Saturday Buff Bites - The Colorado Daily Confirms Simas' Suspension Resulted From a DUI


Colorado_mediumCU Buffs WR Markques Simas suspended, DUI the cause

Welcome to Boulder, Robert Prince.

Prince, CU`s new receivers coach, was supposed to inherit what might be one of the most talented positions on the CU roster. But that lineup took a hit Friday morning when Hawkins announced the indefinite suspension of wide receiver Markques Simas for violating team rules.

CU officials didn`t specify the rule broken by Simas, but a Boulder police report obtained by the Camera shows that Simas was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.

According to the report, a Boulder police officer saw a gold Explorer make a U-turn without using a turn signal near 15th Street and University Avenue around 2:20 a.m. The SUV also crossed the double yellow center line while making the turn. When the of-ficer stopped the vehicle, the driver, who police identified as Simas, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, the report said.

Simas admitted to drinking two beers and part of a third earlier in the evening, the report said.

A breath test taken by Simas shortly at the traffic stop showed he had a breath alcohol concentration, or BRAC, of 0.135, the report said. Another test administered almost an hour later at the police department showed a BRAC of 0.138.

The legal limit in Colorado is 0.08.

Colorado_mediumCU's move from Big 12 to Pac-10 would come at a cost - The Denver Post

Colorado fans shouldn't pack their golf clubs for Pac-10 road trips just yet. The Big 12 requires two years notice by an exiting team with a penalty of 50 percent of the league cut for those two years in limbo. "Well, certainly. Any time that you are looking at a financial penalty moving from the Big 12 to the Pac-10, that certainly has to come into play," CU chancellor Phil DiStefano said Friday.

One factor weighing for the Pac-10 is CU's alumni presence on the West Coast. According to CU's alumni office, there are 29,096 known alums in California and 15,245 combined in the other three Pac-10 states. "Our alumni base is stronger in the Pac-10 areas than in the Big 12," DiStefano said. "That's certainly something to consider, especially when the team travels."

Colorado_mediumColorado-Kansas St. Preview - Feb. 12, 2010 - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com

Kansas State has played well on the road in the Big 12 of late. It's at home where it needs to get back on track. The ninth-ranked Wildcats have a good chance to avoid a third straight home loss while trying for a ninth consecutive victory over Colorado on Saturday.

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs spend week regrouping - Boulder Daily Camera

If Burks, Higgins, Marcus Relphorde and the role players are all taking good shots -- something CU did not do after falling behind early against Missouri -- the Buffs believe they can end the program`s 33-game Big 12 road losing streak today in one of the conference`s most intimidating venues.

Colorado_mediumOpening the mailbag: How do we divide the Pac-12? - Pac-10 Blog - ESPN

Colorado_mediumPrince to coach WRs, coordinate pass game - Buffzone

Prince, whose hiring was reported Thursday by the Camera, will take over the duties of passing game coordinator and receivers coach.

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