<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - College Sports]]> <![CDATA[Buffs spikers nearing end of tough stretch]]> While many in her position would grow frustrated, Kerra Schroeder viewed facing five top-15 teams in three weeks as an enjoyable experience. Colorado volleyball’s junior captain and outside hitter recorded a match high 19 kills against No. 2 UCLA, as the Buffs fell short for the seventh straight outing, losing in three sets.]]> <![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[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[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[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[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[Buffs handle Cougars to finish homestand]]> <![CDATA[Buffs look to get lucky at Stanford]]> After a disappointing loss to Washington State, Jon Embree’s Colorado Buffaloes hit the buzz saw of their Pac-12 schedule starting this weekend at Stanford. The Cardinal feature consensus top NFL prospect Andrew Luck at quarterback, leading a formidable offense, averaging just under 46 points per game.]]> <![CDATA[Frustration boiling over for Hempen, Buffs]]> <![CDATA[Kresl’s buzzer-beating three caps undefeated non-conference season]]> It may not have been the way Linda Lappe drew it up, but the ending to Colorado’s non-conference season couldn’t have been much sweeter.]]> <![CDATA[Chen sparks Buffs over Roadrunners]]> With 31 seconds left in the first half, things looked pretty grim for Colorado's men’s basketball. Mid-major Cal State Bakersfield held possession and a surprising two-point lead when Roadrunners’ guard Stephon Carter had his layup blocked by the scrappy Chen with just four second left on the clock.]]> <![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[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[Embree, Buffs hope to follow in Huskies' footsteps]]> As Colorado prepares to limp into Husky Stadium on Saturday to take on the University of Washington, it may seem like the two programs are light years apart.]]> <![CDATA[Steeple-chasing success]]> Emma Coburn never dreamed she would come this far. CU’s cross-country/track standout, a senior from Crested Butte, completed her journey to superstardom in the running world earlier this summer with victories in two big — scratch that, huge — national races.]]> <![CDATA[Buffs fail to execute in 64-65 loss to Rams ]]> It seemed as if Colorado’s men basketball team had no business being anywhere close to Colorado State Wednesday night in Fort Collins. At least that’s what CU Coach Tad Boyle thought not long after Nate Tomlinson’s last-second three rimmed out, sealing the Buffs’ one-point loss at the hands of the rival Rams.]]> <![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[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[Boyle entering 2011-12 with added comfort]]>