From the Desk of LetsGoDU

LetsGoDU just completed one of the most exciting stretches of coverage since we returned in September. Over the past two weeks DU hockey faced rivals North Dakota and Colorado College in back-to-back weeks. During the stretch between February 7th and February 22nd, we published over 40 articles, mostly covering hockey but other topics of athletic interest as well. Continue reading From the Desk of LetsGoDU

UPDATE: Iconic Banner Mega-Boone, FOUND

Via his Facebook page, Denver Boone announced that Mega-Boone, the huge 20×25 foot iconic banner portraying the Walt Disney-created illustration of Boone, was found and returned to safety.

This announcement comes on the heels of a LetsGoDU report and a follow-up Fox 31 story about Boone’s ejection from the Battle on Blake and subsequent loss of Mega-Boone. Continue reading UPDATE: Iconic Banner Mega-Boone, FOUND

Puck Swami on the Battle on Blake: Think Big, Denver!

Photo Credit: John Leyba, The Denver Post

Puck Swami is the internet moniker for a longtime DU fan and alumnus. He shares his views periodically for LetsGoDU.

“I didn’t know there were that many DU jerseys in Denver. It was awesome to see.” — University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery after DU’s 4-1 win over rival Colorado College in the “Battle on Blake” Continue reading Puck Swami on the Battle on Blake: Think Big, Denver!

Three Pioneers Capture NCHC Player of the Week Honors

Photo Credit: DU Athletics

The NCHC announced today that Danton Heinen, Dylan Gambrell, and Will Butcher received conference player of the week honors. Heinen and Gambrell were named offensive player and rookie of the week, respectively, for the second week in a row while Butcher was named defenseman of the week. Continue reading Three Pioneers Capture NCHC Player of the Week Honors

Update: DU Scrapes Final Remnants of ‘GI Tech’

We published a Veterans Day article celebrating DU’s important role in educating veterans returning from World War II. The University grew to 15,000 students with the addition of barracks and quonset huts along the south side of Iliff Avenue to serve returning GI’s.

The last visible vestige of DU’s role in educating ‘the greatest generation’ was recently scraped (featured photo) – likely to make room for parking or a new structure. Continue reading Update: DU Scrapes Final Remnants of ‘GI Tech’

Fox 31 News: Where’s Boone and Who’s Responsible?

As we reported yesterday, Boone was escorted out of the Battle on Blake because his face was covered. In the process, Mega Boone was lost as well since Boone was originally in charge of watching after the banner. Continue reading Fox 31 News: Where’s Boone and Who’s Responsible?

The First 48 – No Time for Grief

Detectives in major cities around the country race against the clock, knowing that if they don’t find a lead within the first 48 hours, their chances of solving a case are cut in half. – Television Series – The First 48, Opening Dialogue.

Denver Boone, mascot handlers, and LetsGoDU spent Sunday running down leads to find the whereabouts of iconic Mega-Boone. The gigantic banner, located in the DU student section at Coors Field, was left unattended when Denver Boone was ejected for having no head cover.

A logical person has to question this Coors Field policy. According to their published rules and regulations – Clothing which conceals a guest’s face is prohibited, including but not limited to, costumes and masks – So, how do 3 out of 4 (below) make it to the ‘old ball game’.  Continue reading The First 48 – No Time for Grief

With Exhilarating Win Comes Stunning Loss

Photo: This grainy image is the last known sighting of the huge Denver Boone banner, known as ‘Mega Boone’ , which was proudly displayed in the student section after Denver’s 3rd and 4th goals at Coors Stadium.

What started as a night of celebration ended in sadness for Denver Boone when the gigantic Mega-Boone banner disappeared following the win over Colorado College. Continue reading With Exhilarating Win Comes Stunning Loss

Denver Wins Battle on Blake, Sweeps Gold Pan Season Series

In front of a record 35,144 fans at Coors Field, the No. 10 University of Denver Pioneers beat in-state rival, the unranked Colorado College Tigers, 4-1 to cap a memorable Battle on Blake. In the process, the Pioneers swept the season series with the Tigers and improved their record against the team from Colorado Springs to 8-0 in the last two years. Continue reading Denver Wins Battle on Blake, Sweeps Gold Pan Season Series

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