Team Colorado advances to the Super 16, people are noticing Phillip Lindsay, and a week Chad Brown will remember.
Winter is here, and so is The Rise!
NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN!
Despite missing Josh Scott, Xavier Silas and Richard Roby, Team Colorado advanced to the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament with convincing wins over Kimchi Express (100-71) and Broad Street Brawlers (111-95). Next up for Team Colorado is Armored Athlete, the four seed from the West Region. That game will take place Saturday, July 22 at 2pm MT in Brooklyn and can be seen on ESPN2.
PHILLIP LINDSAY DRAWING ATTENTION
Senior running back Phillip Lindsay was named to the 2017 Maxwell Award watch list last Monday. Since 1937, the award has been presented annually to the college football player of the year, judged by a panel of media members, NCAA head coaches and Maxwell Football Club members. No Colorado player has ever won the award. Expect Lindsay to be named to the Doak Walker (top running back) Award preseason watch list which is released July 20th.
KEEM ‘EM COMING
The Buffs added an in-state athlete and junior college cornerback to the class of 2018 last week. Dimitri Stanley and Delrick Abrams Jr. are the 11th and 12th commits for the 2018 class, and there are more coming. Here is a look at some upcoming announcements that could swing in Colorado’s favor.
WAS THERE ANY QUESTION?
This could be one big reason Stanley and Abrams Jr. verbally committed to Colorado last week.
Yes, Boulder was the top-ranked college town in America recently, according to a list created by the American Institute for Economic Research. Other notable towns that made the Top-10 include Iowa City, IA (University of Iowa), College Station, Texas (Texas A&M University), and Manhattan, KS (Kansas State University). No other Pac-12 school’s city made the Top-20.
WHAT A WEEK FOR CHAD BROWN!
Last Monday it was announced the former linebacker will be one of 10 Buffs legends that will be inducted into the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame. (link to http://www.cubuffs.com/news/2017/7/9/general-cus-2017-athletic-hall-of-fame-class-to-welcome-10-buff-legends.aspx ) Two days later, the three-time Pro Bowler celebrated his 47th birthday by throwing one down, literally.
Old man’s still got it! As you can imagine, Brown’s dunk caused some of his friends to question the height of that hoop, to which he tweeted out a reply.
WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE
Speaking of a great week, Robyn Choi became just the third CU golfer to participate in the U.S. Women’s Open when she teed it up at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey last week. With rounds of 76 and 77, the Buffs sophomore failed to make the cut, however she did get in a practice round with former world number one Lydia Ko.