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2017 Big East tournament preview: DePaul men’s basketball vs. Xavier

2017 Big East tournament preview: DePaul men’s basketball vs. Xavier

Ben Gartland

March 8, 2017

NEW YORK — DePaul men's basketball plays in the opening round of the Big East tournament tonight as they play Xavier, a team they've lost to twice this season. The Facts Who: No. 10 DePaul vs. No. 7 Xavier What: First round of the 2017 Big East men's basketball tournament When: Wednesday,...

DePaul women’s basketball falls short of third Big East title

DePaul women’s basketball falls short of third Big East title

Shane René

March 8, 2017

MILWAUKEE – If there is anything that Tuesday night’s 2017 Women’s Big East championship proved, it’s that NCAA women’s basketball is in no way, shape, or form inherently boring – and, of course, that anything can happen in March. Basketball fans got exactly what they signed up for in...

Jean Lenti Ponsetto and Doug Bruno talk DePaul and women’s sports at symposium

Jean Lenti Ponsetto and Doug Bruno talk DePaul and women’s sports at symposium

J Samantha Rivera

March 6, 2017

If there was anything last week’s star-studded Women in Sports panel, sponsored by CSN Chicago and DePaul University, could agree on, it’s that they’re tired — tired of continuously fighting for equal female rights within the world of sports. Read More »...

Injured season all too familiar for Peter Ryckbosch

Injured season all too familiar for Peter Ryckbosch

Garret Neal

March 6, 2017

Senior forward Peter Ryckbocsh’s final season as a Blue Demon was cut before it even started. He broke his kneecap over the summer and looked like he would be out until conference play. Then, a few months later, he broke the kneecap again because it had not healed correctly the first time. He was...

DePaul women’s basketball sinks Pirates in Big East quarterfinals 92-60

DePaul women’s basketball sinks Pirates in Big East quarterfinals 92-60

Shane René

March 6, 2017

MILWAUKEE — In the simplest terms, the Blue Demons are good at basketball – and that may be an understatement. Five individual players scored in double figures for DePaul in Sunday night’s 92-60 dismembering of Seton Hall, advancing Doug Bruno’s historic program to their fourth consecutive...

DePaul women’s basketball picks up several Big East awards

DePaul women’s basketball picks up several Big East awards

Ben Gartland

March 1, 2017

DePaul women's basketball picked up several individual awards on Wednesday morning as the Big East accolades were announced. Senior guard Brooke Schulte was named Big East Player of the Year, after stepping in to become a big part of the offense when Jessica January went down. Schulte was also named...

Son of DePaul men’s basketball coach arrested on alleged Xanax sales

Son of DePaul men’s basketball coach arrested on alleged Xanax sales

Ben Gartland

February 28, 2017

Reese Leitao, the son of DePaul men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao, was arrested Tuesday in Jenks, Okla. on possession and intent to sell a dangerous and controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, according to a Fox 23 report. Reese, a 3-star football recruit who had signed to play at the University of Texas next year, ...

Women clinch No. 1 seed in 79-70 win against Georgetown

Women clinch No. 1 seed in 79-70 win against Georgetown

Shane René

February 26, 2017

Jessica January and Amarah Coleman starred as DePaul clinched the no. 1 seed in next week’s Big East Tournament and a fourth consecutive regular season conference championship (2017 title shared with Creighton) in Sunday afternoon’s 79-70 win against the Georgetown Hoyas. “We have a philosophy...

DePaul men’s basketball knocks off Georgetown 67-65

DePaul men’s basketball knocks off Georgetown 67-65

Ben Gartland

February 22, 2017

A wild ending helped DePaul men's basketball snap a ten-game losing streak as they defeated Georgetown 67-65 on Wednesday night. It was the Blue Demons' (9-19, 2-13 Big East) first road win of the year and effectively ended Georgetown's (14-14, 5-10) chance at an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. In...

Men’s basketball crushed by Creighton in 93-58 loss

Men’s basketball crushed by Creighton in 93-58 loss

Shane René

February 11, 2017

Chris Harrison-Docks was the only Blue Demon with a hot hand in the early-goings of the first half on Saturday afternoon against the Creighton Blue Jays, dropping 13 points (4-6 from three-point range) and corralling four steals. Billy Garrett Jr. and Eli Cain had a modest showing in the first 20...

No. 21/20 DePaul women’s basketball rolls to 100-69 victory over Butler

No. 21/20 DePaul women’s basketball rolls to 100-69 victory over Butler

Shane René

January 14, 2017

With 21 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game against Butler (5-12), DePaul (15-4) freshman forward Chante Stonewall knocked down a three-point jump-shot to eclipse 100 points and close out a 100-69 conference win at home. “I thought we came out with a good energy and...

Last-minute heroics lead DePaul men’s basketball over Providence 64-63

Last-minute heroics lead DePaul men’s basketball over Providence 64-63

Evan Rogerson

January 11, 2017

In the final seconds of the game, Providence’s long inbounds pass was tipped away and chased down by Tre’Darius McCallum. Billy Garrett Jr. took the ball in the backcourt, drove left to the basket, and finished a tough reverse layup to tie the game with 4.7 seconds to play. He was fouled on the play...

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