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Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart Receives Hard-Earned Contract Extension

DU announced Gymnastics Coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart has signed a contract extension through 2026-27. While financial terms were not disclosed, it can be safely assumed that the Kutcher-Rinehart’s extension was in the works for some time, but it likely took DU’s new athletic director, Josh Berlo, to sign-off on the final deal. Continue reading Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart Receives Hard-Earned Contract Extension

Denver Men’s Hoops Headed to France

Denver men’s basketball left Sunday for France for a four-game set. LetsGoDU will have exclusive player coverage of the trip. Head Coach Jeff Wulbrun sees the trip as a reward for his team and an opportunity for players to gain valuable practice and playing time in France against four experienced teams. More importantly, Wulbrun sees this as an opportunity to build team chemistry which is sure to benefit the team during the 2022-23 season. Denver is also integrating eight new players onto the squad. Continue reading Denver Men’s Hoops Headed to France

Next Level Burger Joint Set to Open on Evans

We’re mostly meat and potatoes at LetsGoDU but amidst all of the closings and new apartments replacing old favorites, there is going to be a new option out there for others to try near DU. A plant-based burger joint, Next Level Burger, is opening their first restaurant in Colorado, west of DU on Evans Avenue. The chain operates in Oregon and Washington and this will be the chain’s first Colorado spot. Continue reading Next Level Burger Joint Set to Open on Evans

Buchtel Blvd Perkins and La Quinta Bite the Dust

A seedy La Quinta motel at Buchtel & Colorado Boulevard is receiving the wrecking ball treatment along with a Perkins Restaurant as housing and residential buildings continue to pop up in the University and University Park neighborhoods. The latest project is one mile east of the Ritchie Center. This project is in addition to a new building at Josephine & Evans (one block East of University & Evans) and a massive housing project at Evans & Broadway. Continue reading Buchtel Blvd Perkins and La Quinta Bite the Dust

The Saucy Noodle on the Way Out of Bonnie Brae

The hits just keep on coming for the Bonnie Brae neighborhood. Last month, Bonnie Brae Tavern closed. Now, across the street, the Saucy Noodle, a cozy casual Italian sit-down restaurant is preparing to close according to a Denver Post story. The family-style restaurant, operating in the same location for 58 years, is now on a month-to-month lease after its building was sold for $2.2 million in mid-July. Continue reading The Saucy Noodle on the Way Out of Bonnie Brae

DU Alumna Condoleezza Rice Secures Stake in Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos football team announced this morning that DU alum Condoleezza Rice is set to join the franchise’s new ownership group. Rice has long expressed an interest in the NFL, citing the role of Commissioner of the NFL as her ‘dream job.’ She took it one step further with her role as part of the ownership group of the Broncos which will be directing the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goddell. Continue reading DU Alumna Condoleezza Rice Secures Stake in Denver Broncos

How the USC & UCLA Pac-12 Exits Could Impact DU’s Conference Affiliation

The Pac-12’s USC and UCLA moving to the Big 10 was just one more move within the Power Five conferences that signaled the formation of another super conference and the continued stratification of Divison I athletics. These seismic changes will reach well beyond football and, eventually, engulf all levels of collegiate sport and usher in a new era of collegiate athletics. Denver must be nimble and well-positioned to take advantage of the rapidly changing landscape. Continue reading How the USC & UCLA Pac-12 Exits Could Impact DU’s Conference Affiliation

Incorporating the Controversial New DU Logo on Hockey Uniforms

We still have no information on the new interlocking DU logo’s place on Denver Hockey uniforms. While there are thousands of possible combinations, we looked at four options below. Assuming the new uniforms must have the new logo (which, we’re all still holding out hope this mandate is delayed until a better, more well-thought-out rebrand is considered), which one of the four options do you prefer?

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Assuming DU forces the new logo on Athletics, which uniform design would you prefer?

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