Category Archives: Women’s Sports

NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton to Step Down, Take on Same Job with Summit League

In a Friday morning shock to the system, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) announced that commissioner Josh Fenton will step down from his current role with the conference at the end of the 2021-2022 season to become the commissioner of the Summit League, the University of Denver’s main conference affiliation. Fenton oversaw the creation of the NCHC ahead of the 2013-2014 college hockey season and has been at the helm ever since, watching it win four straight national titles from 2016 to 2019, including Denver’s 2017 title. Continue reading NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton to Step Down, Take on Same Job with Summit League

DU Triathlon Head Coach Perkins Q&A

Head Coach Barbara Perkins was named the University of Denver’s first triathlon head coach in program history for the abbreviated 2020 season and recently completed her second full season by guiding DU Triathletes to an exciting fourth-place finish at this season’s NCAA Nationals. We asked Coach Perkins about this past season and her thoughts about the future of DU Triathlon. 

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Denver Earns NCAA Berth and Makes History During Wild Week

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

More Tricks than Treats for Denver Teams over Halloween Weekend

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

Denver Battles for Fall Conference Titles This Week While Hockey Falters on the Road

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.

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Teams Go 7-0-1 In a Week of Impressive Performances

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

Following Denver Athletics Just Got Easier

Denver Athletics launched a new mobile phone app with real-time game updates, scores, breaking news, and access to game tickets. The app can be customized to match the interest of each user and tickets will be electronically issued to customers who, in turn, download their tickets into their electronic wallets for presentation game day. Like many other entertainment outlets, Denver is rapidly phasing out paper tickets and moving to e-tickets. Continue reading Following Denver Athletics Just Got Easier

Impending BYU Exit Opens the Door to West Coast Conference Membership for Denver

Brigham Young University’s (BYU) likely exit from the West Coast Conference (WCC) to the Big 12 will force membership changes at the West Coast Conference. Not only is BYU the conference’s second-best hoops program (behind Gonzaga, of course) but the Cougars have won eight consecutive WCC Commissioners Cup titles for all-around athletic success. Sound familiar? Denver rakes in the national Directors’Cup for all of Division I non-football schools on an annual basis. Continue reading Impending BYU Exit Opens the Door to West Coast Conference Membership for Denver