Category Archives: Men’s Sports

Summit League University Presidents Converge on Sioux Falls Amidst Division I Debate

As we previously reported, Summit League university presidents will converge on Sioux Falls this week. Initially, it was thought that the meeting would center on Summit League conference affairs, a tour of the new offices (on the Sanford Health Campus) and a tour of future conference member Augustana University’s campus. Continue reading Summit League University Presidents Converge on Sioux Falls Amidst Division I Debate

Niagara Falls to Denver in 4-0 Shutout as Pioneers Remain Unbeaten

Photo courtesy Shannon Valerio/DU Athletics

DENVER – Goaltender Michael Corson may not have entered the minds of most Denver fans ahead of the 2019-2020 season. The assumption was that it would be a two-horse race between Devin Cooley and freshman Magnus Chrona. Then Cooley got hurt before the season started and those plans changed. Tonight, against Atlantic Hockey’s Niagara, Corson shined for the top-ranked Pioneers as he stopped all 16 shots he faced en route to Denver’s 4-0 victory with more than 170 Denver Hockey alumni on hand to witness the shutout. Continue reading Niagara Falls to Denver in 4-0 Shutout as Pioneers Remain Unbeaten

Denver Hockey unveils alternate jersey commemorating 70th Anniversary season

It was announced earlier this week that the #1 Denver Pioneers would unveil a new alternate uniform for the 70th Anniversary Weekend celebration and earlier this evening, the program unveiled what they look like. You will notice there are a number of parallels between these alternates and the Battle on Blake jerseys that the Pioneers wore against Colorado College at Coors Field. See the video from DU Hockey below for the full unveiling: Continue reading Denver Hockey unveils alternate jersey commemorating 70th Anniversary season

Over 170 DU Hockey Alumni Expected for 70th Anniversary Weekend

Over 170 Denver Hockey Alumni, representing all decades of the 70 years of DU Hockey are expected to return to the DU campus this weekend for DU’s hockey series against Niagara. This is the largest DU gathering of DU hockey alumni in history, surpassing the program’s 60th Anniversary celebration in October of 2009. Continue reading Over 170 DU Hockey Alumni Expected for 70th Anniversary Weekend

70 Years of DU Hockey History: The First 20 Years 1949-1969

Our own Puck Swami has authored a three-part historical retrospective for the 70th anniversary of the DU Hockey program. Part One begins today, and the other two parts will follow in the coming weeks. While these stories will run far longer than our usual stories, remember that 70 years is a lot to cover. Enjoy!

As we celebrate 70 years of Pioneer hockey this coming weekend (Nov. 1-2, 2019), it helps to know just how far the DU Hockey program has evolved in those 70 years. The first 20 formative years saw DU go from a terrible start-up program to the dominant program of the 1960s as a five-time NCAA Champion. Part One of this series reviews those first 20 years of DU Hockey. Continue reading 70 Years of DU Hockey History: The First 20 Years 1949-1969

NCAA Buckles to State Pressure on Name, Image & Likeness for Student-Athletes

Agree or disagree, student-athletes are going to be ‘allowed’ to capitalize on their name, image and likeness in the future. The NCAA publicly announced plans on Tuesday to develop formal guidelines so athletes could “profit from their names, images, and likenesses in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.” Continue reading NCAA Buckles to State Pressure on Name, Image & Likeness for Student-Athletes

Denver Men’s Hoops 2019-2020 Season Preview: Reset & Refocus

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After a last-place finish in the Summit League a year ago, the Pioneers were picked by conference coaches to finish in the cellar once again this season. Not exactly what DU hoops fans want to hear. This season will be a reboot with new assistant coaches, four freshmen, three junior college transfers and just two upperclassmen. Continue reading Denver Men’s Hoops 2019-2020 Season Preview: Reset & Refocus

Double Trouble Season 2, Episode 1: Reviewing Three Weeks of Top-Ranked Denver Hockey

Top-ranked Denver and Boston College tangled this weekend at Magness Arena and Denver came away with 3-0 and 6-4 victories for its fifth and sixth straight wins to start the season. It was a great Homecoming weekend for the Pios both on and off the ice. DU played great hockey all weekend against a big, skilled, NCHC-like Boston College team and it bodes extremely well for the rest of the season (and its eventual Pairwise positioning). At times, Denver dominated BC and at others, they were forced to play on their heels and find a way to push back. Denver was successful on all fronts and if you’re a DU fan, you have to be pleased with how the first three weeks have gone for the unbeaten Pios. Continue reading Double Trouble Season 2, Episode 1: Reviewing Three Weeks of Top-Ranked Denver Hockey

Special teams, strong second period power Denver past Boston College to Pioneers’ third straight sweep

Photo courtesy Shannon Valerio/DU Athletics

DENVER – A goaltenders’ duel this game was not. On Saturday night at Magness Arena, the top-ranked Denver Pioneers used three early second period goals and a strong special teams performance to put away the #6 Boston College Eagles and extend its regular-season nonconference winning streak to 17. The Pioneers’ impressive – if stressful – 6-4 victory came just a night after they struggled to score just one goal against BC goaltender and 2019 NHL first-round draft pick Spencer Knight. Continue reading Special teams, strong second period power Denver past Boston College to Pioneers’ third straight sweep