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DePaul’s summer of lawsuits

Protestors in Arts & Letters Hall on April 24 calling for DePaul to censure Professor Jason Hill for his article in The Federalist.

Ella Lee, Print Managing Editor

September 13, 2020

Lenti lawsuit Former DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti is the subject of a lawsuit filed against the university in April which alleges verbal and physical abuse of players and assistant coaches by Lenti. The lawsuit — made by Dr. Jenny Conviser, a sports psychologist — alleges DePaul ignored the...

New motion filed in Eugene Lenti lawsuit

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

Dr. Jenny Conviser, who is accusing DePaul of wrongful retaliation under Title IX, breach of contract, defamation and false light, filed a response on Aug. 22 to DePaul’s motion to dismiss the amended complaint from June.  In June, DePaul filed a motion to dismiss all the charges made by Convi...

Two former DePaul softball players now refute claims in Lenti lawsuit

Morgan Greenwood celebrates with her teammates after defeating Providence on April 13, 2019.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 3, 2020

Two former DePaul softball players have now come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Greenwood, who played for DePaul’s softball team from 2015-2019 and was a captain of the team, reached out to The DePaulia on June 30, saying the alleg...

DePaul moves to dismiss all charges in first complaint of Lenti case, court declines

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

June 26, 2020

DePaul filed a motion earlier this month to dismiss all charges made by Dr. Jenny Conviser, who has accused DePaul of covering up former softball coach Eugene Lenti’s history of abuse.  The university’s legal team, McGuireWoods, claims Conviser is “bootstrapping” herself and her counseling busi...

Eugene Lenti’s abuse case moves to federal court, amendment made to suit against DePaul

Former softball coach Eugene Lenti pictured at the 2018 Big East Championship.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

June 24, 2020

An amended complaint to a lawsuit that was filed in April, which alleged former DePaul softball head coach Eugene Lenti had verbally and physically abused his players and an assistant coach, was filed on Tuesday, according to a document obtained by The DePaulia.  Unlike the first complaint, which was filed ...

Timeline of alleged entanglements between DePaul’s athletics department, Title IX office

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2020

1974-1978 - Jean Lenti Ponsetto attends DePaul, playing for DePaul women’s basketball, tennis, softball and volleyball teams 1978 - Lenti Ponsetto is named first assistant women’s basketball coach Jan. 1980 - Eugene Lenti, Lenti Ponsetto’s brother, is named DePaul’s head softball coach Ju...

How DePaul’s Title IX office plays into new lawsuit against university

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

April 16, 2020

A lawsuit was filed against DePaul University on Thursday alleging that former DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti was verbally and physically abusive to players and assistant coaches.  But the accusations went beyond that of one person’s actions. Jenny Conviser — a sports psychologist who couns...

DePaul accused of ignoring allegations of abuse by Eugene Lenti

Former softball coach Eugene Lenti pictured at the 2018 Big East Championship.

Shane René, Lawrence Kreymer, Ella Lee, and Associated Press

April 16, 2020

Former DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti is the subject of a lawsuit filed Thursday alleging verbal and physical abuse of players and assistant coaches, according to the Associated Press.   The lawsuit accuses DePaul of ignoring the allegations and violating Title IX rules to report claims made aga...

Commentary: A long summer at Sullivan Athletic Center

Sullivan Training Center rendering

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018

If you followed the DePaul Blue Demons athletic department over the summer, you probably spent some time scratching your head. From recruiting drama to sudden, high-profile retirements, to text messages from Rick Pitino, the Sullivan Athletic Center was a place where mystery abounded. It was a...

Softball eliminated from regionals

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 21, 2018

The weekend began with optimism and excitement as DePaul appeared in their 20th NCAA Tournament appearance after riding a four-game winning streak capped off by a win on Sunday over Creighton to clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament. For the second straight year, however, the season ended in familiar f...

1,300: Lenti has milestone moment

DePaul improved to 11-3 overall with a 3-1 weekend at the UTA Maverick Tournament. 

(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Amber Colón, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2018

Head softball coach Eugene Lenti’s office is full of plenty of trophies, sun-bleached softballs and more recently, four large, metallic blue balloons to mark his 1,300th career win. It’s a milestone that places him fifth all-time in and fourth among active coaches in NCAA history. The feat was r...

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