Denver Hosts Sixth Opener Against Air Force

February 9, 2017

The Denver Pioneers and Air Force Falcons are creating a history in Colorado as 2017 marks their sixth year playing each another in DU’s home opener. The two largest D-I lacrosse programs in Colorado have battled together for eight years and hosted in Denver for six. The Pio’s are undefeated at 8-0 in their history. All-coveted Bill Tierney returns for his sixth year at the helm and Matt Brown joins…


Zach Miller No Longer With Denver

January 16, 2017

It has been confirmed by Denver Pioneers coach Bill Tierney that impact player Zach Miller will not be participating this season. Miller has pulled from enrollment at the University of Denver and is exempt from team activities. Reports point towards personal struggles including distance from family and time away from Miller’s young, growing daughter. School stress combined with the family distance became too much. Zach Miller is a left-handed player…


Why Is Denver Topping the College Lacrosse Polls?

January 1, 2017

Recently released were the preseason polls for Division I Men’s lacrosse with Denver taking the top spot. Championship contender Maryland placed third and defender UNC came close at No.2. Under more usual circumstances the reigning champion places No. 1 so how did DU take the the fame after being knocked out by Towson early in the 2016 postseason? UNC Tarheels return a vast amount of players for spring 2017 –…


NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: Towson Shocks the World, Knocks Out DU in First Round

May 17, 2016

Intensity was the focus of the Tigers upset of the defending National Champions Denver Pioneers. There were multiple aspect playing into Towson’s win in the Mile High City, but intensity is what made it all happen. To start, Trevor Baptiste may have won 20 of 22 face offs, but that didn’t necessarily guarantee Denver coming up with the possession and offense. Towson in actuality came up with the majority of…


NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: Denver Begins Defense Against Towson

May 13, 2016

In Wednesday’s play-in game, Towson lit up Hobart. That’s the only way of saying it when Hobart barely touched the ball offensively and the Tigers had 33 shots on goal in the first 31 minutes of play. The win has earned Towson a trip west to the Rockies to take on the defending NCAA Division-I Champs: the DU Pioneers. If this matchup weren’t filled with controversy, then it wouldn’t be…


Denver Runs Away with Win Over Ohio State, Winning Streak at 20

March 21, 2016

Up until a fourth quarter offensive run by the Pioneers, the match up with Ohio State was a defensive battle the entire way. Jake Withers of Ohio State gave Trevor Baptiste a hard time at the faceoff for the first bit of the game, pulling out scrappy F/O wins that led to the Buckeyes leading the game 2-1 at the end of the first quarter. In a very back and…


Pioneers Look to Stay Strong Against Ohio State

March 18, 2016

We’re in the midst of an exciting two week lacrosse period for Denver men’s lacrosse as they play back to back games against 2015 postseason opponents. Zach Miller sealed the deal for DU last week against Notre Dame in Indiana with a 9-8 overtime victory. This weekend, the Pioneers host the Ohio State Buckeyes, who briefly looked to be the team to send Denver home early in the 2015 Quarterfinals…


Notre Dame, Denver Battle in Match Up of Top Teams

March 10, 2016

If there were ever a game as weighted as Denver and Notre Dame this weekend, it was last year’s semifinal match up between these two power houses. Notre Dame lost to Duke in the 2014 Championship, and again to the Pioneers in a semifinal thriller that included a late comeback down to the wire, taking the game to sudden death overtime where Denver stole the show. The Irish are hungry…


Denver and Duke Battle in Early Season Premier Game

February 19, 2016

This time last year, Duke pulled out over Denver early in their Cobb County Classic 2015 matchup. It wasn’t until DU’s second half surge of outscoring the Blue Devils 12-5 the the Pios finished the game with a ‘W’ 17-13. It’s the same game all over again, with new stakes at the table. Saturday’s game is host to a battle at face-off X between two of the best specialists in…


Pioneers and Falcons Renew Colorado Rivalry This Weekend

February 9, 2016

We’ve reached one of the best transitional times of the sports year: football to lacrosse. The Super Bowl is over and Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) just opened the NCAA lacrosse season with a highlighted behind-the-back goal on NJIT. The DU Pioneers play their match up of 2016 this Saturday against Air Force. Being the only two NCAA Division-I programs in Colorado, the game almost carries a subtle weight to it….