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Emma: DePaul Goes Wrong Direction With Dave Leitao Hire

The Blue Demons bringing back the head coach who left them 10 years ago marked a change that’s no different.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

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The Big East Is Alive And Well While Former Programs…Not So Much

When the conference fell apart two years ago, the strength of the Big East conference was in serious doubt. Two years later, the conference has six representatives in the NCAA Tournament.

03/20/2015

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Emma: DePaul Job Could Attract Prime Candidates

Check out the list of potential candidates for DePaul.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2015

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Oliver Purnell Resigns As DePaul’s Head Coach

DePaul will hire a new coach after Purnell’s five seasons.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2015

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Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final Forlorn

The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

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DePaul’s Billy Garrett Jr. Named Big East Rookie Of The Year

Garrett led the conference’s freshmen in scoring and assists.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2014

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Two DePaul Freshmen Named To Big East All-Rookie Team

DePaul freshmen Billy Garrett Jr. and Tommy Hamilton IV were both named to the Big East’s All-Rookie Team after a vote by the league’s head coaches.

03/09/2014

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Emma: DePaul Moving Forward Into Uncertain Future

Soon, DePaul will have some key questions to answer about its basketball program.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

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Cleveland Melvin No Longer Enrolled At DePaul

DePaul’s leading scorer has left the program.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

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Baffoe: Where Is The Way To Wisdom In DePaul’s New Basketball Arena?

For the sake of a staggering basketball program and lining some already stuffed pockets, the end game is many people—kids mostly—not being shown the way to wisdom.

670 The Score–07/10/2013

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Old Big East To Become ‘American Athletic Conference’

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

04/04/2013

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Bernstein: Upsets Not What They Used To Be

Despite the popularity of the clichéd, post-victory cry, nobody really “shocks the world.”

CBS Chicago–03/24/2013

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Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College Basketball

It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.

03/18/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast Blues

Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.

03/18/2013

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Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

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Seton Hall Defeats South Florida In OT In Opening Round Of Big East Tournament

The Seton Hall Pirates (15-17) waited until the final minute of regulation to make it interesting, but the team from South Orange rallied in overtime to a 46-42 victory over the South Florida Bulls (12-19).

03/13/2013

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Notre Dame To Join ACC Next Season

Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference.

03/13/2013

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Notre Dame To Join ACC Next Season

Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2013

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DePaul Set To Play In New League As Big East, Catholic 7 Officially Split

The Big East and the so-called “Catholic 7”, which includes DePaul, officially announced their much-anticipated split Friday, which will become effective July 1.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2013

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