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Colorado_mediumBrooks: Buffs Conclude Home Stand In Unbeaten Style - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado

The road beckons, and the Buffs will hit it hard. But on Saturday afternoon, they finished off a six-game home stand with a 77-59 wrecking of Weber State, running their record to 9-0 for only the third time in program history. Momentum generated at home should serve the Buffs well, said coach Linda Lappe: "We always want to make sure we play solid at home.

(Saturday) was our last time for about a month (the next home game is Jan. 12 vs. California) . . . we want to end out the non-conference portion of our season on a strong note." The Buffs did as Lappe wished Saturday, playing what she called their most well-executed first half of the season and leading by 20 (44-24) at intermission. The Wildcats closed to within 12 in the last half's first 10 minutes, but CU refocused, rebuilt its lead to 22 (68-46) and cruised to its ninth consecutive victory.

The 1992-93 Buffs opened that season with 15 consecutive wins. CU senior Julie Seabrook recorded her third career double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) and received scoring assistance from three teammates in double figures. Chuck Jeffery led all scorers with 17 points, while Brittany and Ashley Wilson contributed 13 each. Ashley Wilson's total was a career high.

Colorado_mediumVerbal Commitments – 2012 " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair - Is Eight Enough? Perhaps ... as Colorado picks up defensive line recruit No. 8 in Kory Rasmussen ...

Football As Films: Bowl Season's Opening Weekend Reviewed -

Since they don't really count but you watch them anyway, let's look at the games of bowl season they way they should be viewed: as long, unscripted movies of varying quality. Today we review the three films from Saturday.

The New Mexico Bowl: Temple 37, Wyoming 15. Rated R for violence, language.

The story of nature crushing man's vanity is an old trope, and has been done better elsewhere. Films like Grizzly Man linked the cold, carnivorous indifference of nature and her red teeth and claws to man's search for meaning, and did it better than this uneventful snuff film masquerading as art.

After the jump, how much money did CSU spend to find Jim McElwain? The answer may surprise you...

Nebraska Recruiting Update: Small Class Packs Punch - - Considering Suh's recent behavior, I'm surprised that their recruiting class doesn't pack a few kicks, too.

New Colorado State AD Spent $250,000 On Coach Search - From Our Editors - - Holy Sweet Santa Claus that's a lot of money...As the SBNation writer said, "Jim McElwain ain't that hard to find..."

Classic Study Hall: Texas vs USC (2005) - Football Study Hall

The first Classic Study Hall piece looks at perhaps the most 'classic' game of the last decade, the 2006 Rose Bowl. Because this is the first in this series, and quite a few readers might not be familiar with a lot of the tools at hand, let's start with a recap of the game itself. We won't go to quite this much detail every time, as a) not every game is this much of a classic, b) it takes forever to give a full recap justice, and c) in time, you'll hopefully become more familiar with the study hall format.

Colorado_pac-12RUNNIN' UTES WIN! - Block U - When you look forward to our first Pac-12 basketball game, remember this...

Utah has won a game! UTAH HAS WON A GAME! UTAH HAS WON A GAME!

Colorado_mediumWomen's basketball: CU Buffs taking show on road - Buffzone

It's been so long since the Colorado women's basketball team went on the road that it's easy to forget the Buffs are riding a nice little road win streak.

"Compared to previous years, we're really excited about how we've been doing on the road and hopefully we can continue to do that," senior Julie Seabrook said. Tonight, the Buffs open the two-game University of Texas-San Antonio Holiday Classic with a game against Texas-Pan American. CU will also face Creighton on Wednesday.

"We're really looking forward to it because back-to-back games is kind of like a tournament situation and that's always good to practice," Seabrook said. While these are neutral site games and not true road tests, CU (9-0) will be traveling for the first time in a month. Its last road game was Nov. 20 at Colorado State, and it has left the state only once this season -- on Nov. 16 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Dating back to last season, the Buffs have won five straight on the road -- their longest road win streak since the 2003-04 season. They are 5-1 overall in their last six games away from Boulder.

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Buffs Shake Off Rust, Put Away Roadrunners - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado

Overcoming their own sluggish start and withstanding their opponent's frantic finish, the Buffs eventually put away California State University-Bakersfield 70-64 at the Coors Events Center. "That was a good win for us," said CU coach Tad Boyle.

"I thought there were some really positive things that came out, but there's also lots of room for improvement - and that excites me as a coach." Chen finished with six points, five rebounds, a pair of steals and a blocked first-half shot - which led to the game's most disputed whistle but also revved up the Buffs and the crowd.

Counting Brown, four Buffs reached double figures, topped by Andre Roberson's 18, 14 in the second half. Spencer Dinwiddie added 13 and Austin Dufault 10. Boyle said the game turned on CU's second-half efficiency in three areas: committing only four turnovers (as opposed to eight in the first 20 minutes), limiting CSUB to 36.8 percent shooting (14-for-38), and hitting 20-of-21 free throws (22-of-26 for the game).

"But nothing is going to come easy for our guys . . . our margin for error is pretty small," added Boyle, whose team improved to 6-4. The Roadrunners, who have played seven of their last eight games on the road and suffered their fourth consecutive loss, dropped to 5-6.

Boyle juggled his starting lineup, scratching senior point guard Nate Tomlinson in favor of sophomore Jeremy Adams. With that move, Dinwiddie moved to the point, but Boyle wasn't through shuffling.

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs' Toney Clemons focuses on NFL - Buffzone

Clemons said he is hoping for an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February and an opportunity to play in one of the three postseason all-star games in January. He said he has been in contact with representatives of two of those games.

"They're extremely important," Clemons said. "It doesn't matter which one you go to. You just want to go to one because that week of practice is crucial. They get to see your tendencies, your habits, your strengths and your weaknesses all week. They get to see if you're consistent in every practice throughout the week. They get to take a real in-depth look at you as a player that they don't really get throughout the year."

Clemons has two cousins who are already in the NFL in Kansas City wide receiver Steve Breaston and Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. He said he leans on them for advice and direction in how to approach the next four months as he has throughout his college career. He said he also has picked the brains of former CU defensive backs Jimmy Smith and Jalil Brown about the process.

They went through it just last spring and both were drafted.

He also has asked for advice from CU coach Jon Embree and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, both of whom spent five years in the NFL before returning to Boulder.

Go Buffs!