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

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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.

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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

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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

Denver and Creighton Draw in Extra Time

Photo courtesy of Denver Men’s Soccer

The No. 8 ranked Denver Pioneers travelled to Omaha, Nebraska to face the No. 12 ranked Creighton Bluejays, finishing in a tie following extra time. The storied matchup between two well-respected programs translated onto the pitch, as the two teams battled each one another for 110 minutes. Continue reading Denver and Creighton Draw in Extra Time

Campus Lounge to close, meet-up scheduled for Sunday

The Denver Post reported that former DU All-American hockey player Jim Wiste is closing the Campus Lounge located in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood. The Campus Lounge has been a staple for Pioneer sports fans and locals who loved sports bars, even before sports bars became a category. Wiste recently held a memorial for popular hockey player Greg ‘Woody” Woods who recently passed away. The tavern was filled with Denver hockey royalty and locals from the neighborhood.  Continue reading Campus Lounge to close, meet-up scheduled for Sunday

DU Men Set to Shake Soccer’s Established Order

Photo: Expect 3,000+ spectators at Creighton’s Morrison Stadium Wednesday night  – Adam Streur Photography

Sure, Denver has played in a number of regular season tilts in hockey and lacrosse ranked as a top 10 program facing other top ranked programs . But off the ice and lacrosse field, this Wednesday night’s game is the biggest regular season game ever for the University of Denver.

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