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With No. 11 University of Colorado women’s golf team is in the lead through two rounds at the 2012 Anuenue Spring Break Challenge, hosted by the University of Hawai’i here at The Bay Course at Kapalua. Colorado shot the best second round in the field, a 1-over par 289, and sit at 12-over par 588 through two rounds and lead the field by three strokes.
The top four are all within six strokes, as No. 15 California is second at 15-over par 591 with No. 13 Tennessee (16-over par 592) and No. 36 Mississippi (18-over par 594) are all bunched together atop the leader board. "It’s been a long time since we had a 36-hole day," CU head coach Anne Kelly said. "We played really well all day, but especially in the second round. There was a good, consistent, 20 to 25 mile per hour wind all day and it was dusty."
"We threw some shots away in the first round, just getting used to the wind and used to the golf course," Kelly said. "It’s a good course and has some tricky holes. The more you play and more experience you get, the better you do and that certainly showed for us this afternoon."
Jordan Webb to become a Buff Former Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb has decided to become a Colorado Buff this summer, after graduating from the University of Kansas this spring. Webb will have two years of eligibility remaining. Webb chose CU over Wisconsin (which had pretty good luck with a senior transfer quarterback last season!), North Texas, and Murray State. Last season, Webb was the quarterback for the 2-10 Jayhawks. Webb completed 179-of-281 passes for 1,884 yards, with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Webb was also sacked 31 times on the year.
There is a down side to rebuilding from the ground up so close to the Mile High City. On Dec. 6, 2010, the University of Colorado introduced Jon Embree as the new football coach during a press conference at Folsom Field. And then the Denver Broncos stole the national and regional headlines by firing Josh McDaniels on the same day. A Denver sports-talk radio station postponed an interview with Tad Boyle last week.
The madness involving Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow trumped the Buffs' remarkable March run to through the Pac-12 Tournament and into the Big Dance as a topic of discussion. While the NFL and the NCAA Tournament battle for the spotlight, Embree has quietly been getting some important work done behind closed doors at the CU practice fields. The few, the proud, the healthy Buffs are getting plenty attention from the coaching staff during spring drills as the program awaits an infusion of talent when the 28-man recruiting class arrives before fall camp.
"Not at all," offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said after a recent practice when I asked him if the coaches liked flying under the radar. "Obviously, our basketball team had a great season. Welcome to town Peyton Manning. But understand that Saturday afternoon is still Colorado University football. "We still have a lot to prove. We still have a lot to achieve and a lot to strive for."
What do you think of the Jordan Webb transfer? Needed depth? Unneeded drama?
FULMER CUPDATE: DEBIT CARD CRIME IS SO HOT RIGHT NOW - Every Day Should Be Saturday - Fulmer Cup BigBoard. The Top Ten does not include Colorado
Did you know ESPN has had a two-year-long lawsuit against the University of Texas? While that's mind-blowing enough, seeing as the two have formed a business together (the Longhorn Network) during the middle of a suit, it goes even further.
Television networks have been accused of running conference realignment, even by athletic directors themselves, and the suit was over realignment documents Texas was withholding from ESPN. Skull completely shattered right now! (Texas won, by the way.)
Aunt Stabby, blessed patron saint of lost travelers, drunks, and super-intelligent sharks that have learned to blend in at the highest levels of industry and government, is fond of noting that the game we love is Football, not Feelingsball.
Without questioning her judgment (as our health insurance clearly states doing so is grounds for revocation of coverage), we wonder - what, then, is Feelingsball?
Through much research in dusty archives (and other places where we were hoping to find sexy ghosts), we found out precisely just that. Unearthed for the first time, these are the surviving rules of Feelingsball.
THE PLAYERS Eleven players per team on the field, but position names have been abandoned. We don't approve of the hurtful notion that one linebacker plays on the "weak side."
Nor do we see the need for the distinction between free and strong safeties. Is there not freedom in strength?? Is there not strength in freedom??? In Feelingsball, every player is simply referred to as "participant," and everyone's jersey has the number one on it.
If you needed any more proof that earnest efforts to change and improve the college football postseason -- read: install a playoff system -- continue to gain momentum, consider this news release...
Statement by the eleven BCS Commissioners and the Notre Dame Athletics Director: As part of our continuing discussions about how to decide college football's national champion while maintaining the best regular season in sports, we met today in Dallas.
The meeting was constructive and highly detailed. So the specific details are being talked about. That's a good thing for you playoff proponents, BCS haters. By the way, if you are interested in participating in a survey on the BCS, go here.
Colorado: OT Stephane Nembot Recruited as a defensive end, the redshirt freshman has an NFL frame -- 6-foot-8, 310 pounds -- and tons of athletic ability. He's green, but that might not stop him from earning a starting spot.
Colorado's perimeter shooting was as good as it's been all season. Unfortunately, Oklahoma State's inside game, combined with timely outside shooting of its own, was just a little better. Colorado drained 15 3-pointers and Chucky Jeffery recorded her second career triple-double but Oklahoma State's inside presence was the difference as the Cowgirls defeated the Buffaloes 78-70 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 WNIT Sunday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Ann Elliott, who has been a part of five NCAA championships as a player and assistant coach at Northwestern University, has been named the first head coach of the University of Colorado’s fledgling women’s lacrosse program, athletic director Mike Bohn announced Monday. "I’m extremely excited and honored for the opportunity to become Colorado’s first head coach," Elliott said.
"I’d like to thank Mike, Ceal (Barry) and Julie (Manning) for giving me this opportunity and the staff at Northwestern, Kelly (Amonte Hiller), her husband Scott and athletic director Jim Phillips for allowing me to pursue this opportunity during the season. I can’t wait to get out here and get started, I can’t think of a better place to start a program than at CU."