The battle of Chicago? The Northwestern Wildcats and DePaul Blue Demons Men’s Basketball teams will begin that battle in 2015 according to the official Northwestern website. According to NUSports.com, both schools have agreed to begin a five-year series which will begin in the 2015-16 season. Last season, DePaul’s Billy Garrett Jr’s game winner gave the Blue […]
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 ...
No college program likes a decommitment, and they especially dislike them in the spring of a prospect's senior year. Guard Jon Davis signed with DePaul last fall but recently asked for his release and will re-classify to the 2015 class.
With the stench from perhaps DePaul’s worst loss of the season last week against Butler fresh on their minds, the Blue Demons would not let apathy set in during their Big East first-round game against Georgetown at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
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...
Billy Garrett Jr., by all guesses the nation’s only college basketball player with sickle cell disease, can recount in detail each painful crisis triggered by his condition.
There was the dehydration during a summer camp in a broiling gym that left him in need of a blood transfusion. There was a less serious episode during his freshman year at Morgan Park High School, after his...
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...
Providence College snapped a damaging three game losing streak with an 84-61 rout over the DePaul Blue Demons on a snowy Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Friars improve to 17-9 overall and 7-6 in the Big East.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence head coach Ed Cooley admits the preparation leading up to Saturday's game against DePaul centered more on his own team rather than what the Blue Demons were capable of doing.
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,...
DePaul's leading scorer, Cleveland Melvin, hasn't played since scoring 25 points in a loss to Xavier on January 25.
On Monday night, the school announced that Melvin was no longer enrolled at the school and was not a member of the basketball team anymore.
The college career for Melvin, a 6-foot-8 senior from Baltimore, is over.
When focused, Melvin was one of the most...
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...
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...
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February 10, 2014
CHICAGO – DePaul senior forward Cleveland Melvin is no longer enrolled at DePaul University, and therefore no longer part of the DePaul basketball program, the school announced this afternoon. Melvin was suspended for a violation of team rules on January 25th.
With NCAA aspirations becoming more realistic by the day the Providence Friars arrived to Chicago for a must-win Saturday matchup against the DePaul Blue Demons. The Friars started the game strong but as fatigue took hold and DePaul narrowed the gap it looked like a two-game road trip could yield two losses. The Friars held on to keep their tournament hopes alive, defeating the Blue Demons 77-72.
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...
With its 77-75 victory Tuesday over St. John’s, DePaul earned its first Big East win streak since 2008. As coach Oliver Purnell said, it’s not exactly a milestone, but there are some reasons for optimism the Blue Demons could use to carry forward the rest of the season.
Here were some keys to their victory:
1. Billy Garrett Jr. played an efficient, effective game. His stat...
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...
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The Blue Demons travel to Milwaukee to face the Golden Eagles of Marquette in a Big East battle on Saturday. We preview the game in this report.
It what could be best described as an offensively challenged game between DePaul and Northwestern it took a buzzer beater by the Blue Demons Billy Garrett, Jr. to decide the outcome.Garrett, Jr's shot game DePaul a 57-56 win over Northwestern.Here's a better angle plus the entire game highlights from Big Ten Network.(Garrett Jr's buzzer beater occurs at 2:54.Thanks Northwestern...
The Blue Demons hadn’t won a game in Evanston since 1995. That drought ended tonight as DePaul freshman Billy Garrett, Jr. laid one in as the final buzzer sounded to give the Blue Demons a 57-56 victory at Welsh-Ryan Arena tonight.
Cleveland Melvin scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead DePaul to a 78-58 win Wednesday night over Houston Baptist on the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary coach Ray Meyer.
Tommy Hamilton IV added 14 and Brandon Young had 11 for DePaul (7-4), which has won three straight and four of five.
Melvin had his third double-double of the season and second...
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December 18, 2013
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...
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December 13, 2013
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,''...
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December 12, 2013