Athletics & Recreation

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 […]

Pioneers men’s tennis: year in review

The University of Denver men’s tennis team finished its season with a 12-11 overall record, touting a 5-0 record in Summit League Play and collecting both the regular season and conference championship titles. The No. 1 seed team made it a dual championship season as it battled to a 4-1 […]

Men’s hoopster Chris Udofia selected by Houston Rockets summer team

Men’s hoopster Chris Udofia selected by Houston Rockets summer team

University of Denver men’s basketball standout Chris Udofia will have an opportunity to continue his playing career at the next level. The 6-foot-6 Udofia has accepted an offer to join the Houston Rockets Summer League team, which will begin play on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. The Rockets Summer League team […]

Gymnastics team achieves sixth best finish in program history

Gymnastics team achieves sixth best finish in program history

The No. 18 University of Denver gymnastics team rallied at the end of the year, posting two of its best meets in the final weeks of the season. The Pioneers finished with a regional qualifying score of 196.205, the sixth highest in program history. Denver won the inaugural Mountain Rim […]

Varsity successes earn sixth Directors’ Cup for DU

The University of Denver has claimed the Learfield Sports Division I AAA Directors’ Cup for the sixth time in seven years, finishing ahead of all non-football schools in the 2013–14 standings. The University placed a record-high 43rd among all AAA schools, breaking the previous record of 47th set in 2008. […]