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Volume 1 Issue 51 NEXT UP

MEN’S HOOPS - 1982


Mark Aguirre has another high-scoring outing, dropping 35 on LaSalle in a 69-62 road win during his third and final season as a Blue Demon. Aguirre’s career accolades are many, the most impressive being his two National Player of the year awards, being the only Blue Demon besides George Mikan to have his jersey retired (#24), and being DePaul’s all-time leading scorer (2,182) while only being at DePaul for three years. The Blue Demon’s record during Aguirre’s time was 79-10 with three NCAA tournament appearances.

The DePaul women’s basketball beats Houston Cougars, 101-52, on January, 30 2003. Khara Smith led the way for DePaul with 22 points and five rebounds. The redshirt freshman didn’t miss a shot from the field as she was 1010 and 2-2 from the free throw line. Four others joined Smith in double-figures led by Ashley Luke with 17 points on five three-pointers. Khara Smith finished her career as the only player with more than 2,000 career points and 1,300 career rebounds. Smith led the Blue Demons to a 98-29 record from 2002-2006.

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 Because of DePaul’s George Mikan, what rule did the NCAA institute in 1944? Women’s Basketball What player is the program’s all-time leading free throw shooter at 85.6%? CLICK HERE to submit your answer.

DEPAUL BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDES Follow your DePaul Men’s and Women’s Basketball team. To find out information about current DePaul hoops players, or research about DePaul’s rich basketball tradition, make sure you check out DePaul Basketball media guide. Media guides are available online. To access media guide through HOOPLA, click on the picture below.

Men’s Hoops

Women’s Hoops

vs. St. John’s Feb 1, 7:30 p.m.

vs. Louisville January 31, 7 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 * 8 p.m. FEBRUARY 5 at Notre Dame * noon 8 vs. Villanova * 7 p.m. 12 vs. Marquette * 1:30 p.m. 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 * 7:30 p.m. 4 at Cincinnati * 6 p.m. 6 vs. Marquette * 8 p.m. 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


Champions Club 773-325-7240 Athletic Ticket Office 773-325-SLAM On-Line Giving:




PET OF THE WEEK-Today’s Pet of the Week picture features Nikki. Nikki is 15 years old, that is 105 in dog years! She’s still rocks the DePaul cheer outfit. Today’s Pet of the Week picture is submitted by former DePaul Cheer Alum Jessica Hinckley.


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In week Eleven, 51 issues of HOOPLA were read by 5,000 readers. Those readers accounted for nearly 35,000 page views We have more than 100 email subscribers and 104 Facebook and 55 Twitter followers! DEPAUL VS INDIANA STATE 1979 DePaul Athletic Development Staff

Thad Dohrn Lemone Lampley Jennifer Thomas Marge Mazik Mario Stula

773-325-1456 773-325-7534 773-325-8604 773-325-7240 773-325-2147



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



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

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.

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.

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. 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. For more information, call Thad Dohrn at 773-3257240.



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.

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.

Maggie Dixon Endowed Scholarship Fund (WBB) Barbara Atsaves Pabst Endowed Scholarship Fund (WBB) Kathy Booker Endowed Scholarship Fund (WBB)

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. 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.

Kohler-Hanks Endowed Scholarship Funds (MBB/WBB) Gary & Linda Koche Endowed Scholarship Men’s or Women’s Basketball in Commerce

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) 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 day features DePaul Men’s Basketball Team from 1945. BE A PART OF PHOTO OF THE DAY - Send your favorite Blue Demon Photo to and have a chance to be featured on Fan Picture Friday.

Upcoming Events January 31 Alumni & Friends Reception in Orlando, FL Time: 6 p.m Link: id=1378

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 2 Young Alumni Sake Tasting Time: 6 p.m. Link: February 12 Women’s Basketball vs Marquette: Pregame Reception & Game Time: 12:30 p.m Link:

February 15 Alumni Game Watch in Denver Time: 5:00p.m. Link: February 18 Men’s Game vs Louisville: Pregame Reception & Game Time: 9:45 a.m. Link: February 18 Men’s Game vs Louisville: Pregame Reception ONLY Time: 9:45 a.m. Link:


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.


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.


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.

Feb. 12. Women’s Basketball Alumnae Day DePaul vs. Marquette, 1:30 p.m. Student Center: 12:30 p.m.

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.


DePaul Women’s Basketball alumnae are invited to return for Women’s Basketball Alumni Day when DePaul plays Marquette on February 12 at 1 p.m. Complimentary tickets and a lunch will be provided for Women’s Basketball alumnae, managers and their guests.

Feb. 18 Men’s Basketball Alumni Day DePaul vs. Louisville, 11 a.m. Champions Club Room: 9:45 a.m.

Women’s Basketball Alumnae are invited to meet for the pre-game reception on the Second Floor of the DePaul Student Center. The doors will open at 12:30 and lunch will be served. Soda and water will be complimentary and beer is available at a cash bar. Coach Bruno will give a chalk-talk around 1 p.m. For Alumni Days, Alumni and their guests will Tickets will be available for pick-up at the pre-game reception. receive complimentary lunch.

Stula’s Time: 16 min and 20 sec Play On-Line - CLICK HERE Submit your score. CLICK HERE


Date Feb. 1 Feb. 6 Feb.18 Feb. 25 March 3

Opponent St. John’s * Marquette * Louisville * Providence * Seton Hall *

Menu Pasta, Salad Build your own Burger Brucnh Menu Chicken Fajitas Build your own sandwich

Champions Club Room Details 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


Date Jan. 31 Feb. 8 Feb. 12 Feb. 21 Feb. 27

Opponent vs. Louisville * vs. Villanova * vs. Marquette * vs. Syracuse * vs. Cincinnati *

Location DePaul Student Center DePaul Student Center DePaul Student Center DePaul Student Center DePaul Student Center

Champions Club Room Details Doors Open: Doors opens 60 minutes before tip-off


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 -

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.

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.

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. 1 St. John’s Feb. 6 Marquette 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!


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.



$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


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