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The Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes are the athletic teams that represent the University of Colorado
Colorado
Boulder. The university sponsors 17 varsity sports teams. Both the men's and women's teams are called the Buffaloes (Buffs for short) or, rarely, the Golden Buffaloes.[2] "Lady Buffs" referred to the women's teams beginning in the 1970s, but was officially dropped in 1993.[2] The nickname was selected by the campus newspaper in a contest with a $5 prize in 1934 won by Andrew Dickson of Boulder. The university participates as a member of the Pac-12 Conference at the National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level.[3] Rick George was announced as the sixth athletic director in program history on July 17, 2013,[4] following the resignation of Mike Bohn, and after an interim appointment by former Women's Basketball
Basketball
Head Coach and current senior associate athletic director and senior women's administrator Ceal Barry. Colorado
Colorado
has won 28 national championships in its history, with 20 in skiing, including 2015. It was ranked #14 of "America's Best Sports College" in a 2002 analysis performed by Sports Illustrated.[5] The University has no men's baseball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, or volleyball programs.

Contents

1 History 2 Varsity sports

2.1 Football 2.2 Men's basketball 2.3 Women's basketball 2.4 Skiing 2.5 Cross country 2.6 Baseball 2.7 Men's golf

3 Club sports

3.1 Men's rugby

4 Championships

4.1 NCAA team championships 4.2 Other national team championships

5 Rivalries

5.1 University of Nebraska 5.2 Colorado
Colorado
State University 5.3 University of Utah

6 Traditions

6.1 Mascots 6.2 Colors

7 Facilities 8 University of Colorado
Colorado
Athletic Hall of Fame 9 Notable Buffaloes 10 References 11 External links

History[edit]

Pac-12 Conference
Pac-12 Conference
logo in Colorado's colors

Competitive football began on the Boulder campus in 1890. Early games, which bore more resemblance to rugby than modern football, were played against the School of Mines and Utah. The football stadium, originally named " Colorado
Colorado
Stadium," was opened in 1924 and was officially named Folsom Field
Folsom Field
in November 1944 to honor Coach Fred Folsom, one of the most respected college football coaches of his day. In 1934, the university's intercollegiate teams were officially nicknamed the "Buffaloes." Previous nicknames used by the press included the "Silver Helmets" and "Frontiersmen." The final game of 1934, against the University of Denver, saw also the first running of a bison in a Colorado
Colorado
football game. A bison calf was rented from a local ranch and ran along the sidelines. The year 1947 marked key point in race relations on campus. The Buffaloes joined the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association, commonly known as the Big Six, then to be known as the Big Seven, and later the Big Eight (whose former members would merge with four schools from the former Southwest Conference
Southwest Conference
to create the new Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference
in 1996). However, Missouri and Oklahoma had rules which would have allowed them to challenge teams with "colored" players. A student outcry, led by campus paper Silver and Gold, led to a movement against these Jim Crow restrictions which expanded to all the campuses of the Big 7 and eventually lead to their repeal. On June 10, 2010, the Buffaloes announced that they would join the Pac-12 Conference
Pac-12 Conference
in all sports beginning on July 1, 2011.[6] Varsity sports[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports

