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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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Jan. 19

1. Illinois (12-7, 2-4 Big Ten). Last week: 1 Illinois’ NCAA Tournament hopes are thinning after Sunday’s home loss to Indiana. The Illini did eke out a road win against Northwestern earlier in the week, which kept them from falling too far in the Big Ten standings. Photo: DePaul Athletics 2. DePaul (10-9, 4-2 Big East). Last week: 4 DePaul would amazingly be No. 1 in these...
Via The Catch and Shoot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul Rallies to Beat St. John’s 71-67

Rosemont, IL — It was the tale of two halves for the DePaul Blue Demons. Billy Garrett Jr. led all scorers with 20 points. as DePaul ended their two-game skid in Big East competition, rallying to beat the St. John’s Red Storm 71-67 in overtime. The Red Storm opened up the game with a 5-0 […] The post DePaul Rallies to Beat St. John’s 71-67 appeared first on The Outside Analysis.
Via Outside Analysis
8 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: DePaul’s Bench Is Pretty Pumped About A Big Three-Pointer By Myke Henry

The DePaul Blue Demons are just 9-9 this season, but don’t accuse them of not having fun. The team’s bench has been making waves with some great celebrations after big shots over the last few games, and today’s close game with St. John’s is no exception. After guard Myke Henry hit a big three to tie the game at 45, the bench decided to ride the train. DePaul is hanging in...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul women's coach Doug Bruno gets contract extension to 2020

  DePaul has extended women's basketball coach Doug Bruno's contract through the 2019-20 season. The school announced the one-year extension on Wednesday. Bruno has coached at the school for 29 years and won 572 games at his alma mater. The Blue Demons have reached the NCAA tournament each of the past 12 seasons. Last year, they won the Big East regular season and conference tournament...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul gives women's hoops coach Bruno extension to 2020

CHICAGO (AP) DePaul has extended women's basketball coach Doug Bruno's contract through the 2019-20 season. The school announced the one-year extension on Wednesday. Bruno has coached at the school for 29 years and won 572 games at his alma mater. The Blue Demons have reached the NCAA tournament each of the past 12 seasons. Last year, they won the Big East regular season and conference...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn’s Breanna Stewart Back To Being Herself

UConn F Breanna Stewart (30) fights for position against DePaul G Brittany Hyrnko (12) as she awaits a pass from Moriah Jefferson (4) in the second half at Webster Bank Arena. The past four games or so, UConn Huskies women’s basketball All-American Breanna Stewart hadn’t quite been herself. Sure the team was winning, but Stewart wasn’t being Stewart. The one that was aggressive...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Doug Bruno Says UConn Women Are “Best Team in Country”

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno argues a call in the first half during the game with UConn at Webster Bank Arena. After his team was beat 98-64 by the UConn Huskies, DePaul Blue Demons women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno said that the Huskies are the best team in the country and the national championship runs through Storrs, CT. Watch and/or listen below as Bruno talks about...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Women Shake Off Early Rust To Rout DePaul, 98-64

UConn F Breanna Stewart (30) puts up a jumper against the DePaul Blue Demons in the first half at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT on December 19, 2014. Judging by the score at the first television timeout, you wouldn’t have thought that Friday night’s game between the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team and the DePaul Blue Demons would have been a blowout. The Huskies...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 19, 2014  |  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
October 15, 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 The Saint Louis native will attend St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy this season. Doby, ranked the fifth-best recruit in Missouri by, is the fifth recruit in four years under Oliver Purnell...
Via The Catch and Shoot
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 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 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,'' said Harper, a 2012 state...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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