 2020

It has been nearly three years since A. Gabriel Esteban took over from Dennis H. Holtschneider as DePaul’s president. During these three years, several facets of the university have experienced plenty of changes under Esteban — except the athletic department. Under Esteban, the athletic department,...

From three-star recruit to NBA prospect: Paul Reed is ready for next level

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed dunks the ball against Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 20, 2020

When Paul Reed arrived at DePaul in 2017, he was not penciled in as one of the starters to begin the season. Even with his family traveling from Orlando to Chicago to watch Reed play in his first college basketball game, the forward only played one minute in a 72-58 loss to Notre Dame. In that momen...

Timeline of Jean Lenti Ponsetto’s 46-year career at DePaul

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 18, 2020

1974-1978 - Jean Lenti Ponsetto attends DePaul, playing for DePaul women’s basketball, tennis, softball and volleyball teams 1978 - Lenti Ponsetto is named DePaul’s  first women's basketball assistant coach 1987-89 - Lenti Ponsetto serves as commissioner of the North Star conference that DeP...

DePaul lands Max Williams as preferred walk-on

Max Williams dribbles up the basketball for IMG Academy. Williams committed to DePaul on Monday as a preferred walk-on

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 16, 2020

Growing up, Max Williams always had a goal to play basketball for a Division I school. On Monday, Williams was able to achieve that goal as he committed to DePaul as a preferred walk-on. “Growing up and being born in the city of Chicago and being acclimated to the special basketball culture that exists w...

Dave Leitao reflects on George Floyd, protests, racism in America

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 5, 2020

In the last couple of months, there hasn't been as much basketball talk during DePaul’s team meetings. But that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t used this opportunity to focus on other more pressing topics around the U.S. They have.  On Sunday, DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao...

Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 4, 2020

DePaul Athletics Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will be retiring this summer, a DePaul athletics spokesperson confirmed to The DePaulia Thursday night.  Before becoming DePaul’s Athletics Director, Lenti Ponsetto was the school’s senior associate athletic director for seven years, 12 years as the as...

Former DePaul basketball players working at the same hospital helping the fight against COVID-19

Former DePaul guard Brooke Schulte guards a Butler player on January 14, 2017.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 26, 2020

When former DePaul women’s basketball player Brooke Schulte was waiting to have her interview with Northwestern Memorial Hospital back in December, she received a text message from a former DePaul men’s basketball player — Peter Ryckbosch — who had already been working at the same hospital in...

Ken Burmeister, former DePaul men’s basketball assistant coach, dies at 72

Ken Burmeister died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 72.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

Former DePaul men’s basketball assistant coach Ken Burmeister died on Tuesday. He was 72. Loyola University said that Burmeister died following a fight with cancer.  Burmeister began his coaching career at University of Texas at Arlington, where he was an assistant coach from 1976-79. After ...

DePaul picks up graduate transfer Ray Salnave

Ray Salnave has joined DePaul as a graduate transfer

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

After losing five players to the transfer portal since the season ended in March, DePaul has now added three transfers to help bolster the 2020-21 roster. Monmouth graduate transfer Ray Salnave announced on Wednesday that he chose DePaul over Loyola Marymount, joining Javon Freeman-Liberty and Courv...

DePaul lands transfer Javon Freeman-Liberty

Javon Freeman-Liberty drives to the basket against Indiana State on Jan. 29. On Friday, Freeman-Liberty announced he was transferring to DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 1, 2020

After Courvoisier McCauley announced he was transferring to DePaul on April 22, the Blue Demons have now secured a second player via the transfer portal in a matter of nine days. On Friday, Valparaiso transfer Javon Freeman-Liberty announced he was coming back home to play for DePaul. Before Freema...

DePaul and Loyola-Chicago agree to two-season scheduling agreement

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

After seven years of not playing each other, DePaul and Loyola-Chicago will finally meet each other again during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. Both schools announced on Thursday that they agreed to a two-season agreement, with the first game coming at Wintrust Arena on Dec. 13 followed by a return...

DePaul adds Courvoisier McCauley via transfer portal

Courvoisier McCauley verbally committed to DePaul on Wednesday.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

After losing five players to the NCAA transfer portal in the last month, DePaul has finally landed a transfer of its own. Lincoln Memorial (Division II) All-American transfer Courvoisier McCauley verbally committed to the Blue Demons on Wednesday.  McCauley spent two years at Lincoln Memorial, but his big jump c...

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