The Denver Pioneers basketball program has been through all levels of college basketball. They were a D-1 level program after World War II until 1979, then dropping all the way to the NAIA in between 1979 and 1988 before moving back to Division I in 1980.
Denver is now in the Summit League, which has a great basketball tradition. The current members of the Summit League besides the Pioneers are are IUPUI, IPFW, Oral Roberts, North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Western Illinois and Nebraska Omaha. There have been a lot of good teams in that group in recent seasons.
The ex-Summit members who have pulled off major NCAA Tournament upsets while part of the League include Cleveland State, Northern Iowa, Valparaiso, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Will the Pioneers be the next one?
Magness Arena opened in 1999 and sets 7200 fans. This means the arena is big enough for the program to grow into a national power, it still small enough to give every fan a great view of the court. The Pioneer fans are already showing up in big numbers and showing their support. Now it is a matter of time before the team meets expectations.
Enjoy your favorite concession items are footlong hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn and more while watching a great basketball game. Denver basketball is great fun for the entire family. Do not miss out on home games with IPFW, IUPUI, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State and more.
image courtesy of denverpioneers.com