DU Unveils Boone Replacements

If it walks like an Elk, sounds like an Elk and looks like an Elk --- Its not a "Pioneer" 
(above) The DU Elk featured in the mascot survey
(above) The DU Mountaineer featured in the DU survey
(above) The DU Jackalope

One Final News & Notes From Around PioNation

(above) President Washington's farewell address in 1796
New University of Denver head hockey coach Jim Montgomery is profiled today in the Denver Post.  The article covers everything from his development in youth hockey to his professional career and his rise in the coaching ranks.
Looks like DU's move to the Big East conference came just in the nick of time.  Today Johns Hopkins will announce they are moving to the Big Ten conference in lacrosse.  The departure of DU, Ohio State & Michigan this year and Loyola and Notre Dame in recent years decimated the ECAC.
After eight years, 1.5 million visits, 5755 posts, 32,596 reader comments and countless laughs; LetsGoDU is ceasing operations today.  LetsGoDU averaged 30 visits a day in 2005 to almost a thousand visits per day in recent years and its been a wonderful journey.  We launched a mascot, built school spirit to unprecedented heights, covered many epic victories and more than a few heartbreaking DU losses.  To those who supported DU through this Blog [du78 & many others] and helped PioNation fight the good fight, we say thank you.  To the many DU students who shared our vision and supported school spirit and Boone, you helped change the culture at the University of Denver for the better.  Like Boone, LetsGoDU is leaving on top.

Commemorative DU Lacrosse Stick Features Boone

(above) This commemorative lacrosse stick honoring DU's Senior Class featuring Boone was profiled in Inside Lacrosse