CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM MENU MEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Menu Nov. 13 Southern Miss. build your own burger Nov. 16 Wright State chicken fajitas Dec. 1 Oregon State build your own hot dog Dec. 6 Arizona State pizza, BLT salad Dec. 12 Florida Atlantic build your own chicken sandwich Dec. 15 Chicago State chicken fajitas Dec. 18 Houston Baptist pasta & Salad Jan. 7 Creighton build your own burger Jan. 14 St. John’s pizza, BLT salad Jan. 20 Xavier build your own chicken sandwich Feb. 1 Providence build your own burger Feb. 3 Georgetown pizza, BLT salad Feb. 12 Villanova build your own hot dog Feb. 22 Marquette pasta & salad Feb. 25 Seton Hall chiicken fajitas March 6 Butler build your own chicken sandwich
Champions Club Room Details
CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM SCHEDULE
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Nov. 8 Harvard 2314 N Sheffield Ave Nov. 9 Maggie Dixon Tournament 2314 N Sheffield Ave Nov. 18 Illinois State 2314 N Sheffield Ave Dec. 7 Loyola 2314 N Sheffield Ave Dec.12 Kentucky 2314 N Sheffield Ave Dec. 16 Dartmouth NO CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM Jan. 1 Xavier 2314 N Sheffield Ave Jan. 8 Providence 2314 N Sheffield Ave Jan. 11 St. John’s Student Center - 2nd Floor Jan. 19 Villanova Student Center - 2nd Floor Jan. 29 Marquette Student Center - 2nd Floor Feb. 9 Creighton Student Center - 2nd Floor Feb. 15 Seton Hall Student Center - 2nd Floor Feb. 22 Butler Student Center - 2nd Floor Mar. 4 Georgetown 2314 N Sheffield Ave
Doors Open: Doors opens 75 minutes before tip-off
Eligibility: Must be current Champions Club member or D-Club member. Alumni may attend special Alumni Association Dates All Meals: $10 for adults - $5 for Children 14 and under. Cash bar is available. Complimentary snacks will be provided. Reservations: All reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance by registering on-line, or by calling Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240.
Champions Club Room Details Doors Open: Doors opens 60 minutes before tip-off
Eligibility: Must be current Champions Club member or D-Club member. President’s Club members are eligible to attend all games. Depaul alumni may attend special Alumni Association Dates Reservations: All reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling 773-325-7240.
Directions: Champions Club Room is in Skyline Room North of Allstate Arena. Entrance is adjacent to ticket office on Lunt Ave.
PRESIDENT’S CLUB ROOM SCHEDULE Doors Open: Doors opens 60 minutes before tip-off. Eligibility: Must be current President’s Club member. Donors who give a total of $1,000 and above during a single fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) are recognized as members of the President’s Club. This includes employer matching gift contributions linked to each donation.
MEN’S BASKETBALL Jan. 7 Creighton Jan. 14 St. John’s Jan. 20 Xavier Feb. 1 Providence Feb. 3 Georgetown Feb. 12 Villianova Feb. 22 Marquette Feb. 25 Seton Hall March 6 Butler
Jasmine Penny Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll December 9, 2013 DePaul senior Jasmine Penny was named to the BIG EAST Conference women’s basketball Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, it was announced by the league office. Penny’s third honor roll accolade of the season comes on the heels of a 93-55 win over North Side rival Loyola on Saturday. Penny paced the Blue Demons with 19 points which came on 8-of-10 shooting. The Logansport, Ind. native also connected on 3-of-4 from the free throw line and added six rebounds, two assists, a block and steal against the Ramblers. Penny played just 21 minutes in the victory. Seton Hall’s Tabatha Richardson-Smith was named the league’s Player of the Week and Natalie Butler from Georgetown earned Rookie of the Week honors. Penny was joined on the Honor Roll by Daress McClung (Butler), Katie McCormick (Georgetown), Tori Rule (Providence) and Jenna Crittendon (Xavier). DePaul returns to action this week when it hosts Kentucky at 6 p.m. in Lincoln Park. Tickets are still available for Thursday showdown at McGrath-Phillips Arena and can be purchased on the DePaul Athletics website or by calling 773325-SLAM.
