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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...

Wintrust conflict of interest remains in question

Wintrust conflict of interest remains in question

Jonathan Ballew, Shane Rene & Benjamin Conboy, News Editor, Sports Editor & Managing Editor

April 2, 2018

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 ...

That empty feeling: Despite move to city, men’s basketball attendance remains low

(Andrew Hattersley | The DePaulia)

DePaulia Investigation

February 26, 2018

DePaul’s debut basketball season in the South Loop has been rough — the team is currently at risk of finishing dead last in the Big East standings for the eighth time in the last decade.  But tough competition, injuries and streaky offense aren’t the only ghosts to follow the Blue Demons to Win...

Wintrust Arena: half empty or half full?

Graphic by Victoria Williamson

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

January 8, 2018

Among the numerous story lines surrounding DePaul’s debut season at Wintrust Arena, the most critical — and perhaps the most concerning — is attendance. DePaul’s decade-long spiral out of NCAA relevance brought along dwindling attendance figures at home games, often welcoming more opposing f...

Wintrust to host some NBA All-Star events

Wintrust to host some NBA All-Star events

Paul Steeno

November 13, 2017

Wintrust Arena will host the Celebrity and Rising Stars games when Chicago hosts NBA All-Star weekend in 2020 Chicago Sports Commission Executive Director Kara Bachman announced at a press conference at the United Center on Friday afternoon. Read More »...

DePaul alumni Chicago rocks Wintrust

Chicago performing at the new Wintrust Arena on Nov. 9. Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter Parazaider of Chicago formed in the 1960's on the Lincoln Park 
(Konrad Markowski/The DePaulia)

Sabrina Miresse

November 13, 2017

Only a few weeks after Bob Dylan hit the Wintrust Arena stage, the band Chicago gave the crowd a performance including all their best hits. The American rock band performed at the new Wintrust Arena Thursday Nov. 9 as apart of a DePaul University benefit concert. Read More »...

Concessions at DePaul’s New Wintrust Arena

Concessions at DePaul's New Wintrust Arena

Andrew Hattersley

November 10, 2017

After 36 years at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, the Blue Demons finally opened up their new arena in the South Loop just next to McCormick Place on Cermak Avenue. The arena has already held some events including a Bob Dylan and Chicago concert, exhibition games against IU Northwest a week prior to...

Wintrust to host women’s Big East Tournament 2018-2020

Credit: DePaul Athletics

Garret Neal

October 23, 2017

Wintrust Arena added to the list of events it is hosting when it was announced last Tuesday that the women’s Big East tournament for the next three seasons would be held there. Since the conferences realignment, the event has been hosted at Allstate Arena in 2014 and 2015, McGrath-Phillips Arena in 2016...

Bob Dylan set to play first concert at Wintrust Arena

Credit: DePaul Athletics

Paul Steeno

September 12, 2017

Basketball isn’t the only entertainment going down this fall at DePaul hoop’s new home arena. Legendary musician Bob Dylan announced his 2017 fall U.S. tour schedule on his website this morning, and an Oct. 27 appearance at Wintrust Arena by McCormick Place is one of his many stops. The Chicag...

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