DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS NEWS

Rashaun Stimage to miss two months with broken foot

Photo: DePaul Athletics DePaul newcomer Rashuan Stimage is out 8 to 10 weeks after fracturing his left foot in Saturday’s Blue-White Scrimmage, according to a tweet from Matthew Paras of The DePaulia. Stimage will undergo surgery Wednesday. Stimage, a 6-foot-8 forward who transferred from junior college, was expected to make an immediate impact for the Blue Demons. He averaged...
Via The Catch and Shoot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul picked last in Big East Coaches Poll

Photo: Rob Grabowski | USA Today Sports The Big East released its preseason coaches’ poll this week, and DePaul was tabbed to finish last in the 10-team conference. The Blue Demons lost their top two scorers from last season, Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young. But they return a pair of promising sophomores in point guard Billy Garrett Jr. and forward Tommy Hamilton IV. (Don...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul unanimous pick for Big East women's title

NEW YORK (AP) DePaul is the unanimous choice by the coaches to win the Big East championship. The Blue Demons have four starters returning from a team that won the conference's regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the Sweet 16. St. John's is second in the poll announced Wednesday, receiving the other first-place vote since coaches can't pick their own...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul’s New Basketball Arena Is Coming

We have heard it for almost 2 years: The new arena for DePaul is coming. But nothing has happened. It’s been all talk and no action on breaking ground. That is, until today. DePaul officials said today that the arena will be on track for breaking ground this winter. This is the first time anyone has heard of a set time for starting the construction. Having this winter set for...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Illini football approaching DePaul basketball in lack of visibility

Don’t let the 3-1 record fool you. A win over two mid-majors (one that’s only been in FBS for three years) and a lowly FCS team doesn’t resolve anything. Last year’s Illini football team went 3-1 in the non-conference, in a much more impressive manner than this year, and yet still ended up a train wreck in league play. Looking at the 2014 Illini football winning percentage...
Via The Sports Bank
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Illini football on par with DePaul basketball in visibility

Don’t let the 3-1 record fool you. A win over two mid-majors and a FCS team doesn’t resolve anything. Last year’s Illini football team went 3-1 in the non-conference, in a much less impressive manner, and still ended up being a train wreck in league play. Looking at the 2014 Illini football winning percentage of .750 makes one see just the trees; not the forest. Continuing...
Via The Sports Bank
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul’s Charles McKinney Dismissed For Team Violation

DePaul Blue Demons senior guard Charles McKinney has been dismissed from the basketball program Wednesday. It’s possible that the senior guard could have started alongside the Blue Demons’ best player, Billy Garrett Jr. No word on what the violation was, but McKinney is out regardless. Charles McKinney has been dismissed from the #DePaul men's basketball team for a violation...
Via Sports Mockery
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down DePaul’s 2014-15 schedule

With Tuesday’s release of the Big East schedule, DePaul’s slate for the 2014-15 season is now complete. Once again, things are not looking good for the Blue Demons, with another expected finish at the bottom of the conference. Photo: Chicago Tribune DePaul eases its way into the 2014-15 season with its season opener at home against UIC. The Flames are coming off a 6-25. The...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Demons Being Exorcised? A New Era for DePaul

For those who forgot, there’s a Division I college hoops program with a strong history that still plays on the north side. It’s been seven years since DePaul men’s basketball has had any semblance of success, but in the words of the great Sam Cooke, a change is gonna come. And it won’t be the $173 million arena that deserves credit. The main reasons are a Morgan Park kid...
Via Sports Mockery
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul loses 3-star recruit Raymond Doby

DePaul’s 2014-15 roster took a hit Wednesday with three-star recruit Raymond Doby choosing to reclassify and instead enroll in prep school, initially reported by Scout.com. The Saint Louis native will attend St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy this season. Doby, ranked the fifth-best recruit in Missouri by ESPN.com, is the fifth recruit in four years under Oliver Purnell...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: JUCO PG Aaron Simpson to DePaul

Just a day after news broke that the DePaul Blue Demons lost an incoming combo guard recruit in Jon Davis, DePaul landed his replacement in junior college guard Aaron Simpson. Simpson, a native of North Chicago, pledged to Detroit just over a week ago, but has apparently switched to DePaul. Simpson was originally headed to Illinois State out ...
Via Hoopniks
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

By retaining Oliver Purnell, DePaul admits diminished expectations

Oliver Purnell has won everywhere he’s been; except for DePaul. It’s very mysterious why that is, but after four seasons in Lincoln Park, Purnell has shown zero progress. Regress is the only movement DePaul basketball has seen under the Coach hired away from Clemson. It’s hard to understand why there is so little local media chatter right now about Oliver Purnell not being...
Via The Sports Bank
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s NCAA Tournament Bubble profile and analysis

