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Metro State running the road to new reputation as a valued Denver asset

Metro State, once short for Metropolitan State College of Denver, is the Denver city college that resides in the heart of the Mile High City. It’s long had a reputation around the city as a bargain education. But as part of an effort to rebrand and change its reputation, Metro State changed its name to the Metropolitan State University of Denver (remember the flap when their proposed renaming sounded a lot like the University of Denver) in 2012 and there are many other changes that have taken place at the large city college.

The old image of ‘Metro’ is changing. Continue reading Metro State running the road to new reputation as a valued Denver asset

Denver real estate continues to sizzle

Photo: Construction cranes dot the downtown Denver skyline

As we roll into the dog days of summer, the hottest thing in Denver is no longer the local college hockey team. It’s real estate. According to The Denver Business Journal, the only market hotter than Denver is Seattle. That’s according to California-based Veros Real Estate Solutions, which estimates that Denver-area homes will appreciate 10.3 percent over the next 12 months, behind only Seattle’s expected 11.1 percent appreciation. This follows years of double digit price growth for homes in the Denver area.  Continue reading Denver real estate continues to sizzle

Athletic basket weaving at North Carolina

Many of you may have read about the ongoing dispute between the NCAA and the University of North Carolina. The issue centers around softball college courses offered to athletes and other students to garner an easy ‘A’.

UNC’s argument against the NCAA is novel. First, the Tar Heels argue that the NCAA is overreaching its jurisdiction by checking on academic offerings by its member institutions. Secondly, the easy courses were taken by both athletes and ‘regular’ students as well.  Continue reading Athletic basket weaving at North Carolina

Mascot news: Louisiana State Tiger mascot under fire

As LSU battles in the final round of the College World Series, could the Tigers be facing extinction?

According to a recent article, an LSU student petition is calling for the elimination of the Louisiana Tigers moniker and mascot. The student petition states that the tiger symbol and name were used in the Jim Crow south to honor a Confederate regiment called Louisiana’s Tigers. The Tigers were ferocious fighters and committed numerous racist atrocities. Additionally, the petition goes on to state that “It’s also cruel to cage a wild animal for the amusement of privileged white people. They’ve never been in a cage!” Continue reading Mascot news: Louisiana State Tiger mascot under fire

What’s in a name? Just ask Holy Cross faculty

The nickname for Holy Cross is the Crusaders. And, not surprisingly, the school’s newspaper is called The Crusader, a weekly newspaper published by the students of this small Jesuit college in Worchester, Massachusetts. DU athletic fans may recall that this university is the landing spot for former DU head basketball coach Joe Scott. Continue reading What’s in a name? Just ask Holy Cross faculty

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

The University of Denver announces $140 million in campus capital projects

Photo: DU’s student Driscoll Center, constructed in the mid-eighties, will be redesigned to better accommodate current student needs.

As part of DU’s Impact 2025 strategic plan, the University will invest $140 million dollars over the next three years on campus capital projects according to the recently released Building for the Future. As we mentioned before, the University is focusing on designing and building community spaces on campus to drive the community to the University of Denver campus and keep students on campus.  Continue reading The University of Denver announces $140 million in campus capital projects

Former Pioneer star still needs our help

Photo: The Ford family and friends with Kortne Ford (mother right) on the Colorado Rapids’ visit to play Sporting KC earlier this season 

Having a sick parent is tough. But for DU alum and current Colorado Rapid Kortne Ford, only 21 years of age, he faces a mountain of challenges his first year away from DU.

Ford played soccer for three seasons for the University of Denver and was an outstanding student. After signing in January with the Rapids, he figured to be a backup this season. However, starting center back Axel Sjoberg is out for six to eight weeks because of an injury. So Ford has been getting starts for the Rapids. His head coach Pablo Mastroeni loves Ford’s attitude and effort. Continue reading Former Pioneer star still needs our help