"They just didn’t really know what was going on in the whole process," Roberson said. "They were just looking from the outside-in; they didn’t really have the same information as me. So, it’s understandable that some people were disappointed that I left, but I to do what’s best for me and my family."
Thomas said the biggest change for him has been the busy schedule and more intense workouts. So far, he's managed to work through those things to be a productive player off the bench for CU. In a Dec. 7 game against Kansas, Thomas had a veteran-type play in which he purposely forced up a shot in order to draw a foul on KU sophomore Jamari Traylor. The play worked and Thomas went to the line for a pair of free throws.
"Andre was the leading rebounder in the nation," Johnson said of Roberson, who will be in Denver with the Thunder on Tuesday to play the Nuggets. "I'm just trying to help and get as many rebounds as I can. That'll help us move through the transition better. If I get a rebound, I can even be a third guard and start the break and push the ball up the floor."
Colorado held down the No. 11 spot for the third straight week in the sixth regular season Associated Press Women’s Basketball Top 25 Poll released on Monday. Colorado received 517 points, up from 505 last week, 13 points behind No. 10 South Carolina. There was no change in the top 11 spots in the poll from last week.
Lappe knew she probably didn't have one player on her roster to replace Jeffery's stat line every night this season, but she has been pleased with what she is getting from Lexy Kresl and Brittany Wilson in tandem at the point. "They're two different point guards, but what they have been able to do in terms of getting our team into the offense, helping our offense just move the ball and get everybody involved I think has been a huge bonus for us," Lappe said.
BuffStampede.com - Q&A with Rick George Part I: Facilities - Great two part series with Athletic Director Rick George
I said, "This is not a want. This is a need. This is something that we have to have right now for our student-athletes.' When we have student-athletes changing in a handicap bathroom stall, both men's and women's, because there is no place to change for any of our sports other than football in this facility, that is not acceptable. And so there were issues that we needed to address like that. And space issues with the small weight room. Right now we have to start working out at six in the morning and end at nine o'clock at night to get all our sports teams in on a daily basis. That is not acceptable. When we only have 5,000-square feet of academic space, we need to expand that. So as we looked at this, it was a really broad based plan that we really wanted to satisfy those needs. When you look at our vision and our mission when it comes out, the No. 1 priority for us is going to be our student-athletes. We have to solve some of our needs for our student-athletes. That is what we focused on first.
Colorado athletic director Rick George says there are no plans to raise student fees for athletics or mandatory seat donation levels for football season-ticket holders to help fund facilities improvements at Folsom Field. While numerous student fees have increased dramatically over the years at CU, the student fee for athletics hasn't been raised since the early 1990s. "They will not be raised for this," George said. "It's all going to be private and corporate money."
The Colorado athletic department is raising donation levels in its priority seating program at football games at Folsom Field for the 2014 season. Donations are made on a per-seat basis and will rise by $100 in three premium sections in the lower bowl. In those three sections the donation rises from $300 to $400, but most of the increases elsewhere in the stadium are $25, $50 or $75 per seat. Officials said the average increase throughout the stadium is 6 percent.
Newcomer of the year: Plenty of fantastic options, including ASU receiver Jaelen Strong and Colorado linebacker Addison Gillam. But it was UCLA linebacker/running back Myles Jack who made the biggest splash. The Bruins' true freshman posted 70 tackles with five for a loss, an interception and two forced fumbles. He also blocked a kick. As a running back he carried 37 times for 269 yards with seven touchdowns.
8. Mike McIntyre Colorado McIntyre gets a lot of credit for pulling the Buffs out of the absolutely doldrums of college football, but he still has a long ways to go as the Buffs only won two games against FBS opponents this year and regularly got blasted by quality opponents. Even though they had their struggles, and he is near the bottom of this list, McIntyre looked like a good hire in his first season in Boulder.
Offense QB Marcus Mariota, So., Oregon RB Ka'Deem Carey, Jr., Arizona RB Bishop Sankey, Jr., Washington WR Brandin Cooks, Jr., Oregon State WR Paul Richardson, Jr., Colorado TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jr., Washington OL Evan Finkenberg, Sr., Arizona State OL Hroniss Grasu, Jr., Oregon OL Marcus Martin, Jr., USC OL Xavier Su'a-Filo, Jr., UCLA OL David Yankey, Sr, Stanford
"Coach Mac is a very interesting Head Football Coach," Walker told Buffplaybook.com. "I say that because I have played for a lot of different coaches and he is very unique in the way he actually cares more about his players as individuals. He cares about his players like they are his family that was impressive to me. He is a more complete coach because he cares about everything. Coach Walters is a great coach, he played wide receiver and was one of the best at it."