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DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Emma: Purnell Embraces Daunting DePaul Job

“We feel like we have a culture shift,” Oliver Purnell says.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

DePaul Will Retain Purnell After Abysmal Season

The Blue Demons have earned at least a share of last place in the Big East for six straight years.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bernstein: College Basketball Around Here Sucks

College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

Cleveland Melvin. (Getty Images)

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

Moses Morgan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Four DePaul Players Receive Permission To Transfer

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.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2013

DePaul basketball could be returning to the city. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: DePaul Wants Hoops Back In City – But What About Campus?

So, big-time college basketball looks to finally be coming back to the Windy City.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

DePaul Blue Demons

Lamb Scores 18 And Connecticut Beats DePaul 80-54

Shabazz Napier and Alex Oriakhi each put up double-doubles and Connecticut, playing its fourth straight game without ailing coach Jim Calhoun, beat DePaul 80-54 on Wednesday night.

02/15/2012

Oliver Purnell

DePaul Announces Conference Home And Away Opponents

On Thursday, DePaul announced their home and away opponents for the 2011-12 Big East schedule.

670 The Score–06/30/2011

Cleveland Melvin

Blue Demons Set Dates For Trip To France

Over the summer, the DePaul men’s basketball team will head to France for a 10-day excursion titled “In the Footsteps of St. Vincent.” The trip will last from Aug. 11-21 with stops for the team and fans in Paris, Toulouse and Nice.

670 The Score–05/10/2011

DePaul Blue Demons

DePaul Signs Montray Clemons To National Letter Of Intent

The DePaul Blue Demons continue to add to their impressive recruiting class. On Wednesday, the school announced that Baltimore-native Montray Clemons has signed a National Letter of Intent.

670 The Score–04/20/2011

Shaka Smart

Shaka Smart Goes From Purnell’s Staff To Final Four

Shaka Smart is the hottest name among all college basketball coaches right now. He’s taken an 11th seed Virginia Commonwealth team to the Final Four. But not too long ago he was a part of Oliver Purnell’s staff.

670 The Score–03/29/2011

Oliver Purnell

Harris: DePaul Takes On An Impossible Task

The next seven days are the toughest of the year for the DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team.

03/03/2011

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

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

Tony Freeland

DePaul Gets First Loss Of New Year Against Georgetown

DePaul had a rough start Saturday entering the new year as they played Georgetown. After falling short in the first half, the Blue Demons pushed for a second half comeback but only gave the Hoyas a scare.

01/01/2011

Jeremiah Kelly

Blue Demons Defeat Florida Atlantic

The DePaul Blue Demons took a 14 point lead over the Florida Atlantic Owls during the first half and finished the game nine points ahead. This makes it the third straight victory for DePaul.

12/22/2010

IL: West Virginia v DePaul

Blue Demons Have Easy Season Opener

The DePaul Blue Demons defeated Chicago State for their season opener. This earned DePaul’s new coach Oliver Purnell his first win at DePaul also.

11/14/2010

Louisville v DePaul

Harris: DePaul’s Lack Of Experience A Factor Going Into Opener Sunday

by Adam Harris  Lincoln Park, IL – One of the most important questions going into this year’s DePaul Blue Demon’s basketball season is lack of experience, and Blue Demon Head Coach Oliver Purnell addressed that issue today. “I […]

11/11/2010

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