Colorado football: Pac-12 reveals game cancellation and tiebreaker policies

With every announcement from the Pac-12, we get one step closer to Colorado football. Its most recent announcement on Oct. 19 revealed the updated game cancellation and tie-breaker policies for the 2020 season. The 2020 Pac-12 football season is scheduled to start on Saturday, Nov. 7 and will feature a seven-game conference-only schedule. A Pac-12 Championship game will take place between the winners of the North and South divisions the weekend of Dec. 18-19, along with a full slate of games for all other teams. Game Cancellation A minimum of at least 53 scholarship players will be required to be available to participate in order to play a football game, including seven offensive linemen, one quarterback, and four defensive linemen that will each

Colorado football cleared for practice

The Colorado football team has been cleared for practice after the Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) department approved a health plan submitted by the CU athletic department on Oct. 8. Limited practices for men's and women's basketball have also been approved until they can officially start their preseason practices Oct. 14. The CU athletic department was required to submit a detailed plan outlining how it would try to control the spread of COVID-19 within its department and student-athletes. The Buffs have been unable to practice since Sept. 24 due to the BCPH order, which halted gatherings of more than two 18-to-22 year olds in Boulder. "I couldn't be more excited for our student-athletes and coaches who have remained positive and persevered through

Colorado football updated 2020 schedule

The Pac-12 Conference released its updated schedule for the fall 2020 season on Oct. 3. Colorado football is now scheduled to start its season on Nov. 7 against the UCLA Bruins at Folsom Field. All 12 conference teams will play a six-game regular season with the division winners playing a seventh conference championship game. The conference championship was previously scheduled to be played at the Raiders' brand new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, but the game will now take place in a home-hosted format this season. The Buffs will play all five of their South Division opponents and will travel to face Stanford from the North. Colorado will travel to USC and Arizona with home games set for UCLA, Arizona State and

Pac-12 football returns, Colorado football still uncertain

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The football gods have answered our prayers because Colorado football is back, hopefully. On Sept. 24, the Pac-12 CEO group voted in favor of a 2020 fall football season, reversing its previous decision on Aug. 11 to postpone fall sports until January 2021. Week 1 games are planned to be scheduled for the week of Nov. 6. All teams will play a seven-game regular season with a conference championship, currently scheduled for Dec. 18. If the Pac-12 follows its earlier revised 2020 schedule, the conference championship will be played on a campus site instead of at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Sadly, all games will be played without fans in attendance. All fall sports will follow the no-fans policy, which will be

Possible mid-November return date for Colorado football?

The Pac-12’s postponement of fall football felt like a dagger to the heart to all of us who love watching live mascots, after dark football and the best athletes on the West Coast have to offer. The loss of running with Ralphie and beating Colorado State every year is an extra sting for us Colorado football fans. After too many weekends of believing our beloved Pac-12 football was gone, we finally have a spark of hope. According to ESPN, sources close to them say the Pac-12’s “most aggressive” plan for football is currently targeting a mid-to-late November start date. This coincides with the news earlier this month that the Pac-12 partnered a deal with Quidel Corporation, a manufacturer of FDA-approved rapid tests

What if Colorado football played its revised 2020 schedule?

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On Aug. 11, the Pac-12 announced it would be doubling back on its previous decision by canceling all sports competitions through the calendar year. The Pac-12 CEO Group voted unanimously to postpone all sports competitions after consulting with athletic directors and with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee The postponement of fall sports canceled the Pac-12’s previously revised 2020 football schedule. This now recycled schedule only leaves us fans wondering...what if the revised 2020 Pac-12 season was played? The upcoming season already had Buff fans' heads spinning with questions. Nobody knows what Karl Dorrell’s first season in Boulder would’ve looked like, except for me and my “expert” opinion. Here we’ll go game by game and see exactly what would’ve happened if Colorado

College football leaders to decide on season Tuesday

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I've yet to go through all the August 10ths in the history of college football, but I'd have to imagine August 10, 2020 was the craziest August 10 in the 150 years of the sport. It started in the early hours of the morning when Trevor Lawrence and the biggest college football stars hit the Twitter streets with their #WeWantToPlay movement. Yes I was awake for this around 1 a.m. because that's what you do when you don't have a real person job. Things turned south in a hurry with a report from Dan Patrick that said school presidents voted to cancel the fall Big Ten football season, and the Pac-12, which can never make a decision for itself, would follow. DP was

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