Denver’s toughest athlete is set to compete against the nation’s best.
DU gymnast Nina McGee will be heading to Fort Worth later this week to compete in the women’s NCAA Gymnastics championships as an individual qualifier. Unlike many other competitions, McGee will be traveling to the event without any of her teammates. She will be a contender for the national all-around championship after finishing 11th overall last year. The championships will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena, April 15-16. Continue reading Gymnast Nina McGee Goes for Texas-Sized Achievement
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DU has just one open scholarship roster spot for the 2016-2017 season. According to sources close to the Denver basketball program, DU has several players under consideration to fill their only remaining scholarship opening by national signing day April 13th.
Will Denver use their valuable pick as a symbolic selection and pick a local urban player? Will the Pioneers pursue the best available athlete, despite geography? Will they try to fill a positional need or select a player best capable of filling Rodney Billups up-tempo ‘vision’? Continue reading Open Scholarship Marks Billups’ First Move
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- Worst Idea: Only allowing 25 minutes for 20,000 people to re-enter Amalie Arena for the second semifinal game on Thursday – a very bad idea.
- Something that should happen again: The Frozen Four in Tampa. Great venue and fantastic hosts.
- Biggest Off-Ice Mistake: DU failing to bring the pep band to the semi-final game. (Suggestion: If necessary, charge for the pre-game reception and let that revenue help pay to get the band to the event. Let’s fix this for Philadelphia Lax
when if DU makes the Final Four.)
- Great Idea: The North Dakota and Quinnipiac cheerleaders added energy and excitement to the games. DU should look at sending the cheerleading/dance squads throughout Magness instead of just above the student section to build spirit and energy.
- Worst Decision: Some argue that DU’s timeout following a faceoff in the DU end should not have been taken. That being said, could you imagine the second guessing if DU sat on a timeout and ND still scored the winning goal?
- Championship Final: Take away about 7 minutes in the second period and DU played about as well as they can play. The best team won Thursday night – but the best two tournament participants met for the championship Thursday night.
- Amateur Hour: There must not be any beer in North Dakota.
- Tie – Biggest Turnaround: The team’s record the second half of the season and Monty earning Pioneer fans’ hearts. Coach Montgomery made all the right moves this year – on and off the ice. We like the way he coaches and his teams love him. It’s official – we are in the Coach Jim Montgomery era!
- Dress for Success: Let’s give the hockey team a first-class locker room makeover. Monty has made a locker room upgrade a priority this off-season. If Denver is to remain one of the nation’s premier hockey programs, we need to give the players competitive facilities. Even if you can only afford $10, $25, $50, or $100 or more – let’s send a message to the administration and team. Make it rain – fill up Ryan Peck’s mailbox: $$$$, 2201 East Asbury, Denver, Colorado 80208.
Continue reading 10 Frozen Four Observations From Tampa
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It’s official. Denver head coach Jim Montgomery announced that Danton Heinen’s days with the University of Denver are over. After a great run to the Frozen Four ending with a heartbreaking loss to North Dakota, Heinen has decided to forego his final two years of NCAA eligibility to sign a 3 year, entry level contract with the Boston Bruins. Continue reading Danton Heinen Signs 3-Year Entry Level Contract with Boston Bruins
Photo Credit: Damien Goddard
TAMPA, Fla. – Right now, if you’re a Pioneer fan, you’re hurting today, even though it’s been more than 24 hours since the loss in the NCAA semifinal to the dreaded NCHC rival North Dakota Fighting Hawks.
And if you’re as big a DU fan as I am, you’re hurting a lot. Continue reading Puck Swami: A Pioneer Fan in Tampa
On a cold day in Villanova, Pennsylvania, the No. 4 University of Denver Pioneers topped the No. 18 Villanova University Wildcats 12-11 with heavy snow falling throughout the game. Despite the suboptimal conditions, the Pioneers were able to emerge with an important road victory. Continue reading Denver holds off upstart Villanova in snowy thriller
“This is the last time I’m going to be able to wear this jersey,” Denver senior captain Grant Arnold explained last night after losing in heartbreaking fashion to archrival North Dakota in the Frozen Four. “A lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Two surgeries on my body. A lot of great wins, a lot of great friendships.” Continue reading Denver Seniors to Leave Lasting Impact on Program
Photo Credit: John Leyba, The Denver Post
In the sixth and final meeting of the season between archrivals Denver and North Dakota in the Frozen Four, North Dakota emerged with a close, hard-fought 4-2 victory. After going 2-2-1 in the five previous matchups, anything other than a close game would have been a surprise. Continue reading Denver Can’t Complete Comeback, Loses to North Dakota in Frozen Four
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Coming into today’s Frozen Four rivalry game between the University of Denver and the University of North Dakota, much of the talk has been about the matchup of two of the top lines in all of college hockey. It’s North Dakota’s CBS Line (Drake Caggiula, Brock Boeser, Nick Schmaltz) vs. Denver’s Pacific Rim Line (Trevor Moore, Dylan Gambrell, Danton Heinen). Continue reading Montgomery Challenges Berry to Match Top Lines