A well-rested #2 Northwestern team (14-0), coming off two weeks of rest and preparation, caught a Denver team (16-2) with only two days of rest in the second-round NCAA tournament match in Evanston, Illinois. The Wildcats had the fresh legs and plenty of speed and talent to defeat Denver on their home field at Martin Stadium, 19-4.
Denver got a tough assignment against the undefeated Stanford Cardinal (11-1, 7-1) in an NCAA Tournament first-round match in Evanston, Illinois Friday afternoon. A 15 game winning streak by Denver made this game a compelling matchup. Something had to give and it was a rugged defense and timely goals that won the game for Denver. Continue reading Denver Women’s Lacrosse Stuns Undefeated Stanford, 15-13, in NCAA First Round
We are coming up on DU’s Alumni Weekend 2021, May 12 – 16. That makes this a perfect time to introduce you to one of DU’s most fascinating Pioneers. He was a man selected and trained by the Kennedy Administration to be the first black astronaut but his dreams of space travel were unrealized. He became a local Denver businessman, entrepreneur and, ultimately, found his calling as a world-renowned artist. His name is Ed Dwight, Jr. and he graduated from the University of Denver with a Master’s degree in his true passion. Continue reading DU Alumni Weekend: Spotlight on Distinguished Alum Ed Dwight, Jr.
Denver Women’s Lacrosse, champions of the BIG EAST, plays Pac-12 champion Stanford (11-0, 7-0) in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament with the winner advancing to face #2 Northwestern. The teams are familiar foes as former members of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). Denver is 12-18 all-time against the Cardinal. Continue reading BIG EAST Champion Denver to Face Familiar Foe in NCAA Tournament
The University of Denver delivered two surprises Sunday night. First, they received the #7 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and second, Denver was named the host for two first-round games, including its own first-round matchup. After losing to Georgetown on Saturday in the BIG EAST Championship, Denver was at risk of falling out of the top eight seeds for the national tournament. Instead, Denver will play old ECAC Lacrosse foe, Loyola, at 5:30 pm MT Sunday. #6 seed Notre Dame will play Drexel at 3:00 pm MT Saturday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Continue reading #7 Seed Denver to Host Two First Round Men’s NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Games
It was #15 Denver (15-1, 11-0) over UConn (12-6, 7-4) for the BIG EAST Tournament Championship and NCAA autobid. The Pioneers, winners of the BIG EAST regular-season title, used streaky goal scoring and strong defense to cap their conference title win at Cooper Field in Washington, D.C. The BIG EAST Tournament title win is Denver’s first after three consecutive runner-up finishes. Continue reading Denver Smothers UConn to Win BIG EAST Title Game, 13-7
#1 Denver women’s lacrosse (14-1, 11-0) faced #4 Villanova (6-11, 4-7) in the BIG EAST Championship Tournament semifinal at Georgetown’s Cooper Field. The teams played a tight first 20 minutes but a 4-0 run gave Denver a 3-goal lead, 7-4. Eliza Radochonski’s three goals helped Denver build a first-half lead. Julia Gilbert bracketed Radochonski’s first-half effort with the first goal of the half to open the scoring and two of Denver’s final three goals. Gilbert’s final goal, two players up, gave Denver an 8-5 lead at the break. Brittany Bruno had three first-half tallies for the Wildcats.
A non-conference women’s lacrosse match started the three-day weekend with a victory and local bragging rights. DU women’s lacrosse (13-1, 10-0) defeated the Colorado Buffaloes at Peter Barton Stadium, 10-7, to avenge their only loss of the season. This may be head coach Liza Kelly’s best team in her 15 seasons at DU. Next up for the red hot squad is the BIG EAST Tournament in Washington D.C. and a semifinal match-up against Villanova Thursday at 2:30 pm MT. The championship is Saturday at 10:00 am MT. Continue reading Weekend Recap: Denver Begins NCAA Tournament Push in Six Sports
The Denver men’s basketball roster continues to churn, almost daily.
Denver recently added new point guard Jordan Johnson (11.7 pts, 43.6% FG), a JUCO transfer from Hinds Community College. We reported on the additions of forward Mikey Henn (Portland) and shooting guards Payton Moore (Rice) and Kevin Hunt, Jr. (Moorehead State). Denver also added guard freshman Coban Porter, younger brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr. Current DU point guard Tealyr Gatlin withdrew his name from the transfer portal and will remain on the roster. Continue reading More Denver Men’s Basketball Players Hit the Transfer Portal
Denver (11-3, 9-1) traveled to Villanova, PA to face the third-place BIG EAST Villanova Wildcats Wednesday. The Pioneers earned a hard-fought 11-10 overtime victory. The win assured Denver the regular-season conference title tiebreaker, margin of victory, against Georgetown (10-1, 9-1). Denver is now the #1 seed for the BIG EAST Tournament. Continue reading Denver Clinches Big East Title with Overtime Win at Villanova, 11-10