DU men’s lax cruises by Providence in first round of Big East tournament

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Students tailgate outside of Peter Barton Stadium before Big East Lacrosse Tournament

DENVER- It was an electric atmosphere at the University of Denver during the years annual Big East Men’s Lacrosse Tournament on Thursday in early May. DU played Providence College all the way from Rode Island in the first round and the results were, well very expected.

This victory continued a 22 game winning streak at home for the Pio’s and left Providence the 4th seat rather embarrassed. The first half however, was well contended as the game was tied at 4-4 just with around 10 minutes left in the second quarter of play. The tables turned quickly though, as the Friar’s fell on the wrong end of a 5 goal rally by DU to make the halftime score 9-4. Continue reading

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Sheppard’s hat trick not enough to oust Top Cheddar in 4-3 loss

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University of Denver’s Daniel Ritchie Center

In a highly anticipated 9 o’clock Tuesday night intramural hockey match up, team Slow Dump in the Corner, sitting at an 0-4 record, looked to gain some confidence before heading into the playoffs. Despite the hard fought comeback effort on May 2nd, they would come up just short to the well-established 3-1 Top Cheddar team.

While athletes do not typically have fan bases in intramural sports, that was not the case between these two teams, as a crowd of 60 students yelled at the top of their lungs in support of their friends. “We have a little friendly rivalry against these guys, so it’s always a game we look forward to on the IM calendar,” said Top Cheddar Junior, Griffin Olson. “A lot of our friends show up, and it’s fun feeding off the energy of the crowd.” This energy would be needed for a struggling Slow Dump in the Corner team who has not matched up well in its division thus far. Continue reading

Zeta Beta Tossers break losing streak, but future looks bleak

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Players pause between points at Tuesday night’s game. [Photo by Chaye Gutierrez]

The ominous mood cast over the nighttime Diane Wendt Sports Field by the rolling clouds and stadium lights was only slightly contradicted by belly-shaking laughter from jokes on the sideline and funky “uniforms” of the University of Denver’s Intramural Ultimate Frisbee teams when the Zeta Beta Tossers finally celebrated their first victory of the season against the Ultimate DISCiples 10-6 on Tuesday night. Continue reading

Denver men’s lacrosse conquers third consecutive conference title

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Playing in windy conditions and frigid precipitation, the Pioneers powered a 14-11 victory over the visiting Marquette University Golden Eagles to claim the BIG EAST regular season title on April 30. Denver and Marquette clashed in the final regular season game to determine the No. 1 seed for the BIG EAST tournament. The triumphant Pioneers earned its third consecutive conference title after remaining undefeated in BIG EAST play for the 2016 season. Continue reading