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Injuries are piling up for the Buffaloes

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How the Colorado Buffaloes lost more than just the game against Arizona State, why their all-black uniform combo might not be the best choice versus USC, and CU’s women’s volleyball program continues their stellar season.

AS IF THINGS COULDN’T GET ANY WORSE

Following their disappointing 41-30 loss to Arizona State on Saturday, BuffStampede’s Adam Munsterteiger reported that Colorado offensive lineman Tim Lynott suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season. Senior Jonathan Huckins will replace Lynott at center against USC.

BUFFS WEARING ALL-BLACK ON SENIOR DAY

The Colorado Buffaloes will be donning all-black uniforms for this Saturday’s Senior Day matchup against the 11th ranked Trojans.

The Buffs are 0-11 all-time versus USC in a series which dates to 1927. They’re also 0-6 all-time in the all black look according to Buffzone writer Brian Howell.

FORMER BUFFS GUARD INJURED

The San Antonio Spurs will be without Derrick White indefinitely after the former Buffs guard suffered a fractured right wrist Saturday. White was selected in the first round (29th overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft by the Spurs. He was just recently assigned to the Spurs G-League team (Austin Spurs) on November 4th.

NCAA TOURNAMENT BOUND

For the fourth time in the last five seasons the Colorado women’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. CU (11-5-4) will host Denver (11-8-1) this Sunday at Noon MT on Prentup Field. The Buffs defeated the Pioneers 6-1 in September. Another win over Denver could set up a date with the No. 2 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels (15-2-2), a program that has claimed a record 21 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships since 1982.

THIS MIGHT JUST BE THE HOTTEST TEAM IN BOULDER

After a dominating 3-0 win over the 11th ranked Washington Huskies in Boulder Friday, CU’s women’s volleyball (19-6) team is back in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll this week checking in at No. 25. Jesse Mahoney’s squad has now won seven of their last eight matchups and is currently ranked 11th in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball RPI. They also made the #NCAATop10 Plays of the Week.

Check out play number 3 in the video below.

ALMOST TIME FOR TIPOFF

The 2017-18 season tips off this Friday (November 10) for Colorado’s Men’s and Women’s basketball programs. Tad Boyle and company host Northern Colorado at 6 p.m. MT from the Coors Event Center, while JP Payne’s squad visits Birmingham, Alabama to take on Samford at 5 p.m. MT. Best of luck to both programs this season.

HELP THE FIGHT!

Nyah is described as a “spunky, genuine, caring, well-mannered 12-year old that was dealt a hard hand.” The daughter of former Buffs tailback Bobby Purify, Nyah was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May. She in the fight of her life and to help with medical expenses, Bobby and Nyah need our help. Please consider a donation.