|(above) For the second time this week Westword takes aim at DU's controversial mascot search, this time focusing on the Mascot Task Force and the process they are using to select a new mascot|
by Patricia Calhoun
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 the image of the DU Pioneers back in 1968; although he was banished three decades later, Chancellor Robert Coombe agreed in 2008 that Boone could return in an unofficial capacity. But now that era is over.