Happy (Fiscal) New Year to the University of Colorado athletic department
The athletic department at the University of Colorado is some $21 million in debt. The shortfall for the just concluded 2013-14 fiscal year is somewhere in the neighborhood of $3.9 million. The $143 million capital improvements program is only fractionally paid for.
And yet the financial picture for...
From the Inside Out
Colorado picked up its second offensive line commit from the Recruiting Class of 2015 this weekend, when three-star prospect Tim Lynott from Aurora gave his verbal commitment to become a Buff. Lynott joins Dillon Middlemiss from Westminster on CU’s list of future Buffs, giving Mike MacIntyre and his staff not only two offensive line commits, but two...
Spencer Dinwiddie, the University of Colorado, and the NBA Draft
While we’re waiting to fill in the blanks concerning Spencer Dinwiddie’s future, below is a look at CU’s history with the NBA draft, including all-time draftees, drafts by picks and teams, and a list of CU players (16 in all) who were in uniform around the world this past season …
Recruiting the next great quarterback – The NCAA “Arm Race”
There has been a great deal of discussion this spring about the NCAA instituting an early signing period for high school recruits. Moving up the national Signing Day from the first Wednesday in February to early December or even to the August before the prospect’s senior year has been debated at length by...
To FCS or Not to FCS - Is that the Question for Colorado?
This past week, the University of Arizona announced that it had put into place a pair of home-and-home series for future non-conference games. The Wildcats will take on Mississippi State in 2022 and 2023, and San Diego State in 2021 and 2022.
While the Wildcats’ matchup with the Bulldogs from Starksville doesn’t...
Ed O’Bannon et al. vs. NCAA – The trial which could change collegiate athletics
On Monday, the long-awaited (five years) trial of Ed O’Bannon against the NCAA gets underway in Oakland, California. The trial and its implications will almost certainly have wide-ranging and long-lasting effects upon college sports.
From ESPN … After nearly five years...
A Dog Named Mouse
Friday, June 4th, 2010.
Just another day …
The Dow Jones Industrial average lost over 300 points, falling below 10,000 … In Bozeman, the high was 64 degrees, with intermittent showers – not an atypical forecast for early June … Tensions ran high in the Gulf, as oil continued to flow out of a ruptured BP well …
… It was also the day we...
Colorado Recruiting Class of 2009 – A Look Back
If you regularly check out the CU at the Game “Archive Game of the Week“, you have likely noticed that this spring we have been rotating through CU seasons in five year increments. Game stories from 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004 have been posted, and we are just getting started with the 2009 season.
Currently up on...
Orlando Sentinel ranks Colorado No. 92 nationally
Full write-up can be found here.
Strengths: Freshman Sefo Liufau stepped into the starting quarterback role midway through last season, replacing struggling Connor Wood. During seven starts, Liufau completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,779 yards and 12 touchdowns while throwing seven...
The months of May and June are supposed to be the quietest of the college football season. Spring practices are done, summer conditioning has yet to begin … even the preseason magazines have yet to hit the shelves in the bookstores.
Still, while CU’s football players are enjoying the longest stretch of unsupervised respite they have all season (from...
Eric Bieniemy or Rashaan Salaam for College Football Hall of Fame?
Last December, former Colorado head coach Bill McCartney entered the College Football Hall of Fame. McCartney, the Buffs’ all-time leader in wins, and the coach of CU’s only national championship team and only Heisman trophy winner, became the 7th Buff to be so honored. McCartney joined Byron White (inducted...
A Groundbreaking Event
Hard to believe it’s actually happening.
But it’s real.
In case you haven’t received your invitation to the CU groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, May 12th, here’s one for you:
For Colorado and its fans, the ceremonial turning of shovels is more than just a symbolic gesture that a $143 million project is officially...
CU at the NFL Draft
Some notes about the University of Colorado and the NFL draft …
- Colorado has had 24 first round draft picks in NFL history. The highest-ever pick was Bo Matthews, taken as the No. 2 overall pick by San Diego in 1974. Colorado is one of only three schools in the Pac-12 (the Arizona schools being the others) to not have at least one No. 1 overall...
