It took an 87th-minute goal from Blake Elder to keep the #8 University of Denver Pioneers’ winning streak alive. While it appeared DU and the University of North Florida Ospreys might end the game deadlocked at 0, the Pioneers found a way to end the game in regulation. Continue reading Pios run winning streak to 7 with late goal
Photo: DU juniors show Pioneer Pride early Friday morning.
While their peers were likely sleeping in, Juniors Dustin Weilbach – a junior from Littleton and John Sampson- a Junior from Pennsylvania were the first to set up shop at the Magness Arena door for the annual hockey ticket camp out. You have to be a true Pioneer hockey fan to set up shop on cold concrete to get your tickets for Pioneer hockey. Continue reading Happy Campers Show Pioneer Pride for Breakfast
So far, we have presented the reasons why we think you should join the DU’s Pioneer Posse and be a first-time season ticket holder for DU basketball.
Why do I care about DU basketball and why should you? Continue reading Opinion: Be a Part of the Start
On a beautiful Colorado night, interrupted by a brief drizzle and lightning delay, the Denver Pioneers dominated with two first half goals and cruised to a convincing 2-0 victory over the University of St Louis Billikens. The outcome was never in doubt as DU dominated in possession and shots. Continue reading DU leaves Billikens Blue
The University of St. Louis Billikens visit CIBER field tonight. They were the dominant force in men’s collegiate soccer during the late 1950s through the mid-1970s. The Billikens have won 10 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships – the most of any men’s college soccer program. Also, according to Wikipedia, SLU also holds the record for most NCAA Tournament appearances with 44 – most recently in 2014. They were guided in the past by two coaching legends. Head Coach Bob Guelker led them to their first five championships while Harry Keough coached the last five championship teams They hail from the Atlantic 10 conference. Their current record is 1-1-2 with an impressive win over Wake Forest (1-0 final) and ties with Tulsa and Marquette. Their loss came against North Carolina in Chapel Hill (0-3 final). Continue reading Historic St Louis Soccer Program Invades CIBER
The University of Denver men’s lacrosse program will be releasing their schedule today on twitter (@). This upcoming year’s schedule has been eagerly anticipated with the expectation that several high-powered lacrosse programs will be traveling to Peter Barton Stadium.
LetsGoDU will be updating the schedule (below) during the day. Denver’s Fall Schedule is already in place. The fall schedule will be emotional for Coach Tierney as DU travels to Sparks, Maryland to play his former team Princeton on William G. Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters. Then, DU takes on the Canadian National team the following weekend at Peter Barton.
As reported in a recent ESPN article, Louisville’s Rick Pitino continues to escape the long arm of the NCAA law. As you will recall, a year ago (Fall 2015) a book was published, Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen by Katina Powell which reported Louisville basketball staff offered recruits, fathers and their guardians “special favors” if recruits committed to Louisville. These favors were delivered on campus and involved financial exchanges between the Louisville coaching staff, players, and female entertainers. Continue reading Oblivious Pitino Continues, Untouched, into Year Two
Logo: What the Pio Posse logo might look like without guns.
Motto: “Stop…or we’ll shake!”
Pom Poms instead of guns?
At least one person has called for a redesign of the Pio Posse logo and the elimination of guns. The exchange went like this: Continue reading Pom Pom Posse?
Mascot wars have moved on to another issue – not the heritage of the mascot but the mascots facial expressions. The scowling University of Iowa’s Herky the Hawk is at the center of the controversy. Continue reading Iowa Mascot Controversy Centers on Facial Expressions
No DU sports discussion generates more interest than DU’s primary league affiliation, the Summit League.
It all starts by dominating the Summit league in basketball.
Like it or not, DU’s only chance to eventually move to a new conference hinges on the school’s ability to succeed in men’s basketball. That will require an improved RPI and success in the Summit League before DU will be considered by other conferences for membership. For non-football schools, a healthy revenue producing basketball program adds greater national visibility, fills conference coffers, and covers athletic department operating budgets – that is what every conference wants in a new member. Continue reading DU Conference Affiliation Hinges on Basketball