Athletics & Recreation

Nina McGee wins DU’s first-ever NCAA gymnastics title

Nina McGee wins DU’s first-ever NCAA gymnastics title

University of Denver gymnast Nina McGee finished her record-breaking career in the most fitting way possible: winning DU’s first NCAA gymnastics title. The Denver senior scored a 9.950 on floor, the highest score on the event across both of Friday’s semifinals at the NCAA National Championships, earning her the place […]

Hockey season ends with Frozen Four loss to North Dakota

Hockey season ends with Frozen Four loss to North Dakota

The University of Denver hockey team lost to the University of North Dakota on Thursday night, falling 4-2 in the NCAA Semifinal at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Defensemen Will Butcher and Matt VanVoorhis provided the offense for the Pioneers, erasing a two-goal deficit in the third period, while starting […]

DU hockey players win major awards on eve of Frozen Four

University of Denver hockey players Gabe Levin and Danton Heinen received prestigious awards on Wednesday during Frozen Four Media Day in Tampa, Fla. Denver battles the North Dakota Fighting Hawks at Amalie Arena in Tampa at 6:30 p.m. MDT on Thursday, April 7. Levin won the Elite 90 Award, given to the […]

Men’s hockey team excited for first Frozen Four appearance in 11 years

Men’s hockey team excited for first Frozen Four appearance in 11 years

The University of Denver hockey team is heading back to the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time since 2005, when the Pioneers captured the program’s seventh national title. The Pioneers beat Boston University 7-2 on March 26 before defeating Ferris State University by a score of 6-3 the following […]

Gymnast McGee advances to NCAA finals

Gymnast McGee advances to NCAA finals

University of Denver gymnast Nina McGee qualified to her second consecutive NCAA national championship after finishing second in the all-around at Saturday’s NCAA regionals in Minneapolis. This will be the 17th straight season that at least one DU gymnast has advanced to the NCAA National Championships. McGee also claimed the […]

Men’s hockey advances to Frozen Four for the first time since 2005

Men’s hockey advances to Frozen Four for the first time since 2005

For the first time since 2005, the University of Denver men’s hockey team is heading back to the Frozen Four. The Pioneers defeated Ferris State by a score of 6-3 on Sunday to win the West Regional portion of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. The Pioneers […]

Pioneers name alumnus Rodney Billups head men’s basketball coach

Pioneers name alumnus Rodney Billups head men’s basketball coach

University of Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics & Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes announced Monday that former Pioneers point guard and current University of Colorado assistant coach Rodney Billups, a 2005 graduate of DU’s Daniels College of Business, has been named the new head coach of the DU men’s basketball team. Billups […]

Men’s hockey team advances to NCHC Frozen Faceoff with win over Nebraska

Men’s hockey team advances to NCHC Frozen Faceoff with win over Nebraska

The University of Denver men’s hockey team completed an opening round playoff sweep of the University Nebraska-Omaha in thrilling fashion on Saturday night, winning 4-3 in double overtime. The game marked the longest game ever played in Magness Arena history. Denver will now travel to Minneapolis to face the St. […]

Pioneers ski team wins 23rd national championship

The University of Denver ski team has won its 23rd national championship after completing competition at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo. this past week. Denver finished first overall in the team standings with 567.5 points, ahead of the University of Colorado (491.5) and the University of Utah […]

DU downs Colorado College in historic ‘Battle on Blake’

DU downs Colorado College in historic ‘Battle on Blake’

The University of Denver hockey team defeated Colorado College 4-1 Saturday night at the historic “Battle on Blake,” an outdoor game played at Coors Field in downtown Denver in front of an announced crowd of 35,144 — a new record for any University of Denver sporting event. Freshmen Jarid Lukosevicius, […]