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Denver Hockey NCAA West Regional Preview: Ohio State

The Denver Pioneers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet again in the Frozen Four Tournament Friday in Fargo, ND

It’s difficult to be mad about the results of last weekend’s NCHC Frozen Faceoff.  The Denver Pioneers faced a lot of adversity this season and have fared well as a young team in an extremely competitive conference.  They won over 20 games, they took 3rd place in the conference tournament and now enter the NCAA Tournament with the ability to beat any team in the bracket.  In a year where the team was supposed to take a step back, the Pioneers are playing with house money and that will be dangerous for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Continue reading Denver Hockey NCAA West Regional Preview: Ohio State

#BringTheRacquet: Men’s, women’s tennis teams in Saturday event to fight cancer

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are off until the end of the month but that doesn’t mean they won’t be getting the racquets out.

This Saturday from 12pm to 2pm the Pioneers will be on hand for a unique event at Denver Tennis Park. They’ll be helping out in a charity event that will include instruction, mixed doubles matches and other fun activities for the public.

The event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization that each year holds a national ten-week “Man and Woman of the Year” fundraising competition. Last year LLS says they raised $1.5 million for their Rocky Mountain chapter through the campaign.

The Saturday organizers are requesting a minimum donation Saturday of $75 per participant. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: Men’s, women’s tennis teams in Saturday event to fight cancer

University Park loses Fermaentra, its only microbrewery

In a surprising turn of events, the owners of Fermaentra (1715 East Evans Avenue) have closed their doors. According to the Washington Park Profile, the “owners cited overhead and rising costs as the reason for the closure”.

The site shows ‘For Lease”. Furniture and brewing equipment remain.

The brewery closing is a surprise considering that the location was usually bustling during business hours – but the location did not open up until the afternoon – one of the operation’s shortfalls. The microbrewery operated with food trucks (a Denver ordinance for food service at microbreweries), featured local art on its walls and offered board games for patrons. Fermaentra was particularly busy after hockey and lacrosse games as well as other on-campus events. Continue reading University Park loses Fermaentra, its only microbrewery

#BringTheRacquet: DU Women’s Tennis Comes Home to Open League Play

The University of Denver women’s tennis team (9-3, 0-0) returns to Denver Tennis Park Friday afternoon to take on Oral Roberts (1-9, 0-0) at 1pm. FREE pizza will be served for fans courtesy DU tennis.

For head coach Christian Bass, she has her eyes firmly focused for a sixth-straight league title. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: DU Women’s Tennis Comes Home to Open League Play

Denver Hockey Series Preview: Omaha

No. 6 Denver travels to Omaha to face the Mavericks as they continue to chase Western Michigan and Minnesota Duluth in the standings

The Pioneers split their series with the Miami RedHawks last weekend before winning their rescheduled game at Colorado College on Tuesday 1-0.  Now that they’re caught up with the rest of the NCHC in games played, Denver now sits just one point behind Western Michigan for the 3rd seed in the conference.  With just four games remaining in the regular season, the Pioneers are fighting to host a game at Magness Arena in the NCHC playoffs this month.

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Mission Accomplished: DU-affiliated Fight Oar Die completes 3,000-mile row

Article by and photo courtesy Jason Evans

The actor Kevin Conroy once said “Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes people unique.” That sentiment perfectly sums up “Fight Oar Die,” the DU-affiliated group of four veterans who took on a grueling 3,000-nautical mile row across the Atlantic Ocean in a UK-based competition known as the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Continue reading Mission Accomplished: DU-affiliated Fight Oar Die completes 3,000-mile row

Driscoll North meets wrecking ball

Demolition of the Driscoll North Student Center has begun. As part of DU’s Phase 1 Denver Advantage redevelopment plan, a new Student Commons will rise in its place. Student and family support services have been moved to The Hub or South Driscoll in the interim.

It only took a few days to demolish most of the former structure before a surprisingly heavy winter storm followed. Continue reading Driscoll North meets wrecking ball

Pioneers’ third line providing energetic chemistry & much-needed secondary scoring

Photo courtesy Denver Athletics

There’s a reason the word ‘chemistry’ is thrown around so casually in discussions about line pairings in hockey. The assimilation is such an intricate process that must take into account utterly infinite amounts of variables. Sometimes it’s as simple and straightforward that a line will just automatically click. More often than not, it becomes a tedious process on the premise of varying scenarios, physical attributes, skill, IQ and of course, time. Continue reading Pioneers’ third line providing energetic chemistry & much-needed secondary scoring