Category Archives: University of Denver

DU Finalizes James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus

It has taken nearly a year but DU has finalized the purchase of a Rocky Mountain Campus. Originally thought to be the Beaver Village Condos in Winter Park, the new mountain campus will be near Ft. Collins on a sprawling 724-acre tract of land, currently named Magic Sky Ranch near Red Feather Lakes. According to sources, a key donor balked at the Winter Park site which was on a commercial parcel near the entrance to downtown Winter Park. The idea was to identify a parcel that provided more privacy and a more unique outdoor experience and it appears they have found exactly what they’re looking for with the James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus. Continue reading DU Finalizes James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus

DU Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions Slated for October 15th

Registration is still open for this year’s Denver Athletics Hall of Fame awards dinner to be held Friday, October 15th, 6-9 pm MT ahead of the Hall of Fame hockey game against Air Force on Saturday at Magness Arena. Originally scheduled for last year, but postponed due to COVID-19, this year’s induction class is one of the most impressive groups of athletic alumni ever assembled at DU. Continue reading DU Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions Slated for October 15th

Following Denver Athletics Just Got Easier

Denver Athletics launched a new mobile phone app with real-time game updates, scores, breaking news, and access to game tickets. The app can be customized to match the interest of each user and tickets will be electronically issued to customers who, in turn, download their tickets into their electronic wallets for presentation game day. Like many other entertainment outlets, Denver is rapidly phasing out paper tickets and moving to e-tickets. Continue reading Following Denver Athletics Just Got Easier

U.S. News Ranks Denver 93rd Best University

U.S. News College Rankings are the gold standard when it comes to comparing the merits of various colleges and universities. Last year, the University of Denver jumped an astounding  17 spots to number 80, an amazing move up the treasured ‘Top 100’. Denver fell back in the 2022 Best Universities category to #93, tied with Stony Brook University, University of Buffalo, University of California-Merced, University of Deleware and University of San Diego.  While many people may argue that college rankings are arbitrary, parents and students use published rankings to determine the value of their educational investment and as a ‘tie-breaker’ in college selection.

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Impending BYU Exit Opens the Door to West Coast Conference Membership for Denver

Brigham Young University’s (BYU) likely exit from the West Coast Conference (WCC) to the Big 12 will force membership changes at the West Coast Conference. Not only is BYU the conference’s second-best hoops program (behind Gonzaga, of course) but the Cougars have won eight consecutive WCC Commissioners Cup titles for all-around athletic success. Sound familiar? Denver rakes in the national Directors’Cup for all of Division I non-football schools on an annual basis. Continue reading Impending BYU Exit Opens the Door to West Coast Conference Membership for Denver

Puck Swami: DU Goes Hollywood, Stuns USC in Volleyball

I have a confession to make:

Like most of us spoiled Pioneer fans, women’s volleyball is not in my top handful of DU sports to watch. I know DU Coach Tom Hogan does a great job with what he has and the team is almost always a Summit League champion (or a contender for that title), but it seems like that’s been the ceiling on the program for a while now.  Beating South Dakota may be a good volleyball feat, but doing that is probably not going to move the needle very much at University and Asbury. To get average Joe fans like me interested in watching volleyball more regularly, DU probably needs to win beyond the Summit League level and become a national level, top-25 kind of program (as many of DU’s sports already are). Continue reading Puck Swami: DU Goes Hollywood, Stuns USC in Volleyball