COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The NCHC rejected a proposal from the University of Denver to allow North Dakota wear their uniforms inside-out on Saturday night to save on laundry expenses for the cash-strapped university.
Photo: If approved, Saturday night’s game may have looked something like this (above)
UND, facing $5.0 million dollars in budget cuts, is looking for creative ways to reduce spending. State budget cuts have been mandated in lieu of the reduced oil production and revenue flowing into state coffers.
In a state-wide North Dakota poll, Fighting Hawks Head Coach Brad Berry won ‘the most unrecognizable celebrity’ in the state of North Dakota. After the high profile Dave Hakstol left for Philadelphia, Berry a 9 year assistant was elevated to the head coaching position at the currently #2 ranked North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Continue reading UND Coach – An ‘Unrecognized’ Celebrity
The DU Board of Trustees met Friday afternoon in a special session amid growing concerns over University of North Dakota’s $5 million dollar budget shortfall. According to the meeting minutes, exclusively obtained by LetsGoDU, the board was troubled by the influx of cash strapped North Dakotans traveling to Denver for next weekend’s Pioneers – Fighting
Sioux Hawks hockey series at Magness Arena.
DU has developed a detailed emergency plan to accommodate both the Fighting Hawks’ team as well as their fans. The seven point plan includes the following: Continue reading DU Board Intervenes to Salvage Hockey Weekend
UNO (15-10) returned home to Baxter Arena to face the Denver Pioneers. The Pioneers (13-11) dominated the boards (39-25), outscored the Omaha bench by 23 points, and overcame the second half loss of Joe Rosga and 18 turnovers for the big road win. The Pioneers were tied twice by the Mavericks who shut down a 16 point second half deficit – but DU never trailed. Continue reading DU Crashes the Boards & Dashes Omaha, 75-72
The pressure on Louisville, following a LetsGoDU article published earlier this week, has led them to announce that they have ‘volunteered’ to skip post season play this season, according to the New York Times.
This decision helps to eliminate potential embarrassment during this post-season Men’s NCAA basketball tournament, especially if Louisville advanced, with a mountain of evidence showing improprieties in recruiting. Continue reading Cheaters Bail After LetsGoDU Article
The Grand Forks Herald posted an article on the State’s budget shortfall with the collapse of oil prices. One professor is calling for a halt to Fighting Hawk logo development, at a cost savings of $49,500. The University of North Dakota is being asked to take $5 million dollars out of their operating budget.
In the spirit of goodwill & sportsmanship, LetsGoDU proposes the following: Continue reading ND Budget Shortfall Puts Logo at Risk
Traditional approaches to drawing students to sporting events is no longer working. This trend is not unique nor exclusive to the University of Denver.
The Wall Street Journal conducted a study on the declining student attendance, mainly targeting football, but relevant to other sports as well. The 2014 WSJ study addressed average student attendance at college football games which dropped for football 7.1% since 2009. Continue reading Students Attendence in Decline
The IUPUI (11-14) Jaguars rolled into Magness Arena Thursday night in a 3-way tie for first place in the Summit and pummeled DU (12-11) the first 30 minutes of play.
No sense giving the play-by-play of the first half. Denver played one of their most forgettable twenty minutes in recent history shooting 37% from the floor, committing 9 turnovers, giving up 20 rebounds, and going 0-7 from three point land to make this, perhaps, the most inept half of basketball ever seen in Joe Scott’s coaching tenure at DU. In a near mathematical improbability, the Pioneers were trailing by ONLY 9, 21-30, at the break. Continue reading Mackey Lifts Up Pioneers to Avoid a Home Beat Down
Photo Credit: The University of Denver
Well we’ve made it to week 3 of our weekly DU Hockey mailbags and I’m getting some really good questions from dedicated college hockey fans. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: Another Bye Week
Only 33 schools in all of D1, at least 10 years old, have never made it to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, better known as March Madness.
DU is one of ‘them’. Continue reading Tournament Woes Stalk Pioneers