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Omaha’s near miss validates Denver’s course

Photo courtesy of omaha.com. Omaha’s Tre-Deon Hollins missed the potential game-winning shot. 

They came within a single last minute shot of defeating South Dakota State University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Omaha native Tre-Deon Hollins hoisted a 3-point shot that was off the mark and the Omaha Mavericks fell 79-77. The Summit League auto-bid went to South Dakota State University – again. Continue reading Omaha’s near miss validates Denver’s course

Against the odds – Denver to face Jackrabbits in Sioux Falls again

Illustration: We used this same illustration last year and it still applies.

The DU men’s basketball team (16-13, 8-8 Summit) are facing an uphill battle in Sioux Falls, South Dakota when they face the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits (16-18, 8-8 Summit) on March 5th at 5:00 pm MT. While Team Rankings is giving DU an 11.13%  statistical chance of winning three games and the championship, most prognosticators would say that is optimistic for Denver’s youthful squad. Few expect them to make it out of the first round.

So far, the Pioneers are 0-for-59 when it comes to Division I league championships.

There are, however, five reasons for hope: Continue reading Against the odds – Denver to face Jackrabbits in Sioux Falls again

WATCH: DU Women’s Tennis competes at Blue Gray Tournament in Alabama

While DU’s hockey and men’s lacrosse teams were busy dispatching their opponents in Denver this weekend, DU’s women’s tennis team traveled to Montgomery, Alabama to compete in the annual Blue Gray National Tennis Classic. They came away with a 4-3 win over Texas and it was valuable experience playing against some of the top teams in the country. Continue reading WATCH: DU Women’s Tennis competes at Blue Gray Tournament in Alabama

Two-game stretch critical for Pios to protect conference standing

Denver (15-10, 7-5 Summit) is likely out of the Summit League regular season title hunt, trailing South Dakota and North Dakota State by 2 games with 4 games to go. But, the Pioneers still have an excellent chance to remain in 3rd place –  a great accomplishment for this program on the rise. Continue reading Two-game stretch critical for Pios to protect conference standing

Kortne Ford authors textbook early exit

Sure, the University of Denver has been jolted before by star athletes that leave early. But most of these departures have been managed pretty well. It’s been a few weeks since it was announced that junior Kortne Ford had signed with the Colorado Rapids. While circumstances vary widely on why student athletes depart college programs early, Ford’s exit was engineered to the benefit everyone. Continue reading Kortne Ford authors textbook early exit

The Pioneers Need More Daniel Amigo

Photo: Daniel Amigo has been one of DU’s surprise stars this season

Fans have had 15 games to see the season unfold for DU Men’s Hoops. No doubt, the biggest surprise has been Daniel Amigo, on both the offensive and defensive end. He is the Pios’ second leading scorer with 14.4 points per game and leads the team with 7.6 rebounds per game. He’s accomplishing this in only 24 minutes per game on the floor. In short, he’s one of the most efficient players in the Summit League. Amigo is ranked 48th in the country in field goal percentage (55.2%). He scores more points per minute (offensive efficiency) than Fort Wayne star John Konchar (.6 vs .45 points per minute). Konchar is shooting an astounding 70.5% from the field and is 4th in the nation in field goal percentage. But. there is a problem.

Simply put, Denver needs more than 24 minutes per game from Daniel Amigo. Continue reading The Pioneers Need More Daniel Amigo

2-game stretch an important measuring stick for Denver Men’s Hoops

Over the next four days, Denver men’s hoops (9-5, 1-0) will have a chance to get an early view of how they stack up in the Summit League. The Pioneers play a home game against a solid South Dakota team (10-7, 1-1) on Wednesday night and a Saturday game against league favorite Fort Wayne (11-4, 1-1) on the road. Continue reading 2-game stretch an important measuring stick for Denver Men’s Hoops

WATCH: Jamie Franks talks about DU’s first Quarterfinal berth in 46 years

The University of Denver Men’s soccer team won again last night to keep their national title hopes alive. They beat Washington 2-1 to clinch another game next weekend against the winner of the Clemson vs. Albany Round of 16 match in South Carolina. This victory and advancement in the NCAA tournament are not only huge for this year’s squad but for the program as a whole. Continue reading WATCH: Jamie Franks talks about DU’s first Quarterfinal berth in 46 years

WATCH: Coach Jamie Franks talks first NCAA Tournament victory since 1970 and Championship goals

Credit: Lacey Den Hartog
Credit: Lacey Den Hartog

In case you missed it over the weekend, the University of Denver men’s soccer team topped UNLV 3-0 at CIBER Field to advance to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. This victory marked the first time since 1970 that the Pioneers won a match in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading WATCH: Coach Jamie Franks talks first NCAA Tournament victory since 1970 and Championship goals

Denver tops UNLV, wins first NCAA Tournament game since 1970

Head coach Jamie Franks had one pregame message for his Pioneers: “One year! You’ve been waiting one year for this!” Almost exactly one year ago, the University of Denver Pioneers lost their NCAA Tournament Second Round match to SMU on a heartbreaking goal in extra time. Franks made sure his players didn’t forget when he reminded them right before kickoff of this year’s second round match against the UNLV Rebels. Continue reading Denver tops UNLV, wins first NCAA Tournament game since 1970