A collage of CU Boulder alumni competing in the Olympics

Buffs Olympic dreams begin

July 23, 2021

At 7 a.m. on Friday, July 23 in Colorado, those up and awake watched the long-awaited opening ceremonies of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where six University of Colorado alumni will be representing Team USA during the next two weeks

Infographic showing CU Boulder's Olympic Games legacy

CU Boulder holds Olympic Games legacy

July 15, 2021

Since 1948, the university has produced over 90 Olympic athletes who have competed in events across the globe. In honor of the upcoming Tokyo Games, here’s a look at CU’s storied history of Olympians.

The CU men's basketball team plays an opponent at the CU Events Center.

Philip DiStefano, Rick George discuss name, image, likeness rules

July 8, 2021

With new state legislation and a recent change in NCAA policy, student-athletes can now receive compensation for use of their name, image and likeness. Chancellor Philip DiStefano and Athletic Director Rick George address what the changes mean and how CU Athletics has been getting ready.

Emma Coburn, center, and Val Constien, right, on the podium after the 2020 USATF Olympic Trials steeplechase finals

Emma Coburn, Val Constien heading to Olympics as steeplechase competitors

June 28, 2021

For the second time, Colorado track and field will have two Buffs compete at the same time in the Olympics––in the women's steeplechase. Emma Coburn and Val Constien finished first and third, respectively, in recent Olympic trials.

Fans cheer on the Buffs in a packed Folsom Field stadium

CU athletic facilities moving to 100% capacity

June 23, 2021

With the state lifting pandemic capacity restrictions, the university's four main athletic facilities for fall sports––Folsom Field, CU Events Center, Prentup Field and the South Campus tennis complex––will be hosting full crowds starting in August.

Men's basketball head coach Tad Boyle on sidelines

Buffaloes announce 2021–22 nonconference schedule

June 23, 2021

Three NCAA Tournament teams and five-star caliber players are set to visit Boulder during the 2021–22 CU men's basketball nonconference schedule, head coach Tad Boyle has announced.

UCHealth Champions Center

UCHealth, CU Athletics strengthen partnership

June 17, 2021

The new collaboration will deliver engaging programming, as well as information for fans, the community, students and athletes; the agreement also renames the Champions Center.

Colorado's McKinley Wright IV, left, drives past a Cal player during a Pac-12 Conference basketball game

McKinley Wright IV invited to NBA Draft Combine

June 17, 2021

Wright, the Buffs' all-time leader in assists and a three-time All-Pac-12 Conference first team selection, is one of 69 players expected to attend this year's draft combine in Chicago.

Champions Center and Folsom Field

CU student-athletes have another outstanding academic semester

June 7, 2021

CU student-athletes once again performed extremely well in the classroom, despite many distractions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to record program and department highs in grade point average statistics, according to Herbst Academic Center staff.

Champions Center and Folsom Field

9 new members to see induction into CU Athletic Hall Of Fame

May 28, 2021

To be inducted in November, the nine new members represent eight sports. They include one athlete who lettered in four of those sports and a national championship coach. All have their special place in the history of CU athletics.