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DU beat nation's No. 1 team in opener of showdown series

The Denver Pioneers, facing No. 1 North Dakota to begin a two-game National Collegiate Hockey Conference showdown, were high tech, resilient and opportunistic in improving to 3-0 over top-ranked teams since 2012.

DU's Brett Olson, Marcus Byrd have been teammates since middle school

Long before Brett Olson and Marcus Byrd began playing basketball together at the University of Denver, they were doing damage as seventh-grade teammates at Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch.

Pioneers disarm Privateers in 79-60 home win

DENVER – The University of Denver men’s basketball team beat the New Orleans Privateers 79-60 Sunday afternoon at Magness Arena. Five Pioneers scored in double figures to lead the team to their third-straight home win of the 2014-15 season. BOXSCORE: Denver 79, New Orleans 60 The Pioneers were led by senior Brett Olson (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) who scored 15 points, dished out...
Via Mile High Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver pulls away from New Orleans 79-60

DENVER (AP) Brett Olson scored 15 points and dished out a career-high eight assists to lead Denver to a 79-60 win over New Orleans on Sunday. Denver (3-2) never trailed in the game and took control midway through the first period with an 11-4 spurt that included a pair of 3-pointers from Nate Engesser and was capped by a 3 from Olson to make it 25-17 with 8:32 to go before the break...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Disappointment in Denver as Badgers swept away by Pioneers

The Badgers gave a valiant effort last night against the No. 10-ranked Denver Pioneers, but ultimately their best was not good enough as the Badgers fell 3-4 dropping to 0-8 on the year. Scoring opened up with Denver’s Daniel Doremus who lucked upon a sloppy goal nine minutes into the first period. Denver came out playing like a top ten team outshooting the Badgers 7-5 after the...
Via Madtown Badgers
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver topples Coppin State 80-54

DENVER – The University of Denver men’s basketball team defeated the Coppin State Eagles 80-54 Sunday afternoon at Magness Arena. BOXSCORE: Denver 80, Coppin State 54 The Pioneers were led by senior guard Cam Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) who recorded a double-double, scoring 13 points and adding 10 rebounds. Griffin also had five assists, two steals and one block. Senior Brett...
Via Mile High Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pioneers fall to St. Mary’s on the road, 78-62

MORAGA, Calif. – The University of Denver men’s basketball team dropped its first road game of the year 78-62 Thursday evening in Moraga, Calif against the St. Mary’s Gaels. BOXSCORE: St. Mary’s 78, Denver 62 The Pioneers were led by senior guard Cam Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) who scored a career-high 19 points breaking his previous high of 15 points, which he had previously...
Via Mile High Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pioneers down Idaho State 54-38 in home opener

DENVER – The University of Denver men’s basketball team opened the 2014-15 season with a 54-38 victory Sunday afternoon at Magness Arena over the Idaho State Bengals. The Pioneers were led by senior guard Cam Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) who scored 13 points and added nine rebounds. Junior Bryant Rucker (Frisco, Texas) added 11 points and a career high four assists. BOXSCORE...
Via Mile High Sports
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Griffin needed to have greater leadership role for Denver Pioneers

Following Cam Griffin's career at the University of Denver, it is hard to believe he's not at least 6-foot-6.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
November 15, 2014

DU coach Jim Montgomery to emphasize Gold Pan importance as Pioneers prepare for rival Colorado College

The Denver Pioneers host the Colorado College Tigers on Friday at Magness Arena to begin the 2014-15 four-game Gold Pan series.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
November 13, 2014

Denver Pioneers move up in hockey polls after loss; Boston College next

Even after a blowout loss at Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday, the University of Denver hockey team jumped up in the national rankings this week.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
October 28, 2014

Pioneers deck out Denver in gear and apparel

Sometimes the best clothes and gear you can get come in the form of a hand-me-down, especially when those hand-me-downs have been used by University of Denver ice hockey players. Hey @rboulding, @DU_Pioneers equipment sale today & tomorrow 9-5 in Hamilton! — Nick Meldrum (@DUEquipmentGuy) June 4, 2014 Today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the University of Denver will be holding their...
Via Mile High Sports
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Conference Recruiting Update – Summit

Denver Pioneers Cameron Delaney | 6′-3″ | PG | Harker Heights (TX)| Jake Pemberton | 6′-4″ | SG | Mountain Vista (CO)| Backcourt help is on the way to the Mile High City, as both Cameron Delaney and Jake Pemberton bring versatility and good size for their positions to the guard slots. Delaney is part of a pipeline to Texas that ...
Via Hoopniks
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver clobbers Nebraska-Omaha 72-60

Chris Udofia scored 12 points with 11 rebounds and Cam Griffin added 14 points as Denver clobbered Nebraska-Omaha 72-60 on Saturday night. Marcus Byrd came off the bench to score 12 points for the Pioneers (15-12, 8-4 Summit). Nate Engesser added 11 and Bryant Rucker nine. The Pioneers went 14 of 16 (87.5 percent) from the line during the contest and sank 44 percent from the field...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver defeats Western Illinois 67-55

Chris Udofia scored 17 points to lead Denver to a 67-55 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night. Udofia shot 5 of 6 from the floor and finished with five assists. Denver's Cam Griffin, who entered the game with the best field goal percentage in The Summit League at 83.3 percent, shot just 1 of 5 from the field and had four points. The Pioneers (10-10, 3-2 Summit) went on...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UND vs. DU; A Trip Down Memory Lane

Here's another video for you. Former Fighting Sioux forward Mike Prpich "cup-checks" Geoff Paukovitch of the Denver Pioneers. Former DU head coach George Gwozdecky then climbs onto the boards to give WCHA official Todd Anderson a piece of his mind. Good stuff...
Via Goon's World
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rucker leads Denver past Nebraska-Omaha 74-60

Bryant Rucker set career-highs with 19 points, five rebounds and four 3-pointers made as Denver beat Nebraska-Omaha 74-60 Thursday night. Rucker hit 7 of 9 from the field, Marcus Byrd scored 16 and Brett Olson added 15 points and five assists. Cam Griffin finished with 13 points for Denver (9-10, 2-2 Summit League), which shot season-highs from the floor (62.5 percent) and from...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Pioneers’ Chris Udofia Posterized a Defender Something Nasty

Denver Pioneers forward Chris Udofia launched a fairly ferocious poster dunk on Belmont Bruins’ Caleb Chowbay and it will land on every highlight reel for sometime. Check out the dunk above and try not to make an ‘oooooohhhhh’ sound after. [YouTube] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: University Of Denver’s Chris Udofia Dunked About As Hard As Possible vs. Belmont

What’s the first thing every basketball coach teaches you about defending an in-bound plays? Don’t let anyone get by you in the paint. Obviously Belmont’s players didn’t get the memo, but they certainly heard the message delivered by Denver’s Chris Udofia. The 6-foot-6 senior dunked all over his opponent in an explosive fashion. Check out the young man’s dunk:  I love...
Via College Spun
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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