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Denver Loses All-American Gymnast Lynnzee Brown for the Season

DU’s All-American gymnast junior Lynnzee Brown formally acknowledged on Twitter that she is out for the remainder of the season. A lower-body injury, reportedly an Achilles tendon, was sustained during the final floor exercise at Magness Arena this past weekend. On her final pass of the afternoon during her floor routine she landed awkwardly and was carried from the arena.

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Denver Women’s Hoops Stuns South Dakota State, 72-62

DU women’s basketball (11-14, 5-7 Summit League) shocked the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits on the road Thursday night in Brookings, S.D., 72-62. The Pioneers had not defeated the Jackrabbits in five years of conference play. The road win was directed by Associate Head Coach Kayla Ard.

The Pioneers were led by Madison Nelson’s 27 points along with Uju Ezeudu’s 7 points, 4 steals and 10 rebounds. Continue reading Denver Women’s Hoops Stuns South Dakota State, 72-62

Fort Wayne Mastodons Race by DU, 70-63

Photo: Courtesy of Jason Evans

Twenty-seven percent shooting from the field and twelve first-half turnovers put the Denver Pioneers (5-20, 1-10 Summit League) in a deep hole, 38-19. The Pioneers trailed by as many as 22 points in the second half and cut the Mastodons lead below double digits with 1:25 remaining in the contest. But Denver could never get closer than 6 points in the game, only hitting 10-22 free throws (42%) and throwing the ball away 17 times to Fort Wayne’s 12. DU reported Hamilton Gym with 1,080 spectators in attendance. Continue reading Fort Wayne Mastodons Race by DU, 70-63

Men’s Hoops Moving to Hamilton Gym to Conclude Season

On Tuesday,  Denver men’s basketball announced the move from Magness Arena to Hamilton Gym for the balance of the season. Hamilton Gym has a capacity of 2,000 fans  – well above the current crowds for men’s basketball of 800-1,200 spectators. This venue decision applies to the remaining three games and has not been decided as a long-term option for the future of men’s hoops. Continue reading Men’s Hoops Moving to Hamilton Gym to Conclude Season

Pioneers Support Vote to Extend College Soccer Season

A new proposal discussed at recent NCAA meetings would reduce the college soccer regular-season schedule – for both the men and women – from 25 to 23 total matches but would expand the campaign across the entire school year. The first half would consist of 13 games in the fall and end around Thanksgiving before picking back up in the spring with nine more matches. In DU’s case, non-conference games would likely be held in the fall and conference matches and championships would be held in the spring. The College Cup would fall between lacrosse’s Championship Weekend which coincides with Memorial Day and baseball’s College World Series. Three exhibitions would be spread around the year, as opposed to the current setup of five meaningless exhibition games all set in the spring offseason. Continue reading Pioneers Support Vote to Extend College Soccer Season

After Fast Start, Denver Stumbles to South Dakota, 93-87

Denver (5-18, 1-8 Summit League) raced out to a 26-16 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game, only to follow an old, familiar script the balance of the game. The South Dakota Coyotes pulled even 41-41 at the half and pulled away in the second twenty minutes. The visitors scored 38 points in the paint along with 26 fast-break-points. South Dakota doubled Denver’s 3-point shooting, 10-5. The teams (and fans) were tortured with 71 total free throws which made the game nearly two-and-a-half hours long. Continue reading After Fast Start, Denver Stumbles to South Dakota, 93-87