Denver Extends Winning Streak to 17 with 16-6 Rout of Dartmouth

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

For the second straight day, the No. 2 University of Denver Pioneers took on a team from the northeast and won by double digits. This time, the Pioneers’ victim was the unranked Dartmouth College Big Green. Paced by three goals and three assists from midfielder Tyler Pace and two goals and three assists from attackman Connor Cannizzaro, the Pioneers easily dispatched the Big Green. Continue reading Denver Extends Winning Streak to 17 with 16-6 Rout of Dartmouth

LetsGoDU Men’s Basketball Regular Season Awards

Following a 12-18 season in 2014-15, the Pioneers were loaded with freshmen (a stunning nine total on the game & practice rosters) and an uncertain future heading into this season. There was every reason to believe the Pioneers were headed for consecutive losing seasons – but they defied the odds with senior leadership, a solid incoming freshmen class, the development of existing players, liberal substitutions and a deep bench. A variety of different players stepped up at different times to finish out this regular season with a winning record, 15-14. Continue reading LetsGoDU Men’s Basketball Regular Season Awards

Denver sweeps Western Michigan to earn seventh-consecutive win

With their sweep against the Western Michigan Broncos, the Denver Pioneers earned their seventh-consecutive win of the season to match the longest winning-streak of the decade that occurred back in November and December of 2010. Now (19-8-5, 15-5-2-0 NCHC) the Pioneers are peaking at the right time. The team has identified their rhythm and has found what works to generate much-needed success at such a crucial point in the year according to Head Coach Jim Montgomery. Denver looks to advance from 3rd place in the NCHC rankings and ultimately, secure an ideal seed for the NCAA tournament. Continue reading Denver sweeps Western Michigan to earn seventh-consecutive win

Seniors Guide Pios to Winning Regular Season

Photo: Marcus Byrd delivers a 3-point dagger

It was only appropriate Saturday afternoon that DU seniors Marcus Byrd, Nate Engesser, and Bryant Rucker played key roles in a decisive Pioneer (15-14) victory 70-59 at Magness Arena over North Dakota State University (18-12).

The Pioneers started slowly, trailing 0-5, to start the game but quickly played the Bison even-up through the first half. The teams went to intermission tied at 29 but the Pioneers depth took its toll on the visiting Bison in the second half. A lively crowd, supporting the graduating seniors, combined with spillover from lax, created a great afternoon for a contest that eventually guaranteed a winning regular season for DU. Continue reading Seniors Guide Pios to Winning Regular Season

Denver Overcomes Slow Start to Rout Sacred Heart 18-7

On a sunny, 65 degree Saturday afternoon, the No. 2 University of Denver Pioneers took on the unranked Sacred Heart University Pioneers and won convincingly, 18-7. Denver followed their exciting 14-12 victory over the Duke Blue Devils last week with an impressive, if a bit erratic, offensive showing against their Pioneers counterparts from Fairfield, Connecticut. Continue reading Denver Overcomes Slow Start to Rout Sacred Heart 18-7

Saturday Presents Huge Game for Denver Men’s Basketball

Photo: Denver Seniors, DU Website

LetsGoDU predicted 11 wins for the 2015-16 DU men’s hoops (14-14) squad based on their schedule, roster turnover, inexperience, and a host of unknowns regarding this year’s squad.

They passed that figure January 28th with a 66-52 win against against South Dakota at Magness Arena and have added three more victories since. Continue reading Saturday Presents Huge Game for Denver Men’s Basketball

Race for 20 Starts in Kalamazoo

Photo: NCHC Photograph

For a University of Denver team loaded with talent and one of the top five hockey programs in the nation, winning 20 games was almost a ‘given’. But, following a brutal December (0-4-0), the Pioneers started off after the holiday break with a pair of hard fought ties against Notre Dame. Continue reading Race for 20 Starts in Kalamazoo

DU Hockey Mailbag: Stretch Run

Photo Credit: John Leyba, The Denver Post

Whew…what an incredible couple of weeks. DU hockey swept North Dakota two weeks ago and then swept the Kittens including a 4-1 victory at Coors Field at the Battle on Blake. This was probably the best two week stretch in the Jim Montgomery era and probably the best stretch in the last 5 years. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: Stretch Run

LetsGoDU ‘Big Event’ Super Survey

Puck Swami challenged DU to put on Big Events in his article Think Big, Denver . So we have put together the LetsGoDU Big Event Super Survey. In the survey, we provide a Big Event concept and venue. Of course, we know that it takes years to work out schedules and plan such events, but we wanted to paint a picture of what it would take to create such an event that would draw local and regional interest.

Vote for your favorite option and feel free to comment with any other ideas you might have.

The LetsGoDU Big Event Super Survey ends Wednesday, March 2nd.

From the Desk of LetsGoDU

LetsGoDU just completed one of the most exciting stretches of coverage since we returned in September. Over the past two weeks DU hockey faced rivals North Dakota and Colorado College in back-to-back weeks. During the stretch between February 7th and February 22nd, we published over 40 articles, mostly covering hockey but other topics of athletic interest as well. Continue reading From the Desk of LetsGoDU

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