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Sliding Men’s Basketball Attendance a Sign of Bigger Issues

Few can argue that the current edition of Denver men’s basketball appears to be on the right track. The team has some excellent young talent, solid coaching staff, and appears to be trending up – assuming they can retain their core players and recruit more talent. The same cannot be said of its attendance, which has collapsed in the past eleven seasons from an average of 5,460 fans per game in 2011-2012 to an average of 787 fans in eight home games this season. While we have seen a season and a half of COVID impacts, the attendance slide was apparent before Covid-19 was even discovered. Continue reading Sliding Men’s Basketball Attendance a Sign of Bigger Issues

Increasing Crime Rates Hit University Neigborhood

Statistics generally don’t lie. According to published police reports, property crimes increased in the consolidated University and University Park neighborhoods in 2021. The trend included double-digit increases versus 2020 in personal property crime, robberies, burglaries and car theft. The few areas of improvement were drug arrests and bike thefts. Continue reading Increasing Crime Rates Hit University Neigborhood

David Carle Holds Loyal to his Alaska Hockey Roots

DU head hockey coach David Carle proudly touts his Anchorage, Alaska roots. And the feeling is mutual. The Carle brothers, Matt and David, are hockey royalty in Anchorage and the state of Alaska. Those same Alaska roots reach deep into Carle’s coaching staff.  Denver’s staff features and former UAF head coach Dallas Ferguson (2008-2017) and assistant Tavis MacMillan (2005-07). Continue reading David Carle Holds Loyal to his Alaska Hockey Roots

Former Denver Soccer Star’s Mother Loses Cancer Battle

Kortne Ford tweeted a message early this morning “RIP Momma”. After a lengthy battle with cancer, his mother, Lauri Ford, passed away Sunday.  This follows the mid-November announcement when the Ford family made a decision to discontinue cancer treatment. Ford called it. “The hardest day of my life.” Continue reading Former Denver Soccer Star’s Mother Loses Cancer Battle

Former Denver Great Peter McNab Inducted Into the US Hockey Hall of Fame

Younger hockey fans know Peter McNab as the voice behind the microphone for the Colorado Avalanche, beginning the inaugural season of the Avs in 1995 or the face of Avs hockey on Altitude TV. Grizzled hockey fan vets, though, will remember McNab in Crimson and Gold for three seasons 1970-73 (78G, 92A in 105 games) and his 14-year NHL career with four different franchises, Buffalo, Boston, Vancouver, and New Jersey. Thursday evening, McNab was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, the DU star and local hockey icon could not make the induction ceremony at the Marriott Denver Tech Center due to his cancer diagnosis and treatment. His brother David accepted the award on his behalf. Continue reading Former Denver Great Peter McNab Inducted Into the US Hockey Hall of Fame

Denver Soccer Falls in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 1-0, to Clemson in OT

Denver men’s soccer (9-4-5, 4-1-1) played with four backline defenders against the #8 Clemson Tigers (14-5, 5-3). The highly athletic and skilled Tigers controlled play on the night with occasional counterattacks by DU into Clemson territory. The Tigers outshot Denver 24-4 and shots-on-goal 9 to 3 but it took Clemson 107:31 minutes to secure the overtime win. Continue reading Denver Soccer Falls in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 1-0, to Clemson in OT