Photo: Senior Devin Patterson by Omaha.com
Root for the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks? Yes, it’s true, we are rooting for them to have a good run in the CBI (College Basketball Invitational). They start Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh against Duquesne. Continue reading LetsGoDU Rooting for Omaha in CBI
The NCHC announced this morning that Gabe Levin, senior center and assistant captain for the University of Denver hockey team, is the inaugural recipient of the conference’s post-graduate scholarship. Entering the 2015-16 season, the conference announced several new on- and off-ice policy changes. Among them was the creation of the post-graduate scholarship program. Continue reading Gabe Levin Named First NCHC Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient
They had ice in their veins.
This past weekend Denver Pioneer athletes were all about clutch performances. Some performances were obvious while others may have run under the radar. Continue reading Clutch Performances Highlight Big Pioneer Athletics Weekend
DU Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes (left) has hired Rodney Billups (right) as DU’s new head men’s basketball coach. Photo credit: University of Denver Athletics
As the University of Denver introduced former Pioneer point guard Rodney Billups as its new head basketball coach this week, there were a lot of happy faces in the Ritchie Center for the press conference. Continue reading Puck Swami: Billups Hire Bigger Than Winning Basketball
Following introductions by Ryan Peck – Sr. Associate AD for Development, Athletics Vice Chancellor Peg Bradley-Doppes and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Doug Scrivner, a youthful Rodney Billups addressed family, friends, alums, university staff and media. Billups proudly stated, “I’m a Pioneer. I’ve always been a Pioneer & it feels great to be back.”
Drawing on his experiences playing for DU and his six years at CU working for top-flight coach Tad Boyle, Billups is going to be bringing an “up-tempo style” to University and Evans. While DU is certain to look different on the floor, he emphasized the need for hard work by team members and commitment to each other. Many of the players that were in town attended the press conference and seemed particularly receptive to their new coach. He met with the team and coaches prior to the press conference. Absent were C.J. Bobbitt and Joe Rosga who were presumably on spring break and out of town. Continue reading Billups Introduced as DU’s New Basketball Coach
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
The hands can’t hit
What the eye’s can’t see.” – Muhammed Ali
In another game for the ages, #2 ranked University of Denver knocked out #1 Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana in sudden death overtime. Zach Miller, DU’s overtime heavyweight, threw the decisive punch into the net to end the contest.
Miller has done this before to Notre Dame. He is so smooth with and without the ball – it is easy for opponents to get transfixed or lose track – then, boom, the violent delivery of the ball into the back of the net. Today, it was Notre Dame’s time to feel the sting. Continue reading DU Stings Notre Dame in OT 9-8
DU faces off against one of their fiercest rivals, Notre Dame, this afternoon at 3:30. Are you going to be watching in your parents basement? Why not get out of the house, grab a friend, and go where everybody knows your name – The Pioneer to watch the tilt. Another perfect day in Denver, you can head to the rooftop for a tan and some Pioneering or stay in the lower catacombs and watch the game – UV-Free.
Come on – mom won’t miss you!
Photo Credit: Andy Cross, The Denver Post
Just less than 9 minutes into the second overtime, freshman Colin Staub wrapped around the net and slid the puck past Nebraska-Omaha’s goalie to punch the University of Denver’s ticket to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff for a 4-3 double overtime victory. Continue reading Denver Clinches Frozen Faceoff Berth in Double Overtime Thriller
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