Howell blog: My AP men's basketball Top 25 ballot

11/25/2014 06:47 AM MST
The Associated Press released its latest Top 25 men's basketball rankings on Monday. Here's the ballot I turned into the AP. 
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Howell blog: Buffs need defensive stopper to emerge
11/14/2014 02:20 PM MST - There are times when Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle talks to the media that I wonder if he's really talking to his team and hoping they read his comments in the paper. There was one particular quote from Boyle recently which left no doubt.  Full Story

Chat transcript: CU Buffs beat writer Brian Howell answers your questions
11/12/2014 05:38 PM MST - beat writer Brian Howell takes your questions at noon today about CU men's basketball and other CU-related topics. Full Story

Howell blog: My AP preseason All-American hoops team
11/04/2014 09:01 AM MST - On Monday, the Associated Press announced its five-man college basketball preseason All-America team. As a voter in the weekly AP Top 25 poll, I also had a vote for the preseason All-America team. Here's the ballot I submitted.  Full Story

Howell blog: Post-game video after Dinwiddie's NBA debut
10/29/2014 10:42 PM MDT - Former Colorado basketball star Spencer Dinwiddie made his NBA debut on Wednesday with the Detroit Pistons. Here's a video interview with him after the game.  Full Story

Howell blog: Boyle, Buffs to watch Dinwiddie debut
10/29/2014 03:42 PM MDT - Although he's been at Colorado for just four seasons, coach Tad Boyle has seen several of his players go off to the NBA. Full Story

Howell blog: Buffs' Boyle a Beatle?
10/27/2014 02:53 PM MDT - Over the weekend, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo showed up to the Spartans' Midnight Madness event dressed as a member of the rock band, KISS - including a wig and full make-up. Would Colorado's Tad Boyle ever do anything like that? Full Story

Howell blog: Catching up with three Pac-12 basketball stars
10/23/2014 06:28 PM MDT - SAN FRANCISCO - During Thursday's Pac-12 men's basketball media day, I was able to catch up with a trio of players from around the league and talk to them about their teams, what it's like to play in Boulder and their thoughts on the Colorado Buffaloes.  Full Story

Howell blog: CU Buffs need big plays on special teams
10/16/2014 01:27 PM MDT - For the most part, the Colorado football team has been decent on special teams this year. One thing the Buffs have not done, however, is produce major impact plays in that area. Full Story

Howell blog: CU Buffs' Lee enjoying new role
10/03/2014 08:47 AM MDT - Donovan Lee came into the season expecting to redshirt. Each week, however, the true freshman is seeing his role increase with the Colorado football team.  Full Story

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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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