<![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[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[Buffs´ spikers take sets from top teams]]> <![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[Frustration boiling over for Hempen, Buffs]]> <![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[Back on his hometown team]]> <![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[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[CU nets first Pac-12 win]]> <![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[Boyle entering 2011-12 with added comfort]]> <![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 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[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[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[Juggernaut Stanford rolls over Colorado]]> <![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[CU packs for the Pac-12]]> <![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. ]]>