Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chicago Alums To Watch DU vs. CC Hockey Game

Chicago's DU Alumni
 
Hockey Viewing Party

Gaslight Bar & Grille
2426 N Racine Ave
Racine & Montana - one block north of Fullerton
2 Blocks West of CTA Brown/Red, and 76 Bus, Street Parking

Friday, December 2, 2011
DU Hockey vs. Colorado College
LIVE on CBS Sports Network
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm CST

Questions or need more info?
Kevin Friduss: kevinfriduss@gmail.com

CC To Camouflage World Arena On National TV

DU @ CC
Friday, Dec. 2nd
8 PM MT
Plenty Of Good Seats Available
TV: CBS Sports Network

You have to hand it to our friends down in Colorado College. They are hosting a nationally televised game on Friday night against the Evil Empire From The North [that's us]. 

So far so good.
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As part of Wear Black Night, the Empty Stocking Fund will sell black T-shirts with the CC hockey logo for $10 or two for $18 at the ESF table by Section 102 on the World Arena concourse. All the money raised going to the annual campaign, which is sponsored in part by The Colorado Springs Gazette.

So Colorado College is too cheap to buy T-shirts for the fans, but at least money is being raised for a good cause.  We'll give them a pass on this as well.

But with all their fans to "wearing black" won't the seats look empty?

DU Gymnastics Alum Raising Money For CCFA

(above) Lauren Garan is a true Pioneer
Lauren's Website

Laren & her doctor
Former DU Gymnast Lauren Garan competed for the University of Denver from 2006-2010. What many didn't know was that Lauren has suffered from Ulcerative Colitis since the age of 12. She quietly dealt with colon cancer while representing DU at the highest levels during her four year career.

At the NCAA Gymnastics National Championships in 2008, Lauren recorded the Pioneers third best score on the vault and a 9.600 on the balance beam.  Throughout her years at DU, Lauren was also heavily involved with charitable work for causes that affected family members and friends.

Lauren will be in a Boston hospital this Christmas undergoing major surgery to remove her colon and have a prosthetic implanted.  But like a true Pioneer, Lauren is already working to help others.  She has set up a website to raise money to fight Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn's Disease.  She will also participate in a charity walk in Las Vegas this winter to draw attention to the cause.

Check out Lauren's website and consider a donation to help the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn's Disease.

Go DU and Fight The Good Fight Lauren.

Not So Fast Metro - DU Owns "Denver"



Our friends Downtown with the massive inferiority complex and pockets full of taxpayer money want to change their name from "Metro State." What to do, what to do?

After they tried to poach DU's identity with the moniker "Denver State University," the Colorado Legislature firmly told them, "Not on our watch."

Unbelievably, Metro's brain trust went back to the drawing board & came back with three of the most stupid names in US higher education history; Denver Metropolitan State University, Denver State Metropolitan University or Metropolitan Denver State University.

Here's the dealio. Either stick with "Metro State" or come up with something original.  DU may be taking the lead on opposing the name change, but rumor has it that CU & CSU are quietly working behind the scenes to scuttle Metro's name change as well.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Video: 20 Questions With DU Alum Joe Colborne

Tweets From Around PioNation

LetsGoDU Featured In DU's Alumni Magazine

What better way to kick off Colorado College Week than with a splashy article about the work done to build LetsGoDU in the Winter Quarter edition of University of Denver Magazine.

DU Lacrosse Season Tickets Now On Sale


University of Denver Lacrosse season tickets are now on-sale and can be purchased online. Season tickets are only $75 (per ticket) and includes 7 home games for the 2012 season, including Michigan, Loyola and the 2012 Inside Lacrosse “Mile High Classic” at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, where 2011 NCAA Champion Virginia will face Penn followed by DU taking on Duke.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Miami 4 - Denver 2 FINAL

The Miami RedHawks cruised to a 4-2 victory over the University of Denver in the championship game of the Denver Cup Saturday night at Magness Arena.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Flying Finn Shuts Out Princeton 3-0

(above) DU hockey fan Quint Geck shows who is the boss of the Denver Cup
College hockey's greatest third string goaltender, Juho Olkinuora, recorded his first collegiate shutout in just his fourth career start at the University of Denver. The Pioneers cruised to a relatively easy 3-0 victory.

