Tad Boyle and company’s fast start, what Philip Lindsay and Darrin Chiaverini now have in common, and CU’s women’s soccer team gets set to dethrone the Tar Heels.
MEN’S HOOPS OFF TO FAST START
Wins over fellow Centennial State schools Northern Colorado and Denver has Tad Boyle’s boys off to a 2-0 start to the 2017-18 season. The Buffs next take on Quinnipiac Friday in the first round of the Paradise Jam, a tournament that was moved from the U.S. Virgin Islands to Lynchburg, VA – home of Liberty University – due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
THANK YOU, SENIORS!
Phillip Lindsay and Afolabi Laguda were among 21 Buffaloes seniors honored prior to Saturday’s 38-24 loss to USC. Below is a collection of moments from their final game at Folsom Field.
Mr. Versatile George Frazier tweeted out these photos of his “backbone” prior to his final home game at Monrovia High School (Duarte, CA) compared to Saturday.
Senior game of HS to College. My backbone. I love these people pic.twitter.com/r3bbgJ3PhZ— George Frazier V (@bruhmanfraz) November 13, 2017
CU shared this four-plus minute video of the entire pregame ceremony for the seniors.
At the 3:20 mark, linebacker Trent Headley took a page from Houston Astros’ shortstop Carlos Correra and popped the question to his girlfriend (and CU cheerleader) Lizzie Trujillo. She said YES! Here’s a better look at the proposal.
ESPN staff writer Adam Rittenberg wrote this great story on how Derek McCartney saved a Nebraska fan’s life by donating bone marrow. Prior to the game, McCartney caught up with John Steele – the man whose life he saved - and his family for the first time.
A special moment today for @dmac_095 finally meeting the man he donated life-saving stem cells to in March 2016 through @BeTheMatch.— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) November 11, 2017
Complete story here if you have note seen it: https://t.co/JWB6xDK3ZS pic.twitter.com/2fjmrHn8Ca
Derek’s grandfather, CU’s all-time winningest coach Bill McCartney, was also on hand to share this special day with him.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Following the game, Phillip Lindsay was awarded with the 19th annual Buffalo Heart Award. Since 1998, when then CU wide receiver Darrin Chiaverini was honored, the award has been presented by the fans that sit behind CU’s bench to a player demonstrating the ‘heart of a buffalo.’ Can’t think of a player more deserving of this award than Phillip Lindsay!
Congratulations on the Buffalo Heart Award Phil! pic.twitter.com/IuG7wpcIUI— Tom Evans (@tevans7777) November 13, 2017
UTAH GAME TIME, NETWORK ANNOUNCED
It’s going to be a late one for all you east coast Buffs fans. CU’s final regular-season game at Utah (5-5, 2-5 Pac-12) is set for 8 p.m. MT and can be seen on Fox Sports 1. Should the Buffaloes defeat they’ll become bowl eligible.
TUSSLE WITH THE TAR HEELS
CU’s women’s soccer team received second half goals from Megan Massey and Taylor Kornieck to defeat Denver 2-1 Sunday and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Up next for the Buffs is top-seeded North Carolina, (Friday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. MT) a program that has won a record 21 NCAA Championships since 1982.
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