Category: DePaul Blue Demons

Chicago Sky say bye to Pokey Chatman

Chicago Sky say bye to Pokey Chatman
In a tumultuous year that saw an early exit from the playoffs and an 18-16 record, the management of the Chicago Sky decided Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman “will not be retained,” according to a just-released statement. Over the past six seasons, the Sky amassed a regular season record of 106-98 including an 18-16 campaign in 2016.... Read more »

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another
“One of the greatest ever. As a coach, competitor, colleague, mentor…Coach (Pat) Summitt defined greatness and set the bar for the rest of the sport. Thank you for the greatest games, the fiercest rivalry, and for the inspiration for success. Rest in Peace, Coach.  Statement from UConn Huskies Coach Geno Auriemma, on the death of... Read more »

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons
The DePaul Blue Demons are headed to their fourth NCAA Sweet Sixteen in program history, and their second in the last three years, after toppling third-seeded Louisville 73-72 on Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament. Sunday’s win was the first for DePaul against a No. 3 seed in program history. DePaul (27-8) now... Read more »
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When will DePaul Women get their due as NCAA contenders?

When will DePaul Women get their due as NCAA contenders?
Every year, I hear the same thing. “There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA tournament.” And for the past 14 years, all those who have said that have been wrong. Why, oh, why, do Illinois residents overlook the DePaul Blue Demons (25-8), who’ve achieved a berth in the NCAA Women’s Tournament for 14 CONSECUTIVE... Read more »

DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend

DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend
One of the most under-reported and under-appreciated stories in Chicago sports is the continued excellence of DePaul’s women’s basketball team, coached by NCAA basketball legend Doug Bruno, who’s now entering his 30th season as coach of the Lady DePaul Blue Demons. Let’s take a look at their record, shall we? Consider these accomplishments: NCAA Tournament... Read more »

Season ends for Chicago Sky in first round of playoffs

Season ends for Chicago Sky in first round of playoffs
No WNBA Finals for the Chicago Sky, after all. The Chicago Sky’s season ended Monday night with a 100-89 loss to their fierce Eastern Conference rival Indiana Fever in Game 3 at Allstate Arena, in front of a wildly cheering announced crowd of 2,882. Elena Delle Donne put in an MVP effort, leading all scorers... Read more »
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DePaul Lady Blue Demons earn second Big East Conference title; 13th NCAA berth awaits

DePaul Lady Blue Demons earn second Big East Conference title; 13th NCAA berth awaits
Was this any real surprise? As predicted earlier in the season, DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons (26-7) earned an automatic NCAA berth (their 13th consecutive) by capturing their second consecutive Big East title. But victory was not so easily won. They did it with a hard-fought 78-68 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. The tournament’s Most... Read more »

DePaul Women are the team to beat for Big East Title

DePaul Women are the team to beat for Big East Title
The NCAA Women’s Basketball season is right around the corner…. Time to head back to McGrath-Phillips Arena for DePaul women’s basketball. They’re opening the season against southwest suburban St. Xavier University on Tuesday, October 28. DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons are coming off their most successful year ever: DePaul (29-7) tied the school record for most... Read more »

RESPECT: DePaul Keeps Dancin', Advancin' to NCAA Sweet 16

RESPECT: DePaul Keeps Dancin', Advancin' to NCAA Sweet 16
Happy Birthday, Sweet 16!!! For the DePaul Lady Blue Demons, coming off a 104-100 win over Oklahoma in the first round, which was the highest-scoring regulation game in tournament history, the next contest seemed to be one that only the Devil himself could arrange. On the home court of the #2-seeded Duke Blue Devils, whose brother... Read more »
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