So You Think You Know DePaul – January 2013

18 Jan
© 2013 DePaul University

© 2013 DePaul University

Blue Demon Day is  just weeks away on Saturday, Feb. 2, so this month we’re quizzing you on your knowledge of our school mascot instead of asking you to guess a certain mystery place! Soon after St. Vincent’s College became DePaul University, athletes wore uniforms with large ‘D’s printed on the front. During a game, an announcer referred to the players as the “D-men,” a name that stuck and transformed into Blue Demons. In what decade did DePaul first get the nickname that led to our current team name?

Happy guessing! And remember these trivia rules:

  • To enter, post your answer in the comments section by clicking “Leave a Comment” below.
  • The contest will be open Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. Central through 4 p.m. Central.
  • All of the correct answers will be compiled and a winner from that group will be drawn at random to win an alumni-themed prize. This month’s prize will include a special memento from the inaugural Blue Demon Day!

11 Responses to “So You Think You Know DePaul – January 2013”

  1. Yanira Soriano January 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    In the 1900s.

  2. Giovanna Zozzaro January 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Well, the uniforms changed in 1907. So, the decade of the late 00’s. 🙂

  3. joshuabanderson January 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    The nickname came in the 1900s – so the Oughts? Did society ever agree on a name?

  4. Nicolas Pratt January 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    In 1907, so the 1900-1910 decade.

  5. Lauren January 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    1907, so the 1900’s.

  6. Monica Srocki January 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    The 1900’s was the decade! I remember hearing this story when I was at DePaul as an Ambassador!

  7. Rajiv Nathan (@RajNATION) January 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    the 1900’s….as in 1900-1910

  8. Sally January 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm #


  9. Kathy Portillo January 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    In the 1900s

  10. Amy D. January 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    definitely remember this story during orientation. 1900s.

  11. alumnisocialmedia January 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the trivia contest. The “D-men” nickname was first used for DePaul 1900-1910, so we had lots of correct answers! After the random drawing, our winner is joshuabanderson – congrats! Watch for more trivia next month and send your own ideas to

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