Athletics & Recreation

DU names Joe Scott men’s basketball coach

Joe Scott has been named head men’s basketball coach at the University of Denver, Athletic Director Peg Bradley-Doppes announced today. Scott will assume his responsibilities at DU immediately. Scott returns to Colorado after serving the last three seasons as head coach at Princeton, where he led the Tigers to a […]

DU takes second place at NCAA ski championships

Sophomore Adam Cole won his second individual title of the 2007 NCAA National Championships with a victory in the slalom March 10, helping the Pioneers to a second place finish. Dartmouth held on to win its third national team title with 698 points, becoming the first Eastern team to win since […]

‘Quit’ not in Lowery’s vocabulary

Tyesha Lowery remembers an important lesson from her mom. “She taught me to never quit at anything I do,” Lowery says. And ever since her high school basketball days in Arlington, Texas, she has clearly relied on that lesson. Lowery, a sixth-year senior who earned her BSBA in statistics last […]

Cole wins National Championship title in giant slalom

Sophomore Adam Cole captured DU’s first national title in the giant slalom since 1994 on March 8 and the second individual title of the NCAA Championships, beating Dartmouth’s Evan Weiss by 0.24 seconds.  On March 7, junior Rene Reisshauer won the individual national championship in the men’s 10K freestyle. The Pioneers […]

Reisshauer wins freestyle national title

Junior Rene Reisshauer won the individual national championship in the men’s 10K freestyle, one of three Pioneers to earn All-America honors in the first event of the 2007 NCAA Championships on March 7. The win marked Reisshauer’s third individual national championship and his first since sweeping both the classical and freestyle […]

Lacrosse Face-Off Classic takes place this weekend

The No. 20 Pioneers men’s lacrosse team will host the seventh annual Face-off Classic this weekend. Three teams are coming to Denver: Villanova University, Air Force Academy and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  Denver (1-2, 0-0 GWLL) will face Villanova at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and No. 19 UMBC […]

DU to change leadership of men’s basketball program

The University of Denver will make a change in the leadership of its men’s basketball program, and head coach Terry Carroll will not return to the position, Athletic Director Peg Bradley-Doppes said today.  The announcement comes two days after the Pioneers lost 83-67 in the first round of the Sun Belt […]

Essay: A baseball band of brothers

Essay: A baseball band of brothers

“Hey Spike! Whazzup Spiker?” As I walked into my 25-year baseball reunion on a warm Friday night last summer, I was instantly transported back to a simpler time — a time free of the pressures and responsibilities that would mount in the ensuing two-plus decades. Spike was my baseball nickname and […]

Fast leaves DU hockey for Western Hockey League

Sophomore defenseman T.J. Fast has left the University of Denver hockey team to play major-junior hockey. Fast, a business major from Calgary Alberta who played in 19 games for the Pioneers this season, will play in the Western Hockey League for the Tri-City Americans, a team based in Kennewick, Wash. […]

Sports Medicine keeps athletes on their skis, skates and sneakers

December could have started out better for the University of Denver hockey defenseman and senior captain Adrian Veideman.  On Dec. 2, in a heated game against rival Colorado College, he collided with an opponent, slammed into the ice and was carried away on a stretcher. The result: a severe concussion. Injuries […]

Midfielder Hemmings an integral part of historic NCAA tournament run

A quick search on the Internet reveals that the name Taryn means strong woman warrior. For Pioneers soccer standout Taryn Hemmings, that fits perfectly. Except for one glaring fact — she looks nothing like a warrior. The 5-foot-7, 135-pound midfielder sports a winsome smile and domestic demeanor — more librarian […]

Pioneers men’s basketball hosts CSU in annual Pack the House game

Tonight the Pioneers men’s basketball team hosts Colorado State University in Magness Arena in the fifth annual Pack the House game starting at 7 p.m. University of Denver students are admitted free with a valid ID. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. Attendees have the opportunity to […]

Pioneers No. 1 women’s tennis player works to make DU No. 1

Annette Aksdal, DU’s No. 1 woman tennis player, has until Jan. 12 to fix her forehand. That’s the first day of the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor. If by then, her forehand stroke hasn’t improved, she won’t be able to handle the top-flight national competition she’ll face. Aksdal’s forehand weakness […]

DU women’s soccer team captures NCAA College Cup

The Pioneers women’s soccer team made history on Friday when it defeated Kentucky 2-0 in its first NCAA Women’s College Cup win. It was DU’s sixth straight shutout and 15th consecutive win. “It’s an unbelievable feeling,” says junior midfielder Jenna Billingsley. “It’s great to continue DU’s soccer tradition.” The Pioneers […]

University of Denver inducts 10th Hall of Fame class

Five athletes were inducted into the 2006 Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 19. Inductees included a standout tennis player, a two-time national champion skier, a national champion goaltender, DU’s first-ever women’s basketball All-American, a special individual inductee and the 1967–68 hockey team.  The ceremony, held at DU’s Cable Center, brought […]