Buff Bites: Shane Dillon back in Colorado for basketball

Christian Petersen

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Former CU Buffs QB Shane Dillon to play basketball at Metro State - Buffzone

Shane Dillon left Colorado and the Buffs' football program in the summer of 2013. Nearly a year later, he's headed back to the Centennial state, but as a forward for the Metro State University basketball team. Dillon announced the news on Twitter, "After a long journey Im (sic) proud to say that I'm going to be playing basketball at Metro State University next fall ...??

Pac-12 football schedule: Rutgers-WSU, USC-Fresno State the opening weekend highlights - Pacific Takes

Colorado State vs. Colorado. This rivalry is always a plucky one, and the Rams will be looking to get the crown back. Can Mike MacIntyre keep the momentum moving upward and onward?

Pac-12 football schedule: USC vs. Stanford, Michigan State vs. Oregon are your Week 2 must-watches - Pacific Takes

Colorado at UMass: UMass is one of those teams that could qualify to be the worst in college football. They scored once (or no) times in six of their defeats last season, with their lone win coming against 0-12 Miami (Ohio). Still, Colorado wins on the road approximately never, so keep your eyes on this one.

Pac-12 defenses set to rebound in 2014 - ESPN

Colorado fans have been waiting patiently, so here's the reward: The Buffaloes seem the most likely to improve in 2014, though the conference's depth at quarterback is going to stress every defense in the league.

Can Pac-12 South division offenses rebound at Utah and USC - ESPN

None of these three was truly lousy on offense last year. USC ranked 60th in the nation in scoring; Colorado, 86th. So we're talking about mediocre and worse.

CU football ticket sales on pace - Buffzone

CU has sold more than 400 new season tickets for the 2014 football season and season-ticket renewals are up slightly over the same time last year. In late May 2013, 84 percent of season-ticket holders had renewed their seats. This year the number was 86 percent.

CU football: $24.8 million parking garage may push back Folsom facilities timeline - Buffzone

The University of Colorado is officially pushing back the projected completion date of its facilities project in and around Folsom Field to late fall of 2015 if a proposed $24.8 million parking garage is approved. Chancellor Phil DiStefano will brief the Board of Regents Capital Construction Subcommittee on the proposed 580-space garage on Thursday morning and present a program plan for its construction. The garage would be paid for by the sale of bonds initially and through campus parking revenue over time.

Pac-12 football prognostication pratfalls of 2013 - ESPN

Colorado will win four games in Year 1 under Mike MacIntyre: And Buffs fans will be reasonably encouraged.

Veteran Buffs ready to get back to work - Buffzone

"Some weeks you will be able to meet with them more than others because you don't want to cut into too much of the running and weight lifting because you only got so many hours," coach Mike MacIntyre said earlier this spring.

CU Class of 2009 – A Look Back " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair

The Colorado Recruiting Class of 2009 had 19 members, comparatively small compared to the normal Class size of 22-25, and the smallest of all of the Big 12 schools. The Buffs’ Class was ranked 48th nationally by Rivals; 57th by Scout … and 10th in the Big 12. According to Rivals, CU’s Recruiting Class had four four-star caliber players, eight three-star players, and seven players rated with two stars. Scout had the Buffs’ signing one five-star player, nine three-star players, and nine players with two stars.

Russell Wilson: Seahawks WRs are 'as fast as it gets' | FOX Sports on MSN

With the addition of Colorado product Paul Richardson via the NFL Draft and a healthy Percy Harvin added to the lineup, quarterback Russell Wilson believes the whole crop of talent can’t get much quicker.

Russell Wilson pleased with Seattle's receivers - ESPN

Wilson also praised Richardson, the team’s second-round draft choice from Colorado. Richardson’s blazing speed was on display again Monday when Wilson found him behind the defense for a 55-yard touchdown catch. "Our receivers right now are as fast as it gets," Wilson said. "You’ve got Percy and Doug Baldwin, and now can add Paul Richardson, who you saw [Monday] get that deep ball. So I think our receivers group is one of the faster ones in the league now, based of who we have."

Richardson your pick for the impact rookie - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN

It’s all about speed for some of the Sound-Off Saturday voters, selecting wide receiver Paul Richardson as the rookie who will have the biggest impact for the Seahawks in 2014. Richardson, the team's top draft choice as a second-round selection out of Colorado, garnered 30 percent of the vote to finish ahead of UCLA defensive end Cassius March, a fourth-round selection who received 24 percent of the vote.

Jimmy Smith's final step to turning corner - AFC North Blog - ESPN

"As a corner, you want to have 15 interceptions," Smith said. "It might not happen being a man-to-man corner, but you want to watch the film and see exactly what you did wrong or how you can make your game a little bit better. I didn’t play a lot of off-coverage, so when I play off-coverage I look for certain things about how I’m playing it and what I can do to make it better so that teams will throw at me a lot and I can get some interceptions."

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Colorado men's basketball: Buffs' Thomas already seeing improvement - Buffzone

"I think I had a good year (as a freshman)," he said. "I think I learned a lot. Going into the next year, I'll know what to expect, so nothing is really going to be a shock to me. I learned a lot from the older guys my freshman year and I think we went through a lot of things that brought us closer as a team."

NBA Draft Profile: Colorado's Spencer Dinwiddie | CSN Chicago

Draft projection: As he’s still recovering from his knee injury, franchises won’t be able to get the full spectrum of what Dinwiddie brings to the table, in terms of working out and in head-to-head competition with his peers. But he won’t be a forgotten man on the night of the draft and while it would be surprising to see a team take a chance on Dinwiddie even in the late first round, he’s almost a lock to be selected in the second, as an organization would be able to monitor the tail end of his rehabilitation without making a big financial commitment.

Colorado men's basketball: Buffs' Talton ready to take next step - Buffzone

"I feel like I stepped into a new role and I played a significant role in what we did," Talton said. "I think (head coach Tad Boyle) had confidence in me to step up and take on a leadership position." With Talton in the starting lineup, the Buffs (23-12) played well down the stretch, reached the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament and returned to the NCAA Tournament.

ESPN NCAAM Top 50 Coaches

No. 34: Tad Boyle, Colorado Boyle took over for former Colorado coach Jeff Bzdelik (whose three sub-.500 seasons were so enticing Wake Forest just had to hire him), and that swap may go down as one of the best coaching upgrades in Colorado hoops history. Boyle has been comprehensively good in Boulder, Colorado, both on the court (where he's 92-49) and off it, where CU fans are now deeply engaged with a program that spent most of the past two decades awash in Chauncey Billups nostalgia.

Deeming freshmen ineligible no solution for men's hoops - Buffzone

The proposal to make freshman ineligible is a massive overreaction to an issue that really only affects a dozen or so freshmen around the nation each year. In some years, it might be a half-dozen.

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