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COVID-19 Update: University of Denver Set to Make Tough Staff Decisions in Spring

Sources are telling LetsGoDU that the University of Denver has made a decision to pay all full-time employees at least through the end of April. No firm determination has been made on an extension, furloughs, or cuts past that point. As we reported previously, DU is highly-dependent on tuition revenue for operations (about 78% of operating revenue came from tuition in 2019). The University is currently shuffling underutilized staff to other departments, or not filling open roles with a few exceptions (as approved by the Chancellor’s office). Continue reading COVID-19 Update: University of Denver Set to Make Tough Staff Decisions in Spring

DU Ski Team Quest for Championship #25 Ends with NCAA Cancellation

Tim Healy is a regular contributor to LetsGoDU on collegiate skiing.

Denver Skiing exited Day 2 of the NCAA championships in a two-horse race in Bozeman, Montana. Denver fell behind the University of Utah following today’s men’s and women’s freestyle events. With two days remaining and several of Denver’s strongest events remaining, the NCAA pulled the plug with a nationwide cancellation of NCAA events due to the Coronavirus. Continue reading DU Ski Team Quest for Championship #25 Ends with NCAA Cancellation

NCAA Announces Games Without Fans – Hockey and Basketball Impacted; NCHC Follows Suit

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated and will continue to be updated with more information as it becomes available.

The same day the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a ‘pandemic’, the NCAA sprung into action Wednesday afternoon.  The NCAA basketball and hockey tournaments will be played without fans. And, this announcement further impacts other NCAA sports which Denver plays in the spring. Denver is scheduled to host Omaha in NCHC first-round hockey action this upcoming weekend, Denver hockey is hosting the Loveland NCAA Hockey Regionals March 27th and 28th and Denver Gymnastics is hosting NCAA Regionals April 2-4th at Magness Arena. Continue reading NCAA Announces Games Without Fans – Hockey and Basketball Impacted; NCHC Follows Suit

DU Surges to Team Lead on Day 1 of NCAA Skiing Championships

Tim Healy is a regular contributor to LetsGoDU on collegiate skiing.

Day 1 featured men’s and women’s Giant Slalom at Bridger Bown in Bozeman, Montana. Denver swept the top spot on the podium as Tobias Kogler surged from second place on his first run to the top of the podium on his final run of the day. On the women’s side, Storm Klomhaus lapped the field by .62 seconds on her two runs to take first place on the day. Continue reading DU Surges to Team Lead on Day 1 of NCAA Skiing Championships

Reflecting on Denver’s 2019-2020 Campaign and the Future, Part 1

The basketball season is abruptly over yet again for Denver. The Pioneers see an early exit from tournament play.  This season’s 8th place regular-season finish in the Summit League follows a 9th place finish the season before.

Many fans could care less about DU hoops while others are frustrated or just turned-off. Still a precious few remain cautiously optimistic.

We remain skeptical. Denver basketball must thread the eye of a needle if they expect to turn things around next season – and we’ll tell you why. It can be done but it won’t be easy.

Continue reading Reflecting on Denver’s 2019-2020 Campaign and the Future, Part 1

New Ice Arena Provides CC an Opportunity to Bridge Local Divide

According to the Colorado College student newspaper The Catalyst, the student government has agreed to a resolution to bridge the growing divide between the townsfolk and the college.

Tensions were exacerbated when the college broke ground on a new on-campus ice arena which halved the capacity of the old city Broadmoor World Arena arena – leaving locals, literally, out in the cold. Continue reading New Ice Arena Provides CC an Opportunity to Bridge Local Divide

Denver Ski Team Poised for 25th National Championship Run

Tim Healy is a regular contributor to LetsGoDU on collegiate skiing.

No team at DU toils in more anonymity, yet has had more successful results than Denver Skiing. This year is no exception as Denver athletes compete on faraway slopes and trails in sports that are challenging for spectators to watch or even understand how competitive their team is for that given season. This is especially true in the Nordic events where skiers (like runners or sprinters) use NCAA regular-season races to secure qualifying times or use them merely as training exercises in order to peak for the national championships. And wax selection and team strategy figures in outcomes as well. Never was that clearer than several years ago when Denver dominated Utah in the Rocky Mountain Region Championships and was dusted 10 days later by Utes at Nationals. Continue reading Denver Ski Team Poised for 25th National Championship Run