The weather looks to be in the 60’s and 70’s this week in Denver. And Pioneer athletes are coming off an undefeated weekend, led by a hockey win and tie against #4 Notre Dame. At LetsGoDU, we often talk about school spirit. What better weekend than October 20th & 21st to visit the campus and enjoy DU homecoming weekend? Continue reading 2017 DU Homecoming Weekend
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Defending college football champion Clemson Tigers have a problem – students are not going to football games and the ones who do either come late or leave early. “We need our students to be there the whole game. And we need our fans to be there in the third quarter,” said Dabo Swinney last week. “We need to show up, and let’s have the same great atmosphere as we have every single week”. Continue reading Z’s are Changing the Game
As a winter storm rolled through Denver Sunday night and into Monday, the Pioneers dodged the bullet with most sports either inactive or on the road. The next scheduled home games for Denver are swimming and volleyball which will be played indoors at the El Pomar Natatorium and Hamilton Gym respectively on Friday.
Men’s soccer is in Tulsa Tuesday evening; women’s tennis in Salt Lake City Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday while women’s soccer is in Tulsa Thursday night.
At the conclusion of the storm late Monday afternoon, Denver will get sunny and temperatures will move to the 50’s and 60’s for the balance of the week with no precipitation expected.
The University of Denver announced Monday that Turnkey Sports has been retained as the executive recruiting firm to identify and screen candidates to replace Peg Bradley-Doppes, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation. Turnkey specializes in athletic department staff and coaching hires.
Illustration: Can Trev Albert navigate his way back to his alma mater the University of Nebraska Lincoln?
Thursday afternoon, the University of Nebraska fired their Athletic Director, Shawn Eichorst, after consecutive poor starts to the football season and last weekend’s disappointing loss to Northern Illinois 21-17.
Eyes were immediately cast to Omaha where AD Trev Alberts pilots the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s program. Could Alberts be the next skipper of Big Red athletics? Continue reading Will Omaha’s Trev Alberts leave for Nebraska AD Job?
Remember the Horizon League?
Yes, the conference that poached IUPUI from the Summit League on three days notice this past summer. The last-minute change on June 23rd hurt their fellow Summit League peers by damaging soccer, basketball, volleyball, and basketball programs that had already cemented their schedules for 2017-2018. It is typical that universities provide proper notice, of usually 1 year, before departing their conferences or pay a penalty – in this case $1 million.
Now, the Horizon League has sued both Valparaiso and their new conference – the Missouri Valley. As you may recall, Valparaiso exited the Horizon league in early May this past summer.
And the Horizon’s argument? Continue reading You have to laugh…at the Horizon League
The fall session officially begins today on the DU campus. While DU athletes have already been busy on the pitch and on the courts, new undergraduates join the Pioneer ranks.
Stay tuned to LetsGoDU as we follow DU athletics into a new and exciting year. With a banner raising and a title defense along with a number of teams vying for national titles, it is bound to be one of Denver’s best years ever.
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We’ve now had a few days to process the major change in athletic leadership coming our way as DU fans: DU Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes announced her retirement at the end of the 2017/18 school year. While longtime DU Deputy Athletic Director Ron Grahame is taking over the athletic director’s day-to-day responsibilities immediately, DU also announced that a nationwide search would take place this year to ultimately fill the vice-chancellor’s position that Peg has filled so well for the last nearly 15 years. Continue reading Puck Swami: DU Athletic leadership change offers new Vice Chancellor possibilities
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In case you missed the news, University of Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes announced in her 14th annual Divisional Address this week some changes at the top of the athletic department. She announced that Ron Grahame, former DU hockey goalie and long time DU administrator would take over the role of the day-to-day athletic director, effective immediately. Bradley-Doppes also announced that she plans to retire next June 30, after the end of the academic and athletic year. She will remain in her current position for 2017-18, but with a focus on more long-term projects and fundraising. Continue reading Making sense of the shakeup atop Denver’s athletic department
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Peg Bradley-Doppes has announced (DenverPioneers.com) that she will be stepping down from her current role and retiring from the University of Denver in June 2018. She will be immediately replaced by Ron Grahame while the University launches a search for her replacement in the fall.
According the announcement, she will continue her role as Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations until then, but will shift her focus to high-end fundraising, coaching endowments, raising money for the Denver Tennis Park and other Capital Projects.
Peg Bradley-Doppes announcement comes at the high water mark for Denver Athletics since moving to NCAA D1 athletics.
LetsGoDU will provide our point of view on the changes at University and Evans in an article tomorrow.