Inside College Hockey gave a shout out to the DU students and the Boonetown organizers last weekend.
"Applause to scores of University of Denver students for their “Bring Back Boone” efforts during last weekend’s sweep of Michigan Tech. The Pioneers official mascot for 30 years (until 1998), Denver Boone is a caricature of a smiling western pioneer in a coonskin cap, originally sketched by Walt Disney. He was phased out by the school a decade ago, as was reported in the Washington Times, “after critics argued that he represented an era of Western imperialism and was offensive to women and minority groups.” Ridiculous. Keep up the good fight, DU students - 87 percent of whom, according to the Rocky Mountain News, recently voted to bring back the mascot for use as an official symbol of the school’s athletic programs."