Terrence â€œTâ€? Greene: One Year, Two Halls of Fame mlive.com by Eric Woodyard - Nov. 24, 2013 It takes most athletes a lifetime to enter just one hall of fame. But basketball star Terence Greene is entering his second hall of fame this year. Greene went into the DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame in January but now the two-time AllAmerican for football and basketball at Flint Central is going into the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame as an individual. Two hall of fame nods in one year may shock some people, but it doesn't come as a surprise for those who watched Greene go to work on the hardwood through the years. He was a football player on a basketball court and possessed an all-around skill set mixed with force and finesse. Greene could overpower you or pull up in a defender's face. "You almost expect certain players to end up in the hall of fame and I expected T. Greene to end up in the hall of fame," said Marty Embry, Greene's fellow Flintstone and former teammate at DePaul. "It was never a question of when he would become a hall of famer but when, because he's one of the best to ever come out of Flint." Greene's 1983 Flint Central basketball team coached by Stan Gooch was also inducted into the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. His era was one of the strongest in Flint history but entering the local hall of fame has opened Greene's eyes to all of the overall talent that the city has had to offer before and after him. It's almost been a history lesson to learn about all of the other hall of fame inductees in various sports. "You get older and you just want to know more knowledge about the Greater Flint area," Greene said. "That's the biggest thing to me, is the history of Flint. It's an honor. I'm very humbled to be elected." After high school, Greene was recruited by legendary DePaul coach Ray Meyer and helped lead the Blue Demons to four NCAA Tournament appearances from 1985-89. He was voted captain of the 1988-89 team that finished 21-12 overall and two of his squads made it to the Sweet 16. Greene scored 1,334 points during his college career and averaged 10.7 points in 125 games. He averaged 14.9 points as a senior and played professional basketball overseas in Mexico and France after college. He participated in NFL and NBA tryouts. Greene later served as an assistant coach for men's basketball at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Mott Community College. Basketball has always been good to him and the latest hall of fame induction is just another testament to his body of work. "You come here and you look at everything going on and I want to thank the committee for being nominated," Greene said. "Then to be selected amongst the great athletes to come out of Flint is an honor. I'm humbled."
Architects Selected for Design of McCormick Place Events Center September 23, 2013 A nine-member panel consisting of representatives from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), the city of Chicago and DePaul University has selected the internationally renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli to design the McCormick Place Events Center that will include DePaul men’s and women’s basketball as primary tenants. The design concept features a sweeping curved roof above four transparent sides that will house DePaul men’s and women’s basketball along with a variety of civic, entertainment and convention events for Chicago and MPEA. A majority of the seating bowl and the backstage facilities will be located below street level allowing the events center to blend into the South Loop neighborhood and enhancing plans to the development of Motor Row. DePaul is expected to host 25-30 events annually in the facility including graduation ceremonies, which will allow each school of the university to have its ceremony under the same roof. “We are delighted that Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has been selected to design the city’s new events center,” said Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul. “Pelli architects were terrific about addressing faculty input into the final design of DePaul’s Theatre School, and in projecting an accurate budget. I am confident Pelli Clarke Pelli will design an equally special events center that will make the South Loop proud.” The 10,000-seat events center is scheduled to open for the start of the 201617 basketball season and will be located near McCormick Place on Cermak Road between Indiana and South Prairie Avenues. Not only will the facility serve as a home for men’s and women’s basketball that is close to the university’s two primary campuses, it will create jobs, attract tourism and bring economic development to the planned McCormick Place entertainment district. “DePaul basketball has been synonymous with the city of Chicago since the
70’s and the historic years of Ray Meyer,” said athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto. “Fast forward to 2013 and we’re very excited about renewing our winning tradition in men’s basketball and continuing our winning ways in women’s basketball. This stately and elegantly designed facility by Pelli Clarke Pelli will showcase not only the Blue Demons, but also the rich tradition of BIG EAST basketball. Chicago and this innovative facility design will be seen nationwide as our newest television partner FOX Sports will annually televise all men’s home games and select women’s games.” As part of the BIG EAST’s landmark partnership with FOX Sports, every BIG EAST conference game will be televised on national and regional networks, with the majority to air on FOX Sports 1, which began broadcasting to approximately 90 million homes across the country on August 17. FOX Sports is also home to the NFL, MLB and NASCAR and is the future home of the U.S. Open (2015) and FIFA World Cup (2018). The location is situated just three ‘L’ stops from DePaul’s loop campus that caters to half of the DePaul student body. The Lincoln Park campus and the remaining half of DePaul’s 25,000 students is 10 ‘L’ stops from the future home of the Blue Demons. Additionally, the South Loop location is a sevenmile trip down Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive that is flanked by the city’s worldfamous skyline and Lake Michigan. DePaul’s 80,000 alumni in the Chicagoland area will have easy access to the events center by major highways that will enable easy access to see the Blue Demons. “Since the announcement of plans in May to build this facility in the South Loop, we have received such positive feedback from the basketball community in Chicago,” said men’s head coach Oliver Purnell. “With our high expectations for the upcoming season coupled with the continued process of the new facility being constructed, I can’t think of a better time to be a part of the DePaul basketball program. Our freshman class this year will have the opportunity to play
in this beautiful building as seniors and we are looking forward to opening night in November 2016.” “While we love playing on campus, we look forward to playing our BIG EAST games in this state-of-the-art facility,” said women’s head coach Doug Bruno. “The drawings for the events center are tremendous and this facility will be one of the premiere basketball facilities in the country. We look forward to not only being ranked in the top 25 on the court, but also bringing our up-tempo brand of basketball to the South Loop.” Founded in 1977 and led by Cesar Pelli, Fred Clarke, and Rafael Pelli, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has designed some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the World Financial Center in New York and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. Most recently, the firm designed the new building for The Theatre School at DePaul that has received outstanding reviews.
