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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...

McCallum’s agent hopes his scoring spices up in Switzerland

McCallum’s agent hopes his scoring spices up in Switzerland

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

July 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The newest member of the Swiss Basketball League-affiliated Pully Lausanne Foxes will bring Chicago flavor to the lakeside suburb of Lausanne, Switzerland. Even though it's an Americanized city with Subways and McDonald's dotting the streets, maybe former DePaul Blue Demon forward Tre'Darius McCallum could bring over some more American culture in the form of Giordano's pizza to endear himself to his new teammates. With or without the pizza, he will bring a professional basketball ready makeup to his new team when he boards his plane and makes the 4,384-mile journey from the Windy City to Lausanne. ...

Blue Demons name new softball coach

Blue Demons name new softball coach

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

July 5, 2018


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

Will Adix-Zin be a win for the Blue Demons? The DePaul University athletic department announced this afternoon that it has named former star Blue Demon student athlete Tracie Adix-Zins as its new head softball coach. She will replace Eugene Lenti after the veteran coach of 37 seasons retired in a...

Women’s Professional Basketball League HOF recognition includes DePaul connections

Women’s Professional Basketball League HOF recognition includes DePaul connections

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

July 2, 2018


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

The Women's Professional Basketball League (abbreviated WBL) existed for three seasons from 1978 until 1981. Recently, it re-entered collective consciousness when the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. recognized the league as "Trailblazers of the Game" at the hall's 2018 induction...

Strus is no longer on the loose; announces return to DePaul after declaring for NBA draft

Strus is no longer on the loose; announces return to DePaul after declaring for NBA draft

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A key piece in the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball puzzle has decided to return to Lincoln Park for his senior season. After declaring for the NBA draft at the end of March but not signing with an agent which opened up the possibility for a return to the college basketball ranks, Blue Demon star...

Moore, Greenwood tabbed as All-Great Lakes Region honorees

Moore, Greenwood tabbed as All-Great Lakes Region honorees

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Softball, Women's Sports

Fresh off Big East Conference regular season and tournament championships, two DePaul Blue Demon softball players are again putting their team in the news for all the right reasons. Today, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named Blue Demon freshman pitcher Pat Moore and junior catcher...

The weird and the wearable

The weird and the wearable

Brenden Welper, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

They’re everywhere. At the bar, at the mall, and, of course, at your local stadium. They come in all shapes and sizes. Colors range from silver and black to Honolulu Blue.  Men, women and children seem can all be seen wearing them. Demographics don’t matter. They’re items that are so unusual, a...

Greenwood honored as CoSIDA Academic All-District

Greenwood honored as CoSIDA Academic All-District

May 11, 2018


Filed under Softball, Women's Sports

You can do both. Standout DePaul Blue Demon catcher and third baseman Morgan Greenwood earned a spot on the 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-District Softball First Team for District 5. With this designation under her belt, Greenwood is now eligible...

Ozanne adds Cleveland flavor; manners to Blue Demons incoming freshman class

Ozanne adds Cleveland flavor; manners to Blue Demons incoming freshman class

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

If athletic programs determined financial aid by how polite a recruit was, the DePaul Blue Demons newest basketball commit Josh Ozanne would instantly receive an upgrade from a preferred walk-on to a full ride. "That's got to go back to my parents," Ozanne said in a phone interview Saturday evening about the origin of his manners. "Ever si...

Blankson back as Blue Demon women’s basketball assistant coach

Blankson back as Blue Demon women’s basketball assistant coach

Paul Steeno

May 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

A familiar face will be back in an assistant coaching role for the DePaul women's basketball program during the 2018-2019 season. Candis Blankson, formerly the Director of Corporate, Professional, and Community Relations for the program, will now serve as an assistant coach. She has been part of the...

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...

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