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Four Game Stretch a Chance to End Road Losing Streak

With a record of three wins and five losses, DU men’s hoops (3-5, 0-0) are several wins short of achieving what head coach Jeff Wulbrun’s hoped to label this season’s team, “the most improved team in college basketball”. Three of DU’s five losses have been by two or fewer points on top of another overtime loss. Breaking the shackles of a struggling program resides with winning close games and putting an end to a road losing streak that now sits at 38 games. Continue reading Four Game Stretch a Chance to End Road Losing Streak

Denver Fades in Overtime Loss to Utah Valley, 77-68

Denver men’s basketball (3-5, 0-0) traveled to Orem, Utah to face Utah Valley (6-1) in an afternoon tilt. Denver held the lead for 27:32 (vs 10:27) minutes but the Pioneers could not close out the game in regulation. Utah Valley dominated the five-minute overtime period, outscoring Denver 14 to 5, to shut the door,  77-68. Continue reading Denver Fades in Overtime Loss to Utah Valley, 77-68

Denver Volleyball Dumped Out of Summit League Tournament by SDSU, 3-2

#3 Denver volleyball (23-6, 14-4) led the match 1-0 and 2-1 but the #6 SDSU Jackrabbits came back, sweeping the last two sets, to finish off the Pioneers, 3-2 on Thanksgiving night. The match ends the season for DU, who lost three of their last five matches to end the season, an atypical finish for a flagship program that started with early-season wins against USC and Iowa. Continue reading Denver Volleyball Dumped Out of Summit League Tournament by SDSU, 3-2

Denver Storms Back but Falls Short Against Air Force, 66-65

Colorado Springs – Denver men’s basketball (3-4, 0-0) traveled to Colorado Springs to face Air Force (5-1) in a Wednesday matinee game. After falling behind by 23 points, Denver used a torrid second half, outscoring the Falcons 40-19, but Taelyr Gatlin missed a last-second shot as the Pioneers fell 66-65. Continue reading Denver Storms Back but Falls Short Against Air Force, 66-65

Denver Volleyball Gets the Drumstick and Brussel Sprouts on Thanksgiving

While many of us will be enjoying family Thursday, the Summit League is giving DU volleyball (23-5, 14-4) the bird. Denver volleyball travels to Sioux Falls, S.D. as the #3 tournament seed. Omaha earned the regular season #1 seed and a very good South Dakota squad earned the #2 seed. As tradition would have it,  the winner of the preceding regular season title is rewarded with hosting duties for the following season’s Summit League Tournament. Continue reading Denver Volleyball Gets the Drumstick and Brussel Sprouts on Thanksgiving