Will Cal State-Bakersfield’s announced exit from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) start the conference realignment dominoes falling? With UMKC rumored as a potential Summit League target, the WAC could be down to seven schools – even with the recent addition of California Baptist.
Bakersfield applied for Big West membership in 2010, but was rejected and has been a member of the WAC since. The addition of CSU-Bakersfield maintains balance as (5) members of the Big West are part of the Cal State system while 5 are from the University of California system. Hawaii remains the lone member from outside of California. Continue reading Cal State-Bakersfield WAC exit could spell future change for DU→
As a key voice in Pioneer Nation, LetsGoDU promised we’d have more to say about the DU Native Student Association’s (“NSA”) recent decision to create a “NoMorePios” campaign in an attempt to sever DU from its 92-year old identity, tradition, and nickname, the Pioneers. Continue reading The Case for ‘Denver Pioneers’→
Photo: Courtesy of CUBuffs.com. CU celebrates their 6-1 victory at CIBER Field earlier this season
It was during the non-conference schedule when DU women’s soccer (11-8-1, 5-2-0) dropped six games and were outscored 18-4 in those losses. The most brutal loss, during the Colorado Cup on September 16th, occurred on CIBER Field soil where the visiting University of Colorado Buffalos blasted a disheartened Pioneer squad 6-1. Continue reading DU Women still have much to prove to themselves and CU→
The University of Denver Pioneers women’s soccer program is going back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013 thanks to the 85th minute heroics of senior forward Angelica Pacheco. Her goal gave the Pioneers a 2-1 lead after North Dakota State had tied it at 1 just minutes before on a penalty kick. The Pioneers bled out the rest of the clock to clinch the 2017 Summit League title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading Denver men’s and women’s soccer both punch postseason tickets→
Today, Denver Athletics officially launched their newly redesigned denverpioneers.com athletic website. Sure, we have seen the new look over the past several weeks but the final version has been released. Of course, as we all know, software is never really complete.
The weather looks to be in the 60’s and 70’s this week in Denver. And Pioneer athletes are coming off an undefeated weekend, led by a hockey win and tie against #4 Notre Dame. At LetsGoDU, we often talk about school spirit. What better weekend than October 20th & 21st to visit the campus and enjoy DU homecoming weekend? Continue reading 2017 DU Homecoming Weekend→
Defending college football champion Clemson Tigers have a problem – students are not going to football games and the ones who do either come late or leave early. “We need our students to be there the whole game. And we need our fans to be there in the third quarter,” said Dabo Swinney last week. “We need to show up, and let’s have the same great atmosphere as we have every single week”. Continue reading Z’s are Changing the Game→
As a winter storm rolled through Denver Sunday night and into Monday, the Pioneers dodged the bullet with most sports either inactive or on the road. The next scheduled home games for Denver are swimming and volleyball which will be played indoors at the El Pomar Natatorium and Hamilton Gym respectively on Friday.
Men’s soccer is in Tulsa Tuesday evening; women’s tennis in Salt Lake City Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday while women’s soccer is in Tulsa Thursday night.
At the conclusion of the storm late Monday afternoon, Denver will get sunny and temperatures will move to the 50’s and 60’s for the balance of the week with no precipitation expected.
The University of Denver announced Monday that Turnkey Sports has been retained as the executive recruiting firm to identify and screen candidates to replace Peg Bradley-Doppes, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation. Turnkey specializes in athletic department staff and coaching hires.
Illustration:Can Trev Albert navigate his way back to his alma mater the University of Nebraska Lincoln?
Thursday afternoon, the University of Nebraska fired their Athletic Director, Shawn Eichorst, after consecutive poor starts to the football season and last weekend’s disappointing loss to Northern Illinois 21-17.