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The DePaulia

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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Connor Koy, DePaul sophomore, sinks a halfcourt shot at the DePaul Mens Basketball game against Creighton on Jan. 9, at Wintrust Arena.

Moneyball: DePaul student makes $10,000 half-court shot

Santiago Dávila, Contributing Writer January 21, 2024

DePaul men’s basketball may have walked away with a tough loss to Creighton Jan. 9, but loyal DePaul basketball fan Connor Koy had much to celebrate after draining a half-court shot worth $10,000 during...

DePaul Mens Basketball coach Tony Stubblefield watches his team in an exhibition matchup against Montevallo in 2021.

Whispers at Wintrust: Men’s basketball looks to up attendance from last in Big East

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor September 18, 2022

The DePaul men’s basketball team is on the verge of returning to relevance, whether that starts off with winning the Big East, landing highly-touted national recruits, or even solidifying a sustainable...

DePaul junior guard Sonya Morris looks to drive past a Villanova defender on Monday at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul women’s basketball to play all home games at Wintrust Arena starting next yar

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor May 19, 2021

The DePaul women’s basketball team has a new home, as DePaul athletics has announced that the team will be moving permanently to Wintrust Arena starting in the 2021-22 season. The Blue Demons had...

Outside of Wintrust Arena, home of the DePaul mens and womens basketball teams.

Wintrust Arena set to host 2021 NBA Draft combine

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor May 16, 2021

Chicago is set to once again play host to the NBA draft combine, the event set to take place June 21-27 at Wintrust Arena. The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the news that the event will be held...

DePaul and Creighton players warm up with just under 20 minutes until gametime Monday night at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons won the game 80-69. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

COLUMN: Winning games will keep fans coming back to Wintrust, not concessions or parking

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 3, 2020

When Providence came to Chicago on Jan. 4 to face DePaul at Wintrust Arena, the Friars’ head coach Ed Cooley had sparkling things to say about the newly-opened stadium during his press conference. Cooley...

Page 29: Wintrust attendance numbers see modest improvement, still fall short of debut season

Page 29: Wintrust attendance numbers see modest improvement, still fall short of debut season

Hannah Mitchell and Shane René January 28, 2020

On this week's episode of Page 29, The DePaulia takes a look at how attendance numbers have been at Wintrust Arena in the wake of the men's basketball team's best start in more than a decade. We also hear...

A section of the DePaul crowd during the Blue Demons’ 65-60 victory over Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Wintrust attendance sees slight uptick, falls short of debut season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor January 26, 2020

With DePaul now in its third season at Wintrust Arena, attendance numbers during the non-conference slate of games are up from last season, but still fall short from the marks set in their first season...

A crowd forming at halftime by the bathrooms and concessions, the crowds were the largest they had been all year.

Column: Stuffed Dibs and beer chugs: a buzzing night at Wintrust Arena

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor December 5, 2019

The sparkling new arena in the South Loop still hadn’t seen anything like this. On Wednesday night, everything came to fruition for the Blue Demons who hosted last year’s national runner-up Texas...

The turnstile attendance for the home opener against Bethune Cookman on Nov. 7 was just 1,018. DePaul won the game 80-58.

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...

DIBS commands the crowd at Wintrust Arena Wednesday, Jan. 16 against Butler.

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...

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,...

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,...

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