In 2010, when the decade began, the University of Denver was known primarily as a hockey school, supplemented by many NCAA ski titles. Continue reading University of Denver Athletics’ Decade in Review: Top 10 Moments of the Decade
Category Archives: Battle on Blake
DU’s Hockey Uniforms Grow in Appeal Over Time
Photo: Courtesy University of Denver Athletics
We wrote about North Dakota’s hockey uniform changes earlier this week. But what about DU’s hockey uniform evolution?
In large measure, much of DU’s hockey uniform concept dates from the early years of the DU hockey program in the early 1950s, when the Pioneers introduced home and away jerseys in both crimson and white with crimson pants, with the school/city name “Denver” placed in arching letters across the chest. Those jerseys also had a large red, white and gold elbow striping on the sleeve and shins with a later matching stripe around the bottom of the jersey, which was added in the 1960s. Those cornerstone design elements, with some periodic typestyle and color evolutions, are still on the jerseys today and are crucial parts of the DNA of Denver’s hockey look and tradition. Continue reading DU’s Hockey Uniforms Grow in Appeal Over Time
Puck Swami: DU Fans Need to Step Up for #Skatefor8!
The United Center in Chicago – Home of the 2017 NCAA Frozen Four – Photo: NCAA
This is a very big week for everyone connected to the University of Denver, as our top-ranked Pioneers skate for NCAA Hockey Title #8 in Chicago. Over 1,000 DU fans will watch the game live at the United Center in Chicago, and thousands more will gather at the at least 13 DU-sponsored watch parties around the country or in front of their personal screens on ESPN around the world to cheer on the Pioneers, celebrating our common emotional bond with our team and school. Continue reading Puck Swami: DU Fans Need to Step Up for #Skatefor8!
The Campus Lounge…Set to Reopen???
Photo: The doors closed at the Campus Lounge for a final time tonight…or maybe not
When this writer went for a final beer at the Campus Lounge I asked the doorman when they were closing. Clearly uncomfortable with the thought of the end, he said, “When it’s over.” Continue reading The Campus Lounge…Set to Reopen???
Puck Swami: Goodbye, Campus Lounge
Campus Lounge Interior, Denver, Colorado – August 2016 – Photo by Jake Norris
The announcement that the Campus Lounge in Denver would be closing its doors this week hit us old-time Pio fans hard.
One fan said, “It’s the end of an era.”
Another told me that the loss “feels like losing your favorite Uncle.”
A third chum said, “It’s like getting your finger chopped off. You know you’re still going to live, but life will never be the same.”
And while the University Boulevard bar will soon reopen under a different name and owner, it truly will never be the same. Continue reading Puck Swami: Goodbye, Campus Lounge
DU Hockey Mailbag: Stretch Run
Photo Credit: John Leyba, The Denver Post
Whew…what an incredible couple of weeks. DU hockey swept North Dakota two weeks ago and then swept the Kittens including a 4-1 victory at Coors Field at the Battle on Blake. This was probably the best two week stretch in the Jim Montgomery era and probably the best stretch in the last 5 years. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: Stretch Run
From the Desk of LetsGoDU
LetsGoDU just completed one of the most exciting stretches of coverage since we returned in September. Over the past two weeks DU hockey faced rivals North Dakota and Colorado College in back-to-back weeks. During the stretch between February 7th and February 22nd, we published over 40 articles, mostly covering hockey but other topics of athletic interest as well. Continue reading From the Desk of LetsGoDU
UPDATE: Iconic Banner Mega-Boone, FOUND
Via his Facebook page, Denver Boone announced that Mega-Boone, the huge 20×25 foot iconic banner portraying the Walt Disney-created illustration of Boone, was found and returned to safety.
This announcement comes on the heels of a LetsGoDU report and a follow-up Fox 31 story about Boone’s ejection from the Battle on Blake and subsequent loss of Mega-Boone. Continue reading UPDATE: Iconic Banner Mega-Boone, FOUND
Puck Swami on the Battle on Blake: Think Big, Denver!
Photo Credit: John Leyba, The Denver Post
Puck Swami is the internet moniker for a longtime DU fan and alumnus. He shares his views periodically for LetsGoDU.
“I didn’t know there were that many DU jerseys in Denver. It was awesome to see.” — University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery after DU’s 4-1 win over rival Colorado College in the “Battle on Blake” Continue reading Puck Swami on the Battle on Blake: Think Big, Denver!
Three Pioneers Capture NCHC Player of the Week Honors
Photo Credit: DU Athletics
The NCHC announced today that Danton Heinen, Dylan Gambrell, and Will Butcher received conference player of the week honors. Heinen and Gambrell were named offensive player and rookie of the week, respectively, for the second week in a row while Butcher was named defenseman of the week. Continue reading Three Pioneers Capture NCHC Player of the Week Honors