Every great student section in college hockey has something unique that makes it great. Whether it’s a creative chant or throwing a fish on the ice after a goal, each and every one of them has something different. Until the 2016-17 season, Denver lacked it. Sure, when CC and North Dakota came to town, the students showed up in force, but that was it. This year, though, despite the on-campus turmoil surrounding what the definition of acceptable school spirit is, Denver’s student section finally found that bit of uniqueness, that which set them apart: the DU Whiteboard. Continue reading More than just some good jokes: DU Whiteboard redefining Denver’s school spirit and passion→
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.
Most recent reports coming out of South Florida have Nashville Predators assistant coach Phil Housley moving to the top of the Florida Panther coaching candidate list – with DU’s Jim Montgomery in a solid secondary position. General Manager Dale Tallon will not be able to interview Housley until the end of the Preds’ Stanley Cup Final run against the Pittsburgh Penguins. So expect the already long, drawn out process to continue for several more weeks. Continue reading Phil Housley vaults to top of Panthers’ list→