Category Archives: Men’s Soccer

UNO Prepares for their Superbowl

Photo: Jason Mims, head Coach of the Omaha Mavericks, wants to be like Denver

While playing out the string of another potentially undefeated season, protecting a top 5 national seed, and preparing for the league playoffs in the Mile High City, the Denver Pioneers face a hungry foe in the UNO Mavericks. The Mavs are licking their chops as they plot to end ‘the streak’ on Senior Day in Omaha. Their coach, Jason Mims, has not been afraid to tell anyone who will listen that he wants to unseat Denver as the Summit League soccer power.  Continue reading UNO Prepares for their Superbowl

UNO’s Henningson Memorial Campanile Faces Seismic Changes

Photo: Studies from the US Geologic Service will result in changes which will  drastically change the University of Nebraska-Omaha landscape. This illustration, released by the University, shows an alternative use for the shortened structure.

As DU’s men’s soccer team travels to Omaha next weekend to battle the Mavs  for the regular season Summit League title, it might be wise to keep an eye out for falling debris.

A newly released study calls for a major change to the UNO campus – namely, the iconic Henningson Memorial Campanile. Since its completion in 1989, the Henningson Memorial Campanile, a large tower, on the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) campus has been featured prominently in everything from commencement programs to UNO’s centennial celebration. In Omaha, the campanile, also known as the “bell tower,” is a recognized area landmark.  Continue reading UNO’s Henningson Memorial Campanile Faces Seismic Changes

Weekend Recap

Men’s Hockey Sweeps Spartans

Denver hockey rolled into East Lansing Michigan and exited with a sweep. On Friday, Denver defeated the Spartans 2-1 behind Tanner Jaillet’s 19 of 20 saves along with goals from super freshman Henrik Borgstrom and sophomore Jarid Lukosevicius. On Saturday afternoon, Troy Terry scored one goal and another nearly invisible goal to lead the Pio’s to a 3-1 victory. The Pioneers have moved to 4-2 behind a four-game winning streak with one of their top scorers, Dylan Gambrell, out of the lineup with injury. Next series: At Magness Arena next weekend vs. Western Michigan.

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Catching Up With DU Men’s Soccer Head Coach Jamie Franks

photo courtesy of Denver Athletics

With a 1-0 win over Eastern IllinoisDenver men’s soccer extended its regular season unbeaten streak to 28 games. Boasting a 9-0-2 record thus far in 2016, the Pioneers are maintaining their top ten status in the national rankings, currently ranked at #8. As such, the program is looking to advance further this year in hopes of winning its first national title. After going undefeated in the regular season last year and snapping its 29-match home unbeaten streak during the second round of the NCAA tournament, the team has returned with a vengeance and is determined to achieve their preseason goals.

Head Coach Jamie Franks, describes the impact losing in such a heartbreaker  against Southern Methodist University last season imposed on the team and the valuable lessons the players collected. Continue reading Catching Up With DU Men’s Soccer Head Coach Jamie Franks

DU Weekend Sports Recap

Riding a roller coaster never looked so good

The 8th ranked DU men’s soccer team played the game of the weekend on Saturday in a back and forth affair with IPFW. Defensive midfielder Graham Smith scored the game’s opening goal in the first half and the final goal in the 79th minute to squeak by Fort Wayne 4-3 in DU’s  Summit League opener at CIBER Field. This game was called ‘sloppy’ by head coach Jamie Franks but overall, it’s tough to call and 8-0-2 record a disappointment. Continue reading DU Weekend Sports Recap