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Buff Bites: Colorado is playing for a bowl berth

This senior class has played their last game in Boulder.

NCAA Basketball: Colorado at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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!

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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