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
Photo: Denver Pioneers.com
This NCAA photo features DU sophomore Linn Eriksen in the women’s 15k classical today. She added an exclamation point to DU’s team championship by putting on a clinic in Steamboat with her first place finish. No other word but ‘courageous’ explains the wire-to-wire pressure she exerted on her competitors.
Congratulations DU ski team!
Steamboat Springs, Colorado – Going into the morning with a miniscule lead at nationals with two freshman, three sophomores, one junior and no seniors, the Denver Pioneers men’s and women’s XC classical squads could have collapsed under the pressure of high expectations. Instead, DU skiers summoned all their skill and determination to win their record 23rd NCAA National Ski Team Championship, DU’s 31st NCAA team title.
The men built a commanding 45 point margin after the first race of the day. Then, DU sophomore Linn Eriksen in the women’s 15k punished 2nd place University of Utah and the rest of the field from start to finish. She entered the finishing stadium loop all alone, 17 seconds in front, to all but seal the team victory for DU. In total, the women’s nordic team extended DU’s final winning margin to 76 points. Denver finished first overall in the team standings with 567.5 points, ahead of the University of Colorado (491.5) and the University of Utah (485).
DU’s 23rd championship extends the Pioneers lead as the NCAA’s most successful ski program. As the host of this year’s NCAA Skiing championships , CU remains stuck in second with 20 national ski team championships.
DU was tied with the University of Florida with the 10th most overall NCAA titles but now stands alone in 10th with 31 titles. DU has more championships titles than many other local and national athletic powerhouses programs such as CU, Notre Dame, the Ohio State University, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and the University of Oregon.
Steamboat, Colorado – The DU ski team clung to a narrow 15.5 point lead after a dramatic evening of nighttime racing on Steamboat’s Howelson Hill.
The fireworks started early and never ended during the tense evening event as Montana State, Utah, Denver, and Colorado jockeyed for position and skiers battled nerves. Continue reading DU Holds Razor Thin Lead After Friday Night Lights – Title Up For Grabs Saturday Morning
Photo Credit: DU Athletics
In what was always going to be a hard-fought, physical playoff game, the No. 6 University of Denver Pioneers topped the No. 17 University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks by a score of 5-2. After a hotly contested two game sweep over the Mavericks for the Pioneers at Magness Arena a week ago, Denver was able to keep extend its winning streak to 10 while putting UNO in a 1-0 series hole. Continue reading Denver Takes Early Series Lead, Tops Omaha 5-2
Photo Credit: Jeremy Papasso, Daily Camera
As reported earlier on Friday and later confirmed by a source close to the program, Rodney Billups, Denver basketball alumnus (2002-2005) and younger brother of NBA legend Chauncey Billups, will be the next head coach of the University of Denver basketball program. This news comes on the heels of the altogether surprising announcement that the program had parted ways with 9 year head coach, Joe Scott. Continue reading Rodney Billups To Be Introduced as Next DU Basketball Head Coach
DU Graduate Rodney Billups (’05) is the next head hoops coach at DU, according to ESPN
Puck Swami is the Internet moniker of a longtime DU fan and alumnus. He shares his views periodically with LetsGoDU.
Like many DU fans, I was surprised, but not shocked, at today’s news that nine-year head DU head basketball coach Joe Scott had been fired with two years remaining on his contract, and that DU grad / CU assistant coach Rodney Billups will likely be the next head coach at DU, according to reports from ESPN. Continue reading Puck Swami’s Rapid Reaction: Scott Out and Billups In
ESPN is reporting that former DU captain and CU assistant coach Rodney Billups will become the head coach at DU next week.
Stay tuned as the story develops…