According to The Henchinger Report, “There has been a steady drop in the proportion of high school graduates enrolling in college after they finish high school — from a high of 70 percent in 2016 to 63 percent in 2020, the most recent year for which the figure is available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. While the pandemic made things worse, the enrollment downturn took hold well before it started; there were already two and a half million fewer students at colleges and universities by the time that Covid set in than there were in 2012. Since that time, another million and a half have disappeared since then.” Continue reading Shrinking College Enrollment Threatens the Status Quo
It was the 1974 school year. The time of President Nixon’s resignation, the Middle East oil embargo, and a Swedish rock group called ABBA was all the rage in Europe. That same school year, four female lacrosse players joined the DU men’s lacrosse ‘B’ team, playing against Air Force in Colorado Springs to open the season. The final score, an 18-1 AFA drubbing of Denver, was the least important event that day, as players from both teams dealt with a new trend that was sweeping the nation – women playing college sports. Continue reading Nearly 50 Years Ago, Women Took the Field With DU Men’s Lacrosse Team
Denver-based DeCo Apparel Company which specializes in unique, Denver sports-related designs, just released their brand-new sweater which features Boone wearing nine championship rings, recognizing each of the record-tying nine national titles that the Denver Hockey program has won. Continue reading Local Apparel Company Releases Boone Sweatshirt, Currently Available for Preorder
We continue to get daily requests for commemorative hockey jerseys celebrating DU’s ninth national hockey championship. Now that many DU fans are seeing these jerseys at games for the first time, fans want to order more. Due to a large number of ongoing customer requests, we are reopening the store. However, there is a hitch – there will be long delays in fulfillment. Continue reading Commemorative Hockey Jersey Website Reopens – Expect Delays
When the University of Denver formally released new logo brand guidelines to the public this past September, the announcement was met with mixed reviews. Of greater concern to many was the future of the ‘Denver Arch’, absent from the brand release. In Athletics, the Denver arch was a critical part of Denver’s athletic identity, especially in hockey. Would DU athletes be left with the interlocking logo(s) on the front of their uniforms as a primary identifier? Continue reading BREAKING LOGO NEWS: University Launches New ‘Denver Arch’
It was with sadness that we learned of Peter McNab’s passing early today. McNab was a Canadian-born hockey player. He played 14 seasons in the NHL from 1973 to 1987 for the Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils. He later served as the color commentator for the Colorado Avalanche from their inaugural 1995-96 season until his death. DU fans will remember him as a great Pioneer. Continue reading The City of Denver Loses Hockey Legend Peter McNab
Was there a hockey game Saturday night?
But DU saved the best memory for last, as DU sophomore Jack Devine won the Saturday night game, rifling a 20- foot wrister to break a 2-2 tie just 1:15 into overtime, sending over 6,000 DU fans into a happy conclusion to Homecoming weekend, completing the sweep of the Providence Friars on the weekend in one of the more physical non-league series in recent years.
Among a host of activities, DU Homecoming is offering signups for Zumba Class on Friday, October 21st at 10:00 on Carnegie Green. If you aren’t registered here are some reasons why… Continue reading 8 Reasons/Excuses to Miss Homecoming Zumba Class
It’s not too late, you can still register for Homecoming events this week. Due to popular demand and to celebrate the ninth hockey championship banner being raised in Magness Arena before Saturday’s hockey game against Providence, we have extended the sale of the Commemorative Hockey Championship jerseys through Homecoming Week until the end of this month. Continue reading It’s Homecoming Week!