Big East

Ben Hansbrough

Thompson: ND Eyeing Deep Tourney Run

No. 7 Notre Dame had another impressive win on Monday, lambasting nineteenth-ranked Villanova 93-72 in South Bend. With a 24-5 record, this is the best Fighting Irish team in years. So how far can this team go in the tournament?

670 The Score–03/02/2011

Mike Brey

Brey: Big East Could Have Double Digits In March Madness

The greatest two days in sports are quickly approaching. And over the course of the first two days of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, fans could be seeing a lot of the Big East.

670 The Score–02/21/2011

DePaul Blue Demons

Harris: Big East Losing Streak Is Over For DePaul

The losing streak is over. Oliver Purnell and his DePaul Blue Demons beat the Providence Friars Thursday night.

670 The Score–02/18/2011

Oliver Purnell

Harris: Purnell Stays Patient As His Team Continues To Struggle

It is tough to stay patient with a young team who hasn’t won a conference game this season, but patient is what coach Oliver Purnell continues to be with his struggling DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team.

670 The Score–02/16/2011

Oliver Purnell

Purnell: ‘I Don’t Believe In Moral Victories’

The DePaul Blue Demons are having another disappointing season. They’re 6-17 overall and an even worse 0-11 in the Big East.

670 The Score–02/11/2011

Oliver Purnell

Notre Dame Presents Big Opportunity For DePaul

When Oliver Purnell took over the job as head coach of the DePaul Blue Demons he knew that he would have his work cut out for him. And he knew the Big Est Conference wouldn’t make things any easier.

670 The Score–02/02/2011

Cleveland Melvin

Harris: Something Positive From DePaul’s Big East Losing Streak

Their Big East losing streak is at 21 games, so there’s no logical reason to think the DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team will beat the 9th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish tomorrow night.

670 The Score–02/01/2011

Cleveland Melvin

Harris: DePaul’s Young Guns Look To End The Streak

The DePaul Blue Demons have not won a Big East game in sixteen consecutive tries, but this new look, young team aims to change that around.

670 The Score–01/11/2011

Cleveland Melvin

DePaul’s Melvin Named Big East Rookie Of The Week

Oliver Purnell was known as a good recruiter before he stepped on to the campus of DePaul University. And already in his first season, Purnell has started to see some production from his young players.

670 The Score–01/03/2011

Jeremiah Kelly

DePaul Picked To Finish Last In Preseason Poll

The DePaul Blue Demons start their season on November 14th against Chicago State. When they do, they’ll do so with low expectations from coaches around the Big East. The Blue Demons were picked to finish […]


DePaul Releases Pitchford From Letter Of Intent

CHICAGO (AP) DePaul has released recruit Walter Pitchford from his national letter of intent after initially denying his request. New coach Oliver Purnell says “there were external circumstances” when DePaul turned down the request, and […]

670 The Score–07/12/2010