Basketball Basketball

Cross country Cross country

Football Golf

Golf Lacrosse

Skiing Skiing

Track and field† Soccer

Tennis

Track and field†

Volleyball

† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

The University of Colorado
Colorado
was a member of the Colorado
Colorado
Football Association in 1893, and became a charter member of the Colorado Faculty Athletic Conference in 1909, which changed its name a year later to Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference. Colorado
Colorado
left the RMFAC to become a charter member of the Mountain States Conference (a.k.a. Skyline Conference) in 1938. CU joined the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1947, then commonly known as the Big Six, changing the common name to the Big Seven. In 1958, the conference added OSU to become the Big Eight Conference. It remained the Big 8 until 1996, when it combined with four member schools of the defunct Southwest Conference
Southwest Conference
(Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Baylor) to create the Big 12 Conference. On July 1, 2011, the school joined the Pac-12 Conference
Pac-12 Conference
along with Utah. A total of 12 of CU's 17 varsity sports compete in the Pac-12, except the ski teams, indoor track & field teams and the lacrosse team. The ski teams participate in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA), of which it has been a member since 1947, along with fellow Pac-12 newcomer Utah. The indoor track & field teams participate in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
(MPSF) as the Pac-12 doesn't sponsor indoor track. Women's lacrosse was added in the spring of 2014; that team also competes in the MPSF, although the Pac-12 Conference will add women's lacrosse as a sport for the 2018 season.[7] Colorado
Colorado
is the only Pac-12 school and one of only four Power 5 schools that do not sponsor baseball, the other three being Iowa State, Syracuse, and Wisconsin. Football[edit] Main article: Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes football The Colorado
Colorado
football program is 16th on the all-time NCAA Division 1 win list and 22nd in all-time winning percentage (.614). Since Folsom Field was built in 1924, the Buffaloes have been 280-132-10 at home. The Nebraska game in 2006 was the school's 1100th football game. Beginning competitive play in 1890, Colorado
Colorado
has enjoyed much success through its history. The team has won numerous bowl games (27 appearances in bowl games (12-15), 23rd (tied) all-time prior to 2004 season), 8 Colorado
Colorado
Football Association Championships (1894–97, 1901–08), 1 Colorado
Colorado
Faculty Athletic Conference (1909), 7 RFMAC Championships (1911, 1913, 1923, 1924, 1934, 1935, 1937), 4 Mountain States Conference Championships (1939, 1942–44), 5 Big Eight (Six) conference championships (1961, 1976, 1989, 1990, 1991), 1 Big 12 conference championship (2001), 4 Big 12 North Championships (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005), and an Associated Press
Associated Press
National Championship in 1990.

Colorado
Colorado
football also has one Heisman Trophy winner:

Rashaan Salaam
Rashaan Salaam
(1994)

There have also been 9 unanimous All-Americans:

Eric Bieniemy (1990) Joe Garten (1990) Alfred Williams (1990) Jay Leeuwenburg (1991) Rashaan Salaam
Rashaan Salaam
(1994) Daniel Graham
Daniel Graham
(2001) Mason Crosby
Mason Crosby
(2005) Jordan Dizon
Jordan Dizon
(2007) Nate Solder
Nate Solder
(2010)

There are seven players and one coach in the College Football Hall of Fame:

Byron "Whizzer" White (inducted 1952) Joe Romig (1984) Dick Anderson
Dick Anderson
(1993) Bobby Anderson (2006) Alfred Williams (2010) John Wooten (2012) Bill McCartney (2013) Herb Orvis (2016)

Bill McCartney is the most famous head coach, leading Colorado
Colorado
to its only National Championship Title in 1990. The current head coach is Mike MacIntyre. Men's basketball[edit] Main article: Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes men's basketball

1906 Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes basketball team.

They play at the Coors Events Center
Coors Events Center
on campus and are 401-166 (.707) at home, through the 2015-16 season, including 88-15 (.854) in six years under coach Tad Boyle.

