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Tuesday CU Buff Bites - Cal vs. Colorado Sold Out, Stanford Close

Recapping Colorado Buffaloes Basketball & Football News, Links, and Stories

Colorado_mediumAllBuffs - Covering The University of Colorado Athletics - This Week in BasketBuffs - 2/20/12 - Go for the offensive efficiency numbers, stay long enough to find the photoshopped Ralphie stampeding the Stanford thing...

Do we really need to say anything about this week? Stanford is sliding, and Cal is going to be a brutal bar fight. This is where we find out what the team is made of.

Colorado 102.8 93.2 67.2
D1 Average 100.8 100.8 66.4
Men 72 87
Women 112 140

Colorado_mediumC-Unit Stampeding to Staples; MBB Finale SOLD OUT - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado

The University of Colorado men's basketball team in pursuit of its first conference title since the 1968-69 season will take on the Stanford Cardinal this Thursday (8:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net) and California this coming Sunday (3:30 p.m., FSN) in the last two home games of the 2011-12 season at the Coors Events Center.

CU's quartet of seniors: Carlon Brown, Austin Default, Trey Eckloff, and Nate Tomlinson will be playing in their last home games in Boulder this week. Three of the seniors (Dufault, Eckloff, Tomlinson), who have played here all four years and are 52-15 (.776), while the last two years are equally impressive with a 31-3 record (.912), thanks in part to great home advantage at the Coors Events Center.

Sunday's game against Cal is SOLD OUT! The men's basketball team is asking all fans in attendance to wear white in an effort to WHITEOUT the Coors Events Center.

For those who missed a chance to see the Buffs in their home finale are encouraged to get their tickets for this Thursday's game against Stanford. Less than 500 tickets remain for the 8:30 p.m. national broadcast on Fox Sports Net.

If you are within a hundred miles of Boulder, you have no excuse no to be there.

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs' quarterback Connor Wood ready for challenge ahead - Buffzone

"From my experience at UT, it made us become leaders through our actions and verbally," Wood said. "It challenged us as quarterbacks to really compete against each other. I believe it made Garrett (Gilbert), Case (McCoy), David (Ash) and I better quarterbacks through that competition in the spring and the summer. We were working our tails off trying to beat each other out, and I believe it made the team better.

"So I believe having this open quarterback competition will force all the quarterbacks on this roster to maybe get out of their comfort zone a little bit and to really step up."

"I definitely feel some expectations coming from a place like that," Wood said.

"To be honest with you, I really love having that expectation, having people look to me as a guy who can do some great things. Obviously I have to earn everything I get in the weight room. Nothing is going to be handed to me at all. But I do like to be a guy who people will look to with expectations to lead a program and I like kind of that pressure that comes with the job. That's a quarterback. That's the title of it."

When you have a position that can best be described as "Lion tamer under constant scrutiny," you want a thrill-seeker in there. Jus' sayin'.

Did the valiant Buffs women's tennis squad prevail over the evil lobos? Make the jump to find out!

They did.

Colorado_mediumCU Tennis Blanks Lobos, 7-0 - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado

The University of Colorado women's tennis team earned its first shutout victory of the season defeating the University of New Mexico, 7-0 Saturday at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex. For the second consecutive match, and only the second time all season, the Buffs won the doubles point. It was the duo of Erin Sanders and Ashley Tiefel, who clinched the point with a hard-fought 8-6 victory. CU's No. 55 nationally ranked tandem of Winde Janssens and Carla Manzi Tenorio helped secure the doubles point with an 8-3 win.

Colorado_pac-12Pac-12 Valentine's Day: South Division - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN - Our Valentine may be the best, but it doesn't top this. Name redacted to protect the illiterate.

Utah G. Michael from Cedar City, Utah writes: When I first walked onto the University of Utah football practice field as a freshman manager in 1967 I could only dream that one day the Utes would be in the fight for a birth in the Rose Bowl...

Emphasis added. Also, tears.

2012 Football Mascot Power Rankings: Fruit and vegetable edition – Campus Union

1. Fighting Okra, Delta State Statesmen: D-II Delta State made a strong late push for consideration with the recent release of the above "FEAR THE OKRA" video, a reassuring sign to committee members that the University has moved beyond the stodgy disavowals of association and embraced the surefire branding touchdown that’s been right under their noses for two decades. Offering free Okra bracelets didn’t hurt, either. The Committee is not above susceptibility to bribery. Spiny when dry, slippery when wet, and delicious in gumbo, the Fighting Okra is everything a fruit or vegetable mascot should aspire to be.

2. Brutus Buckeye, Ohio State Buckeyes...


Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, celebrates this Presidents' Day by fixing everything currently wrong with college football...

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO DISCIPLINE PLAYERS? Discipline is the necessary bound of personal freedom. To instill this begin with the Word. Then proceed to an education of the power of the state and then by extension its bound union the United States of America. This should suffice in the virtuous and fearful. If this does not work the stiffer measures may be employed. Send an entire battalion of the United States Army to kill everyone known by the person or their family. Then send the survivors to Oklahoma on foot in winter. Save the person for the President who shall personally dispatch him by beating him to death with his cane slowly while He curses the Bank of America and France. This process will take many painful hours and be performed on the front porch of the White House. Sandwiches will be provided for spectators and festivity will be made of this insurrection.

IF THE PLAYERS ARE ALREADY IN OKLAHOMA--- Hell cannot punish those already locked within its fiery borders.

Colorado_mediumTimmons Leads Buffs At CSM Twilight Open - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado

University of Colorado senior Jake Timmons tied for first in the high jump at the Colorado School of Mines Twilight Open on Friday night. Timmons cleared a season-best height of 6 feet, 7 inches. He tied with Seun Ogunmodede (CSM), Seth Martin (UCCS) and James Douglas (unattached). On the women's side, freshman Kelsey English also reached a season-high at 5-7, placing third overall. Junior Gwen Ricco competed in several events for the Buffs. She was fifth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.32) and placed eighth in the long jump (15-11 ¾).

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs' Alex Kizirian has eye on records - Buffzone

"I'm really passionate about throwing and I really like what I'm doing," said Kizirian, a sophomore on the Buffaloes' track and field team. A native of Bulgaria and a graduate of Mountain Range High School in Thornton, Kizirian already has his sights set on CU school records in the throwing events. "I'd definitely like to, in years to come, break the hammer and weight school records," he said. "As far as discus and shot put, we'll see how it goes."

Go Buffs! Sign up for football already!