Olkinoura recorded 38 saves including 16 in the first period.  Drew Shore, Nick Shore & Joey Lalggia scored for DU.

Olkinuroa now is the leading goaltender in the WCHA with a 1.67 GAA.

DU will play Miami on Saturday night for the Denver Cup.

In Grand Forks, North Dakota found its missing offense and stunned Colorado College 7-6.

Denver Post Profiles Daniel Doremus

Today
Providence vs. Miami (Ohio) 4:30 PM
Princeton vs. Denver 7:30 PM

Saturday
Princeton vs. Providence 4 PM
Miami (Ohio) vs. Denver PM

Having played two years of hockey for Aspen High School, University of Denver freshman wing Daniel Doremus could serve as the spokesman for the game offered by the Colorado High School Activities Association (read entire article).

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving To PioNation

(above) If you are going to prepare your own bird first remove the head of the turkey
(above) A nice table cloth can put everyone in the holiday spirit
(above) Say a prayer for those less fortunate since 1957
(above) Don't forget about our troops serving around the world

Photos: DU Defeats St. Marys in Magness Arena


Undefeated DU Hoops Stuns St. Marys 70-58

(above) Sure Duke has wins over Michigan State, Michigan & Kansas but DU is the #2 basketball team in the country if you believe the up-to-the-minute RPI Rankings released on Wednesday night after DU upset St. Marys



The University of Denver basketball team remained undefeated with a thrilling 70-58 victory over St. Marys University on Wednesday night at Magness Arena. DU shot 50% (10-20) from three point range and only trailed St. Marys once early in the game.

The victory is one of the biggest in school history as St. Marys was an NCAA Tournament participant and reached the Sweet 16 in 2010. DU is 4-0 for the first time since 1996-97.

Attendance was listed at 5,408.

Next up for DU is a trip to Berkley to play the University of California on Saturday at 3 PM MT.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Memo: Tebowing Is Reserved For Winners

George Gwozdecky Radio Show Highlights


Highlights:

"A couple of weeks ago [after Duluth series?] the Captains held a players only meeting that lasted over an hour. Missed an entire practice, but hashed out a lot issues including selfish play, winning one-on-one battles, improving effort & playing roles."

"Adam Murray is injured and likely will not return until mid-January"

"John Ryder fractured his kneecap and may not return until January or later"

"Sam Brittain should return in mid-January"

DU Hoops vs. St. Marys On TV Tonight

(above) DU face a monumental task tonight in Magness Arena against St Marys
 DU vs. St Marys @ 5 PM MT
TV: Root Sports-Rocky Mountain

The undefeated University of Denver Basketball team will face national powerhouse St. Marys University tonight at Magness Arena.  St Marys advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010.

The game against St. Mary's will be broadcast live on ROOT SPORTS, formerly FSN Rocky Mountain. Tom Helmer, Greg Lackey and Alanna Rizzo will call the action.

Saint Mary's crushed DU last season 77-47, when the Gaels shot 59.6 percent from the field.

Tweets From Around PioNation - Colborne Edition

Video: Joe Colborne's First NHL Goal



It was a memorable evening for DU alum Joe Colborne last night. He scored his first NHL goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs, his team won 7-1 over the Tampa Bay Lightening and former DU star Tyler Bozak added two goals for the Maple Leafs.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Penticton's Cody DePourcq Commits To DU

(above) Cody DePourcq's father played college hockey at Ferris State
From: Penticton Vees Website

Forward Cody DePourcq [5'5 150 lbs] of the Penticton Vees announced this week that he will attend the University of Denver.  Projected to become an elite college center, DU won a three-way recruiting battle against North Dakota and Minnesota. Currently a Junior in high school he will join DU in the 2013-14 season.