Data through 2016-17 season

Coach Years Seasons Won Lost Pct. Conf. Titles NCAA NIT

Ricardo Patton 1996–2007 11 184 160 .535 0 2 3

Jeff Bzdelik 2007–2010 3 36 58 .383 0 0 0

Tad Boyle 2010–present 7 149 95 .611 1 4 2

Totals 117 1,277 1,182 .519

¹ Invitations Women's basketball[edit] Main article: Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes women's basketball Women's Basketball
Basketball
started at Colorado
Colorado
in 1975. The team has had seven coaches and the current coach is JR Payne. Skiing[edit] The CU ski team competes as a member of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association, as CU is one of two members of the Pac-12 along with Utah that competes in skiing. Colorado
Colorado
is one of the dominant programs in the NCAA in skiing, winning 20 total national championships, including 19 NCAA Championships, most recently in 2015. The Buffs have won three NCAA Championships since 2011, and have finished in the top four at NCAAs for 13 straight years with four championships (2006, 2011, 2013, 2015) in that span. The 13 straight top four finishes is the longest streak in the country. The Buffaloes have won 28 RMISA championships, most recently in 2017. The Buffaloes have had 53 individuals connected to the school participate in the Olympics 85 times. Colorado
Colorado
has had 94 individual NCAA Champions, including David Ketterer and Petra Hyncidova both sweeping their respective races in 2017. Cross country[edit] The high altitude at Boulder, Colorado
Boulder, Colorado
adds aerobic stress to distance runners and is known to produce a competitive edge when altitude-trained athletes compete at sea level. The 1998 cross country team was the subject of a book, Running
Running
with the Buffaloes, which documents the team's training regimen under long-time coach Mark Wetmore. Colorado
Colorado
has won five NCAA Men's Cross Country Championships (2001, 2004, 2006, 2013, and 2014) and two NCAA Women's Cross Country Championships (2000 and 2004). The men's team also has won four individual titles (Mark Scrutton, Adam Goucher, Jorge Torres, and Dathan Ritzenhein), while the women's side has won one (Kara Goucher). The men won the first twelve Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference
titles in the conference's history and the women won 11 of the first 12 (all but 1998-99), with the two teams combining for 23 of the 32 championships awarded before the Buffs left the Big 12 in 2011 to join the Pac-12. Since joining the Pac-12 Conference, the Colorado
Colorado
men won the first six conference titles (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and the Colorado
Colorado
women have claimed four conference titles, including three in a row (2011, 2015, 2016, 2017). Baseball[edit] The Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes baseball team was discontinued after the 1980 season. Baseball, along with men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's swimming and women's diving comprised seven sports that were discontinued on June 11, 1980 due to budget cuts.[8] Men's golf[edit] The men's golf team won three Big Eight Conference
Big Eight Conference
championships: 1954, 1955 (co-champions), 1968. Hale Irwin
Hale Irwin
won the 1967 NCAA Championship. Club sports[edit] Colorado
Colorado
has a very active and developed club sports system with over 30 sports.

Baseball Crew Cycling Dance Diving Equestrian Fencing Field hockey Fly fishing

Freestyle skiing Men's ice hockey Women's ice hockey Kayak Men's lacrosse Women's lacrosse Racquetball Roller hockey Men's rugby

Women's rugby Running Snowboarding Men's soccer Women's soccer Women's softball Swimming Taekwondo Co-ed tennis

CU Triathlon Team Men's ultimate Women's ultimate Men's volleyball Women's volleyball Water polo Men's wrestling

Men's rugby[edit] Colorado's rugby program was founded in 1967. The Buffaloes play in the Western Division of Division 1-A, where they play against local rivals such as Colorado
Colorado
State and less localized teams like the New Mexico and Utah State.[9] The Buffaloes are led by head coach Murray Wallace, assisted by John Barkmeier Chris Dyas, Justin Holshuh, Conor Sears, and Steve Brown. Kevin Whitcher coaches the Buffaloes sevens team.[10] The Buffaloes have consistently been ranked among the top college rugby teams in the country. Colorado's best run was 1984-1985, when it reached the 1984 national finals before losing 12-4 to powerhouse Cal, and finished third in the 1985 national playoffs losing again to eventual champion Cal, this time in the semifinals.[11] More recently, in 2008 the Buffaloes went 15-3 and reached the semifinals of the national championships.[12] Colorado
Colorado
won the 2011 Pac-12 rugby sevens tournament, defeating Utah 14-12 in the final,[13] to qualify for the 2011 USA Rugby collegiate rugby sevens national championship. Colorado
Colorado
finished the 2011-12 season ranked 14th in the nation.[14] In the 2012-13 season, Colorado defeated Wisconsin 54-24 to advance to the national D1-A quarterfinals, before losing to St. Mary's.[15] The Buffs also won the plate final in the 2015-2016 season at the Las Vegas Invitational 7's tournament in the college bracket. Most recently the Buffs lost in the plate final to Clemson in the inaugural international Red Bull University Sevens tournament.[16] The Buffs are currently ranked 25th in the nation [17] with a competitive season ahead, and plans to travel further West in the spring. Championships[edit] NCAA team championships[edit] Colorado
Colorado
has 26 won team national championships.[18]

