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NOVEMBER 28 Volume 1 Issue 12 NEXT UP

MEN’S HOOPS - 2007


Draelon Burns bombarded the Texas A&M Corpus-Christi defense with deadly accuracy the night of November 28th, 2007. An 8-8 performance from the three point line highlighted Burns’ night as the Blue Demons rolled 85-70. This was the most three-point field goals made in a game and the best percentage in DePaul men’s basketball history. Burns was no stranger to scorching the net as he finished his career with 1,329 points and the 2007-2008 season with 63 three-pointers made, good for 9th best all time. Burns also owns the number 19 spot with 46 three-point field goals made in the 20062007 season.

DePaul women’s basketball team left one of the nation’s toughest arenas with a standing room only crowd on the victorious side of a 71-70 score against UW-Green Bay . Caprice Smith’s jumper in the lane through traffic beat the buzzer as the Blue Demons won their fourth straight game. Smith, who scored a career-high 22 points, took an inbounds pass from Jenna Rubino with just five seconds on the clock and beat her defender for an eight-footer. Three players totaled at least 10 rebounds with Erin Cattell totaling a career-high 14 caroms for the second straight game.


Today, marks the beginning of a new initiative to keep Blue Demon fans, alumni and friends in touch with DePaul basketball. Hoopla is a daily electronic publication which will spotlight the best of Blue Demon Basketball. The publication will feature a wide-range of daily features centered around DePaul roundball. Athletic Development has been producing Hoopla for the last six years for distribution in the Champions Club Room, but Hoopla has been reimagined and expanded due to the hard work of summer intern Tim Kelly, a senior at Loras, and Blue Demon basketball alum Mario Stula. The basketball letterwinner will serve as Hoopla’s editor and will manage its production throughout 2011-12 while attending grad school. HOOPLA will arrive via email daily. To make sure you don’t miss a day, REGISTER HERE Follow us on Twitter - @hoopla_magazine or join our Facebook Fan Page, Click Here. HOOPLA BY THE NUMBERS In Week three, 11 issues of HOOPLA were read by nearly 2500 readers Those readers accounted for 15,000 page views We have more than 100 email subscribers and nearly 50 Facebook and 50 Twitter followers!

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 last win in the NCAA Tournament that went into double-overtime? Women’s Basketball How many former DePaul Women’s Basketball players have played in the WNBA?

To submit your answer, CLICK HERE.

Men’s Hoops

Women’s Hoops

vs. Mississippi Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

vs. Loyola Dec. 3, 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 Samford vs. Montana 3:30 p.m. DePaul vs. Saint Mary’s W, 96-68 12 Consolation Game 5 p.m. 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 7 p.m. 7 vs. St. John’s * noon 9 vs. SIUE 7 p.m. Maggie Dixon Classic (New York, N.Y.) 11 vs. Tennessee noon 13 at Princeton 6 p.m 16 vs. Arizona State 7 p.m. 19 at Illinois State 7 p.m. 22 Southern Illinois 7 p.m. 31 vs. Northern Illinois 2 p.m. JANUARY 03 at Georgetown * 6 p.m. 07 at Providence * 1:00 p.m. 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 8 p.m. 14 vs. Mississippi Valley State - McGrath-Phillips Arena 7:30 p.m. 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 8 p.m. 5 vs. Milwaukee 8 p.m. 7 at Loyola-Chicago 7 p.m. 10 vs. Chicago State 1 p.m. 14 at Northern Illinois 8 p.m. 17 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff - McGrath-Phillips Arena 7 p.m. 21 vs. Cal Poly 7:30 p.m. JANUARY 1 vs. Syracuse * 4 p.m. 5 vs. Pittsburgh * 6 p.m 08 at Villanova * 11 a.m. 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.


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


NAME: David Booth SPORT: Men’s Basketball YEARS PARTICIPATED: 1988-1992

What does being a DePaul Letterwinner mean to you? It means being part of a great tradition of student-athletes that have gone on to do great things in life. Why did you choose DePaul? I chose DePaul because it was close to my home in Peoria,Illinois. If I ever wanted to get back for a home cooked meal it was a short drive, yet I was far enough that I could grow and mature on my own. What was your favorite memory at DePaul? My favorite memory at DePaul was being able to use basketball as an avenue to see and stay in different parts of the country that I may have never had the chance to experience on my own. It really exposed me and opened my eyes to see that there are bigger and better things to reach for in life. What did receiving a scholarship from DePaul mean to you? It meant a lot to receive a scholarship from DePaul because it took a lot of pressure off of my parents wondering how they were going to afford my college education. It is also very possible that I would be still paying student loans back to this day if I did not receive a scholarship from DePaul. What was your funniest memory while at DePaul? My funniest memories at DePaul has to be how Coach Ray Meyer would keep me in check with his sense of humor. Coach Ray once said “Booth you are good for 40 points a game, the 20 points that you get and the 20 points that the man you are defending gets”. Brief summary of your life from graduation till now: After I left DePaul in 1992 I was blessed to play 14 years as a professional. I then went and worked for the Memphis Grizzlies for four years as their Southeast Regional Scout. I served as an assistant coach for DePaul for one season. I’ am now entering my second season as the Midwest Regional Scout for the New Orleans Hornets. Is there a recent highlight that you would like to share with Alumni and friends of DePaul Athletics? I think a recent highlight that I have experienced is how my children have been able to be around and get to know the DePaul family that has helped mold me into the person that I am today. What advice would you give to a current or future student-athlete? The advice that I would give is to cherish your time while you are young and not to take anything for granted. I would also say never look down on someone unless you are reaching to help pick them up. Favorites: Travel destination: Cancun, Mexico Favorite Book: The Shack Author: WIlliam P. Young Movie: Shawshank Redemption Sports Movie: Rudy Quote: “And we know that in All things God works together for the good of those that love him who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28







