<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - College Sports]]> <![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[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[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[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[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 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[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[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[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[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[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 defeat Arizona with solid defense]]> <![CDATA[Buffs handle Cougars to finish homestand]]> <![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[Boyle entering 2011-12 with added comfort]]> <![CDATA[CU men's golf starts strong in 2011]]> <![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[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[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´ spikers take sets from top teams]]>