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Tuesday Buff Bites - Buffs Basketball Off to 2 - 0 Start, Beats Coppin State

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Colorado_mediumCU's Fast Start Crushes Coppin State -

Junior Cory Higgins led CU with 21 points, while freshman Alec Burks added 18. Junior college transfer Marcus Relphorde had 14 points, six rebounds and a team-best four assists, and lone senior Dwight Thorne II contributed 13 points.

Colorado_mediumBzdelik wants sustained effort - Boulder Daily Camera

Colorado is 2-0 with blowout wins over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (88-72) and Coppin State (82-58), but in each game Jeff Bzdelik`s team has been outscored in the second half by these inferior opponents. After taking a 73-34 lead with 11:02 remaining on Monday night at the Coors Events Center, CU allowed the Eagles to score 14 unanswered points and close out the game with a 24-9 run. "That`s where we have to show maturity," Jeff Bzdelik said. "We sustained our energy a little longer today than the game before, but we have to sustain it for 40 minutes. We`re not going to shoot the ball all the time like we started shooting the ball, but the defense and the effort have to be there all 40 minutes. We have no margin for error."

Colorado_mediumHayes' Hot Seat: Millions don't alleviate coaches' stress - Matt Hayes - College Football - Sporting News
Sign me up for the million dollars...not having much compassion for the "stress" that comes with it

Cody Hawkins woke up one morning this fall and had to read that his father, Dan, put his son before his Colorado team by naming him the starting quarterback and not playing backup Tyler Hansen. Not only is Cody doing his best to win games for the Buffs, but he's also 21 years old and now thinks he's the reason his father could be facing unemployment. Still want that million-dollar job? Imagine this as your daily lifestyle: Nothing is ever good enough on the field. You feel like a professional failure. You're losing years off your life. Football problems lead to family problems.

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs looking to snap nation's longest road losing streak - Boulder Daily Camera

The Colorado football team owns the nation's longest road losing streak -- sort of. The Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars actually have lost more consecutive road games than the Buffs (12 and 11, respectively, to CU's 10), but more time has passed since the Colorado program tasted a win in a true road game. - The Omaha World-Herald: Sports - Barfknecht: What's the right price to get Boulder rolling?
Firing Dan Hawkins could come with a hefty price tag, but keeping him at Colorado might be just as costly.

Colorado_mediumTulsa World: Gundy, Hawkins on different paths

While some OSU officials were having second thoughts about Gundy, people in the Rocky Mountain area thought Colorado hit the mother lode when it enticed Hawkins to leave Boise State to rebuild a badly damaged CU program. Sports Illustrated called CU's selection "an inspired hire." The Sporting News labeled Hawkins "one of the game's best offensive minds and motivators." The personable Hawkins even got caught up in the lovefest at his introductory press conference when he told CU fans he was ready to "throw a little 'Hawk Love' out there, and let's get going." Now fast forward to the scene for Thursday's 6:30 p.m. contest on ESPN.

Colorado_mediumCU’s, Hawkins’ futures take center stage - The Longmont Times-Call

Meanwhile, athletic director Mike Bohn did not issue a vote of confidence in his coach. Bohn said Monday that he has not discussed Hawkins’ future with him, adding that there is no timeline in place for a decision to be made about replacing the coach. In his fourth season at CU, Hawkins is 16-31 and under fire from fans who want a change.

Colorado_mediumPetersen, Akey, Hill among coaches rumored for other positions |
I can't stop laughing at this one:

UNLV: Idaho coach Robb Akey and former Boise State coach Dirk Koetter are among the names that are being thrown around at UNLV, which fired Mike Sanford. Fresno State coach Pat Hill also makes the list. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dan Hawkins’ name pop up if he is let go at Colorado.

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Monday Story Lines From CU and OSU -

HOT DB: OSU cornerback Perrish Cox, a 2009 Thorpe Award semifinalist, made two interceptions and broke up three passes in the win against Texas Tech. He was named the Big 12's defensive player of the week.

Colorado_mediumColorado-Oklahoma St. Preview - Nov. 16, 2009 - NCAA Football

The is Colorado's first visit to Stillwater since a 34-0 win in 2005. Colorado has won just three times in the last 24 road games since.

Colorado_mediumNewcomers help Buffs roll at home - The Denver Post

Colorado_mediumColorado, Coppin State Notes -

CSU was held scoreless in the first 4:45, when their first field goal was scored at the 15:15 mark. This was their only field goal until their second was made with 8:04 left in the first half thus they only scored one field goal in 12:48 of play.

Colorado_mediumMBB Hosts Texas Southern, Wednesday -

TEXAS SOUTHERN: The Tigers enter tonight's game with a 1-1 record having lost at Texas-El Paso, 89-70 and defeating Idaho, 72-65 at home. Junior guard Whitworth Treasure has scored 27 and 21 points, respectively in his two games on a combined 15-of-26 from the field (.577), including a team-best five treys. Texas Southern was 8-25 a year ago with only three road wins, all in conference. TSU started last year losing all 14 non-conference games

AGAINST THE TIGERS: CU played against Lions on opening night; played Tigers three nights later; and again will tangle with Tigers from Texas Southern tonight. This is the first meeting for the Buffaloes against Texas Southern. The Tigers are from Southwestern Athletic Conference, the same as Arkansas-Pine Bluff. In head-to-head match ups with the SWAC, CU is 6-0 lifetime.

Colorado_mediumBohn denies rumors he is meeting with CU Buff coaching candidates - Boulder Daily Camera

Colorado_mediumBohn says Hawkins' future is undecided - The Longmont Times-Call