Category Archives: Women’s Sports

New ‘Go Denver Pioneers Spirit Fund’ to enhance DU Gameday Experience

Welcome to the Homecoming Weekend at DU!

Since LetsGoDU’s inception in 2008, our core purpose/mission has never changed  – to elevate school spirit at the University of Denver. It’s far more than just rah-rah stuff – we believe the bond between a school and its alumni and sports fans is a sacred one and that’s why we do what we do, all year long. If you are reading this far, chances are you are a serious Denver fan, and we’re so glad to have you with us in our shared community. Continue reading New ‘Go Denver Pioneers Spirit Fund’ to enhance DU Gameday Experience

Homecoming Weekend – It’s that time again!

This upcoming weekend, October 12th – 14th, marks another DU Homecoming and a great chance for students, families, DU faculty and staff along with alumni to cheer on the Pioneers. The weather forecast shows cold weather clearing out Saturday and sunny weather in the 50’s on Saturday for Hocktoberfest – with rapidly falling temperatures.

Hocktoberfest will again feature live music, food and, of course, beer before the game. And, like last year there will be a complimentary scarf and Denver cup.

If you are a last minute planner, there are tickets still a few tickets left for this upcoming weekend. Continue reading Homecoming Weekend – It’s that time again!

DU Volleyball gets first crack at North Dakota as Summit League foe

Photo: Becca Latham leads a balanced Pioneer attack

It is finally happening. DU (14-1, 3-0 Summit) and North Dakota (12-8, 4-1 Summit) are headed for a ‘first time’ collision course in Summit League play – and this one should be interesting. Denver women’s volleyball plays new Summit League member North Dakota this weekend on the road Sunday, following a Friday road match against South Dakota 10-6, 4-0 Summit). Continue reading DU Volleyball gets first crack at North Dakota as Summit League foe

North Dakota launches new Fighting Hawk mascot

LetsGoDU’s response to North Dakota’s new mascot costume? Closeout on aisle #3 at Party City.
It looks like budget constraints at “the U” have trickled down to a school-sponsored cartoon character. Sleeve warmers with fabric flaps and an off-the-shelf head with Zorro mask fall flat – as children are sure to flee the angry fowl and drunk North Dakota fans are certain to give the feathered creature a beer shower. Even DU’s now-defunct Red Tailed Hawk, Ruckus, tops the most current green and black hawk effort.

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It didn’t work then and it won’t work now.

The obvious choice would have been a return of  Thunder the Bleacher Creature. Thunder was the unofficial UND mascot (sound familiar?) for the University of North Dakota. His costume went missing after the 1994 season. Never to return, this costume was definitely not an ‘off-the-shelf’ mascot.

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Isn’t this better?

And the fans don’t seem to be happy, either.

However, there is some good news. In Philadelphia, Saint Joseph’s University faithful have plenty to celebrate now that they no longer own the worst Hawk costume in the country.

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St Joe’s Hawk no longer perches on the lowest branch..

If ‘Augie’ joins the Summit, Denver should exit

The Summit League packed up their office in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota this year. The conference’s annual men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are held in Sioux Falls. And now, it appears that Augustana University, located in Sioux Falls, is looking at the possibility of moving to DI and joining the Summit League according to KELO radio in Sioux Falls and WDAZ TV in Fargo. According to reports,  Augustana’s new athletic director, Josh Morton, is exploring the feasibility of a move to a higher athletics division and conference. Continue reading If ‘Augie’ joins the Summit, Denver should exit

2017-2018 a winner for Athletics, bittersweet for greater DU community

This past school year was an athletic success by nearly any measure – but bittersweet in other ways.

Nearly all the athletic teams or athletes represented the Crimson and Gold in various NCAA Tournaments. And DU will be taking home their 10th Directors’ Cup as the best non-football athletic department in the land. Continue reading 2017-2018 a winner for Athletics, bittersweet for greater DU community

DU Club Sports deserve #1DAY4DU support

As usual, we are encouraging everyone to participate in One Day for DU again this year. We believe your dollars would be wisely spent on DU athletics – they recently earned an  unprecedented 10th Director’s Cup and continue to be the highest performing Division on campus.

See their 2018 highlights below:

But there are also other athletes on campus representing Pioneer Nation with DU on their chest. And, they often give their blood, sweat, and tears on the roads, fields, and ice – and often out with cash out of their own pockets.

We need to help.

We want to point out a few DU Sports Clubs which have garnered local, regional and national success. With a successful DI Athletic Department, DU’s Club Sports often fly under the radar – and we hope you give to them as well. There are 34 sports clubs at DU and we are highlighting four of our favorites below.  Continue reading DU Club Sports deserve #1DAY4DU support

Pioneers’ season ends at hands of defending national champs

It wasn’t a guarantee that the Denver Pioneers women’s lacrosse program would even be at this point, playing the top-seeded Maryland Terrapins in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, a week ago. After a great regular season and BIG EAST Tournament that ended at the hands of the Florida Gators in the conference title game, Denver remained on the bubble heading into Selection Sunday. Thanks to a number of major conference victories and a signature nonconference victory over the Colorado Buffaloes, Denver was awarded a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading Pioneers’ season ends at hands of defending national champs