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
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
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
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?
Despite their best efforts to launch campus classes, Colorado College administrators announced a move to off-campus learning yesterday. The Fall block started on August 24th and ends September 16th. Continue reading Colorado College Moves to Remote Learning
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
While the commissioner of the NCHC, Josh Fenton, is “optimistic” about the 2020-2021 collegiate hockey season, the NCAA has given hockey players the nod to play junior hockey this upcoming season without losing eligibility. But there are strings attached. Continue reading NCAA Hockey Players Given Option to Explore Potential “Plan B”
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
Colorado College Athletics donated 3 of their 27 participation banners from the rafters of the Broadmoor World Arena for the manufacture of eight hundred COVID-19 masks for the local Colorado Springs community. Continue reading Colorado College Donates Banners for a Good Cause