WATCH: Jim Montgomery talks beating CC, getting ready for #1 UMD

Last night, the University of Denver Pioneers clinched another Gold Pan, their 12th since the trophy’s inception nearly 24 years ago. The 3-1 victory also extended the Pios’ winning streak over CC to 10 and their overall unbeaten streak to 14 straight games. If you can’t remember when that was, it was on October 8th against Boston College in the IceBreaker Tournament consolation game.

By the time UMD makes the trip to Denver next weekend, it will have been more than 2 months since the last time Denver lost.

Watch Montgomery’s postgame comments from last night below:

DU Slips by Weber State on Rosga Jumper

PhotoDU freshman Jake Krafka plays defense in his first collegiate start – a 57-55 win.

In a tight contest, Denver (3-4) won on the road against Weber State (2-5) and escaped with a  57-55 victory in Ogden, Utah in front of 6,167 spectators. The three keys prior to the game, cited by head coach Rodney Billups, were to limit Weber State’s rebounds, limit 3-point shooting success, and limit turnovers. The Pioneers achieved two out of three by out-rebounding Weber State 38-30 and holding the Wildcats to 6 of 28 from the arc (21.4%). Still, the Pioneers had to overcome 17 turnovers to Weber State’s 9 which kept the game closer than it needed to be in the end. The Pioneers shot 48.1% for the game and held  Weber State to a poor 30.2% Continue reading DU Slips by Weber State on Rosga Jumper

Denver wins 12th Gold Pan with second straight 3-1 victory

Photo courtesy DU Athletics

The #2 University of Denver Pioneers won (retained) the Gold Pan Trophy thanks to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado College Tigers tonight at Magness Arena. The victory marked the Pioneers’ 10th straight victory over their regional rival and extended their unbeaten streak to 14 games. Continue reading Denver wins 12th Gold Pan with second straight 3-1 victory

Puck Swami: Is the men’s soccer team making the 2016 College Cup DU’s greatest sporting achievement?

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When Denver centerback  Kortne Ford (above/Photo by David Grooms) carved open the Clemson backline to convert Alex Underwood’s cross to score the game-winning goal in Dec.2’s NCAA Soccer Quarterfinal with a minute left in the game to book a first-ever DU berth in the College Cup, it set off a big celebration for every Pioneer fan.

I would argue that it may have been one of DU’s greatest collegiate sporting achievements of all time.  Here’s why: Continue reading Puck Swami: Is the men’s soccer team making the 2016 College Cup DU’s greatest sporting achievement?

WATCH: Jim Montgomery talks about DU’s victory over CC

The University of Denver Pioneers beat the Colorado College Tigers last night with a clinical 3-1 victory at the World Arena. The Pioneers did what they had to do to come away with a key road victory and keep their unbeaten streak, which now sits at 13 straight games, alive. Oh, by the way, Denver extended their winning streak over the Tigers to 9. Continue reading WATCH: Jim Montgomery talks about DU’s victory over CC

Denver Battles Stanford but Comes Up Short

Photo: Photo compliments gostanford.com. DU earns more than a moral victory at Stanford in 3-0 loss.

In all the well earned hysteria over DU men’s soccer, women’s volleyball (23-9) proved they are on the verge of taking the program to the next level. Just like last year, they won the conference regular season title, won the Summit League Tournament, lost in a tune-up to (#71/RPI) Long Beach State and lost in the first round of the NCAA’s 0-3.

So what is different? Continue reading Denver Battles Stanford but Comes Up Short

Denver’s clinical performance makes it 9 straight victories over CC

COLORADO SPRINGS – It wasn’t pretty, but the #2 University of Denver Pioneers ran their winning streak over the Colorado College Tigers to nine and their 2016-17 unbeaten streak to 13 games. It may not have been pretty, but Denver skated onto the Olympic-sized sheet of ice at World Arena, took care of business, and left. Continue reading Denver’s clinical performance makes it 9 straight victories over CC

Ford Drives Pioneers to The College Cup

Photo: Compliments of Denver Men’s Soccer Twitter. Head Coach Jamie Franks greets his team on the pitch following the win in Clemson, South Carolina to advance to The College Cup in Houston.

As the 0-0 game wore on, it was clear that the first goal would likely be the only goal. As spectators in Clemson, South Carolina prepared for OT, Alex Underwood had other plans. Underwood hoisted a kick toward the Clemson keeper, Ximo Miralles. In a flash, Denver’s big 6’2″ defender Kortne Ford cut from the top of the box, beat the keeper’s fingertips to the ball and headed it into the goal in the 89th minute to earn the dramatic win.

Continue reading Ford Drives Pioneers to The College Cup

Puck Swami: Updated Thoughts on the DU-CC Gold Pan Rivalry

Puck Swami, the Internet moniker of a longtime DU fan, offered this as a two-part article last year on the DU-CC Gold Pan rivalry. The first part focuses some perspective on the ice and develops the history of the rivalry. The second part focuses on some of the off-ice elements of the rivalry and puts the weekend into a larger context. (Editors Note: This is republished from last season, condensed to a single article, and revised to reflect the teams’ current performance and records) Continue reading Puck Swami: Updated Thoughts on the DU-CC Gold Pan Rivalry

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