University of Northern Colorado Gets it Right

Photo: UNC’s head basketball coach B.J. Hill and staff get the swift boot with the discovery of level 1 recruiting violations last April.

We have recounted the story of Louisville’s basketball NCAA violations which have been ongoing for nearly two years.

If you want to see how a school properly manages NCAA level 1 violations, take a look at DU’s neighbor to the north, the University of Northern Colorado. Continue reading University of Northern Colorado Gets it Right

Puck Swami: DU Hockey Attendance Needs Help

Empty seats at DU’s Magness Arena/Photo: University of Denver

In October of 2010, Defending NCAA Champion Boston College came out to Denver to kick-off the DU hockey season with a weekend series. Capacity crowds of over 6,000 people jammed Denver’s Magness Arena on both Friday and Saturday nights. DU was swept in that series, but the DU crowds were rabid and engaged. It felt like playoff hockey.

Fast forward six years to October, 2016 – another opening DU weekend. Fifth-ranked Boston College, coming off a 2016 Frozen Four appearance, and Ohio State, a big sports name brand, were in town to face the Pios for the Icebreaker Tournament, with Denver also coming off its best season in 10 years with its own Frozen Four appearance and sporting a top three national ranking. Continue reading Puck Swami: DU Hockey Attendance Needs Help

DU Sports Twitter Follower Analysis

The number of Twitter followers of a sports team can tell us a lot directionally about its popularity among the ‘Under Age 35’ demographic, as Twitter is rarely used by people over 50. It can also tell us the approximate relative popularity among sports at a given school and relative popularity among peer sports programs at other schools around the country, again among younger people – the future of college sports. Continue reading DU Sports Twitter Follower Analysis

WATCH: Jim Montgomery talks loss to Boston College and changes moving forward

Photo courtesy Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press

DU has started their season 0-2 after losing two close games to Ohio State and Boston College in the Ice Breaker Tournament. However, after the loss to BC, DU head coach Jim Montgomery was surprisingly upbeat and optimistic after his Pioneers outshot BC 23-5 in the 3rd period. Continue reading WATCH: Jim Montgomery talks loss to Boston College and changes moving forward

Denver’s late barrage against Boston College comes up short, starts season 0-2

Last night, it was the lack of shots that doomed the #3 University of Denver Pioneers against Ohio State. Tonight, the Pioneers had more than their fair share of shots on goal against the #5 Boston College Eagles, but just one of them found twine as the Eagles skated away from Magness Arena with a 3-1 victory. Continue reading Denver’s late barrage against Boston College comes up short, starts season 0-2

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