When St. John’s fell at DePaul on January 14th, it was the turning point for both teams. With the victory, the Blue Demons became 2-3 in the Big East and looked to be flirting with mediocrity. They have just one victory since and instead reverted back to what they’ve always been under Oliver Purnell- the laughingstock of the league. Think Illini football in the Tim Beckman era...
Via The Sports Bank
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Your DePaul, Cleveland Melvin News Update

DePaul Senior Cleveland Melvin went out in the worst possible way. He was the Big East rookie of the year as a freshman, and had a decent shot of finishing up second to Mark Acguirre as DPU’s second leading scorer. Instead he’s kicked out of school and off the team? Maybe he left by his own accord? We still don’t know. DePaul’s communications about Cleveland Melvin were,...
Via The Sports Bank
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul kicks best player, Cleveland Melvin, off the team

DePaul Senior Cleveland Melvin went out in the worst possible way. He was kicked out of school and off the team. It’s a very disappointing end for the 2010-11 Big East Rookie of the Year on Tuesday. We still don’t know what Cleveland Melvin did to get booted. We heard a lot of rumors and gossip, but nothing concrete. We’re working on finding out what the straw was that broke...
Via The Sports Bank
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul says Melvin no longer enrolled

DePaul star forward Cleveland Melvin is no longer enrolled in school or part of the basketball program. The school announced the split with the senior on Monday after suspending him last month for violating team rules. Melvin ranks among the Blue Demons' career leaders in scoring, scoring average, rebounding, field goals, blocked shots and free throws. He was the 2011 Big East...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Should DePaul Cut Ties With Oliver Purnell?

The DePaul Blue Demons have an overall record of 10-11 and are 2-6 in Big East play. The slight improvement fans saw, after wins against Butler and St. John’s, has diminished. Has head coach Oliver Purnell’s opportunity at DePaul slammed shut? The former Clemson coach has had some positives while with the Blue Demons. Recruiting Billy Garrett Jr. might have been because his father...
Via The Sports Bank
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul basketball might be .500 in conference this year

Don’t look now but DePaul basketball (10-8, 2-3) could be .500 in conference play this college basketball season. They won back to back Big East conference games for the first time since 2008 tonight. The Blue Demons beat Steve Lavin and St. John’s (9-7, 0-4) at All State Arena. This DePaul basketball team has been in every conference game they’ve played this year. Doug McDermott...
Via The Sports Bank
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Demons at Golden Eagles: 1/4/14

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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul women give up 11-point 1st-half lead

DePaul was aggressive and opportunistic for the first 19 minutes against No. 5 Kentucky. However, an early 11-point lead slipped away as the visiting Wildcats forced a halftime tie and then took command in the second half on the way to beating the Blue Demons 96-85 Thursday night. Brittany Hrynkko scored 20 points, Megan Rogowski had 19, and Megan Podkowa and Jasmine Penny added...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Harper, Evans get No. 5 Kentucky women past DePaul

Despite the distractions of her first visit back home, Kentucky freshman Linnae Harper still managed to be all business on Thursday. The Wildcats' reserve guard, a former Chicago high school star, scored 18 points to lead No. 5 Kentucky to a 96-85 victory over DePaul. ''I was very nervous, I hadn't been home in a few months and I was excited to be here,''...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

No.25 DePaul losses to Northwestern 82-79

Lauren Douglas scored 26 points and Nia Coffey added 20 points and 10 rebounds and Northwestern upset No. 25 DePaul 82-79 on Sunday. Northwestern (6-1) started the game with a 16-2 run at the opening buzzer, but DePaul followed-up with an 18-0 run and tied the score at 22. The Blue Demons led 36-30 at the break. Northwestern caught DePaul (3-2) at four minutes into the second half...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 25 DePaul women lose 92-76 to No. 5 Notre Dame

DePaul coach Doug Bruno wanted to play a more conservative style Tuesday night against No. 5 Notre Dame. It didn't quite work out. The 25th-ranked Blue Demons normally like to run, but Bruno didn't want to try playing at a fast pace against the Fighting Irish on their home court. DePaul declined to press and kept it close for a half before Notre Dame turned it on in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 5 Notre Dame women beat No. 25 DePaul 92-76

As Natalie Achonwa put it, Tuesday was a good knee day. In her second game back after knee surgery in late October, Achonwa had 17 points and eight rebounds to help No. 5 Notre Dame beat No. 25 DePaul 92-76 for its second victory over a ranked opponent this season. After scoring only four points in 14 minutes against Penn on Saturday, Achonwa felt much more comfortable this time...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Purnell’s direction at DePaul is clear: Up

Among the fraternity of college basketball coaches, reputations stick. A guy who can't win in the postseason is a guy who can't win in the postseason. A guy who can't recruit is a guy who can't recruit. A guy who develops NBA talent is a guy who develops NBA talent. And for DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell, who comes into down-on-their-luck basketball programs and...
Via Fox Sports
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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