Pregame National Championship Celebration at The Pioneer Bar, 4-6 This Friday

While COVID-19 may have kept Damien Goddard from the Frozen Four, Goddard makes a triumphant return to Denver this Friday with a Pop-Up store at The Pioneer Bar from 4-6 pm. The event, sponsored by Denver Boone Facebook, is a celebration of Denver’s 9th national hockey championship and will offer hockey championship gear for sale. The championship merchandise includes 4 different styles of caps, Boone Natty women’s V-neck, men’s T-shirts & sweatshirts and stickers. Cash, Venmo or Zelle accepted. Meet DU’s unofficial mascot, Denver Boone, for photos at 5:30 PM. Continue reading Pregame National Championship Celebration at The Pioneer Bar, 4-6 This Friday

Helter Skelter – No more waiting for Next Year

The way to build a college basketball team used to be patience. Add pieces every year, develop the student-athletes with solid coaching and, with a little luck, you build a contender. However, with the advent of the transfer portal, student-athlete mobility, and win-now approaches at all levels of collegiate basketball, teams can build a winner during just a single cycle of recruiting and transfer portal activity. Continue reading Helter Skelter – No more waiting for Next Year

Dominant DU Women’s Lacrosse Coasts to BIG EAST Regular Season Title

They are 30-3 over the past two seasons and their 16-8 road win at Villanova this past weekend guaranteed DU women’s lacrosse at least a share of the conference title – yet again. That now makes it three straight regular-season titles (2020 was canceled due to COVID-19). Sitting at #9 in the national rankings, Denver women’s lacrosse is on a tear, sitting at 14-1, 4-0 this season. They have outscored their opponents 196-118 and take 11 more shots per game. Continue reading Dominant DU Women’s Lacrosse Coasts to BIG EAST Regular Season Title

Gymnastics Season of “What if’s” Ends with Disappointment and Hope

Authored by LetsGoDU Contributor Jill Cattrysse-Larson

While the entire Pioneer Nation comes down off of the hockey Championship high, the DU gymnastics season fizzled out with our sole National Championship qualifier, Abbie Thompson, not competing in Fort Worth, assumingly due to injury. The season started with incredibly high hopes of, perhaps, a national championship for the first time ever from an all-women’s team at DU. It was just not to be. Continue reading Gymnastics Season of “What if’s” Ends with Disappointment and Hope

NCAA Boots the Soccer Ball, Again

This past Wednesday, the NCAA Division 1 Council tabled a vote to approve a split fall-spring season for men’s soccer. The vote called for a change to the men’s current fall college soccer season and split the season into fall & spring season with a proposed championship in June. The prior vote on this issue was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it is delayed yet again. The ultimate beneficiaries of these changes would have been student-athletes and fans alike. Continue reading NCAA Boots the Soccer Ball, Again

Police on the Lookout for Stolen Hobey Baker

Denver Police are said to be on the lookout for drug cheating Minnesota State goaltender Dryden MacKay who stole the Hobey Baker Award from former University of Denver forward Bobby Brink.

Pawnshops have been put on alert for the collegiate hockey trophy. Photo: Jim Rosvold

McKay, 24, is a  5’11” and 174 lbs. with sandy red hair and is said to be driving a vehicle with Illinois plates. McKay recently played his final collegiate game on April 9th when Minnesota State lost 5-1 to the Denver Pioneers in the Frozen Four national title game.

MacKay tested positive for ostarine, a muscle growth drug banned under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policy and the International Ice Hockey Federation Anti-Doping Regulations.

Apparently, the drugs wore off five minutes into the third period and, within seconds, DU alternate captain Ryan Barrow stuffed a rebound through McKay’s legs. That tied the game, 1-1. After that, McKay couldn’t stop a beachball.

Puck Swami: Five Musings From a DU Fan in Boston

As one of the “elders” in the extensive and inspiring  LetsGoDU stable of writers, I thought I’d jot down some of my own musings after cheering on DU’s epic NCAA hockey championship weekend in Boston.

So much has already been written about how talented and clutch this Denver team was (and they were indeed that), but I think it’s important to state a few other things that don’t appear in the media as often as they should… Continue reading Puck Swami: Five Musings From a DU Fan in Boston

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