Chat transcript: CU Buffs beat writer Brian Howell takes your questions (July 21, 2014)

07/21/2014 01:31 PM MDT
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Howell blog: Buffs' Boyle talks about freshmen, summer
06/20/2014 02:35 PM MDT - I had a chance to catch up with Colorado men's basketball coach Tad Boyle this week and we talked about a variety of topics. After pulling some of his comments for other stories, here are a few other comments he had about some individual players and the team in general.  Full Story

Howell blog: Finding backcourt combo key for CU Buffs
06/20/2014 11:01 AM MDT - Throughout the 2012-13 season and the first part of the 2013-14 season, Colorado men's basketball coach Tad Boyle knew exactly who would be in his backcourt on a nightly basis. Now that Dinwiddie is gone, Boyle and his staff will spend the next several months trying to rediscover a winning combination at guard. Full Story

Howell blog: CU soccer to open against Colorado State
06/18/2014 04:37 PM MDT - Over the years, Colorado and Colorado State had developed good rivalries in a variety of sports, including football, men's basketball and women's basketball. Now, the Buffs and Rams will begin a rivalry on the soccer field. Full Story

Howell blog: Pac-12 releases rough dates for men's hoops schedule
06/12/2014 03:55 PM MDT - Rough dates for the 2014-15 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball schedule have been released. Specific dates for each game have not been set at this point, because details for television spots have not yet been determined. However, the conference did release the order of the games for each team. Full Story

Howell blog: Wes Christensen serves as inspiration for CU Buffs football team
04/25/2014 03:49 PM MDT - When Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre heard about Sal Aunese, he knew immediately that the Buffaloes' needed something to honor the late quarterback. When it was determined the Sal Aunese Award would go to an inspirational player, it wasn't difficult to come up with the inaugural winner.  Full Story

Howell blog: My AP Top 25 men's hoops ballot
03/19/2014 08:09 AM MDT - It's been a whirlwind week, with the NCAA Selection Show, packing and travel to Orlando. So, it took me a bit to get this posted, but here is my final AP Top 25 men's basketball ballot of the season. Full Story

Howell blog: Leftovers from my interview with Askia Booker
03/19/2014 08:33 AM MDT - This week, I had a chance to sit down and interview Colorado junior guard Askia Booker. There were a lot of good quotes from Booker that I didn't get a chance to use in my story, though. So, here are the leftovers from our interview:  Full Story

Live Chat: CU Buffs beat writer Brian Howell takes your questions (March 13, 2014)
03/13/2014 11:59 AM MDT - Have a question about Colorado basketball, football or the Pac-12 Conference? Ask it at 1 p.m. MDT today.  Full Story

Howell blog: My AP Top 25 men's hoops ballot
03/10/2014 09:50 AM MDT - Another week with a lot of upsets in the Top 25. The top two teams - Florida and Wichita State - kept winning, but it seems as if everybody else lost. In fact, 17 of the 25 teams I had on my ballot last week lost at least once. That created a lot of movement this week, and with that, here is the ballot I submitted to the Associated Press on Sunday night. Full Story

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Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
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Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
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Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story