The upgrading of CU’s facilities, said George, goes beyond potentially leveling the playing field in the Pac-12. Rather, "It’s what we should be doing for our student-athletes," he said. "This is a significant area of need for our student-athletes. We don’t have locker room spaces, we don’t have academic spaces that our student-athletes need to be successful, to have a great experience – and we need to address that.
According to the proposal, the upgrades will be funded solely by the athletic department and by auxiliary, non-state funds. The athletic department will need to "identify" roughly $47 million in donations -- one-third of the project's total cost -- before construction can begin, according to the proposal.
The official release at least addresses the elephant (or Buffalo) in the room, acknowledging the original $50-million seed money goal, and quoting George as saying that goal "was never one that we had to meet by December. We are enthusiastic, focused and driven on raising the initial funds needed for the plan . . . however, it is not, and never has been, a deal-breaker to have raised the money by the first of December."
Receiving yards per game 1. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 139.2 yards per game 6. Paul Richardson, Colorado, 111.9 Note: It was pretty easy to figure out who were the two first-team All-Pac-12 receivers. Richardson is headed to the NFL. Will Cooks, also a junior, follow?
"I’m leaving because I would really like to play my final two years of eligibility, it’s as simple as that," Dorman said. "Sefo (Liufau) is doing a great job here, and I honestly don’t think I could take his spot. But I really enjoyed my three years here at CU, I liked my coaches, and appreciated what everyone did for me, especially the academic support you receive here.
In the case of Colorado, there isn’t a lot of room to feel bad. After all, in their first season under Mike MacIntyre, the Buffs won four games -- three more than 2012 -- beat an in-state rival and knocked off Cal. There was bowl talk, in November!
"I think so," he said. "We’ll wait and see on Saturday afternoon. Those Jayhawk fans are pretty crafty when it comes to getting tickets and finding seats. We’ll see how much blue is in there. There’s no question in my mind it’ll be less (blue) than years past, but something tells me that the true Jayhawk fans will find their way in there, somehow, some way. I’m just hoping they are not getting their tickets from Buffalo fans, but we’ll see."
CSU coach Larry Eustachy noted the Dinwiddie is a "good talker" but that he backed it up with 28 points, 19 of which came in the second half. There is no greater frustration for a losing team, especially in a rivalry, to lose because of a big performance from the guy who makes your blood boil.
Roberson was the Pac-12 freshman of the year after posting 12.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season. She is off to a great start this season, too, averaging 10.3 points and 7.3 boards. She's also increased her assists from 0.9 to 2.8 and she's playing great defense.