Betty Hoover, one half of the Colorado Buffaloes famed super fan twins, died on Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 95.
“It is a sad day for Buff Nation with the passing of Betty Hoover, one of our beloved twins,” CU athletic director Rick George said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to Peggy and Betty’s extended family today. Betty is a great Buff and she will be missed.”
Betty, along with his twin sister Peggy Coppom, have been longtime CU season tickets holder since 1958. Chances are if you’ve ever been to a game in Boulder over the past 70 years, you’ve likely seen the twins rooting for the Buffs. The fearsome duo could be found in alike attire, usually yellow sweaters, but always supporting CU.
Several people from the Buffs community took to Twitter to pay their respects to Betty, including CU football coach Karl Dorrell.
My heart is heavy with the passing of Betty Hoover - “The Twins” are a staple of this school and it’s hard to imagine CU gamedays without them both together. In these turbulent times, we are reminded that life is much bigger than sport. Prayers to Peggy & family! #Buffs4Life https://t.co/CMKOZIgZAW— Karl Dorrell (@k_dorrell) August 6, 2020
RIP to a CU institution and beautiful soul. Betty Hoover, you will be missed! Sending love to Peggy and the family of the twins ♀️ #ForeverBuffs #GoBuffs pic.twitter.com/5bmj9Bz0ZN— Taylor Temby (@TayTembs) August 5, 2020
I just learned of the passing of 95-year-old @CUBuffs super fan Betty Hoover, pictured here with her twin Peggy. My heart goes out to #Buffs Nation.— Vic Vela (@VicVela1) August 5, 2020
I took this pic two years ago, when I interviewed the sisters. You can listen to our conversation here: https://t.co/JXxdtr7Oxb pic.twitter.com/TR6ARmIPTv
The Pac-12 Network interviewed men’s basketball star McKinley Wright IV about his fond memories of Betty.
Betty and Peggy were on the set of Pac-12’s pregame show prior to last year’s Colorado-Nebraska match up. Great prospective from the duo who go back to the days of the Big 7 conference.
Betty Hoover was special and will be missed by everyone at Colorado. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and friends during this difficult time. Thanks for the memories, Betty.