Tag Archives: Blue Demons

Share Your DePaul Love Story

3 Feb

Demon DarlingsDid you meet your sweetheart at DePaul? In honor of Valentine’s Day, we want to collect stories and pictures of Blue Demon couples to share with our alumni community! It’s easy to participate:

  • Pick a photo of you and your Demon Darling.
  • Identify your names and graduation years, plus any details you want to share of your love story (300 words or less).
  • Send everything via email to alumnisocialmedia@depaul.edu.

We will collect and share pictures in a special #DemonDarlings photo album on social media just in time for Valentine’s Day. Please help us spread the word and collect DePaul love stories!

Read more stories about Blue Demon couples:

Alumni couple provide double the support.

Basketball alumnus and his wife met in German class.

A Blue Demon went to a dance with a date–then met his future wife!

DePaul Wishes Olympic Luck to Coach Doug Bruno, USA Women’s Basketball

7 Aug

Doug Bruno (LAS ’73, MA ’88), coach of the DePaul University women’s basketball team, is working with another team this summer: USA Women’s Basketball. Bruno is with the team in London at the 2012 Summer Olympics as an assistant coach.

To celebrate Team USA advancing to the semifinals on August 9, DePaul alumni and friends shared good-luck messages for Coach Bruno and the players. See what fellow Blue Demons had to say by clicking on the picture! Just wait for the link to load and use the arrow keys to advance through the presentation:

Share your own message for Coach Bruno and the team by clicking “Leave a comment” below. Then, check back often: the presentation will change to include new alumni quotes and to reflect the path to the final game!

DePaul Athletics B.I.D.S. to Benefit Scholarship Funds

1 Mar

DePaul University Athletics is auctioning authentic Blue Demon memorabilia in support of athletic scholarships. Now buying a piece of DePaul history can help give back to future generations of students.

The new online auctions, called B.I.D.S. (Blue Demon Authentic On-line Auctions In Support of DePaul Scholarships), will feature five to six regular auction items each week. Auctioned items include game-worn jerseys, autographed memorabilia and tickets to the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. All proceeds from the online auctions will benefit DePaul athletic scholarships, with the exception of special game-worn women’s pink basketball jerseys, for which 90 percent of proceeds will benefit the KAY Yow Cancer Fund.

This game-worn jersey with commemorative Rey Meyer memorial patch from the 2006-2007 season is one of many items being auctioned at B.I.D.S.

Bidders who win an auction of more than $100 will receive a complimentary Rey Meyer commemorative coin, minted in 2006-2007 to honor the DePaul legend and to support the scholarship in his name.

Participants must register prior to bidding. B.I.D.S. can be accessed through the auction section of depaulbluedemons.com or auctions.cbssports.com, the auction’s partner site.

Bruno to Help Lead Olympic Team in London

20 Jan

Doug Bruno and Geno Auriemma coach the U.S. women's basketball team in 2010.

At a press conference on DePaul’s campus today, Doug Bruno, head coach of the Blue Demons women’s basketball team, announced that he has been chosen to be assistant coach of the 2012 U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team during the Olympic Games in London this summer.

Bruno will assist head coach, Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, alongside Marynell Meadors, coach of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, and Jennifer Gillom, the former head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks. It is the same coaching staff that helped the U.S. team win gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championships, earning the U.S. an automatic ticket to the London Games.

“USA basketball is a special, special organization,”’ Bruno said during the announcement.

Last season, Bruno led his Blue Demons to the most successful season in school history, making the NCAA Tournament for the ninth straight year, and reaching number seven in the national polls.

The Olympic team will be announced this spring from a 27-member national team pool, and preliminaries for the women’s basketball competitions will begin on July 28, 2012.

Click here to read more about Bruno’s appointment and see photos from the press conference.

“What is DePaul?”

8 Nov

On the Nov. 4 episode of Jeopardy!, the unique answer-and-question quiz show, DePaul was the $800 question in a category called “Chicago.”

Click here to see a video clip from the show!