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Non-Conference Play has not been Kind to DU or the Summit League

Photo:  Courtesy of USA Today. Stephen F. Austin shocks #1 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium last week

Every season we see it – the big upset. #1 Duke upset by Stephen F. Austin, Kentucky falls to Evansville, and the University of Kansas taken into overtime by Dayton. But the reality is that most of the games are essentially predetermined before the tip-off. This is especially true if you are a lower mid-major program, like DU, taking on a Power-5 program or playing a ‘near Power 5’ program from the Big East, Atlantic 10, or American Conference. Continue reading Non-Conference Play has not been Kind to DU or the Summit League

It’s Denver – Omaha to Battle for NCAA Bid, Again

It only took a week but Denver (22-7, 13-3) and Omaha (19-3, 10-6) are set to face off yet again with a Summit League Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA bid on the line.

Denver men took the soccer title last Saturday, November 16th. Now, Denver women’s volleyball has another chance against the Mavericks on Sunday afternoon at Hamilton Gym to regain the conference title that they lost last season.

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MSU Wears Down Denver in NCAA Playoff Win, 1-0

A 30-minute rain delay and soggy field met the Denver Pioneers Thursday night at Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium in Springfield, Missouri. The first half was a defensive affair between the Denver Pioneers and the Missouri State Bears. Denver tried to attack down the middle of the field with long runs from Preston Judd. Missouri State worked their offense from the wings and launched kicks into the box. Most of the half, Denver packed the defensive end, content to make long forays into Bear territory. Neither team could score a goal with the Bears earning the best opportunity to score at 30:02. MSU’s  Jack Denton fired a shot from the top of the box low right and Denver’s keeper Will Palmquist made a sliding save. The Bears had 5 shots and 3 shots-on-goal while Denver could only muster 3 shots for the half. Continue reading MSU Wears Down Denver in NCAA Playoff Win, 1-0

Denver to Battle Tough Missouri State Side in Tonight’s NCAA First-Round Match

Photo Courtesy Missouri State Athletics

As the only undefeated soccer squad in Division I, it was time for #12 Missouri State Bears to flash the disrespect card. The Bears’ head coach, Jon Learny, following the NCAA Tournament selection show Monday, did little to brush off the frustration of losing a first-round bye when he told the Springfield-News Leader,  “A bunch of suits in Indianapolis determine this crap, not us,” Jon Leamy said. “We play games and that’s what we like to do. We’ll go anywhere at any time to play. Teams need to play each other and that’s how we find out who’s best.” Continue reading Denver to Battle Tough Missouri State Side in Tonight’s NCAA First-Round Match

Best Magness Arena Student Section Ever? 2019-2020 in the Conversation

Photos Credit: Jason Evans

Heading into this season, many people expected Denver Hockey to be among the top programs to watch this season. Over the years, improved lighting, sound, concessions, and other upgrades have made DU hockey a ‘must-see’ sporting event on campus. But, believe it or not, this student section has become another great reason to see DU hockey. Not since the mid-1980s and the ‘Bleacher Creatures’ has a Denver student section been so energized. Continue reading Best Magness Arena Student Section Ever? 2019-2020 in the Conversation

Summit League University Presidents Converge on Sioux Falls Amidst Division I Debate

As we previously reported, Summit League university presidents will converge on Sioux Falls this week. Initially, it was thought that the meeting would center on Summit League conference affairs, a tour of the new offices (on the Sanford Health Campus) and a tour of future conference member Augustana University’s campus. Continue reading Summit League University Presidents Converge on Sioux Falls Amidst Division I Debate