<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - College Sports]]> <![CDATA[Buffing up for the football season]]> When Jon Embree, CU's new head football coach, started looking at film from last year’s team, what he saw was a team with a crisis of identity.]]> <![CDATA[Pick your team]]> When students and alumni of the University of Colorado think of the athletic department on campus, their minds often turn to the Division I football and basketball teams and their various accomplishments over the years. But there exists a much larger group of student athletes with their own set of accomplishments that are frequently overlooked: the 1,400 students who play club sports.]]> <![CDATA[New season, new faces]]> Colorado head coach Jon Embree released the first depth chart of the 2011 campaign on Aug. 22, and many inexperienced freshmen and first-time starters will walk onto the field a week from Saturday, when the Buffs travel to Honolulu to face Hawaii in the season opener. Here's a look at some of the more notable starters announced:]]> <![CDATA[Perseverance pays]]> Passion and pure drive are undoubtedly the reasons for CU’s starting punter Darragh O’Neill’s success as a Division I athlete in a sport he never played in high school. The fact that O’Neill propelled himself to a starting role at a program with a storied history in football in a matter of months speaks volumes about not only his athletic ability, but also his will to compete.]]> <![CDATA[Fireworks at Folsom]]> In a season that is shaping up to be a difficult one for the Colorado Buffaloes, quarterback Tyler Hansen and wide receiver Paul Richardson are providing a bright spot for fans at Folsom Field.]]> <![CDATA[Buffs roll Huskies, improve to 2-0 in conference]]> <![CDATA[Buffs slaughter Pioneers to remain undefeated]]> After two straight unimpressive wins over San Francisco and Idaho, Colorado women’s basketball coach Linda Lappe started to wonder where her defense went. After allowing 66 and 59 points to the Dons and the Vandals, respectively, CU buckled down defensively and held a talented University of Denver (6-3) team to only 36 points on Thursday night.]]> <![CDATA[Frustration boiling over for Hempen, Buffs]]> <![CDATA[Disrespected Buffs out to prove doubters wrong]]> When Linda Lappe posted the results of the Pac-12 preseason women’s basketball poll, which predicted the Buffs would finish 11th, on the door of her team’s locker room, the Buffs immediately became motivated.]]> <![CDATA[Yelin finds life after Kentucky]]> Colorado volleyball assistant coach Leonid Yelin has likely the most distinguished résumé of any assistant to come to CU in any sport. ]]> <![CDATA[Colorado football preps for Oregon's electric offense]]> As Colorado licks their considerable wounds after a 52-24 shellacking at the hands of Washington, Oregon comes to Folsom Field with their innovative and dynamic offense operating at full force. ]]> <![CDATA[Boyle entering 2011-12 with added comfort]]> <![CDATA[Off and running]]> Bill Hempen’s University of Colorado women’s soccer team had a lot of chances to be an NCAA tournament team last year. The only problem was that they didn’t capitalize on their opportunities.]]> <![CDATA[Patience a virtue for Buffs fans]]> Obviously, thatís a difficult assignment, given thatís all youíve been told for the past six seasons, going back to Dan Hawkinsí first in 2006. But the coaching staff as presently constituted is savvy, intelligent and, most importantly, has put a high priority on accountability.]]> <![CDATA[Hempen's Buffs hit scoring drought]]> After starting strong and winning the inaugural edition of the Colorado Cup, CU women’s soccer finds themselves in a rough patch where they can’t seem to find the back of the net.]]> <![CDATA[Buffs handle Cougars to finish homestand]]> <![CDATA[Resilient Buffs charge ahead]]> Jon Embree and the rest of the CU coaching staff knew there was only one option after the team lost to Hawaii in the season opener: to move forward and continue to improve. “Kids are resilient,” Embree says. “I’ve put it behind me, and I’m ready to get going against Cal.”]]> <![CDATA[Buffs´ spikers take sets from top teams]]> <![CDATA[Spikers look to improve in Kritza's third year]]> Colorado began the season in Greeley on Friday, where they split a doubleheader against UNLV and UC Davis, beating the former and falling in the nightcap in four sets. CU returned home and defeated Northern Colorado, which was picked to finish first in the Big Sky conference, in five dramatic sets.]]> <![CDATA[CU nets first Pac-12 win]]>