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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...

COLUMN: Change is necessary at DePaul, will DeWayne Peevy deliver?

DePaul athletic director DeWayne Peevy speaks during his first press conference

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

Another summer has come and gone.  But this summer was certainly different than the past ones because of a pandemic that forced people to change how they go about their daily routine.  DePaul was also a casualty to change — one that the university and the athletic department hasn’t experienced in...

DePaul officially launches process for hiring new athletic director

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 25, 2020

When Jean Lenti Ponsetto announced on June 5 that she will be retiring this summer, President A. Gabriel Esteban promised to conduct a national search for a new athletic director.  On Thursday, DePaul took the first steps of starting that search by forming a search committee and hiring DHR International...

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 ...

COLUMN: Pressure is now on President Esteban to hire the right athletic director

President Esteban speaking at 2019's State of the University address.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 23, 2020

It has been nearly three years since A. Gabriel Esteban took over from Dennis H. Holtschneider as DePaul’s president. During these three years, several facets of the university have experienced plenty of changes under Esteban — except the athletic department. Under Esteban, the athletic department,...

Timeline of Jean Lenti Ponsetto’s 46-year career at DePaul

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 18, 2020

1974-1978 - Jean Lenti Ponsetto attends DePaul, playing for DePaul women’s basketball, tennis, softball and volleyball teams 1978 - Lenti Ponsetto is named DePaul’s  first women's basketball assistant coach 1987-89 - Lenti Ponsetto serves as commissioner of the North Star conference that DeP...

DePaul Athletics reflects on Jean Lenti Ponsetto’s retirement

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 6, 2020

After 18 years as the athletic director at DePaul, Jean Lenti Ponsetto officially announced on Friday her decision to retire this summer.  Before becoming DePaul’s athletics director, Lenti Ponsetto was the school’s senior associate athletic director for 12 years and  an assistant director f...

Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 4, 2020

DePaul Athletics Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will be retiring this summer, a DePaul athletics spokesperson confirmed to The DePaulia Thursday night.  Before becoming DePaul’s Athletics Director, Lenti Ponsetto was the school’s senior associate athletic director for seven years, 12 years as the as...

Letter to the editor: From an angry, embarrassed alum

DePaul Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto in 2014. (Josh Leff / The DePaulia)

Michael Ciepierski

April 25, 2020

This submission does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the DePaulia staff. As an alum, I am angry and embarrassed.  As I would normally stand proud wearing a DePaul hat, shirt, or hoodie, now I would not, as it represents something other than Vincentian views, something other than an edu...

5 years after hiring Dave Leitao, DePaul still stuck in the bottom of the Big East

Dave Leitao signed a four-year contract extension on April 2.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

For the past 15 years, DePaul men’s basketball has been stuck in a state of perpetual losing, with no clear end in sight. But after the program achieved a 19-17 record — the Blue Demons’ first winning season since the 2006-07 season — in 2018-19, there was hope DePaul would build on that head...

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...

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