This was a game that left Pioneer hoops fans in an optimistic mood and showed why this is a young team worth watching. A good crowd (3,020), the first of the season, created an energy that inspired the Pioneers (11-11) to hang tough against a veteran program. DU, playing against the senior laden, league leading South Dakota State Jackrabbits (18-5) fought toe to toe before the game slipped away in the final few minutes.
Joe Scott went to the bigger, more athletic lineup with C.J. Bobbitt at center, Marcus Byrd at the wing, and gave Thomas Neff, Jake Holtzmann and Jake Pemberton meaningful minutes. DU’s improved length helped on defense but cold shooting and rebounding proved the difference again. Continue reading Pios Play South Dakota State Tough in 56-67 loss
Photo credit: University of Denver Athletics
Following a sweep against the University of Minnesota-Duluth last weekend, Denver hockey returned recharged and refocused for the second half of the season.
DU’s series against Notre Dame to open 2016 exhibited the standard quality hockey performance Denver fans are accustomed to.
In the time since, Denver has comfortably positioned themselves third in the NCHC standings and in the Top 15 for both major NCAA Division 1 polls (USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine). Continue reading Denver Hockey’s Unsung Heroes
DU finished the third quarter of their basketball season last night, 3-5. All eight games were against Summit Conference opponents. During that stretch, DU averaged 62.3 points per game while their opponents scored 68.6, a -6.3 margin.
Quarter 3 Evaluation Period: Period: South Dakota State through South Dakota
- DU 59 – South Dakota State 68 (L)
- DU 49 – North Dakota State 75 (L)
- DU 78 – Oral Roberts 75 (W)
- DU 54 – IPFW 65 (L)
- DU 76 – Western Illinois 69 (W)
- DU 61 – IUPUI 76 (L)
- DU 55 – UNO 69 (L)
- DU 66 – South Dakota 52 (W)
Continue reading 3rd Quarter Denver Hoops Report Card
After scoring 8 goals in the first quarter, the Denver Pioneers lacrosse team held off the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays to win 14-10 in their final exhibition game of the 2016 season. While this game didn’t officially matter, Bill Tierney and his staff has a lot to talk about and build on heading into the season opener at Air Force on February 13th. Continue reading Denver Holds off Johns Hopkins 14-10 in Final Tune Up
OXFORD, Ohio — A rugged defensive performance by the Miami hockey team extended its winning streak to four games with a 3-1 win over No. 13/14 Denver on Friday night.
The RedHawks (10-11-3, 5-8-2-2 National Collegiate Hockey) blocked 24 shots and held the Pioneers (12-8-5, 8-5-2-0 NCHC) to just 21 shots on goal to move into a fourth-place tie in the NCHC standings. MU’s four-game winning streak is a season high and its longest since the 2013-14 season.
Here is the full game recap and interviews with Enrico Blasi and Redhawk players following their 3-1 win over DU. Puck drop tonight is at 5:05 MT.
A series summary will be published tomorrow on LetsGoDU.
The Pioneers (11-10, 3-5 Summit), led by hot shooting freshman Thomas Neff and senior Marcus Byrd, took down the South Dakota Coyotes (10-12, 2-6 Summit) 66-52 at Magness Arena. The Pioneers overcame 19 turnovers with 31 rebounds and 50+% shooting from the field and 3-point land to polish off a cold shooting SD squad. The Pioneers led from the start with solid defense and held the lead the entire game. South Dakota employed a pesky press throughout the game forcing turnovers and shot clock violations but cold shooting and turnovers by the visitors eliminated any chance they had for a comeback. Continue reading DU Shoots Down South Dakota 66-52
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- Best Breakfast Burrito – Illegal Pete’s on Evans
- Best Dive Bar – Campus Lounge (Obvious!)
- Best Sandwich Shop – Snarfs on Evans
- Best Tacos – The Pioneer
- Best Denver Podcast – LetsGoDU
- Best Coach – College – Bill Tierney
- Best Sports Bar – Crimson & Gold (LetsGoDU Super-Pub Winner!)
- Best Sports Mascot – Denver Boone (No brainer!)
Photo Credit: Andy Cross, The Denver Post
Welcome to the 2nd edition of the DU hockey mailbag! This is the forum in which I take your questions about DU hockey that may not have been answered earlier in the week and, well, answer them.
Before I get going, let me just give you a quick update on what happened during the week. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: Undefeated in the New Year, You Say?
Photo: 2013 Photo with DU’s Charles Webb (5’4″) & UC Irvine’s Mamadou Ndiaye (7’6″)
It is a near miracle DU is playing .500 ball at 10-10 heading into tonight’s game against South Dakota at Magness Arena.
This is a scrappy bunch that leaves everything on the floor but their chance of winning falls to almost zero without 50+% shooting from the floor and beyond the arc while winning the turnover and steal battle. With a -7.6 rebound differential, the Pioneers have slid to 334 out of 346 D-1 programs, putting a lot of pressure on a young team on both ends of the floor. Continue reading Rebound Woes Haunt Team
The Redhawks from Miami University
Whenever I think of this University, I think of my work associate, Richard, from Melbourne, Australia. My mate (that’s what they call their friends and members of their work group) wanted to go to an event to see John Force, an NHRA star drag racer, practice and compete using a motor oil that we manufactured for him. Continue reading Miami University – OHIO