DePaul Pulls the Plug on Purnell

Oliver Purnell’s five year run as head men’s basketball coach at DePaul has come to an end.
March 14, 2015

Purnell Ready for Another Big East Grind

Oliver Purnell hasn't had it easy since he took over as head coach of DePaul in April of 2010. Purnell and his Blue Demon squad suffered through another losing season (7-23, 1-17), while taking their lumps in the highly competitive Big East. However, along the way, Purnell saw his team make strides and he is ready for a fresh start.
October 27, 2011

Purnell Dissects DePaul's Performance

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell sat down with to talk about his team's performance on their 10 day European tour. Learn all about the Blue Demons pre-season performance in this report.
September 6, 2011

DePaul's Purnell Gets Win No. 400

The Blue Demons got coach Oliver Purnell his 400th career win as they prevailed 71-62 over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night at Allstate Arena.
December 22, 2010

Naysayers Give Purnell Motivation

With the season opener 11 days away, every team has a level of optimism that this is the year they will do big things. But when you have a new coach, that optimism only intensifies. That will be the case when DePaul opens their season against Chicago State on November 14th.
November 3, 2010

Purnell Ready to Tackle Rebuilding Job

Although new DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell has been on the job for a little more than six months, he is still getting used to his surroundings.
October 29, 2010

Eliminating July Recruiting Would Be Mistake

The NCAA Conference Commissioners recently voted unanimously to propose getting rid of the July evaluation period from the men's basketball recruiting calendar. Why would they make such a decision and what benefit would come from it?
October 25, 2010

Purnell Keeping Eye on In-State Programs

In his first July evaluation period as the new head coach of the DePaul Blue Demons, Oliver Purnell is working overtime to make sure he makes inroads with Illinois' AAU programs.
July 7, 2010