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Buff Bites: Recapping Colorado’s Early Signing Period class

The Buffaloes can sign players through Friday.

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The Buffs make the most of the early signing period, Phillip Lindsay takes home more honors and the Men’s basketball team has one final tune-up before Pac-12 play.

EARLY SIGNING PERIOD UPDATE

Day one of the college football’s first ever early signing period is in the books and it’s safe to say that Christmas came early for Mike MacIntyre and the Colorado Buffaloes football program. Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, CO) quarterback Blake Stenstrom was one of 19 student-athletes (14 high school seniors, 5 junior college transfers) who signed letters-of-intent to play for the Buffs next fall. Here’s a great look at ALL 19 signees courtesy of Ralphie Report contributor Jack Barsch.

PHILLIP LINDSAY NAMED CENTENNIAL STATE’S OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

The accolades keep coming for Buffaloes senior tailback Phillip Lindsay. The Aurora, CO native was recently named the centennial state’s offensive player of the year by the Colorado Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Next month in St. Petersburg, Florida, Lindsay, along with teammates Bryce Bobo (wide receiver) and Afolabi Laguda (safety) will try to impress NFL scouts at the 93rd East-West Shrine Game.

MEN’S BASKETBALL UPDATE

After edging the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 112-103 in double-overtime last week, CU’s men’s basketball team (8-3, 5-1 home) will take on Fran McCaffrey’s Iowa Hawkeyes (7-6, 5-1 home) tomorrow in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This will be the Buffs final non-conference game before beginning Pac-12 play on December 29th at Oregon State. Tomorrow’s game time vs. Iowa is set for 7 p.m. MT and can been seen on Big Ten Networks.

CU VOLLEYBALL FINSIHES SEASON RANKED

Congrats to head coach Jesse Mahoney and the Colorado women’s volleyball team (24-10) for being tabbed 19th in the final AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Division I Top-25 coaches poll. CU’s 24 wins were the most since 1993 and third most in program history. Reaching the NCAA Tournament for the 19th time, the Buffs advanced to the Sweet 16 before falling to eventual NCAA Champion Nebraska in straight sets. The Buffs were one of five Pac-12 programs (4 Stanford, 7 USC, 14 UCLA, 15 Washington) ranked in the season-ending poll.

FOLSOM FIELD NAMED AMONG MOST SCENIC COLLEGE FOOTBALL STADIUMS

ESPN announcer Adam Amin caught up with Larry Bleiberg for USA Today to share ten “travel-worthy” college football venues for next season. No surprise Folsom Field made the list.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

College football’s early signing period ends December 22. The regular signing period begins Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with National Signing Day and ends April 1. The Buffs are tentatively scheduled to begin spring practices on Thursday, February 14. The annual spring game is set for Saturday, March 17.