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Following Denver Athletics Just Got Easier

Denver Athletics launched a new mobile phone app with real-time game updates, scores, breaking news, and access to game tickets. The app can be customized to match the interest of each user and tickets will be electronically issued to customers who, in turn, download their tickets into their electronic wallets for presentation game day. Like many other entertainment outlets, Denver is rapidly phasing out paper tickets and moving to e-tickets. Continue reading Following Denver Athletics Just Got Easier

Soccer Teams Go 3-1, Volleyball 2-0 in Weekend Tilts

This weekend students returned to campus and 900 fans filled CIBER Field Friday night. The crowd witnessed a tight match between DU men’s soccer and Evansville. In the first half, Denver used a corner kick, initiated by Lukas Fisher, that Trevor Wright tucked into the net with four minutes remaining in the period. Denver controlled the second half, outshooting the Purple Aces 7-4 for the match, and held on for the 1-0 win. Continue reading Soccer Teams Go 3-1, Volleyball 2-0 in Weekend Tilts

U.S. News Ranks Denver 93rd Best University

U.S. News College Rankings are the gold standard when it comes to comparing the merits of various colleges and universities. Last year, the University of Denver jumped an astounding  17 spots to number 80, an amazing move up the treasured ‘Top 100’. Denver fell back in the 2022 Best Universities category to #93, tied with Stony Brook University, University of Buffalo, University of California-Merced, University of Deleware and University of San Diego.  While many people may argue that college rankings are arbitrary, parents and students use published rankings to determine the value of their educational investment and as a ‘tie-breaker’ in college selection.

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Impending BYU Exit Opens the Door to West Coast Conference Membership for Denver

Brigham Young University’s (BYU) likely exit from the West Coast Conference (WCC) to the Big 12 will force membership changes at the West Coast Conference. Not only is BYU the conference’s second-best hoops program (behind Gonzaga, of course) but the Cougars have won eight consecutive WCC Commissioners Cup titles for all-around athletic success. Sound familiar? Denver rakes in the national Directors’Cup for all of Division I non-football schools on an annual basis. Continue reading Impending BYU Exit Opens the Door to West Coast Conference Membership for Denver

Denver Goes 4-2-1 on the Weekend

Women’s soccer (5-1) split a pair of matches.  The Pios waxed Kansas State at DU soccer stadium, 3-1 Thursday evening. Denver had goals from three different players – Riley Baker, Natalie Beckman (of course) and Sydney Sharp. That makes back-to-back Power-Five wins against Utah (Pac-12 ) and Kansas State (Big 12). On Labor day, the Denver backline had a rough first half against the visiting Mustangs from Southern Methodist University (SMU), allowing three goals in a fifteen-minute span, to trail 3-0. In a strange game dominated by the Pios, Denver outshot the visitors 21-3 and 7-3 shots-on-goal (DU also had an ‘own goal) for the entire contest but Mustangs made all their shots count and won the game,  4-2. Continue reading Denver Goes 4-2-1 on the Weekend

Denver Volleyball Season Preview – Pios Look to Take the Next Step with Loaded Roster

Start with the good news. Denver is returning to the court this season with a loaded roster. Now, the bad news. So is defending Summit League champion, South Dakota. While Omaha and UMKC are also likely to make noise this season in conference play, this may be the most competitive volleyball season ever for the Summit League title. Continue reading Denver Volleyball Season Preview – Pios Look to Take the Next Step with Loaded Roster