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Pioneers Throttle St John’s, 19-11

It was Senior Day at Peter Barton Stadium Saturday. Denver (10-3, 8-1) faced the St. John’s (1-9, 0-9) Red Storm in a BIG EAST match-up. Denver scored at a goal-a-minute pace the first 8 minutes, allowing no goals en route to a 15-0 lead, and then coasting to the 19-11 win behind reserve players. The Pioneers needed the win to keep pace with Georgetown (10-1, 9-1), whose league season is now complete. Continue reading Pioneers Throttle St John’s, 19-11

DU Men’s Basketball Staff & Roster Start to Take Shape

Early moves by new men’s basketball head coach Jeff Wulbrun give us insight into his plans to rebuild Denver hoops. His approach starts with familiarity in his selection of young, proven assistants who have worked together on turn-around staffs at Nevada as well as Cal State Fullerton and the University of Alabama Birmingham. By bringing in familiar assistants, Wulbrun avoids a lengthy introductory period while rebuilding the program. Together for only three weeks, this Denver staff is late to the party for many of the transfer portal targets while most of the high-end school recruiting is already done for the 2021-22 season. That leaves the coaches with limited options and a narrow path to follow. However, the staff has made some interesting pick-ups in a short amount of time in an effort to put a competitive team on the floor in their first season. Continue reading DU Men’s Basketball Staff & Roster Start to Take Shape

DU Soccer Teams headed to North Carolina for NCAA Tournaments

This season, the NCAA is consolidating the Division I Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships by having all 48 women’s teams and all 36 men’s teams compete in Cary, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. Denver men’s and women’s soccer were assigned their first-round opponents Monday. Continue reading DU Soccer Teams headed to North Carolina for NCAA Tournaments

Conference Championships Highlight DU’s Weekend

Over this past weekend, DU earned two NCAA Tournament soccer berths, one by the old-fashioned way and the other via a COVID shortened season. Also, Denver women’s swimming won the Summit League in Fargo, North Dakota. First place women’s and men’s lacrosse teams experienced overtime highs and lows on road trips but both remain in first place in the BIG EAST. Continue reading Conference Championships Highlight DU’s Weekend

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.

Photo: Courtesy of Denver Athletics

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