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Leitao to receive extension following NCAA sanctions

Leitao to receive extension following NCAA sanctions

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

For close to two decades, DePaul’s men’s basketball program has been searching for a head coach that can return the Blue Demons to their winning ways. This past Thursday the university doubled down on current head coach Dave Leitao, announcing his contract will be extended through the 2023-24 basketball...

European trip helps build chemistry on and off the court for Blue Demons

European trip helps build chemistry on and off the court for Blue Demons

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 16, 2019

Following the loss to South Florida in the CBI championship series in April, DePaul’s attention and focus was immediately turned toward the 2019-2020 Blue Demons roster — which has the potential to be the most talented team that head coach Dave Leitao has had to work with since returning to DePaul in ...

Leitao, Lenti-Ponsetto settle order of protection case against former DePaul associate head coach

Leitao, Lenti-Ponsetto settle order of protection case against former DePaul associate head coach

Lawrence Kreymer and Shane René, Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief

July 30, 2019

Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao agreed to terms on Monday with former associate head coach Rick Carter over an order of protection filed against him in September after he allegedly made threatening comments toward them. The agreement states that Carter must stay a...

COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

DePaul men’s basketball has been irrelevant in Chicago, and certainly in the national landscape, for over a decade now. But after finishing with a winning record for the first time since the 2006-2007 season and making it to the CBI championship series, the Blue Demons believe they are ready to re-e...

Blue Demons survive another slow start to drop Florida A&M

Blue Demons survive another slow start to drop Florida A&M

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 4, 2018

Another slow start couldn't sink the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team (5-1) in their matchup against the Florida A&M Rattlers (2-7). Behind 16 points on 6-for-7 from the field from big man Femi Olujobi and 13 points (nine in the second half) from redshirt junior sharpshooter Jalen Colem...

Commentary: Attendance problems continue in DePaul’s home opener

Commentary: Attendance problems continue in DePaul’s home opener

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

November 12, 2018

If you are one of the few remaining students and alumni at DePaul following the cringy saga of the men’s basketball team, you may already know this: the Blue Demons won their home opener Wednesday night, 80-58 over Bethune-Cookman of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Unfortunately, there weren...

Jalen Coleman-Lands eager to make difference on court

Jalen Coleman-Lands eager to make difference on court

William Hopper, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018

Basketball has always been a part of junior guard Jalen Coleman- Lands’ life. Growing up, many of his family members played the sport, and by high school he was nation- ally recognized as a star player. As a freshman at the University of Illinois, he set a school record with 87 3-pointers during the...

DePaul defeats Rockhurst in exhibition game

DePaul defeats Rockhurst in exhibition game

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 5, 2018

The Rockhurst University Hawks, a Division II program from Missouri, weren’t messing around when they arrived at Wintrust Arena Thursday night for a date with the DePaul Blue Demons. The final score, 72-65, doesn’t indicate how competitive the game was. “We couldn’t string together any...

Commentary: DePaul embarks on pivotal season

Commentary: DePaul embarks on pivotal season

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

The wait has been long and forgettable for DePaul fans who have been longing to witness a winning season since 2007. Once again the Blue Demons enter a pivotal season with head coach Dave Leitao moving into his fourth year back with the program, accompanied by a trio of talented seniors in Eli Cain,...

DePaul’s path back to success

DePaul’s path back to success

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

October 22, 2018

If you build it, they will come. In more than one way, that headline is what the DePaul Athletic Department hoped would happen when they invested millions of dollars into the new 10,387-seat Wintrust Arena. On Tuesday afternoon the arena was the site of DePaul's annual Tipoff Luncheon ahead of the...

Speed up the rebuild: Players and coaches open up on plans to be more aggressive offensively during the 2018-2019 season

Speed up the rebuild: Players and coaches open up on plans to be more aggressive offensively during the 2018-2019 season

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

October 15, 2018

What will the 2018-2019 iteration of the DePaul Blue Demon basketball team's offense look like? Blue Demon fans hope the answer to this question is 'nothing like the 2017-2018 version'. Last season, the Blue Demons finished last in the Big East Conference in scoring offense (71.9 points per g...

Men’s basketball announces 2018- 2019 schedule

Men’s basketball announces 2018- 2019 schedule

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018

With just over a month left until DePaul opens its season against Bethune Cookman on Nov. 7, the players are set to return to the court for organized practice this coming week. The full Big East schedule was released as a reminder the season is fast approaching. At first glance, the non-conference schedule...

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