Monthly Archives: January 2012

We Have Spirit—DU?

University of Denver Cheerleaders attempt to rally support for DU Basketball Players

Every year, hundreds of talented athletes come to The University of Denver to become Denver Pioneers, and it’s easy to see why. Over the years, DU athletes have won 26 NCAA National Championships, 100 Individual National Championships, appeared at 92 NCAA Tournaments, attended 33 Conference Championships, earned 36 Conference Coach of the Year honors and 3 National Coach of the Year honors, had 265 All-Americans, had 377 All-Conference honors, and had 53 Olympians and 1 Hobey Baker Award winner. If that’s not enough, we have some of the best sports facilities around.

Even if you are not an athlete, school spirit is essential on all college campuses. Sports bring students with different interests, friends, and majors together, and give us a better sense of belonging, unity and community on campus.

One would think that these impressive statistics and DU’s incredible state-of-the-art facilities would draw hundreds of undergraduate students to sporting events that take place on campus each week. In addition, all sports facilities are well within walking distance for students living in the resident halls, and most games are free for students to attend with their student ID card; DU even bribes students with free gear and other prizes through a variety of incentive programs. Plenty of alumni and community members attend sporting events loyally. However, at the University of Denver, on any given game day, there is always plenty of room in the student section.

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