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Ranking the Big 12 Non-Conference Schedules - Buff Bites

Colorado_mediumRanking the nonconference schedules: The Big 12 | Sporting News
Matthew Hayes ranks the non-conference slates for each Big 12 team and concludes that Colorado has the second toughest start to the season behind Oklahoma who has to travel to Miami, play BYU on a neutral field and then home stints against Tulsa and Idaho State. And of course, always bringing up the rear is Kansas State who faces Massachutes, Louisiana-Lafayette, @ UCLA and Tennessee Tech. Kansas isn't much better as they will host Northern Colorado, Duke, Southern Miss and play @ UTEP.

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Athlon sports continues their countdown to #1 for the 2009 NCAA football season. Missouri and Texas Tech check in next. The Buffs ranked 49th yesterday.

37: Missouri Tigers — If Missouri is going to continue its winning ways, a new crop of stars needs to emerge. The talent is there on both sides of the ball, but experience is an issue. The Tigers should find out quickly where they stack up in the conference, opening up Big 12 play against Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Texas. Two wins in those first three conference games would prove that Missouri hasn’t missed a beat. Anything worse and the Tigers will scrambling to defend their North Division crown.

31: Texas Tech Red Raiders — There are probably too many questions to think Texas Tech could repeat its 11–1 regular season of 2008. But Tech is always a tough match-up. Taylor Potts is the heir apparent at quarterback, but Leach called his performance in the spring game "average." The defense and running game may have to carry Tech early until Potts finds a groove. Possibly starting two freshmen safeties is a lot to ask in the pass-happy Big 12.

Colorado_mediumCU graduate Derek Tolan takes on the U.S. Opens at age 16 - The Denver Post
Tom Kensler of the Denver Post talks about former CU golfer Derek Tolan and his last visit to Bethpage for the U.S. Open at the age of 16. Tolan failed to qualify for this year's U.S. Open but the future looks bright.

Seven years ago, almost to the day, Tolan made national headlines by becoming one of the youngest players ever in a U.S. Open, at age 16. He had just completed his sophomore year at ThunderRidge High School.

Colorado_mediumThe Longmont Times-Call - Coaches: Big 12 hoops the best
The Big 12 coaches think that they will have the toughest conference in college basketball next year considering the talent that is coming back.

Colorado_mediumWoelk: Landing top-rated QB rare for CU football team - Boulder Daily Camera
Neill Woelk has a random article on a bunch of varying topics including stating the obvious that the program has had a hard time attracting blue chip quarterbacks...Clark Evans, here is your bulletin board article. Prove him wrong.

For whatever reason, a four- or five-star QB signing with the Buffs is a rarity. The last was Craig Ochs, who signed on with Gary Barnett in 2000. Before that, it was Koy Detmer, part of Bill McCartney's 1992 class. That's two in the last 18 classes.

Colorado_mediumOklahoma Memorial Stadium Virtual Tour
Not Buffs related but this is a sweet 360 virtual tour of an OU game in their stadium.

Colorado_mediumCollege Sports Blog | Dallas Morning News
After losing the Cotton Bowl game to Jerry Jones new city of a stadium in Arlington, Cotton Bowl officials are looking to fill their stadium with a new Bowl game.

"We'd very much like to bring in a bowl game if we could," Rainey said in an interview Wednesday. It could be an existing bowl or a newly created game, Rainey said, adding that Starr is also working on attracting another big-time regular-season college game to the renovated stadium, which can seat as many as 92,000 for football.