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!
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!
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 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
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?
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
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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
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
Earlier today, LetsGoDU got official word that we will be hosting a watch party at The Pioneer for Denver’s rivalry lacrosse game at Notre Dame on Sunday. The party will start at 2 PM on Sunday, March 13 and the game starts at 3:30. Continue reading Official LetsGoDU Denver vs. Notre Dame Lacrosse Watch Party
This season, the University of Denver Pioneers (16-14) are 0-2 against the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits (24-7). But tonight’s semifinal game is not the mismatch it appears to be on paper.
DU started their conference season in Brookings, South Dakota on January 1st, dropping a 68-59 decision. South Dakota State killed DU on the offensive boards 12-2 and led for 32 minutes 26 seconds, using big scoring runs to pull away. Denver was led by Marcus Byrd (16 points), Joe Rosga (12 points), and Nate Engesser (11 points). SDSU had balanced scoring with 5 players in double digits. SDSU had 11 turnovers to 19 for the Pioneers. Denver trailed in rebounds 22-29 (-7). Continue reading Summit League Semi-Final Preview – DU vs. SDSU