Greg Greenwell: December 2011 Archives

BIG EAST Network Information for Syracuse Game

Here's where you can watch the Jan. 1 DePaul game against Syracuse on the BIG EAST Network. The Blue Demons and Orange play at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT at Allstate Arena.

Market (Rank) - TV Station
New York (1) - SNY
Chicago (3) - WCUU (The U Too)
Washington DC (8) - MASN (joined in progress at 5:30 p.m. ET)
Atlanta (9) - CSS
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Fla. (14) - Brighthouse
Denver (17) - Altitude
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Fla. (19) - Brighthouse
Baltimore (27) - MASN (joined in progress at 5:30 p.m. ET)
Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (30) - SNY-CT
Milwaukee (34) - TW-WI
Cincinnati (35) - FSN-Ohio
Buffalo (51) - TW-Buffalo
New Orleans (52) - COX-NO
Providence-New Bedford, R.I. (53) - COX-NE
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. (58) - TW-Albany
Green Bay-Appleton, Wis. (69) - TW-WI2
Rochester, N.Y. (79) - TW-Rochester
Syracuse, N.Y. (84) - TW-Syracuse
Rockford, Ill. (134) - WTVO-DT2
Binghamton, N.Y. (157) - TW-Binghamton
Utica, N.Y. (172) - TW-Utica
Elmira, N.Y. (174) - TW-Elmira
Watertown, N.Y. (177) - TW-Watertown

The broadcast is also available online at but it is subject to blackout in the following markets: Albany-Schenetady-Troy, Atlanta, Baltimore, Binghamton, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Denver, Elmira, Green Bay-Appleton, Hartford-New Haven, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Providence-New Bedford, Rochester, Syracuse, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Utica and Watertown.

Golf in Paris - Ben Recaps the Trip

Ben and Erik's Paris and Germany Photo Gallery

Well our stint in Europe has finally reached its end. In our last week we spent what seemed like half of our time on trains traveling from city to city. We started out in Amsterdam, where we spent our time walking around the canals and exploring the city as well as some time in what has to be one of the nicer zoos there is. The rainforest building has no dividers between you and the animals, meaning there are monkeys literally walking around your feet!

From there we headed to Kiel, Germany, where we met up with fellow teammate Moritz Ackerhans, who showed us around his city. His mom was nice enough to provide us with our first home cooked meal in about two and a half weeks, and it was absolutely delicious. Next, we took the 8 hour train ride South to Augsburg (also in Germany) to visit another teammate, freshman Jan Julicher. He showed us what a real Bavarian meal is like at a traditional restaurant near his house (a picture of the meal is included). It was one of the most intimidating, impressive, and filling dinners I've ever eaten. He also took us on a tour of a local brewery, which was a very cool experience. After spending the night, we took yet another train to a town called Wurzburg where got to see our friend Maximillian Mayer, whom we hadn't seen for far too long. Our time with Max was great and was capped off by another delicious meal, prepared by Mrs. Mayer herself.

Our last night in Europe was spent where it all began, Paris. We stayed in a hostel and caught up on some much needed sleep before waking up at 5 a.m. to catch our flight back to Chicago. All in all, this trip has been an eye opening and incredible experience for both of us. It is unfortunate that it has come to a close but we are both looking forward to getting home for Christmas and spending time with family.

To give a broader view of our trip we've included several photos taken throughout our time in Europe. Happy holidays to all, and we look forward to seeing everybody after break!

Ben & Erik

Ben and Erik in Paris - Part 3

The week is coming to a close, and it couldn't have gone any faster.  We had another successful and exciting several days, where we got to see even more amazing parts of France.  Wednesday we traveled to Sciences Po, a renowned school located in Paris, where we ran into our old friend and DePaul alum Selma, who graduated last year after playing women's tennis.  We got to catch up with Selma, have lunch with some students, and take a tour of her new school.
Later in the week we got to share a few more experiences.  Friday we went to the Taittinger Champagne cellars, located East of Paris in a town called Reims.  We witnessed the years of work put into producing a single bottle of Champagne, and it's really pretty incredible. 
Finally, on Saturday, the class portion of our trip came to a close.  A small group of us went to Versailles to check out the massive castle and gardens.  We even brought some lunch and ate out in the courtyard.  That evening we had our final meal as a group at the oldest restaurant in Paris, La Petit Chaise.  It was spectacular; I never knew food could taste so good.
It's sad to be leaving Paris, but the two of us are now on our way to meet up with our teammates in Germany and see how they live over here. Don't worry, we'll be coming back with lots of pictures.
Erik & Ben

Ben and Erik in Paris - Part 2

From late last week, DePaul golfers Ben Westley and Erik Peterson continue their studies in France while taking in as many sites as possible. They are in Paris taking an International Business Seminar class through Dec. 11. The class is taught by Dr. Steve Kelly at DePaul and Ben will check in periodically with updates on the events overseas.

Paris - Part Deux:

So our first week in Paris is coming to a close and it feels as though time is flying by too quickly. We're already halfway finished with the trip! It was not stop this week, with business visits every day and site-seeing during every other waking hour. Some of the businesses we saw included Carlson Wagonlit, Digitas, Veolia, and Publicis, which range in function from a massive business travel agency to a worldwide advertising holding company. The visits really gave us some interesting insights into how international businesses operate, and allowed a peek into what working for a large company is like.

Although it may be hard to believe, the business visits weren't the most exciting parts of the week. We went to some really cool sites and museums that were full of old artwork, statues and pieces of history. Probably the most famous pieces that we saw were the Mona Lisa and The Thinker. We also got to see Napoleon's tomb, which was one of the more impressive things we've seen on this trip. If you're not into the artwork, the buildings that they were inside of were impressive in their own right. It might literally take three days to walk around the Louvre and you still might not see everything.

More pictures to come in the future. We're looking forward to yet another busy and exciting week, including a trip up to the top of the famous Eiffel Tower. Until next time.

Ben & Erik

Ben and Erik in Paris

DePaul golf team members Ben Westley and Erik Peterson are currently taking a International Business Seminar class in Paris and will be there through Dec. 11. The class is taught by Dr. Steve Kelly at DePaul and Ben will check in periodically with updates on the events overseas.

Day 1
Today we arrived in Paris after an excruciatingly long flight, only to realize we had an entire day ahead of us. After unloading our things at the hotel, we walked to the Seine River, which divides the city, and took a boat tour to see many of the city's cultural landmarks. This included the city's most popular destination, and our personal favorite, the Eiffel Tower, which stands as tall as the Hancock!

We spent the rest of the day wandering through the city streets which can be extremely confusing. Every block has enough restaurants to make your head spin, along with old-fashioned bookstores and cafes. Luckily, our professor used some local knowledge and we got to eat at a really nice restaurant with all of our classmates. Some of us even got to try some classic French escargot.

Both of us are looking forward to catching up on some sleep and getting rid of the jet lag.  The next two weeks are going to be busy, with numerous business visits scheduled and more landmarks to visit. Also, can't wait to eat all of the bread and cheese Paris has to offer.

Signing out for now.

Ou Au Revoir,

Ben & Erik



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