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DICK TRIPTOW- Legend of the game, MBB vs. UIC To reach out to DePaul alumni and friends working in downtown Chicago, DePaul head coaches Jerry Wainwright and Doug Bruno will join Director of Athletics Jean Lenti Ponsetto to host Downtown Blue Demon Lunches this season. The lunches will be designed to keep fans up-to-date on the current happenings in Blue Demon Basketball, as well as DePaul athletics. The events will be held in the beautiful Cliff Dwellers, featuring a stunning view of the city and Lake Michigan. Doors will open at 11:30 for lunch with a noon program. Admission will be $25.

January 12

February 8

RSVP at 773-325-7240 or at mmazik@depaul.edu

Triptow was a four year letter winner; playing from 1940-1944. While at DePaul, Triptow played on legendary college basketball coach Ray Meyer’s first team in 1943 and was co-captain with future NBA star George Mikan on the 1944 team. He was named to numerous All-American teams and played a prominent role in DePaul’s second place finish in the National Invitational Tournament in Madison Square Garden in 1944, where he was named to the All-Tournament team. From 1944 to 1949, he played professional basketball in the National Basketball League and National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago American Gears, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons, and the Baltimore Bullets. Playing alongside George Mikan, Triptow won an NBL championship with the Gears in 1947. Triptow was named to the DePaul University Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977; the Chicago Catholic League Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1986; the Illinois Basketball Coaches association Hall of Fame in 1989; and the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

SAVE THE DATE... DePaul Athletics works alongside the Office of Alumni Relations in an effort to reach out to alumni across the country. This partnership will focus on seven events around men’s and women’s basketball games. Events will be administered and staffed by the Office of Alumni Relations along with assistance from the athletic department. Dec. 5 Dec. 10 Dec. 13 Jan. 6 Jan. 17 Jan. 23 Feb. 3 Feb. 3 Feb. 6 March 5-9 March 9-13

Men’s Basketball at Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball at SEC/Big East Challenge (St. Petersburg, Fla) Women’s Basketball at Stanford Men’s Basketball at Villanova Men’s Basketball at St. Johns Women’s Basketball at Georgetown Men’s Basketball at Marquette Women’s Basketball at Providence Men’s Basketball at Connecticut Women’s Basketball BIG EAST Tournament Men’s Basketball BIG EAST Tournament


NEW MEDIA INITIATIVES

Want up-to-date information on your favorite Blue Demon squad, plus the inside scope on all upcoming events? Well you can have it with the click of a mouse! Be sure to visit our event schedule list at www.depaulbluedemons.com. Once on the site, click D-CLUB and then look for the headline “D-Club Schedule of Upcoming Events.” In addition to the website, you can now find us on Twitter, LinkedIN and Blogger. Don’t be left out in the cold… GET CONNECTED!!

MEN’S HOOPS MEAL ORDER FORM Nov. 17 Columbia Demon Dog Buffet & French Fries Nov. 28 Detroit Vegetarian Lasagna with Tossed Salad Dec. 2 Alabama State Blue Demon Pizzeria

This season we are offering all of our guests and opportunity to dine with us prior to tip-off. The menu created for the remainder of the men’s season includes delectable meals and snacks for the entire family. If you are interested in ordering food with us, please get your orders in three working days, prior to the game. To place your order for MBB vs. UIC, Sunday, December13, call Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240 or register on-line at www.depaulbluedemons.com. MENU: Beef and Macaroni Bake with Salad- $10- Cash Bar Available

LOYAL BLUE PROGRAM Make sure to get your card scanned at every home men’s and women’s game and win prizes from the Champions Club. Become a Champions Club Champion. 5 games Team pictures (m/w) 10 games Champions Club T-shirt 15 games Champions Club Sweatshirt 20 games Champions Club Polo Shirt 25 games Autographed Basketball 28 games Drawing for a pair of tickets to the BIG EAST Conference Tournament (MBB or WBB)