DePourcq, 16, joins Beau Bennett and Joey Laleggia as recent Vees alums who suited up for the Pioneers.

The Penticton native is in his first season with the Vees, recording three goals and 11 points in 23 games. Last season DePourcq recorded 23 goals and 47 points with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Midget team.

“The Pioneers are getting one of the most courageous players I’ve ever coached. I have had the pleasure of being involved with the development of Cody Depourcq over the past few seasons. Cody started as an AP player in his 15 year old season and is now contributing to our strong start as one of the most exciting 16 year old players in the BCHL.” Commented Head Coach & GM Fred Harbinson

Cody’s connections run deep with DU; his father John, spent four years with the Penticton Knights in the mid 80’s, including winning a National Championship in 1986.  Three of John's teammates went on to play at the University of Denver; Dave Shields, Rod Summers and Marc Rousseau.

The 5’5 forward plays well above his stature, playing in a prominent role, and is developing a quick reputation as one of the hardest working forwards in the BCHL.

Cody is currently a teammate of Mario Lucia the son of Minnesota head coach Don Lucia.  He was also pursued by the WHL Kamloops Blazers.
2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Indiana Ice, USHL)
D Dakota Mermis (Green Bay, USHL)
D Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Garrett Allen (Des Moines, USHL)
D Nolan Zajac (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Quentin Shore (U.S. Under-18)
F Connor Honey (Green Bay, USHL)
F Grant Arnold (Green Bay, USHL)

2013 Recruiting Class

F Brad Hawkinson (Lincoln Stars, USHL)
F Landon Smith (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Connor Chatham (U.S. Under-17)
F Ray Pigozzi (Des Moines, USHL)
D Will Butcher (U.S. Under-17)
F Cody DePourcq (Penticton, BCHL)

2014 Recruiting Class

F Jared Fiegl (Colorado Rampage, U-16)
D Gage Ausmus (U.S. Under-17)
F Trevor Moore (Tri-Cities, USHL)

Denver Post: Zucker & Shore's Impromptu Tryout

Last weekend's series between the University of Denver and visiting Nebraska Omaha offered Mavericks coach Dean Blais​ a unique side opportunity.

The distinguished coach got a chance to scout two Pioneers hoping to play for him on the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the upcoming World Junior Championship in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.

DU sophomore forwards Jason Zucker and Nick Shore are expected to make the preliminary U.S. roster and report to Blais with the rest of the American hopefuls on Dec. 18, the day after the Pioneers conclude a two-game series at St. Cloud State [read entire article].

Tweets From Around PioNation-Crosby Is Good

(above) Click photos to enlarge Tweets

Chevy's Phoenix Coyotes Goalie Mask

(above) Click on photo to enlarge
Boone makes an appearance
University of Denver Alum Marc Cheverie is now in the Phoenix Coyotes minor league system.   His new goalie mask features a snarling ChevDwag style coyote bursting through the mask.

Chevy pays homage to to his days at DU with Boone featured on the upper left side on the rear of the mask.

DU Trademarks Sassy Lacrosse Slogan

(above) No longer content with being the Capital of Colorado, PioNation stakes its claim to the entire western territory
If you were planning on whipping up a few hundred Boone T-shirts with the slogan "DU: Lacrosse Capital of the West" and selling them in the dorms, expect a Cease & Desist Letter from DU's attorneys.  The school actually went to the trouble of securing the intellectual property rights to the name "Lacrosse Capital of the West," formally depicting a trademarked logo, as a symbol of the institution's commitment to the game's development.

Needless to say this bold slogan didn't sit well with the scribes over at LaxPower, who immediately ripped DU's move  in an editorial that not only contained multiple factual errors, but tried to make a case for freaking Colorado State University or Colorado College (speaking of trademarking a slogan, "1957" is available) being the real birthplace of Colorado lacrosse.

