Because as much as reading about this loss hurts, it would be WAY worse to have seen it. For any CU fans in attendance, I'm so sorry that you had to watch those eleven ridiculous minutes--AND WHY DIDN'T YOU DO SOMETHING??? Just kidding... (mostly)
The best performance in what is becoming a standout career for Colorado running back Rodney Stewart was somewhat lost amid the rubble...Stewart finished with a career best 175 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns Stewart moved into 10th place on the Colorado career rushing list with 2,338 yards to his credit. He passed former CU rushing stalwarts such as Cortlen Johnson, Lamont Warren and Lee Rouson.
After three frustrating seasons, the Colorado Buffaloes finally believed their 15-game regular-season road losing streak had been buried.
Neill Woelk Five years ago, Colorado suffered what I believed to be the most embarrassing loss in CU history when Texas destroyed the Buffs, 70-3, in the Big 12 championship game. A total annihilation on national television. But five years later, there`s a new candidate for that ignominious place in Buff annals. An embarrassment of epic proportions that -- thankfully -- at least did not have the presence of television cameras.
It's fair to assume after suffering an historic fourth-quarter collapse Saturday in Lawrence, Kan., the Colorado football program might experience some finger-pointing, a family squabble or two. Frustration over the the school's lack of action is now fueling a growing backlash against athletic director Mike Bohn and chancellor Phil DiStefano, who said last month that he prefers to wait to the end of the season to make judgments about the coaches...
CU Buffs is profiling the CU Hall-of-Famers; I'm 93% sure it's a distracation, but 110% sure it's after the jump.
Colorado has done well to keep as many fans in the stadium as it has through the past five years of losing, but selling tickets to see mediocre football in November in Boulder always has been a challenge. Officials are prepared for the possibility of hosting the two smallest crowds to see a Big 12 Conference game at Folsom Field. The smallest crowd ever to see a Big 12 game at Folsom Field came on Nov. 4, 2006, when 42,696 showed up to see Kansas State take on the Buffs. The second smallest crowd for a Big 12 game came one week later that season for a game that featured CU hosting Iowa State, the same matchup as this week. Only 43,056 saw that game.
Life is marked by firsts. First word, first steps, first day of school, first love. But some of us have "firsts" no one else will ever have. Such is the case for the University of Colorado's first golfer to make it big professionally, Dale Douglass. And not only was Douglass an inaugural member of CU's Golf Hall of Fame, in 1969 he became the first Buff to play on the Ryder Cup team.
Bob Stransky has remembered one defining moment from his senior year at the University of Colorado in 1957; going out a winner.
"One of the biggest thrills was going to, and winning, the Orange Bowl," Stransky said. "It was such a great honor and great privilege to be invited to a bowl game."
These guys knew how to win. Go Buffs.