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Big East moves to conference-only schedule for fall sports

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor July 16, 2020

The Big East announced on Thursday that they are canceling all non-conference games for the fall season. But the earliest the Big East will begin its conference season is in October, a source confirmed...

The empty Allianz Arena is seen prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, Saturday, May 23, 2020.

COVID-19 has disrupted international sports tournaments that were going to take place in the summer

Sahil Gujarati, Contributing Writer May 23, 2020

UEFA convened a telephone call featuring its major stakeholders back on March 14 to plan European football's response to the coronavirus. The governing body's 55 member associations, the EU Club Association,...

Source: Bloomberg

Wish Field struggles with attendance due to lack of soccer culture

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer April 29, 2019

A late, brilliant goal is blasted into the upright corner net. As the player celebrates his winning goal, his teammates rush over to him one by one and he pauses. He looks over to the sunlit stands, as...

Only 10,439 people were in attendance for the Chicago Fire game against the Vancouver Whitecaps on April 12 at SeatGeek stadium.

COMMENTARY: Moving to Soldier Field will make or break the Fire

Connor McEleney , Contributing Writer April 22, 2019

The Chicago Fire are irrelevant in the greater Chicago sports landscape. If the Bears and Cubs are garish hydrangeas, the Fire are dead tulips in the back corner of the garden. They haven’t bloomed...

Cerny hits home stretch of time at DePaul

Jacqueline Brennan, Contributing Writer October 15, 2018

Senior year is closing in fast, and as Franny Cerny laces up her cleats and begins to pump up her team, she knows that she left it all on the field and wouldn’t change her time on the DePaul...

DePaul bounces back with win in overtime

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor September 30, 2018

In their third Big East conference game of the season and home conference opener, DePaul (6-4-2; 2-1 Big East) hosted the Creighton Blue Jays on Sunday. In an exciting back-and-forth game that saw great...

Transfers make an early impact

Transfers make an early impact

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor September 24, 2018

An opportunity. That’s what a trio of athletes were searching for when they started exploring their transfer options this summer after experiencing successful seasons in the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament....

DePaul falters in consecutive losses

DePaul falters in consecutive losses

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor September 24, 2018

In their penultimate non-conference game, DePaul (4-5; 1-1 Big East) lost 1-0 in overtime to their intra-city rival, Loyola- Chicago (3-3). Both Loyola and DePaul struggled to create many goal scoring...

Senior midfielder Alexa Ben lead the Blue Demons to the Big East tournament this season.  
(Photo Courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Senior midfielder Ben drafted by Chicago Red Stars

Go Pro, stay home
Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter January 22, 2018

On Wednesday, she was a senior DePaul Blue Demon student athlete with doubts about whether her soccer career would continue. By Thursday, she was a professional athlete. The Chicago Red Stars of the 10-team...

Men's and women's soccer end tough seasons

Men’s and women’s soccer end tough seasons

Shane Rene and Garret Neal November 6, 2017

A 1-0 win against St. John’s on Oct. 26 punched DePaul’s ticket into the Big East tournament for the third season in a row. On Wednesday, DePaul took on Providence in the first round. The game went...

(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

A sweet end to a sour season

Andrew Hattersley November 5, 2017

A tough season ended on a positive note for DePaul men’s soccer on Wednesday, Nov. 1 as they knocked off rival Marquette 3-1 at Wish Field. With the win, DePaul closes out the season 5-11-2 and 2-6-1...

El-Shafei lifts DePaul over Butler in double overtime

El-Shafei lifts DePaul over Butler in double overtime

Jack Higgins October 26, 2016

After 109 minutes played and double overtime against the Butler Bulldogs (9-5-1), it looked as though the DePaul men’s soccer team (8-6-2) would only take a single point away from their final home game...

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