Kengo Ohira Extra Time Goal Sends DU to Second Round

The Summit League Tournament champs, Denver (13-2-5, 6-0-2)  faced the WCC champions San Diego Toreros (8-4-6, 6-0-1) in first-round NCAA Tournament action Thursday afternoon.  It was snowy, cold and, it took extra time for a 1-0 DU win. After 110 minutes of play, and a perilous last five minutes, Denver emerged victorious. Continue reading Kengo Ohira Extra Time Goal Sends DU to Second Round

Tips & Tricks For San Diego to Manage Coming Colorado Arctic Blast

The University of San Diego men’s soccer is traveling to Pioneer Field Thursday for a 2:00 pm MT first-round NCAA Tournament match. The City of Denver is expecting a high of 30 degrees and a 60% chance of snow.  And San Diego? 72 degrees on Thursday and partly cloudy. Here are a few tips for managing the cold… Continue reading Tips & Tricks For San Diego to Manage Coming Colorado Arctic Blast

Sacramento State Wins Late, 73-69

Denver (2-1) faced the Sacramento State Hornets (2-1) in the first game of a home-and-home non-conference basketball series.  The Hornets were led by first-year head coach David Patrick who had a team that matched up with DU’s size and athleticism. It was an evenly played game as Denver led by three points at the half. Denver had an 8-point lead on a Tevin Smith jumper in the paint at 11:46 of the second half but the Hornets reeled in the Pioneers. For the game, the Hornets matched Denver’s points in the paint, 42, but outscored Denver 15-4 from three-point range. Ultimately, that eleven-point gap was tough to overcome. DU’s Tommy Bruner had a chance to tie the game from beyond the arc with 2.7 seconds remaining but his shot missed the mark. Continue reading Sacramento State Wins Late, 73-69

DU Athletes Deliver Outstanding Week of Performances

We told you about the Pioneer’s HUGE hockey road sweep of North Dakota – the program’s first sweep of UND in Grand Forks since 2010; Denver men’s soccer winning the Summit League Tournament; and, DU men’s basketball’s 2-0 start this past week. DU hockey earns a bye this week. DU soccer was awarded a Thursday home NCAA Tournament home match against San Diego while DU men’s basketball plays at Hamilton Gym tonight before traveling to the MTE New Orleans Tournament Mid-Week. Continue reading DU Athletes Deliver Outstanding Week of Performances

Denver Hockey Road Trip Recap: Pioneers Earn First Grand Forks Sweep in More Than a Decade

The #2 Denver Pioneers (9-3-0, 5-1-0 NCHC) shouldn’t have swept the #12 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (4-5-1, 1-2-1 NCHC). To put it frankly, they shouldn’t have won on Friday night. With the travel saga that started with a canceled flight into Fargo due to a blizzard and ended with a nearly six-hour bus trip from Minneapolis to Grand Forks on Friday preventing a morning skate and normal pregame preparation, the Pioneers had all the chips stacked against them. No one would have held it against them if they didn’t come away with the victory in game one. Instead, the Pioneers faced the adversity and laughed their way into the win column this weekend. Continue reading Denver Hockey Road Trip Recap: Pioneers Earn First Grand Forks Sweep in More Than a Decade

Pioneers Earn First Sweep in Grand Forks Since 2010 As They Top Fighting Hawks in Finale

The last time the Denver Pioneers swept the North Dakota hockey team, Barack Obama was president, the WCHA not only existed but was thriving as a force in men’s college hockey, and the UND hockey team was still known as the Fighting Sioux. That year, George Gwozdecky’s Pioneers went to the frozen tundra of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and came away with 2-0 and 4-2 victories. Since then, the Pios have never earned more than one victory at The Ralph, and they’ve been swept themselves a few times, including last year. That was then. This is now. The #2 Pioneers (9-3-0, 5-1-0 NCHC) have finally erased that drought as they downed #12 North Dakota (4-5-2, 1-2-1 NCHC) 6-3 on Saturday night to break out the brooms in North Dakota and earn their second victory of the weekend. Continue reading Pioneers Earn First Sweep in Grand Forks Since 2010 As They Top Fighting Hawks in Finale

Denver Wins 8th Summit League Championship in 9 Years, Awaits NCAA Seeding

#2-seed Denver (13-2-5, 6-0-2) defeated #4 UMKC in the Summit League Tournament soccer final at Pioneer Field with a dominant 3-0 clean sheet. The Roos (7-5-5, 4-1-3) were coming off a tiring overtime win against top-seeded Oral Roberts and Denver used ball pressure and their deep bench to wear down the Roos Saturday afternoon. Continue reading Denver Wins 8th Summit League Championship in 9 Years, Awaits NCAA Seeding

Freshmen Duo Spur 3-2 Win in Grand Forks

Blizzard Alexandra visited the Grand Forks Region and Denver (8-3-0, 4-1-0) took a circuitous route to Ralph Engelstad Arena. The DU team flew to Minneapolis Thursday night after their flight to Fargo was canceled, followed by a six-hour bus ride to Grand Forks today. The Pioneers hit the ice in time for puck drop at 6:00 pm MT as scheduled to play the Fighting Hawks (4-4-2, 1-1-1). Continue reading Freshmen Duo Spur 3-2 Win in Grand Forks

Denver Breezes Past Colorado College, 90-68

It had been 9,949 days since the University of Denver (2-0)  played the Colorado College Tigers (1-1) on the hardwood.  Denver took that game 90-61. Thursday’s rematch had much the same flavor as the CC Tigers stumbled out of the gate with a technical when they failed to submit their starting lineup card on time. It would only get worse from there for the Tigers. Continue reading Denver Breezes Past Colorado College, 90-68

North Dakota Seeks Inspiration from Early Season Defeats

The Fighting Hawks were at an emotional low several weeks ago after falling to Arizona State at the US Hockey Hall of Fame Game, 3-2. The loss dropped UND to a 3-3-1 record. North Dakota hockey insiders agreed, a change was needed. “We’ve taken on a new persona,” stated head coach  Brad Berry following the painful defeat. “We are now calling this season our Special On-Ice Operation. Continue reading North Dakota Seeks Inspiration from Early Season Defeats

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