Athletics & Recreation

Men’s hockey to vie for Frozen Four starting Saturday

The University of Denver Pioneers enter the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship as a No. 2 seed in the East Regional portion of the tournament. Denver will face Boston College on Saturday, March 28, at 1 p.m. MDT in regional semifinal action. The winning team will advance […]

Men’s hockey player Joey LaLeggia a finalist for Hobey Baker Award

Senior University of Denver defenseman Joey LaLeggia has been named a top 10 finalist for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award, presented annually to the top men’s college hockey player in the United States. The Hobey Hat Trick (top three finalists) will be announced on April 2, and the winner will […]

Men’s hockey sweeps Minnesota-Duluth, advances to Frozen Faceoff

Backstopped by a 36-save shutout performance from sophomore goaltender Evan Cowley, the University of Denver Pioneers skated to a convincing 4-0 win over the UMD Bulldogs at Magness Arena on Saturday night, completing an opening round playoff sweep of their NCHC rivals and punching their ticket to next weekend’s Frozen […]

Men’s lacrosse beats Notre Dame 11-10 at home in overtime

Men’s lacrosse beats Notre Dame 11-10 at home in overtime

Sophomore Zach Miller scored the game-tying goal with 1:19 in regulation — followed by the game-winner with 3:18 to go in overtime — to send the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team to an 11-10 win over Notre Dame at a sold-out Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Miller […]

Coaches Bill Tierney and Liza Kelly are turning the Pioneers lacrosse program into one of the best in the country

Coaches Bill Tierney and Liza Kelly are turning the Pioneers lacrosse program into one of the best in the country

“It’s too quiet out here! Let’s go!” University of Denver men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney stands in the middle of the field at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on campus. It’s a beautiful late summer afternoon, the first day of practice for the 2015 season, and Tierney’s 47 players are quietly […]

Paralympic skier and DU junior Jamie Stanton is making a name for himself on and off the slopes

Paralympic skier and DU junior Jamie Stanton is making a name for himself on and off the slopes

Skiing has been a big deal at the University of Denver since 1964, when Willy Schaeffler and the Pioneer ski team won their first NCAA national championship. The program’s tradition of success brings competitive athletes to the mountains every winter to take to the slopes. Sixty years after that first […]

Men’s soccer team adopts young team member

Men’s soccer team adopts young team member

While winning on the field may be a priority for the defending Summit League champions, the University of Denver men’s soccer team also has taken on a different kind of opponent this season: cancer. Last summer, head coach Bobby Muuss and the rest of the team adopted 13-year-old Ben Brewer […]

Women’s tennis team collects regular season and championship titles

The University of Denver women’s tennis team finished its season with a 14-9 overall record, touting a 6-0 record in Summit League Play and collecting both the regular season and conference championship titles. The No. 1 seed Pioneers made it a dual championship season as they handed No. 3 seed […]

DU names 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

DU names 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

On July 16, the University of Denver announced its 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame class. The new inductees include John MacMillan (hockey 1958–60), Jim Shea (skiing 1958–61), Jim Elliott (baseball 1988–90), Jessica Lopez (gymnastics 2006–09), Lorna Lyles (volleyball 1990–93), Milton Kurth (general maintenance foreman 1955–85), Kurt Smitz (skiing coach 1992–2006), and […]

Swimming and diving teams turn in championship seasons

Swimming and diving teams turn in championship seasons

The University of Denver swimming and diving teams finished the 2013–14 season on a high note: as Summit League Champions and with two All-Americans. As a testament to the success of the season, two Pioneer swimmers made it to the NCAA Championships. Junior Samantha Corea finished seventh in the finals of […]