Category Archives: Co-ed Sports

Ski Team in Striking Distance – Friday Slalom Critical to Championship Hopes


The DU ski team dropped a slot to Utah while Colorado closed the gap and Montana State maintained their first place in the overall standings. One of DU’s strengths, slalom, will be on display Friday night when they can assume the overall lead with strong performances by the men and women at Howelson Hill, Steamboat Springs.

Video recap of the day HERE

As a reminder, DU is offering a watch party for the Friday Night slalom events: Ghost Ranch, 56 7th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. $25 per person includes Marnos Custom Catering, beverages and video streaming coverage of the NCAA Championships. Cash bar available. The party starts at 4:00 with the women’s slalom at 6:15 and the men’s slalom at 7:30.

FREE parking available within walking distance to NCAA night slalom spectator area at Howelsen Hill. REGISTER HERE

Team standings after day #2 of 4

—————GS            Freestyle    Slalom    Classical
—————MAR9      MAR10     MAR11    MAR12
Rk. Team                  M  W       M  W          M  W       M  W      TOTAL
1 Montana State     79 69      45 89           – –           – –          282
2 Utah                       57 66       60 81           – –           – –          264
3 Denver                   71 67       71 54           – –            – –         263
4 Colorado               29.5 59    67 59          – –            – –         214.5
5 Vermont                34 42       49 29          – –            – –         54

Bring on #31 Pioneers!

Tim Healy: Ski Team Poised for Title Run, Friday Night Fan Event in Steamboat

Photo: University of Denver

Author: Tim Healy

As the DU ski team diligently prepares for this weekend’s National Championships in Steamboat Springs, most eyes at the University of Denver have been focused on a surging hockey team and a dominant men’s lacrosse team. Even the men’s basketball team stole some of the spotlight this week with a close loss in the Summit League Semifinals.

But, DU’s ski team may have the best chance of all DU programs to win an NCAA title this year. Continue reading Tim Healy: Ski Team Poised for Title Run, Friday Night Fan Event in Steamboat

Students Attendence in Decline


Traditional approaches to drawing students to sporting events is no longer working. This trend is neither unique nor exclusive to the University of Denver.

The Wall Street Journal conducted a study on the declining student attendance, mainly targeting football, but relevant to other sports as well. The 2014 WSJ study addressed  average student attendance at college football games which  dropped for football 7.1% since 2009. Continue reading Students Attendence in Decline

DU Ski Team Ambitious for 2016 Season

DU’s ski team has already generated a successful start to their 2016 season with podium finishes from a variety of skiers. Both the Alpine and Nordic ski teams have produced top results in the races they’ve competed in so far. After finishing second at the NCAA Championships last year, behind in-state rival University of Colorado-Boulder, the Pios are looking to reclaim the title to add to their national record of 22 NCAA Championship titles. Continue reading DU Ski Team Ambitious for 2016 Season

The West Coast Conference – Risk & Reward

Imagine Pacific University rolling into Denver to play beach volleyball – the fastest-growing NCAA sport with 50 colleges and universities playing as of January 2015. Or picture DU cross country runners training over at Washington park, getting ready for the December NCAA championships. What about heading across I-25 to a refurbished South High Stadium to watch the Pios take on BYU in baseball or watch women’s softball against San Francisco? On a sunny fall day, how about heading out to Cherry Creek to watch a women’s collegiate rowing meet with BYU, Portland and Santa Clara? Continue reading The West Coast Conference – Risk & Reward