Volume 1 Issue 62 NEXT UP
MEN’S HOOPS - 1991
WOMEN’S HOOPS -2004
The Blue Demons defeated Loyola Marymount, 125-93, on February 13, 1991, at the legendary Alumni Hall. The 1990-1991 team was led by junior forward David Booth. Booth ended the following season with first-team all-conference and honorable mention All-America honors. For his career, Booth is DePaul’s second all-time scorer and first DePaul player to finish his career with 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 blocks. Booth joined his alma mater during the 2009-10 season as an assistant men’s basketball coach. Booth is currently a scout for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets.
Khara Smith’s 32 points lead DePaul over Saint Louis, 73-65, on February 13, 2004 at the DePaul Athletic Center. Jenni Dant and Sarah Kustok both turned in solid performances with Dant adding 15 points and seven rebounds. Kustok finished with 11 points, six boards and five assists. The Blue Demons enjoyed a successful season with a 26-5 record, 13-1 in the Conference USA. The Blue Demons were led by Junior Khara Smith. Smith averaged 20.4 points per game and 11.7 rebounds. Smith finished her DePaul career as the second leading all-time scoreer with 2,241 points.
Hoopla will feature trivia questions about Blue Demon History for men and women’s basketball. To win you will need to answer both questions correctly. Each week’s winner will be published in the Friday Hoopla. In case of multiple winners, a drawing will be held among the winning entries. This week’s winner receives a Blue Demon NIKE Messenger Bag. Men’s Basketball Which of the great Tom Kleinschmidt’s four seasons at DePaul was the only one the Blue Demons reached the NCAA Tournament? Women’s Basketball During the 2000s, in what year did DePaul’s women’s basketball team reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program’s history? Click Here to submit your answer.
Toby Thad Dohrn
Abraham Luke Rygh
Fronzie Jackie Belcaster
PET OF THE WEEK: Want your pet to be a Blue Demon Star. Send their picture and they
have a chance to be featured as DePaul Athletic Development’s HOOPLA Pet of the Week. To submit your pet of the week picture, email Mario Stula at firstname.lastname@example.org
vs. Connecticut Feb 15, 6 p.m.
vs. West Virginia February 18, 3 p.m.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NOVEMBER 1 vs. Illinois Wesleyan (exhibition) W, 92-59 5 vs. St. Xavier (exhibition) W, 112-47 Maggie Dixon Classic (Chicago, Ill.) 11 DePaul vs. Saint Mary’s W, 96-68 12 vs. Samford W, 86-57 Jack-in-the-Box Rainbow Wahine Classic 18 vs. San Diego State L, 82-74 19 vs. Portland W, 90-64 20 at Hawai’i W, 90-65 27 at Northwestern W, 88-72 DECEMBER 3 vs. Loyola W, 70-65 7 vs. St. John’s * W, 69-52 9 vs. SIUE W, 75-65 Maggie Dixon Classic (New York, N.Y.) 11 vs. Tennessee L, 84-61 13 at Princeton W, 78-67 16 vs. Arizona State W, 73-54 19 at Illinois State W, 93-67 22 Southern Illinois W, 93-67 31 vs. Northern Illinois W, 65-46 JANUARY 03 at Georgetown * W, 59-50 07 at Providence * L, 60-52 14 vs. Pittsburgh * W, 86-83 17 at USF * L, 66-63 21 vs. Connecticut * L, 88-44 24 at Rutgers * L, 65-64 28 at Seton Hall * W, 71-59 31 vs. Louisville * W, 86-61 FEBRUARY 5 at Notre Dame * L, 90-70 8 vs. Villanova * W, 79-73 12 vs. Marquette * W, 71-59 18 at West Virginia * 3 p.m. 21 vs. Syracuse * 8 p.m. 25 at Louisville * 11 a.m. 27 vs. Cincinnati * 7 p.m. MARCH 2-6 BIG EAST Championship MEN’S BASKETBALL NOVEMBER 5 vs. Lewis - Exhibition W, 70-63 11 vs. UT-Pan American - McGrath-Phillips Arena W, 91-72 14 vs. Mississippi Valley State - McGrath-Phillips Arena W, 80-70 Old Spice Classic - Orlando 24 vs. Minnesota Orlando, Fla. L, 86-85 25 Texas Tech W, 76-70 27 Arizona State W, 68-64 DECEMBER BIG EAST/SEC Challenge 1 vs. Mississippi L, 70-68 5 vs. Milwaukee L, 87-76 7 at Loyola-Chicago W, 69-58 10 vs. Chicago State W, 102-95 14 at Northern Illinois W, 75-52 17 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff - McGrath-Phillips Arena W, 81-62 21 vs. Cal Poly W, 63-56 JANUARY 1 vs. Syracuse * L, 87-68 5 vs. Pittsburgh * W, 84-81 08 at Villanova * L, 87-71 10 at Seton Hall * L, 94-73 14 at Louisville * L, 76-59 17 vs. Georgetown * L, 83-75 22 vs. USF * L, 75-59 25 at Rutgers * W, 69-64 FEBRUARY 1 vs. St. John’s * L, 87-81 4 at Cincinnati * L, 74-66 6 vs. Marquette * L, 89-76 11 at Notre Dame * 11 a.m. 15 at Connecticut * 6 p.m. 18 vs. Louisville * 11 a.m. 20 at St. John’s * 8 p.m. 25 vs. Providence * 1 p.m. 28 at West Virginia * 6 p.m. MARCH 3 vs. Seton Hall * 5 p.m. 6-10 BIG EAST Championship
