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Denver’s internal adjustments key in preparation for Top-10 clash against Villanova

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Denver has just barely scraped by its opponent in three of its last four games. Slow starts and costly turnovers have troubled the No. 4-ranked Pioneers. With the regular season over halfway completed, each game holds more significance now that conference play is underway. Continue reading Denver’s internal adjustments key in preparation for Top-10 clash against Villanova

Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ could have a seismic impact on the University of Denver area

MapThe old Gates Tire and Rubber Company site is only three miles from the University of Denver and a nine-minute drive from University & Evans

The Denver Real Estate Journal published a piece on Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ which is expected to create more than 50,000 jobs for the eventual ‘winner’. And, depending on your point of view, the award is certain to be transformational for the city that wins the Amazon sweepstakes. As we all know, it could be good or bad – depending on your view of urban growth, job growth, economic growth, real estate values, city services and traffic.

A number of cities are vying for the honor but Denver is one of the finalists. Already a major hub for the online retailer, Amazon already has a significant presence in Denver with over 1,500 employees and counting. And while many have speculated that the Amazon selection team will want to add a presence in the eastern time zone, others argue that Amazon’s very own selection criteria place Denver among the leaders. Continue reading Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ could have a seismic impact on the University of Denver area

Campus Lounge 2.0 Closes – Again

We wrote about the Campus Lounge 2.0 in an article when they reopened in late October. Their closing date as reported by The Denver Post will be March 26th according to the owner, Dan Landis.

Landis admitted that the new-age food concept did not meet the sports-centric demand offered by the former owner Jim Wiste, a former DU hockey all-American,  who recently passed away. Continue reading Campus Lounge 2.0 Closes – Again

Denver-Ohio State: Pioneers look to regroup and refine for success going forward

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The Ohio State Buckeyes handed the University of Denver Pioneers one of their worst losses in program history last season. The Buckeyes knocked Denver off of it’s then, top-national rank with the merciless 16-7 result. Continue reading Denver-Ohio State: Pioneers look to regroup and refine for success going forward

Rivalry restored as Pioneers force Game 3 in conference playoffs against Tigers

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Denver’s leading scorers rose to the occasion when the end result of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) quarterfinal best of three series appeared as though it would not favor the University of Denver Pioneers over long-time rivals, the Colorado College Tigers (15-16-5, 8-13-4 NCHC). A battle of physicality and momentum ensued during the series as the No. 5-ranked Pioneers (19-9-8, 13-6-6 NCHC) rallied to clinch the critical win. Denver fought to keep the series alive after dropping 2-0 loss the previous night. Continue reading Rivalry restored as Pioneers force Game 3 in conference playoffs against Tigers

Denver Ski Team Grabs Lead Heading into Final Day

Tim Healy is a special contributor to LetsGoDU with expertise and access to the DU Ski Team. Be sure to follow him on Twitter (@609Healy.

The Denver Pioneers alpine team brought their ‘A’ game to Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs on Friday night. The Pioneers finished the evening with a 26 point overall lead after starting the night trailing the Colorado Buffs by 9 points.

Going into Saturday morning men’s and women’s Nordic events, the Pioneers are well positioned for their 24th national championship title. But, it will take a solid 20k by the men and 15k from the women to earn the title Saturday morning. Continue reading Denver Ski Team Grabs Lead Heading into Final Day

Tigers ‘bend, but don’t break’ to double up Pioneers in game 1 of NCHC Quarterfinals

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The storied rivalry between the No. 5-ranked University of Denver Pioneers (18-9-8, 12-7-6 NCHC) and the Colorado College Tigers (15-15-5, 9-12-4 NCHC) continues to enhance. For the second consecutive time, and second time since both teams joined the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), the Pioneers and Tigers met in a best of three series of the NCHC quarterfinals on Friday, March 9. Continue reading Tigers ‘bend, but don’t break’ to double up Pioneers in game 1 of NCHC Quarterfinals

Midweek Recap – NCAA Skiing

Tim Healy is a special contributor to LetsGoDU with expertise and access to the DU Ski Team. Be sure to follow him on Twitter (@609Healy.

We are halfway through competition at the 2018 NCAA Skiing Championships up here in Steamboat Springs, CO. The Pioneers are looking great after the giant slalom on Wednesday and the Nordic classic races on Thursday. Denver sits in 2nd place, just 9 points behind leaders Colorado. Utah is in 3rd, 32 points behind Denver. Denver can thank the strong performances of the women’s alpine team and the men’s Nordic team for putting them in such strong contention.

Starting off on Wednesday with freshman Amelie Smart’s dominant performance in the giant slalom, which captured her her first (of what I bet will be many) NCAA titles. She was followed closely by teammates Tuva Norbye and Andrea Komsic in the top 15. Also finishing strong was freshman and Steamboat Springs native Jett Seymour, who finished 6th in the men’s race.

Thursday brought us over tot the historic Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat for the Nordic classical events. Starting with the women’s 5k classic race, which is an individual time trial race, the Pioneers were lead by junior Jasmi Joensuu who finished 5th and got her first All-American title. She was followed by senior Lin Erikseni 12th and junior Taeler McCrerey in 14th. The men’s race was twice as long and twice as exciting. Denver was led by senior last year’s third place finisher Dag Frode Trolleboe, who repeated his 3rd place finish and his 3rd straight All-American title. Dag was followed close behind by sophomore Eivind Kvaale who finished 4th. Rounding out the Pioneer finishers was Lars Hannah who finished 23rd after a few costly sips on his second lap of the circuit.

Now we move into the second half of the championships. Tonight is the slalom race under the lights. The slalom has been very strong for the Pioneers all season, so expect some more strong performances by the alpine team. The Championships finish on Saturday with the longer freestyle races in the Nordic

The team will openly admit that the freestyle races are their stronger races.

If you are making the trip up to Steamboat for the final two days, join the Pioneers for a tailgate before each race. Tonight the tailgate gets started at 5:00pm at the base of Howelsen Hill and Saturday’s starts at 8:30am. Just cook for the Denver tents and join us for some exciting skiing action. For live updates, follow me on twitter at @609Healy.

Lack of urgency costs series sweep as Pioneers blow three-goal lead

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After blowing a three-goal lead and relinquishing a three-goal run, the No. 5-ranked University of Denver Pioneers were faced with an all too familiar challenge of battling a relentless opponent for the victory. The Pioneers (18-9-7, 12-7-5 NCHC) were unsuccessful in earning the weekend sweep and lost 4-3 in overtime against the last team in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) standings, the Miami University Redhawks (12-18-4, 7-14-3 NCHC).  Continue reading Lack of urgency costs series sweep as Pioneers blow three-goal lead

Denver doubles Miami up 6-3, with six different goal scorers

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Six different goal scorers for the No. 5-ranked University of Denver Pioneers combined to secure a 6-3 victory and hold off a late rally by the Miami University Redhawks, on Friday, March 2. Dylan Gambrell, Jarid Lukosevicius, Rudy Junda, Henrik Borgstrom, Adam Plant and Colin Staub all lit the lamp for the Pioneers and Troy Terry added four assists. Continue reading Denver doubles Miami up 6-3, with six different goal scorers