<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - College Sports]]> <![CDATA[Juggernaut Stanford rolls over Colorado]]> <![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[Patience a virtue for Buffs fans]]> Obviously, that’s a difficult assignment, given that’s all you’ve been told for the past six seasons, going back to Dan Hawkins’ first in 2006. But the coaching staff as presently constituted is savvy, intelligent and, most importantly, has put a high priority on accountability.]]> <![CDATA[In search of a legacy]]> After a 45-2 crushing at the hands of the explosive Oregon Ducks, Colorado Coach Jon Embree challenged his seniors to create a legacy that they can be proud of as the Buffs close out the 2011 campaign. ]]> <![CDATA[Buffs crushed by USC, look to regroup for senior night]]> More than 50,000 fans were on hand to watch CU deliver another sorry performance riddled with the same thoughtless penalties, blocked field  goals, injuries, shoddy red zone play and subpar secondary defense that have produced nine losses already this season.]]> <![CDATA[Buffs´ spikers take sets from top teams]]> <![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[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[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[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[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[Boyle entering 2011-12 with added comfort]]> <![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[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[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[Balanced Colorado handles Weber State]]> Chucky Jeffery’s 17 points led a balanced Colorado scoring attack to a victory over visiting Weber State by a score of 77-59.]]> <![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[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 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.]]>