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ESPN: Lynnzee Brown’s incredible path to the 2021 NCAA gymnastics championships

If you want to read about the inspirational story of DU’s gymnast Lynnzee Brown, follow this link for a well-written piece by ESPN writer D’Arcy Maine.

Brown’s journey continues Friday when she will contend for individual national titles in the all-around and on all four events during Semifinal I, which is set for Friday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m. MT in Fort Worth Texas.

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Denver & Omaha to Determine Summit League Champion in Season-Ending Two-Game Series

Denver men’s soccer’s 2-1 comeback victory Monday afternoon at Eastern Illinois set the table for what has become an annual title showdown between Denver and Omaha. The winner of the two-match series, in Omaha on Thursday and Denver on Sunday, is nearly guaranteed to represent the Summit League at the NCAA Soccer tournament. Denver sits at 6-2-0 (18 pts) and Omaha is 5-2-1 (16 pts). First-place Oral Roberts has already completed their schedule and they sit at 6-3-1 (19 pts). If Denver can get one clean win against Omaha, they will win the conference title outright. Continue reading Denver & Omaha to Determine Summit League Champion in Season-Ending Two-Game Series

Weekend Update: Denver Secures Regular Season Titles and in the Hunt for More

Like all Pioneer fans, it has been weird not seeing DU hockey in the NCAA Tournament over the past couple of weeks but DU did have yet another undefeated weekend in spring sports. There were plenty of big wins this past weekend and still lots of excitement remaining in this academic year. Continue reading Weekend Update: Denver Secures Regular Season Titles and in the Hunt for More

Authentic Denver Triathlon Gear Available for a Limited Time

One of the first questions we had of new DU Triathlon head coach Barbara Perkins was when could fans order branded gear for themselves, spouses, or family members.  That day has arrived, just in time for spring and summer biking season. Now, for a limited time only, you can order the same kit (jersey & bibs) worn by DU Triathlon athletes. Men’s and women’s sizes are available. Continue reading Authentic Denver Triathlon Gear Available for a Limited Time

Weekend Update: Heartbreak and Hope

It was a bittersweet several days for DU athletes and fans this week as Denver competed in season-ending competitions which, ultimately, were decided in their opponents’ favor. This is a reminder to all of us why athletic competitions can provide great exhilaration as well as gut-wrenching disappointment which oftentimes hinge on a single moment. In each case, Denver was positioned for success but came up just short.

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Denver Volleyball Drops Summit League Title Match in Marathon Tilt

Clearly, the Pioneers (14-3) and the Coyotes (16-6, 13-3) were the class of the Summit League this season and it was fitting that the two teams met to determine the best conference team with the winner going to the NCAA Tournament. It was also appropriate that the Denver and South Dakota Summit League Volleyball Championship match went to a fifth and deciding set between two evenly matched squads. Denver took the first two games of the match, one in extra points. South Dakota counterpunched with two straight games, both in extra points. Of course, the deciding game went to extra points as well, 14-12, South Dakota.

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Denver Men’s Basketball Hit Hard by Portal Exits

How can it possibly get worse for a 2-19 basketball team? New coach Jeff Wulbrun faces an uphill battle with DU starters being plucked from the hoops transfer portal. So far, DU’s three top scorers from this past season have left the program and two more players are in the portal with the intention to transfer. Continue reading Denver Men’s Basketball Hit Hard by Portal Exits