CU Buffs fans to protest NCAA selectors before team takes on Texas Southern in NIT

A lot of us were upset when the CU Buffs got screwed out of an NCAA tournament bid. But Josh Siegel and Alec Segall decided to do something about it. They created the "CU RALLY AND MARCH TO COORS FOR ROUND 1 GAME OF THE NIT" Facebook page with the goal of simultaneously protesting the injustice and rooting the Buffs on for redemption beginning tonight versus Texas Southern.

Here's how the pair describe their goals:

This is not an event where we are going to be lighting torches or blowing up vehicles. We are protesting the unfair decision made by the Selection Committee in a peaceful and justified way.

The protest has been renamed to be a rally to support the Buffaloes in their pursuit of the NIT championship.

Come show your support for your school and athletic program, as the nation needs to know that we take our basketball seriously and and our seniors needs to know that we appreciate the service they have given to thus University.

Despite the rumors, this is a pro-Buffaloes rally and a positive way to show the nation and the community that we care about our reputation.


In a season of protesting, the CU student body is planing a protest of the NCAA selection committee's decision to not allow the University of Colorado one of 37 at large bids. It is now time to show the seniors of CU basketball it is time to rally and win the NIT. We will be meeting 1 and a half hours before Wednesday night's game of CU VS. Texas Southern on Farrand Field and then March...THOUSANDS CHEER ON THE BUFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Those interested in following their lead are encouraged to gather at Farrand Field on the CU campus from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., when the game is slated to get underway.

Meanwhile, prepare yourself for the contest with this massive cache of game notes courtesy of the CU Buffs website:

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