Thursday CU Buff Bites - "Who are we playing for?"

The Buffs Volleyball team orchestrated a come-from-behind victory to win one for the Spence last night.  Football up front, Small Ball and mizzou Football (who, really, has been playing small ball so far this year) after the jump.

Colorado_mediumLockridge, Talley And Herzl Earn CU Athlete of the Week - CUBuffs.com

Football's Brian Lockridge (junior), soccer's Lizzy Herzl (freshman), and women's golf's Emily Talley (junior) were jointly named CU's Athlete of the Week for the week of September 13-19.

Colorado_mediumBrooks: For '90 Buffs, 'T' Is For Together In Texas - CUBuffs.com

At 1-1-1 and in danger of seeing their national championship aspirations unravel, the Buffs wouldn't allow it. They overcame the Texas heat and a hostile Austin crowd to secure their second victory.

Colorado_mediumKiper revises his draft forecast - Big 12 Blog - ESPN - The Big 12 on Mel Kiper's Big Board - Draft Predictions Colorado left tackle Nate Solder checks in at No. 21 Colorado's Ryan Miller is the No. 3 guard.

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs face tough WR test in Georgia's Green - Buffzone

Big, speedy, athletic wide receivers are nothing new to Colorado cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Jalil Brown. "I wouldn`t say I`m focusing so much on him," Smith said said of facing Green.

"I mean, there is other receivers I`ve got to face. I`m not like really worried. I`ve got to go out there and play my game no matter what. ... Smith on the rash of injuries at nickel back so far: "It`s cursed."

Colorado_mediumCU true frosh makes impact - The Longmont Times-Call

During the first quarter against Hawaii last Saturday, the University of Colorado called on Paul Richardson several times to make catches. He caught all three passes thrown in his direction. Although he totaled just 9 yards on those catches, it didn’t matter. He was happy to be involved.

"It was great," he said. "I was not expecting to get the ball three or four times in the first quarter. That was great. That just kept me hyped and kept me focused."

(On Richardson's sparse use in prior games) "Part of it is the flow of the game," CU receivers coach Robert Prince said. "We try to have things for each of our guys. For whatever reason, his number didn’t get called."

Prince said the Buffs’ hopes for Richardson remain high. "His number got called (against Hawaii) and he did produce, and that was good," Prince said. "There are still some details he needs to iron out. We don’t want to put the whole playbook on his plate. We’re expecting him to get better and better. "Once he gets out of the thinking mode and the reaction mode, he’ll definitely get better."

Colorado_mediumSoccer Starts Big 12 Competition Friday - CUBuffs.com - After beating No. 10 UCLA, the women's soccer team looks to top No. 6 Texas A&M and Texas this weekend.

Colorado_mediumPassing has eclipsed MU’s running game — and backs may battle to find the light - KansasCity.com

A pass is a pass is a pass. Except in the world of Missouri football, where the coaching staff insists on calling the oft-used bubble-screen pass a run. The explanation from coach Gary Pinkel is that there is little difference whether the quarterback pitches the ball to the running back or throws it to him. It is a 100 percent expectation of getting the football from point A to point B. The bubble-screen pass then becomes the rough equivalent of a sweep. Which is a running play.

Colorado_mediumCU wants to go out on winning note - Buffzone - Basketball, that is.

Colorado_mediumBuff spikers earn emotional win - Buffzone

With Colorado administrators and athletes from all of the sports programs watching from the stands, the Buffs volleyball team honored Spencer Nelson with an emotional victory over Kansas State.

Nelson, who would have been a sophomore on the CU ski team, died during a hiking accident near Aspen last month. His parents, Peter Nelson and Peggy Smith, sat on the end of the Buffs` bench as honorary coaches.

Members of the rival University of Denver ski team and a contingent of purple-clad fans even showed up to pay homage to a life lost too soon. Nelson`s brief but memorable career at CU were documented on the video boards during the match`s intermission.

The rebuilding Buffs (4-5, 1-2) used some pregame emotion -- the national anthem singer had to pause briefly after getting choked up -- to their advantage early and won the first set.

"We knew we had to win this game and that`s what it came down to," sophomore outside hitter Kerra Schroeder said after burying a career-high 24 kills. "Every time we were down, one of us would say, 'Who are we playing for?'"

Go Buffs 
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