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DePaul Games will Be Very Fast-Paced This Year

DePaul Games will Be Very Fast-Paced This Year
Last night DePaul defeated the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, a team that will spend the first two months of the season on the road, with trips to No. 1 North Carolina, eighth-ranked Florida, and No. 15 Wisconsin along the way. The Delta Devils opened the season on Saturday, losing 80-67 at Notre Dame. As... Read more »

DePaul is off to a 2-0 Start

DePaul is off to a 2-0 Start
In two of the last three years, DePaul has won four of their first five. So very early season success is nothing new to them. It’s the Big East conference games where the trouble starts. But January 1 versus Syracuse can wait for now, as the Blue Demons rolled past the Mississippi Valley State Delta... Read more »

Summary of DePaul, UIC Recruiting Classes

Summary of DePaul, UIC Recruiting Classes
DePaul coach Oliver Purnell inked two players Wednesday to a National Letter of Intent with DeJuan Marrero and Jodan Price. Marrero is a 6’5” forward from Gary, Ind. and Price is a 6’7” guard/forward from Beverly Hills, Mich. Marrero averaged 22.1 points and 15.3 rebounds per game as a junior at Gary’s Bowman Academy. The... Read more »
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#101 DePaul Blue Demons: College Basketball 111 in 111

The DePaul Blue Demons have been to the Big East what the Pittsburgh Pirates have been to the NL Central in recent years.  While the Pirates have come out of nowhere to be division contenders this season, second year head coach Oliver Purnell has a lot of work to do as he continues his overhaul... Read more »

DePaul Recruiting Class has Chicago Feel, Top 25 Ranking

DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell added to his incoming recruiting class with the signing of Charles McKinney. McKinney is a native of Chicago’s north suburbs, who played three seasons at Maine East High School before competing last year at Quality Education Academy in North Carolina. McKinney, a 6-4 guard with a 6-8 wingspan, joins DePaul’s... Read more »

Big East Basketball Power Rankings

The college basketball regular season is coming to an end but there is still plenty of jockeying for position in the Big East standings heading into the conference tournament.  And as it stands, 11 teams figure to make the NCAA Tournament.  Here are my updated Big East Power Rankings. By: David Kay 1. Pitt: 25-4... Read more »
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DePaul Falls Just Short of 1st Big East Win; Scare Cincinnati Bearcats

Given the numerous factors in the Blue Demons’ favor: 1.) How tough DePaul looked at #15 Louisville on Saturday, losing by just two baskets 2.) How bad Cincinnati looked at Pittsburgh the very same day 3.) All the internal college basketball drama the Bearcats have going on with star forward Yancy Gates, who was suspended... Read more »

Northwestern, DePaul Make Dubious College Basketball Program Ranking List

When it comes to the worst head coaching gigs in all of college basketball, or at least the teams in the big six power conferences, Lost Lettermen.com thinks they’ve figured out the ten worst. Obviously, this is a highly subjective survey, but the list is bookended by a pair of local Chicago teams. And the... Read more »

DePaul's Cleveland Melvin Becoming one of Big East's Best Freshmen

For the third time in four weeks, DePaul freshman forward Cleveland Melvin was named Rookie of the Week by the BIG EAST Conference. Melvin is the first Blue Demons to pick up the honor three times in a season. Melvin averaged an impressive 23.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in games against Seton Hall and Connecticut... Read more »
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Big East Power Rankings: Start of Conference Season Edition

Big East hoops action tips off with a behemoth battle on Big Monday when pre-season conference favorite Pitt hosts one of the surprise teams in the country and their Player of the Year breakout star, Kemba Walker of UConn.  Oh, and so much for this being a down year in the conference as five of... Read more »