Perhaps LaxPower is jealous that DU has signed on with arch-rival Inside Lacrosse Magazine to promote the Mile High Classic. DU will play Duke in a lacrosse double header while defending National Champions Virginia play Penn on Friday, April 27, 2012 in the House That Tebow Built.  Expect the lax extravaganza to be televised on ESPN-U.

DU Looks To Replace Volleyball Coach


University of Denver head volleyball coach and DU alum Beth Kuwata has resigned after 16 seasons at the school. Most likely DU will look to bring in a coach that will take DU's volleyball program to the "next level."

Kuwata, who guided the Pioneers to a 13-16 record in 2011, resigns as DU’s all-time winningest volleyball coach with a 254-237 (.517) record. She also helped DU volleyball transition to Division I status in 1999.  Kuwata has been reassigned at Denver and will work with DU’s development staff.

As a student-athlete for the Pioneers from 1984-87, Kuwata was selected as the team’s most valuable player four times, was named to the All-Continental Divide Conference first team three consecutive seasons, and was named CDC player of the week once. She ranks as the Pioneers’ all-time leader in service aces (192), sixth in career assists (2,850), and 10th in digs per set (2.94) and attack percentage (.233).

Monday, November 21, 2011

Scott Mayfield Photo

(above) Scott Mayfield introduces himself to CC's Joe Marciano
photo credit: Dan Petty,Denver Post

Tweets From Around PioNation

If You Can't Fire The Band - Fire The Coach

Dianne Murphy
Former University of Denver Athletic Director Dianne Murphy has been in the national spotlight for the past week. After she unsuccessful tried to ban the university's band from the final home game of the season on Saturday, she turned her attention to the school's football coach.
From: NY Daily News
by Andy Clayton [a DU grad BTW]

Norries Wilson didn't get much time to celebrate his first win of the season on Saturday. Less than 24 hours after Columbia earned a double-overtime win over Brown, the Ivy League school fired its head football coach.

Columbia announced the move on its website Sunday morning.

"Making a decision of this nature is always difficult," Columbia athletic director M. Dianne Murphy said. "That said, in order to achieve the goals that we have set for the Columbia football program, we believe that it is necessary and appropriate to make a change in leadership at this time."

Wilson, the first African-American head coach in Ivy League history, ends his tenure with a 17-43 overall record (10-32 in Ivy League play) [read entire article].

Police Look For Gopher Groper Sexual Predator

(above) Police sketch of assailant
by Kristen Leigh Painter

Denver police and campus security are working to try to nab a mascot thought to be responsible for a string of sexual assaults near the University of Denver this academic year.

There have been at least four assaults in which a mascot has tried to fondle women who were either walking or jogging alone on South High Street.

Police released a composite sketch of the mascot [above] who groped a woman at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

The victim reported she was walking south in the 2000 block of South High Street when she passed a mascot who was heading north.

The woman heard the pitter-patter of paws running behind her. She turned around to see the mascot she had just passed grabbing her buttocks.

She yelled at the mascot, and he ran toward the intersection of East Asbury Avenue and South High Street.

The frequency of the attacks is causing unease for DU students — particularly women. It is believed that a string of recent football loses at the University of Minnesota is causing the abnormal behavior.

Police said the victim described the suspect as being a gopher approximately 19 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build, wearing a charcoal-gray hooded sweatshirt with black stripes down the arms

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Denver Post Photo Slideshow Of UNO Game

(above) Adam Murray was injured in the first period

Saturday, November 19, 2011

DU 3 - Nebraska Omaha 3 FINAL OT

The University of Denver hockey team trailed Nebraska-Omaha 2-0 in the first period on Saturday night at Magness Arena.  To make matters worse, starting goaltender Adam Murray suffered a lower body injury (left leg?).  Goaltender Juho Olkinura repaced Murray and proceeded to give up a 90' shot on the first shot he faced.

The rest of the game was a story of redemption as DU came back to with two goals in the second period.  Shawn Ostrow and Jason Zucker scored for the Pioneers.

