Category Archives: Men’s Soccer

A Five Point Fan Wish List for DU’s Next Athletic Director

As DU winds down the current athletic year and Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Karlton Creech prepares to depart for the next chapter in his career, we die-hard fans at LetsGoDU have our wish list for the next athletic director, whomever it may be.

Here are our wishes, in rough order of priority: Continue reading A Five Point Fan Wish List for DU’s Next Athletic Director

NCAA Boots the Soccer Ball, Again

This past Wednesday, the NCAA Division 1 Council tabled a vote to approve a split fall-spring season for men’s soccer. The vote called for a change to the men’s current fall college soccer season and split the season into fall & spring season with a proposed championship in June. The prior vote on this issue was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it is delayed yet again. The ultimate beneficiaries of these changes would have been student-athletes and fans alike. Continue reading NCAA Boots the Soccer Ball, Again

Renaissance Man Tyler Maun Has Become the Voice of the Pioneers

From 2005 to 2014, DU Athletics had a featured broadcaster, Mitch Hyder, who was best known for his radio play-by-play for the University of Denver’s men’s basketball team. A jack-of-all-trades, Hyder also did play-by-play for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. The transition to a new voice has taken time but current play-by-play announcer, Tyler Maun has assumed the mantle as the voice of the Denver Pioneers.

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Former Denver Soccer Star’s Mother Loses Cancer Battle

Kortne Ford tweeted a message early this morning “RIP Momma”. After a lengthy battle with cancer, his mother, Lauri Ford, passed away Sunday.  This follows the mid-November announcement when the Ford family made a decision to discontinue cancer treatment. Ford called it. “The hardest day of my life.” Continue reading Former Denver Soccer Star’s Mother Loses Cancer Battle

Denver Soccer Falls in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 1-0, to Clemson in OT

Denver men’s soccer (9-4-5, 4-1-1) played with four backline defenders against the #8 Clemson Tigers (14-5, 5-3). The highly athletic and skilled Tigers controlled play on the night with occasional counterattacks by DU into Clemson territory. The Tigers outshot Denver 24-4 and shots-on-goal 9 to 3 but it took Clemson 107:31 minutes to secure the overtime win. Continue reading Denver Soccer Falls in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 1-0, to Clemson in OT

Denver Earns NCAA Berth and Makes History During Wild Week

Denver men’s soccer (9-3-5, 4-1-1) had to play 220 minutes of soccer and win two nail-biting shootouts to emerge as conference Summit League Tournament champions in Macomb, Illinois. The Pioneers defeated UMKC (1-1, 4-3 PKs) and Oral Roberts (1-1, 3-2 PKs) in a hard-fought semifinal and final. The unlikely hero was back-up keeper Kobe Gray who head coach Jamie Franks inserted in both matches to defend penalties. Gray made key stops in both shootout sessions for the tournament win. Gray was named the tournament MVP in what is certainly a great trivia answer to the question: Name an NCAA conference tournament MVP who never played a minute in his team’s tournament regulation or overtime? Continue reading Denver Earns NCAA Berth and Makes History During Wild Week