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Dave Leitao insists he's right coach to turn around DePaul

CHICAGO (AP) Coach Dave Leitao understands the perception that by dipping into its past DePaul is not moving forward. That doesn't mean he agrees with it. Leitao made that clear Monday when he was introduced as DePaul's coach for the second time. He is charged with a big task as he tries to revitalize a struggling program and get it back at least to the level when he led the Blue...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Big East Goes Back to the Future

A pair of Big East programs that were national powers in the 1980s announced their new coaches on Sunday, though both left people scratching their heads for different reasons. St. John’s is turning to the most prominent name in program history, while DePaul will turn to… a name in program history. Chris Mullin, a long-time flattop aficionado and member of the last St. John...
Via Rumors and Rants
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DePaul brings Dave Leitao back for second stint as head coach

  Dave Leitao, who coached DePaul from 2002-05, has been brought back to lead the men's basketball program. Leitao, who led the Blue Demons to three postseason appearances in his first stint, left DePaul to take over at Virginia. He was there for four years and was Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year in his second season. He was an assistant to Frank Haith the past three...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DePaul brings Dave Leitao back as coach

CHICAGO (AP) Dave Leitao, who coached DePaul from 2002-05, has been brought back to lead the men's basketball program. Leitao, who led the Blue Demons to three postseason appearances in his first stint, left DePaul to take over at Virginia. He was there for four years and was Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year in his second season. He was an assistant to Frank Haith the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leitao to coach DePaul after 10 years away

DePaul and Dave Leitao's representatives agreed to a deal on Sunday to have the Tulsa assistant return as the Blue Demons' head coach after a 10-year absence.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dave Leitao to return to DePaul as head coach

DePaul is set to hire Dave Leitao as its next head coach, per ESPN’s Andy Katz. This will be Leitao’s second stint at DePaul. He coached the Blue Demons for three years from 2002 to 2005, when the team was still in Conference USA, and made the postseason each year (1 NCAA, 2 NITs). Leitao had a 58-34 record before leaving for Virginia, where he was fired after barely being...
Via The Catch and Shoot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Forget “Clemsoning”: It is “Depauling” That The Blue Demons Do Not Want to be Taken Seriously

Many Big East Conference fans have grown accustomed to the new version of the old league. I mean, not everything in it has changed. So the adjustment to it seems to have been rather smooth. Jay Wright is still the sharpest dressed man, the conference tournament continues to be played at Madison Square Garden, and the DePaul Blue Demons are the mainstays as the cellar-dwellers of...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Forget “Clemsoning”: It is “Depauling” That The Blue Demons Do Not Want to be Taken Seriously

Many Big East Conference fans have grown accustomed to the new version of the old league. I mean, not everything in it has changed. So the adjustment to it seems to have been rather smooth. Jay Wright is still the sharpest dressed man, the conference tournament continues to be played at Madison Square Garden, and the DePaul Blue Demons are the mainstays as the cellar-dwellers of...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bobby Hurley the front-runner for DePaul job

By Larry BrownBobby Hurley has only been a college basketball head coach for two seasons, but that may be enough to convince a big program to hire him.According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Hurley is the front-runner for the DePaul job.DePaul is looking for a new head coach after firing Oliver Purnell two weeks ago after he failed to win more than 12 games in any of his five seasons...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mabrey scores 19, Notre Dame ousts DePaul with 79-67 win

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Michaela Mabrey scored 19 points, hitting five 3-pointers, Taya Reimer and Brianna Turner added 14 points each as top-seeded Notre Dame beat No. 9 seed DePaul 79-67 Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Fighting Irish had a 51-32 rebounding edge, with Turner pulling down 11 rebounds and Reimer had 10, and Notre Dame (33-2) held DePaul...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul looks to upset Notre Dame after near-miss

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Ninth-seeded DePaul is looking forward to a second shot at top-seeded Notre Dame. The Blue Demons (27-7) nearly upset the Fighting Irish (32-2) in December, squandering a six-point lead with less than three minutes left before losing 94-93 in overtime. The Blue Demons were 12 of 29 from the free-throw line, but coach Doug Bruno says the biggest problem was...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Podkowa leads DePaul to 79-72 comeback win over Minnesota

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Megan Podkowa scored 23 points and No. 9 seed DePaul used a 22-4 second half run to come from behind and beat eighth-seeded Minnesota 79-72 in the first round of NCAA Tournament on Friday. The Blue Demons (27-7) missed 20 of their first 22 3-pointers, but DePaul's dormant perimeter game suddenly came to life five minutes into the second half when Podkowa hit...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul-Minnesota Preview

