Published: March 1, 2017

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Afolabi Laguda (Econ’18)


Buffs win Orange Bowl, then first national title


Coach Bill McCartney retires

Rashaan Salaam (Soc ex’95) wins Heisman Trophy


10-2 record, finish No. 5 in AP Top 25; coach Rick Neuheisel in charge


Neuheisel leaves for Washington, Gary Barnett takes over


CU on probation for Neuheisel’s recruiting violations


Houston Bowl victory over UT El Paso


Lose Big 12 title game to Texas 70-3

Barnett fired; lose Champs Sports Bowl

Dan Hawkins hired from Boise State


2-10 record


Lose Independence Bowl to Alabama, 30-24


CU says it will join Pac-10 (now Pac-12)

Hawkins fired, Jon Embree (Comm’89) hired


3-10 overall, 2-7 in first Pac-12 season


Winless at home, Embree fired

Enter coach Mike MacIntyre


Rick George becomes athletic director

MacIntyre leads Buffs to 4-8 record


Construction starts on new sports facilities

Winless in Pac-12, finish season 2-10


Jim Leavitt hired to run defense

4-9 record

Darrin Chiaverini (Comm’99) hired as co-offensive coordinator


Finish $166-million facilities project

Open season with 44-7 win over CSU, beat Oregon 41-38

Ranked for first time in 11 years (No. 21 in AP poll)

Beat Utah 27-22, clinch Pac-12 South title; finish reg. season 10-2

Ranked No. 8 in College Football Playoff Rankings

MacIntyre wins Pac-12 Coach of Year

First Pac-12 Championship appearance, lose to Washington 41-10


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