As DU winds down the current athletic year and Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Karlton Creech prepares to depart for the next chapter in his career, we die-hard fans at LetsGoDU have our wish list for the next athletic director, whomever it may be.
Here are our wishes, in rough order of priority: Continue reading A Five Point Fan Wish List for DU’s Next Athletic Director
From 2005 to 2014, DU Athletics had a featured broadcaster, Mitch Hyder, who was best known for his radio play-by-play for the University of Denver’s men’s basketball team. A jack-of-all-trades, Hyder also did play-by-play for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. The transition to a new voice has taken time but current play-by-play announcer, Tyler Maun has assumed the mantle as the voice of the Denver Pioneers.
Continue reading Renaissance Man Tyler Maun Has Become the Voice of the Pioneers
#3 Denver volleyball (23-6, 14-4) led the match 1-0 and 2-1 but the #6 SDSU Jackrabbits came back, sweeping the last two sets, to finish off the Pioneers, 3-2 on Thanksgiving night. The match ends the season for DU, who lost three of their last five matches to end the season, an atypical finish for a flagship program that started with early-season wins against USC and Iowa. Continue reading Denver Volleyball Dumped Out of Summit League Tournament by SDSU, 3-2
While many of us will be enjoying family Thursday, the Summit League is giving DU volleyball (23-5, 14-4) the bird. Denver volleyball travels to Sioux Falls, S.D. as the #3 tournament seed. Omaha earned the regular season #1 seed and a very good South Dakota squad earned the #2 seed. As tradition would have it, the winner of the preceding regular season title is rewarded with hosting duties for the following season’s Summit League Tournament. Continue reading Denver Volleyball Gets the Drumstick and Brussel Sprouts on Thanksgiving
Denver men’s soccer (9-3-5, 4-1-1) had to play 220 minutes of soccer and win two nail-biting shootouts to emerge as conference Summit League Tournament champions in Macomb, Illinois. The Pioneers defeated UMKC (1-1, 4-3 PKs) and Oral Roberts (1-1, 3-2 PKs) in a hard-fought semifinal and final. The unlikely hero was back-up keeper Kobe Gray who head coach Jamie Franks inserted in both matches to defend penalties. Gray made key stops in both shootout sessions for the tournament win. Gray was named the tournament MVP in what is certainly a great trivia answer to the question: Name an NCAA conference tournament MVP who never played a minute in his team’s tournament regulation or overtime? Continue reading Denver Earns NCAA Berth and Makes History During Wild Week
We told you about North Dakota’s rough series sweep against Denver hockey (4-4, 0-2) in Grand Forks. The Pioneers return home this week to face Western Michigan in an important home NCHC series for Denver to hopefully regain confidence, especially on the offensive end which has sputtered to a bad 1 goal per game in their past three games. Continue reading Choppy Week Ends with Pios Going 4-3-1
Denver went 1-2-1 for Halloween weekend – a result that spooked even the hardiest of DU fans. In what was supposed to be a battle for conference titles and conference leads turned into a mixed bag of rotten caramel apples, toothbrushes, and stale Good & Plenty. It took a Halloween matinee yesterday by Denver Women’s Soccer to finally deliver a treat during the weekend homestand when they clinched their 12th conference title with a win over South Dakota State. Continue reading More Tricks than Treats for Denver Teams over Halloween Weekend
- A volleyball – soccer doubleheader at DU on Saturday. Watch DU volleyball battle for first place against Omaha at 1:00 pm at Hamilton Gym. Go to Crimson & Gold on University for a late lunch and the Campus Lounge on Evans to refuel. Go to the 7:00 pm Denver men’s soccer match against Omaha as the first place Pioneers play their conference rival.
Continue reading 7 Things To Do Around DU With a Halloween Hockey Bye Weekend
We told you about Denver hockey team’s (4-2-0) trip out east. After two good periods, they have given up 10 goals and scored only 2 goals over the last four periods as they dropped two games to Providence College and Boston College. DU has a bye week to regroup and prepare for a road trip to North Dakota in two weeks.
Denver’s other fall teams are all fighting for regular-season titles.
Continue reading Denver Battles for Fall Conference Titles This Week While Hockey Falters on the Road
Denver hockey outscored Air Force 12-1 in a two-game home-and-home sweep of Air Force, including a dominating 8-0 victory on Saturday. Denver’s top line of Carter Savoie, Cole Guttman, and Bobby Brink has racked up 26 points in 4 games, Savoie leads the NCAA points per game at 2.75. Continue reading Teams Go 7-0-1 In a Week of Impressive Performances