Matt Carle is the lone DU Alum alive in the NHL playoffs now that Philadelphia has advanced to the 2nd Round. Carle led all NHL defensemen in even-strength points during the regular season. He's quietly establishing himself as one of the better defensemen in the league.
Two DU recruits are still alive in the USHL Semi-Finals that kick off on Friday night. Josiah Didier plays for Cedar Rapids and Daniel Doremus plays for Sioux Falls. There is a possibility that they could face each other in the finals as their teams are on opposite sides of the bracket.
Mesa State College trustees voted to change their name to Colorado Mesa University if the Colorado state legislature gives its approval. The college has budgeted $400,000 to make the name change on everything from letterheads to signs. Metro State last week suspended its plans to rename itself Denver State University after DU objected.