|(above) Boone is Baaaaaaaack|
photo credit: Tracy Ostrofsky
According to several DU students on Facebook, the administration of the University of Denver has approved a request to name Denver Boone the Official "Student" Mascot of the university. The news is posted on Boone's Facebook Page.
Although details of the agreement have yet to be made public, it should mean more access for Boone at DU sporting events and hopefully merchandise sales. Thanks go out to student leaders on campus who worked over the summer to make this a reality.
Boone's Wikipedia page has the details of Boone's history at the University of Denver and the controversy arose in 2008. In 2009 after the administration vetoed Boone's return as official mascot, twenty DU alums, students and fans contributed $6,000 to design and build the Boone costume.
Boone's appearance at the 2011 Baltimore Final Four Lacrosse Championship may have played a role in today's decision. Boone was featured on the Baltimore Raven's Jumbotron, posed for hundreds of photos and showed the administration what a powerful brand he could be for the university.