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Postscript – NCAA Compromises for Big 12

As a follow-up to yesterday’s article on the Big 10 proposal to require inner-league divisions and league championship game for football conferences in order to qualify for the national championship playoffs, the NCAA FBS members voted yesterday on a compromise which will only require a league championship game. The means, essentially, that the Big 12 will not be required to add two teams to create divisions. However, they must hold a playoff between their top two teams in order to qualify for the national championship playoffs.

Perfect 10 for DU Women Athletes

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Photo: denverpioneers.com

Many of DU’s athletes compete in relative anonymity. Still, this year has shown some eye opening individual and team performances from DU women.

  • Gymnast Nina McGee, performing a floor exercise at a home event this weekend at Magness Arena, scored a perfect 10.  The DU team went on to defeat Southern Utah and West Virginia.
  • Paige Bradley, a senior guard, scored her 1,000th Pioneer point on January 1st and then led the Pioneers to two consecutive victories this week over North Dakota State and IPFW. She scored a career high 31 against NDSU and chipped in 13 Saturday in an overtime home win.

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Mascot Controversy Continues to Rage

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As temperatures plunge for the NFL Vikings – Seahawks wildcard game this Sunday, in Minneapolis, the response to former mascot Joe Juranitch has heated up. As reported by LetsGoDU earlier this week, Juranitich, who played the mascot ‘Ragnar the Viking’ for 21 years, received his unconditional release this fall after seeking a hefty pay raise from $1,500 per game to $20,000 per game. On a Fox pregame video prior to last weekend’s Viking-Greenbay game, Juranitich ditched his Viking helmet & horns and donned a cheesehead – enough to boil blood in Minnesota.  Continue reading Mascot Controversy Continues to Rage

LetsGoDU Wants Your Comments

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Any blog is only as good as the its readers and your comments. We have been fine-tuning the new LetsGoDU website and it is now easier than ever to post your comments, either by name or anonymously. Also, if you have suggestions or recommendations regarding LetsGoDU, go to the home page menu, select ABOUT at the top of the page and there is a comment section for your input.

Go Pioneers!

Surging Real Estate Prices Hit Close to DU

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Photo: $82 million dollar One Observatory Place

According to the Denver Business Journal, one of the most expensive real estate transactions in Denver history just took place near DU for a jaw-dropping $82 million dollars. Located at the S.E. corner of University and E. Evans Ave., the property includes 213 apartments in 11 stories and 23,366 square feet of retail that is occupied by tenants such as Qdoba and Bank of America. The per-apartment price, excluding the retail space, was about $345,000, the highest ever paid for a 50-plus unit apartment complex in Denver. Continue reading Surging Real Estate Prices Hit Close to DU

Turncoat Mascot Sends a Chill Across the Upper Midwest

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LetsGoDU covered the controversy this past fall when the Minnesota Vikings mascot, Ragnar, was dumped by the team. In a public news release, the Vikings graciously thanked Joe Juranitch who played Ragnar for his service but stated, “it was time to move on”. Behind the scenes, Mr. Juaranitch was campaigning for an astounding pay increase from $1,500 per game to $20,000 per game.

All was quiet until this past weekend. Then, in the ultimate display of betrayal to the mascot code, Ragner  in a video that aired Sunday morning on Fox swapped out his Viking helmet for a cheesehead in a nod to the Vikings key rival, the dreaded Packers. Randy Moss, a commentator for Fox quickly condemned this act of betrayal to Minnesota. Continue reading Turncoat Mascot Sends a Chill Across the Upper Midwest

Bad Boy Antics Open the Door to Furious Comeback

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Reason #1,264 why fans should be glad DU does not sponsor football.

Lovers of history will remember the battle-cry “Remember the Alamo” that later spurred on the forces of Sam Houston at San Jacinto. Rest assured, Texas Christian University football fans will remember this year’s roller coaster Alamo Bowl.

TCU’s Bad Boy QB, Trevone Boykin, was arrested early Thursday morning in San Antonio, two days before the Valero Alamo Bowl between No. 11 TCU and No. 15 Oregon kicked off. According to reports, San Antonio police claim Boykin was arrested after hitting a patrol officer following a fight at Pat O’Brien’s — a New Orleans-themed night club on Alamo Plaza. Continue reading Bad Boy Antics Open the Door to Furious Comeback