BOULDER — There’s a new reason for college sports fans to feel hopeful. The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift its moratorium on voluntary workouts for three sports. Football players, as well as men’s and women’s basketball players, will no longer be violating NCAA policy if they work out at team facilities, starting June 1. The council will…...
The Colorado Buffaloes didn’t realize their annual post-spring camp depth chart because… well, there wasn’t spring camp. So instead of analyzing their depth chart, I’ve created my own and today we’re talking wide receivers. Let’s get straight to the point. Here’s my two-deep for the Buffs’ receivers (three starters and three backups): Wide Receiver 1: K.D. Nixon, Maurice Bell Wide…...
Karl Dorrell wants eight weeks of practice before his team plays its first game.
"I'd like to have a month of conditioning and training to get (the team) in shape and then a month of training camp before playing games," Dorrell said in a media call on Tuesday.
However, the new coach of the Colorado Buffaloes football team isn't optimistic.
"I don't think we are going to get anything close to that," he said.
What's going to happen with the 2020 college football season?
“(It's) the definition of a fluid situation," Stanford head coach David Shaw said during a media call Monday afternoon.
There was no spring football. We don’t need to dig into everything we’ve missed out on because there was no spring football, but one of the big ones is a depth chart. Typically, the first two-deep of the year is released shortly after the end of camp and, for the most part, it’s about what you’ll see during the season.…...
THE ORGANIZATION Whelp, it’s the Browns. Maybe Kevin Stefanski can take them back to the playoffs. But Freddie Kitchens couldn’t. And Hue Jackson couldn’t. And Mike Pettine couldn’t. And Ron Chudzinski couldn’t. And Pat Shurmur couldn’t. And Eric Mangini couldn’t. And Romeo Crennel couldn’t. Butch Davis did though, back in 2003. And the Browns lost in the Wild Card round…...
Former Colorado tackle Arlington Hambright was chosen by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. At 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, Hambright projects best as a guard in Chicago. Here’s everything you need to know about Hambright’s fit with his new team: THE ORGANIZATION It’s been a rough stretch in Chicago. The Bears went on a…...
After 39 starts and a school-record 61 touchdown passes, Steven Montez is leaving Colorado.
The quarterback wasn't chosen in April's NFL Draft, but he was offered $35,000 in guaranteed money from the Washington Redskins shortly after. That money comes in the form of a $10,000 signing bonus and $25,000 of his 2020 season salary being guaranteed.
Now, the challenge for Montez is winning a job, either on the 53-man roster or on the practice squad, during training camp.
Here's everything you need to know about Montez's fit with the Washington Redskins:
The NCAA announced Wednesday that its name, image, likeness working group recommended to its board of governors that student-athletes should be allowed to accept money in exchange for sponsorships and promotions. The working group was created nearly one year ago and was comprised of student-athletes, conference officials, athletic directors and others. One of its 19 members was Colorado athletic director…
Former Colorado linebacker Davion Taylor is headed to the NFL. Taylor was chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles during the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday. The versatile defender slipped just outside of the top 100 to No. 103 overall. Taylor’s journey to the pros is unconventional. He played virtually no high school football before heading off to community…...
Laviska Shenault Jr. is officially headed to Jacksonville. The former Colorado receiver was chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round (No. 42 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he’s likely to assume a significant role early in his rookie season. Here’s everything you need to know about Shenault’s new home: THE ORGANIZATION The Jacksonville Jaguars isn’t a…...
BOULDER — Before the sports world shutdown, Steven Montez and other pro hopefuls on the Colorado Buffaloes football team gathered for their pro day. Montez, who we caught up with at the Senior Bowl, has been working with the quarterback guru of our times in Jordan Palmer, who is also training presumptive top pick Joe Burrow, has trained Josh Allen, Sam Darnold…...
With the COVID-19 situation in flux, there's uncertainty almost everywhere within the Colorado Buffaloes' athletic department.
"There are a lot of different scenarios on the table," Buffsathletic director Rick George said Thursday. "We have groups that are working on what all those different scenarios look like from a competitive standpoint. And we're not just talking football, we're talking about all fall sports. So, if football doesn't play or it is pushed back, it would be very similar to all of our other fall sports."
If the trophy stores are still open, somebody had better be making one for Tad Boyle.
Just one month removed from a flameout that ended what was supposed to be the greatest basketball season in Colorado history, Boyle has extended his program's Pac-12 title window through the 2020-21 season.
In fact, CU's championship odds may be better this year than they were last year.
That's not to say the Buffs' newly-restocked frontcourt is more talented than the 2019-20 version — it isn't — but the team may be better built for success now than ever before.
There's a new Colorado Buffalo.
Former Tulsa forward Jeriah Horne is headed to Boulder as a graduate transfer. Horne figures to slot in as the Buffs' new starting power forward, replacing Tyler Bey. Horne will have one year of eligibility at Colorado.
Horne and Bey are not the same player. In many ways, they couldn't play the power forward position more differently. Despite that, Horne looks to be a solid veteran addition who can help keep the Buffaloes in the top tier of the Pac-12.
Horne grew up in Kansas City, where he was a three-star power forward prospect and ranked 43rd at his position in the 2016 class. He signed with Nebraska, declining offers from Depaul, West Virginia, Missouri and others.
Horne cracked Nebraska's regular rotation in December of his rookie season and posted five double-digit scoring games, despite averaging under five points per contest.
Here's a clip from the first time Horne played 20 minutes of meaningful college basketball:
That's an athletic play and a remarkable finish, but Horne is actually known as more of a shooter than a driver.
Horne transferred to Tulsa after his freshman season. Following a game during his sophomore season, UConn head coach Dan Hurley had this to say about Horne:
“Defensively, we did a horrible job on Horne,” Hurley said, according to a Tulsa World story on Horne. “To allow a guy who’s a one-dimensional, catch-and-shoot player to have that many good looks — it spoke to how we weren’t locked in.”
That was Horne's reputation, and it's easy to see why; Horne shot over 37 percent from deep as a sophomore, though that number fell to 34 percent as a junior this season.
Horne's game has developed since the game against UConn.
Today we're going to be digging into Horne's tape at Tulsa. Specifically, we'll be using clips from a January contest against No. 20 Memphis, in which Tulsa upset the Tigers.
Colorado's basketball program got a bump Tuesday afternoon when Jabari Walker, a power forward prospect set to graduate this spring, announced that he was committing to CU.
which tight ends only contributed six catches for 56 yards. That's half a catch and under five receiving yards per game.
That was a step backward, though a slight one, from the seven catches and 102 yards that tight ends contributed in 2018.
But all of a sudden it seems like the Buffs are buying back into the tight end position.
Brady Russell caught 23 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in 2019. No Buffs tight end had posted those numbers since Nick Kasa in 2012.
And now there's more help on the way.
When Colorado Buffaloes athletic director Rick George first spoke to the media about the coronavirus pandemic, shortly after the cancellation of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, he said that he hadn’t spoken with head coach Tad Boyle about whether Boyle would receive all of his bonuses. The biggest question mark was what would be done about the $105,000 Boyle was…...
Back when Karl Dorrell was the receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins and not the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes, part of his job was to evaluate college wide receivers. This year, before leaving the Dolphins, Dorrell evaluated 40 receivers. “Laviska was one of them, obviously,” Dorrell said. The Dolphins are expected to take a receiver early in April’s…...
The Buffs were supposed to go back to school on Monday but instead of returning to campus from spring break, most of the team will stay at home. The University of Colorado’s classes have been moved offline in an effort to keep students and staff free from COVID-19. Football has also been put on hold and there’s no timeline for…