Monday, June 06, 2011

Peg Bradley-Doppes Lists DU's Accomplishments

In an open letter to DU Fans & Supporters, University of Denver Athletic Director Peg Bradley-Doppes lists DU's considerable accomplishments in athletics on both the playing fields and classroom.

Its an interesting insight into the Athletic Department and where DU ranks among peer institutions.  Check it out.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Considering that the school has only been full D-I for 12 years and must travel great distances for many of its away games, the Pioneers' incredible athletic success as a department, on and off the field, court, ice and snow is kind of astounding...

Anonymous said...

DU has done well for themselves athletically. Considering the lack of football and a quality b-ball program, they have done exceptionally well.

4 eyed Zebra said...

DU keeps raising tuition and
the basketball program keeps losing money and moving from the sun belt conference is not going to help recruiting. If they are not careful they could find themselves strapped for cash just like in the pre Ritchie era, when they were cutting sports left and right

Pioneer Man said...

DU is in a very good overall financial position right now. Applications and academic quality are increasing every year, and the Capital Campaign to raise $500 million in mostly endowment funds is going well. The $350 million overall DU budget is balanced. Tuition being raised yearly seems to have no material effect on enrollment - in fact, the dirty little secret of top 100 private schools like DU seems to be the higher sticker prices actually generate more applicants, especially those from upscale backgrounds who are considering other expensive schools.

DU's athletics program, like 95% of other D-I programs, will never generate enough money to be self- sufficient department. The DU athletics yearly budget is $25 million, and hockey generates about a million or two in profit. Do the math.

I don't see DU cutting anything right now.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. Higher tuition, while it sucks for the everyday Joe, actually drives applications and thus yields a higher caliber student body. Most consumers out there associate higher price with better quality.

dggoddard said...

Its pretty shocking to hear that state schools like UCLA and Penn State now charge more than DU for out of state students.