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.

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.

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:

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.

CU invites alumni ‘Back to Boulder,’ announces new parade day, time

Oct. 29, 2012

Have you been “Back to Boulder?” It’s a question being posed by the University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Association to its family of more than 250,000 students and alumni. Alumni, current students, faculty, staff and community members will find a broad slate of activities for the 2012 Homecoming weekend starting Thursday, Nov. 1. A full description of activities and events as well as event registration can be found on the Back to Boulder website at http://www.cualum.org/back2boulder .

Join the challenge! Take the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge

Oct. 19, 2012

Help CU secure the title of the Pac-12's most active school by participating in the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge from Oct. 22-28. The challenge is a conference-wide initiative promoting regular physical activity. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and family.

Equestrian team prepares for new season of competition

Oct. 12, 2012

Imagine competing in a club sport where you meet your only teammate for the first time right before the competition begins. You’re not allowed to practice together beforehand and the equipment you use is new to you. This may sound like an unreasonable challenge, but it’s designed to create a fair competition. Just ask juniors Kelly Meyer and Lauren DeGeorge, members of CU-Boulder’s equestrian team , who compete in intercollegiate English and Western riding competitions, where they are judged on skill and ability.

Buffs Madness kicks off student loyalty program

Oct. 11, 2012

The CU basketball seasons will officially kick off Friday night at Buffs Madness after the conclusion of the CU volleyball match against Arizona State. The volleyball match starts at 7 p.m. and Buffs Madness will go right after.

Several pre- and post-game student events scheduled for CU vs. ASU game night

Oct. 9, 2012

The University of Colorado hosts Arizona State University for a nationally televised game on Thursday, Oct. 11, and CU students will have numerous campus events to choose from before and after the game. The Residence Hall Association Xtravaganza, to be held in the Center for Community, will feature free events before and after the game.

Buffs under the spotlight; Media coverage of a football game

Oct. 5, 2012

With the ever-expanding coverage of college football and the addition of conference TV partners and networks, there are very few opportunities for the entire college football-watching world to be focused on one game. ESPN's Thursday Night Football will bring that singular moment to the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Thursday, Oct. 11. As the rest of campus prepares traffic plans, student events and classroom and building logistics, Athletics’ media relations and sports information staff is going into high gear to ready CU-Boulder for the national spotlight.

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