Beau Bennett scored the game tying power play goal in the third period.  Olkinura played very well down the stretch as Denver salvaged the tie.




50/50 Raffle Ticket

(above) Lucky ticket #1957
Some lucky fan almost won the 50/50 raffle twice last night.  First they noticed that they had purchased ticket #1957.  Alas, it was not to be, but at least they have a memento that will bring years of laughter at DU hockey games.

Colorado College last won a National Championship in 1957.

Denver 7 - Nebraska-Omaha 3 FINAL

The University of Denver scored five goals in the second period to break open a physical contest with the University of Nebraska-Omaha at Magness Arena.  DU walked away with a 7-3 victory.

What is becoming apparent is that this young hockey team can score a lot of goals in a hurry.  Friday night marked the third time in the last five games at Magness Arena that DU scored at least four goals in a period.

And while this might be the most explosive Pioneer team in the Gwozdecky era, the scoring load is being distributed evenly among the troops.  Nick Shore had two goals, while S. Ostrow, J. Mermis, Knowlton, LaLeggia and Drew Shore also scored.



Bring A Toy To The Game Tonight

(above) Please consider a toy or a donation for Toys-For-Tots this weekend
DU has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps to bring smiles and fill hearts to underprivileged children in the Denver Metro Area this holiday season via Toys for Tots.

Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy to the games this weekend. Drop boxes will be available at entry points. The Marines will also accept cash contributions toward the program.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Columbia's AD Forced To Reverse Course

(above) DU's former AD Dianne Murphy learned a valuable lesson about free speech this week
From: ESPN.com
by Mike Mazzeo

NEW YORK -- The Columbia University marching band will be able to participate in Saturday's home finale against Brown, the athletic department announced Thursday night.

The marching band had been banned from performing Saturday after poking fun at the winless football team following a 62-41 defeat last weekend at Cornell.  Columbia is 0-9 this season, 0-6 in the Ivy League. 

Columbia athletic director Dr. M. Dianne Murphy explained Thursday night why the athletic department decided to change its mind.

"We are proud of our talented and dedicated student-athletes -- but as we have discussed this issue over the past day, we come to the conclusion that the core free speech values of the University are best served by providing a forum both for speech that might sometimes offend -- as well as for the kind of open discussion that ultimately leads to greater understanding and collegiality among all members of our community," she said.

Columbia senior José Delgado, the band's manager, had emailed a statement to ESPNNewYork.com after learning of the team's ban:

"The Columbia University Marching Band would like to apologize to the members of our community, in particular to our fellow classmates and coaches, who were offended by the incident that occurred on November 12 at the Columbia vs. Cornell football game. We accept the consequences and look forward to continue to be a part of our school spirit for future athletic events."

Tweets From Around PioNation

Columbia AD Bans Band From Playing Finale

(above) Former DU AD Dianne Murphy and the Columbia University band don't see eye to eye
by Trevor Cohen
"We all were winners at the start, but four years has taught us all the value of just giving up, cause we really suck, why are we even trying? We always lose, lose, lose but we take solace in our booze."
-Improvised Columbia lyrics sung by the band last Saturday at Cornell
This is no way to drum up support.

Columbia University Athletic Director M. Dianne Murphy banned Columbia's marching band from the final home football game Saturday after it performed a parody of the school's fight song.

Murphy has been busy since she departed from the University of Denver in 2005. Under her stewardship Columbia has become the worst college football program in the country averaging just two wins a season. This season is even worse than usual with the Lions off to a 0-9-0 start.

In past years Murphy banned the club hockey team for an entire semester for posting sexually suggestive fliers around campus looking for recruits.

The Columbia University Marching Band, long known for controversial and provocative humor, crossed a line at last Saturday’s football game in Ithaca, N.Y. As a result, Murphy has banned the band from playing at this weekend’s season finale against Brown at Baker Field.

The decision came after she took offense to a parody of “Roar, Lion, Roar” the band sang as the football team exited the field following its ninth loss of the season in as many games.

