If things had gone according to plan, the University of Denver would be rolling out its "Evolution of DU's mascot" event right now, highlighting past icons and introducing a new mascot, chosen after the 76-member Mascot Steering Committee studied the subject, narrowed down the options, then surveyed ... More >>
After months of study by the 76-member Pioneer Mascot Steering Committee, which included an online survey sent to 78,032 members of the greater University of Denver community, the committee just released its decision on the hunt for a new mascot. Is the school's new symbol for the Pioneers the Elk? ... More >>
Will Guy didn't set out to minor in civics when he transferred to the University of Denver. He just wanted a good education in design. "On my first tour," he recalls, "I just out of curiosity asked what the mascot was. The tour guide gave me a puzzled look and gave me a brief rundown of what had hap ... More >>
The University of Denver has been meeting with members of the DU community to discuss the "mascot development" process. Doug Hirsh has been following the process with particular interest: He was the first human Denver Boone, chosen to portray the caricature that Walt Disney donated to DU to serve as ... More >>
Is the University of Denver's hunt for a new mascot turning into a Boone-doggle? That's what some alumni are wondering after attending a Thursday focus group, part of a campus-wide process to calm controversy and select a new mascot. Denver Boone, a coonskin cap-wearing caricature, was adopted as th ... More >>
The 2013 Best of Denver issue is on stands now, and in its 196 pages you'll find Westword's picks for the best people, places and services in Denver. Along the way, we asked you to nominate and then vote for your favorites online, via paper ballots and through text messages during a poll that lasted ... More >>
The University of Denver Pioneers have always had that fighting spirit -- but lately, much of the fight has focused on the school's long-defunct mascot, a bearded, coonskin-cap-wearing cartoon character named Denver Boone, which was designed by a Walt Disney artist and served as the school's officia ... More >>
On Wednesday, the University of Denver will host this election's first presidential debate -- and the first of its kind in Denver. DU has been getting ready for its close-up for months, and the stakes are high for both the school and the candidates. If the night is a success, no matter which candida ... More >>
Denver blog posts want you...to click on them! The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic shares a video in which members of the DU Pioneers put homophobia in the penalty box. Max Denver thinks Peyton Manning's presence changes everything. Denver PR Blog: Crocs has launched a style blogger program. ... More >>
Real riders slide in Soup d'Jour.
The Central Library surveys the brief, brilliant career of Frank Mechau.
The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative carves out a good time.
Colorado College-University of Denver hockey rivalry
University of Denver Pioneers Hockey
University of Denver Women's Tennis
Fans chill as pro hockey pucks up.
Disc Dogs teaches Rover the rules
Women's tennis is the latest from the new Pi dynasty.
Slapshot , Colorado Eagles
African-American art is up at DU, while Mizel surveys the Jewish roots of the comics.
Winter Women's Workshop is hot
Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.
The media outlets that helped Ocean Journey float aren't mentioning their roles now that it's sinking.
Hard-court hardcores are held hostage by the season.
From the week of February 14, 2002
DU's hockey team is making noise again.
University of Denver Ski Team
DU Pioneers Hockey
P.T. Barnum was a great showman, but Denver's Bart Barnum may be just as good.
Magness Arena, Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, University of Denver
What do Bill Owens and Bert from Sesame Street have in common? Pigeons.
Tradition and innovation come together for The West: New Ways/Old Visions.