Buff Bites: Buffs hope to rebound in NorCal

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Colorado men's basketball: Buffs must look to Scott more - Buffzone

"I think our players finally understand tonight that we have to play through Josh Scott," Boyle said. "It doesn't mean Josh has to score it every time, but it's important that we get the ball inside, whether it's to him, Wesley Gordon, Xavier Johnson. We have to play inside-out and when we do, we're pretty good."

Rick George: CU Buffs athletic department won't pay way for C-Unit - Buffzone

"We just don't have the money," George said. "I'd love to do it. I think our students, the C-Unit, is phenomenal. They do a great job. "However, I can't put a budget number in there to allow students to go to a game when I don't have enough to do something for one of my sports programs here. I just can't do it."

Where They Affect the Game: Askia Booker | pachoops

Not since Colorado’s season pivoted (I live in start-up land) and what the Buffs need from Booker, the once trigger happy sidekick. The Doc Holiday to Spencer’s Wyatt Earp. When it all changed, Askia has had to reign things in and be the Buffs’ facilitator. It wasn’t necessarily a strong suit of his. We often discuss poor decision making when addressing the matter of Askia. So how has he adjusted?

Pac-12 NCAA Tournament Watch 3/3: Seven teams get into 2014 NCAA Tournament - Pacific Takes

The Buffaloes lost a tough one at Utah last weekend to drop their stock a little bit and they haven't ton too much in the second-half of Pac-12 play. They now close with a very tough road trip to the Bay Area schools and a sweep out there could easily push them towards the NIT heading into the Pac-12 Tournament unless they can get a win on the road.

Colorado men's basketball: Buffs lack leadership in tough moments - Buffzone

"I don't think (the leadership) is showing up right now," Hopkins said. "Some guys are trying to pick up the slack and getting on each other about certain things, but we just have to go out there and do it. We just have to get out there and compete and play as best as we can."

Young Colorado team can put losses behind it, coach Tad Boyle says | The Field House — The Denver Post

"That’s my job — to make them understand why what happened, happened. And what do we need to correct to prevent that from happening again. That’s the challenge with young teams."

Forde Minutes: Which teams are in the hunt for the final No. 1 seed? - Yahoo Sports

Utah started the season No. 150, currently No. 35. Rise: 115 spots. By Pomeroy numbers, Larry Krystkowiak is the national Coach of the Year.

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Colorado football: CU Buffs recruiting Rancho Verde trio - Buffzone

There's a strong chance the Rancho Verde High School (Moreno Valley, Calif.) football team will be back in the CIF Southern Section Central Division championship this coming season, aiming to avenge a one-point loss last fall in the big game.

With a nucleus of offensive lineman Tevita Halalilo, quarterback Sheriron Jones and wide receiver slash defensive back, slash kick return specialist Cedric Peterson back for senior seasons, there's a strong chance the Mustangs will reign once again in SoCal.

Colorado football aims higher in 2014CU Independent

"I know that sounds funny, but they could have had other choices," MacIntyre said about this year’s recruits. "I wanted to make sure [CU] is where they wanted to be. I wanted to make sure they had the character to have sustainability, and they had the academic prowess to be able to do well here in school."

No slacking in CU's spring drills: starting jobs up for grabs - The Denver Post

"The majority of your football team is made in the spring," MacIntyre said. "I learned that from coaching under David Cutcliffe (now at Duke). He told me that the ones that come out of the spring (atop the depth chart) are the ones you'd better be ready to play with. You can't come out of the spring and hope and wish things are going to get better in the fall."

Best teams of each Pac-12 coach - ESPN

No. 10 Mike MacIntyre, San Jose State, 2012
MacIntyre's record: 10-2, (5-1, second in WAC)
Final AP rank: 21 Highest AP rank: 21
Bowl result: Beat Bowling Green in Military Bowl (MacIntyre did not coach)
The team: Two years after coaching San Jose State to a 1-11 record in his first season as head coach, MacIntyre's team became the first in program history to finish in the final AP poll -- although, the Spartans were unranked when MacIntyre accepted the job at Colorado. SJSU didn't beat any ranked teams, but lost just 20-17 to Stanford, which went on to win Pac-12 and Rose Bowl championships. The other loss came to Utah State, which finished No. 16.

Opinion: Breaking down the football recruiting class of 2014CU Independent

Now let’s look at the actual content of the class. With the departure of star play-maker Paul Richardson to the NFL draft, there appears to be a concerted effort to find his replacement. Lee Walker and Shay Fields are incoming wideouts that show similar speed and builds to Richardson. Walker in particular shows the most potential to fill Richardson’s shoes. He comes from a dominating high school career, having caught 82 passes as a senior at St. John Bosco, which was 16-0 and ranked as the No. 1 team in California (and in the country, by some sources). Being the focal point for a talented high school team should serve Walker well as he begins to work his way into what will hopefully be a similar role at CU.

Paul Richardson Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Colorado WR | Bleacher Report

Richardson is a dynamic offensive weapon who could be a game changer in the right system. However, his lack of size and inability to battle for 50/50 balls severely limits his immediate value to certain teams. Any team in need of immediate help at receiver should stay away, because he will be easily shut down if plugged in as the first or second option in the passing game at this stage of his career. However, he could be an elite luxury pick for an established offense in need of a dangerous deep threat.

Pac-12 football spring 2014 defensive tackle breakdown - ESPN

Colorado: Five of the top six defensive tackles are back, including starters Josh Tupou and Justin Solis, both juniors. The only loss at the position is Nate Bonsu, whose contribution was just 13 tackles. Samson Kafovalu and Tyler Henington are also in the mix.

SEC Network Officially Lands on Dish Network - Team Speed Kills

So again, 2014 is a big year for media. It's worth it to keep a close eye on what Disney does, considering that ESPN is the sole owner of the SEC Network. Future options for getting SECN content are entirely dependent on what Disney decides to do with its properties.

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