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DU Reaffirms Pioneers Nickname, Finally Puts Issue to Bed

As always, it’s a great day to be a Pioneer. But perhaps it’s even better today than most others.

University of Denver Chancellor Dr. Jeremy Haefner finally made an official public statement that the school will retain the popular 95-year old nickname “Pioneers,” according to a long letter October 21st sent to alumni and responding to anti-Pioneer posters’ demands, linked here. Continue reading DU Reaffirms Pioneers Nickname, Finally Puts Issue to Bed

Chancellor Haefner Requests “Community’s Patience” as Pioneer Nickname Remains In Doubt

While University of Denver Jeremy Chancellor Haefner has yet to commit to keeping the Pioneer name, he has asked for “the [DU] community’s patience” to prepare his response to a small group of protesters who are demanding that DU get rid of the Pioneer nickname by February of 2021. Continue reading Chancellor Haefner Requests “Community’s Patience” as Pioneer Nickname Remains In Doubt

It is High Time DU’s Divisive Faculty-Led Anti-Pioneer Protests End

DU faculty member and protestor Johnny Ramirez (seen at the rear in the hat) during last Friday’s RAHR protest. Photo: RAHR


We’ve had it. Enough already.

We’re tired of years of DU’s faculty and staff working behind the scenes and now, directly orchestrating protests with the objectives of smashing DU traditions and further dividing the DU community. Continue reading It is High Time DU’s Divisive Faculty-Led Anti-Pioneer Protests End

DU Reaches Out for Community Support with 5280 Together COVID Relief Fund

Denver Athletics has launched a year-long campaign to recoup some of the losses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. DU still has the cost of administrative staff, support staff, student housing, and now, with the resumption of sports, the cost of travel, equipment, and associated support costs. According to the 5280 Together COVID Relief Fund announcement, “We face unprecedented losses in revenues and added expenses as we work to bring our student-athletes back to competition, keep them safe and provide a first-class experience at DU.” And the goal? One million dollars during the 2020-2021 season. Continue reading DU Reaches Out for Community Support with 5280 Together COVID Relief Fund

University of Colorado Announces First NCAA Gaming Sponsorship; Could & Should DU Be Next?

For years, the NCAA and its hundreds of member institutions have distanced themselves from tobacco and gambling sponsorships. On the other hand, alcohol sales and various other sponsorships have made inroads over recent years at campus venues with the increased availability of alcoholic beverages and gameday advertising. Continue reading University of Colorado Announces First NCAA Gaming Sponsorship; Could & Should DU Be Next?

NCAA Discussing Possible Start Dates for College Hoops

We’ve already talked about the importance of college hoops to the overall health of college athletics and the NCAA. If canceled yet again, this would have catastrophic consequences for college athletic departments and NCAA finances. According to CBS Sports, four different scenarios are being contemplated for the start of college basketball: Continue reading NCAA Discussing Possible Start Dates for College Hoops

Fall Chaos Has Implications for all Division I Athletics

The NCAA announced Friday that it is moving non-football fall championships to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement applies to all NCAA fall sports except the highest level of college football, the Football Bowl Subdivision, which is governed by a separate independent body, the College Football Playoff. Continue reading Fall Chaos Has Implications for all Division I Athletics