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International players call DePaul home

Emmanuel Okirie, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

With more than 17,000 international student-athletes studying and competing at NCAA member institutions, international student-athletes are a positive addition to the learning environment within intercollegiate athletics. International student-athletes face unique challenges once they land on campus,...

Blue Demons nab three star, class of 2019 recruit

Blue Demons nab three star, class of 2019 recruit

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul Blue Demons roster for the 2019-2020 season just got one man stronger today. According to 247Sports.com, 2019 6-foot-5-inch shooting guard Oscar Lopez has given a verbal commitment to DePaul University and head coach Dave Leitao. The Torrance, Calif. native took an official visit to DePaul...

Men’s basketball announces 2018- 2019 schedule

Men’s basketball announces 2018- 2019 schedule

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Transfers make an early impact

Transfers make an early impact

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

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. It coincided with the arrival of new DePaul head coach Mark Plotkin, who was looking for opp...

DePaul falters in consecutive losses

DePaul falters in consecutive losses

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 opportunities in the first half, with the Blue Demons not registering one shot. With both teams visibly...

Former player returns as coach

Former player returns as coach

Lawrence Kreymer, Assistant Sports Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

A familiar face to DePaul softball fans returned this summer in unexpected fashion, Tracie Adix-Zins is back in to Lincoln Park after her last season at DePaul 11 years ago. Adix-Zins comes in to takeover for Eugene Lenti after his sudden retirement in June and to help build on the success Lenti had ...

Volleyball goes winless in DePaul Invitational

Volleyball goes winless in DePaul Invitational

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

DePaul Volleyball came up winless in all three of their home opening games of the two-day DePaul Invitational at McGrath-Phillips Arena, dropping their record to 2-6 after four straight losses. The Blue Demons never recorded a hitting percentage above .207 and subsequently got swept 3-0 in their ...

Blue Demon basketball adds another transfer player

Blue Demon basketball adds another transfer player

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

September 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The depth chart at the shooting guard position became a little more crowded today for the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball program. DePaul announced the addition of 6-foot-3-inch graduate transfer Lyrik Shreiner who will become immediately eligible for the 2018-2019 season and will have two tota...

Power ranking the Blue Demons most exciting nonconference matchups

Power ranking the Blue Demons most exciting nonconference matchups

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Last season in its nonconference slate, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team won the games you'd expected them to win and lost the games you'd expect them to lose en route to a 7-5 nonconference record. This season, the Blue Demons want to win regardless of whether they are supposed to. They...

Shapiro promoted to Blue Demon video coordinator

Shapiro promoted to Blue Demon video coordinator

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

After paying his dues, a now former DePaul University graduate assistant has received a big promotion. On Thursday, DePaul Blue Demon head basketball coach Dave Leitao announced his decision to promote Lucas Shapiro to the role of video coordinator where he'll assist with video breakdown of games...

From pariah to hot commodity, Shannon’s recruiting story has happy ending after slow start

From pariah to hot commodity, Shannon’s recruiting story has happy ending after slow start

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

How does a 6-foot-6-inch, hyper-athletic stud who played high school ball in a city famous for its basketball talent slip through the cracks and warrant no high-major Division I offers until after his senior season of basketball concluded? "I'm not sure," Lincoln Park High School head basketball coach...

Maric’s basketball journey will continue in Belgium

Maric’s basketball journey will continue in Belgium

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Former DePaul Blue Demon basketball player Marin Maric will continue his basketball world tour. Born in Split, Croatia, Maric journeyed to the United States to spend one season playing ball at prep powerhouse La Lumiere in La Porte, Ind. He then played three productive seasons at Northern Illinois...

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