“The Athletics Program welcomes the band to our football games to promote school spirit and provide fan entertainment,” the athletic department said in a statement. “We believe the actions of the band on Saturday, Nov. 12, were inappropriate and embarrassed our student-athletes, coaches, parents, and fans.”

After the final whistle blew on a 62-41 Cornell win—a game that got away from Columbia after it finished the first half with a six-point lead—the Lions walked to the locker rooms past the band, which was seated in the front row of the bleachers.

Rather than singing the traditional lyrics to Columbia’s century-old fight song, many members instead belted an original verse that reflected the losing ways of Lions football—one of a variety of alternative verses that, according to one band member, are meant only for the band bus and Orgo Night, one of the band’s most notable traditions. The first two lines say it all: “We always lose, lose, lose; by a lot, and sometimes by a little.”

On Tuesday, the band was told that it would not be welcome at Columbia’s final game against Brown.

“Our football players, coaches, alumni, [and] parents are extremely hurt, disappointed, and angry by the band’s behavior at Cornell,” Murphy said. “Because of the band’s disrespect for the feelings and efforts of their classmates and fellow Columbians, we believe that allowing the band the opportunity to perform at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium on Saturday undermines the University’s institutional support for our football team.”

Denver Post Looks At DU-UNO "Rivalry"

(above) DU faces Nebraska-Omaha this weekend at Magness Arena
(above) Friday's game will be televised nationally on Root Sports-RM & FCS-Pacific
Even though the annual Colorado-Nebraska football rivalry has ended, two hockey-playing schools — the University of Denver and Nebraska Omaha — figured to keep things interesting between the neighboring states in the future.

"Certainly, just because of the location of the two schools and interstate rivals, it could really evolve into a great rivalry," DU coach George Gwozdecky​ said (read rest of article).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Denver Post: Metro Won't Steal DU's Brand

(above) LetsGoDU objected to Metro State's proposed name change earlier this year

From: Denver Post
by Karen Auge

Whatever they decide to call Metropolitan State College of Denver in the future, we now know one thing: it won't be "Denver State University."

"We have been given a very clear message from the legislature that we need to propose a different name," university President Stephen Jordan said in a statement this week.

Last spring, after a round of consulting with marketing specialists, and community leaders, and surveying students, Metro leaders chose Denver State as the school's new name (read entire article).

Three DU Recruits Sign National Letters Of Intent

The University of Denver has signed three players to National Letters of Intent, Associate Head Coach Steve Miller announced Thursday. Forward Quentin Shore, and defensemen Nolan Zajac and Dakota Mermis have inked NLIs to play for the Pioneers beginning in 2012-13 (read entire article).
2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Indiana Ice, USHL)
D Dakota Mermis (Green Bay, USHL)
D Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Garrett Allen (Des Moines, USHL)
D Nolan Zajac (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Quentin Shore (U.S. Under-18)
F Connor Honey (Green Bay, USHL)
F Grant Arnold (Green Bay, USHL)

2013 Recruiting Class

F Brad Hawkinson (Lincoln Stars, USHL)
F Landon Smith (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Connor Chatham (U.S. Under-17)
F Ray Pigozzi (Des Moines, USHL)
D Will Butcher (U.S. Under-17)

2014 Recruiting Class

F Jared Fiegl (Colorado Rampage, U-16)
D Gage Ausmus (U.S. Under-17)
F Trevor Moore (Tri-Cities, USHL) 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Twitter: PioNation Recruit Inks L.O.I.

(above) Quentin Shore signed a Letter of Intent to play for the Pioneers

Nebraska-Omaha Will Test DU In Magness

(above) UNO's Josh Archibald was named WCHA Rookie of the Week
From: OMavs.com

The University of Nebraska-Omaha hockey team returned to the national rankings this week, coming in 19th in the latest USCHO.com poll.

