The Daily Demon January 17
Jan. 17, 2013
DePaul University has selected Saturday, Feb. 2 as the inaugural Blue Demon Day that will become an annual gathering of members of the University community to get together throughout the nation and world and show DePaul pride. Click Here for the full story.
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Today In Blue Demon History:
On January 17th 2004, DePaul fought hard and showed a lot of heart down the stretch to beat UAB 75-64. The Blue Demons had four players in double figures led by junior Quemont Greer’s 18 points while freshman Sammy Mejia added 16,Drake Diener 14 and Delonte Holland 10. UAB was led by Gabe Kennedy’s 15 points and 12 rebounds. Click Here for the full story.
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D-CLUB DAY: All D-Club members are entitled to a pair of complimentary tickets for the the men's and women's basketball games on January 19. On that day, as part of the Hall of Fame festivities the Blue Demon men play St. John's in a 11 a.m. tilt at Allstate Arena while the women play Providence at 7 p.m. in McGrath-Phillips Arena. Click Here to reserve your tickets, or call Marge Mazik at 773 325 7240
Track and Field: (Fifth in a series of feature stories portraying the Class of 2013 inductees into the DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame)
Otis Dunson remembers thinking it odd that DePaul University was recruiting him for track and field, especially considering the lack of space for a facility in downtown Chicago.
Then he visited the Lincoln Park campus for the first time as a high school senior.
No on-campus track? No problem.
"I was sold on the atmosphere," said Dunson. "It was funny, I had always seen DePaul downtown but I had never seen the Lincoln Park campus. When [former head coach Bill Leach] started talking to me about track, it was like `how is there going to be a track in the middle of downtown Chicago?'" The lack of a home track didn't deter Dunson from coming to DePaul. And once he arrived, it definitely didn't stop him from breaking records during four memorable years. For those reasons and more, Dunson will be a part of the 2013 DePaul Athletics Hall of Fame class. The induction will be held Sunday in Lincoln Park. On the track, Dunson remains the school record holder in two different events. As a senior, he broke the 55m dash record with a blazing mark of 8.08 in 1996.Click Here for the full story
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