“It’s Fresno State’s Fault!”

2020 Season Archive

— “It’s Fresno State’s Fault!” — It was announced this past week that the Pac-12 conference, following the lead of the Big Ten, was cancelling it’s non-conference schedule for the 2020 season. “The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott in a statement. “Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and based upon the trends and indicators over the past days, it has become clear that we need …


Colorado Daily

//posted 7.11.2020
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Pat Rooney: Spring football likely to soon be a reality … Ralphie VI identified; 14-month buffalo in training … Dimitri Stanley has a vested interest in CU’s quarterback battle … Rick George issues (lengthy) Athletic Department update … CU Athletic Department finalizes 2021-23 Strategic Plan …


2001: CU captures its only Big 12 championship with a 39-37 upset over No. 3 Texas in Dallas (with video highlights) … Buffs race out to 36-17 lead behind three Chris Brown touchdowns before hanging on for with win … No. 8 Player: CU’s all-time leading tackler, linebacker Barry Remington (1982-86) …


Pac-12 Notes

//posted 7.10.2020
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Pac-12 going to conference-only games this fall; Statement from CU Chancellor Phil DiStefano … Larry Scott tests positive for COVID virus … Pac-12 announces financial distributions: $32.2 million per school … Big Ten becomes the first Power Five conference to scraps non-conference schedule …


Preseason Magazines

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Pac-12 first game odds: CU at CSU listed as a “pick ’em” … ESPN FPI – CU has the 20th-most difficult schedule in the nation (2nd in the Pac-12) … Lindy’s Pac-12 national rankings – CU moving up in the South Division … ESPN posts its Pac-12 South preview – For CU: “Modest goals are best this year” …


1990: No. 20 CU keeps its flickering national championship hopes alive (coming into the game 2-1-1) with a 20-14 win over No. 12 Washington … Deon Figures intercepts a pass in the end zone in the final minute to preserve the victory … No. 9 Player: Heisman trophy winning running back Rashaan Salaam (1992-94) …

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Four-star tight end prospect Erik Olsen (From Heritage High in Littleton) – with over a dozen Power-Five offers – commits to CU … Olsen: “I feel pretty hopeful for the future of tight ends at Colorado and maybe I could be the first one to start that legacy” …


Colorado Basketball

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Former Buff Spencer Dinwiddie sparks controversy by calling attention to the national deficit … *Video* – Mark Johnson interview with new assistant coach Rick Ray – Tad Boyle names former Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray as new assistant …


We’ve made it to the Top Ten! … 1989: No. 5 CU travels to Seattle with heavy hearts to face No. 21 Washington, and come away with a 45-21 win … Not one, not two, but three essays for the game (Plus Road Trip Podcast) … Player No. 10: WR Michael Westbrook (1991-94) …

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1994 – Iowa State: What could top the story of Kordell Stewart becoming the Big Eight all-time leader for total offense … or Rashaan Salaam topping 2,000 yards and clinching the Heisman trophy? How’s about Bill McCartney resigning? … Player No. 11: Defensive back Deon Figures (1988-92) …

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Buff fans have been wandering in the desert for 15 years, but at least we were together on the journey … Without games, we have lost out outlet for our joys and frustrations … We need to have the matchup against CSU to take place, if only to have a (socially responsible) way to vent our emotions …

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1994 Season – Bill McCartney, Kordell Stewart and Rashaan Salaam cap their careers with a 41-24 rout of Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl (with full game video) … Buffs finish 11-1, with a No. 3 national ranking … Player No. 12: RB Rodney Stewart (2008-11) – CU’s second-leading all-time rusher, and first Buff to lead the team in rushing for four seasons …

1993 No. 20 CU takes down No. 9 Oklahoma, 27-10 Lamont Warren and Charles E. Johnson team up for national "Play-of-the-Year" READ