It was nice to finally get the winter athletics season started with a women’s hoops win against Air Force last week and Denver hockey about to start in the Omaha pod on December 2nd. Men’s hoops did their part with another step toward ‘normalcy’ in the era of COVID Saturday afternoon with a win against Regis University. Continue reading Denver Uses Hot Second Half to Dispatch Regis, 82-66
Many events today are serious business. So, we wanted to offer a light-hearted feature before DU hockey takes the ice at the Pod in Omaha. Prior to the first game of the NCHC season next week, we offer up the following cartoon ‘likenesses’ for each of DU’s NCHC rival coaches. Take a look and vote for your favorite: Continue reading NCHC Coaches Poll
Our best to everyone who is a part of Pioneer Nation. In what has been one of the most complicated years in DU history, we are thankful to have Denver Athletics as a healthy distraction during complex times.
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Have a safe and happy holiday.
The LetsGoDU Team
- While DU may not be the Harvard of the west, Denver is quickly becoming the Yale of the Rockies. DU already added lacrosse transfers Jackson Morrill and Lucas Cotler from Yale and last week, DU Hockey head coach David Carle followed in Bill Tierney’s footsteps and added grad transfer goalie Corbin Kaczperski to the roster. Kaczperski will start classes at DU in the spring which makes him eligible to begin playing for the Pios in December when the NCHC Pod begins.
- Staying with hockey, the Pioneers were picked to finish 2nd in the NCHC behind only North Dakota by media members from around the conference and country. The full preseason poll is just below:
Denver County along with 15 other counties in Colorado are moving to level red, effective this Friday, November 20th. Level Red used to be the highest level on Colorado’s dial and would have triggered a stay-at-home order but state officials have pushed back the threshold that counties need to qualify for a lockdown by adding an even higher status — Level Purple (presumably an homage to the Rockies’ incompetence in the last couple of years). Continue reading Denver County Moves to Level Red, DU to be Directly Affected
While DU has already announced its Summit League basketball schedule, the non-conference schedule has been somewhat of a mystery. By combing through various websites and front range team websites, we can see the non-conference schedule emerge. Continue reading Men’s Hoops Schedule Beginning to Come into Focus
College hockey and college athletics, in general, got more bad news yesterday when the Ivy League announced that it has decided to cancel all winter sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That means that Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, Brown, and Cornell are sidelined for the 2020-2021 season. That leaves the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) with just six teams – Clarkson, Colgate, Quinnipiac, RPI, St Lawrence University and Union College – for the 2020-2021 campaign. Continue reading Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports Due to Ongoing Pandemic and Virus Spread
What may have been lost in the excitement of the NCHC schedule release yesterday were ominous signals from the growth of the COVID-19 pandemic and news of the first hockey team to exit the 2020-2021 season. Continue reading RIT Season on the Brink: COVID-19 Canary in Coal Mine or Isolated Decision?
With the NCHC’s schedule finally official as of this afternoon, it’s time to release the highly-touted, never-wrong LETSGODU Super-Poll™. Once again, coaching and talent on the ice are the key factors in determining the nation’s top-10 collegiate hockey teams. Unsurprisingly, the Pioneers find themselves in the top slot for the 16th season in a row. While others may bristle at our Goddard-Metrics model used by LetsGoDU, we see DU brushing opponents aside by winning the Frozen Four at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. Continue reading LETSGODU Super-Poll™ Once Again Selects Pioneers as Overwhelming Favorite
The Summit League’s plans for the resumption of soccer and volleyball, fall sports, were released last week. Generally, the conference followed a similar approach employed for basketball scheduling by establishing a double round-robin format to save on travel costs. Continue reading Summit League Announces Spring Plan for Soccer and Volleyball