Men's (16)

Cross Country (5): 2001, 2004, 2006, 2013, 2014 Skiing (11): 1959, 1960, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982

Women's (2)

Cross Country (2): 2000, 2004

Co-ed (8)

Skiing (8): 1991, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015

see also:

Pac-12 Conference
Pac-12 Conference
NCAA championships List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
championships

Other national team championships[edit]

Men's (1)

Football (1): 1990

Women's (1)

Skiing (1): 1982 (AIAW)

Note: Skiing was a men's NCAA sport from 1954–82 and became co-ed in 1983. The AIAW sponsored women's skiing and a national championship from 1977-82 before being absorbed by the NCAA at which time skiing became co-ed.

Rivalries[edit] University of Nebraska[edit] Main article: Colorado–Nebraska football rivalry A traditional college football rivalry with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers restarted in the 1980s (many historical documents show the importance of this game going back to 1898) when Bill McCartney declared the conference opponent to be their rival. His theory was since Nebraska was such a powerhouse team, if Colorado
Colorado
was able to beat them then they would be a good team. Colorado
Colorado
began to repeatedly threaten Nebraska in the late 1980s, following their win over the Huskers in 1986, and then surpassed the Huskers for the Big 8 crown in 1989. In 1990, Colorado
Colorado
beat Nebraska 27–12 in Lincoln for the first time in 23 years, en route to their first national championship. From 1996–2000, the series was extremely competitive, with the margin of victory by NU in those five years being only 15 points combined. The rivalry was further buoyed by the introduction of the Big 12 Conference in 1996, which moved Oklahoma & Oklahoma State to the southern division with the four new schools from Texas, formerly in the Southwest Conference. Nebraska had traditionally finished the Big 8 conference schedule with a rivalry game with Oklahoma, but the two were now in different divisions, which meant they met every other year in the regular season. Colorado
Colorado
replaced Oklahoma as Nebraska's final conference game of the regular season, which further intensified the CU-NU rivalry. In 2001 Nebraska came to Folsom Field
Folsom Field
undefeated and left at the short end of a nationally televised 62–36 loss. Other sports have then taken on Nebraska also as their rival. Both teams departed the Big 12 in 2011, as NU headed east to join the Big Ten and the future of the rivalry is in doubt. Nebraska currently leads the football series against Colorado 49–18–2. Colorado
Colorado
State University[edit] Main article: Rocky Mountain Showdown Colorado's in-state rival is Colorado
Colorado
State University of the Mountain West Conference, located north of Boulder in Fort Collins. The two schools are separated by 45 miles (72 km) and both consider it important and noteworthy to beat the other for bragging rights for the next year. The two football teams annually compete in the Rocky Mountain Showdown for the Centennial Cup, played in Denver
Denver
and Boulder. The trophy takes its name from the state of Colorado's nickname of "The Centennial State." Colorado
Colorado
currently leads the football series against Colorado
Colorado
State 62-21-2. University of Utah[edit] Main article: Rumble in the Rockies The intercollegiate rivalry with the University of Utah
University of Utah
ran from 1903–62, in which Utah and Colorado
Colorado
played each other nearly every year; through 1962 they had met 57 times.[19] At the time, it was the second-most played rivalry for both teams (Utah had played Utah State 62 times;[20] Colorado
Colorado
had played Colorado
Colorado
