Oliver Purnell

Bryce Drew. (Getty Images)

Sources: Bryce Drew Is DePaul’s Top Target

Currently the Valpo coach, Drew would have interest, a source says.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2015

DePaul Blue Demons

Holmes: DePaul Must Steer Clear Of Tunnel Vision In Coaching Search

The Blue Demons need the best candidate, not necessarily someone who played at DePaul.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Getty Images)

Oliver Purnell Resigns As DePaul’s Head Coach

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

CBS Chicago–03/14/2015

Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Emma: Chicago Programs On Quest To End NCAA Tournament Drought

No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

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.


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.


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