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Incoming DU Freshman Makes American Ninja Warrior Final

Monday was the second-night semifinal taped showing of the popular NBC show American Ninja Warrior. The National Semifinals qualifiers competed on a Las Vegas obstacle course and finalists advanced to the series finale next Monday. The final qualifiers compete for $1 million dollar final prize next Monday on NBC. A DU freshman advanced to the finals. Continue reading Incoming DU Freshman Makes American Ninja Warrior Final

Man on a Mission – Head Coach Jeff Wulbrun

The DU men’s basketball team returned to Denver late last night from France. While the players had the time of their lives on the DU France Foreign Tour 2022, it never would have happened without Head Coach Jeff Wulbrun taking charge and creating the event out of whole cloth. Surely, no single person felt more joy than Wulbrun as he watched his players enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime international trip to France. Continue reading Man on a Mission – Head Coach Jeff Wulbrun

Sightseeing & Team Bonding Highlights Trip for Players

Student – Athlete Author – JaVonnie Bickham –  JaVonni is heading into his fourth season at DU. Bickham has overcome several major injuries and his on-court effort and resilience make him a team favorite. On his way back to health, he averaged 1.0 points per game, 1.2 rebounds and shot 63.6 percent from the field last season. 

Day one in Lyon consisted of a game played against the West Lyon Basketball club. The opposing team honored us with towels from their club and in exchange, we gave them a Denver Basketball shirt. In the end, we took the win on our first night in Lyon, making it 2-0 on our trip. After the game, we all decided to try a pizza spot not too far from our hotel called Pinto’s Pizza. Walking over we notice the bridge lighting up making for a beautiful stroll in the area.

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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