CU Is Better … By George
Finals week has descended upon the University of Colorado, with graduation coming on Friday, May 9th.
As the 2013-14 school year comes to a close, so too is the curtain coming down on the first academic year under CU’s sixth-ever athletic director, Rick George. At the time of last year’s spring graduation, George was with the Texas Rangers...
Josh Scott, Addison Gillam and Juda Parker amongst players honored at CUSPY’s
Full CUSPY’s write-up can be found at cubuffs.com. Some excerpts:
- Rune Oedegaard (skiing) and Josh Scott (basketball) were the co-recipients of the Male Athlete of the Year Award, the second straight year the award was split between Oedegaard and a men’s hoopster...
To: CU Football Team
From: The Buff Nation
Subject: It’s Time
It may seem hard to believe, but we’ve been through this before.
Of course, since it happened before you were born, it doesn’t seem like anything but ancient history.
For many of us in the Buff Nation, though, it seems like yesterday.
I’m talking about the early 1980′s, when Colorado football was a...
Should He Stay Or Should He Go?
On January 8, 2014, Spencer Dinwiddie had a bad game.
Dinwiddie scored only six points, but his Colorado Buffaloes survived in overtime that Wednesday night to defeat Washington State, 71-70, in overtime. The win, sloppy though it was, pushed CU’s record to 14-2, 3-0 in Pac-12 play. Colorado was ranked No. 15 in the nation, and had a record...
Recruiting Prospects – Class of 2015
Colorado 64th in the early rankings for the Class of 2015
Colorado has two verbal commitments from the Recruiting Class of 2015: three-star linebacker N.J. Falo, from Sacramento, California; and unrated offensive lineman Dillon Middlemiss, from Westminster, Colorado.
The two recruits have Colorado ranked 64th in the nation...
Spring Grades – Defense
Spring practices are over for 2014. How did the Buffs fare in their second set of spring practices under Mike MacIntyre?
Let’s take a look …
The easiest out for a grade for the CU defensive line this spring would be “incomplete”.
After all, two projected starters, defensive tackle Justin Solis and defensive end Samson...
Spring Grades – Offense
Spring practices are completed for the University of Colorado. The players now have a few weeks to get ready for finals, the coaches are off to evaluate high school talent, and the Buff Nation can take a few moments to catch its breath.
How did the Buffs fare in their second set of spring practices under Mike MacIntyre?
Let’s take a look …...
Spring Game, 2014
Before an announced crowd of 6,350, the Black team bested the Gold team at the 2014 Colorado Spring game, 21-17.
Quarterback Sefo Liufau hit on 19-of-31 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns, but his gold team was not able to hold a 17-7 fourth quarter lead, as Jordan Gehrke and Trent Sessions led the black team to a pair of touchdowns to give their team a...
Spring Football – By the Numbers
Spring numbers will mean little by the time August 29th comes around, but they do give some insight as to how players are doing, and how they are being utilized by Mike MacIntyre and his coaching staff.
So let’s take a look ….
Sefo Liufau (So.)
Three Scrimmages … 26 drives: 13 touchdowns; one field goal … 29-for-53 (.547...
Friday Night Lite
The math is simple.
Three years ago, the Pac-12 Conference signed a 12-year, $2.7 billion deal with ESPN and Fox Sports.
In order for the networks to recoup their investment, games involving Pac-12 teams can’t all be played at 1:30 on Saturday afternoons. For the networks to show as many games – and as many commercials – as possible, Colorado and its...
Second Half Checklist – Defense
The University of Colorado football team has conducted seven of its allotted 15 spring practices, taking a week off for spring break before resuming practices Monday. The Buffs will have six more practices (including a scrimmage on Friday, April 4th) leading up to the Spring Game on Saturday, April 12th (noon, MT, Pac-12 Networks). CU will then close...
Second Half Checklist – Offense
The University of Colorado football team has conducted seven of its allotted 15 spring practices, taking a week off for spring break before resuming practices Monday. The Buffs will have six more practices (including a scrimmage on Friday, April 4th) leading up to the Spring Game on Saturday, April 12th (noon, MT, Pac-12 Networks). CU will then...