The private Roman Catholic DePaul University owns DePaul Blue Demons. These are fifteen teams that compete in the NCAA Division I and, since 2013, have been founding members of the Big East Conference. The name of the sports department arose entirely by accident. In 1907, its participants wore a uniform with the letter “D,” for which they received the nickname “D-men.” Over time, it turned into “Demons.” The prefix “Blue” means that the letter was blue. This is an important refinement since DePaul Academy athletes had an identical form, but with a red “D.” From here come the official colors of Demons: royal blue and scarlet.
Meaning and History
The logo, which was used until 1979, contains the traditional letter “D.” The sign is simple and unremarkable. Designers chose a rectangular font without rounded details and made the background white. Then a little blue devil appeared on the emblem with a tail, beard, and horns. This is one of the graphic versions of the mascot Demon In a Blue Suit, better known as DIBS. She was a distinctive symbol of the sports department from 1979 to 1998.
In 1999, artists modernized the logo. In the background, they depicted a blue-horned heraldic shield. On the front is the inscription “DePaul,” tape with the name of the teams (“Blue Demons”), and a stylized devil head turned in profile. Also, the developers beat the font of the first word, adding sharp serifs in the form of horns.
1979 – 1998
1999 – present
DePaul Blue Demons Basketball
DePaul University’s basketball players have been playing under the guidance of coach Dave Leitao since 2015. But fame came to them much earlier when Ray Meyer ruled everything. In that era, the team reached the final tournaments of the NCAA Division I several times, although they lost to competitors who played in the four. Until 2017, the stadium of athletes was the Allstate Arena. Home games are now being played at the Wintrust Arena.
DePaul Blue Demons Softball
Women’s softball team Demons competed four times in the Women’s College World Series. After the completion of the season 2006-2007, she was ranked sixth on the USA Today / NFCA list, which topped the survey.