#7 Denver Men’s Lacrosse opens its season in nine days against Utah. Yes, you read that right. Denver Men’s Lacrosse opens its season in nine days. Where has the time gone? Well, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, for starters, and time is really nothing more than a social construct but I digress. What really matters here is Denver Men’s Lacrosse officially unveiled its full schedule today that features four non-conference games, two at home and two on the road, and a 10-game ’round-robin” style BIG EAST schedule.
DU’s full schedule is below: Continue reading Denver Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2021 Schedule, features BIG EAST ‘Round Robin’
What a difference a day makes…
After being wiped out by #19th-ranked Denver 4-1, on Sunday, Jan. 17, #3-ranked North Dakota held a team meeting before the rematch on Monday morning, with a three-word key message delivered by the UND coaches: “Move Your Feet.” Continue reading North Dakota Gets 5-1 Revenge Win over Pioneers
We have waxed poetic over the years about what it means when Denver and North Dakota hit the ice against each other. Long rivalry, 16 combined national championships, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. These two rivals have treated us to so many tight, action-packed, close hockey games over the past seven decades but tonight, the #18 Denver Pioneers (5-7-1, 18 pts) threw all of that out the window. The #2 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (9-3-1, 26 pts) were nothing more than a minor obstacle in DU’s path as they routed the Hawks 4-1 in David Carle’s 50th career victory as head coach on a chilly January Sunday night at Magness Arena. Continue reading #18 Denver Delivers its Best Performance of Year in 4-1 Drubbing of #2 North Dakota
Avid Fighting Hawk hockey fans are used to taking to the road to support their beloved hockey team. This year is more difficult with social distancing leaving fans at home. We wanted to see just how well North Dakota fans were adjusting to the ‘new normal’.
Continue reading North Dakotans Adjust to Remote Hockey
This season has been a battle for the #16 Denver Pioneers (4-7-1, 15 pts). Over their first 11 games, 10 at the Pod in Omaha, DU struggled to play consistent hockey and their 3-7-1 record showed that. If Denver had been battling some demons through their first 11 games, they did their best to exorcise them in a dominant, relentless 6-1 victory over the archrival Colorado College Tigers (3-5-2, 14 pts) in their first game at Magness Arena in 301 days. Brett Stapley and Reid Irwin each scored a pair of goals, Corbin Kaczperski made 17 saves on 18 shots, and the offense finally tapped into some of its huge potential just a night after a lackluster 4-3 loss to the Tigers in Colorado Springs. Continue reading Pioneers Rebound at Magness to Dominate Tigers 6-1, Earn 1,500th All-Time Victory
The hope for the #16 Denver Pioneers (3-7-1, 12 pts) was that the week and a half break between the NCHC Pod and the New Year’s Day matchup with the Colorado College Tigers (3-4-2, 14 pts) would offer a chance to hit the reset button and start 2021 back on the right track. Unfortunately, the break wasn’t enough as the same problems that haunted the Pioneers in Omaha – faceoff struggles and bad goaltending, to name a couple – showed themselves in full form at the World Arena in Colorado Springs as they fell to the Tigers 4-3 to open the second half of the season. Continue reading Pioneers Open New Year on Wrong Foot, Drop First Gold Pan Matchup 4-3
In a year dominated by COVID-19 news, Denver Athletics provided major stories of their own. There were a host of individuals and teams that created lasting memories and achieved historic milestones for the Pioneers. And yes, there were some major losses as well. Below, we selected some of the key events that shaped the ‘Year of COVID-19’. Continue reading Top DU Athletic Stories of 2020
This year we are especially grateful for DU Athletics providing many of us a welcome distraction from Covid-19. Special thanks to the DU Administration for supporting DU athletics during this time. And, let’s not forget that many of our incredible coaches and athletes who have an abbreviated holiday away from family and friends as they hit the courts, ice, ski slopes and fields to entertain us.
Thanks for reading and supporting LetsGoDU. And, Go Pioneers!
After watching a few weeks of DU games in the NCHC “pod,” we’ve been subjected to hundreds of repetitive, small-city Grand Forks, North Dakota-based TV commercials. The reason for this is that Dakota-based Midco Sports Network is producing the NCHC.tv-wide production, fueled by money from North Dakota advertisers, where UND hockey is the state’s largest athletic attraction. To our more citified eyes and ears, there are seven of them that, in heavy rotation, have become proverbial nails on a chalkboard to our urban sensibilities… Continue reading Which North Dakota Commercial is Most Annoying?