Published: Sept. 1, 2018

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Buffs Bits Women’s golfer Brittany Fan (Advert’18) graduated with a career stroke average of 74.24, the best in CU history. Men’s golfer Yannick Paul (Mgmt’18) was CU’s team leader in stroke average, at 70.24. … Former Kansas State women’s tennis head coach Danielle Steinberg joined CU as head coach. She takes over for Nicole Kenneally, who retired after 19 seasons. … Bruce Cranmer (Engl’73) retired in July after 18 seasons as CU’s head Nordic ski coach. He coached 12 skiers to individual NCAA Championships and helped lead the Buffs to four team NCAA titles. Former assistant Nordic coach Jana Weinberger (IntlAf’06) succeeds him. … During the 2018 NBA Draft in June, George King (Soc’18) was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round with the 59th overall pick. He is Colorado’s fifth NBA draft pick in eight years.   

Folsom’s 500th Game

CU football’s Nov. 17 matchup versus the Utah Utes will mark the 500th game at Folsom Field. In honor of the six home games on this season’s schedule, we celebrate here six notable past Buffs victories at Folsom.  

'61 Colorado 20, Kansas 19: The Buffs overcame a 19-0 deficit to achieve what was then the school’s biggest comeback. CU went on to win its first Big 8 title.

'70 Colorado 41, Penn State 13: CU ended the No.4-ranked Nittany Lions’ 31-game unbeaten streak. The win landed linebacker Phil Irwin (Acct’71) on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

'86 Colorado 20, Nebraska 10: Marking a turn toward renewed national prominence, the Buffs defeated No.3-ranked Nebraska for the first time since 1967. 

'89 Colorado 27, Nebraska 21: No. 2 CU defeated No. 3 Nebraska — both undefeated — in a thrilling game that sent the Buffs to the Orange Bowl to play for the national title.

'94 Colorado 41, Iowa State 20: Eventual Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam (Soc ex’95) cruised past the 2,000-yards-rushing mark with a 67-yard touchdown run. 

'01 Colorado 62, Nebraska 36: CU scored the most points ever against a Husker defense at the time in this win over No. 2 Nebraska, undefeated until then. It shocked the college football world.

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