Dec. 13 UIC Beef and Macaroni Bake with Salad Dec. 16 American Build your Burger Bar with Onion Rings Dec. 19 Texas State Vegetarian Penne Pasta Bake & Italian Sausage with Salad Jan. 3 Georgetown - Men’s Basketball Alumni Day Chicken Fajitas and Rice Jan. 14 Providence Build your Chicken Sandwich Bar with Fries Jan. 20 Marquette Demon Dog Buffet & French Fries Jan. 26 West Virginia Beef and Macaroni Bake with Salad Jan. 30 Syracuse - Hall of Fame Weekend Vegetarian Penne Pasta Bake & Italian Sausage with Salad Feb. 16 Rutgers Blue Demon Pizzeria Feb. 20 Louisville Chicken Fajitas and Rice Mar. 2 USF Build your Burger Bar with Onion Rings

D-Pack Games Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Dec. 19 vs. Texas St. Jan. 30 vs. Syracuse March 5 vs. St. Johns

Dec. 6 vs. Loyola Jan. 16 vs. St. John’s Feb. 27 vs. Syracuse

Reserve yours today - 773-325-7240

Mar. 5 St. John’s Vegetarian Lasagna with Tossed Salad All meals include popcorn, pretzels and

DePaul cookies. Drinks are not included.

Total Meals @ $10

Total Due

Name________________________________________________ E-mail_ ______________________________________________ Address______________________________________________ City, State, ZIP_________________________________________ Card Type MC VISA DISC AMEX Card Number__________________________________________ Expiration_____________________________________________


JOIN THE CHAMPIONS CLUB

DePaul Athletics has received generous support from its alumni and friends to help it reach its goals. Fans and friends are asked to support our programs through donations to the Champions Club. Gifts are tax deductible and can be made to specific sports or scholarship accounts per the donors request. All gifts of $100 or more make donors eligible to receive invitations to a large number of athletic department events. Donors are also recognized in the basketball game programs and DePaul’s Annual Report.

Champions Club Gift Card 2009-10 Enclosed is my gift of $ ___________________ Gift Levels r $10,000 r $5,000 r $2,500 r $1,000 r $500 r $250 r $100

MVP Circle Victory Circle Tip-off Circle Scarlett & Blue Circle Director’s Circle Coach’s Circle Century Circle

Designate my gift to: r

Fund for Athletics

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Men’s Basketball Gift Account

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Women’s Basketball Gift Account

Please charge my/our gift to: r VISA r MasterCard

r Discover rAMEX

Account Number_________________________________ Exp. Date_______________________________________ Signature_______________________________________ Checks should be made payable to DePaul University. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Employer matching gift information r This gift will be matched by ___________________ r Form is enclosed r Form will be sent later. Name___________________________________________ Address_________________________________________ City, State, ZIP____________________________________ Phone (home)____________________________________ E-mail Address_ __________________________________

DePaul Athletic Development Sullivan Athletic Center 2323 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 773-325-7240

BE A PART OF BUILDING DEPAUL ATHLETICS

DePaul University is in the midst of three facility improvement projects: Cacciatore Stadium - Phase II, The Outdoor Track at Lane Stadium and the Short Game Facility for Golf at Ruffled Feathers. The three initiatives have greatly improved the training and playing experience of our student-athletes. Through the generosity of a number of donors these improvements have been completed, but we continue to fundraise to complete the funding for the projects. For more information about each project, contact Thad Dohrn at 773-325-1456.

INSURE OPPORTUNITY FOR TOMORROW, TODAY

DePaul Athletics fundraising efforts also focus on endowing scholarship and programming needs. Annually athletics spends nearly $5 million on scholarship expenses for its more than 200 student-athletes. By endowing scholarships, DePaul Athletics has the opportunity to enhance scholarships in some sports and redistribute available funding to maximize the department’s resources. A named scholarship requires a gift of $50,000. All gifts can be made in pledges over five years. Planned giving opportunities are also available. University President Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., is joined by DePaul’s NBA star Bobby Simmons and Director of Athletics Jean Lenti Ponsetto for a presentation to recognize his gift of $250,000 from The Bobby Simmons Rising Star Foundation.

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