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALUMNAE RETURN FOR BIG WIN OVER MARQUETTE A record-setting turnout for Women’s Basketball Alumnae Day set the tone for an electrifying day of Blue Demon Basketball on February 12.
VS. MARQUETTE FEBRUARY 6, ALLSTATE ARENA
The day started with nearly 50 alumnae and their guests, spanning four decades, gathering in the DePaul Student Center for a program reception. Alumnae had the opportunity to interact with Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and listen to a pre-game chalk-talk delivered by Hall of Fame Coach Doug Bruno. “It was really great to see such support for the women’s basketball program from the players of all eras, in addition to a great crowd,” said Erin Cattell women’s basketball alumnae 20052009. “It was an exciting game that not only represented one of the greatest rivalries of college basketball, it was supporting a great cause for the Kay Yow Breast Cancer Foundation.”
FEBRUARY 12, - MCGRATH-PHILLIPS ARENA
Following the reception, alumnae headed to McGrath-Phillips Arena to support DePaul Women’s Basketball as they faced Marquette. In addition to the pre-game reception, the women’s basketball alumnae were recognized in a halftime presentation. Jean Lenti-Ponsetto greeted each alum on Doug Bruno Court in front of a sold-out McGrath-Phillips Arena crowd. VS. MARQUETTE
The women concluded the action-packed day with a 71-59 win over Marquette. The Blue Demons were led by junior guard Anna Martin, as she recorded her first double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. NOTES: Special thanks to all alumnae in attendance. Your continued support of the women’s basketball program and DePaul athletics is greatly appreciated. Please continue to help us in our efforts to build the women’s alumnae email database. If you know of a former player who does not receive email or mail correspondence in regards to DePaul Women’s Basketball, please have them contact Mario Stula at email@example.com.
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KIM WILLIAMS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DePaul Athletic Development Staff
Thad Dohrn Lemone Lampley Jennifer Thomas Marge Mazik Mario Stula
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MANY DREAMS. ONE MISSION. - THE CAMPAIGN FOR DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
The Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign for DePaul University is an historic initiative undertaken in support of one of America’s great universities. It will ensure that DePaul continues to deliver on our founding promise: an excellent education for any talented student who seeks it. The Campaign supports dreams. Students come to DePaul from across the country and around the world. Their dreams are manycand varied, individual to each, as our students come from all stations in life. Many are the first in their family to attend college. The realization of their dreams gives rise to new dreams and strong communities.The Campaign supports DePaul’s mission, a mission which blends opportunity and excellence, inquiry and discovery, service to the individual and benefit to the larger community. It is manifested in the work that goes on here every day, in libraries, classrooms, laboratories, practice rooms and on the stage in hours of solitude and moments of connection
ATHLETICS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEARS $9.5 MILLION MARK
Athletics provides an avenue of opportunity for students at DePaul. Athletics also helps build community and enhance DePaul’s reputation locally and nationally. As part of DePaul’s $250 million Many Dreams. One Mission. Campaign, Athletics is charged with raising $15.3 million. Strategically, goals have been set to raise the gifts to support scholarship endowment, facility improvements and programmatic support. As of January 24, DePaul Athletics had raised $9.3 million dollars.
