Volume 1 Issue 37 NEXT UP
MEN’S HOOPS - 1987
WOMEN’S HOOPS -1991
DePaul plays in front of the third-largest crowd in their time at Allstate Arena. A multitude of 17,623 turned up to see the Blue Demons improve to 12-0 on the season. The 1986-1987 team finished 28-3 and made it to the “Sweet Sixteen” of the NCAA tournament. It featured DePaul greats Dallas Comegys, Rod Strickland, Kevin Edwards, and Stanley Brundy. Strickland ranks third in school history for assists. Strickland had a career-high 13 assists on two occasions and posted double-figure assist seven times.
Beth Hasenmiller scored 42 points to help the Blue Demons pass Valparaiso. During her time at DePaul, Hasenmiller was a three-time captain, and her 42 point performance against Valpariso is the school record for points in a game. Hasenmiller ranks ninth on the Blue Demon all-time scoring list with 1,600 points. During her senior season, she averaged 21.9 points-pergame. Hasenmiller was inducted in DePaul’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
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
What was DePaul’s starting five of its 1978-79 Final Four men’s basketball team commonly referred to as? Women’s Basketball
When was the last time DePaul Women’s Basketball won the conference tournament title? 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.
vs. Seton Hall Jan. 10, 6 p.m.
vs. Pittsburgh January 14, 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 * 7 p.m. 17 at USF * 6 p.m. 21 vs. Connecticut * 7 p.m. 24 at Rutgers * 6 p.m. 28 at Seton Hall * 1 p.m. 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 * 6 p.m. 14 at Louisville * 3 p.m. 17 vs. Georgetown * 6 p.m. 22 vs. USF * 1 p.m. 25 at Rutgers * 6 p.m. 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 www.depaulbluedemons.com On-Line Giving:
Missy Mitidiero has a number of virtues. Patience is not one of them. Last summer, Mitidiero, a standout point guard at Marian Catholic in the early 2000s who led the Spartans to a secondplace finish in the 2002 Class AA tournament, was named the head basketball coach at Plainfield East. Plainfield East has only been around for two years. The Bengals were 4-20 in 2009 and 8-16 last year. Those are not numbers to which Mitidiero has been accustomed. But she realizes that Plainfield East is not going to become a household word overnight.
JAN. 5, ALLSTATE ARENA
VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS DEC. 31, - MCGRATH-PHILLIPS ARENA
“The most difficult thing for me is patience,” said Mitidiero, who also teaches physical education and health at the District 202 school. “We want the kids to get things so fast. We have to realize that we have to be patient. We want to push them, but we have to be realistic as well.” Mitidiero has been successful as a player at every level – high school, college and the professional ranks. She was a Chicago Sun-Times First Team All-Area selection, a tournament MVP at Rich South, and one of the top point guards in the country coming out of high school.
After one year at Illinois under Theresa Grentz, she transferred to DePaul where she enjoyed a solid career playing for Doug Bruno. She played professionally in Iceland and Holland. She continues to play in recreation leagues in the city and south suburbs. One thing has not changed since she first picked up a basketball. She still hates to lose. Only losing is more difficult now. “Losing is tougher as a coach,” Mitidiero said. “You want the kids to do so well. You don’t want them to hurt or to make a mistake. But sometimes you can’t do anything about it. You can try to put them in situations to be successful, but you can’t go out there and make it happen for them.”
VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Plainfield East has not experienced too much pain during the early part of the 2011-2012 season. Thanks to the guidance of Mitidiero and assistant coach Meghan Hutchens, and a young but steadily improving roster, the Lady Bengals (10-6) are just two victories from matching their win total of the previous two seasons combined. “When I came in, I didn’t know how it was going to be,” Mitidiero said. “But as they started learning things at practice and realize that maybe this is right, to go out there and teach them and then see those things work in games, it’s almost like a light bulb turning on.” © 2011 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
DAR TUCKER FRANCE DUNK CONTEST 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
MAKE A GIFT!
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 MILLION MARK
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
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 October 14, DePaul Athletics had raised $8.8 million dollars.
ONLINE Use our secure online form to make a credit card gift or pledge. CLICK HERE
INSURE OPPORTUNITY FOR TOMORROW, TODAY THROUGH SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENTS
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.
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. 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. 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.
