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.
Our own Puck Swami asked the question about the Pioneers’ recent success and concluded that coaching played a critical role in Denver’s success along with recruiting the right players to build a winning culture.
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→
The University of Denver, a private institution, continues to thrive in today’s operating environment and is preparing to welcome more than 1,400 first-year students in September. That number is slightly higher than last year. A recent fundraiser, One Day for DU, generated $413,630 for various DU programs and Chancellor Chopp has been steadily increasing the university endowment to 607 million dollars with plans to take that figure to 1 billion dollars in upcoming campaigns.
The Omaha World-Herald recently wrote an exposé on the University of Nebraska Omaha’s athletic budget deficit that had surged from $4.3 million in 2010-2011 to $8.6 million last year. We recently wrote a satirical piece on their debt as it was associated with Baxter Arena, the home of Omaha’s hockey team. The University is understandably looking at all avenues to trim expenses to include student fees, a salary freeze, country club memberships, and athletic department travel and expenses to bring down the gaping deficit.