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NCAA Basketball Set to Start November 25th, Opens Door for Hockey on November 20th

The NCAA Division I Council met today (Wednesday) and approved a college basketball start date of November 25th. Earlier in the morning, the Big 10 announced a fall return to the gridiron October 24th with an 8-game schedule, leaving only the Pac-12 absent from football until a self-imposed deadline of January 1st set, in part, due to the restrictions in place in California and Oregon.

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DU Jumps 17 spots to #80 in US News & World Report Annual College Rankings

Many people tend to discount university rankings but they are truly meaningful to students and especially parents when there is a premium to attend top-ranked schools and universities. DU received fantastic news today when it was announced that the University of Denver jumped 17 spots from #97 a year ago to #80 among 400 national universities. Continue reading DU Jumps 17 spots to #80 in US News & World Report Annual College Rankings

84 Division I Athletics Programs Dropped During Pandemic

The running list of sports teams dropped by Division I schools has reached 84 teams with men’s tennis (12), women’s tennis (9), and men’s track (9) the biggest losers. The biggest surprise is Stanford dropping 11 of their most successful sports To include women’s sailing (3 national championships), synchronized swimming (8 national championships), men’s volleyball (2 national championships), field hockey (2 national championships), and men’s rowing (5 national championships).

Outside Stanford, Furman dropping the growing sport of lacrosse was a major surprise as well. Continue reading 84 Division I Athletics Programs Dropped During Pandemic

DU Neighborhood Averts Group Living Proposal For Now

With the ever-increasing cost of homes in the City and County of Denver and changing lifestyles, city planners went to work to create a plan to allow for a more flexible ‘group living’ zoning plan. A proposed plan, allowing up to 10 unrelated adults by law to live in a single residence, was held at bay by the City Council. Continue reading DU Neighborhood Averts Group Living Proposal For Now

Property Crimes on the Rise in University Neighborhood

According to Neighborhood Scout, a comprehensive statistical real estate database,  “with a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Denver has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22.” Continue reading Property Crimes on the Rise in University Neighborhood

St. Thomas Skates into the CCHA and onto DU’s Radar

When Arizona State University joined the ranks of Division I hockey several years ago, the Pioneers gained a new western rival. The recent addition of St. Thomas, which is making the jump from Division III to Division I in all sports, to the CCHA creates yet another potential common hockey opponent for DU in the Summit League, joining North Dakota and Omaha, fellow NCHC rivals. Continue reading St. Thomas Skates into the CCHA and onto DU’s Radar

Students Tout DU in Newly Released Princeton Review

As students matriculate back to the DU campus, The Princeton Review released its annual college reviews yesterday. The review does not ‘rank’ universities but rather identifies strengths and captures student feedback. Students were positively quoted regarding academic curriculum, rigor, and quality of faculty. Students spoke positively about the on-campus learning environment, club sports, and social engagement. All this while touting the City of Denver, access to the arts and proximity to the Rockies, and skiing. The upbeat reviews couldn’t have come at a better time as DU continues to grapple with the realities, risks, and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Students Tout DU in Newly Released Princeton Review