State 61 times[21]). The rivalry was discontinued from 1963–2010 and then resumed in 2011 when both teams joined the Pac-12, renewing the rivalry on an annual basis. The Colorado–Utah rivalry remains the fifth-most played rivalry in Utah's history, and the eighth-most played rivalry in Colorado's history.[22][23] Traditions[edit] The University has had several fight songs that have lost and gained popularity over the years. The oldest, "Glory Colorado", is sung to the tune of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and has been around nearly as long as the school. Glory Colorado
Colorado
is considered to represent all campuses of the University. "Go Colorado" was originally sung exclusively by the Glee Club at football games, though it is now played and known almost exclusively by members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band. The most popular of the three fight songs and the most widely recognized is "Fight CU." Originally sung by the football team, the song has gained enough popularity that few people outside the band know that it is not the only fight song of the university. The original version included the line "fight, fight for every yard" but the line was changed to "fight, fight for victory" to allow the song to be used for all sports, not just football. Mascots[edit] The two mascots present at all football games are Ralphie,[24] a live buffalo, and Chip, a costumed mascot who was selected to the 2003 Capital One All-America Mascot Team and won the 2009 and 2010 UCA Mascot National Championships. Ralphie is actually Ralphie V and leads the football team onto the field at the beginning of the first and second halves. A buffalo leading the team onto the field dates as far back as 1934 and the Ralphie tradition began in 1966. In 1934 after the selection of Buffaloes as a nickname when a group of students paid $25 to rent a buffalo calf and cowboy as his keeper for the last game of the season. The calf was the son of Killer, a famed bison at Trails End Ranch in Fort Collins, Colorado. It took the cowboy and four students to keep the calf under control on the sidelines during the game, a 7-0 win at the University of Denver
Denver
on Thanksgiving Day. Colors[edit] The official school colors are silver and gold, adopted in 1888 as a symbol of the mineral wealth of the state. In 1959, the athletic teams started using black and yellow, because silver and gold ended up looking like dirty white and dirty yellow. The colors have stuck and many are unaware that the official school colors are silver and gold. On May 28, 1981, black was curiously replaced by "Sky Blue" by a mandate of the CU Board of Regents, to represent the color of the Colorado
Colorado
sky.[2][25] However, this color was different than the blue uniforms of the U.S. Air Force Academy. After three years, the blue was changed in 1984 to a darker shade, though still unpopular. In black and white photographs the players' numbers are nearly invisible. During a difficult 1-10 season in 1984, football head coach Bill McCartney employed black "throwback" jerseys for an emotional lift for the games against Oklahoma and Nebraska, without success. In April 1985, the CU athletic teams were given the option of blue or black. The football team chose to wear black, and at Folsom Field
Folsom Field
the background for the signature "Colorado" arc (at the base of the seats behind the south end zone), blue for four years, was repainted black as well. On the football uniforms, the blue was reduced to a stripe on the sleeve for three seasons (1985–87) before being dropped completely in 1988. In 2007, CU debuted new football jerseys that reintegrated silver as a uniform color.[26] Facilities[edit]

Facility Name Teams Capacity Largest Crowd Opened

Folsom Field football 50,183 54,972 (9/3/05 vs. Colorado
Colorado
State) 1924

Coors Events Center basketball, volleyball 11,064 11,708 (12/05/12 vs. Colorado
Colorado
State) 1979

Prentup Field soccer 800 1,871 2004

Potts Field track and field

2,784 (Single Day); 6,000+ (3 Day total) (during 2008 Big 12 Track and Field Championships) 1967

