CHICAGO (AP) Billy Garrett Jr. scored 15 points to lead five DePaul players in double figures and the Blue Demons beat Drake 80-62 on Tuesday night.
Myke Henry added 13 points, Jamee Crockett 12, Forrest Robinson 11 and Durrell McDonald 10 for DePaul, off to its first 2-0 start since 2011-12. The Blue Demons had a good night shooting, making 27 of 49 field-goal attempts (55.1 percent...
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CHICAGO (AP) Brittany Hrynko scored 19 points and Megan Rogowski had 17 as No. 18 DePaul put away New Mexico 97-59 Sunday in the final game of the Blue Demons' season-opening tournament, the Maggie Dixon Classic.
Jessica January finished with 15 points and Megan Podkowa added 13, giving DePaul four starters in double figures. Chanise Jenkins had six points and dished out six assists...
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CHICAGO (AP) No. 18 DePaul bounced back from a loss to No. 5 Texas A&M Friday to knock off Texas-Pan American 93-70 Saturday in the second round of the Blue Devils' season-opening tournament, the Maggie Dixon Classic.
Megan Podkowa scored 20 points to lead DePaul after going scoreless Friday.
The Blue Demons sought payback against Texas A&M, which knocked them out of...
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CHICAGO (AP) Tommy Hamilton IV scored 17 points to lead DePaul to a 72-71 win over Illinois-Chicago in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Leading 46-30 at the break, DePaul had to hold off a surging UIC team in the second half to secure the win.
Hamilton, who was 7 of 11 from the field, got help from Billy Garrett Jr., who had 12 points, and Myke Henry and Forrest Robinson...
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With a year under their belts, sophomores Billy Garrett Jr. and Tommy Hamilton IV blossom into one of the Big East’s best inside-outside duos. The Blue Demons avoid bad losses in non-conference with these two leading the way and enter the Big East with a 10-3 record.
Junior forward Rashaun Stimage returns from a foot injury in time...
CHICAGO (AP) No matter how much DePaul struggled in recent years, basketball coach Oliver Purnell can envision the Blue Demons winning the Big East.
In fact, he sees it happening this season.
''No one expects us to do much of anything in the Big East except for the people in this room,'' Purnell said. ''With the new group we've got ... we feel like we...
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The No. 10 Creighton men's soccer gave up an early goal to DePaul but came back to defeat the Blue Demons 2-1 at Wish Field in Chicago on Saturday afternoon.
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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...
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...
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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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 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
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...
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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