Athletics & Recreation

Tennis teams are No. 1 seeds for Sun Belt Conference Championships

For the first time in school history, the Pioneers men’s and women’s tennis teams are the No. 1 seeds for the Sun Belt Conference Men and Women’s Tennis Championships to be held April 18–20 in Monroe, La. The Pioneer men are seeking their first title. The No. 45 DU men […]

Club baseball no beer and T-shirt league

With the slap of leather, an umpire barking out balls and strikes, and the thunk of an aluminum bat, the sounds of baseball have returned to the University of Denver. DU’s varsity program disappeared in 1997. But in 2008, baseball is back at the University as a club sport, joining a […]

Fast-filling summer camp lets area youth dabble in sports

Kids yearning to be the next University of Denver student athlete will have the opportunity to practice like one this summer. The Pioneer Athletic Super Summer Camp (PASS) at DU allows campers, ages 6 to 12, to practice on the same fields and courts as DU student athletes, skate on […]

Pioneer gymnastics team qualifies for NCAA Nationals

Junior All-American Jessica López (Caracas, Venezuela) posted a team-high score of 9.9 in the final floor exercise routine of the night, giving the 13th-ranked University of Denver gymnastics team a second place finish at the Northeast Regional Championships in State College, Pa., on April 12. This is their second consecutive […]

DU figure skating team to compete at nationals

The University of Denver club figure skating team has put in the hours. The 20 skaters, of whom 14 skate competitively, practice every weekday from 7:45 a.m.–9:15 a.m. honing their skills. Now all that time on the ice is paying off with a chance to compete at the U.S. Figure […]

DU to host Frozen Four pre-game party

After losing to Wisconsin on March 29, the Pioneers won’t be at the big dance — the NCAA Frozen Four — but the University of Denver has an important role as co-host with the Metro Denver Sports Commission. It will be the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship’s first time in […]

Tanner ends long run as women’s basketball coach

Three-time coach of the year Pam Tanner will not return to coach the Denver Pioneer women’s basketball team next year. The announcement was made April 1. “I am grateful for the opportunity to mold a program at the University of Denver for 13 years,” Tanner said. “I was fortunate to […]

Gymnastics selected to compete in regional championship

The 2008 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships regional selections were announced March 31 by the NCAA, and the 13th-ranked University of Denver gymnastics team will make its 10th-consecutive appearance on Saturday, April 12 at the Northeast Region Championships in University Park, Pa. The Pioneers (16–4) will be one of six […]

DU hockey ends season after loss to Wisconsin

Michael Davies tallied two goals and an assist and Shane Connelly stopped 30 shots to lead No. 17 Wisconsin to a 6–2 win over No. 4/5 Denver in the NCAA Midwest Regional tonight before 9,968 fans at Kohl Center. The loss ends Denver’s (26–14–1) season and sends the Badgers (17–17–7) […]

Gajic’s competitiveness yields points on lacrosse field

Ilija Gajic has scars from his childhood. Actual physical scars. No, he’s not a victim of child abuse, at least not in the normal sense. “I have three older brothers and we all liked sports and we were very competitive, extremely competitive,” says Gajic, a 6-foot sophomore midfielder for the […]

Pioneers claim 15th WCHA Playoff Title

Tom May netted the game-winning goal and Peter Mannino made 34 saves as No. 6 Denver claimed the 2008 Red Baron WCHA Final Five playoff championship with a 2-1 win over No. 12 Minnesota before 17,907 fans at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., on March 22. Tyler […]

Pioneers appeal to NCAA: Give Kummer an extra year

DU officials have formally asked college basketball authorities to extend the eligibility of Pioneers forward David Kummer, whose season ended Jan. 13 when he broke a bone in his right ankle during a victory over Arkansas-Little Rock. The application was submitted to the NCAA in late February. It argued that […]

Pioneers heading to Final Five

Freshman Anthony Maiani scored the only goal and senior Peter Mannino captured his 15th career shutout to lead No. 8 Denver (24–13–1, 16–11–1) to a 1–0 win and WCHA first round series sweep over Minnesota Duluth (13–17–6, 9–14–5 WCHA) March 15 before 4,820 fans at Magness Arena. With the win, […]

Benham leaves marks in hoops record book

From shooting hoops with her dad and two older sisters on a dirt driveway in Muleshoe, Texas, to the bright lights of college basketball in DU’s Magness Arena, Sara Benham has come a long way. Benham (BA communications and business ’07) is currently working toward a master’s of accountancy at […]

Skiers win 19th NCAA Championship

Pioneers men’s skier John Buchar won the men’s slalom for his second individual national title, helping the Pioneers claim their 19th team title at the NCAA Championships in Bridger Bowl, Mont., March 8. “I could not be more proud of this team,” alpine head coach Andy LeRoy says. “All of […]