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Tuesday Buff Bites - No Big 12 Championships for the Buffaloes

Colorado_mediumLeague Supremacy - A Review of the Big 12 Standings
Husker Extra put together how each University finished every collegiate sport this season. The Texas Longhorns finished first overall, averaging a 3.47 finish in each of their sports they participated in. The Buffs...well, they had the worst performance of any Big 12 school this year, not winning a conference title in any sport, the first time that has happened since the beginning of the Big 12. The University of Colorado had a final standings number of 7.71 out of 12, finishing 12th in 5 out of the 14 sports they took part in. Hard to put a spin on any of that. Preseason Class of 2010 Colorado Rankings - Top 30 has released it's Top 30 in the 2010 recruiting class for the state of Colorado. Colorado commit Danny Spond ranks four on their list (I think that is too low). The Nebraska Cornhuskers may nab two of the top three prospects in Colorado with OL Mike Moudy committing earlier this spring and many believe Thunderridge OL, Dillon Bonnell, has the Huskers as his top choice. RB Mister Jones, ranked 8th on the scout list, seems to be the Buffs to lose.

Colorado_mediumHawk talks about his 2009 Buffs and building a program
Chris Dempsey, as a follow up to his last Q&A session with Dan Hawkins, notes what Dan Hawkins thinks about his team in 2009. There is that obligatory mention of how bad things were before Dan Hawkins got to Colorado and how he has had to change everything (we know coach). Here is what he had to say about the actual football side of things:

"The offensive line, you’ve got eight players with starting experience," Hawkins said. "I think the tight end posse is going to be good. I think top-to-bottom, our tailback category is going to be good. We need some of these young receivers to help us out, but I do think we have two or three guys that are capable of doing some pretty good stuff.

"I think we’re going to be good in the back end, the secondary. I think we’re going to be good at linebacker. I think we’ve got to get some of those young d-linemen to help us out in there. (Kicker) Aric Goodman’s got a year under his belt. Matt DiLallo is punting the ball better. Now I think there’s a lot of things when you start looking at it and say it’s starting to form up here a little bit."

Colorado_mediumBuffing up: CU players adding muscle : Boulder Daily Camera
Ryan Thornburn checks up on the offseason program for the men's basketball team. It sounds like the veterans (still young in their own right) think highly of the newcomers, especially JUCO transfer, Marcus Relphorde, who should add versatility and athleticism to the inexperienced squad.

"They're all gym rats," Dufault said. "The three of them that are here right now love to be in the gym and working out. Marcus, being a junior-college guy, knows how to play. And we talk to the freshmen a lot about what it was like last year struggling. "It was not fun around here not winning games. I think they understand that we're trying to win next year and not have inexperience be an excuse." Dufault worked out with Sharpe and Burks on Monday morning. During evening pick-up games at the Coors Events Center the 6-7, 225-pound Relphorde is usually waiting for Dufault. "Marcus has really impressed me," said Dufault, who was listed at 210 pounds last season and weighed in at 220 on Monday. "I had never seen him play before he got here, but just the way he approaches the game, he's a really great competitor. He plays extremely hard all the time.

Colorado_mediumCU, CNGC To Host 2011 Men's Regional -

It has been the home course of the University of Colorado golf teams for just over three months, but Colorado National Golf Club in Erie has already earned some top national recognition, as the course has been selected as one of six to host the 2011 NCAA men’s golf regionals.

This is great news for the golf program as the new course and this exposure will instantly benefit recruiting especially needed after two successful players in Derek Tolan and Patrick Grady graduated. Grady and Tolan were named honorable mention All-Americans by Golfweek earlier this month.