INSURE OPPORTUNITY FOR TOMORROW, TODAY THROUGH SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENTS DePaul Athletics fundraising efforts have focused on endowing scholarship and programming needs. Annually athletics spends nearly $5 million on scholarship expenses for its more than 200 studentathletes. By endowing scholarships, DePaul Athletics has the opportunity to enhance scholarships in some sports and redistribute available funding to maximize the department’s resources.
BLUE DEMON FANS NAMES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR DOUG BRUNO DePaul Athletics is proud to announce the establishment of the Doug Bruno Endowed Scholarship through the generosity of Heather Nichols Carmody and her husband Dan Carmody. The scholarship annually will provide a scholarship opportunity to a women’s basketball studentathlete.
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
PHONE You can make your gift by phone to Development Associate Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240. We accept MasterCard, American Express, VISA and Discover. MAIL Make your check payable to DePaul University, and send your gift to: DePaul University Office of Development 1 East Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604-2287 ONLINE Use our secure online form to make a credit card gift or pledge. CLICK HERE ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GIVE DePaul University offers other ways to give, including: electronic funds transfers, recurring credit card charges and stock transfers. For more information, call Mark Burns, 312-3625651.
ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEPAUL ATHLETICS Fr. Thomas Munster, C.M. Fund (Women’s Athletics) Ray Meyer Endowed Scholarship Fund (MBB) Marge Meyer Endowed Scholarship Fund (MBB) Frank McGrath Endowed Scholarship Fund (MBB) Clyde Bradshaw Endowed Scholarship Fund (MBB) deAnda Family Endowed Scholarship Fund (MBB) Anne LaVigne Endowed Scholarship Fund (MBB)
Heather Nichols Carmody has been a long-time supporter of Blue Demon women’s basketball. She is a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP where she is a member of the Corporate Department. She concentrates her practice on family office, high-level individual and entity tax planning, estate planning and asset protection planning.
Kohler-Hanks Endowed Scholarship Funds (MBB/WBB) Gary & Linda Koche Endowed Scholarship
Carmody is a Double Demon, earning degrees in Commerce and Law, respectively. She earned her B.S. in accounting as part of DePaul’s Strobel’s Honors Program. She and her husband, Dan, live in Lincoln Park with their two daughters and dog.
Men’s Soccer Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund Ernie & Mimi Wish Endowed Scholarship Fund (Men’s Soccer) Ernie & Mimi Wish Endowed Scholarship Fund (Women’s Soccer) Ernie & Mimi Wish Endowed Scholarship Fund (Softball) Fr. Austin Minogue, C.M. Golf Endowment (Golf) Ernie Wish Endowed Scholarship Fund (Golf) Pat Savage Endowed Scholarship Fund (Track & Field) Michael Hie Endowed Scholarship (Manager)
The Doug Bruno Endowed Scholarship is the sixth named scholarship that benefits Blue Demon women’s basketball. Bruno’s name is added to a list of other women’s basketball endowed scholarships that include the Barbara Atsaves Pabst, Maggie Dixon, Kathy Booker, Gary & Linda Koche, as well as the Kohler-Hanks Family. Fans can add to any of these endowments through the Champions Club Gift card. For more information, call Thad Dohrn at 773-325-7240.
