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Doug Bruno one of 12 finalists for Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Doug Bruno one of 12 finalists for Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 10, 2020

DePaul’s women’s basketball coach Doug Bruno was named one of the 12 finalists for induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, announced during an ESPN broadcast Thursday night during the Baylor vs. Connecticut game.  Bruno joins Debbie Brock, Carol Callan, Swin Cash-Canal, Tamika ...

DePaul takes care of Providence 80-67 to stay unbeaten in Big East play

DePaul takes care of Providence 80-67 to stay unbeaten in Big East play

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 3, 2020

Behind a strong night from junior guard Dee Bekelja and sophomore guard Sonya Morris, DePaul knocked off Providence 80-67 in their first conference road game of the season. With the win, DePaul is now 12-2 overall on the season and 2-0 in Big East play.  After the Blue Demons defeated Marquette 89-...

Preview: DePaul to get in thick of conference season with a weekend road trip

Preview: DePaul to get in thick of conference season with a weekend road trip

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 3, 2020

Players and coaches know that the time from early November to March is a constant grind of games. DePaul women’s basketball likes to make sure that none of those months feel like cakewalks before going up against the Big East. With a win over rival Marquette on Dec. 29 to kick things off, the Blue...

Late game surge falls short as DePaul falls to Connecticut

Late game surge falls short as DePaul falls to Connecticut

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 16, 2019

Monday night saw the worst and the best of the DePaul women's basketball team as they hosted no. 2 Connecticut at Wintrust Arena. UConn, a former Big East foe, is a team that DePaul schedules every year and looks forward too. It's the second AP top-five team that DePaul has played this year, after falling...

Doug Bruno celebrates 700th win as head coach of DePaul women’s basketball

Doug Bruno celebrates 700th win as head coach of DePaul women’s basketball

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

DePaul women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno always talks about treating the next opponent like they are the best team in the country, no matter their record. That’s why he rarely gets fixated on looking back at the past, a career that up until Dec. 1 had produced 699 wins at DePaul, his alma ma...

Preview: DePaul rides five game win streak into South Bend

Preview: DePaul rides five game win streak into South Bend

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

It’s been five full seasons since Notre Dame was alongside DePaul in the Big East. Since then, the perennial top-five team has been on Doug Bruno and the Blue Demons’ calendar every season to no avail to their record. They’ve lost seven consecutive matchups all in nonconference play with one of ...

DePaul overcomes second half deficit, wins fifth straight

DePaul overcomes second half deficit, wins fifth straight

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 7, 2019

DePaul took a trip up north to face the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in a Saturday matinee game. The Blue Demons were looking to win their fifth straight game after dispatching Northwestern last Sunday. The Phoenix of Green Bay were looking to get a second win over a ranked team in a row after beating...

DePaul in thick of nonconference schedule ahead of Big East play

DePaul in thick of nonconference schedule ahead of Big East play

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

Any team looking to improve will play a tough nonconference schedule. A team that was picked unanimously to win their conference by the coaches, DePaul can prove them right and win another Big East crown. But first, they have to make it through the gauntlet of the early months as a better team. As ...

Late Sonya Morris jumper lifts DePaul over Northwestern in road test

Late Sonya Morris jumper lifts DePaul over Northwestern in road test

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 1, 2019

The DePaul women’s basketball team took a quick trip up to the suburbs to play Northwestern in a Sunday matinee contest. The undefeated hosts proved to be no pushovers, controlling the physicality. But late game prowess from the Blue Demons lifted them over Northwestern, 70-68. In the first quarter,...

Preview: DePaul stares down road test at Northwestern

Preview: DePaul stares down road test at Northwestern

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 30, 2019

It’s a battle of two undefeated teams just north of Chicago in neighboring Evanston. If it was a day later, it might be a battle of two AP top 25 teams as Northwestern had a few votes of their own in last week’s poll, and no. 16 DePaul has climbed after a win over Miami last weekend in the Maggi...

What DePaul fans should be thankful for

What DePaul fans should be thankful for

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 28, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving and before you devour a plate of carbs and fall asleep watching Mitch Trubisky throw for 150 yards on 40 attempts you should take the time to reflect on what you’re thankful for this holiday season. If you’re a Blue Demon fan, there is plenty of it, including, but not limited to...

Late coach’s legacy honored through early-season tournament

Late coach’s legacy honored through early-season tournament

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 24, 2019

The first time that the Maggie Dixon Classic was played, the tragic loss of the coach the tournament was named after was too fresh in the women’s basketball community. Just a few months after Maggie Dixon suddenly passed away from a heart arrhythmia the Pittsburgh Panthers, coached by Maggie’s...

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