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Optimism reigns at Magness. They are now the up-tempo Pioneers. Sioux Falls, once hated as an unfair league playoff site, is now seen as a place where DU basketball will make history – maybe even next year!
DU will be different next season. Continue reading Not So Fast, Denver Basketball
Photo: Freshman Joe Rosga (center) receives the Floyd M. Theard Jr. Memorial Award with Assistant Coach Dan Ficke and Dan Van Ackerson, Senior Associate Athletic Director.
The Senior Recognition Dinner for the University of Denver basketball team was held Tuesday night. With the voice of the Pioneers, Raj Sharan as master of ceremonies, the evening featured brief speeches by AD Peg-Bradley Doppes and new head Coach Rodney Billups. Continue reading Basketball Dinner Celebrates the Past and Eyes the Future
In Florida, state officials issued their first-ever requirement for girls to wear protective hard helmets in lacrosse. The changes have sparked a firestorm by players and coaches who believe the headgear requirement is unnecessary. Already, modified girls rules attempt to limit physical contact. Ultimately, assuming current women’s rules of play remain the same in women’s college lacrosse, should helmets become an NCAA requirement for women’s college lacrosse? Continue reading Helmets for Women? Why Not
While we wait for DU men’s hoops to fill their final scholarship for next season, we can already see an early change in philosophy by head coach Rodney Billups. The changes involve recruiting geography and recruit engagement. Continue reading Hoops Recruiting Shows New Direction
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Sure the scores were eye-popping this week. 16-0 and 15-5 as DU throttled Cal and St. Mary’s at Peter Barton Stadium, two of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) bottom dwellers. But there is more to it – namely, the return of Nicole Martindale to the Pioneer squad. Continue reading Martindale Leads DU Women’s Lacrosse Turnaround
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For the second straight week, the No. 3 Unversity of Denver Pioneers lacrosse team played in a ‘winter wonderland’ and for the second straight week, they prevailed. Last weekend, against the Villanova Wildcats the Pioneers eked out a late 12-11 victory. This weekend, DU topped the St. John’s Red Storm 17-10, albeit with less on-field accumulation. Continue reading Denver tops St. John’s 17-10 in another snowy affair
Photo: From the top of the podium, Gymnast Nina McGee captures the moment.
Gymnast Nina McGee achieved a DU first when she became an NCAA champion on floor. While competing in the NCAA Championship all-around, she captured the top score on her bread and butter floor exercise and captured Denver’s first ever gymnastics title. Competing as an individual entrant, she took on gymnasts from the nation’s best programs such as Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, and UCLA and earned the top step to a standing ovation from the crowd in Fort Worth, Texas.
From all accounts she became a clear crowd favorite as she worked through the all-around rotations culminating in her remarkable floor routine.
Her back story includes a 5-year battle overcoming serious injuries through raw determination and her eventual climb to the top of collegiate gymnastics. The All-American gymnast must now be considered among DU’s greatest individual athletes ever. Continue reading Nina McGee Takes Texas, Title & Makes History
O.K…so we missed this one!
LetsGoDU’s local choice for the DU’s open hoops scholarship was Ladarius Thomas from Aurora Central. Yesterday, he signed with the Division II Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets. They play in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and are based in Spearfish, South Dakota.
The waiting game continues to see who Rodney Billups signs to a letter of intent with DU’s last remaining scholarship.
He’s a new head coach. He was an assistant coach for a power 5 program and he was a good recruiter. Sound like Rodney Billups? I’m talking about the new coach of South Dakota State University – TJ Otzelberger. Continue reading Conference Basketball Coaching Change Could be Game Changer
The top reasons DU hoops did not sign a prospect to a National Letter of Intent yesterday:
- Just because everyone else is doing it…
- Couldn’t find a pen
- Signee too tall for the doorway
- Waiting for Kobe to return phone call
- Lost his number
- When ‘Family Advisor’ left an empty suitcase, DU filled it with coffee mugs, pennants, and a fleece vest
- First one to call DU wins
- Waiting for Zach Miller to double at the point
- Coaches torn between two prospects. A 9+ hour tie breaker game of h-o-r-s-e raging in Hamilton gym
- Who signs anything on the 13th?
LetsGoDU will update you when DU Basketball announces their new scholarship player.