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Dave Leitao to be rehired as DePaul head coach

Dave Leitao to be rehired as DePaul head coach

Matthew Paras

March 29, 2015

Former DePaul head coach Dave Leitao will be hired for a second stint as DePaul men's basketball head coach, the school announced Sunday. Read More »...

DePaul Coaching Candidates: Steve Masiello

Matthew Paras

March 26, 2015

This is the fourth in a series of articles looking at potential replacements for Oliver Purnell as head coach of DePaul men’s basketball Part 1: Bobby Hurley Part 2: Bryce Drew Part 3: Jamie Dixon   With Howland taking the head coaching job at Mississippi State, one of the younger options for DePaul is Manhattan’s Steve Masiello. Steve Masiello Bio ...

Report: Bobby Hurley to interview with DePaul this weekend

Matthew Paras

March 25, 2015

Buffalo head coach Bobby Hurley will interview with DePaul this weekend, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported. Hurley, 43, is "DePaul's top candidate," according to Goodman. Hurley went 23-10 at Buffalo this season and his team lost to West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA tournament. To complicate matters, however, Hurley has also agreed to a verbal deal for a contract e...

DePaul Coaching Candidates: Bobby Hurley

DePaul Coaching Candidates: Bobby Hurley

Ben Gartland

March 23, 2015

This is the first in a series of articles looking at potential replacements for Oliver Purnell as head coach of DePaul men's basketball. With the announcement that Ben Howland was off the market after his agreement to lead the Mississippi State program, DePaul was out a potential hire for new head...

Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Ben Gartland

March 20, 2015

When Oliver Purnell was hired as head coach of DePaul men’s basketball, his notoriety was as a program rebuilder. He was never able to get the job done at DePaul, but the line of thinking in his hiring was correct: Find a coach who has history of proven success. There is a coach without a job at this point that not only has a h...

Demon Dishes: Discussing Purnell’s resignation and what’s next

Ben Gartland and Matthew Paras

March 15, 2015

Former DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell resigned Saturday at 3 p.m. after being the Blue Demons’ head coach for five years. Sports Editor Matthew Paras and Asst. Sports Editor Ben Gartland discuss the move and what could be next for the Blue Demons Matthew Paras: Well Ben, it happened. I think it...

Report: DePaul lets go of assistants Ron Bradley and Renard Phillips

Matthew Paras

March 15, 2015

More coaching moves to DePaul men's basketball were made Sunday. DePaul's athletic department let go of assistant head coaches Ron Bradley and Renard Phillips after Oliver Purnell resigned on Saturday, per Steve Newhouse of WeAreDePaul.com. Bradley, who joined DePaul in 2011, was Purnell's lead...

Commentary: It’s time for DePaul to move on from head coach Oliver Purnell

Matthew Paras

March 12, 2015

NEW YORK — DePaul guard Billy Garrett Jr. started talking, muttered the word disappointing and paused when asked about his first two years at DePaul following Wednesday’s 78-63 loss to Creighton. Surely, Garrett never imagined that his second season would end on a worse note than his first. Garrett didn’t imagine ending the season by losing 11 of their last 12 games, includin...

Creighton knocks DePaul out in the first round of the Big East tournament

Creighton knocks DePaul out in the first round of the Big East tournament

Matthew Paras

March 11, 2015

NEW YORK — For a half of basketball, anyway, DePaul men’s basketball seemed to correct the problems that plagued them for the last half of the season. The shot selection was good, passes were crisp and they even managed to hold their ground in rebounding. But in the end, they were the same old Blue Demons. Bad habits doomed DePaul in the first round of the Big Eas...

Marquette rivalry still matters in down year for DePaul men’s basketball

Marquette rivalry still matters in down year for DePaul men’s basketball

Matthew Paras

March 8, 2015

MILWAUKEE — DePaul sophomore guard Billy Garrett Jr. smiled Thursday as he recalled the amount of people coming up to him this past week about playing Marquette. Read More »...

Marquette downs DePaul in regular season finale

Colin Sallee

March 7, 2015

MILWAUKEE - The men’s basketball team ended the regular season Saturday with their worst offensive game of the year, as they fell to Marquette 58-48 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Blue Demons (12-19, 6-12 Big East) shot a mere 30 percent from the field as they never found any sort of offensive...

Butler spoils DePaul’s senior day with 67-53 win

Matthew Paras

February 28, 2015

The Blue Demons opened the second half with a burst of energy that temporarily caused the tide to swing. DePaul men’s basketball attacked the rim, was aggressive on the glass and drained shots to give them a 38-32 lead over No. 23 Butler. On senior day and amid a five-game losing streak, senior Jamee...

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