DiStefano names Ceal Barry interim director of intercollegiate athletics at CU-Boulder

May 28, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has named Adele Cecilia “Ceal” Barry interim director of intercollegiate athletics for the university, effective Monday, June 3. Barry currently serves as associate athletic director for student services and senior woman administrator (an NCAA designation) in the department.Read more »

CU Athletics honors its academic best

April 25, 2013

Over three dozen University of Colorado student-athletes, including 15 with perfect 4.00 grade point averages last year, were honored for a variety of outstanding academic accomplishments Tuesday morning at the 21st Annual Student-Athlete Academic Recognition Banquet.Read more »

C-Unit: The story of a student section

March 13, 2013

On a typical Thursday night during the 2012-13 Colorado basketball season, the energy at the Coors Events Center was electric. The student section was a sea of black and gold, and a loud one at that. Music from the band was interspersed with a constant stream of cheers, ranging from the traditional fight song to a rendition of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” during an opponent’s free throw shot: “You’re not gonna make it, anymoooore...”Read more »

CU-Boulder officials unveil $170 million athletic facilities upgrade proposal for CU’s Board of Regents

Feb. 20, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, Athletic Director Mike Bohn and new head football coach Mike MacIntyre today unveiled a $170 million, multi-year proposal to upgrade CU-Boulder’s football facilities before the Intercollegiate Athletics subcommittee of the CU Board of Regents at the board’s monthly meeting in Colorado Springs.Read more »

Shalaya Kipp named 2012 College Women's Athlete-of-the-Year

Jan. 10, 2013

The 2013 calendar year is starting off on a great note for University of Colorado senior Shalaya Kipp as she was named the 2012 College Women's Athlete-of-the-Year as selected by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, announced on Tuesday afternoon.Read more »

Brooks: MacIntyre makes winning first impression

Dec. 10, 2012

It was a whirlwind day for Mike MacIntyre, who was approached by CU, presented a weekend offer and accepted before first setting foot on the Boulder campus. He arrived in Colorado at mid-afternoon Monday, met with CU President Bruce Benson, Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Bohn, then met with his new team for about 35 minutes prior to the press conference. He advised them to “do well on exams, don’t do a double negative – just because you’re down a little on what happened, I’m here to help you move forward.Read more »

Introduction of new head football coach

Dec. 10, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder will introduce Mike MacIntyre as its new head football coach at a press conference later this afternoon (Monday, December 10), at 4 p.m. at the Byron White Club Room at Folsom Field.Read more »

B.G. Brooks: CU says commitment to football on upswing

Nov. 26, 2012

The University of Colorado administration vows Jon Embree’s successor will find a renewed commitment to football when he steps on campus and continues the process of rebuilding the besieged Buffaloes program. Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Athletic Director Mike Bohn said at a Monday news conference that CU recognizes how high the bar has been raised with the Buffs joining the Pac-12 Conference – and the school’s hiring of a new coach will reflect that.Read more »

Embree will not return as Colorado head football coach

Nov. 25, 2012

Jon Embree has been dismissed as University of Colorado head football coach, athletic director Mike Bohn announced Sunday evening. Embree took over as the school’s 24th full-time head coach in December 2010, just the third alumni to do so. In two seasons, his teams compiled a 4-21 record. This past fall, CU finished 1-11, which included a 1-8 record in Pac-12 Conference play. University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and Bohn released the following joint statement:Read more »

Fire the coach? Not so fast, says new study by University of Colorado, Loyola professors

Nov. 14, 2012

Fire the coach? Not so fast says a new study of elite college football teams. Professors from the University of Colorado and Loyola University Chicago studied what happened to the records of college football teams that replaced a head coach for performance reasons in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division 1-A) between 1997 and 2010. Over this period, an average of 10 percent of FBS teams fired their coach each year because of the team’s poor performance on the field.Read more »