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 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


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. 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)

DePaul Men’s Basketball team picture from 1942-1943 season. 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

December 3 Denver Alumni Chapter Holiday Lunch Time: 12:00 p.m. Link: id=1311

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

December 8 Christmas at DePaul *FULL* Time 7 p.m. Link: id=1359

December 13 DePaul Reception with the President in Dallas Time 6:00 p.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.


In response to feedback from the Athletics Advisory Council, D-Club members will be eligible to purchase a discounted season ticket for the men’s basketball and special location for women’s basketball. The D-Club 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


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

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. Jan. 22 D-Club Day for Men’s Basketball DePaul vs. USF, 1 p.m. Champions Club Room: 1:45 p.m. Feb. 12. Women’s Basketball Alumnae Day DePaul vs. Marquette, 1:30 p.m. Student Center: 12:30 p.m. 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.

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Date Dec. 1 Dec. 5 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 21 Jan. 1 Jan. 5 Jan. 17 Jan. 22 Feb. 1 Feb. 6 Feb.18 Feb. 25 March 3

Opponent Mississippi Milwaukee Chicago State Arkansas-Pine Bluff (McGrath-Phillips Arena) Cal Poly Syracuse * Pittsburgh * Georgetown * USF * St. John’s * Marquette * Louisville * Providence * Seton Hall *


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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 All Meals: $10 for adults - $5 for Children 14 and under. Cash bar is available. Complimentary snacks will be included. 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.

Date Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 22 Dec. 31 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 31 Feb. 8 Feb. 12 Feb. 21 Feb. 27

Opponent vs. Loyola vs. St. John’s * vs. SIUE vs. Arizona State Southern Illinois vs. Northern Illinois vs. Pittsburgh * vs. Connecticut * vs. Louisville * vs. Villanova * vs. Marquette * vs. Syracuse * vs. Cincinnati *

Location Fr. Munster Conference Room Fr. Munster Conference Room Fr. Munster Conference Room Fr. Munster Conference Room Fr. Munster Conference Room Fr. Munster Conference Room Student Center Brownstone’s Annex Student Center Brownstone’s Annex Student Center Brownstone’s Annex Fr. Munster Conference Room Student Center Brownstone’s Annex Fr. Munster Conference Room Student Center Brownstone’s Annex


Cliff Dwellers - 200 S. Michigan 22nd Floor

December 6 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 -

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 Reservations: All reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling 773-325-7240. Directions: Fr. Thomas Munster Conference Room is on the second floor of the Sullivan Athletic Center at 2323 N. Sheffield Ave. Check-in will be inside revolving door at Sullivan Athletic Center. Student Center - Brownstone’s Annex is located on the first 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 Jan. 1 Syracuse Jan. 5 Pittsburgh 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.


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 3-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.


Full Season Tickets Season Ticket Packages begin at $99 and include all 13 home games at the Allstate Area Other prices are $156 and $260 Faculty and Staff Season Tickets $182 and $143 Young Alumni Season Ticket-$99 All DePaul graduates from 2008-2011 can purchase lower level season tickets for only $99 Men’s Basketball Mini-Plans-$135 The BIG EAST 9-All seats are in the 100-level corners or upper level center court Pick 6-$99 Select five BIG EAST conference games plus one non-conference game- Seats are in the 100-level of upper level center court Lincoln Park 3 game plan-$45 All three games being played on the Lincoln Park Campus (save $15) Group Tickets (groups of 10 or more) 100 Level Baselines: $20 (save $10 each) - 100 level corners/200 level $15 (save $5 each) DePaul employee individual game discount 100 level $20-200 level $15 at McGrath $20 (no discount)


Full Season Tickets All Season Tickets are $99 Alumni Season Ticket-$59 All DePaul graduates from 2008-2011 class can purchase season tickets for only $59 Women’s Basketball Mini Plans-$42 Pick Six Mini Plan-Only $42- Chose four BIG EAST games and two non-conference games for only $42 UCONN PLUS 1-Only $25 Guarantee your seat to the Connecticut game plus on additional game for $25 Group Tickets (groups of 10 or more) All tickets are only $5- Excludes the Connecticut Game-Group Tickets are $10 a piece Premium Game Pricing-$20 Connecticut game all tickets are $20 DePaul Employee- Individual game discount All tickets are discounted to $8 Excludes the Connecticut game and 11-11-11 doubleheader with men’s basketball

Ticket Office Contacts Jay Finnerty..................................................... 773-325-7544 Marty Murphy................................................... 773-325-7535 Eli Cutler.......................................................... 773-325-1440

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