UND Introduces Unoriginal Logo

UND introduced their new logo today, representing the new Fighting Hawk mascot. The logo, taking a page from the US postal service or Burlington Northern Railway, appears to be a direct rip-off. The logo’s design is unlikely to satisfy North Dakota fans who have resisted the change from the Fighting Sioux to Fighting Hawks (new logo below).

UND logo

Photo: Burlington Northern Railway (below)

Bulington Nothern Railway

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Pioneers Add Transfer Anthony Roberson

Denver basketball is continuing to make moves to their roster.

6’5″ shooting guard Anthony Roberson attended Weatherford College (JUCO) and most recently, Texas State. He has found a new home at the University of Denver for his junior year according to Verbal Commits . The 2-star player averaged 21.4 minutes per game with Texas State, 4.7 ppg., 5 rebounds, and .7 steals per game.  Continue reading Pioneers Add Transfer Anthony Roberson

DU Goes to Sea Level to Gain Altitude

DU hoops went to North Carolina, the state nicknamed ‘first in flight‘, to add height to the Pioneers squad. According to Verbal Commits, Denver extended  offers to two big men for 2018 when the team is expected to have a treasure trove of five available scholarships. The first offer went to 6’8″ power forward Jalen Gamble from High Point, North Carolina while the second went to Jaylan Gainey a 6’9″ power forward from Greensboro, North Carolina. Both are 2-star recruits. The only other scholarship offer extended to either player was to Gainey from Maryland East-Shore.   Continue reading DU Goes to Sea Level to Gain Altitude

Arizona State Unfurls Plans for Possible On-Campus Arena

Photo: Lakefront plan for ASU Urban Lakefront District

In an article published in The Phoenix Business Journal, ASU developer going vertical with first phase of athletic facilities district, ASU is rolling out plans for19-acre development project east of Sun Devil Stadium in the fall. The University owns a massive 330 acres next to the University that they will build-out through a developer, Catellus. Catellus will develop the property for commercial and private use which, in turn, will provide property and fund facilities for the ASU athletic department. The massive district is envisioned to provide continuous funding for ASU Athletics.  Continue reading Arizona State Unfurls Plans for Possible On-Campus Arena

Congratulations 2016 Pioneers

Summer Vacation

Congratulations to our newest alums – and especially LetsGoDU’s graduate Nick Tremaroli. And, of course, the graduating athletes who contributed to, perhaps, the greatest four years in DU athletics history.

It has been quite a year for Pioneer sports. Again, thanks to Damien Goddard for handing over the steering wheel so we could continue fan-based reporting and reaction to Pioneer athletics. We will start back up in early September when the 2016-2017 athletic calendar starts anew.

In the interim, we will report any breaking athletics news during the summer months. We will also have a extra-special announcement regarding DU basketball — so stay tuned.

Go Pioneers!

2016 Lacrosse Season in Review: The word of the day is parity

Photo courtesy AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post

Parity:
noun | par·i·ty | \per-ə-tē\
1. the quality or state of being equal or equivalent
2. 2016 NCAA Lacrosse

The University of Denver’s first round exit of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of the Towson Tigers was shocking and stung a lot of fans of the Crimson & Gold. But the Pioneers were not the only victims of the incredible degree of parity in the sport. Over the course of the last few weeks of the season, three other top teams, Brown, Yale, and Notre Dame were upset. Brown lost to Harvard in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal while Yale lost to Navy and Notre Dame lost to eventual national champion North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading 2016 Lacrosse Season in Review: The word of the day is parity

Year of Firsts, Foundation for the Future

After graduating from Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs and entering into my freshman year at the University of Denver I was already used to a school that performed well both athletically and academically. My understanding was that DU would  closely follow my expectations. Little did I know my freshman year would be one of the most successful years for DU athletics in the past decade. Continue reading Year of Firsts, Foundation for the Future

Could English Soccer Structure Fix NCAA Problems?

The English Football League system which offers a hierarchy of leagues may offer an insight into the future of DI sports. As we discussed yesterday in Under Armour Deal Signals either The Beginning of the End, the gap between the Power Five conferences and the rest of DI is getting bigger. If this trend continues, at some point non-Power Five schools will be unable to compete.  Continue reading Could English Soccer Structure Fix NCAA Problems?

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