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Cal to offer gender inclusive locker rooms

The University of California – Berkeley fell $150 million short for 2015-2016, according to the Office of the Chancellor. However, that is not stopping the university from moving forward with student funds for gender inclusive locker rooms for their student recreation center.

The College Fix reports that Cal will invest $2.7 million in the “gender-inclusive” Recreational Sports Facility locker rooms upgrade. The project is being funded by the school’s Wellness Initiative Fee, paid for by students as part of their annual fees. Continue reading Cal to offer gender inclusive locker rooms

North Dakota streak ends at 635 days

An unprecedented 635 day streak has come to an end as another Fighting Hawk found himself on the short end of the long arm of the law June 18th. Star sophomore basketball player Geno Crandall was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI in Grand Forks. Crandall averaged 15.5 points this past season.

The last Fighting Hawks player to get three hots and a cot was a football player, Dustin Iverson, who shoplifted $16 worth of Nike bicep bands while wearing his North Dakota Football jersey at a Scheels sporting goods store. He got away with the heist but went back to the store later that afternoon and was apprehended and charged. He lost his scholarship. Continue reading North Dakota streak ends at 635 days

Even the Supreme Court can’t save the “Fighting Sioux”

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name.

The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. Continue reading Even the Supreme Court can’t save the “Fighting Sioux”

What’s in a name? Just ask Holy Cross faculty

The nickname for Holy Cross is the Crusaders. And, not surprisingly, the school’s newspaper is called The Crusader, a weekly newspaper published by the students of this small Jesuit college in Worchester, Massachusetts. DU athletic fans may recall that this university is the landing spot for former DU head basketball coach Joe Scott. Continue reading What’s in a name? Just ask Holy Cross faculty

Initial plans for new locker room released by JLG Architects

JLG Architects, the architecture firm that designed and built the locker room for Omaha and the locker room renovation for Minnesota, released their plans for the DU hockey’s locker room renovation to be completed this summer. You can get the entire panorama here. It is quite impressive and befits a program of Denver’s caliber. Continue reading Initial plans for new locker room released by JLG Architects

Crimson & Gold touch propels Denver to national powerhouse status

Photo Courtesy University of Denver Magazine

LetsGoDU friend CD Dunks reminds us that there is no need to use the term ‘mid-major’. And the same goes for ‘secondary sport’ – i.e. any sport that is not called football or Power-Five conference basketball. The big question is: Has Peg Bradley-Doppes simply built one of the finest athletic department in the land?  Continue reading Crimson & Gold touch propels Denver to national powerhouse status