Better late than never, Denver women’s soccer wrapped up the Colorado Cup title in a dramatic 1-0 extra-time thriller against Colorado State Sunday in Denver. The title was Denver’s first Colorado Cup since 2013. Jordan Crockett found net a little over a minute into overtime for the win. Denver doubled up CSU in shots on goal, 16-8 in the effort.
Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple announced his retirement this Wednesday morning after leading the conference for 16 years. Douple’s retirement is effective Oct. 1 of this year. Continue reading Summit League Comissioner Tom Douple Retiring
According to The Hockey News, the NHL will allow teams to run ads on their jerseys. The move will see ads fit inside a 3-inch-by-3.5-inch rectangle, similar to what is done in the NBA. The decision comes after the NHL allowed teams to sell advertisements in lieu of team logos on helmets to help replace lost revenue due to Covid-19. Continue reading NHL to Allow Sweater Advertisements Starting in 2022-23, Is NCAA Next?
At the conclusion of the 2020-2021 academic year, Denver had coaching openings in skiing (Nordic and Alpine), men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s golf. The announced hiring of DU’s new women’s golf coach – Martha Richards – yesterday filled Denver’s final open position. Continue reading Denver Athletics Fills Six Head Coach Openings
Upon bringing back former assistant coach Masaki Hemmi to his staff, head men’s soccer coach Jamie Franks told denverpioneers.com, “I know that he’s committed to helping us achieve our goal of winning a national championship.” Continue reading Jamie Franks Sets Lofty Goals for Denver Men’s Soccer
There are few immediate impacts on the University of Denver from the move of Texas and Oklahoma from the Big 12 yesterday. Mainly, this is all about football, TV money and Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) to drive more coverage, notoriety and, of course, money. The deadline is 2025 when the deed-of-rights expires for the Big 12 and Big 10 and when teams can exit without penalty while providing 18 months’ notice.
The University of Denver hockey program has made history. For the first time ever, four future Pioneers were picked in the first three rounds of the same NHL Draft. No Pioneers were selected on Friday night despite two of them, Sean Behrens and Shai Buium, being projected to be taken late in the first round. Instead, Saturday morning was busy at the corner of University and Buchtel as they both were drafted along with Samu Salminen and Carter Mazur within the first 70 picks of the draft. Continue reading Four Future Pioneers Selected in First Three Rounds of 2021 NHL Draft
The awards just keep coming in for DU gymnast Lynnzee Brown. Brown has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The award is given to college athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. Continue reading Lynnzee Brown Candidate for NCAA Woman of the Year
Crime is increasing around the University of Denver and the pace of these crimes may leave many residents and students unprepared for the ever-changing environment. The cause could be COVID-19 or the rise in crime may be attributed to other longer-term urban issues.
Compared to 2020 figures, property crimes in University Park are up 23.4% (190 vs, 154), burglaries up 29.4% (12 vs. 17), and car thefts up 50% (54 vs 36). Lesser reported and rarer occurrences such as rape (2 vs. 1) and violent crime (9 vs. 6) are all up. Only bike theft is down 41% (10 vs. 17) in the first six months of this year. Continue reading University Area Crime Climbs During First Half of 2021
Lacrosse fans were treated to a thrilling championship game over Memorial Day Weekend when Virginia defeated Maryland, 17-16. Could the fastest-growing college sport in America be used to drive a move by DU to the West Coast Conference (WCC)? Denver could leverage their national lacrosse reputation as the “Lacrosse Capital of the West” to kickstart D1 men’s college lacrosse while gaining membership in the West Coast Conference. Their ally in a proposal to join the WCC could be Seattle University, a non-football outlier in the football-centric Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The Seattle Redhawks already field men’s and women’s club lacrosse and, like DU, are a private school outlier in their conference. A commitment by Seattle to add D1 lacrosse and a joint appeal by the two schools to WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez could be the key to unlock membership for both schools.