Colorado won a recruiting battle on signing day, flipping tight end Jared Poplawski from Arizona State. Poplawski was one of four high school teammates committed to the Sun Devils but a late visit to Colorado was enough for the Buffs to win out.-Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
Andre Roberson Jr. F Colorado Why? The only guy in the conference to average a double-double and add his defensive prowess to that and you have a guy who is as good of an all-around player as the conference has seen in recent years. And Roberson doesn't average 10.0 rebounds per-game, he averages more than anyone in the entire country. Why not? The Buffs aren't going to win the conference and some negative press about his attitude early in the season hurts. Also, he only average 10 points per-game and you just don't see guys win MVPs who don't score that much.Pac-12 Basketball: 12 Pac - Who Are The Player Of The Year Candidates? - Pacific Takes
Marcus Loud just committed to be the latest Buff! Decommitted from Missouri and "saw the light" during his visit this weekend. Welcome aboard!
Have the Pac-12 Network? Here are the times this week they will be playing the Colorado victory over Washington State. Colorado at Washington State (Buffs win 35-34) Sunday: 6 to 7 PM Monday: 1 to 2 AM, 8 to 9 AM Tuesday: 4 to 5 AM, 7 to 8 PM Wednesday: 6 to 7 AM Friday: 2 to 3 AM, 8 to 9 AMPac-12 Network Replay Schedule, Week 4 - Pacific Takes
Roberson gets almost all of his offense off back cuts, offensive rebounds and off-ball movement, but he does know how to shoot and can knock down an open jumper. Defensively is where Roberson could be truly special. His long arms, excellent shot blocking instincts and quick lateral movement provide all of the tools he needs to be a Kenyon Martin-type terror on the defensive end. He was far and away one of the best perimeter defenders I saw at the adidas Nations, able to apply solid ball pressure despite being a 6-7 post player. Keep an eye on Roberson and the Buffs this year, as he’s sure to be on the 2013 NBA draft radar all season. He’d be a great fit in Denver with his tireless work ethic, ability to run the floor and defend multiple positions.Denver Nuggets Blog – Roundball Mining Company » adidas Nations Wrap-Up
2. WR Toney Clemons The seventh-round pick brings with him loads of promise, and in a unique situation with one marquee receiver sitting out and a 5WR position wide open, Clemons has the opportunity to make good on that potential. Things to Watch: Separation is a critical component to playing wide receiver in the NFL. If Clemons would rather a veteran like Plaxico Burress not be given a look-see by the Steelers' brass, he'll have to show he's able to cut cleanly in and out of his breaks and get fast immediately after doing so to create space between himself and a defender.Steelers at Eagles Preseason: Five Offensive Players to Watch - Behind the Steel Curtain
Pac 12 - Big Ten scheduling agreement called off? Big Ten, Pac-12 scheduling partnership "will not be consummated" per joint release. Pac-12 9-game sked made non-conf scheduling too tough.— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) July 13, 2012 I guess this is because of the new playoff format?
Parker breaks down the game for SB Nation DallasBaylor Vs. Colorado Preview: Ralphie Report Breaks Down The Buffaloes - SB Nation Dallas
So how fast is he now? "I'm way faster than last season . . . it's almost scary how fast I am now," he said. So what was his top 40-yard dash time during winter work? A wide grin, but no answer.Brooks: 'P-Rich' Returned From Christmas With A Gift - CUBuffs.com - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado