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NCAA announces widespread rules changes in college basketball

NCAA announces widespread rules changes in college basketball

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Just under a year ago, the NCAA received a swift reminder that massive changes were necessary when the FBI arrested 10 men, including four assistant coaches from Oklahoma State, USC, Auburn and Arizona. Shortly after their arrests, the NCAA announced they had developed a Commission on College Basketball...

Pitino, DePaul comment on text message suggesting payment to recruit

Pitino, DePaul comment on text message suggesting payment to recruit

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

After news broke this morning that former University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino said DePaul offered five-star 2017 recruit Brian Bowen $200,000 to sign with the Blue Demons in a text message to a former assistant coach, Pitino says he didn’t believe it when he sent it. “I sa...

Text found in court records claims DePaul offered $200,000 to five-star recruit

Text found in court records claims DePaul offered $200,000 to five-star recruit

Benjamin Conboy, Editor in Chief

August 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Former University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino said he knew DePaul offered to pay prospect Brian Bowen $200,000 to play at DePaul, a violation of NCAA rules, court documents show. “Coach DePaul [sic] trying to pay Bowen 200 k to come here. Crazy world!” Pitino wrote in a te...

Mada takes flight in his junior year

Mada takes flight in his junior year

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field

It’s been a steady climb for junior jumper Brian Mada from his freshman year to junior one, adjusting to the cold and new techniques. Mada broke through this season with three individual championships, three school records and a spot in the preliminary rounds of the NCAA championships beginning May 24...

Champs again: Softball takes home second-consecutive Big East Championship title

Champs again: Softball takes home second-consecutive Big East Championship title

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

In a battle between the conference’s top two teams during the regular season, DePaul rallied from a 2-0 first inning deficit to beat Creighton 6-2 and punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. After falling behind 2-0, the Blue Demons responded with two runs of thei...

Freshman Focus

Freshman Focus

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

When DePaul took the field for the Big East Tournament against Villanova and Creighton, six of the 10 players on the field were underclassmen, including the catcher-pitcher duo of Missy Zoch and Jessica Cothern. Add in a seventh with Pat Moore closing out the last three innings Sunday afternoon, an...

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Time wasted: The Commission on College Basketball represents a hollow step in the wrong direction

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports

I have to take my hat off to the fine folks at the NCAA and president Mark Emmert — they really know how to put on a show. Neck deep in corruption scandals, Emmert declared to the world that it was time for change — real change. But how serious was he? “You don’t waste Condoleezza Rice’s time,” he sa...

Polucha; Moore land on Big East Weekly Honor Roll

Polucha; Moore land on Big East Weekly Honor Roll

April 30, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

This weekend, the DePaul Blue Demon softball team had almost as many Big East Weekly Honor Roll designations as wins. After the Blue Demons completed a three-game sweep against conference rival Butler, freshman left fielder Kate Polucha and freshman southpaw pitcher Pat Moore each earned a spot on...

Can they fix it?:Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao express optimism about NCAA recommendations

Can they fix it?:Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao express optimism about NCAA recommendations

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

NCAA president Mark Emmert’s Commission on College Basketball released its recommendations to fix widespread corruption in college basketball Wednesday morning, calling for the end of the one-and-done era, regulations regarding the relationship between the NCAA and apparel companies and lifetime bans...

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Commentary: Give me someone to cheer for

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto made a rare media appearance in the form of a 45-minute interview with the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, where she once again said almost nothing of value while taking a great deal of of credit for the success of her rivals. Lenti Ponsetto said it was fair to qu...

Moneyball

Moneyball

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Every year in March, 68 of the nations top Division I men’s basketball teams compete in the NCAA Tournament not only to win championships and impress NBA scouts, but to be a billboard for the academic institutions that pay their bills. There is no doubt that the most elite strata of players are also play...

Developing Story: NCAA investigates DePaul Athletics

Developing Story: NCAA investigates DePaul Athletics

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NCAA is investigating DePaul University’s athletic department for violations of NCAA rules and regulations, according to sources close to the men’s basketball program. The precise nature of the investigation and the conduct being investigated is currently unknown. Sources say current and past...

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