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Men’s basketball begins practice for 2015-16 season

Men’s basketball begins practice for 2015-16 season

Ben Gartland

October 11, 2015

The first game of the 2015-16 season is still a month away, but the run-up to the beginning of the Dave Leitao era is officially underway as DePaul men’s basketball started practices. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball prepares for preseason trip to France

Zachary Holden

August 5, 2015

While most college basketball programs are still enjoying their summer, the DePaul men’s team is already preparing for the upcoming season. The Blue Demons fly to France Aug. 10 for some friendly games against European club teams. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball releases 2015-16 non-conference schedule

DePaul men’s basketball releases 2015-16 non-conference schedule

Ben Gartland

July 8, 2015

DePaul men's basketball released their 2015-16 non-conference schedule Wednesday, with Stanford, Penn State, and South Carolina highlighting the table. Read More »...

DePaul basketball coaches introduced to fans at forum

DePaul basketball coaches introduced to fans at forum

Matthew Paras

May 17, 2015

When DePaul assistant Rick Carter visited the campus of the University of Missouri for a potential assistant head-coaching role in 2011, he wanted to impress Dave Leitao. Leitao, an assistant at the time, was the only member of the Tigers’ coaching staff that Carter hadn’t been able to impress during the first day of his visit. Read ...

DePaul basketball’s marketing strategy: Let Leitao be Leitao

DePaul basketball’s marketing strategy: Let Leitao be Leitao

Ben Gartland

May 10, 2015

Passengers on the Brown and Red lines passing the Fullerton stop on the CTA can look out their windows and see a large advertisment adorning a parking garage featuring new DePaul men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao. The dramatic poster features a simple slogan that resonates the message from the original press conference after ...

Recruit Develle Phillips reaffirms his commitment to DePaul men’s basketball

Recruit Develle Phillips reaffirms his commitment to DePaul men’s basketball

Ben Gartland

May 3, 2015

After being recruited by one coach and eventually committing to said coach and school, it can be a burden on a recruit’s mind when that head coach announces he will not be at the program the next season, leaving the recruit in limbo. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball reportedly adds Patrick Sellers as assistant coach

Ben Gartland

April 27, 2015

Dave Leitao's staff at DePaul has reportedly added another Big East assistant coach for 2015-16 as they have hired Patrick Sellers, Jon Rothstein reported Monday. Read More »...

Durrell McDonald of DePaul men’s basketball to transfer

Durrell McDonald of DePaul men’s basketball to transfer

Ben Gartland

April 26, 2015

DePaul men’s basketball will lose two players for the 2015-16 season, the team announced Friday. Read More »...

Lenti Ponsetto defends ‘No. 1 choice’ Leitao for DePaul basketball

Lenti Ponsetto defends ‘No. 1 choice’ Leitao for DePaul basketball

Ben Gartland

April 5, 2015

Dave Leitao was the first DePaul men’s basketball coach that Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto replaced. A decade after Leitao left for Virginia, Lenti Ponsetto has had to defend bringing back the man who took DePaul to its last NCAA tournament. Read More »...

Commentary: Dave Leitao said the right things, now it’s time to prove it

Commentary: Dave Leitao said the right things, now it’s time to prove it

Ben Gartland

March 30, 2015

With a smile, an abundance of thankfulness and a proclamation of a mission to win, Dave Leitao was re-introduced to the DePaul community. For a hire that does not feel particularly inspired, Leitao's comments were optimistic and refreshing. Read More »...

Dave Leitao vows to change culture in return to DePaul men’s basketball

Dave Leitao vows to change culture in return to DePaul men’s basketball

Matthew Paras

March 30, 2015

A prideful Dave Leitao’s voice rose as he talked about getting a second chance with the program he left 10 years earlier as Leitao was introduced Monday as the next head coach of DePaul men’s basketball program at DePaul’s Student Center in Lincoln Park. Read More »...

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