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No. 18 DePaul puts away New Mexico 97-59

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...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 DePaul beats Texas-Pan American 93-70

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...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 10 Men’s Soccer Wins 2-1 at DePaul

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.

DePaul unanimous pick for Big East women's title

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 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

Illini football approaching DePaul basketball in lack of visibility

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...
Via The Sports Bank
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul’s Charles McKinney Dismissed For Team Violation

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...
Via Sports Mockery
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down DePaul’s 2014-15 schedule

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. Photo: Chicago Tribune 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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
September 09, 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 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...
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

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,''...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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