Utah banged up, Colorado in free fall entering finale

Season-ending injuries to numerous key players have forced Utah to dig deep into the depth chart as the regular season winds down. The Utes (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) are thin at several positions going into their conference finale against Colorado in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Utah lost top defensive end Jonah Elliss to a season-ending injury before last week’s 42-18 loss to Arizona. Karene Reid, a starting linebacker, and starting safety Cole Bishop were also

No. 18 Colorado looks to add to strong start vs. FSU

Colorado is off to its best start since winning its first seven games of the 2019-20 season. The No. 18 Buffaloes are cooking early this season and they seek to improve to 5-0 when they face Florida State on Tuesday in the championship game of the Sunshine Slam’s Beach Bracket at Daytona Beach, Fla. Colorado reached the title game by beating Richmond 64-59 on Monday. The Seminoles (3-1) advanced with an 83-75 win over UNLV.

Positionless No. 25 Colorado heads to Sunshine Slam to face Richmond

After rolling through the first phase of its schedule, No. 25 Colorado leaves the comfortable setting of Boulder and heads on the road. Not for a road game, though — for a neutral-site matchup with Richmond on Monday in the Sunshine Slam in Dayton Beach, Fla. The Buffaloes (3-0) and Spiders (2-1) will tangle in the first round of the Beach bracket. For Colorado, it will be a good test after facing three softer opponents

Colorado, Washington St. racing to escape nosedive

Back in September, a primetime matchup between Colorado and Washington State would have been off the charts. The Buffaloes, under first-year coach Deion Sanders, won their first three games of the season and were ranked 18th in the Top 25. The Cougars opened with four straight victories and reached No. 13. Those good times are long gone and Friday night in Pullman, Wash., the Buffaloes and Cougars meet to see who can escape the Pacific-12

Newly ranked No. 25 Colorado prepares for test from Milwaukee

Colorado passed the first two tests of its young season, which earned it the No. 25 ranking in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Buffaloes will defend their new status when they host Milwaukee on Tuesday night. Colorado (2-0) joined the rankings for the first time since the end of the 2020-21 season when it finished 22nd at the conclusion of season. It will be the sixth meeting between the schools and the

After wakeup call in opener, Colorado turns its attention to Grambling

The Colorado Buffaloes got a wakeup call in the first half of their season opener. They led Towson by just four points at intermission but came out strong in the second half to win by 18. Now that the early season schedule has its attention, Colorado (1-0) will host Grambling in Boulder on Friday night. The Buffaloes were led by their veterans, who were somewhat passive in the first half but picked it up after

Noah Fifita, No. 21 Arizona set to challenge Colorado

No. 21 Arizona, coming off three consecutive victories over ranked teams, will try to keep the momentum going when it plays a stalled Colorado team on Saturday in Boulder, Colo. The Buffaloes (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12) were the darlings of the college football world through the first three weeks of the season but have won just one game since – a three-point decision at Arizona State on Oct. 7. Coach Deion Sanders’ team has lost three

Eddie Lampkin Jr., Colorado to open season vs. Towson

The Colorado Buffaloes didn’t reach their goal of making the NCAA Tournament last spring, but they hope some key additions will help return them to the Big Dance. After posting an 18-17 record in 2022-23, Colorado will open the new season against Towson on Monday night in Boulder, Colo. The game will mark the debut of 6-foot-11 senior Eddie Lampkin Jr., who transferred from TCU. Lampkin underwent back surgery in the offseason and likely will

No. 16 Oregon State shifts focus to Colorado after deflating loss

If No. 16 Oregon State is still thinking of what might have been last week at Arizona, there’s a good reason. The Beavers’ 27-24 loss was punctuated by a failed fake field goal on the final play of the first half as well as settling for a field goal on an earlier possession after getting inside the Wildcats’ 20-yard line. Oregon State has to move forward, though, starting with a matchup against Colorado on Saturday

Colorado looks to rebound at No. 23 UCLA

Colorado will begin another tough two-week stretch of Pac-12 play when the Buffaloes travel to No. 23 UCLA on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Colorado (4-3, 1-3) will follow its game against the Bruins by hosting No. 11 Oregon State on Nov. 4 in another nighttime matchup. The most recent time the Buffaloes faced back-to-back ranked opponents, they were exposed in several ways, losing last month to then-No. 10 Oregon and