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College football countdown | No. 115: Colorado - Paul Myerberg is back with his yearly, very thorough and impressive college football countdown and the Buffs are up at #115 (ouch).

Mike MacIntyre hoping to find another Whit Taylor on Colorado roster | The Field House — The Denver Post

"So what I’m trying to say is, there is some Whit Taylor on Colorado’s team," MacIntyre told the crowd. "And they might be one of our quarterbacks. But you never know until you throw a young man into battle and you see his character revealed. That taught me a great lesson that day."

Buffs shuffling O-line again - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN - With the news breaking late Friday that Colorado offensive lineman Alex Lewis will transfer to Nebraska, and the subsequent news of Lewis' arrest last Sunday, the Buffs face change in the trenches once again.

FULMER CUP: COLORADO IS KNOWN FOR OTHER INTOXICANTS, SIRS - Every Day Should Be Saturday

The point is that Coloradans are free to do things other than drink, and sometimes keep huge animals as pets. What they are not free to do is drink too much and then smash someone's head into a brick wall in an altercation, especially if you are a huge pet called "a former lineman for the Colorado football team named Alexander Lewis, who can drink you under several large tables stacked end to end."

Best of the Pac-12's spring - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Best chance to join Pac-12 blog's All-Interview team: Some quotes from Colorado WR Paul Richardson from a 15-minute interview: " "I expect nothing less than for people to sell us short or pick us to finish last. I even joked before in another interview that if there was a spot below last they'd pick us there as well. But you never know what will happen in the Pac-12." " "I don't think Coach MacIntyre is in a bad position at all. I think he was given an opportunity to move up to this coaching job at a really good time. We're going to have some key players back and our young guys are going to have experience. To me, he came at a perfect time."

Nick Hirschman, former CU quarterback, transferring to Akron - The Denver Post

Former Colorado quarterback Nick Hirschman is transferring to Akron, ESPN.com reported Thursday. The junior will be eligible this season as he is earning his degree from Colorado this month. Hirschman announced he would transfer after he didn't earn the starting job following spring practice. First-year Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said Hirschman was even with fellow junior Connor Wood.

Pac-12 football: The 2013 non-conference schedule (and how it compares to the SEC, B1G, etc) | College Hotline - Taking a look at the Pac-12's 2013 non-con schedule.

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Tad Boyle discovered George King the same day Andre Roberson declared he'd go pro | The Field House — The Denver Post

"We could’ve banked Andre’s scholarship and used it in the 2014 class and we knew in 2014 we’re going to sign a point guard, a wing – a 6-5 to 6-7 wing which is what George King is — and we’re going to try and sign a big man," Boyle told the crowd. "We had to compare George King relative to the 2014 wings on our list. There was one wing on our list who was as good or maybe a little bit better but there was no guarantee we were going to get that guy. George was better than everybody else on our list in 2014."

Colorado lands significant 2013 commit in George King | CollegeBasketballTalk

In addition to Colorado, King garnered offers from Colorado State, Gonzaga, Marquette, Texas A&M and UTEP: "I thought (Colorado) was a really good fit for me. They have a really good coaching staff." King is the final member of the Buffaloes’ 2013 recruiting class, joining Jaron Hopkins, Tre’Shaun Lexing, and Dustin Thomas. Tad Boyle and Colorado have developed into hot names lately due to their back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and wins. With the addition of King and a strong nucleus of players returning, Colorado will be a fringe Top 25 team to begin the season.

Men's basketball: CU Buffs counting on Xavier Johnson to help fill void - Buffzone

"Everybody comes in nervous as a freshman; they're not sure what's going to happen and if they're going to play or not," said Johnson, who added that he had a great year academically, as well. "I just let my defense take care of that, because that's what coach preaches. I just defended, I was able to get more minutes and then I was able to score more. "It was great, just knowing the coach can rely on you as a freshman already. That just shows great optimistic things for the future. Next year should be even better."

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Future of University of Colorado golf trending upward - Competing in the Central Regional, the Colorado men's golf team seeks its first apperance in the championship final since 2002. But the future looks bright.

Brooks: CU Coaches Caravan Postcard - Day Three - CUBuffs.com - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado - Football coach Mike MacIntyre highlights Day 3 with a story about legendary Alabama coach Paul Bear Bryant he hopes to use as a lesson for his own team.

Frei: CU Buffs, CSU Rams should bring back baseball - The Denver Post

I've become more militant about this in the past few years because after Colorado joined the Pac-12 Conference, the time seemed ripe ... and nothing happened. This still is the reality: • CU is the only school in the Pac-12 without an official intercollegiate baseball program. The only one. • Colorado State is one of three schools (joining Wyoming and Boise State) in this academic year's Mountain West Conference without baseball.

University of Colorado revamps fundraising, seeks private boost - The Denver Post

A nine-month organizational review by an outside consulting firm found that CU lags behind its peers when it comes to tapping into its 372,608 alumni — even though the school has a comparable pool of wealthy potential donors. The report recommended that fundraisers from the University of Colorado Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, should become employees of the university to ensure greater collaboration and accountability.

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