Category Archives: Men’s Sports

Cal to offer gender inclusive locker rooms

The University of California – Berkeley fell $150 million short for 2015-2016, according to the Office of the Chancellor. However, that is not stopping the university from moving forward with student funds for gender inclusive locker rooms for their student recreation center.

The College Fix reports that Cal will invest $2.7 million in the “gender-inclusive” Recreational Sports Facility locker rooms upgrade. The project is being funded by the school’s Wellness Initiative Fee, paid for by students as part of their annual fees. Continue reading Cal to offer gender inclusive locker rooms

Even the Supreme Court can’t save the “Fighting Sioux”

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name.

The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. Continue reading Even the Supreme Court can’t save the “Fighting Sioux”

UTAH GOES NCAA D-I IN MEN’S LAX: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR DU?

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Photo: University of Utah

You may (or may not) have noticed yesterday that the University of Utah announced it would start a Division I Men’s Lacrosse program in 2018-2019.  In doing so, the Utes will become the western-most school to offer NCAA D-I men’s lacrosse, thus displacing DU (and Air Force) as the current westernmost schools to field D-I men’s lacrosse programs. Continue reading UTAH GOES NCAA D-I IN MEN’S LAX: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR DU?

Crimson & Gold touch propels Denver to national powerhouse status

Photo Courtesy University of Denver Magazine

LetsGoDU friend CD Dunks reminds us that there is no need to use the term ‘mid-major’. And the same goes for ‘secondary sport’ – i.e. any sport that is not called football or Power-Five conference basketball. The big question is: Has Peg Bradley-Doppes simply built one of the finest athletic department in the land?  Continue reading Crimson & Gold touch propels Denver to national powerhouse status

More than just some good jokes: DU Whiteboard redefining Denver’s school spirit and passion

Every great student section in college hockey has something unique that makes it great. Whether it’s a creative chant or throwing a fish on the ice after a goal, each and every one of them has something different. Until the 2016-17 season, Denver lacked it. Sure, when CC and North Dakota came to town, the students showed up in force, but that was it. This year, though, despite the on-campus turmoil surrounding what the definition of acceptable school spirit is, Denver’s student section finally found that bit of uniqueness, that which set them apart: the DU Whiteboard. Continue reading More than just some good jokes: DU Whiteboard redefining Denver’s school spirit and passion

Concussions are changing the game

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Traumatic brain injuries may be one of the largest single issues facing the NCAA and member institutions

You may have seen a recent article on concussions on DenverPioneers.com. DU’s men’s soccer coach Jamie Franks was participating in a concussion seminar and the impact of brain injuries on student athletes. Recent studies have focused on the dramatic impact brain trauma can potentially have on athletes – even well after their sports career is over. Longer term, these injuries will have a major impact on how sports are played and, perhaps, even which sports are played at the NCAA level. Continue reading Concussions are changing the game

Western Illinois slides to junk bond status

The state of Illinois is out of money and Summit League member Western Illinois is on the ropes.

When downgrading the Illinois state universities, S&P wrote: “the state has yet to pass a budget for fiscal 2017 and has not conclusively communicated plans for stop-gap funding to support the state’s public higher education institutions.” Continue reading Western Illinois slides to junk bond status