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DePaul Basketball: Dave Leitao and Doug Bruno react to NCAA rule changes

DePaul Basketball: Dave Leitao and Doug Bruno react to NCAA rule changes

Ben Gartland

June 16, 2015

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved new rules this offseason to tweak the men's basketball rules and then also approved rules to drastically change the gameplay setup for women's basketball. Both are designed to improve the flow of the game and to increase potential for scoring. Read More »...

Coach Doug Bruno of DePaul women’s basketball reflects on 29 years, looks to future

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno has led the Blue Demons to third Big East Tournament titles in the last five seasons. (Josh Leff / The DePaulia)

Ben Gartland

May 17, 2015

Whether it was the administration, his numerous assistant coaches, players, alumni or boosters, DePaul women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno did as he always does: give the praise to someone else. Read More »...

Brittany Hrynko selected, traded to Atlanta Dream in WNBA draft

DePaul coach Doug Bruno, right, informs former player Brittany Hrynko that she had traded to the Atlanta Dream at the end of the WNBA basketball draft, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Matthew Paras

April 16, 2015

Brittany Hrynko shivered as she felt the breeze from the floor of the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. There for the WNBA draft on Thursday, seven members of her family, as well as DePaul head coach Doug Bruno, surrounded the Blue Demon guard. Read More »...

Brittany Hrynko to attend WNBA draft

Matthew Paras

April 16, 2015

DePaul guard Brittany Hrynko will attend tonight's WNBA draft in Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Hrynko was one of 12 players to be invited for the draft. She will be accompanied with DePaul head coach Doug Bruno. If drafted, Hrynko will be DePaul's first WNBA draft pick since Keisha Hampton was taken 22nd overall in 2012. The Blue Demons have had nine ...

DePaul women’s basketball’s season ends with 79-67 loss to Notre Dame

DePaul women's basketball's season ends with 79-67 loss to Notre Dame

Matthew Paras

March 22, 2015

SOUTH BEND — Brittany Hrynko's last game didn't go the way she wanted it to, but she was still proud of her four years as a Blue Demon. "Coach always gives us about 10 minutes usually to reflect on the game and what we could have done better, and I don't think I've had my 10 minutes yet," Hrynko said, smiling. "But it's just been a great four years for me here. Coach (Dou...

DePaul Women’s Basketball will play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament

Ben Gartland

March 16, 2015

No. 9 DePaul women's basketball will mark their 13th straight NCAA tournament appearance Friday when they play No. 8 Minnesota in the Round of 64, with a chance for a rematch with No. 1 Notre Dame in the Round of 32. With their place in the NCAA tournament locked up with a Big East tournament win,...

Big East Tournament: No. 2 DePaul survives against No. 3 Villanova

Ben Gartland

March 10, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='10272'] It became apparent early in the first half that junior forward Megan Podkowa was going to be the one that No. 2 DePaul would rely on down the stretch as they faced No. 3 Villanova in the Big East semifinals. Her 22 points and ten rebounds played a large part in the slow-tempo...

Semi-Sweet: DePaul women’s basketball advances over Xavier in the Big East tournament

Matthew Paras

March 8, 2015

Having a week off in between games before their first game in the Big East tournament, there was no let down for DePaul women’s basketball in terms of energy. From the first few minutes of Sunday’s game against Xavier, it was apparent that the Blue Demons’ signature speed and pace would be just...

DePaul women’s basketball grabs share of Big East title with win over Marquette

Ben Gartland

March 2, 2015

With just over a minute to go, head coach Doug Bruno called a timeout and subbed out senior guard Centrese McGee, followed a few seconds later by fellow senior guard Brittany Hrynko. The seniors received an ovation with a comfortable lead that had been in doubt earlier in the game, but the Blue Demons prevailed and won...

Coach Doug Bruno of DePaul women’s basketball selected again for Olympics

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno has led the Blue Demons to third Big East Tournament titles in the last five seasons. 
(Grant Myatt / The DePaulia)

Ashley Holden

February 15, 2015

For the last 28 seasons the DePaul women’s basketball team has been led by head coach Doug Bruno. His passion for the game and for his players is clear by the way he runs his tight-knit team and the time he takes to build players throughout their years at DePaul. Bruno’s coaching talent and passion for women’s basketball has been honored in many...

DePaul women’s basketball uses second-half surge to down St. John’s 82-55.

Ben Gartland

February 15, 2015

Less than 48 hours before DePaul took on St. John's, they had just fallen to Seton Hall 81-80 in a game where they gave up the game-winning shot with three seconds left. "There's nothing you can do about it now, we can't get it back," senior guard Brittany Hrynko said following the loss. "We just...

Seton Hall beats DePaul women’s basketball 81-80 in down-to-the-wire thriller

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno went into the locker room immediately following the game and asked his players who had a chance to stop Seton Hall senior guard Ka-Diedre Simmons from hitting the game-winning running jumper with three seconds to go. Four out of five players that were on the court raised...

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