Buff Bites: Decision day for Dinwiddie

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CU's Spencer Dinwiddie to declare NBA intentions - The Denver Post

It would surprise no one connected with the CU program if Dinwiddie goes pro. The Los Angeles native has not been shy about expressing his desire to play in the NBA. And, at 6-foot-6, 200 pounds, Dinwiddie has the size and athleticism that catches the eyes of NBA scouts, especially with point guard being his natural position.

Mile High Sports | Buffs and Boyle continue to bring in talent

Since taking over at CU in 2010, coach Tad Boyle has established Boulder as the destination for premier Colorado basketball recruits. Not allowing other schools to poach the elite talent in Colorado’s backyard is vital for the growth of the program. Accordingly, keeping Collier out of the hands of perennial contenders such as Arizona and UCLA was a big win for CU.

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Michael Adkins makes the cut at No. 4

Colorado Buffaloes eye next step in conference play in 2014 - ESPN

"I saw a different intensity, a different focus in meetings and in practice [this spring]," he said. "I say, 'You have to believe it before you achieve it.' I definitely think they are starting to believe that they can beat anybody they play. I think we started getting that at the end of last season." There are reasons to be optimistic, as many of those overmatched young players forced into action over the past two seasons are starting to mature.

Possible Pick: Colorado WR Slim In Stature, But Not Production

How He Helps the Cowboys: The Cowboys need some depth at receiver, having just four players on the roster with playing experience in this offense. So whether they add another slot guy, a speed demon to stretch the field or a cross between the two, a drafted receiver should find many opportunities to make the team and contribute. Richardson has big-play potential, evident by his career 15.4 yard average per catch.

Sizing up Northwestern's union vote, O'Bannon case; Mailbag - College Football - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

MacIntyre's Spartans did indeed improve from 1-11 in 2010 to 5-7 in '11, and that was before the arrival of star quarterback David Fales, who led San Jose State to an 11-2 mark the following season. But that was in the WAC, not the Pac-12. Colorado's 4-8 record last year belies the fact that it allowed 40 or points or more and lost by at least 17 points in all but one of its eight defeats. Its lone conference win came over 1-11 Cal. The goal for 2014 will likely be to get more competitive, and to do so despite having a very young roster. I could see the Buffs' defense improving, but the offense struggling, at least initially.

Still, I would be willing to bet that Colorado reaches a bowl game by the following year. The coaches have a young quarterback they like in rising sophomore Sefo Liufau, and redshirt freshman receiver Bryce Bobo had a big spring and could help replace some of the production of departed star wideout Paul Richardson.

Pac-12 recruiting roundup - ESPN - Colorado 2015 commits: 3 Player(s): T.J. Fehoko, DE, Salt Lake City; N.J. Falo, OLB, Sacramento, Calif.; Dillon Middlemiss, OG, Arvada, Colo.

CU football: Terrence Crowder thankful to still have chance with Buffs - Buffzone

"Coach Mac is just a wonderful coach, a phenomenal coach," Crowder said. "He believed in me. He knows that I'm not like a bad kid. After I got in trouble that one time, I just never got in trouble after that. By the graces of God, he let me stay and he helped me through the bad times I was going through."

Examining takeaways, turnovers and turnover margin in Pac-12 football - ESPN - Only California, Colorado and Washington State had a negative turnover margin in all three seasons.

Assault case against CU Buff Jeffrey Hall goes to Boulder District Court - Buffzone

University of Colorado football player Jeffrey Hall, was arrested over the weekend after witnesses said he choked a woman at a party and then had to be shocked with a Taser when he resisted arrest by Boulder police officers. The assault case against University of Colorado football player Jeffrey Hall has been transferred to Boulder District Court after Hall waived his right to a preliminary hearing last week. Hall, 19, has been charged with two felony counts of second-degree assault and obstruction of a peace officer, resisting arrest, and consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Scout.com: The book on: Paul Richardson

The 2013 season was a success for Richardson, even if he did not produce the finest season of his college career. He played through a painful medial collateral ligament injury during his sophomore season that forced him to sit out four games. The receiver was primed to get the 2012 campaign off to a better start, but in spring camp that year, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at practice and was forced to miss the season.

CU athletics: Buffs hope to hire new compliance director by June 1 - Buffzone

Colorado athletic director Rick George said he hopes to have a new compliance director hired by June 1. Julie Manning, who served as CU's compliance for nearly a decade, moved to Wyoming in December where she was hired to serve as senior associate athletic director and senior women's administrator in the Wyoming athletic department.

Pac-12 football mailbag: I anoint thee, quarterback - ESPN

The physical aspect of it is important, also. It’s a way to make sure guys are sticking with their regimen. And for a team like, say, Colorado, which has dramatically needed to improve its physical strength (and made strides in 2013), it’s another few hours of supervised work.

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