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) Kohler-Hanks Endowed Scholarship Funds (MBB/WBB) Gary & Linda Koche Endowed Scholarship 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) 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
Spirit of DePaul Scholarship (Benefitting a Senior Walk-on)
Today’s picture of the day features Beth Hasenmilller. Hasenmiller was inducted in DePaul’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. 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 January 11 Career Conference Call: Career Week: Running 5 Years Strong Time: 12 p.m. Link: http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1282
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
January 14 Women’s Game vs. Pittsburgh: Pregame Reception and Game Time: 7 p.m. Link: http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1370 January 16 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast Time 8:30 a.m. Link: http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1374
January 21 Women’s Game vs UCONN: Pregame Reception & Game Time 7 p.m. Link: http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1371
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 Jan. 14 D-Club Day for Women’s Basketball DePaul vs. Pitt, 7 p.m. Student Center: 6 p.m.
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 Jan. 22 D-Club Day for Men’s Basketball through a list and will be given a drink ticket for two drinks for each game. Additionally snacks will be available DePaul vs. USF, 1 p.m. for D-Club members and their guests. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. Champions Club Room: 1:45 p.m. NEW FOR 2011-12 - D-CLUB SEASON TICKET FOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Feb. 12. Women’s Basketball Alumnae Day In response to feedback from the Athletics Advisory Council, D-Club members will be eligible to purchase a DePaul vs. Marquette, 1:30 p.m. discounted season ticket for the men’s basketball and special location for women’s basketball. The D-Club Student Center: 12:30 p.m. season ticket for men’s basketball will cost $148 for the 13 games played at Allstate Arena. The tickets will be located in a special location adjacent to the Legend’s Lounge in the Southwest corner of Allstate Arena.
The season ticket for women’s basketball will be $99 and will feature 15 games, including premiere games against Connecticut and Marquette. Men’s Basketball Ticket Form - Click HERE Women’s Ticket Form - Click HERE
NEW FOR 2011-12 - D-CLUB SETS D-CLUB DAYS FOR 2012 SEASON
DePaul and the D-Club has made changes in the protocol for D-Pack Tickets. Based on the input of alumni seeking to see more of their teammates and friends, we have moved from three D-Club days for both men’s and women’s basketball to a consolidated event for each sport. D-Club members are invited to request a pair of tickets for each game. A pre-game reception will be held for the alumni to gather in the Champions Club Room. D-Club members receive a complimentary lunch and their guests receive lunch for $10. - - REGISTER HERE
Feb. 18 Men’s Basketball Alumni Day DePaul vs. Louisville, 11 a.m. Champions Club Room: 9:45 a–.m. For D-Club Days, Letterwinner will receive complimentary lunch and guest’s lunch cost $10. For Alumni Days, Alumni and their guests will receive complimentary lunch.
Stula’s Time: 8 min and 17 sec Play On-Line - CLICK HERE Submit your score. CLICK HERE
CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM MENU MEN’S BASKETBALL
Date Jan. 17 Jan. 22 Feb. 1 Feb. 6 Feb.18 Feb. 25 March 3
Opponent Georgetown * USF * St. John’s * Marquette * Louisville * Providence * Seton Hall *
Menu Build your own Hot-Dog Pizza 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
CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM SCHEDULE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Date Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 31 Feb. 8 Feb. 12 Feb. 21 Feb. 27
Opponent vs. Pittsburgh * vs. Connecticut * 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 DePaul Student Center DePaul Student Center
Champions Club Room Details 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
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.
DOWNTOWN DEMON LUNCHEONS
Cliff Dwellers - 200 S. Michigan 22nd Floor
January 19 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
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 Jan. 17 Georgetown Jan. 22 USF 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!
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 YOUTH TEAM DAYS
DEPAUL MEN’S BASKETBALL YOUTH TEAM DAYS
$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. **Per NCAA Rules: Special $8 or $5 Youth Tickets are not available for High School Aged Students and Groups.
Saturday, January 14th vs. Pittsburgh @ 7:00 p.m. McGrath-Phillips Arena
2012 Youth Basketball Team Days with DePaul Men’s Basketball - $8 Tickets 100-Level Seating or $5 Tickets 200-Level Seating
Sunday, February 12th vs. Marquette @ 1:30 p.m. McGrathPhillips Arena
Sunday, January 22nd vs. USF @ 1pm ALLSTATE ARENA
Click Here for Women’s Basketball Youth Team Day Order
Saturday, February 18th vs. Louisville @ 11am ALLSTATE ARENA
Ticket Office Contacts Jay Finnerty..................................................... 773-325-7544 Marty Murphy................................................... 773-325-7535
Click Here for Men’s Basketball Youth Team Day Order Form