Registration is still open for this year’s Denver Athletics Hall of Fame awards dinner to be held Friday, October 15th, 6-9 pm MT ahead of the Hall of Fame hockey game against Air Force on Saturday at Magness Arena. Originally scheduled for last year, but postponed due to COVID-19, this year’s induction class is one of the most impressive groups of athletic alumni ever assembled at DU. Continue reading DU Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions Slated for October 15th
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
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
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
Less than two months after the return of full-capacity crowds at Denver-area sporting events, the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant has caused the return of certain restrictions to Denver area arenas and stadiums. Continue reading Covid-19 Restrictions Begin at Denver Athletics Events
It was a great week for Denver fall sports while going two-for-three against the Pac 12. Continue reading Denver Conquers Pac-12 Foes
Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple announced his retirement this Wednesday morning after leading the conference for 16 years. Douple’s retirement is effective Oct. 1 of this year. Continue reading Summit League Comissioner Tom Douple Retiring
According to The Hockey News, the NHL will allow teams to run ads on their jerseys. The move will see ads fit inside a 3-inch-by-3.5-inch rectangle, similar to what is done in the NBA. The decision comes after the NHL allowed teams to sell advertisements in lieu of team logos on helmets to help replace lost revenue due to Covid-19. Continue reading NHL to Allow Sweater Advertisements Starting in 2022-23, Is NCAA Next?
There are few immediate impacts on the University of Denver from the move of Texas and Oklahoma from the Big 12 yesterday. Mainly, this is all about football, TV money and Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) to drive more coverage, notoriety and, of course, money. The deadline is 2025 when the deed-of-rights expires for the Big 12 and Big 10 and when teams can exit without penalty while providing 18 months’ notice.
Lacrosse fans were treated to a thrilling championship game over Memorial Day Weekend when Virginia defeated Maryland, 17-16. Could the fastest-growing college sport in America be used to drive a move by DU to the West Coast Conference (WCC)? Denver could leverage their national lacrosse reputation as the “Lacrosse Capital of the West” to kickstart D1 men’s college lacrosse while gaining membership in the West Coast Conference. Their ally in a proposal to join the WCC could be Seattle University, a non-football outlier in the football-centric Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The Seattle Redhawks already field men’s and women’s club lacrosse and, like DU, are a private school outlier in their conference. A commitment by Seattle to add D1 lacrosse and a joint appeal by the two schools to WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez could be the key to unlock membership for both schools.