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

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

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 expressed his admiration for Wintrust after his team won 66-65, speaking on the aesthetics and ...

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 from one of our managing editors, who reviewed the movie "Pandemic," which has become disturbingly...

Wintrust attendance sees slight uptick, falls short of debut season

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

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 at Wintrust, according to documents obtained by The DePaulia via Freedom of Information Act. Through t...

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

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

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 Tech at Wintrust Arena, in no question their biggest home game at the new arena since it’s cons...

If you build it, they still might not come

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

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

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,...

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