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CU Buff Bites - 12/4/2012 News

You may find this surprising, but there's CU Athletics news that isn't related to the football head coaching search.

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CU Buffs offer coaching job to Cincinnati's Butch Jones - Buffzone

Cincinnati football coach Butch Jones visited the University of Colorado on Monday to interview for the school's vacant head coaching job and a game of hide and seek with reporters ensued. Despite that aspect of the trip, sources said the visit went well and Jones is now mulling an offer to become the 25th full-time head football coach in school history. He has been offered a five-year contract that would pay him more than $2.5 million annually. Late in the afternoon with Jones still in the Dal Ward Center, CU athletic director Mike Bohn walked by a group of reporters. He was asked for a comment. "It has been a productive day," Bohn said.

Fire the coach? Not so fast, says new study by University of Colorado, Loyola professors - University of Colorado Boulder

Professors from the University of Colorado and Loyola University Chicago studied what happened to the records of college football teams that replaced a head coach for performance reasons in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division 1-A) between 1997 and 2010...

The Rumblings of a Deranged Buffalo: The day the Denver media lost their minds

Somewhere along the last 48 hours, everyone in the Denver/Boulder media lost their minds. They were at one point, I'm assured, professional journalists, capable and willing to do a solid job covering local interest stories. Then CU decided to bring Butch Jones in for an interview, and give a go at respecting his privacy by limiting pictures, per a request from the man himself.

Every ounce of self respect was immediately thrown out the window...

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Roberson Captures Third Freshman Of The Week Honor -

University of Colorado's Arielle Roberson was named the Pac-12 Conference Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week for the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2, the league office announced on Monday. It is the third Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor for Roberson in the first four weeks of the season, and her second in a row.

Brooks: Fresh From Sweet Road 'W,' Buffs Eye Rams -

Through a month of non-conference play, Linda Lappe was getting an indication here and an inkling there that her Colorado women's basketball team was developing resiliency and resolve. Proof came last weekend at Illinois when the Buffaloes didn't shoot particularly well (45.6 percent from the field), hit one of 11 three-point attempts (9.1 percent), treated the ball as if it were covered with thorns (27 turnovers) and were whistled for 21 fouls. For all those reasons, road games can turn ugly. But what appears to be developing into a decent CU basketball team for Lappe made ugly work to its advantage. The Buffs won 69-62, staying unbeaten (6-0) and on track as Wednesday night's game against archrival Colorado State approaches.

Michael K.: Wyoming Recap

As chants of "Overrated" trickled down the Arena-Auditorium rafters in Laramie, Wyo., the Buffs had to have felt the weight of it all finally wear them down. A 76-69 loss to Wyoming begins a rocky start to the four-game stretch that had coach Tad Boyle so worried before the season. It also means CU will likely drop from the sweet air of the ranked when the new AP poll comes out on Monday.

So now that they’ve slipped, should we expect a fall?

Men's basketball: Tad Boyle expects CU Buffs to be tougher - Buffzone

The double-overtime scare against Texas Southern was supposed to be a wake-up call for No. 19 Colorado. But the Buffs hit the snooze button during the second half of Saturday night's 76-69 loss at Wyoming. After taking a two-point lead into the halftime locker room, CU allowed the Cowboys to score 50 points and shoot 51.9 percent from the field.

Nick Kasa Invited To East-West Shrine Game - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado

Senior tight end Nick Kasa has been invited to play in the 2013 East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The longest-running all-star college football game showcases some of the best players in the country while also being a benefit event for Shriners Hospitals for Children.


New Weekly Feature - PacHoop's Pac-12 Basketball Round up

The unfortunate theme of the previous week’s Pac-12 games was losing. And we knew losing would happen. It’s inevitable. The last undefeated team was the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. When things don’t happen for 36 years it means it’s really hard to do. That’s just science folks. This week it was Oregon, Colorado, and Cal getting their first taste of the ineludible.

Pac-12 Expansion: Larry Scott Believes Conference Realignment Not Likely - Pacific Takes

While conference realignment shakes up much of college football, the Pac-12 is comfortable standing pat at 12 teams.

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THE HEISMAN VOTE: A BLIND TEST - Every Day Should Be Saturday

Picking a Heisman winner is many things, but scientific is not one of them. An often standardless system in which rules apply until they just don't anymore, the perils of debate are made worse by an age-old experimental challenge: bias, subconscious or conscious. We can do better. We WILL do better. Here are a handful of fully anonymized candidates for you to mull over.

THE EVERY BOWL GAME RANKING, 2012 EDITION - Every Day Should Be Saturday

1. Discover BCS Title Game: Alabama vs. Notre Dame. Duh. Were he not a good person, we would love it if Manti Te'o went on the banquet tour, gained four hundred pounds, and forced Alabama into passing the ball simply by clogging the middle of the defense like a burning school bus in a street riot.

This bowl-guide carries much laughter, which I've found is the only way to enjoy college football right now.

Go Buffs