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Rick George: CU Buffs on the verge of meeting fundraising goal - Buffzone

George said his department also submitted a balanced budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. It is the first time in several years the department has not started a fiscal year expecting to incur more debt. In fact, George said if things go the Buffs' way, CU might actually make money by June 30, 2015 and be able to pay down some of its existing debt a little faster.

Preseason position reviews: Safety - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Colorado: Jered Bell is back, but the Buffs need to replace Parker Orms, who was a fixture in the starting lineup the last two seasons. Tedric Thompson, Marques Mosley and Terrel Smith have all started games in the past and they'll compete with Ryan Moeller, who is coming off his redshirt.

Preseason position reviews: Cornerback - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Colorado: Senior Greg Henderson is the most experienced defensive player returning to the Buffs this season, and his history of steadily improving through his Colorado career is a good sign that this season will be his best. On the other side, Colorado is still going through a position battle with junior college transfer Ahkello Witherspoon (who had an interception three pass breakups in the spring game) and Kenneth Crawley (who played in 11 of 12 games last season for the Buffs). Chidobe Awuzie also returns, making cornerback one of Colorado's deepest positions.

Preseason position reviews: Linebacker - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Colorado: Addison Gillam led the Pac-12 in tackles per game last year (8.9) and will likely start between sophomore Kenneth Olugbode and senior Woodson Greer. The Buffaloes have depth, too, with Brady Daigh, a reliable backup for Gillam, and outside linebacker Deaysean Rippy, who sat out last season after transferring from Pittsburgh. Rippy was listed as an alternative starter to Greer on Colorado’s post spring depth chart.

2014 Pac-12 Unit Rankings Offensive Lines: Ducks might have nation's best offensive line - Pacific Takes

12. Colorado (G Daniel Munyer, T Stephane Nembot, G Kaiwi Crabb, G Alex Kelley, Marc Mustoe T Brad Cotner, T Jeremy Irwin, ) The Buffs may still be at the bottom of the conference here, but they are improving along the line. Munyer has a ton of experience and might be the best overall player on the Buff offense and Nembot is an athletic player that could be great if he finally fulfills his potential.

Pac-12 players on Mackey, Rimington lists - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN - No Buffs here.... move along...

Will Oliver Named To Lou Groza Watch List - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado

University of Colorado senior PK Will Oliver was one of 30 kickers in the nation named to the 2014 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List, announced Wednesday by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

Pac-12 players on Guy, Groza watch lists - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Will Oliver, Colorado: Also a returning semifinalist, Oliver has connected on his last 60 PATs and needs seven more to break the Colorado record.

2014 Pac-12 trap games: Cal and Colorado could sneak up on teams in 2014 - Pacific Takes

Mark this down... the Buffaloes will upset one (maybe two teams) in conference play this season. The Sun Devils could be that victim as heading to Boulder in just the third week of the season could be a landmine due to the fact that the Sun Devils are breaking in an entirely new starting defense. The Sun Devils should be a much better team than the Buffaloes, but the Buffs will be fired up to truly show just how much they have improved and the Sun Devils still might be a work-in-progress on defense.

USC Football Countdown to Kickoff: Trojans Look To Avoid Midseason Upset - Conquest Chronicles

Kessler will be facing a secondary that returns all of its corners and one of its safeties. Fortunately, Agholor is talented and athletic enough to expose the secondary and prove that it takes more than experience to garner results. But overall, USC's passing attack will see a setback in this game, however, the running game will be powerful enough to still produce a big offensive game.

11 Pac-12 Stats You Need to Know for 2014 |

13-41: Combined Pac-12 record for Utah and Colorado Stepping up in competition has been hard for all teams across the nation but has been especially difficult on the Pac-12 newcomers.

Pac-12 betting odds in 2014 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Among its division, conference and national-championship odds for college football, online sports book Bovada has made Oregon a 6/5 favorite to win the Pac-12 championship. The Ducks are a 1/2 favorite to emerge out of the North Division and are projected to meet UCLA, a 3/2 favorite in the South. Following Oregon, here are the rest of the odds to win the Pac-12: UCLA 4/1, Stanford 5/1, USC 5/1, Arizona State 6/1, Washington 14/1, Arizona 25/1, Washington State 25/1, Oregon State 33/1, Utah 66/1, California 100/1 and Colorado 100/1.

Colorado: Sefo Liufau | 2014 Stat Predictions for Every Pac-12 Football Starting QB | Bleacher Report

Sefo Liufau looks to be the guy who could lead Colorado to its first bowl game since 2007 at some point in the next few seasons, but he'll have to show positive signs as soon as he steps on the field in Week 1. Those signs were plentiful in 2013, but this is no longer a tryout period for Liufau; it's a "this is your team, take us where we want to go" period now.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Colorado Buffaloes: A Way Too Early Nononference Preview - Hustle Belt - Yea, ok buddy

Some facts: The Minutemen have yet to win a non-conference game since they joined the MAC. This is despite the fact that they scheduled Maine last year, a FCS school. Colorado is over 1900 miles away from Foxboro. It would take 634 hours walking, 178 hours biking, two days, four hours by train, 29 hours driving, or three hours, 50 minutes by plane. While I expect the Buffaloes to fly out, that's still a long way to go for a four win team that's lost its top receiving threat and top defensive end. I think the Buffaloes show up flat, the Minutemen, backed by an actual quarterback show some fight, and but their first win on the board.

Easy Call: 2014 Pac-12 football preview (with drinking and sandwiches!) - - As you might imagine no, there is not a mention of the Buffs.

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How does Spencer Dinwiddie stack up to his point guard draft class? - Detroit Bad Boys

While any of them could develop into great players, if I'm looking to name a player as the best point guard prospect in the draft class, I'd pick one who can play defense, shoot, and pass. They've each got one. A couple will probably be able to do two, maybe even all three. But Dinwiddie is the only one who already offers all three.

Former CU Hoopsters Eye Benefits Of NBA Summer Play - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado

Roberson has already started two games for the Thunder in the Orlando league, averaging 29 minutes per game with 8.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. Roberson has also recorded a +10.50 PIE (Player Impact Estimate) rating in his two games played.