State Cuts Will Likely Impact Summit League Membership

The stress on public state university budgets is probably going to directly impact Summit League membership.

The University of North Dakota, yes that North Dakota, from the Big Sky, has to make up a $1.8 million dollar annual shortfall in their athletic department. One of the options on the table is leaving the Big Sky to join the Summit League. UND President, Mark Kennedy, recently moved the department’s chief financial officer out of the athletic director’s control and under the university’s finance department, while forming a committee to examine “a number of factors, including the sports we participate in, conference participation, the number of athletes that we serve and the cost of the programs.Continue reading State Cuts Will Likely Impact Summit League Membership

Ice Breaker Tournament Q&A with BC Interruption

In case you hadn’t heard or if you live under a rock, the University of Denver is hosting the Ice Breaker Tournament, the annual traveling college hockey season kick-off event. Denver, Ohio State, Air Force, and Boston College are the four participants this year. Since BC is coming to Colorado, we couldn’t pass up another opportunity to do a Q&A with the awesome people over at BC Interruption. Continue reading Ice Breaker Tournament Q&A with BC Interruption

Three Things to Know about the ‘New’ Campus Lounge

Here are some details on the “new” Campus Lounge.

  • The name, Campus Lounge, and horse-shoe shaped bar will remain unchanged.
  • Instead of the usual beer served such as Miller and Budweiser, the new proprietors will offer beers from local craft breweries including Tivoli, Renegade, Epic and Spangalang. The same for more locally sourced foods and bistro comfort food.
  • It will have a retro style, playing on the 1950’s

The tavern is expected to reopen around Thanksgiving.

Weekend Recap

Road Warriors win a pair

Game(s) of the weekend: Women’s soccer found the back of the net and captured two big road wins to start Summit League play. On Friday afternoon, DU traveled to Western Illinois and took down the Leathernecks 1-0 on a goal by midfielder Riley Welch at the 29th minute. Then, on Sunday  Denver slipped by IUPUI on the road, 2-1. Denver got one goal each from Jessie Dancy and Hannah Adler. Denver overcame their season-long scoring drought and captured two big confidence building road wins to start league play. The Pioneers upped their record to 5-7-0, 2-0-0 Summit.

Next Match: October 9th vs. South Dakota State, noon, CIBER Field Continue reading Weekend Recap

Catching Up With DU Men’s Soccer Head Coach Jamie Franks

photo courtesy of Denver Athletics

With a 1-0 win over Eastern IllinoisDenver men’s soccer extended its regular season unbeaten streak to 28 games. Boasting a 9-0-2 record thus far in 2016, the Pioneers are maintaining their top ten status in the national rankings, currently ranked at #8. As such, the program is looking to advance further this year in hopes of winning its first national title. After going undefeated in the regular season last year and snapping its 29-match home unbeaten streak during the second round of the NCAA tournament, the team has returned with a vengeance and is determined to achieve their preseason goals.

Head Coach Jamie Franks, describes the impact losing in such a heartbreaker  against Southern Methodist University last season imposed on the team and the valuable lessons the players collected. Continue reading Catching Up With DU Men’s Soccer Head Coach Jamie Franks

Ryan Peck, Associate Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Departing for North Texas

In a somewhat surprising move, University of Denver Athletics Associate Vice Chancellor for External Affairs Ryan Peck has decided to leave DU to take a similar senior athletic administration position at the University of North Texas, in DU’s former Sun Belt Conference. Peck came to DU from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2011 and was promoted to his current position in 2014.

2016-17 University of Denver Hockey Season Preview

With the 2016-17 college hockey season getting underway this weekend (it marks just about a year since LetsGoDU came back!), polls are dominating conversation (dumb) and pundits are making their season predictions (dumb, but fun!). Of course, it also means that it’s time to break out the annual LetsGoDU hockey preview. Continue reading 2016-17 University of Denver Hockey Season Preview

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

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