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Colorado Women's Basketball Is Ranked! Chucky Jeffery named POTW! And other good reads...
Fresh off its first top-10 victory in more than10 years, the University of Colorado debuted at No. 25 in the Associated Press Women’s Basketball Top 25 poll, released Monday. Colorado received 99 votes to make its first appearance in the AP poll since a similar No. 25 ranking on Jan. 14, 2008.
The Buffaloes are 9-0 after defeating then-No. 8 ranked Louisville 70-66 on Dec. 14. CU’s last win over a top-10 opponent was a 62-59 win over No. 5 Stanford in the 2002 NCAA Sweet 16.
Jeffery was named the espnW National Player of the Week and Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week for the week of Dec 10-16. She also received national and Pac-12 Player of the Week honors from collegesportsmadness.com.
University of Colorado junior forward André Roberson has been named the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 10-16, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
Roberson tallied his fifth double-double of the season in Colorado's only game of the week, a 50-43 win at Fresno State. Roberson scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds. He shot 7-of-12 from the field with an additional three assists and one steal on the night.
It looks like new Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre might get his wish. San Jose State named Ron Caragher head coach Monday to replace MacIntyre, who was hired last week by CU.
The decision strengthens the possibility that MacIntyre will be able to bring the majority of his coaching staff with him to Boulder.
San Jose State defensive coordinator Kent Baer, who is serving as interim head coach for the Spartans' bowl game Dec. 27 against Bowling Green in the Military Bowl, was a candidate for the head coaching job.
Now that the position has been filled, it seems likely Baer will be the Buffs' defensive coordinator.
Matt Scott watched helplessly as Nevada kicked a field goal to pad its lead. The Arizona quarterback had already thrown two interceptions, and now needed two quick scores and some luck -- in a hurry, too -- to somehow win the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
Scott even admitted he didn't have "positive" thoughts before returning to the field. But in the final 46 seconds, Scott threw two short touchdown passes and college football's postseason started with a wild one as Arizona rallied past Nevada 49-48 Saturday.
Overcoming a slow start and three big turnovers, Arizona (8-5) recovered an onside kick in the last minute, setting up Scott's 2-yard toss to Tyler Slavin with 19 seconds left for the winning score. "It's not easy to come back from that situation," Scott said.
"You're not necessarily going to think the most positive thing at the time, but we went out there and took care of business. It was just a big drive. I still can't believe it."
College football doesn't have a playoff yet, and the one we'll get will (at first) just be a four-team tournament bolted onto the BCS. Let's scrap the whole thing in favor of a 16-team field. We have that power. No, we don't.
That solution is obvious: a NFL bowl system. No more will your team have to endure the travesty of a 13-3 season ruined because your kicker cannot make a simple 30-yard field goal, or because your franchise quarterback picked the worst day imaginable to throw four interceptions to a hapless 7-9 team's secondary.
The regular season, a marginally important series of play-in games now, will carry real significance. The postseason, now more arbitrary and frustrating than ever, will spark debate and anger for decades to come.
62. Northwestern Wildcat. Costs forty fu**ing grand a year, so it better taste better than other wildcats.