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Men's basketball: CU Buffs' Spencer Dinwiddie has another tough defensive assignment - Buffzone - Dinwiddie is the key to a win on Friday.

CU facing Illinois team with eye on the (NCAA) prize - The Denver Post

"We have a team that has the capability of being explosive offensively with our shot-making," Groce said. "The biggest thing is, we have to put two halves together. (In the NCAA Tournament) we're not going to get a plethora of easy baskets. We have to be adaptable, be able to make adjustments and we have to be tough."

Colorado's National Perception Improves With 2013 NCAA Tournament Bid - Colorado made the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season but how has that affected the national perception of their program?

So Who Are The Colorado Buffaloes? - The Champaign Room - A breakdown of the Buffaloes from an Illinois point of view.

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Football: CU Buffs' Austin Vincent still not on the field - Buffzone

But Vincent won't be playing for MacIntyre any time soon. He is ineligible to participate in 2013 under NCAA transfer rules. Vincent enrolled at two colleges in the year he spent away from CU. He went to Cisco College in Texas last spring and Sam Houston State last fall. If he would have attended both schools part time and not practiced with either football program, he could have returned to CU without having to sit out the mandatory transfer year under NCAA rules.

But CU has been informed by both schools that Vincent attended both institutions full time and practiced with both football teams. The earliest Vincent will be able to play at CU will be the season opener in 2014 as a fourth-year junior, and that will only happen if he is able to remain academically eligible and meet the required benchmarks for progress toward a degree.

Pac-12 practice, scrimmage roundup - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Jordan Webb (5 of 11, 98 yards) and Nick Hirschman (4 of 7, 61 yards) had the two lone touchdown passes with Josh Ford (4 carries, 42 yards) scoring the lone touchdown on the ground. Shane Dillon, who worked four drives -- the most of any of the quarterbacks -- was 4 of 9 for 56 yards with an interception.

New coaches face different kinds of spring challenges -- college football - ESPN - Great story from Ivan Maisel

The Buffs also lack togetherness, the kind of glue that Elmer's doesn't sell. MacIntyre has begun to develop that singular identity by demolishing the last of the old divisions. He has divided the team into nine "families," each of which has members of every class and every position group. They meet together. They perform community service together. And when one of them misses a class, all of them run sprints after practice.

3-point stance: BCS title curse on hoops? - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN

2. Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said that the Buffs’ facilities are fine, even as the university has begun a campaign to add to them. Adding and renovating are a necessity in the Pac-12, he said. "USC has built a $70 million complex, and Washington has built a $400 million complex and stadium, and Cal has built a $350 million complex and stadium," MacIntyre said. "They just kind of raised the bar."