DU Hockey Mailbag: It’s NCHC Tournament Time!

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

I know this week’s mailbag is up late…but it’s finals week and finding time to write this week has been surprisingly difficult. So your patience here is greatly appreciated. I decided to take a break from studying to get this written, so without further excuses ado, let’s get this thing going. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: It’s NCHC Tournament Time!

Ski Team in Striking Distance – Friday Slalom Critical to Championship Hopes

Photo: Steamboattoday.com

The DU ski team dropped a slot to Utah while Colorado closed the gap and Montana State maintained their first place in the overall standings. One of DU’s strengths, slalom, will be on display Friday night when they can assume the overall lead with strong performances by the men and women at Howelson Hill, Steamboat Springs.

Video recap of the day HERE

As a reminder, DU is offering a watch party for the Friday Night slalom events: Ghost Ranch, 56 7th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. $25 per person includes Marnos Custom Catering, beverages and video streaming coverage of the NCAA Championships. Cash bar available. The party starts at 4:00 with the women’s slalom at 6:15 and the men’s slalom at 7:30.

FREE parking available within walking distance to NCAA night slalom spectator area at Howelsen Hill. REGISTER HERE

Team standings after day #2 of 4

—————GS            Freestyle    Slalom    Classical
—————MAR9      MAR10     MAR11    MAR12
Rk. Team                  M  W       M  W          M  W       M  W      TOTAL
1 Montana State     79 69      45 89           – –           – –          282
2 Utah                       57 66       60 81           – –           – –          264
3 Denver                   71 67       71 54           – –            – –         263
4 Colorado               29.5 59    67 59          – –            – –         214.5
5 Vermont                34 42       49 29          – –            – –         54

Bring on #31 Pioneers!

Tim Healy: Ski Team Poised for Title Run, Friday Night Fan Event in Steamboat

Photo: University of Denver

Author: Tim Healy

As the DU ski team diligently prepares for this weekend’s National Championships in Steamboat Springs, most eyes at the University of Denver have been focused on a surging hockey team and a dominant men’s lacrosse team. Even the men’s basketball team stole some of the spotlight this week with a close loss in the Summit League Semifinals.

But, DU’s ski team may have the best chance of all DU programs to win an NCAA title this year. Continue reading Tim Healy: Ski Team Poised for Title Run, Friday Night Fan Event in Steamboat

Puck Swami Presents: 100 Years of the DU Fight Song

Puck Swami is the internet moniker of a longtime DU fan and alumnus. He shares his views periodically for LetsGoDU.

This year, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the DU Fight Song. Best known by the title “D-Rah/Fairest of Colleges,” the song’s words were written in 1916 by then-DU Student Dorothy Hickey during her senior year. The song sprang from the era of great college fight songs, most of which were written between 1895 and 1920, as college football rose to become the dominant fall entertainment force in America, well before the emergence of professional football. Continue reading Puck Swami Presents: 100 Years of the DU Fight Song

Hoops 2016-2017: Does Denver Have What it Takes?

After this year’s exciting, if a bit heartbreaking, semifinal game against South Dakota State and the dismantling of Omaha and North Dakota State in the prior two games, DU  is still the same team that lost to cellar-dwelling Western Illinois in Denver on February 11th. While Denver did show dramatic improvement near the end of this season, that progress must continue if DU is going to travel to Sioux Falls next year and have more success on a “not exactly neutral” court.

Continue reading Hoops 2016-2017: Does Denver Have What it Takes?

It’s OK to be Optimistic About Denver Men’s Basketball

Photo Credit: The Summit League

If you missed the University of Denver Men’s Basketball team’s Summit League Semi-Final against South Dakota State last night, DU lost on a missed free throw by Joe Rosga with barely a second left in the game. It was a heartbreaking finish to a game that the Pioneers probably should have won.

Read that again. Continue reading It’s OK to be Optimistic About Denver Men’s Basketball

Denver and Notre Dame to Renew High Intensity Rivalry Sunday

Photo Credit: laxmagazine.com

An all too familiar collision between the reigning national champion Denver Pioneers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take place this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. MT in South Bend, Indiana. The short, yet rich history between the two western-rivals magnifies the intensity and passion sparked by the fastest growing rivalry in college lacrosse. Continue reading Denver and Notre Dame to Renew High Intensity Rivalry Sunday

Pioneers Scorch Jackrabbits in Second Half Tear but Come Up Short 53-54

Denver lost on a missed foul shot by super freshman Joe Rosga with virtually no time left on the clock to end a great effort, 53-54, at the Summit League Semifinals. Rosga was tripped earlier in the waning seconds but it was a ‘non-foul’, allowing the Jackrabbits to take the lead and win the contest by the narrowest of margins. Continue reading Pioneers Scorch Jackrabbits in Second Half Tear but Come Up Short 53-54

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