DU Men’s Soccer began conference play last weekend with a 2-0 victory over St. Thomas in Minneapolis. However, the league membership is down to ORU, Western Illinois, UMKC, St. Thomas, and Omaha. Western Illinois recently joined Eastern Illinois and Lindenwood, former Summit League conference members, in joining the Ohio Valley Conference in all sports except men’s soccer and football. The Leathernecks women’s soccer team has already exited to the Ohio Valley. Western Illinois men’s soccer will exit the Summit League next season. Continue reading Denver Men’s Soccer Faces Unclear Summit League Future
Does the University of Denver need a new or upgraded arena for non-hockey events? It’s a big question that’s been on the minds of DU’s athletic and academic administrations for a while now, as the rest of the Summit League continues to upgrade its athletic facilities, leaving DU’s Ritchie Center farther behind and now well older than the students who play there. Add rising interest rates and construction costs to the mix along wih the need for a major donor(s) and the possibility of a major new athletic facility looks challenging at best over the short term. Continue reading New DU Multi-sport Arena is Needed but Faces Hurdles
Both DU men’s and women’s soccer fell in the past week to Portland and Colorado, respectively. The men’s team then followed their loss with a heart-stopping draw vs. Seattle on the road Monday night. Denver volleyball returned home from a six-game roadtrip and earned their first win of the season over Idaho State. Continue reading Soccer Teams Drop First Games of the Season
DU women’s soccer (4-0-4) continued their unbeaten ways. Thursday, they routed Colgate 6-0 at Pioneer Field. Liv Moritz, Samantha Dreiling, Camryn MacMillan and Sydney Sharp all scored along with Ella Frost two tallies. On Sunday, the Pioneers travelled to Eugene, Oregon to take on the Oregon Ducks. Star freshman Liv Moritz led DU with two goals in the second half while Denver outshot the Ducks 30-8. DU’s keeper Molly Wissman only faced three shots in the match to shut out the University of Oregon. Continue reading Denver Soccer Teams Collect Four Shutouts to Remain Unbeaten
Denver men’s (2-0-2) and women’s soccer (2-0-4) had a solid week in non-conference action. Women’s soccer started their season with four consecutive ties. Then, last week they added two consecutive wins over Northern Colorado from the Big Sky Conference on Thursday and Sunday against North Carolina State from the ACC. The 2-0 win over Northern Colorado was expected but the 4-2 win over the Wolfpack was a big boost for new women’s head coach Julianne Sitch. Continue reading Denver Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams Complete a Solid Week
We wrote about the new Denver arch eight months ago, after the University of Denver Athletics announced the retention of an ‘arched Denver’ logo with a more muted arch. The new Denver arch comes on the heels of the rollout of the revised interlocking ‘DU’ logo that was launched university-wide a year ago. The interlocking DU logo rebrand was especially concerning to fans of the hockey program, where the potential loss of the Denver arch was seen as a potential blow to the University of Denver Hockey program branding and history. After eight months of waiting, University of Denver men’s hockey shared photos of their new uniforms this past week with the new Denver logo on the chest. While there will always be resistance to change, this is a clean new look that is very much in line with the brand and tradition of Denver Hockey. Continue reading DU Men’s Hockey Launches Uniform, New Denver Arch for 2023
Denver Men’s Soccer (0-0-1)opened their 2023 campaign at Pioneer Field against San Diego State University. While DU carried play for most of the match, the Pioneers failed to convert on several opportunities to score and came away with a draw on the night, 0-0.
The University of Denver hockey program announced its incoming first-year class, marking one of the largest freshmen classes for head coach David Carle in recent years.
The Pioneers welcome one (1) goaltender, four (4) defensemen, and five (5) forwards to Magness Arena as the program looks to capture its tenth National Championship and second in the last three years. Continue reading DU Hockey’s 2023-24 Freshmen Class Announced, Analysis
The Big Ten finalized media rights contracts with CBS, Fox, and NBC last year that will total more than $8 billion over seven years, making it the most lucrative conference rights deal in the history of college athletics. The Summit League, like most mid-majors, is left to pick up the crumbs and rely on a few hardy fans who follow the other Division I sports not called football. Continue reading Summit League Media Deal a Mixed Bag
The University of Denver hockey program picked up its first commitment from the ’07 recruiting class on Monday, with forward Sam Spehar making the announcement official on Instagram. Continue reading DU Hockey Earns 4.5-Star Commitment From Forward Sam Spehar