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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.

BLUE DEMON MEN’S HOOPS ON THE AIR - RADIO AND TV COVERAGE DePaul announced its 27-game men’s basketball radio schedule that starts with the season opener against UTPan American on Nov. 11. In addition to the radio schedule on WSCR 670 The Score, DePaul fans can also see all BIG EAST Network games again this season on WCUU (The U Too) in the Chicago market. Zach Zaidman and Laurence Holmes return for the 2011-12 campaign as all broadcasts will also be available online on BlueTube - DePaul’s online audio/ video digital network at Zaidman will handle the play-by-play once again with Holmes serving as the analyst. The entire BIG EAST schedule can be found on The Score this season along with a majority of the non-conference slate. All of the non-conference games except for the Old Spice Classic will be heard on WSCR this season while the exhibition game against Lewis on Nov. 5 will be streamed with audio on BlueTube.

The 2011-12 campaign is the 14th season of DePaul basketball on WSCR 670 The Score as the station remains one of the most popular spots on the dial in the Chicagoland area. The 50,000-watt station can be heard in 38 states and Canada. DePaul fans can subscribe to hear the call by Zaidman and Holmes for all DePaul games online and watch selected video streaming broadcasts of non-conference games with an annual subscription package for just $79.95. A monthly subscription is also available for $9.95 to get all of the action live on BlueTube. Each package also includes audio and video streaming for women’s basketball games and all DePaul sports that are capable of live streaming online. Nearly 50 events were streamed with video during the 2010-11 year between men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and softball. click here.

NOVEMBER 9 Volume 1 Issue 3 NEXT UP

Men’s Hoops

Women’s Hoops

vs. UT-PA Nov. 11, 8 p.m.

vs. St. Mary’s Nov. 11, 6 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 6 p.m. 12 Consolation Game 5 p.m. Championship Game 7 p.m. Jack-in-the-Box Rainbow Wahine Classic 18 vs. San Diego State 11 p.m. 19 vs. Portland 6 p.m. 20 at Hawai’i 11 p.m. 27 at Northwestern 2 p.m. 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. 1:30 p.m. 25 Indiana State or Texas Tech 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 27 Arizona State, Dayton, Fairfield or Wake Forest TBA 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. 6-10 BIG EAST Championship


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


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL - 2006-2010 TEAM LINK - Click Here


What team and league are you playing for now? I am playing for Athinaikos in the Greek league.


What countries have you played in? I have only played in Greece. What is your favorite place to play? My favorite place to play is at our home gym in Athens, Greece. What is your biggest memory overseas? I have only been in Greece for 2 months, but I enjoy exploring the new country and the culture.

VS. St. Xavier

What is your greatest memory as a Blue Demon? My greatest memories as a Blue Demon are beating Notre Dame on my senior night, and making the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament.


Test your Blue Demon Knowledge!

his week’s winner receives a Blue Demon NIKE Messenger Bag. Men’s Basketball Who scored the final basket in Alumni Hall and what player recorded the assist? HINT: BOTH ARE SECOND-GENERATION LETTERWINNERS

Women’s Basketball What Blue Demon All-American went on to coach women’s basketball at DePaul?


HIS DAUGHTER IS ALSO in the DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame

To submit your answer,Click




DePaul Athletic Development Staff

Toby is the two-year old lab rescued from Midwest Labrador Rescue by Madison and William Dohrn. Toby loves to play basketball.

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)

Picture of the Billy Blue Demon from 1980s. 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 November 9 Conference Call: Strategies in Discovering Work/Life Balance Time: noon Link:

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

November 9 DePaul Reception with the President in New York City Time 6:30 p.m. Link: November 10 Alumni Reception in Kildeer, Ill. Time 6 p.m. Link:

November 12 Giving Thanks Service Day in Phoenix Time 8:00 a.m. Link: December 3 Denver Alumni Chapter Holiday Lunch Time Noon Link: December 8 Christmas at DePaul Time 7 p.m. Link: December 12 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.

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 Jan. 22 D-Club Day for Men’s Basketball basketball games. Those D-Club members who are eligible to attend the Legend’s Lounge will be admitted DePaul vs. USF, 1 p.m. through a list and will be given a drink ticket for two drinks for each game. Additionally snacks will be available Champions Club Room: 1:45 p.m. for D-Club members and their guests. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. Feb. 12. Women’s Basketball Alumnae Day NEW FOR 2011-12 - D-CLUB SEASON TICKET FOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DePaul vs. Marquette, 1:30 p.m. In response to feedback from the Athletics Advisory Council, D-Club members will be eligible to purchase a Student Center: 12:30 p.m. 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 Jan. 14 Men’s Basketball Alumni Day located in a special location adjacent to the Legend’s Lounge in the Southwest corner of Allstate Arena. DePaul vs. Louisville, 3 p.m. The season ticket for women’s basketball will be $99 and will feature 15 games, including premiere games Champions Club Room: 1:45 p.m. against Connecticut and Marquette.


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.

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 Menu Mississippi Build your own Hotdog Milwaukee Pizza, BLT salad Chicago State Vegetarian Penne Pasta Arkansas-Pine Bluff (McGrath-Phillips Arena) tbd Cal Poly Build your own Burger Syracuse * Chicken Fajitas Pittsburgh * Build your own chicken sandwich Georgetown * Build your own Hotdog USF * Pizza,BLT salad St. John’s * Vegetarian Penne Pasta Marquette * Build your own Burger Louisville * Brunch Menu Providence * Chiecken Fajitas Seton Hall * Build your own Chicken 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 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

HOOPLA - DePaul Athletic Developments Basketball Magazine  

HOOPLA is DePaul Athletic Development's daily magazine to promote Blue Demon basketball.

HOOPLA - DePaul Athletic Developments Basketball Magazine  

HOOPLA is DePaul Athletic Development's daily magazine to promote Blue Demon basketball.