Real Estate Surge Beginning to Strain University Park Neighborhood

Photo: Realtors post ‘Coming Soon’ signs’ to generate interest. On average, houses are selling in less than 10 days after listing in Denver.

Surging real estate values are changing the University Park neighborhood and all of Denver. This price surge is impacting businesses, residents, and students.

According to the Denver Business Journal, Metro Denver continues to outperform the national average on home-resale price gains, maintaining year-over-year increases over 9 percent for another month, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices report. In July, the only major U.S. cities among the 20 closely tracked by Case-Shiller to see greater annual price gains were Portland, Oregon (up 12.4 percent) and Seattle (up 11.2 percent). Denver’s Case-Shiller home price index reached a new high of 187.42 in July. That means that local home resale prices averaged 87.4 percent higher than they were in the benchmark month of January 2000, according to the Case-Shiller report series, based on non-seasonally-adjusted data. Continue reading Real Estate Surge Beginning to Strain University Park Neighborhood

The Pio Posse Basketball Ticket Deal Ends this Week

Time is quickly running out on the Pio Posse ticket deal which ends midnight Thursday, September 29th. This new fan-generated club was created for alumni and friends of the program who want to sit behind DU’s bench and cheer on the Denver Pioneers. Our goal is simple: create a measurable home court advantage for DU hoops. This premium ticket offer is aimed at new season ticket-holders with discounted seats priced at only $99.00 for the season – 13 home games. After September 29th, all season tickets in section #20 will cost $130.00.   Continue reading The Pio Posse Basketball Ticket Deal Ends this Week

Denver Post Reveals Vegan Buyer

The only beef burrito in the new Campus Lounge may have to be in your stomach.

In a Denver Post reveal, the new owner of the shuttered Campus Lounge is said to be Dan Landes. The Post goes on to state:

Landes opened his first vegetarian restaurant, WaterCourse Foods on East 13th Ave in 1998 (it’s now located at 837 E. 17th Ave.) He ran it until 2015, when he sold it to the general manager of City O’ City. Landes switched focus to City O’ City, 206 E 13th Ave, and his vegan bakery next door, Make, Believe Bakery, which opened to the public on Aug. 4. Continue reading Denver Post Reveals Vegan Buyer

DU Weekend Sports Recap

Riding a roller coaster never looked so good

The 8th ranked DU men’s soccer team played the game of the weekend on Saturday in a back and forth affair with IPFW. Defensive midfielder Graham Smith scored the game’s opening goal in the first half and the final goal in the 79th minute to squeak by Fort Wayne 4-3 in DU’s  Summit League opener at CIBER Field. This game was called ‘sloppy’ by head coach Jamie Franks but overall, it’s tough to call and 8-0-2 record a disappointment. Continue reading DU Weekend Sports Recap

Denver announces expanded partnership with Altitude TV to include hockey and basketball

In some excellent news, the University of Denver department of athletics announced via Twitter that it will expand its partnership with Altitude TV, effective almost immediately. Coming off a year when most DU athletic events weren’t televised thanks to ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain’s inability to implement flexible scheduling, DU likely wanted a way to maximize its television reach. Continue reading Denver announces expanded partnership with Altitude TV to include hockey and basketball

Damien Goddard – Godfather of DU Spirit

Pictured: Damien Goddard

If you are new to LetsGoDU or just like to reminisce about the past, we are republishing an article from The University of Denver Magazine from October 22nd, 2010 entitled Alum Works to Build School Spirit. The article is about Damien Goddard and his efforts to build school spirit at DU. On his own, from Houston, Texas, Damien created LetsGoDU and published over 6000 articles and stories. Many of us in distant cities made LetsGoDU our first read of the day. He also designed, developed, and still supports Denver’s ‘unofficial mascot’ Denver Boone. Known for his ability to create excitement and organize big events, Goddard pushed the boundaries of school administrators but was always a steadfast friend of DU athletics, coaches, students, and alums. As we move into our second year of the renewed and refurbished LetsGoDU, we have always tried to make Damien proud in everything we do.

The article below was written by ‘Staff‘ – to protect the author.

Enjoy! Continue reading Damien Goddard – Godfather of DU Spirit

It’s Time to Honor George Gwozdecky

The DU hockey world is in near perfect alignment. DU, under head coach Jim Montgomery, is poised for another strong season following its first trip to the Frozen Four in over a decade. The athletic department is coming off its 8th Directors Cup in nine years. And former Denver head coach George Gwozdecky is still doing what he loves to do, according to a recent article – mentoring young hockey players at Valor Christian High School.

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Puck Swami: Goodbye, Campus Lounge

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-6-30-38-pmCampus Lounge Interior, Denver, Colorado – August 2016  – Photo by Jake Norris

The announcement that the Campus Lounge in Denver would be closing its doors this week hit us old-time Pio fans hard.

One fan said, “It’s the end of an era.”

Another told me that the loss “feels like losing your favorite Uncle.”

A third chum said, “It’s like getting your finger chopped off. You know you’re still going to live, but life will never be the same.”

And while the University Boulevard bar will soon reopen under a different name and owner, it truly will never be the same. Continue reading Puck Swami: Goodbye, Campus Lounge

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