Men’s or Women’s Basketball in Commerce
Maggie Dixon Endowed Scholarship Fund (WBB) Barbara Atsaves Pabst Endowed Scholarship Fund (WBB) Kathy Booker Endowed Scholarship Fund (WBB)
Edward J. Fellin CPA Endowed Scholarship Fund Student-athlete in accountancy with preference to MBB or WBB
Athene Kopoulos Memorial Endowed Scholarship Student-athlete in commerce
Hein Family Endowed Scholarship (S/A in Commerce) Student-athlete in commerce
Wilke Family Endowed Scholarship Volleyball Student-Athlete Studying Commerce Spirit of DePaul Scholarship (Benefitting a Senior Walk-on)
Today’s picture of the week features Dennis Freund, 1960-1964. BE A PART OF PHOTO OF THE DAY - Send your favorite Blue Demon Photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and have a chance to be featured on Fan Picture Friday.
Upcoming Events February 15 Alumni Game Watch in Denver Time: 5:00p.m. Link: http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_ id=1414
Alumni Center Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address & Phone Number: 2400 N. Sheffield Ave., Ste. 150
Chicago, IL 60614 Ph: (773) 325-8390 Toll-free: (800) 437-1898
February 18 Men’s Game vs Louisville: Pregame Reception & Game Time: 9:45 a.m. Link: http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id= February 18 Men’s Game vs Louisville: Pregame Reception ONLY Time: 9:45 a.m. Link: http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_ id=1368
D-CLUB TO UNVEIL LEGEND’S LOUNGE FOR MEN’S BASKETBALL
In an effort to better serve D-Club members that support Blue Demon Athletics, the Legend’s Lounge was created in the Southwest Corner of Allstate Arena. Open at tip-off for every home men’s game, D-Club members who purchase a season ticket and/or make a Champions Club level gift are eligible to hangout in the Legend’s Lounge.
D-CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Lounge will provide a place for D-Club members to enjoy friends and teammates for all DePaul men’s basketball games. Those D-Club members who are eligible to attend the Legend’s Lounge will be admitted through a list and will be given a drink ticket for two drinks for each game. Additionally snacks will be available for D-Club members and their guests. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.
MEN’S BASKETBALL ALUMNI DAY
DePaul Men’s Basketball alumni are invited to return for Men’s Basketball Alumni Day when DePaul plays Louisville on February 18. Complimentary tickets and a brunch will be provided for men’s basketball alumni, managers and guests. Men’s Basketball Alumni are invited to meet in the Champions Club Room (Skyline Room) North of Allstate Arena. The doors will open at 9:45 and brunch will be served. It promises to be a special day as alumni will be invited to be recognized in the Champions Club Room, and join the current team on the floor for the national anthem and recognized during a special halftime presentation.Following the game, plans are in order for an ice cream social with Coach Purnell and the Blue Demons.
Feb. 18 Men’s Basketball Alumni Day DePaul vs. Louisville, 11 a.m. Champions Club Room: 9:45 a.m. For Alumni Days, Alumni and their guests will receive complimentary lunch.
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CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM MENU MEN’S BASKETBALL
Date Feb.18 Feb. 25 March 3
Opponent Louisville * Providence * Seton Hall *
Menu Brucnh Menu Chicken Fajitas Build your own sandwich
CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM SCHEDULE
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Location Feb. 21 vs. Syracuse * DePaul Student Center Feb. 27 vs. Cincinnati * DePaul Student Center
Champions Club Room Details
Champions Club Room Details
Doors Open: Doors opens 75 minutes before tip-off
Doors Open: Doors opens 60 minutes before tip-off
Eligibility: Must be current Champions Club member or D-Club member. Alumni may attend special Alumni Association Dates
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 included.
All Meals: $10 for adults - $5 for Children 14 and under
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.
DOWNTOWN DEMON LUNCHEONS
Cliff Dwellers - 200 S. Michigan 22nd Floor
February 23 Dates subject to change
Doors open at 11:30 - Program Begins at noon Awesome Buffet - $25 Enjoy A Blue Demon lunch on the 22nd floor and get the inside scoop on DePaul Hoops. 773-325-2740 - email@example.com
Reservations: All reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling 773-325-7240. Directions: Student Center - Second floor in DePaul Student Center at 2250 N. Sheffield.
