DePaul to Tip-Off Season with Blue Madness

The DePaul Blue Demons men's and women's basketball teams will welcome in 2009-10 season with the official start of practice on Friday night.

Blue Madness

DePaul gets the season going with "Blue Madness" at McGrath Arena at 8 p.m. on Friday night at McGrath Arena on the Lincoln Park campus. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Among the activities planned for Friday night are a tribute to Michael Jackson, a three point contest, and a slam dunk contest. Free Blue Madness T-shirts will be given away.

Also, DePaul students can enter for a chance to win $10,000 in tuition in "Beat the Clock" game presented by TCF Bank. Students can enter at TCF Bank in the DePaul Student Center on the Lincoln Park Campus and the DePaul Center on the Loop Campus.

2010 Recruit Will Visit

Walter Pitchford, a 6-9 forward from New Creations Prep who recently verbally committed to DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright will be on campus this weekend for his official visit.

For more information on Pitchford, be sure to check out this story…

Walter Pitchford Commits

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DePaul Athletics Rummage Sale – October 13th to the 15th

DePaul fans can purchase new and game-used DePaul gear at discounted prices including men's basketball jerseys from last season. Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. till Noon. Sale is located in the McGrath Arena lobby at the corner of Sheffield and Belden.

Free Throw Marathon

The second annual Free Throw Marathon is set to run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at McGrath Arena on Thursday. A year ago at the inaugural marathon, over 18,000 free throws were shot to raise money to support DePaul Athletics Community Service Efforts. One example of DePaul's many community service efforts is the Field Trip Day for a women's basketball game where the Athletics department provides a ticket, transportation and a t-shirt for 3,000 Chicagoland elementary students. The goal for this Thursday's Free Throw Marathon is 25,000 free throws. To sign up and participate in the Free Throw Marathon, click here.

Register for Marathon

World's Largest Game of Knockout

DePaul Athletics makes an attempt for a World Record on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. with the world's largest game of knockout. A year ago, the New York Knicks claimed the world record with 100 participants in a game of knockout. DePaul's goal for Thursday is 200 people for the attempt at the world record for knockout. No experience is needed. Limited to the first 200 registered competitors. Call (773) 325-8604 for more information or register online for knockout, click here.

Register for Knockout

Open Basketball Practice

On Saturday, the men's and women's basketball teams will hold an open practice at McGrath Arena. The first 300 fans will get lunch and a t-shirt at the sneak peek of the 2009-10 Blue Demon basketball squads. The open practice runs from 1-3 p.m. and fans can RSVP by clicking here.


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