Denver vs. UNO: What to Expect

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

The No. 7 Denver Pioneers are scheduled to host the No. 15 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5th. The second meeting of 2016 between the Pioneers and Mavericks occurs with notable differences thanks to the discrepancy in recent results from both teams. Continue reading Denver vs. UNO: What to Expect

Superstitious Omaha Fans Fall Behind Slumping Squads

In the first half of the basketball and hockey seasons, the Mavericks were battling for the top spot in their leagues. Then, the teams settle into their respective slumps. Maverick hockey has just 3 wins in their last 10 games while the basketball squad went 5-5 down the stretch to blow any chance at the Summit league title.

On Omaha.com, diehard Maverick fans were interviewed about their gameday superstitions and what they will be doing this weekend to drive the Mavericks to victory against the Denver Pioneers in a 2-game hockey road trip and against DU in the first round of the Sioux Falls, S.D. Summit League basketball tournament. Continue reading Superstitious Omaha Fans Fall Behind Slumping Squads

Weird Formula – Denver Hoops

Lots of people like to argue whether DU plays the pure Princeton offense, a hybrid, or some other form of basketball unique to this planet. So, we looked at the stats for the entire NCAA field (351 teams) to see empirically what DU did on the floor this year.

Denver gets the ball on average 63.2 times per game (350/351) so it is not your imagination –  Denver does slow the game pace. This impacts DU’s high scoring defense standings(32/351) by only allowing their opponents 65 ppg.. Denver, in turn, only tallies 65.2 ppg. (318/351). Continue reading Weird Formula – Denver Hoops

It’s Time to Expand Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium

Photo Credit: University of Denver

In 2005, when the University of Denver’s Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium was built, it was hard to envision what would transpire over the course of the next decade. At the time, DU was still a fledgling 6 year old Division I lacrosse program. It hadn’t even made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament yet. Continue reading It’s Time to Expand Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium

UNO AD Alberts in Discussions With Bass Pro Shops

Photo: Bass Pro Shops (Springfield Missouri Headquarters) preliminary site concept

University of Nebraska-Omaha athletic director, Trev Alberts,  is in preliminary discussions with Bass Pro Shops on an alternative use for the Baxter Arena site. As reported yesterday, Nebraska-Omaha Baxter Arena Slip Sliding Away, the 81 million dollar facility is sinking at a rapid rate – the result of a depleted Ogallala Aquifer and limestone bedrock which can no longer support the massive structure.

Alberts is keen on the Bass Pro partnership and sees this as an attractive alternative for the site. “The debris field from Baxter Arena creates an ideal habitat for bass and bluegill. Having a Super-Bass Pro Shop aligns perfectly with our students interests and values. What some may see as a rather desperate situation can now be turned into a win-win.” Continue reading UNO AD Alberts in Discussions With Bass Pro Shops

Nebraska-Omaha’s Baxter Arena Slip Sliding Away

In a stunning new report, a geotechnical firm in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ferris Engineering Partners, has identified serious problems with the support piers for the new University of Nebraska-Omaha Baxter Arena.

The northwest corner of the 81 million dollar multipurpose facility has sunk 3.5 inches in the last year. The firm is predicting a doubling over each subsequent year. The risk longer term is a total collapse of the facility. Continue reading Nebraska-Omaha’s Baxter Arena Slip Sliding Away

Denver Extends Winning Streak to 17 with 16-6 Rout of Dartmouth

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

For the second straight day, the No. 2 University of Denver Pioneers took on a team from the northeast and won by double digits. This time, the Pioneers’ victim was the unranked Dartmouth College Big Green. Paced by three goals and three assists from midfielder Tyler Pace and two goals and three assists from attackman Connor Cannizzaro, the Pioneers easily dispatched the Big Green. Continue reading Denver Extends Winning Streak to 17 with 16-6 Rout of Dartmouth

LetsGoDU Men’s Basketball Regular Season Awards

Following a 12-18 season in 2014-15, the Pioneers were loaded with freshmen (a stunning nine total on the game & practice rosters) and an uncertain future heading into this season. There was every reason to believe the Pioneers were headed for consecutive losing seasons – but they defied the odds with senior leadership, a solid incoming freshmen class, the development of existing players, liberal substitutions and a deep bench. A variety of different players stepped up at different times to finish out this regular season with a winning record, 15-14. Continue reading LetsGoDU Men’s Basketball Regular Season Awards

Denver sweeps Western Michigan to earn seventh-consecutive win

With their sweep against the Western Michigan Broncos, the Denver Pioneers earned their seventh-consecutive win of the season to match the longest winning-streak of the decade that occurred back in November and December of 2010. Now (19-8-5, 15-5-2-0 NCHC) the Pioneers are peaking at the right time. The team has identified their rhythm and has found what works to generate much-needed success at such a crucial point in the year according to Head Coach Jim Montgomery. Denver looks to advance from 3rd place in the NCHC rankings and ultimately, secure an ideal seed for the NCAA tournament. Continue reading Denver sweeps Western Michigan to earn seventh-consecutive win

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