(AP) - Minnesota believes its best player will be helping in the NCAA tournament against DePaul on Friday even though she won't be on the floor. Rachel Banham, the Big Ten preseason player of the year, tore the ACL in her right knee against North Dakota in December, a devastating loss that could have sent the Gophers' season into a tailspin. Instead, it became a rallying point as...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota uses injured guard Banham for NCAA inspiration

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Minnesota has been using injured guard Rachel Banham since she went down with a knee injury in December and plan to continue it against DePaul in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Marlene Stollings says the eighth-seeded Gophers (23-9) will be wearing ''Buckets for Banham'' T-shirts before the game after since she was injured. Stollings called losing Banham one of...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Unable to get DePaul back among elite, Purnell resigns after fifth year

  DePaul hired Oliver Purnell hoping he could lead a once proud program back to prominence. It didn't happen. Purnell resigned Saturday after leading the Blue Demons to a 54-105 record and a 15-75 mark in Big East play. ''We made progress here and improved with the talent and character of our student-athletes,'' he said in a statement. The program that rose to prominence under Hall...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

End of an Error: With Oliver Purnell Gone What’s Next for DePaul?

The Oliver Purnell era is over at DePaul. This comes to the surprise to no one with a fully functioning brain. Purnell’s Blue Demons have been cellar-dwellers in most of his years with the program, with the only exception being this season, when the team was in first place of the Big East Conference — for a full four days. That’s history, though. There are no sane reasons...
Via The Student Section
15 days ago  |  Discuss

End of an Error: With Oliver Purnell Gone What’s Next for DePaul?

The Oliver Purnell era is over at DePaul. This comes to the surprise to no one with a fully functioning brain. Purnell’s Blue Demons have been cellar-dwellers in most of his years with the program, with the only exception being this season, when the team was in first place of the Big East Conference — for a full four days. That’s history, though. There are no sane reasons...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oliver Purnell resigns as DePaul's basketball coach

CHICAGO (AP) DePaul coach Oliver Purnell has resigned after five seasons. The school announced Saturday that he is stepping aside after leading the Blue Demons to a 54-105 record. DePaul hired Purnell hoping he could revitalize a once-proud program, but a turnaround never happened. The Blue Demons lost at least 20 games in four of his five years, including a 12-20 mark this season...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell resigns after five seasons

Oliver Purnell has resigned as DePaul head coach, the school announced Saturday. Purnell, who coached the Blue Demons for five seasons, posted a 12-20 record, including a 6-12 mark in the Big East. Photo: DePaul Athletics Purnell finishes his tenure at DePaul with a 54-105 overall record. “It is my best interest and my family’s best interest to resign as head coach of the...
Via The Catch and Shoot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul tops No. 24 Seton Hall for Big East women's tourney title

  DePaul is one of the nation's highest scoring teams. However, its defense took over Tuesday night. The Blue Demons held No. 24 Seton Hall to 42-percent shooting in a 78-68 victory over the top-seeded Pirates for DePaul's second consecutive Big East tournament title and automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. ''They defended better than I've seen them play in all the games I've watched...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul women beat No. 24 Seton Hall for Big East title

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Megan Podkowa scored 19 points and DePaul beat No. 24 Seton Hall 78-68 on Tuesday night for its second consecutive Big East tournament title and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Chanise Jenkins added 16 points and Centrese McGee had a season-high 14 points for the second-seeded Blue Demons (26-7), who lost twice to the Pirates during the regular season....
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: Big win for the Jays

Creighton faced off against the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday night. After a big game from James Milliken, the Bluejays came out on top, winning by 13 points. What does this win mean for Creighton as they try to finish off the end of a very disappointing season? Let’s see. Confidence With this win, the Bluejays are no longer last in the Big East. Marquette has taken over as the...
Via isportsweb.com
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul Bench Does Field Goal Kick Celebration

Georgetown may have won the game Saturday night against the DePaul, but the Blue Demons may have had the best ‘play’ of the night… from the bench. DePaul forward Forrest Robinson caught fire scoring 11 straight points for the Blue Demons in the second half, including three three pointers. After his third three the DePaul bench, who is known for its celebrations, ran an imaginary...
Via KCM Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon State Is The DePaul Of The West… Only Better

This is becoming a special college basketball season for a number of programs that, in recent years, have known nothing other than misery. Teams that have slogged through hopeless seasons over the past half-decade are finally beginning to dig out of a cave and rediscover what it means to live in the light. Two of the foremost examples of programs that have, at long last, managed...
Via The Student Section
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon State Is The DePaul Of The West… Only Better

This is becoming a special college basketball season for a number of programs that, in recent years, have known nothing other than misery. Teams that have slogged through hopeless seasons over the past half-decade are finally beginning to dig out of a cave and rediscover what it means to live in the light. Two of the foremost examples of programs that have, at long last, managed...
Via Bloguin Best
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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