Securing the Future of Blue Demon Athletics Current total - 40 Named Scholarships Goal - 50 Named Scholarships by July 1, 2014 FULLY ENDOWED NAMED SCHOLARSHIP - $1 MILLION A fully endowed scholarship will completely cover the annual costs associated with a full-ride athletics scholarship at DePaul University. This gift will allow Blue Demon Athletics to add additional scholarships to the program to reinvest the resources previously dedicated to scholarship. NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP - BEGINNING AT $50,000 A named endowed scholarship allow Blue Demon Athletics to reduce its annual expense of more than $5 million on student-athlete scholarships, add additional scholarships to the program or reinvest the resources previously dedicated to scholarship. Benefits of Scholarship Giving Named Scholarships create a permanent legacy for the donor Donors can name the scholarship in honor of themselves or in honor of someone important to them. All named scholarships must be approved by DePaul University Advancement. Because of the nature of endowed gifts, the named scholarship will become a permanent part of DePaul and Blue Demon Athletics. Endowed Scholarships touch the lives of student-athletes now and for years to come. Endowed scholarships are awarded once the scholarship fund reaches $50,000. After that, DePaul Athletics will receive annual distributions from the endowment. Strict University guidelines protect the principal and a conservative distribution policy will preserve the endowment for DePaul’s future. Endowed scholarship donors are annually recognized by DePaul. Each endowed scholarship donor receives yearly reports about the recipient of his/her scholarship, as well as a financial report on the endowment. Additionally, DePaul University Advancement hosts an annual scholarship luncheon to recognize the donors responsible for creating the endowment. Efforts are made to pair the donor with his/her scholarship recipient at this special event. For More Information: CONTACT THAD DOHRN 773-325-1456 TDOHRN@DEPAUL,.EDU
Athletics Endowed Scholarships • Athletics Scholarship • Kathy Booker Scholarship for Women’s Basketball • Booster Club Scholarship • Clyde Bradshaw Scholarship • Doug Bruno Women’s Basketball Scholarship • deAnda Family Men’s Basketball Scholarship • Maggie Dixon Women’s Basketball Scholarship • Edward J. Fellin, CPA Scholarship • Bob Hamilton Memorial Scholarship • Hein Family Scholarship • Michael Flynn Hie Memorial Scholarship • Jarrod Jahnke Memorial Scholarship • Gary and Linda Koche Scholarship • Joyce Kohler and Barbara Hanks Basketball Scholarship • Athene Kopoulos Memorial Scholarship • Ann LaVigne Scholarship • Frank McGrath Basketball Scholarship • Men’s Soccer Scholarship • Margaret Meyer Memorial Scholarship • Ray Meyer Scholarship • Austin Minogue Golf Endowment • Fr. Thomas Munster Scholarship for Women in Athletics • Bob Neu Memorial Scholarship • Barb Atsaves Pabst Women’s Basketball Scholarship • Fr. Riley Scholarship • William D. Smithburg Scholarship • Spirit of DePaul Athletics Scholarship • Frank Stevens Scholarship • Track and Field Scholarship in honor of Pat Savage • Wilke Family Scholarship in Athletics • Ernie and Mimi Wish Scholarship for Women’s Soccer in Athletics • Ernie and Mimi Wish Scholarship for Women’s Softball in Athletics • Ernie Wish Golf Scholarship • Dr. Gary “Coach” Kohler and Anne Drennen Scholarship for Basketball