<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - College Sports]]> <![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[Buffs´ spikers take sets from top teams]]> <![CDATA[Spikers struggle in California]]> While Colorado volleyball’s official Pac-12 opener came last week against Utah, their true first test came this past weekend against the top two teams in the nation, California and Stanford.]]> <![CDATA[Buffs bounce hapless Utes]]> <![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[CU packs for the Pac-12]]> <![CDATA[Boyle entering 2011-12 with added comfort]]> <![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[Buffs roll Huskies, improve to 2-0 in conference]]> <![CDATA[Back on his hometown team]]> <![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[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[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[Jeffery’s 30 helps Lady Buffs overcome Vandels]]> For once this season, Colorado looked human. Coming into the game at 6-0, the Buffs, facing 2-5 Idaho, figured to be a sure lock to roll to victory on Sunday afternoon.]]> <![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[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 ready for Hawaii]]> A fresh new coaching staff is looking to re-establish the program and build it back up into the powerhouse it once was. This process starts with Jon Embree, who is restoring a tradition implemented by his coach, Bill McCartney. The tradition was carried on until it was discontinued and covered up by former head coach Dan Hawkins’ staff.]]> <![CDATA[Buffs basketball heads to Puerto Rico]]> The price of poker is going up in Puerto Rico. That’s how Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle described the challenge his team faces this week at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, starting tonight against Wichita State at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU.]]> <![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 struggling to acclimate in Pac-12]]>