It took an outside investigation and eventual leak to The Athletic and other media outlets to finally throttle an attempt by the current University of Michigan athletics director, Warde Manual, to renew the contract of embattled hockey head coach Mel Pearson. Pearson was fired when the details of the Michigan internal investigation went public.
We’re mostly meat and potatoes at LetsGoDU but amidst all of the closings and new apartments replacing old favorites, there is going to be a new option out there for others to try near DU. A plant-based burger joint, Next Level Burger, is opening their first restaurant in Colorado, west of DU on Evans Avenue. The chain operates in Oregon and Washington and this will be the chain’s first Colorado spot. Continue reading Next Level Burger Joint Set to Open on Evans
In 2018, The University of Denver created a strategic plan. Denver Impact 2025 to position the University of Denver for the future. How well is Denver following on those plans? Has the change of chancellors (Rebecca Chopp to Jeremy Haefner), COVID-19, and the many other challenges faced by higher education stifled the strategic plan? Continue reading Is DU Delivering on Denver Impact 2025?
A seedy La Quinta motel at Buchtel & Colorado Boulevard is receiving the wrecking ball treatment along with a Perkins Restaurant as housing and residential buildings continue to pop up in the University and University Park neighborhoods. The latest project is one mile east of the Ritchie Center. This project is in addition to a new building at Josephine & Evans (one block East of University & Evans) and a massive housing project at Evans & Broadway. Continue reading Buchtel Blvd Perkins and La Quinta Bite the Dust
The hits just keep on coming for the Bonnie Brae neighborhood. Last month, Bonnie Brae Tavern closed. Now, across the street, the Saucy Noodle, a cozy casual Italian sit-down restaurant is preparing to close according to a Denver Post story. The family-style restaurant, operating in the same location for 58 years, is now on a month-to-month lease after its building was sold for $2.2 million in mid-July. Continue reading The Saucy Noodle on the Way Out of Bonnie Brae
Kim Kardashian, a socialite, model, media personality, and businesswoman brought the Instagram world to a buzz with a recent photo. The photo, taken with her new boyfriend Pete Davidson, featured a partial view of a hockey sweater with little clue to its origin. A number of internet forensic sleuths used reverse internet photo searches and believe it is reasonable to conclude that Ms. Kardashian was wearing the new hockey jersey, commemorating the Denver Pioneers’ ninth NCAA national championship. Continue reading Kim Kardashian Shocks Fashionistas with Commemorative DU Jersey
University of Denver athletics fans are not exactly well-known for traveling to distant venues. However, this just might be the year to hit the road to follow the Pios. Here are four great trips to watch the Denver Pioneers and enjoy the local sites and cuisine. Continue reading Four Incredible Fall DU Athletics Road Trips
The Denver Broncos football team announced this morning that DU alum Condoleezza Rice is set to join the franchise’s new ownership group. Rice has long expressed an interest in the NFL, citing the role of Commissioner of the NFL as her ‘dream job.’ She took it one step further with her role as part of the ownership group of the Broncos which will be directing the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goddell. Continue reading DU Alumna Condoleezza Rice Secures Stake in Denver Broncos
The Denver Hockey program made history last season with four Pioneers picked in the first three rounds of the 2021 NHL Draft. This year, they very nearly matched that feat for the second straight year as four incoming Pioneers – F Rieger Lorenz (R2, #56 overall), F Miko Matikka (R3, #67), F Aidan Thompson (R3, #90), and D Garrett Brown (R4, #99) – were selected in the first 99 picks. The shocker of the draft, however, was that rising sophomore forward Jack Devine, a key piece of the Pioneers’ third line last season, fell to the seventh round at #221 after being projected to get selected in the second or third round. But when all was said and done, the 2022 draft was just a bit better than last year’s draft with one more Pioneer getting selected this time around. Continue reading Five Current & Future Pioneers Selected in 2022 NHL Draft