DU Defeats Idaho State 79-69, Moves to 4-1

Photo: DU warms up for tilt against Idaho State

DU took on Idaho State (2-2) this afternoon in a matinee match-up. Idaho State, coming off wins against University of Great Falls and Dickinson and a close loss to Washington State University in Pullman, WA journeyed to Magness Arena.

Happy Thanksgiving?

While many of us are thankful this time of year, there are always contrarians. LetsGoDU wanted to share this article from DU student Hsing Tseng published in Uloop: DU Politics several years ago entitled Why I Hate Thanksgiving.

The author contends that this vile holiday is driven by, "Puritan elite among these Pilgrims (who) later turned against the Native Americans and burned their villages to the ground. This merely continued a history of violence against the Native Americans that had begun since the Spaniards first came to the Americas, a history that would continue for centuries, a history that has still left many Native American peoples as second-class citizens."

After Loss, UNO Eyes DU Volleyball Success

In what is shaping up as a great future volleyball rivalry, UNO women's volleyball is not satisfied with their Summit League final's appearance against DU at Hamilton Arena. In their first year of D1 competition, they gave DU all they could handle in a 5 set loss in the championship tournament. They are eager to continue to build their upstart program and believe they have the capability and facilities to build a championship squad. Nebraska is a volleyball hotbed and they will have plenty of prospects to draw from when they hit the recruiting trail later this year to replace six departing seniors.

In an article in Omaha.Com, Near Miss details their loss to DU and their plans to compete for championships in the future.

Students Given Free Access to Events During Winter Break

On Tuesday morning, Chancellor Rebecca Chopp sent an email to DU students thanking them for a great quarter and announcing that her office has made it possible for all students to attend basketball and hockey games for free during Winter Break.

DU Basketball Transfers - A View on Recent Hoops Departures

LetsGoDU wanted to go back and take a look at how recent DU hoops transfer players are doing with their new programs. We also wanted to gain insight into why they left and finally, the potential impact of their departure on the University of Denver basketball program.

Dom Somac - Senior Forward, DU 2012 - 2014 (2 yrs.)

After exhibition drubbings by the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats, Dom Somac’s Fort Hays (KS) team is now 3-0 in non-conference games coming off a 32 point win against Central Christian and wins against Southwest Minnesota State and Sioux Falls. The team should do well with two upcoming holiday home games in Hayes, Kansas against Newman and Stirling College. When not in Hays, Kansas, the Tigers will be taking bus trips to outposts in Warrensville, Missouri, Bolliver, Missouri, and Pittsburgh, Kansas in the MIAA conference (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics).

Volleyball Team Rallies for Summit League Crown & NCAA Bid

A young Pioneers squad with only one senior, Sarah Schmidt, fell behind the red-hot Omaha Mavericks 2 sets (26-28, 23-25) to none. At that point, things changed. While many of us were ready to write DU off, the Pioneers refused to give up and rallied to claim the final three sets (25-20, 25-18, 15-10) to claim their second consecutive Summit League Crown and advance to the NCAA Tournament.

Men's Soccer Season Ends with Extra Time Heartbreak

The DU Men's Soccer team lost at CIBER field for the first time in almost two years tonight in a thrilling 1-0 AET NCAA Tournament second round match with SMU. In the 94th minute, a long SMU throw-in found Stanton Garcia in a dangerous spot in the box in front of the net and he buried his only shot of the game to end the Pioneers' season.

DU Freshmen Trump Wisconsin Youth

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Madison— The Wisconsin Badgers hockey team wilted under the freshmen onslaught that Denver threw at them in a 6-2 loss on Saturday night at the Kohl Center.

The Pioneers (7-3-2), who saw five of their six goals come courtesy of first-year players, put the Badgers (3-5-4) in a hole by scoring twice in the first period.

DU Volleyball Advances to Title Game 3-1

Championship match against Omaha today at 2:00 p.m. for an NCAA berth.

Badgers Hail Terry Hit in 3-3 'Win'

After blowing a 3-1 lead at home, Wisconsin Head Coach Mike Eaves said the 3-3 tie with Denver "feels like a win for us and we have to look at it like that". The turning point, according to the Badgers, was a hit from Badger defenseman Patrick Sexton on freshman Troy Terry that ignited three goals by Wisconsin in the second period.

Fall Finals End - Winter Break Begins

With many students leaving Denver for the holidays, be sure to keep up with Pioneer sports on LetsGoDU. If you are around campus over break, the Pios need your support so be sure to attend every event that you can!

With the recent reboot of LetsGoDU, we have enjoyed reporting on our beloved Pioneers this fall. Thanks for giving us your thoughts and ideas - and especially your comments. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and be safe!

Champions Weekend - Pio Squads Poised for History

This weekend, regardless of outcomes, will likely be the final home games for the undefeated men's soccer team (#13 seed in the NCAA Tournament) and women's volleyball (#1 seed - Summit) squads.

NPR Interview with Coach Joe Scott - Shot Clock & Other Stuff

Coach Joe Scott talks about the shortened shot clock, regular season NCAA qualifiers (vs. conference play-in tournaments), the importance of regional rivals, and how football helped him learn how to play under Pete Carril.

He makes a compelling argument, backed by facts, that a shortened shot clock does not necessarily mean  more scoring or more exciting basketball.

NPR Interview - Joe Scott

Wisconsin Head Coach Getting Comfortable on Hot Seat

College hockey is better when Wisconsin is good. Several years ago, when the Kohl Center was rocking and the student section was packed, there was no better place to watch a hockey game. However, after last year's disaster of a season, pressure is mounting on head coach Mike Eaves. In the "what have you done for me lately" environment that is DI sports, there is little room for error for a tradition-rich program.

Traveling to Madison?

Photo: Dead Animal Dioramas

For those of you traveling to Madison to see the Pios this weekend, you'll probably be disappointed. One of Madison's premier tourist destinations has been closed down according to Roadside America.