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Campus Lounge 3.0 – Returning to its roots

It only took 4 months and, by several accounts, several million dollars. The ‘new’ Campus Lounge collapsed with their new age food concept and spartan entertainment. Dan Landes, the owner, offered a stark assessment. “Basically, it’s a failure…My intention with Campus Lounge was to save an iconic sign, but not the legacy of a great man (former owner Jim Wiste). He built a bar that people love and I didn’t pay Jim’s legacy enough respect because, honestly, I’m not passionate about sports.” Continue reading Campus Lounge 3.0 – Returning to its roots

Summit League bromance is risky business

Photo: Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft and Summit League Commissioner are ‘close personal friends’.

When does a partnership go too far and threaten fairness in decision making? At what point does the principal get too close to the customer to negotiate a good deal. And, at what point does the customer start to influence internal decisions made by the principal with potential risk to the principal’s interests and other stakeholders? Continue reading Summit League bromance is risky business

Top 10 Reasons Colorado College is moving to a smaller campus arena

As Colorado College moves from World Arena with 7,750 seats to a new on-campus venue with only 3,000 seats, LetsGoDU has identified the Top 10 Reasons for the decision:

10. Fewer people to disappoint

9. Short walk from ceramics lab

8. Adequate room to hang participation banners in rafters

7. Just like a CC party – small and pretentious

6. The campus is a self-designated  ‘nuclear free’ zone

5. Locals are ‘yucky’

4. World Arena once hosted Ted Nugent

3. If hockey doesn’t work out – curling!

2. No more tractor pulls to break rink chillers

1. A  move to limit the number of North Dakotans throwing up on neighborhood lawns

CC Trustees
CC Trustees unveil the new arena plans

If ‘Augie’ joins the Summit, Denver should exit

The Summit League packed up their office in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota this year. The conference’s annual men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are held in Sioux Falls. And now, it appears that Augustana University, located in Sioux Falls, is looking at the possibility of moving to DI and joining the Summit League according to KELO radio in Sioux Falls and WDAZ TV in Fargo. According to reports,  Augustana’s new athletic director, Josh Morton, is exploring the feasibility of a move to a higher athletics division and conference. Continue reading If ‘Augie’ joins the Summit, Denver should exit

‘Denver Advantage’ short on Athletics Department improvements

We’ve shown you the three capital projects in Phase I that have been launched as part of the Denver Advantage. And, there is no doubt that a spectacular campus will benefit student athletes, recruiting, and student retention.

The crown jewel during Phase II (years 5-10) will be the redevelopment of the corner of Buchtel Boulevard and University. When visitors enter the University gateway off I-25, they will see a vastly improved campus. Visitors will be greeted by a hotel, ground level retail and a University welcoming center. Students and faculty will see new housing along University Boulevard extending all the way to Asbury Avenue. This 6 acres of the DU campus is currently unsightly and under-utilized. It would be difficult to argue against this  much needed improvement for both the University and the community. Continue reading ‘Denver Advantage’ short on Athletics Department improvements

Men’s Hoops Schedule (Finally) Released

The suspense around DU’s 2018-2019 schedule has been delayed pending agreements with two final opponents and working out final scheduling details. Well, the wait is over and, while the home schedule may not wow you, Rodney Billups and company are facing a tough road. And that is exactly what they need with a roster of 50% newcomers to jell for a run at the end of the season. Continue reading Men’s Hoops Schedule (Finally) Released

Pioneers say ‘Adios’ to Lobos in 2-2 draw – but may not be for long

The Pioneers fought to a 2-2 exhibition draw at CIBER field Wednesday night. But the Lobos may be getting a victory 400 miles to the south in Santa Fe as politicians scramble to find a long term funding solution to save the UNM men’s soccer program and three other athletic programs facing the budget ax. Continue reading Pioneers say ‘Adios’ to Lobos in 2-2 draw – but may not be for long

Long-awaited Birdcall opening rewards customer patience

While its planned mid-June opening was missed, the newest location for Birdcall, a local fried chicken restaurant chain, is finally open at Franklin and Evans. And it’s worth the wait.

Birdcall is all about fried chicken and fried chicken sandwiches. However, one of our guests ordered the Power Salad (kale, red cabbage, brussels sprouts, cucumbers goat cheese & vinaigrette) and thought it was fantastic, too – so there are vegetarian options as well. The store is high-tech with manual ordering kiosks inside. You can order your meal inside and eat either inside or outside or use the drive-thru. A timer posts your wait time for each order and your food is delivered into a numbered bin and posted on the public order board. Continue reading Long-awaited Birdcall opening rewards customer patience