Louisville Students Blinded by Success

PhotoBreaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen

According to an article Louisville students’ lawsuit against escort dismissed, a judge rightfully dismissed a student lawsuit against Katina Powell.

The four students sued madam Katina Powell, author of Breaking Cardinal Rules, for devaluing their education at Louisville. Ms. Powell filled the pipeline of escorts who provide special benefits to recruits, players, and even their parents and guardians. Many of these incentives were provided on the campus at the players’ basketball dormitory, Billy Minardi Hall . To add to the steaminess, Ms. Powell’s daughter was a part of the traveling troupe.  Continue reading Louisville Students Blinded by Success

Will the Fox Deal Hound Denver?

Just when it seemed that TV money was drying up with ESPN’s parent company, Disney, pulling back on college sports television right fees, newcomer Fox Sports has jumped into the television rights business with the Big 10. According to CBS Sports, the new broadcast rights fees between Fox Sports and the B1G is worth $250 million to the conference schools for half of their television rights over a 6-year contract.  The Big Ten’s reported new deal with Fox would go through the 2022-23 season. It also includes more of the conference’s basketball and football games on Fox, Fox Sports 1 and FS2. Continue reading Will the Fox Deal Hound Denver?

West Coast Conference Path a Minefield

While there is general agreement that the West Coast Conference is the best long-term fit for DU, the conference is currently facing its own issues.

The conference is a basketball-focused conference with three tiers – Gonzaga is in the first tier and their fans are frustrated with the WCC low low-level competition in the bottom tier, poor fan support and want to leave the conference if they can find a suitable conference fit. The Mountain West is their preferred option. Continue reading West Coast Conference Path a Minefield

Pieces Coming Together For Pioneer Hoops

With the final touches completed on the Pioneer roster thanks to the addition of incoming freshman Ade Murkey out of Minnesota, it’s time to take a look at how the 2016-2017 squad might look when they hit the floor next season. Continue reading Pieces Coming Together For Pioneer Hoops

Pioneers No. 2 overall seed, will play winner of play-in game

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In the end, the University of Denver Pioneers’ loss to the Marquette University Golden Eagles in the BIG EAST Championship didn’t affect their seeding in the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament. Even if the Pioneers had won the BIG EAST Tournament, it is unlikely that they would have been the No. 1 overall seed ahead of the Maryland Terrapins. Continue reading Pioneers No. 2 overall seed, will play winner of play-in game

Denver Hoops’ Pick is Murkey

PhotoCourtesy of the St. Croix Lutheran Yearbook. Ade Murkey goes up for two.

Rodney Billups has landed his first recruit as head coach of the Denver Pioneers. The new recruit joins Luke Neff and Jake Krafka – both recruited prior to his arrival. Continue reading Denver Hoops’ Pick is Murkey

Marquette tops Denver in thriller, claims BIG EAST crown

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Powered by a seven-goal second half, the No. 19 Marquette University Golden Eagles topped the top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers for the first time in the short, 4-year history of Marquette lacrosse. The Eagles held Denver’s star attackman Connor Cannizzaro without a goal for the first time in almost 40 games and made life difficult for DU’s star FOGO by winning 12-of-23 at the X. Continue reading Marquette tops Denver in thriller, claims BIG EAST crown

Puck Swami: A Magic Night at Barton Stadium

Photos by John Baker for Inside Lacrosse Magazine

Last night was one of those magic nights as a DU fan, when everything came together create a perfect scene at Peter Barton Stadium on the DU campus.  The #1 ranked Pioneers, of course,  did their part with a 17-8 dismemberment of Providence College in the Big East semi-final. Continue reading Puck Swami: A Magic Night at Barton Stadium

Wichita State’s Dilemma No Shocker

We’ve heard this story before. A mid-major program outgrows its conference, has ambitious plans to grow, and nowhere to land.

Wichita State is looking to exit the Missouri Valley Conference for greener pastures – flush with an influx of University cash and a basketball program that has been making noise in March.

The Shockers’ biggest draw is its basketball program, which has been to a school-record five consecutive NCAA Tournaments, and went 35-1 during the 2013-14 season, which culminated in a final Four berth. Continue reading Wichita State’s Dilemma No Shocker

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