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LetsGoDU Special Offer – Show your Pioneer Holiday (Break) Spirit

DU students have begun their long winter break from November 21st until January 6th. But there are no breaks for DU’s student-athletes. DU Volleyball is competing for an NCAA Tournament berth starting Saturday night (6:00 pm MT) and Sunday afternoon (2:00 pm MT). Denver Hockey is trying to secure its first NCHC win against a tough Western Michigan team with two 7:07 starts Friday and Saturday night.

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Surging Denver Volleyball Set to Fight For NCAA Berth

Photos credit: Jason Evans

Six straight 20-win seasons, 5 straight regular-season Summit League titles and five straight NCAA appearances have made Denver volleyball one of DU’s best-performing programs. However, despite all the recent success, this season’s Denver Volleyball squad (21-7, 13-3 Summit League) has been on a ‘roller coaster ride” according to head coach Tom Hogan. Continue reading Surging Denver Volleyball Set to Fight For NCAA Berth

Denver Resurrects Season, Earns NCAA Bid

Photos: Courtesy Jason Evans. Pioneers celebrate Judd’s game winning goal (above).

The low point came a month ago (10/19) with a loss to Summit League member Western Illinois. Said head coach Jamie franks, “I’m very disappointed with my group. The mentality of the group was wrong. We just got out worked today. The success of the program has always been built on three things that you can control: your positioning, your work rate and your mentality. This season, this team’s work rate and their mentality have been poor. They have not been open to criticism. There has not been ownership every day to try to bring their best and get better. For that, we haven’t gotten results.”  The team fell to 2-7-2 overall, 0-1-1 Summit League. Continue reading Denver Resurrects Season, Earns NCAA Bid

Fan Recognition Event Backfires on North Dakota Officials

A fan recognition event at the University of North Dakota’s Ralph Englestad Arena backfired last weekend. The University’s eight hockey championship banners have been relocated to an arena wall. However, five of the banners, formerly showing the Fighting Sioux logo, have been changed to celebrate the rich history of the Fighting Hawk program and, specifically, their fans. Continue reading Fan Recognition Event Backfires on North Dakota Officials

Campy Concept Next Step for Former Campus Lounge

Another restaurant group is going to try to make a go of it with the star crossed Campus Lounge. According to Westword and The Denver Post, the tavern will lose its old name based on legal requirements placed by the prior owners but the iconic neon sign may stay or be altered to accommodate the new bar/restaurant. Two failed attempts have been made to  resurrect the Campus Lounge since Jim Wiste retired in 2017. After a long closure and remodeling, restaurateur Dan Landis tried a hip metro bistro concept and it failed in 6 months. Next up, the Nickless family, with ties to the hospitality business, the local area and the University of Denver, tried to restore the old sports bar – family diner feel. That place was shuttered in less than a year. Continue reading Campy Concept Next Step for Former Campus Lounge

Denver Gets New Life in 2-0 Victory Over Omaha

Denver (4-9-3, 2-2-1 Summit League) waited this season until it meant the most before rising up for a signature win against the Omaha Mavericks (3-8-3, 2-2-1 Summit League), 2-0, Saturday night in a must-win match.

Earlier in the day, Western Illinois 3-1 (Summit League) defeated Eastern Illinois (0-2-2). Combined with Denver’s win over Omaha tonight, the Pioneers moved into a playoff spot for the 4-team Summit League Playoffs to be held in Denver November 14th-16th. Denver can cement their playoff spot with a win at Fort Wayne (3-12, 0-3 Summit League) Saturday, November 9th. Continue reading Denver Gets New Life in 2-0 Victory Over Omaha