Category Archives: Men’s Sports

DU’s Next AD Needs to Solve the Glaring Pep Band Dilemma

Taking a brief look at the job boards and Indeed.com shows 422 Fan Experience Managers. The University of Maryland is looking for a Director of Marketing and Fan Experience. The NFL has several open roles. In Colorado, the University of Northern Colorado is looking for a Director of Marketing and Fan Engagement. But these are just a few of the hundreds of such available jobs. Continue reading DU’s Next AD Needs to Solve the Glaring Pep Band Dilemma

NIL: The Ten Ton Gorilla that Can’t and Won’t Be Caged

The devil you know is sometimes better than the one you don’t know – or so they say. Probably no organization in athletics, at least collegiate athletics, is more universally hated than the NCAA – with the SEC coming in a close second. In the latest Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) drama, according to an article by Sports Illustrated, college athletic directors are pleading with the NCAA to regulate and sanction schools with boosters who have struck deals with players to sign with their schools. Continue reading NIL: The Ten Ton Gorilla that Can’t and Won’t Be Caged

Big Week Ahead For Denver Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse

Both Denver men’s and women’s lacrosse programs have their respective BIG EAST conference tournaments this weekend. The women will be fighting for a potential home-field advantage in the first round of the NCAA Tournament – though the 12-10 loss to rival Colorado likely ended that opportunity – and the men are fighting for their postseason lives, hoping to just extend their season. One loss and their season is over. The action will take place this Thursday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium for the women and Cooper Field (Georgetown) in Washington D.C.for the men. Continue reading Big Week Ahead For Denver Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse

Pioneers Clinch 2-Seed in BIG EAST Tournament with Dominant Victory Over Marquette

The #19 Denver Pioneers men’s lacrosse team (9-5, 4-1 BIG EAST) won’t win the regular-season conference title like many Pioneer fans have become accustomed to over the past decade but thanks to a dominant stretch of lacrosse that saw Denver finish the season on a three-game winning streak, they finished 2nd in the conference behind Georgetown, the only conference team that beat the Pios. In front of the second-largest crowd in Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium history (2,969), the Pioneers clinched the 2-seed with a dominating victory over the Marquette Golden Eagles (4-10, 2-3) to close out the regular season and enter the postseason on a high note. Continue reading Pioneers Clinch 2-Seed in BIG EAST Tournament with Dominant Victory Over Marquette

Helter Skelter – No more waiting for Next Year

The way to build a college basketball team used to be patience. Add pieces every year, develop the student-athletes with solid coaching and, with a little luck, you build a contender. However, with the advent of the transfer portal, student-athlete mobility, and win-now approaches at all levels of collegiate basketball, teams can build a winner during just a single cycle of recruiting and transfer portal activity. Continue reading Helter Skelter – No more waiting for Next Year

Puck Swami: Five Musings From a DU Fan in Boston

As one of the “elders” in the extensive and inspiring  LetsGoDU stable of writers, I thought I’d jot down some of my own musings after cheering on DU’s epic NCAA hockey championship weekend in Boston.

So much has already been written about how talented and clutch this Denver team was (and they were indeed that), but I think it’s important to state a few other things that don’t appear in the media as often as they should… Continue reading Puck Swami: Five Musings From a DU Fan in Boston

Nine Feels Fine: Pioneers Erupt for Five Third-Period Goals to Erase Deficit and Win Ninth National Title

BOSTON, Mass. – The Pioneers were dead in the water. Their grip on finally getting over the hump and staking their claim to the most national titles in NCAA history was slipping away. The Minnesota State Mavericks, one of the two teams anointed presumptive national champions back in October, were skating circles around the Pioneers all across the ice and making them look, well, like Denver’s own opponents looked all year long – slow, sluggish, and sloppy. The Mavericks skated to a 1-0 lead thanks to DU goaltender Magnus Chrona’s heroics through 40 minutes of play at TD Garden in the National Championship game and entering the third period, the Pioneers were going to have to try again next year. Continue reading Nine Feels Fine: Pioneers Erupt for Five Third-Period Goals to Erase Deficit and Win Ninth National Title

Denver National Championship Game Ticket Details

With Denver earning a berth in the Frozen Four championship game tomorrow night (8pm ET), there has been significant interest in how to acquire tickets for the championship game, especially through DU itself. Denver fans who previously purchased tickets for the Frozen Four semifinal through DU will receive an email from Denver Athletics and be charged for their seats in the Denver section for the NCAA Championship game. Most of DU’s ticket allotment was in Section 3 at TD Garden.

If you did not purchase tickets directly from DU Athletics, tickets may also be purchased from the NCAA (via Ticketmaster) here. Or you can go directly to Ticketmaster here. Prices for balcony seats are as low as around $90 per ticket and lower level tickets in the Loge are showing as low as $120 a pop (in section 6).

Go DU!

Carter Savoie Calls Game in Overtime to Send Pioneers Past Wolverines in Frozen Four Thriller

BOSTON, Mass. – Carter Savoie has 23 goals this season. Not a single one of them, though, was bigger or more important than the one he scored nearly 15 minutes into overtime at the 2022 Frozen Four at the TD Garden to lift the Pioneers to a 3-2 victory over the top overall seed Michigan and a berth in the program’s 12th national title game. Continue reading Carter Savoie Calls Game in Overtime to Send Pioneers Past Wolverines in Frozen Four Thriller