The Colorado Daily – May


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The Colorado Daily – May

//posted 5.24.2011

Jim Tressel resigns as head coach at Ohio State … Will other players be suspended for CU game?

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— A bowl game against Notre Dame – An Afterthought, but still fitting — It would have been appropriate for Bill McCartney to go out playing for the National Championship. The 24-7 loss to Nebraska, however, eliminated the possibility, as Nebraska ran out the string and headed off to the Orange Bowl undefeated and ranked No.1 in the country. By the time the bowl matchups were announced, CU was ranked 4th, trailing only Nebraska, Penn State, and Miami. Such high standing would normally afford the Buffs a worthy New Year’s …

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  — November 19th – Boulder                       No. 7 Colorado 41, Iowa State 20 — A game between a 9-1 team and an 0-9-1 to finish off the regular season would normally not bear much attention.  The 41-20 final score, after the Buffs nursed a 20-13 lead into the fourth quarter, would not have merited much notice nationally. For local writers, though, the game could presented a year’s worth of headlines: “Christian Fauria snares six catches; becomes Big Eight all-time tight end reception leader” would have been apropos; “CU posts 576 …

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  — November 5th – Boulder                    No. 7 Colorado 17, Oklahoma State 3 — The main distraction for the Colorado Buffaloes for Homecoming, 1994, was not the Homecoming festivities, nor was it the Oklahoma State Cowboys.  Rather, the Buffs greatest concern was lethargy.  Oklahoma State was 3-4-1 on the year, with its only wins coming in non-conference contests against the likes of Northern Illinois, Tulsa, and North Texas. The glow of the national spotlight was gone, as, for the first time in a month, CU’s game would not be shown by …

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— October 29th – at Nebraska             No.3  Nebraska 24, No. 2  Colorado 7 — Like many over-hyped Super Bowls, the 1994 Game-of-the-Year failed to live up to advance billing … at least as far as Colorado fans were concerned. No. 3 Nebraska methodically took care of business, defeating No. 2 Colorado, 24-7, to take the inside track to the Big Eight and National Championships.  Led by quarterback Brook Berringer, subbing for injured starter Tommy Frazier, the Cornhuskers built a 17-0 halftime lead and were never …

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— October 8th – at Missouri                           No. 5 Colorado 38, Missouri 23 — The Colorado Buffaloes could have been forgiven for being sluggish against the Missouri Tigers. After all: – the game against Missouri represented CU’s third straight road game; – The game was the Buffs only game against an unranked opponent sandwiched between six games against nationally rated foes; and – Missouri was 1-3 after having lost to the likes of Tulsa. Fortunately for Colorado fans, the Buffs were ready to play.  Cruising to a 21-7 first quarter lead, Colorado never …

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— September 24th – at Michigan                      No. 7 Colorado 27, No, 4 Michigan 26 — While there is much to be said about the final six seconds of the 1994 Colorado/Michigan game, the set-up is equally important. Both teams had the opportunity to dominate the game, but both fell short. Momentum swayed back and forth before 106,427 fans, the largest crowd to witness a Colorado football game in school history. Midway through the second quarter, the Buffs were putting on …

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— Badger Mania The Wisconsin Badgers came to Boulder September 17th for a night game to be nationally televised by ESPN. Like the Buffs, the Badgers were 1-0 on the 1994 season, having dispatched Eastern Michigan, 56-0.  Wisconsin, ranked 10th  in the nation, had been the feel-good story of 1993, having come from nowhere to post a 10-1-1 record.  Claiming a share of the Big 10 title for the first time in over three decades, the Badgers made their first trip to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl since 1962.  A 21-16 win …

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— Buffalo Sports News makes some eerily uncanny preseason predictions — In its two editions leading up to the start of the 1994 season, the Buffalo Sports News captured more about the upcoming year than could have been known at the time. In prophetic tones, the August 18th edition featured a cover photo of quarterback coach Rick Neuheisel giving directions to quarterback Kordell Stewart with the headline reading:  “On Target:  Rick Neuheisel has quarterback Kordell Stewart and CU’s passing attack aimed to win in 1994.”  The next issue, dated August 29th, …

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— Adios, Southwest Conference — Quick – Name the last eight members of the Southwest Conference. Not so easy, is it? Entering the 1994 season, the long-anticipated demise of the SWC became official.  The 1994 and 1995 campaigns would be the last for the storied conference.  After 80 seasons, the Southwest Conference would fold up its tents; its teams left to a new future. Arkansas, the only Southwest member outside of the state of Texas, had defected to the Southeastern Conference in 1990.  Now Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Texas …

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  — November 20th – at Iowa State           No. 18 Colorado 21, Iowa State 16 — Despite decent weather conditions for late November (41 degrees at kickoff, with no precipitation), only 23,797 bothered to show up in Ames to cheer for the hometown Cyclones (3-7) as they took on the 18th-ranked Buffaloes. That was too bad for Iowa State players, as the home team almost pulled off the upset. Only after defensive lineman Kerry Hicks and cornerback Chris Hudson teamed up to tackle running back Calvin Branch …

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  — September 11th – Boulder           No. 10 Colorado 45, No. 24 Baylor 21 — Just like that, the would-be questionable Colorado Buffaloes looked like world-beaters. After forcing six turnovers against Texas, the Buffs’ defense forced three first-half fumbles against Baylor, helping the Buffs cruise to a 21-0 first quarter lead. By half, it was a 35-0 laugher as Colorado went on to crush 24th-ranked Baylor, 45-21. “Our defense is like a time bomb”, said wide receiver Michael Westbrook. “When we (the offense) get to the …

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