Balch Fieldhouse indoor track 4,000

1937

South Campus Tennis
Tennis
Complex tennis

2003

Buffalo Ranch CC Course cross country

Colorado
Colorado
National Golf Course golf

Eldora Mountain Resort skiing

1962

University of Colorado
Colorado
Athletic Hall of Fame[edit] See also: Hall of fame Criteria for automatic selection: Three-time all-conference selection, two-time All-American, trophy winner and/or previously retired jersey. Beginning in 2015, the school went from a two-year to one year induction cycle to catch up on its history.[27] Inductees are nominated by their peers in the Alumni C Club or by members of the selection committee.[27]

Class of 1998 Byron White
Byron White
(football, basketball, baseball, track, 1935-38)[28] Class of 1999 Gil Cruter (track, 1934-37)[28] Burdette "Burdie" Haldorson (basketball, 1952-55)[28] William "Kayo" Lam (football, 1933-35)[28] Joe Romig (football, 1959-61)[28] Lisa Van Goor (basketball, 1981-85)[28] Class of 2000 David Bolen (track, 1946-48)[28] Jimmie Heuga
Jimmie Heuga
(skiing, 1961-63)[28] Dean Lahr (wrestling, 1962-64)[28] Pat Patten (wrestling, cross country, track, 1940-47)[28] Class of 2002 Dick Anderson
Dick Anderson
(football, 1965-67)[28] Harry Carlson (baseball coach, athletic director, 1927-65)[28] Darian Hagan (football, 1988-91)[28] Carroll Hardy (baseball, football, track, 1951-54)[28] Hale Irwin
Hale Irwin
(golf, football, 1964-67)[28] Russell "Sox" Walseth (men's and women's basketball coach, 1956-76 and 1980-83)[28] Class of 2004 Don Branby (football, basketball, baseball, 1949-52)[28] Eddie Crowder
Eddie Crowder
(football coach, athletic director 1963-84)[28] Cliff Meely (basketball, 1968-71)[28] Frank Potts (track coach, 1927-68)[28] Shelley Sheetz (basketball, 1991-95)[28] Bill Toomey
Bill Toomey
(track, 1959-61)[28] John Wooten (football, 1956-58)[28] Class of 2006 1959 NCAA Champion Ski Team[28] Bobby Anderson (football)[28] Fred Casotti (sports information director, historian)[28] Adam Goucher (cross country, track, 1994-97)[28] Bill Marolt (skiing champion, skiing coach, athletic director)[28] Bill McCartney (football coach, 1982-94)[28] Class of 2008 Don Campbell (track, 1946-50)[28] Frank Clarke (football, 1954-56)[28] Kara Grgas-Wheeler (cross country, track, 1996-2002)[28] Billy Lewis (basketball, track, 1957-60)[28] Dave Logan (football, basketball, 1972-76)[28] John Stearns (baseball, football, 1970-73)[28] Claude Walton (track, 1933-36)[28] Dal Ward (football, administration, 1948-74)[28] Alfred Williams (football, 1987-90)[28] Class of 2010 Ceal Barry (basketball, 1983-2005)[28] Eric Bieniemy (football, 1987-90)[28] Tera Bjorklund (basketball, 2000-04)[28] Cliff Branch
Cliff Branch
(football, 1970-72)[28] Kelly Campbell (volleyball, 1996-99)[28] Ken Charlton (basketball, 1960-63)[28] Dale Douglass (golf, 1958-59)[28] Bob Stransky (football, 1955-57)[28] Bridget Turner (basketball, 1985-89)[28] Buddy Werner (skiing, 1959, 1961-63)[28]

