Athletics & Recreation

Men’s, women’s lacrosse teams advance in postseason; next games on Saturday

Led by a five-point effort from senior Cameron Flint, the top-seeded University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated the No. 4 seeded Fairfield University Stags 10–8 in Thursday evening at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. The Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament win advances the Pioneers to the Championship game on […]

Men’s tennis team advances to NCAA championship

The University of Denver men’s tennis team will open the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship against No. 15 seed Florida on Friday, May 10, at a time to be announced. The Pioneers will make their third NCAA championship appearance after earning an automatic bid and their first NCAA bid since […]

Lacrosse team takes ECAC season title; playoffs begin Thursday

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team clinched the Eastern College Athletic Conference regular season title and the top seed in the conference tournament with a 12-4 victory over Michigan Saturday afternoon at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium in front of 1,909 fans. With the win, the Pioneers close their regular […]

Jim Montgomery is the new Pioneers hockey coach.

Jim Montgomery named new Pioneers hockey coach

Former Dubuque Fighting Saints head coach and general manager Jim Montgomery has been named head coach of the University of Denver men’s ice hockey team, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes announced today. Montgomery becomes the eighth head coach in DU ice hockey history — a program that began […]

Pioneers to celebrate 2012-13 season at men’s basketball banquet

The University of Denver men’s basketball program will host its annual end of the year banquet on Thursday, April 25,  in the Gottesfeld Room on the fourth floor of the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a program to […]

Hockey coach bids farewell to fans and supporters

An emotional George Gwozdecky looked back over his 19-year coaching career at the University of Denver during a press conference Tuesday morning. The Pioneer men’s hockey coach was released from his contract Monday morning, three days after the Pioneers failed to advance in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time […]

Men’s lacrosse is now Bill Tierney’s team

It took just a few days for legendary coach Bill Tierney to put his stamp on the University of Denver men’s lacrosse program. Tierney owned six national championships with Princeton before he arrived at DU in 2009, and in his first season with the Pioneers, Tierney led his new team […]

Pioneer athletics programs shuffle conferences in 2013–14

For the majority of the University of Denver varsity athletics programs, the 2013–14 academic year will find the teams traveling to new places and welcoming new foes. The nationally ranked DU hockey team will begin play in the inaugural season of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), while 11 other […]

Lacrosse season opens with high hopes

One year removed from an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) title, the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team is looking to bounce back from last season’s 9–7 record to win the ECAC title again this season and contend for a national title. The Pioneers will open the season Feb. 9 […]

Eleven Pioneers teams move to the Summit League

Eleven Pioneers teams move to the Summit League

The University of Denver has accepted an invitation to join the Summit League and will move all athletics programs currently participating in the Western Athletic Conference after completion of the 2012–13 season. The invitation to join the Summit League came shortly after conference officials visited the Denver campus. “Just as […]

Women’s soccer team advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

Women’s soccer team advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

The University of Denver women’s soccer team got a goal in the first half and two more in the second to upend Colorado College 3-1 in the NCAA Tournament First Round on Saturday afternoon at CIBER Field at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. DU’s victory is the Pioneers second […]

New coaches, new players and a new conference highlight Pioneer athletics in 2012-13

Spring typically is the season of new beginnings, but at the University of Denver, fall is the time of change—at least when it comes to athletics. As new and returning students prepare to fill the seats of Magness Arena to cheer on their Pioneers, there are changes happening behind the […]

Skiier Jamie Stanton latest recipient of Willy Schaeffler Scholarship

When Jamie Stanton learned he’d won the University of Denver’s Willy Schaeffler Scholarship, he was on his way to do something you might not expect a young man with just one leg to do. “I was in my car picking up a friend to go wakeboarding,” says Stanton. Actually, Stanton […]

Hockey: Goaltenders jockey for position

The Pioneers will lack some of the firepower they boasted last year, as the team’s top two scorers, Drew Shore and Jason Zucker, opted to forgo their college eligibility to sign pro contracts. However, the cupboard is hardly bare for coach George Gwozdecky’s crew. Junior Nick Shore emerged as a […]

Men’s basketball: WAC is a welcome challenge

The bad news for head coach Joe Scott is that the Pioneers will have to make up for the graduation of Brian Stafford, who started all 124 games during his career (a school record) before finishing fourth on the program’s all-time scoring list. The good news? DU returns three starters […]