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The Buffaloes tip-off on Friday! We've finally made it! Preview links galore while you wait.

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The Rumblings of a Deranged Buffalo: My Massive Basketball Preview 2014-15: Keeping it Real - This is Ben's incredible, massive opus. Must read for Buffs fans.

Q&A Part I: CU coach Tad Boyle has fond memories of high school days and coaching in Greeley |

It is. I’m blessed every day I come to work. I look at the flatirons and I see how beautiful Boulder is and our campus—what a special place this is to work, what a great institution the University of Colorado is. And I’m very thankful. I feel the same way today and I’m as excited today as the day we had our press conference here when I was hired. I’m very fortunate to be the head coach at Colorado, it’s something I don’t take lightly. I love it.

Coach, local duo have Pac-12 Buffs men's hoops soaring

There was a time - five years ago, to be precise - when winning on a consistent basis at Colorado appeared almost improbable and getting fans to regularly attend downright difficult. 5 photos + caption Then in stepped coach Tad Boyle, who has the program reaching heights that were once hard to imagine.

Pac-12 men’s basketball preview: Arizona reloads, Colorado and Utah look to play spoiler | Emerald Media

The Buffs already have worked toward replacing their leading scorer and NBA draft pick Spencer Dinwiddie after he went down with an ACL injury in the beginning of Pac-12 play. Guard Askia Booker (13.7 ppg, 3.3 apg), forward Josh Scott (14.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg) and swing-man Xavier Johnson (12 ppg, 5.9 rpg) lead the way for Colorado, who should be a serious contender for a NCAA tournament bid.

Colorado Basketball: The Numbers | The Air Up Here

In this middle ground segment, we break down Colorado basketball through the numbers, a favorite topic of mine on social media outlets and on this blog. The focus will be on several key statistics that the Buffs must improve on to take that next step into becoming an NCAA Tournament threat to advance, as well as some other numbers that I think you all will find interesting.

As Ski Goes | Allbuffs

The story of Askia Booker is no less known, particularly after the Daily Camera’s Brian Howell authored his poignant profile on Booker a year ago. Growing up in the inner-city, Booker was exposed to all of urban society’s ills, short comings and treacherous temptations. Through basketball, he found a way to navigate his own path, to author his story and own his future.

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Phillip Lindsay: Buffs on board with Mike MacIntyre - Buffzone

"We're going to keep going at it hard," Lindsay said when asked if it would be hard for the Buffs to continue to hold things together over the final three weeks of the season, including a bye week this week. " We're going to keep going at it like we're going to a bowl game because we will be in a bowl game. We'll be in a bowl game next year for sure.

CU Buffs QB Sefo Liufau on turnover binge that concerns coaches - The Denver Post

Afterward, MacIntyre stated emphatically that Liufau is still his quarterback, despite the turnover issues. Colorado has an open date this coming weekend and Liufau, if healthy, is expected to start in its next game, Nov. 22 at Oregon. However, MacIntyre did acknowledge after the game that Liufau "needs to play better."

Pac-12 College Football Power Rankings: Week 11 - ESPN

The Buffs are taking their lumps and seem destined for a winless season in Pac-12 play. That doesn't exactly scream progress, but there is still a feeling that Colorado seems headed in the right direction. Before landing at CU in 2013, Mike MacIntyre had two losing seasons in three years at San Jose State (1-11, 5-7) before he turned the Spartans into a Top 25 team in Year 3. Patience is owed.

Kyle Ringo blog: Sefo Liufau has company as CU Buffs QB with touchdown catch - Buffzone

Turns out Liufau was the second Buffs' signal caller to score his first career touchdown on a reception. Plati reports that David Williams caught a 73-yard pass for a touchdown from tailback Billy Waddy versus Iowa State in Boulder on Oct. 6, 1973.

Colorado Football: The State of the Buffaloes - Pacific Takes

Colorado has essentially been in a constant state of rebuilding since the disastrous end to the 2005 season, but for the first time the progress feels real, like it means something, like there's something substantial there.

What we learned in the Pac-12: Week 11 - ESPN

Foundation is there in Boulder: This isn’t exactly a new revelation, but even though Colorado is winless in the Pac-12 (0-7) you can tell that second-year coach Mike MacIntyre has built a solid foundation for the program to grow from. No one wants to be the best 2-8 team in the country, but Colorado is that team. Every week, the Buffaloes seem to start competitive, only to fall off as the game goes on. Chalk that up to inexperience. They have a long way to go, but the progress is apparent -- even if it hasn’t resulted in wins.

Colorado football recruiting: how the class is shaping up - Pacific Takes

Colorado is likely not going to climb into the upper half of the recruiting rankings in the conference until they can climb into the upper half of the conference in terms of winning on the field. Until then, Mike MacIntyre and his staff are going to keep doing what they are doing and working to find players that can develop into much better players in college than they are in high school like Aaron Haigler. I think the Buffs have the right man for the job. It's just not going to be an easy job to pull off.