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With Exhilarating Win Comes Stunning Loss

Photo: This grainy image is the last known sighting of the huge Denver Boone banner, known as ‘Mega Boone’ , which was proudly displayed in the student section after Denver’s 3rd and 4th goals at Coors Stadium.

What started as a night of celebration ended in sadness for Denver Boone when the gigantic Mega-Boone banner disappeared following the win over Colorado College. Continue reading With Exhilarating Win Comes Stunning Loss

Health Notice: Jackson’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

The City of Denver Streets and Sanitation department will be blocking off the street around Jackson’s Restaurant at 1520 20th Street, Denver later this afternoon. They have been notified that there will be an unidentified yellow and black stench emanating from the building. It is apparently worse than the Zika Virus – it’s Tiger Memory Disorder where desperate fans think 1957 was yesterday and Young Love by Tab Hunter is still number one on the charts.

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All three fans will be there – sitting at the bar. Until they power wash all surfaces, LetsGoDU recommends Pioneer patrons avoid this location.


Gameday – Battle on Blake

The BIG Day is finally here! As a reminder, here are the scheduled events. Expect to see Denver Boone and lots of Denver fans at the following:

  • 2:00 Hayter’s & Company
  • 3:15 Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
  • 4:30 Alumni event @ Club Level Coors Field (RSVP only)
  • 4:50 Denver Boone poster give-away at 4:50 at Coors Field home plate main entrance
  • 6:00 Game Time
  • Ten Minutes to go in-between first and second period – Message from Denver Boone on the scoreboard

Because of the expected crowd, DU has been advising attendees to get there Early.

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Go Pioneers!!!

DU Drops Tight Game to ORU

DU (13-14) tied the game on a Marcus Byrd 3-point  shot with 1:15 remaining but Oral Roberts University (14-14) capitalized on free throws and shots from the low block in the closing minutes to escape with a 62-58 win over DU in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Yet again, DU played close enough to win, especially in the second half, but could not get it done in the final minutes. 

DU seems to take nearly every game to wire this season and this game was no exception. Continue reading DU Drops Tight Game to ORU

Damien Goddard to Personally Survey Pioneer Progress

LetsGoDU founder Damien Goddard arrived in Denver on Thursday, February 18th. Mr. Goddard, the driving force behind Denver Boone, will be attending both DU-CC games and making undisclosed personal appearances in the DU area Friday with his entourage. He will be in attendance on Saturday, February 20th at Coors Field for the Battle on Blake and monitor Pioneer Nation progress.

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Denver Boone, DU’s unofficial ‘official’ mascot, experienced a rebirth under the tutelage of Mr. Goddard. The affable DU mascot still shares widespread support across the entire DU community.

Colorado College Jerseys Revealed

LetsGoDU acquired exclusive access to the design of the sweaters that Colorado College will be wear on Saturday, February 20th for the Battle on Blake. While Colorado College was trying to keep the ‘design’ a secret, we were able to secure this image. Continue reading Colorado College Jerseys Revealed

Coaches Wear the Stress of Guiding Colorado College

Photo: Former CC head coach Scott Owens (above), prior to his departure two season’s ago, shows the wear and tear of guiding the CC Tigers

When a relieved Scott Owens departed the Colorado College hockey program, the stress of running it for 15 years fell to Mike Haviland, a highly regarded veteran coach with experience at the NCAA, ECHL, AHL and NHL levels.  Continue reading Coaches Wear the Stress of Guiding Colorado College

Profile: CC Tigers (6-21-1) Use Color to Paint a Better Picture

Photo: Partially completed coloring book art by Colorado College Goalie Jacob Nehama 

According to The Gazette in Colorado Springs, CC players have turned to coloring books before and after practice. Head Coach Mike Haviland not only supports the players in this endeavor but actually joins in team coloring sessions. Continue reading Profile: CC Tigers (6-21-1) Use Color to Paint a Better Picture

CC Named Most Unhealthy College in America

Their recruitment brochure sounds an idyllic call to potential students, “nestled at the intersection of nature’s call and urban sprawl. Care to pack into the Rocky Mountains … for your class? Whoa. I actually live here.”

However, in a newly released study by The College Report, Colorado College was named ‘the most unhealthy college in America’. The exposé  points out an unhealthy environment at the liberal arts institution located in Colorado Springs, Colorado which is mostly to blame.  Continue reading CC Named Most Unhealthy College in America