DePaul Blue Demons
DePaul’s new arena at McCormick Place is schedule to open in late 2017.
The Blue Demons bringing back the head coach who left them 10 years ago marked a change that’s no different.
DePaul settled in rehiring Dave Leitao as coach.
Leitao coached at DePaul from 2002-’05.
Currently the Valpo coach, Drew would have interest, a source says.
Check out the list of potential candidates for DePaul.
“They could become as good as any school in the country in any conference,” Phelps says.
DePaul will hire a new coach after Purnell’s five seasons.
Tommy Hamilton led the Blue Demons with 22 points.
Askia Booker scored 27 points to lead the Buffaloes.
Oregon State guard Malcolm Duvivier said the Beavers have had a major shift this season under new coach Wayne Tinkle. “We’re being a nightmare for (opponents) on defense. I just think our mindset has changed,” Duvivier said.
A group of DePaul students held a protest over what they feel are severe shortcomings by their school’s athletic department when it comes to handling cases of sexual violence.
There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Illinois products.
James Bell had 17 points and eight rebounds, Ryan Arcidiacono scored 14 points, and No. 6 Villanova won its fifth straight game, 88-62 over DePaul on Saturday.
Remarkably, for the third year in a row, the Windy City is home to the No. 1 high school basketball player in America, with rising Whitney Young senior Jahlil Okafor following in the large footsteps of prior Public League phenoms Jabari Parker (2013) and Anthony Davis (2012).
In any case, however, the question of who ultimately foots the bill isn’t the one I’m interested in delving into today. Rather, it’s this: Is DePaul’s new arena actually a good thing for its students?
City Hall has unveiled plans to build a new arena for DePaul basketball at McCormick Place, as part of larger plans to upgrade the convention center and redesign much of Navy Pier.
So, Mayor Rahm Emanuel reportedly has a $300 million plan to build new basketball arena at McCormick Place and bring the DePaul Blue Demons back into the city after more than 30 years in Rosemont.
After another disappointing season that included just two Big East wins, four DePaul players have received permission to seek a transfer to a different school.
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.