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Caprice Smith begins coaching career at DePaul

Caprice Smith drives to the basket against Northwestern. Smith was hired by DePaul to be the women's basketball team's video coordinator.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

Caprice Smith has had an aspiration to coach at DePaul for multiple years. But when she reached out to women’s basketball coach Doug Bruno a couple of years ago to inquire about an opening, the spot was already filled.  A couple of years later, however, another possible opening appeared in Bruno’...

DePaul women’s basketball turns to season ahead after abrupt end to 2019-2020

DePaul's women's basketball team celebrates after winning the 2020 Big East Tournament.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

Building a team and building a program are two completely different ideas. These are two ideas that DePaul women’s basketball deals with every season as they continue their 17 straight NCAA tournament streak while retooling each season to adjust for key losses.  Last season, the team graduated Ashton Mille...

DePaul suffers first Big East loss to the hands of Creighton

DePaul senior guard Chante Stonewall looks down during the second half against Creighton on Friday at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

DePaul entered their matchup against Creighon on Friday at Wintrust Arena rocking a 10-game winning streak, a perfect 9-0 in the Big East and winning those games by an average of 14.3 points per game. So, it is fair to say that the Blue Demons felt confident heading into their second matchup against Cr...

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

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno talks with Creighton head coach Jim Flanery on March 12, 2019 at Wintrust Arena

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

Chante Stonewall celebrates with fellow senior Kelly Campbell in a game against Miami on Nov. 23.

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

Dee Bekelja goes for a floater in the second quarter. The Blue Demons shot 50 percent from the field in the second quarter.

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

Head coach Doug Bruno reacts to a play during the first half, the Blue Demons were outscored 55-29 in the first twenty minutes.

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

Senior Kelly Campbell rises for a 3-pointer against Arkansas State on Nov. 22.

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

Kelly Campbell lines up on defense against Green Bay, she would finish with seven points in the fourth quarter.

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

Deja Church drives after a shot fake against Arkansas State in round one of the Maggie Dixon Classic on Nov. 22.

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,...

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