Tag Archives: Denver Basketball

Time to Renew Vows with the Summit League

We all know by now that the Big 12 is not expanding. BYU is not going anywhere. It was unlikely anyway that the Cougars would have moved all their sports programs from the West Coast Conference to the Big 12 anyway for a number of reasons.

The dominoes did not fall. The Big 12 is standing pat and so is DU’s primary athletic conference. Continue reading Time to Renew Vows with the Summit League

Fan Jam, Summit League Teleconference, & Preseason Picks

Photo: Denver dance team at Fan Jam

Tuesday Night Fan Jam 

Denver Basketball held their annual Fan Jam Wednesday night with the men’s and women’s teams. It was an entertaining event with fan interaction and player contests. Billups team looks to be in high spirits and ready to go with the season less than one month away.  Continue reading Fan Jam, Summit League Teleconference, & Preseason Picks

State Cuts Will Likely Impact Summit League Membership

The stress on public state university budgets is probably going to directly impact Summit League membership.

The University of North Dakota, yes that North Dakota, from the Big Sky, has to make up a $1.8 million dollar annual shortfall in their athletic department. One of the options on the table is leaving the Big Sky to join the Summit League. UND President, Mark Kennedy, recently moved the department’s chief financial officer out of the athletic director’s control and under the university’s finance department, while forming a committee to examine “a number of factors, including the sports we participate in, conference participation, the number of athletes that we serve and the cost of the programs.Continue reading State Cuts Will Likely Impact Summit League Membership

Denver announces expanded partnership with Altitude TV to include hockey and basketball

In some excellent news, the University of Denver department of athletics announced via Twitter that it will expand its partnership with Altitude TV, effective almost immediately. Coming off a year when most DU athletic events weren’t televised thanks to ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain’s inability to implement flexible scheduling, DU likely wanted a way to maximize its television reach. Continue reading Denver announces expanded partnership with Altitude TV to include hockey and basketball

DU releases Men’s Hoops non-conference schedule, will play Texas A&M

Yesterday, the University of Denver Men’s Basketball team released its non-conference schedule for the 2016-17 season. With this being head coach Rodney Billups’ first season on the sideline for the Pioneers, there was much anticipation for what kind of opponents he would land. Continue reading DU releases Men’s Hoops non-conference schedule, will play Texas A&M

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

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

Not So Fast, Denver Basketball

Photo credit: DU Basketball

Optimism reigns at Magness. They are now the up-tempo Pioneers. Sioux Falls, once hated as an unfair league playoff site, is now seen as a place where DU basketball will make history – maybe even next year!

DU will be different next season. Continue reading Not So Fast, Denver Basketball

Basketball Dinner Celebrates the Past and Eyes the Future

Photo: Freshman  Joe Rosga (center) receives the Floyd M. Theard Jr. Memorial Award with Assistant Coach Dan Ficke and Dan Van Ackerson, Senior Associate Athletic Director.

The Senior Recognition Dinner for the University of Denver basketball team was held Tuesday night. With the voice of the Pioneers, Raj Sharan as master of ceremonies, the evening featured brief speeches by AD Peg-Bradley Doppes and new head Coach Rodney Billups. Continue reading Basketball Dinner Celebrates the Past and Eyes the Future

How could CU Basketball Transfers Impact DU?

It’s no surprise that DU needs a big man. DU currently has only one available scholarship for the 2016-2017 season.

As the recruiting coordinator for CU basketball, Rodney Billups broadsided DU’s plans by landing a Pioneer target, 7’0″ Dallas Walton from Arvada West. Walton made a verbal commitment to CU shortly before Billups accepted the DU head coaching role.  Continue reading How could CU Basketball Transfers Impact DU?