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The Business of Sports and Reporting

March 2012

Is it being first or being right?
“No one remembers who was first…I’d rather be right.” said Chris Clark, Online Sports Editor of Comcast Sports Net Chicago. Well, no one remembers who was first unless they got it wrong!
This is the battle being waged in the newsroom and in cyberspace today. As print begins to fade, and online reporting continues to develop and grow, this issue is at the center of the debate on where journalism is going from here.
Is journalism a dying profession? What can we do to make sure that journalism and the desire to seek information and report it continues successfully into the future?
Because of the increasing level of competition and the number of places to get news today, journalists are faced with and important choice.
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Golf Swings Into Spring Season

Feb. 20, 2012

New start, new practice facility and new energy.
The DePaul Blue Demons golf team is “better prepared” and stronger than ever, said Head Coach Betty Kaufmann. February marked the start of the spring season for the Blue Demons, who cam out with a rocky start in The Match Play  in Orlando last week. And still, they managed to pull out a win on the last day over Illinois State 3.5-2.5. “We were so much better last week than in the winter,” said Kaufmann.
“Our goal is to always be better this week than last week and we did that.”
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Martin Leads Short-handed, Resilient Bench Through Rest of Big East Play

Jan. 30, 2012

The DePaul Blue Demons women’s basketball team seems to have hit a rough patch in their 2011-12 season, sustaining the loss of four key players and three back to back games. However, with the help of strong team leaders like junior guard Anna Martin and junior forward Katherine Harry, this team plans to fight back and win their campaign to the NCAA tournament.
This team has faced a lot of “emotional adversity” in a short eight day period, including their hard fought 65-64 loss to Rutgers. With an overall record of 15-6 the team needs to “mentally and emotionally rebound,” said Head Coach Doug Bruno.
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Tennis Opens Spring Season Close to Home

Jan. 23, 2012

The DePaul women’s tennis team completed their spring season opener at the Northwestern Invitational on Jan. 15, earning 12 total wins. “We’ve got a lot of talent this year,” said Head Coach Mark Ardizzone.
On day one of the Northwestern Invitational, freshman Patricia Fargas and Rebeca Mitrea earned wins in doubles play, scoring 8-4 over LSU.  Jasmin Kling, and Carolin Neumann also scored wins in doubles, finishing with an 8-4 victory over UIC.
Senior Cali Gustafson and sophomore Kelsey Lawson ended doubles play Friday with an 8-5 victory over UIC, giving DePaul a 3-3 record in doubles.
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Track & Field Heads to Wisconsin for Second Meet

Jan. 12, 2012

This Saturday’s Badger Track Classic in Wisconsin marks the 2nd meet of the season for the DePaul Blue Demons track and field team.
“This meet really is the competition that kicks off our 2012 season,” said Head Coach David Dopek. “The team’s level of athletic talent is through the roof,” said Dopek. He notes that the field events of the discus and the women’s weight throw, should prove to be the highlight events to watch.”
The team has just returned from holiday break and they are “fired up” to get back into competition mode. On December 2nd, the team competed as the Blue and Gold Invitational at Notre Dame, Indiana where senior throwers Tim Nedow and Alanna Kovacs both received the award for Big East Conference Athlete of the Week.
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