DePaul is pleased to announce a new benefit for President’s Club members: exclusive access to pregame receptions before all men’s and women’s basketball Big East home games in 2012! The new “President’s Club Room” at Allstate Arena will open Jan. 1, 2012, when the men’s team takes on Syracuse. The club room will offer complimentary refreshments, “chalk talks” with men’s basketball staff, and special visits from DePaul administration. President’s Club members and their spouse/significant other are welcome to attend the pregame receptions free of charge starting one hour prior to tip-off in the Southeast Party Room. Additional guests are welcome to attend for $20 per person. Preregistration options will be available closer to the first game, so check back for more details this winter. Also, there will be pregame receptions on the Lincoln Park Campus for all women’s basketball Big East home games as well, and President’s Club members are encouraged to attend! For more information, please contact Janine Bruno at (312) 362-8573.
PRESIDENT’S CLUB ROOM SCHEDULE MEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Feb.18 Louisville Feb. 25 Providence March 3 Seton Hall
President’s Club Room Details
Doors Open: Doors opens 60 minutes before tip-off when doors open. Eligibility: Must be current President’s Club member. All Meals: Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available to President’s Club member and their significant other. Additional guests are available for $20. Reservations: All reservations are suggested at least 48 hours in advance by calling 312-362-8573. Directions: President’s Club Room is in the Southeast Party Room on South Concourse of Allstate Arena.
NEW AT ALLSTATE ARENA Fans will enjoy a new look and more of a DePaul atmosphere throughout the concourses at Allstate Arena. The rich history and tradition of Blue Demon Basketball will be on display throughout the arena. A new KIDZone will occupy southeast corner, complete with a Boot N’ Shoot pop shot game, Demon House bouncer for all little Demons, poster making and face tattoo stations. Fans can also pose with a life size cut out of their favorite Blue Demon. In addition, pre-game photo opportunities with DIBs the Blue Demon mascot for every game. A new Fan Zone will occupy the refurbished area in the east concourse where fans can gather pre-game or at halftime for refreshments and lively conversation. And last but not least, a new Demon rules the tunnel on the west end of the stadium!
NEW AT MCGRATH-PHILLIPS ARENA
A new scoreboard with a 10-foot video screen is coming in December, complete with a three-camera production capability. A new KIDZone will occupy a portion of the Hall of Fame foyer with the new Boot N’ Shoot pop-a-shot game (for SELECT games), poster making and face tattoo stations. Fans can also pose with a life size cut- out of their favorite Blue Demon. In addition, pregame photo opportunities with DIBs the Blue Demon mascot for every game.
DEPAUL WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
DEPAUL MEN’S BASKETBALL
$5 Tickets Available Coach Doug Bruno and your #18 Ranked DePaul Women’s Basketball Team welcome some of the nation’s best teams to Chicago this BIG EAST season. Bring out your team to enjoy the intimate atmosphere at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Lincoln Park and cheer on the Blue Demons. $5 tickets are available for your youth basketball team, family and friends. Groups of 10 or more will receive a scoreboard message welcoming your team to the game. 2012 Youth Basketball Team Days with DePaul Women’s Basketball - $5 Tickets
$8 or $5 tickets for YOUR Team and Family Blue Demons Fans: Showcase DePaul and BIG EAST Basketball to your Youth Team (8th Grade and Younger) this season at the Allstate Arena. Enjoy game tickets for only $5 or $8 each when you book a group outing for your team this year. Bring along the whole family and some friends as they’ll get to enjoy the same discount as well. Groups of 10 or more will receive a scoreboard message welcoming your team to the game.
Sunday, February 12th vs. Marquette @ 1:30 p.m. McGrathPhillips Arena Click Here for Women’s Basketball Youth Team Day Order Form
Ticket Office Contacts Jay Finnerty..................................................... 773-325-7544 Marty Murphy................................................... 773-325-7535
**Per NCAA Rules: Special $8 or $5 Youth Tickets are not available for High School Aged Students and Groups. 2012 Youth Basketball Team Days with DePaul Men’s Basketball - $8 Tickets 100-Level Seating or $5 Tickets 200-Level Seating Saturday, February 18th vs. Louisville @ 11am ALLSTATE ARENA Click Here for Men’s Basketball Youth Team Day Order