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If you build it, they still might not come

If you build it, they still might not come

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

January 28, 2019

There are certainly a lot of questions worth asking about Wintrust Arena, even if few of them have very clear answers. But one thing that is clear is this: the arena itself is pretty awesome. With a little more than 10,000 seats and standing room, you can’t find a bad seat in the house. The upper deck ...

DIBS, the face of school spirit at DePaul, still can’t drink at Kelly’s

DIBS, the face of school spirit at DePaul, still can’t drink at Kelly’s

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019

DePaul’s resident evil spirit just celebrated his 20th year of possessing students — with school spirit. The “Demon in a Blue Suit,” known to most students as DIBS, was conjured at last Sunday’s women’s basketball game against Seton Hall to blow out his birthday candles for his 20t...

Feeling emptier: Non-conference attendance drops in Wintrust’s 2nd year

Feeling emptier: Non-conference attendance drops in Wintrust’s 2nd year

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

January 22, 2019

As the Blue Demons settle into their second season at DePaul’s new 10,000-seat Wintrust arena, men’s basketball fans showed little interest in attending the Blue Demons’ 2018-19 non-conference slate, according to documents obtained by The DePaulia via Freedom of Information Act. Through DePaul’s f...

Commentary: Attendance problems continue in DePaul’s home opener

Commentary: Attendance problems continue in DePaul’s home opener

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

November 12, 2018

If you are one of the few remaining students and alumni at DePaul following the cringy saga of the men’s basketball team, you may already know this: the Blue Demons won their home opener Wednesday night, 80-58 over Bethune-Cookman of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Unfortunately, there weren...

Lack of interest remains inside and outside Wintrust

Lack of interest remains inside and outside Wintrust

William Hopper, Asst. Sports Editor

November 12, 2018

With DePaul men’s basketball tipping off its second season at Wintrust Arena Wednesday night, the question is whether interest in the program will increase in the arena’s second year. An unscientific survey of 100 students conducted by the DePaulia last week found that 65% of participants had n...

DePaul students take advantage of Wintrust shuttle

DePaul students take advantage of Wintrust shuttle

Cristhian Plasencia, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018

DePaul students say they find the gameday shuttle bus to the Wintrust Arena to be convenient and safe when crime happens on the streets of Chicago at night. “I [will] probably give the shuttle a try, DePaul junior Brandon Dilallo said. "Because with the shuttle you’re at least with other students....

DePaul defeats Rockhurst in exhibition game

DePaul defeats Rockhurst in exhibition game

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 5, 2018

The Rockhurst University Hawks, a Division II program from Missouri, weren’t messing around when they arrived at Wintrust Arena Thursday night for a date with the DePaul Blue Demons. The final score, 72-65, doesn’t indicate how competitive the game was. “We couldn’t string together any...

Little details the focus as women’s basketball eyes big season

Little details the focus as women’s basketball eyes big season

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

October 22, 2018

After appearing in their 16th straight NCAA Tournament and winning the third most games in school history, the goals are once again incredibly high for DePaul Women’s Basketball. With a veteran-laden team headlined featuring seniors Rebekah Dahlman, Mart’e Grays, Ashton Millender and Tanita Allen,...

Blue Man Group briefly lights up Wintrust

Blue Man Group briefly lights up Wintrust

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2018

The Blue Man Group performed at Wintrust Arena on Thursday Sept. 13 as part of a continuation of Welcome Week. The show was heavily advertised throughout both campuses with people handing out flyers at other Welcome Week events and outside DePaul buildings during class changes, when foot-traffic reaches...

Athletic Director’s relative played key role in Wintrust agreements

Athletic Director’s relative played key role in Wintrust agreements

Jonathan Ballew and Shane Rene

March 12, 2018

The Chief Marketing Officer from Wintrust Bank has confirmed that Wintrust Executive Vice President and sister-in-law of DePaul Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto, Kandace Lenti, was involved in the multi-million dollar Wintrust Arena naming rights agreement. DePaul officials have also confirmed ...

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