Category Archives: Men’s Sports

BREAKING LOGO NEWS: University Launches New ‘Denver Arch’

When the University of Denver formally released new logo brand guidelines to the public this past September, the announcement was met with mixed reviews. Of greater concern to many was the future of the ‘Denver Arch’, absent from the brand release. In Athletics, the Denver arch was a critical part of Denver’s athletic identity, especially in hockey. Would DU athletes be left with the interlocking logo(s) on the front of their uniforms as a primary identifier? Continue reading BREAKING LOGO NEWS: University Launches New ‘Denver Arch’

Pioneers Stick a Pitchfork Into Sun Devils To Earn Weekend Sweep

In Game One against the Sun Devils on Friday, the Pioneers pelted ASU goaltender TJ Semptimphelter with 56 shots but only had three goals, including an odd game-winner that was batted in by the Sun Devils’ own Tim Lovell. The Pioneers just didn’t have any puck luck in on Friday. In Game Two on Saturday, though, that all changed as the #1 Denver Pioneers (12-4-0, 6-2-0 NCHC) throttled the Arizona State Sun Devils (8-9-0) 5-2 in the series finale at Magness Arena. For much of the game, Semptimphelter was nearly as excellent as he was a night ago but where pucks weren’t going in on Friday, they found twine on Saturday and the Pioneers forced him out of the game by the third period. Continue reading Pioneers Stick a Pitchfork Into Sun Devils To Earn Weekend Sweep

Pioneers Survive Wild and Wacky Game vs Sun Devils to Avoid Upset

Hockey is a fun sport. It’s fast, it’s skilled, it’s physical. But sometimes, it’s wild, weird, and altogether wacky and on Friday night, in the series opener between the Arizona State Sun Devils (8-8-0) and #1 Denver Pioneers(11-4-0, 6-2-0 NCHC), the latter held the day as the Pioneers skated to a 3-2 victory in a game that featured 56 DU shots on goal, a bad spearing major, and two separate challenges on Carter King’s game-winning goal. On a night in college hockey that saw some wild games around the country, the more than 5,200 in attendance at Magness Arena were treated to not only a unique hockey game but also a key DU pairwise victory. Continue reading Pioneers Survive Wild and Wacky Game vs Sun Devils to Avoid Upset

Hot Shooting Denver Downs Houston Christian, Moves to 7-1

Denver men’s basketball (7-1) faced the Houston Christian Huskies Thursday night at Sharp Gymnasium in Houston, Texas. Denver won the bucket-fest by shooting a sizzling 67% for the game but could never shake the equally hot-shooting Huskies. It was Tommy Bruner and Tyree Corbett who piloted Denver down the stretch for the victory. It was the fourth double-double of the season for the athletic Corbett who delivered  20 points and 11 rebounds while Bruner scored 20 points with 8 assists in the victory. Denver has won their last five consecutive games. Continue reading Hot Shooting Denver Downs Houston Christian, Moves to 7-1

Omaha Blanks Denver in Dominating Fashion, 3-0

Was it the turkey-induced Tryptophan, exam week or just taking the Omaha Mavericks too lightly? Denver (9-4-0, 5-2-0) was outshot, out worked and outplayed Friday night at Magness Arena. The Mavericks took no mercy on #1 ranked DU in a display of superior hustle and quickness. The Mavs beat DU to pucks, shut down passing lanes and beat the stuffing out of DU on shots, 40-22, in a dominant 3-0 victory.

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Denver Slips by The Citadel, 74-71

Day two of the 2nd Annual Big Easy Classic pitted DU (5-1) against The Citadel (3-3).  The Bulldogs had jacked up 127 3-point attempts (42 makes) in their first five games. Today, they launched 23 more shots from behind the arc and made 7 but their final shot from distance by Austin Ash missed the mark at the buzzer and the Pioneers escaped with the win, their third victory in a row, 74-71. Continue reading Denver Slips by The Citadel, 74-71

January 27th DU-CC Rivalry Game Moved to Ball Arena

The January 27th, 2023 matchup between Denver and Colorado College which was originally scheduled to take place at Magness Arena has been moved to the home of the Colorado Avalanche: Ball Arena. E. Stanley Kroenke’s downtown Denver arena has a hockey capacity of 18,007, nearly 12,000 higher than Magness. This will be the second time in the last decade that a Battle for the Gold Pan matchup will be played in downtown Denver. The last time it happened, the Pioneers beat the Tigers 4-1 in front of 35,144 fans at the Battle on Blake at Coors Field back in 2016. Continue reading January 27th DU-CC Rivalry Game Moved to Ball Arena

Opportunistic Duke Takes Down Denver, 3-1 in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Soccer has been called the cruelest sport. It certainly was Sunday when Denver (14-3-5, 6-0-2) faced #7 Duke (12-4-4, 5-0-3) at Koskinen Field in Durham, North Carolina in Round Two NCAA Tournament action. It may have been an early penalty kick goal in the first five minutes by Duke that changed the entire complexion of the match. Despite Denver’s aggression over much of the rest of the match, the Blue Devils maximized their opportunities and ended up owning the day. Continue reading Opportunistic Duke Takes Down Denver, 3-1 in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Tips & Tricks For San Diego to Manage Coming Colorado Arctic Blast

The University of San Diego men’s soccer is traveling to Pioneer Field Thursday for a 2:00 pm MT first-round NCAA Tournament match. The City of Denver is expecting a high of 30 degrees and a 60% chance of snow.  And San Diego? 72 degrees on Thursday and partly cloudy. Here are a few tips for managing the cold… Continue reading Tips & Tricks For San Diego to Manage Coming Colorado Arctic Blast