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2017
November
08,
2017
Back-to-back seasons with 16 wins is not good enough. Just ask head coach Rodney Billups, now in his second year with the Denver men’s basketball team. “For us to expect the crowds that hockey gets, we have to win,” he says. “We struggled with acc...
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November
07,
2017
When you are coming off a season with only six wins, it’s easy for expectations for the upcoming season to be low. However, that’s not the case for the University of Denver women’s basketball team and new head coach Jim Turgeon. “We are going to c...
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October
24,
2017
With a national hockey championship to celebrate, more than 1,200 alumni and parents were on campus last weekend to participate in Homecoming and Family Weekend at the University of Denver. The weekend started with Hocktoberfest, a festive opportunit...
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October
12,
2017
You could say winning back-to-back national championships for the hockey program at the University of Denver has become a habit of sorts. Three times the Pioneers have won the title and repeated as champions the next year. Now entering the 2017-18 se...
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September
14,
2017
Chancellor Rebecca Chopp today announced the committee members who will conduct the search for Peg Bradley-Doppes' replacement. After leading us to nine NCAA National Championships in an athletics program known for excellence in the classroom as w...
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September
06,
2017
The devastation revealed in the aftermath of the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years is staggering. Hurricane Harvey is estimated to have displaced more than 1 million people, damaged upward of 200,000 homes and left a path...
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August
29,
2017
I write to inform you that Peg Bradley-Doppes has informed me that she will retire on June 30, 2018, after 13 years of transformative service as vice chancellor for Athletics and Recreation and director of athletics. When Dan Ritchie tapped Peg to...
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August
24,
2017
Near the end of her 14th annual divisional address on Wednesday, University of Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes announced a shift in roles in her division, appointing long-time DU administrator Ron Grahame to...
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August
23,
2017
When you are coming off back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and an appearance in the final four, it’s difficult not to be considered one of the best teams in the country. That’s where the University of Denver men’s soccer team finds itself. The P...
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August
15,
2017
This year, the University of Denver athletics program celebrates its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion, DU is unveiling “A Legacy in the Making: a Decade in Review,” a chronicle highlighting the Pioneers’ success in the last 10 years. “A...
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June
29,
2017
For the fifth consecutive year and the ninth time in 10 years, the University of Denver has been awarded the Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors' Cup. The Pioneers' 35th place national finish in the overall Division I standings is the best finish in sc...
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June
21,
2017
University of Denver women’s tennis team captain Maureen Slattery and Julia O’Loughlin made history this season, becoming the first All-Americans in program history. Head coach Christian Thompson said this year both players “blossomed into mat...
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June
06,
2017
Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics and recreation and RC operations at the University of Denver, was selected as the recipient of the DI-AAA ADA 2017 Builders’ Award. “It is an incredible honor to receive this award from an orga...
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May
27,
2017
With only 15 seconds remaining in the game, junior Connor Donahue took off for the goal, ran past his defender and scored on a dive shot. It appeared that the Pioneers had battled back and tied the game against top-seeded Maryland. However, the g...
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May
25,
2017
For DU Pioneer Connor Cannizzaro, this Saturday’s semifinal game against Maryland has added meaning. In order for the senior lacrosse captain to help his current team advance to the NCAA championship game, he must first get past his old team. “It’...
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May
21,
2017
Domination. That is the best way to describe the performance on Saturday by the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team. The fifth-seeded Pioneers defeated fourth-seeded Notre Dame 16-4 in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament. Junior...
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May
14,
2017
If the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team ends the season as national champions, they might look back to halftime of Saturday’s game against Air Force as a big reason why. The Pioneers dominated every statistical category in the first half ...
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May
08,
2017
The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will host the Air Force Academy in the first round of the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament. Faceoff is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPNU. ...
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April
14,
2017
There are not many student-athletes who can walk away from their college careers and say they are a national champion. For the third-string goalie of the Pioneers men’s hockey team, last weekend’s championship provided the perfect finish to a gre...
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April
11,
2017
“You have made this city so very proud this weekend, so very proud.” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivering that message to the University of Denver hockey team on Tuesday night as the community came together to celebrate a national championship....
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April
10,
2017
On Tuesday, April 11, the University of Denver will celebrate once again being crowned the national champions of college hockey. The party gets started at 6 p.m. at Magness Arena; doors will open at 5:30. Coach Jim Montgomery, winner of the Sp...
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April
09,
2017
A stretch of 16 seconds in the second period set the tone on Saturday night as the University of Denver was crowned national champions of college hockey. The Pioneers defeated the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3-2 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill...
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April
08,
2017
Will Butcher has been awarded the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, recognizing college hockey’s top player. The announcement came Friday night during a ceremony held at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill. Butcher becomes only the s...
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April
07,
2017
It will be No. 1 versus No.2 for the national championship. On Thursday night, the top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers dominated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish by a final score of 6-1 to advance to the championship game. They will play Minnes...
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April
05,
2017
Fans braved the cold and snow on Tuesday to show support for the DU hockey team as they left for the Frozen Four in Chicago. “I think it lets the players know that they are in special place,” says coach Jim Montgomery. “It’s an emotional feeling k...
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March
23,
2017
“I think we got punched in the nose, but I think it is the best thing that could have happened to us.” It’s not often that a head coach says a loss is a good thing, but coach Jim Montgomery believes losing to North Dakota last weekend might be jus...
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March
20,
2017
After finishing the regular season with the most wins and spending several weeks at the top of the college hockey rankings, the Pioneers have been rewarded. The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has selected the University of Denver as t...
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March
06,
2017
The University of Denver hockey team is rolling into the postseason on an 11-game winning streak after defeating 21st ranked University of Nebraska-Omaha on Friday and Saturday nights. The Pioneers captured their first regular season conference t...
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February
27,
2017
The University of Denver’s athletics teams are making sure there is little doubt who is the best in the country. From the ice and snow to the gym and field, it was another big weekend for the Pioneers. ...
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February
24,
2017
You would be hard-pressed to find a collegiate sports program currently enjoying greater success than the University of Denver Pioneers. Two teams sit atop their national polls; another team is ranked in the top 10; a fourth team is off to its best s...
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