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Thursday CU Buff Bites - Football, Volleyball, Soccer, We've Got it All

What's the point of having D-I sports if you don't cover them?  Volleyball Won, Soccer Lost, and Cross Country looks good.  Oh, and FOOTBALL!

Colorado_mediumSB Nation College Football BlogPoll Top 25 Rankings - You saw Jon's Top 25 Ballot yesterday, here's the ranking compiled by SBNation.  The Yahoo College Football blogger pegged CU at #17.
Colorado_mediumUniversity Of Colorado - The Denver Post - One line from the press conference that I missed: Hawkins called the 5 run plays in a row:

Colorado junior tailback Rodney Stewart carried the ball five consecutive times to begin the Buffs’ first possession of the second quarter Saturday in the 24-3 victory over Colorado State. CU coach Dan Hawkins said that was his call.

"I don’t try to tread on coach (Eric) Kiesau’s territory (as offensive coordinator) a whole bunch," Hawkins said. "But I was pretty adamant on the headset. I think our backs and offensive line need an opportunity to feel it. And I think they were feeling it at that point.

Hawkins most pleased with defense - The Denver Post 

Of all the things that went right for Colorado in Saturday's 24-3 win over Colorado State, coach Dan Hawkins was happiest with the defense. It gave up only 245 yards and never allowed CSU inside the red zone. The closest the Rams came was the Colorado 20 where the Buffaloes blocked a field goal.

Colorado_mediumMcKnight, Schroeder receive Athlete of the Week Award -

Football captain Scotty McKnight (senior) and volleyball player Kerra Schroeder (sophomore) were both named CU Athlete of the Week for the week of September 3rd-9th. This is McKnight's second Athlete of the Week award during his career at CU, while Schroeder earns it for the first time.

Colorado_mediumTedford Happy With Performance, Ready For Bigger Challenge - - Cal Coach Jeff Tedford's comments sound familiar... they were sloppy on offense, the competition goes up this week, etc:

Undoubtedly, the size, speed and competitiveness will be ramped up next week, with the Buffaloes coming off a surprisingly-easy 24-3 win over nemesis Colorado State, a team the Buffs always seem to struggle against. "I've already talked to the team about that in this morning's meeting," said Cal head coach Jeff Tedford. "I made it clear."

Many expected the running game to flourish against smaller Aggies, yet the Bears' results were mixed on the ground, with Vereen averaging 4.8 yards per carry and backup Isi Sofele averaging 5.9 yards per carry on nine rushes. "We had a couple times where we got hit in the backfield which you never like to see, but that's not just on the offensive line," said Tedford.

The Buffs beat Cal! (State Fullerton)... Small Ball Updates plus more football - After the Jump

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Cardinal Gave '90 Buffs A Bad Early Scare -

The Stanford Cardinal came to Boulder on Sept. 6, 1990 unranked and undaunted, even as a 20�-point underdog. Colorado was ranked No. 6, but it didn't matter to the visitors, who rolled to a 14-0 lead and silenced Folsom Field.

Colorado_mediumA reminder of why the Rocky Mountain Showdown belongs in the college cities - The Denver Post - The semi-rare Denver News Writer-CU Alum wants the CU-CSU game back in Boulder... and Fort Collins.

When the Rocky Mountain Showdown’s official attendance ("60,989″) was announced Saturday in the press box at Invesco Field, I expected the announcer’s next words to be: "Just kidding. The real number is…"

The college game, at least in the regular season, belongs in the college venues — school’s home stadiums, on-campus or otherwise. That’s what college football is...

Colorado_mediumBuffs Start Strong At Time Trial -

The CU cross country team got the 2010 season started on a good note with several top finishers at the CU Alumni/Open/Time Trial on Saturday morning at the Buffalo Ranch Cross Country Course on CU's South Campus.

Colorado_mediumColorado Drops A 4-2 Decision To UNLV -

Colorado dropped a 4-2 decision to UNLV in its second game of the DU Invitational Monday morning on the Pioneer's campus.

Colorado_mediumBuffs Take Down Grizzlies in Five Sets -

Kerra Schroeder recorded 20 kills and 15 digs to lead CU past Montana in five sets on Saturday. Megan Beckwith added a career-high 30 digs in the win.
Go Buffs!