Class of 2012 Frank Bernardi (football, baseball, 1952-55)[28] Alan Culpepper (cross country, track, 1992-96)[28] Mary Decker
Mary Decker
Slaney (cross country, track, 1977-79)[28] Boyd Dowler (football, 1956-58)[28] Joe Garten (football, 1987-90)[28] Jack Harvey (basketball, 1937-40)[28] Steve Jones (golf, 1977-81)[28] Leason "Pete" McCloud (basketball, 1939-42)[28] Vidar Nilsgard (skiing, 1971-74)[28] Matt Russell (football, 1993-96)[28] Rashaan Salaam
Rashaan Salaam
(football, 1992-94)[28] Larry Zimmer (announcer, 1971-present)[28] Class of 2014 Bob Beattie (skiing coach, 1957-65)[28] Forrest B. "Frosty" Cox (basketball coach, 1935-50)[28] Jim Davis (basketball, 1961-64)[28] Deon Figures (football, 1988-92)[28] Bob Jeangerard (basketball, 1952-55)[28] Linn Long (wrestling, coach, 1952-68)[28] Don Meyers (track, coach 1959-75)[28] Herb Orvis (football, 1969-71)[28] Yvonne Scott (track, 1992-96)[28] Class of 2015 Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Billups
(basketball, 1995-97)[27] Jon Burianek (administration, 1968-2006)[27] Bill Fanning (baseball, 1946-49)[27] Stephan Hienzsch (skiing, 1975-78)[27] Frank Prentup (baseball coach, football coach, 1941-69)[27] Mike Pritchard
Mike Pritchard
(football, 1987-90)[27] Erin Scholz (basketball, 1993-97)[27] Mark Scrutton (cross country, track, 1979-83)[27] Nicole Vranesh (volleyball, 1990-93)[27] Scott Wedman
Scott Wedman
(basketball, 1971-74)[27] Tom Woodard (golf, 1973-77)[27] Class of 2016 Dale "Pete" Atkins Bill Brundige Ted Castaneda Sara Gorton (Slattery) Jerry Hillebrant Chris Hudson Bob Justice Bob Kalinowski Jim Miller Fran Munnelly Shaun Vandiver Michael Westbrook Class of 2017 Stan Brock Chad Brown Frank Brown Karrie Downey Les Fowler Steve Hatchell Mark Haynes Jay Humphries Jamillah Lang Jorge Torres

Notable Buffaloes[edit]

Byron White
Byron White
was a Supreme Court Justice after his football career. Hale Irwin, who was a two-time All-Big Eight defensive back and an NCAA individual golf champion at Colorado, went on to spectacular success in professional golf. He won three U.S. Opens and 17 other PGA Tour events, and is the all-time leader in both wins and career prize money on the 50-and-over Champions Tour. Adam Goucher is currently a professional runner who competed for the United States
United States
in the 2000 Olympic Games. Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Billups
played for the Boston Celtics, Denver
Denver
Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors
Toronto Raptors
in a 17-year NBA career (1997–2014). He was named the NBA Finals MVP in 2004. Jeremy Bloom
Jeremy Bloom
played football and skied internationally finishing 6th in the 2006 Winter Olympics
2006 Winter Olympics
in the moguls and briefly played in the NFL. He also sued the NCAA and lost, having to give up football for Colorado
Colorado
in 2004 because he received endorsement money for skiing. Bill Toomey
Bill Toomey
won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1968 Summer Olympics Jimmie Heuga, 1964 Olympic bronze medalist, and Spider Sabich were both CU alpine ski racers from northern California. (Billy Kidd, 1964 Olympic silver medalist, is a CU alumnus, but did not race for the Buffs. He skied for the University of Vermont
University of Vermont
before joining the U.S. Ski Team, and later finished his bachelor's degree in Boulder.) Emma Coburn
Emma Coburn
is the current World Champion and American record holder in the 3000-meter Steeplechase. She won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, becoming the first American to win any medal in the event in an American record of 9:07.63. In London at the 2017 World Championships, she became the first American woman to win the Gold Medal, bettering her American record to 9:02.59. Jennifer Simpson
Jennifer Simpson
represented the United States
United States
at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics
2012 London Olympics
and 2016 Rio Olympics. She is a former American record holder for the 3000 meters steeplechase. In the 1500 meters, she won a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships, a silver medal at the 2013 and 2017 World Championships, and a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games
2016 Olympic Games
in Rio, becoming the first American woman to win a medal in the Olympics in any distance event along with Coburn.

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