No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.
“We feel like we have a culture shift,” Oliver Purnell says.
The Blue Demons have earned at least a share of last place in the Big East for six straight years.
College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.
Soon, DePaul will have some key questions to answer about its basketball program.
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.
So, big-time college basketball looks to finally be coming back to the Windy City.
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.
On Thursday, DePaul announced their home and away opponents for the 2011-12 Big East schedule.
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.
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.
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.
The next seven days are the toughest of the year for the DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team.
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.
The DePaul Blue Demons are having another disappointing season. They’re 6-17 overall and an even worse 0-11 in the Big East.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.