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Celebrating the Life of Harold Beier

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In case you missed it, the DU hockey community lost an important member, Harold Beier. Head Coach David Carle issued the following reminder regarding the celebration of Mr. Beier’s life.

Fellow Pios,

Earlier this month we lost a family member in Harold Beier, who passed away at 91 after more than 50 years of contributions to Denver Hockey.

 Since the 1960s, Beier instilled himself in the fabric of Denver Hockey as a billet for student-athletes, archivist for the DU Hockey Alumni Association and contributor to the Beier Family Endowed Hockey Scholarship. In 2006, Beier was installed to the Athletic Hall of Fame as a special inductee for his selfless contributions to the hockey program and dedication to preserving its rich history.

Beier’s internment will be held on Monday, Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery –  Staging Area B. A celebration of Beier’s life will be held following the internment from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Gottesfeld Room at Magness Arena.  The entire Denver Hockey community is invited to attend the internment and celebration of life. 

David Carle
Head Hockey Coach
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Summit League Coaches Rank DU Men’s Hoops #2 – Why Does DU fall Short?

Fans always like to give opinions on why DU men’s basketball seems to underperform in hoops. Now, we have insight into how coaches in the Summit League view the DU basketball coaching job according to Jeff Goodman’s Stadium. In fact, DU only trails the North Dakota State Bison. And coaches rank Denver as one of the top jobs in the Summit League based on budget, recruiting base, facilities, and selling pros. Aside from Omaha, Denver’s urban location is seen as an advantage in the largely rural Summit League. Plus, it is easier and cheaper to schedule opponents to play the Pioneers based on transportation and logistics. Continue reading Summit League Coaches Rank DU Men’s Hoops #2 – Why Does DU fall Short?

Weekend featured amazing win, heartbreaking losses as conference schedules loom

DU’s Fall teams returned home this past weekend with mixed results. Women’s soccer (3-4-1) was coming off three straight road losses and fell 2-0 to the Colorado Buffaloes at home. Men’s soccer (1-5-1) also returned to CIBER Field for their home opener needing a confidence-building win against #8 SMU – and fell in a gut-wrenching 2-1 OT loss. Women’s volleyball (8-4) had dropped three consecutive matches, all on the road, but won a 5-set barn burner in Hamilton Gym against Santa Clara on Friday night and cruised by Montana the next day in three straight games. Continue reading Weekend featured amazing win, heartbreaking losses as conference schedules loom

Pioneer soccer teams return to Denver Saturday night

With an easy pre-conference schedule, head men’s soccer coach Jamie Franks could have padded his gaudy 61-12-10 career record this season, likely dominated the Summit league during league play and playoffs, and advanced one game into the NCAA Tournament before being bounced out. Instead, Franks has plans on hardening this season’s squad for the knockout rounds of the NCAAs. Continue reading Pioneer soccer teams return to Denver Saturday night

Denver Falls to #3 Stanford, 2-0

PALO ALTO, Calif. —Third-ranked Stanford men’s soccer, the owners of 10 NCAA appearances in the past 18 years and national championships in 2015, 2016, and 2017, faced the Denver Pioneers in Palo Alto Friday night. Stanford (4-0-0) soundly defeated Denver (0-4-1) 2-0 at Cagan Stadium. Stanford now owns a 5-0-0 record against Denver. Their last meeting was a 1-0 double overtime thriller during the 2018 season, also in Palo Alto.

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Denver Athletics Update

  • DU’s men’s soccer team is a surprising 0-3-1 after the first four games of a brutal six-game road stretch.  LetsGoDU will be covering Denver soccer live in Palo Alto and Berkeley, California as Denver finishes up their long road trip against Stanford and Cal this weekend before returning home. Goal scoring has been this team’s Achilles heal. They could use the graduated Andre Shinyashiki, just named MLS Player of the Week. DU is the Summit league coaches pre-season favorite to win the conference with second place Omaha (0-3-1) currently holding the same record as the Pioneers.

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LetsGoDU exchanges mountains for the bay over the weekend

LetsGoDU is headed out to the Bay Area to watch Denver play #2 Stanford Friday night at Palo Alto and Sunday afternoon vs Cal in Berkeley, California.

After three one-goal losses and a tie, the DU men’s soccer team is ready for some wins in their two battles by the bay.

Keep track of the Denver Pioneers men’s soccer by following Twitter and reading our game recaps here.

Go Pioneers!

Jamie Franks’ big gamble

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DU (0-1-2) started their season with six straight contests on the road, beginning August 30th and not returning to CIBER Field until September 21st against SMU. They have played Washington (#13, L 2-1), Seattle (Tie 0-0) and Indiana (#2, L 2-1/1OT). Today at 5:00 pm MT they face Notre Dame (#11). The Pioneers finish the road gauntlet against Stanford (#4) and Cal next weekend.

The last DU team to tackle this kind of schedule was DU men’s lacrosse last season when they went on the road after they played Cleveland State February 24th, returning to campus March 30th against Georgetown. Denver went 2-2 on the road, giving up a home game to boot in order to play Notre Dame in a California tournament. The Pioneers never seemed to regain their confidence or footing for the rest of the season.  Continue reading Jamie Franks’ big gamble