As you know, today, the NCAA men's basketball tournament, aka March Madness, gets underway in earnest; we're not counting those play-in games, and neither should you. And with both the CU Buffs and the CSU Rams in the field, there's even more incentive than usual for us to watch the games on the job ... More >>
About the only suspense regarding CU's 2012 football team is whether or not Oregon will break the century mark in their October 27 match-up with the Buffs. No wonder attention is already shifting to the men's basketball team, which made the NCAA tournament last season and upset UNLV in the first rou ... More >>
Denver blog posts are setting the pace. Colorado Pols highlights a Facebook post in which Senator Shawn Mitchell called Barack Obama un-American on the day he flew to the state to console Aurora shooting victim families. Guess he didn't get the memo about giving partisan rancor the weekend off. Th ... More >>
After losing popular head men's basketball coach Tim Miles to Nebraska, Colorado State University landed a proven and relatively high-profile replacement: Larry Eustachy. There's just one catch: The new CSU head coach is kinda, sorta most well-known for being photographed while partying with student ... More >>
On Saturday night, the CU Buffs played pretty much the same game as in their previous two wins: a very good first thirty minutes, an iffy last ten. But because they didn't have a big lead this time, they fell to the Baylor Bears 80-63 in the NCAA men's basketball tourney. The loss denied them a trip ... More >>
How did CU Boulder students deal with the disappointment of the Buffs' loss in the NCAA men's basketball tourney Saturday night? Hundreds, if not thousands, of them drowned their sorrows, and lifted their spirits, at a rager of a St. Patrick's Day party at the Varsity Townhouse apartment complex -- ... More >>
Earlier this week, we asked if the CU Buffs and the CSU Rams could get past their first matchups in the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament. In the case of the Buffs, the answer was a sometimes resounding, sometimes nerve-racking but ultimately thrilling "yes" via a 68-64 victory over highly tou ... More >>
In the past, the annual naming of teams chosen to participate in the NCAA men's basketball tournament has been the equivalent of famine in these parts. And while getting two teams into the field may not qualify as a feast, it's definitely a wonderful change of pace. Now comes the next question: Do t ... More >>
Jimmer Fredette.The NCAA basketball tourney games in Denver on Saturday stood in stark contrast to each other. Richmond-Morehead State boasted virtually no notable names, while Brigham Young-Gonzaga featured one of the biggest stars of 2011 March Madness, BYU's Jimmer Fredette -- a player so ... More >>
Devon Beitzel.There were a slew of bracket-busting upsets on the real day one of the NCAA men's basketball tournament -- damn you, Louisville! -- but the University of Northern Colorado Bears weren't part of one. UNC fell to San Diego State 68-50 in their first Big Dance foray. But through tw ... More >>
St. Patrick's Day isn't the only game in town. In honor of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament playoffs now at the Pepsi Center, Dixons Downtown Grill has introduced the March Meat Madness Platter: blackened chicken, sliced strip steak, jalapeno cheddar bratwurst, hot links and Polish sausag ... More >>
Facebook Jimmer.At 5:15 p.m. today, Jimmer Fredette will join his BYU teammates at the Pepsi Center to take on Wofford in the first round of the NCAA basketball championships -- and according to the Denver Post's Woody Paige, Tim Tebow may turn up to watch a baller with a reputation every bit ... More >>
Relphorde.Last week, we used the term "lock" in our post about the CU Buffs' Big Dance chances after beating Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament, -- and we weren't the only ones certain that was true. But no: Marcus Relphorde and the rest of the squad were snubbed by the selection committee ... More >>
Nenê.The Nuggets never win in Phoenix: That appeared to be an immutable fact during the George Karl era. But with last night's Nuggets victory in the land of the sun, there appears to be a new rule: With Carmelo Anthony traded, all bets are off -- including the idea that Nenê will never ac ... More >>
Marcus Relphorde.After Colorado beat Kansas State, we declared the team CU's best since Chauncey Billups's glory days. Of course, Kansas is a considerably tougher opponent than Kansas State, and the Buffs weren't able to top the Jayhawks last night. But even those who don't believe there's su ... More >>
Levi Knutson.When was the last time anyone other the parents of players paid attention to the CU Buffs men's basketball team? Well, there's finally a reason to start. Last night's victory over Kansas State marks the second straight win over a ranked opponent -- which has never happened befor ... More >>
What's Dan Hawkins happy about?As CU fans were wondering if the school will wind up in an expanded Pac 10 or remain in the Big 12, the NCAA hit the university with sanctions. Why? The football and basketball programs failed to reach required minimum academic standards -- which is shocking gi ... More >>
Tekphotos.org March is almost over, which means March Madness is almost over (though, curiously, it becomes April madness for a week or so, but whatever). But that doesn't mean it's too late to enjoy Audius's March Madness Mixset, an hour-long mix of high-energy, wobbly-bass house madness. I ... More >>
Troy Tulowitzki in a shot from the FSN Insider website.It's happening again. Just as in 2007, when the Colorado Rockies' World Series run coaxed people who would usually rather shave their body with a rotary lawnmower than watch a baseball game to plant themselves in front of their set, viewe ... More >>
Connecticut's Maya Moore. The updates that have followed in the wake of the March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," which shared choices in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament made by my daughter Lora and me, have been grim at times. Last night, thou ... More >>
Going slow and steady didn't help Marissa Coleman's Maryland Terps. The women's NCAA basketball tournament bracket my daughter Lora and I shared in "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." have taken a pounding, and last night's pair of Elite Eight games didn't help -- not that ... More >>
Italee Lucas' 21 points weren't enough for the Tar Heels. "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," published March 18, shared brackets assembled by me and my daughter, Lora, for both the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments -- and in an update posted yesterday, I noted ... More >>
Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Although most fans who fill out brackets during NCAA basketball tournament season only focus on the men's teams, the contest through the Archdiocese of Denver that my daughter Lora and I have participated in during recent years gives the women equal billing. T ... More >>
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