In one day, the DePaul Blue Demons gained a big man transfer from the Big 10 and had another transfer out of the program. Learn more in this report.
After over three decades in suburban Rosemont, the DePaul men’s basketball team is at last set to return to playing their games in the city of Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans for a large-scale project near McCormick Place, one that includes construction of a 10,000-seat, multipurpose events center to be the new home for DePaul Blue Demons college basketball.
In addition to hosting the DePaul men’s and women’s basketball teams; and serving as a college basketball practice facility, the events center will host the...
A new home for the DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team within the Chicago city limits is within reach.
The DePaul Blue Demons picked up a pledge from 6′-10″, 280 pound center Thomas Hamilton, according to WeAreDePaul.com. Hamilton is a Chicago-native that played at IMG Academy (FL) this year after previously being at Whitney Young (IL) for his first three years of high school. Hamilton was ranked as the No. 21 center in the [...]
Former Kentucky assistant coach Rod Strickland has accepted an assistant coaching job at DePaul. Strickland was demoted from assistant coach, to an administrative role after receiving his 4th DUI in April of 2010. Strickland goes back to his alma-mater where he was a star in the mid to late 80′s for the Blue Demons. He was a First Team All-American, and helped guide DePaul to four...
DePaul has granted forward Moses Morgan and three other players permission to transfer.
The school said Tuesday that forward Montray Clemons, guard Jodan Price and center Derrell Robertson Jr. also have permission to contact other schools about transferring. They will remain at DePaul through the spring quarter.
Morgan averaged 5.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 29 games this past...
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April 09, 2013
The 2013-14 men’s basketball roster will look different from what DePaul fans saw this season as several players are seeking transfer from the Blue Demons program just as a few new faces are set to arrive this summer.
Toni Young scored 20 of her 25 points in the first half to help Oklahoma State beat DePaul 73-56 on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament's Norfolk Region.
Liz Donohoe added 14 points for the seventh-seeded Cowgirls (22-10), who blew nearly all of a 16-point lead before taking back control with a 13-0 run. Young also grabbed 13 rebounds.
Oklahoma State shot 46 percent...
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March 24, 2013
For nearly everyone on Oklahoma State, the NCAA tournament will be a new experience. Meanwhile, reaching the field of 64 is old hat for DePaul.
The Cowboys are hoping their two seniors can steady them Sunday when they face the Blue Demons in a first-round match at Durham, N.C.
Oklahoma State claimed a No. 7 seed as it makes its first trip to the tournament since 2010. Seniors Toni...
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March 23, 2013
Class of 2014 point guard Larry Austin recently visited DePaul University and sat down with Blue Demons coach Oliver Purnell. Hear what the rising star from Springfield has to say in this report.
Hopefully, this week in Madison Square Garden will say goodbye to the league in style, by winning a few consecutive games. The Blue Demons are part of the Catholic seven who are starting their own conference, and bringing the Big East name with them. Yes, seven Catholic schools gave up their conference for Lent.
DePaul will play Rutgers next in the final Big East as we know it tournament...
Anna Martin scored 24 points and Brittany Hrynko added 17 to help seventh-seeded DePaul beat Marquette 77-69 on Saturday in the second round of the Big East women's tournament.
The Blue Demons will face second-seeded Connecticut in the quarterfinals on Sunday night.
DePaul (21-10) trailed 40-36 early in the second half before going on a 17-4 run to take a 53-44 lead with just...
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March 09, 2013
On an episode of Mr. Belvidere, the character played by Bob Uecker once sang karaoke “My kind of town..Pittsburgh is” The rift on the popular Sinatra tune about Chicago is apt for #20 Pitt Panthers basketball as they own a winning record at DePaul. The Pitt Panthers shot 76% from the field, 83% on three pointers in the first half to build a big 46-35 lead after the first 20 minutes...
Last Big East regular season game. Forever. Considering Pitt doesn’t do much in the way of Chicagoland recruiting, there’s not going to be much of an interest in future scheduling with DePaul. After a brief glimmer of hope at not finishing in dead last in the Big East, they are right there for a 5th straight year.
Clemson just hasn’t been the same since Oliver Purnell left...
The Blue Demons host the 20th ranked Pitt Panthers for Senior Day at Allstate Arena on Saturday Afternoon.
The Blue Demons travel to Syracuse to face the 17th ranked Orange on Wednesday night.
Talk about getting put on a poster. DePaul's Worrel Clahar was the unlikely victim of a Chane Behanan dunk on Wednesday night.
Ozzie Guillen has never been shy about patting himself on the back. That was evident on Wednesday when he called himself the Jack Nicholson of DePaul basketball:
i am to the Depaul blue demon basketball what Jack Nicholson is to the Lakers
— Ozzie Guillen (@OzzieGuillen) February 28, 2013
Nothing says modesty quite like comparing yourself to a two-time Academy Award winner for...
The UConn Huskies took it to DePaul in the second half by shooting a remarkable 70.8% from the field in the half to hand the Blue Demons a 81-69 defeat at Allstate Arena on Saturday night.
At 5-10, Blue Demons senior guard Worrel Clahar is one of the smallest men on the basketball court, but in today’s 75-69 win over Rutgers, Clahar had the biggest heart on the floor at Allstate Arena.
The DePaul Blue Demons had a tough time getting to Storrs, CT on Sunday for their matchup with the UConn Huskies. They didn't get to Gampel Pavilion until just over an hour before tipoff.
And even though they're really good friends, DePaul coach Doug Bruno probably wishes his team just stayed back in Chicago.
The Huskies got out to a quick start and never looked back...
Stefanie Dolson scored 23 points to lead No. 3 Connecticut to a 91-44 romp over late-arriving DePaul, which ran into blizzard-related travel delays and reached the arena only 75 minutes before the opening tip.
About 30 inches of snow fell in the area Friday. The game drew 8,861 fans.
Dolson hit six of eight shots and went 10 of 11 from the foul line for UConn (22-1, 9-1 Big East...
DePaul coach Oliver Purnell is seeing improvement in his struggling team.
Unfortunately, it was not enough Saturday as the Blue Demons put up a good fight, before taking their eighth straight loss, 89-78 to No. 24 Marquette.
Purnell said he was proud of his players' effort as they stayed close to Marquette until late in the second half, but not the final score.
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February 09, 2013
Over the last year or so, there has been a lot of talk about the DePaul Men’s Basketball program getting a new arena closer to campus. Before we talk about a new DePaul basketball arena, let us travel back in time for moment…..
Since the program first began in the 1920′s, DePaul had always had a home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Their first home was the university...