Tag: DePaul

Prized DePaul freshman Shane Larkin leaving town

Prized DePaul freshman Shane Larkin leaving town
Put away those Barry Larkin baseball cards that you were waiting to get signed at the Allstate Arena this year. In a stunning turn of events, DePaul announced less than an hour ago that Shane Larkin, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, a top recruit from Florida and the future of the DePaul... Read more »

Blue Demons part of deep-pocketed overseas class

With DePaul’s France trip quickly approaching, the team’s six remaining pre-trip practice days (out of 10 total) are scheduled to be used sometime in early August before the team departs O’Hare airport Thursday, August 11. In addition to the expenses involved, the NCAA, for some reason, only allows teams to travel abroad once every four... Read more »

Talking Big East Realignment

Because he can, and because he, for some reason, has his own website with a blog, Rick Pitino proposed re-aligning the Big East last week into two divisions. Pitino is understandably upset at the Cardinal’s hard-luck schedule for the 2011-2012 season which includes two meetings against pre-season favorite Syracuse and two games against Pitt in... Read more »

UIC, Loyola competing with DePaul for offseason attention

When DePaul announced in early May that they’d be making the most of their long offseason with a 10-day trip to France beginning August 11, the Blue Demons set the bar very high for offseason media attention. All NCAA D-I teams are allowed one overseas trip every four years – another silly NCAA rule –... Read more »

Is Oliver Purnell one of the most overpaid coaches in college hoops?

Amid all the outrage over John Calipari’s $36.5 million eight year contract extension, Yahoo! Sports writer Jason King thinks Purnell is too handsomely compensated. Purnell raked in $1.8 million for his inaugural 7-24 season at DePaul. That’s $58,064.52 per game, $257,142.86 per win, $855.51 per point or $13.79 per reported home fan. Sounds obscene in... Read more »

DePaul legend Rashon Burno hired on as Manhattan College assistant

The Rashon Burno story is a long and inspiring one — most DePaul fans know the important details. As detailed in this 1996 story, before Burno was recruited by former DePaul head coach Pat Kennedy in 2001, he experienced the death of his mother and then his grandmother, who was raising him, before he even... Read more »

2011 DePaul signee Shane Larkin named to Florida All-State team

A member of Orlando’s 6A state runner-up Dr. Phillips team, 5-11 PG Shane Larkin was named to the all-state boys basketball team this week according to the Orlando Sentinel. Larkin, son of baseball 12-time All-Star and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin has been called “DePaul’s biggest recruit since Mac Koshwal and Dar Tucker came in... Read more »

Another silly NCAA rule

John Shurna is testing the NBA waters right now, but he might be the last Northwestern player to ever do so. Why? Because today the NCAA passed another rule that benefits the coaches and not the student-athlete. The NCAA has moved the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft and come back to school up... Read more »

Chicago attendance figures

The official attendance figures are out for men’s college basketball last season across the NCAA’s three divisions. Here are the relevant facts and figures for the Chicago schools: No Chicago area team finished in the Top 50 nationally in attendance. Though Illinois did finish 10th with 15,851 fans per game. DePaul finished 67th nationally in... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 5

The final day of the Chicago 5 Tournament features the game of the tournament and one final local battle.  Loyola went to the Jones Convocation Center, but Chicago State still wasn’t able to pull out it’s first victory. Once again the Ramblers had four players in double-figures as Geoff McCammon scored 16, Walt Gibler 10 and... Read more »