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Denver Battles for Fall Conference Titles This Week While Hockey Falters on the Road

We told you about Denver hockey team’s (4-2-0) trip out east. After two good periods, they have given up 10 goals and scored only 2 goals over the last four periods as they dropped two games to Providence College and Boston College.  DU has a bye week to regroup and prepare for a road trip to North Dakota in two weeks.

Denver’s other fall teams are all fighting for regular-season titles.

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Teams Go 7-0-1 In a Week of Impressive Performances

Denver hockey outscored Air Force 12-1 in a two-game home-and-home sweep of Air Force, including a dominating 8-0 victory on Saturday. Denver’s top line of Carter Savoie, Cole Guttman, and Bobby Brink has racked up 26 points in 4 games, Savoie leads the NCAA points per game at 2.75. Continue reading Teams Go 7-0-1 In a Week of Impressive Performances

Men’s Basketball Picked to Finish 9th in Coaches Poll

Over the last several years, writing about Denver men’s basketball has been a difficult exercise. It is an equally tough story to read about and follow a team with a mountain of issues and a steep grade to climb. Especially, after coming off a brutal 2-19 season, the firing a head coach Rodney Billups, 7 of their top 10 players (minutes-played) departing the program, and losing 61.9 points per game due to transfer and graduation. The Pioneers come into the 2021 season with 15.0 points per game returning from their top 10 players along with five freshmen and four experienced transfers playing for a new head coach, Jeff Wulbrun. Continue reading Men’s Basketball Picked to Finish 9th in Coaches Poll

DU Finalizes James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus

It has taken nearly a year but DU has finalized the purchase of a Rocky Mountain Campus. Originally thought to be the Beaver Village Condos in Winter Park, the new mountain campus will be near Ft. Collins on a sprawling 724-acre tract of land, currently named Magic Sky Ranch near Red Feather Lakes. According to sources, a key donor balked at the Winter Park site which was on a commercial parcel near the entrance to downtown Winter Park. The idea was to identify a parcel that provided more privacy and a more unique outdoor experience and it appears they have found exactly what they’re looking for with the James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus. Continue reading DU Finalizes James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus

Denver Opens Conference Play with a Sweep and Win

Denver men’s soccer (5-2-1, 1-0-0) traveled to Macomb, Illinois to play Western Illinois and pulled out a tough 2-1 win. 26 minutes into the first half, senior defender Jake Mecham got DU on the board. Stefan DeLeone buried a penalty kick ten minutes later for a 2-0 Denver lead. Denver controlled the pace of play the balance of the contest but Western Illinois countered with a goal of their own at 74:09. Denver held on for the win in their first conference match of the season and will likely be returning to the same field for the Summit League Tournament the second week in November. Continue reading Denver Opens Conference Play with a Sweep and Win