DePaul clear winner with arena deal

A shiny new facility won't ensure basketball prominence, but it does provide hope

Updated: May 17, 2013, 3:27 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- DePaul University doesn't have an arena problem. It has a men's basketball problem.

A long-term deteriorating identity issue borne out of questionable leadership, vision and performance. And yes, the arena by the airport is a major part of it.

If you're into symbolism, playing at Allstate Arena is emblematic of DePaul's stature in the city since moving to the Big East in 2005. Out of sight, out of mind.

The arena story has defined DePaul in the past 10 years as ...

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