DU men’s & women’s soccer won their opening conference games and volleyball swept a pair of matches. The men claimed victory in St Paul, Minnesota while the women opened their season at Pioneer Field and Hamilton Gym. Continue reading Denver Teams Sweep Summit League Openers
Does the University of Denver need a new or upgraded arena for non-hockey events? It’s a big question that’s been on the minds of DU’s athletic and academic administrations for a while now, as the rest of the Summit League continues to upgrade its athletic facilities, leaving DU’s Ritchie Center farther behind and now well older than the students who play there. Add rising interest rates and construction costs to the mix along wih the need for a major donor(s) and the possibility of a major new athletic facility looks challenging at best over the short term. Continue reading New DU Multi-sport Arena is Needed but Faces Hurdles
Denver volleyball just fell to 0-6, losing all their games on the road and won just one game while dropping 18 during that span.
How should fans view Denver Volleyball this season following coaching changes and a player exodus? Denver volleyball has always been one of the most successful fall programs at DU. With only five losing seasons, all in their first 13 years, after turning D1 in 1999, they have not experienced a losing season since 2011 while racking up three 27-win seasons and seven single-digit loss seasons along with numerous NCAA appearances and conference titles. DU’s 2002 volleyball team had the programs worst record at 7-20 but the other four losing record teams were able to scrape together 13-16 wins. This year’s team will be challenged not to have the worst record in program history – but time will tell. Continue reading Denver Volleyball Faces Massive Challenges
The Clock is the Clock
The running clock in professional soccer is a strange aberration. Where most other sports share the game-time with their players and fans, in soccer, both are left to guess when a match really ends. In the collegiate game, the game clock shows the actual time and counts down to zero. College officials can and do stop the field clock for nine specific situations. Continue reading Two College Soccer Rules that Should be Adopted by the Pros
Denver men’s (2-0-2) and women’s soccer (2-0-4) had a solid week in non-conference action. Women’s soccer started their season with four consecutive ties. Then, last week they added two consecutive wins over Northern Colorado from the Big Sky Conference on Thursday and Sunday against North Carolina State from the ACC. The 2-0 win over Northern Colorado was expected but the 4-2 win over the Wolfpack was a big boost for new women’s head coach Julianne Sitch. Continue reading Denver Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams Complete a Solid Week
Denver Men’s Soccer (0-0-1)opened their 2023 campaign at Pioneer Field against San Diego State University. While DU carried play for most of the match, the Pioneers failed to convert on several opportunities to score and came away with a draw on the night, 0-0.
Multisport athlete, Liv Moritz, scored for Denver women’s soccer at 51:25 of the second half. The tally was placed in the upper left corner of the goal and pulled DU even with the visiting CSU Rams. Denver went on to a 1-1 draw vs the CSU Rams Thursday night. Continue reading DU Freshman Multisport Athlete Scores, Pioneers Tie CSU 1-1
Now that the Pac-12 Conference (now the Pac-4) is nearly a distant memory, there is speculation about a possible merger between the Pac and the Mountain West to further dilute a once-great conference. Continue reading Conference Realignment Is Just Getting Started
The rumblings have been going on for weeks as the Pac-12 has continued to struggle to finalize their TV deal and hold the already falling apart conference together. Both the University of Colorado and Arizona, current members of the Pac-12 Conference, had been openly courted by Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark. As a result, today’s announcement by CU that they are returning to the Big 12 – the conference the Buffaloes called home from 1996 to 2010 (and were members of the Big Eight that preceded the Big 12 from 1948-1995) today was hardly a surprise. The conference jump by the Buffs is yet another realignment domino to fall and the results of this one may even impact the University of Denver. Continue reading Colorado’s Pac-12 Exit Dominoes Could Hit University of Denver, Summit League
From July 27th through August 4th, prospective players vying for coveted spots on Team USA’s 2024 roster for the IIHF World Junior Championship will be playing games at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan against Sweden and Finland along with an intra-squad game. Junior players can be no older than 20 as of December 31st. These games, which will see the USA squad split into two teams, White and Blue, will help determine Team USA’s final roster for the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. The World Junior Championships will be held from December 26, 2023, through January 5, 2024, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Continue reading World Junior Summer Showcase Cuts David Carle’s Summer Short