Category Archives: Women’s Sports

Coach George Gwozdecky Headlines DU’s 2020 Hall of Fame Class Induction Event

DU has formally announced its 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

The ceremony will feature a return to campus by hockey head coach George Gwozdecky, one of Denver’s greatest coaches, who led DU to a pair of national championships, multiple NCAA appearances and an imposing 443-267-64 record in 19 years with the Pioneers between 1994 and 2013. The evening is sure to be a special one as ‘Coach Gwoz’ finally gets some of the eternal recognition that he so richly deserves as a legend in the Pioneer family. Continue reading Coach George Gwozdecky Headlines DU’s 2020 Hall of Fame Class Induction Event

St Cloud State Athletes Deal with Changing Landscape

Photo Courtesy of St. Cloud State Athletics

Denver faces St. Cloud State University in hockey this upcoming weekend at Magness Arena. Back in St. Cloud, the shock waves sent by Athletics recent decision to drop Football and golf (and add men’s soccer) are still reverberating across the Minnesota campus. Continue reading St Cloud State Athletes Deal with Changing Landscape

LetsGoDU’s 2020 Wish List

  • Coach T finally lets ’em break 20 – multiple times
  • 80% free throws, 45% field goal shooting, fewer than 12 turnovers per game
  • A road sweep in Grand Forks
  • Choosing which Lax Final Four to attend – DU men’s or DU women’s
  • UMass-Amherst formally acknowledges the obvious – they are UMass-Amherst.
  • New DU lax faceoff specialist is so good at the “X” that he is “Trevoring”
  • ASU Sun Devils assigned to the Loveland Regional (please, please, please – make it so)
  • DU Nordic skiing improves so much at the NCAA Nationals that they have time to stop before the finish and make perfect snow angels
  • Denver wins back the Gold Pan and quietly exits the ice as a normal hockey team does

University of Denver Athletics’ Decade in Review: Top 10 Moments of the Decade

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Top Moment of the Decade: DU’s 2015 NCAA Lacrosse Championship transcended DU – it was a watershed moment in the history of lacrosse in America as this victory moved it from an eastern game to a national game.

In 2010, when the decade began, the University of Denver was known primarily as a hockey school, supplemented by many NCAA ski titles. Continue reading University of Denver Athletics’ Decade in Review: Top 10 Moments of the Decade

Augustana Growth Plans Fight Academic Headwinds

While news remains quiet on St Thomas’ bold move from Division III to the Division I Summit League, tiny Division II Augustana University continued to act on expansion plans of their own. Last week, the Sioux Falls-based private university’s board of trustees approved their plans to move to DI in their 2030 vision, called ‘Viking Bold’. In addition to the DI jump, the strategic plan includes a number of other initiatives: Continue reading Augustana Growth Plans Fight Academic Headwinds

Pioneer Volleyball Stays Hot, Sweeps North Dakota State Bison At Home

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Kylra Porch (#5 at right) hits for the Pioneers against North Dakota State. The Pioneers swept the Bison 3-1 on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Hamilton Gym in Denver. Photo: Jason Evans

The University of Denver volleyball team continued their hot play at home, sweeping the North Dakota State Bison (25-23, 25-19, 25-11) in Hamilton Gymnasium on Sunday, Nov 11, marking Denver’s second-straight victory and a fourth-straight home win.  Continue reading Pioneer Volleyball Stays Hot, Sweeps North Dakota State Bison At Home

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