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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Rachel Krasowski, DePaul women’s volleyball libero and senior, holds two mini volleyballs to her eyes at the Sept. 7 game against Northern Illinois University. Before playing, the volleyball team threw mini volleyballs into the crowd.

2023 fall sports preview: What to look for, what to expect

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor September 10, 2023

DePaul’s fall sports had one of their most impressive recruiting summers on paper. As students return to campus, they are realizing the potential for a historic fall season. DePaul volleyball finished...

DePaul sophomore Olivia Borowiak broke the school’s 500-meter record during a track and field meet this season. The Blue Demons have broken seven records this season.

DePaul track team broke seven school records in first five weeks back

Amber Stoutenborough, Staff Writer May 16, 2021

Five weeks into the track season, DePaul has already broken seven school records. The team continues to make up for the absence of last season and goes above and beyond, pushing their limits. Head coach...

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2020

DePaul spring sports athletes had to cope with the quick news that they would not be playing another second of their still-young seasons in mid-March, when the Big East shut down all spring sports competition...

DePaul track and field sophomore Dominic Bruce runs prior to the start of the season.

DePaul track athletes reflect on helping young boy in coyote incident

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor January 20, 2020

When a student comes to DePaul and goes through freshman orientation, they meet fellow freshmen and go through two days of activities to get accustomed to the campus before they are thrown into college...

Brian Mada jumping at the 2018 Big East Indoor Track & Field Championship.

Mada takes flight in his junior year

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor May 21, 2018

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 Blue Demon track and field athletes win Big East weekly honors

Three Blue Demon track and field athletes win Big East weekly honors

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter January 26, 2018

The Big East Weekly Honor Roll for track and field is littered with DePaul athletes after the Blue Demons posted a solid team performance at the Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday. Freshman Kiersten...

DePaul junior hurdler Alexia Brooks set a record two weeks ago — then she broke her own record a week later. 
(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Blue Demon hurdler rewriting records

Brenden Welper, Contributing Writer January 22, 2018

In the NCAA, a women’s regulation hurdle stands at 33 inches.  Five of them appear in the 60 meter dash, each staggered 8.5 meters apart on a polyurethane surface.  The race usually lasts under 10...

Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics

Blue Demon Rundown

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor January 16, 2018

Track and Field The Track and Field team returned to action this past weekend for their first meet since the first week of December. One of the standouts of the meet was Alexia Brooks who tied a school...

The track athlete who beat cancer and dreams of an animation career

The track athlete who beat cancer and dreams of an animation career

Ben Savage April 24, 2016

Googling “Chaz Bottoms” probably isn’t a common experience for students at DePaul. If you decided to search that two-word phrase — maybe you overheard someone say it at a party, it’s probably...

DePaul freshman Jeremy Lozano (No.  541) runs in a pack with his DePaul teammates. Lozano shaved 15 seconds off of his mile time last summer. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

No summer ‘break’ for DePaul runners

Maia Moore May 31, 2015

Picture this: Summer has arrived, school is out and while you’re running along the Lake Michigan trail one for your fellow running mates is a member of DePaul’s Track & Field and Cross Country...

Senior track athlete Ashley Holden finished her last race as a DePaul student at the Big East Championships, now she reflects on her career.  (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Ashley Holden reflects on end of track career at DePaul

Ashley Holden May 24, 2015

“Holden up,” said the official standing next to the long jump pit at Villanova University. I stepped on the runway, digging the spikes on my jumping shoes into the ridges of the track as I found...

Senior shot-putter Matt Babicz has already had a storied career at DePaul, but looks to add to his accomplishments in 2015. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

In final season, DePaul senior shot-putter Matt Babicz still has goals to fulfill

Matthew Paras January 25, 2015

There’s an explosive burst that’s required when throwing a 16-pound shot put, one that senior Matt Babicz knows all too well. For the last four years,  the DePaul track and field star overcame injuries...

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