The Mavericks began the season ranked 14th in both polls before falling out of the top 20 following back-to-back losses at the Alaska Goal Rush tournament in Fairbanks on Oct. 14 and 15.

UNO earned a tie and a win at Bemidji State last weekend. The two teams skated to a 3-3 draw on Friday before the Mavs responded with a 5-1 win on Saturday. It was UNO's first win against Bemidji State in eight games.

The Mavericks are now 6-5-1 overall and 5-2-1 in the WCHA, putting them in a tie with Minnesota Duluth for second.

UNO returns to action this weekend with games at No. 11 Denver on Friday and Saturday at Magness Arena. Friday's game begins at 7:30 PM MT and can be seen on Root Sports Rocky Mountain. DirecTV customers can watch the game on channel 683, and Dish Network subscribers can see the game on channel 414.

Video: DU Pep Band March Into Magness



If you would like to join us and make a donation to the DU Pep Band, please mail checks to made out to "DU Pep Band":

Joe Walsh - DU Pep Band Director
Lamont School of Music
2344 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO. 80208

Here is a note from the Pep Band Director, Joe Walsh:
"On behalf of all the Pep Band members and especially me as the Director, we are grateful for your donation. Please let me know if you have a specific purchase you would like us to direct this funding towards equipment, food, music, etc."

We appreciate your generous support. We are fortunate to have such great alumni & fans

Join us in the pep band any time – you can play a cow bell right?"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Denver Post: Beau Bennett Transforms DU's Offense

(above) DU's Beau Bennett
In four games without sophomore winger Beau Bennett, the University of Denver hockey team failed to produce a victory and combined for just seven goals (1.75 per game). With Bennett, the 2010 No. 1 draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins​, DU is 4-1 and averaging 5.2 goals per game.

Coincidence? Probably not [read entire article].

DU Hoops Wins In Texas To Remain Undefeated

(above) Chase Hallem & Chris Udofa converge with a Texas A & M-Corpus Christi player on Monday night
From: Boxscore News

University of Denver senior guard Brian Stafford scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Pioneers to a 65-58 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at American Bank Center on Monday night.  Sophomore forward Chris Udofia added 12 points and six blocked shots, the second-straight game he set a career high in blocks.

The Pioneers' Travis Hallam banked in a halfcourt heave at the halftime buzzer to give Denver a two point lead at the intermission.

“We more than found a way to win. I told our team that we’re a better team than we showed in the first half,” head coach Joe Scott said. “Games are 40 minutes, so we were able to change some things at halftime. I thought our defense was outstanding in the second half, and we played unbelievably well to give us a 14-point lead.”

The undefeated Pioneers (2-0) return home to take on Southern Mississippi at Magness Arena on Thursday at 7 PM MT.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Video: DU's 1st Goal From Inside Student Section

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What was like to be on the front row of the student section on Saturday night in Magness Arena?  LetsGoDU gives you an exclusive look from achsdu17's handicam.  The video shows DU's first goal of the game when Beau Bennett scored a spectacular goal on a give and go from the Goal Czar.

Video: DU Student Section "Believes"

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LetsGoDU gives you an exclusive look from achsdu17's handicam in the DU student section on Saturday night.

Dubbie31 gets the students going with, "I .... I believe .... I believe that .... I believe that CC .... I believe that CC sucks [Jump up and down until tired].

Saturday Night 50/50 Raffle Results

Winner: Rhonda Holtgrave

Winning #: 6876

Prize: $858

WCHA Standings

Needless to say the upcoming weekend series with Nebraska-Omaha is going to be huge.

Lots to like about the one-game series with Colorado College.  Besides getting the win, the boys should be rested and ready for the Mavericks.

More Photos From DU's Whitewash Weekend

(above) Boone at his Tavern
(above) DU fans celebrtate CC's 1957 National Championship
(above) Homemade Boone T-shirt [center]
(above) The Pioneer Pregame BBQ at Dusk
(above) The Yummy Mummies celebrate DU's victory at Jordan's postgame party