Denver Clinches Frozen Four Berth with 6-3 Victory over Ferris State

Photo Credit: Ann Heisenfelt, AP

For the first time in eleven years, the University of Denver Pioneers are going to the Frozen Four. Thanks to an impressive performance from the vaunted Pacific Rim Line and a gritty finish to the game by the entire team, the Pioneers have punched their ticket to Tampa and will play bitter rival North Dakota in the national semifinal. Continue reading Denver Clinches Frozen Four Berth with 6-3 Victory over Ferris State

Ferris State Bulldogs at a Glance

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press

Thanks to their victory over the No. 12 Boston University Terriers, the No. 7 University of Denver Pioneers will play the No. 18 Ferris State Bulldogs in the West Regional Final with a Frozen Four berth on the line. The Bulldogs upset the No. 2 St. Cloud State Huskies in the first game at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota by a 5-4 score in overtime. Continue reading Ferris State Bulldogs at a Glance

Pioneers Dominate Terriers Wire to Wire, Advance to Regional Final

After much of the conversation surrounding the matchup between the No. 7 University of Denver Pioneers and No. 13 Boston University Terriers was about how closely matched the two programs were, Denver defied all expectations to win by a shocking 7-2 score. Continue reading Pioneers Dominate Terriers Wire to Wire, Advance to Regional Final

Denver Can’t Overcome Sloppy Play, Loses to Penn State

Photo Credit: Penn State Athletics

For the first time since losing to Ohio State last year, a span of 20 games, the No. 1 University of Denver Pioneers lost a lacrosse game. This time, the Pioneers were dispatched at the hands of the unranked, upstart Penn State Nittany Lions by a score of 15-10 at the Patriot Cup in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading Denver Can’t Overcome Sloppy Play, Loses to Penn State

Denver-BU Q&A Preview with BayState (Road) Sports

Photo Credit: Brendan Mahoney

With the No. 7 University of Denver’s NCAA Tournament first-round game with No. 12 Boston University later today, we thought that doing a Q&A with a BU blogger would be a great way to gain insight into BU’s program and how they might match up with DU.

Thanks to the willingness of Matt Pereira with BayState (Road) Sports to do this feature, we were able to get some key questions answered. They did the same with us and here is their Q&A with me. Here’s the conversation: Continue reading Denver-BU Q&A Preview with BayState (Road) Sports

Part 2: Putting Denver Hoops on the Map

He is young, handsome, smart, a Denver native, and an alum. Rodney Billups is starting his run as head coach with a hand full of aces – so he can push the boundaries.

When it comes to men’s basketball, what does the University of Denver have? A middling basketball program in a middling conference (Summit League) at an excellent university and very good facilities in an extraordinary city. Some contend that there is a low level of interest in college basketball in Denver while others argue that there is pent-up demand for a strong college basketball program. DU has no regular history of excellence in basketball. If you follow online student forums, DU is seen as an elite snobby university by many urban students and community members who see DU as aspiring to be ‘ivy league’,  a rich kid school,  and stocked by white suburban kids.   Continue reading Part 2: Putting Denver Hoops on the Map

Part 1: How Jim Harbaugh Can Help DU Hoops

Jim Harbaugh was the boring, weird coach of the San Francisco 49’ers. The big pre-Super Bowl ‘story line’ when he coached the 49’ers was that his wife complained that he always wore the same khaki pants. With the Chicago Bears, he was mostly the back-up punching bag for Mike Ditka. Even the 49’ers dumped him after a successful coaching tenure. Yawn.

Now, he is the most interesting man in the (football) world. Michigan football is relevant again. How did he do it? Continue reading Part 1: How Jim Harbaugh Can Help DU Hoops

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