GREELEY — Ten more Buffaloes are set to join the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame.
CU announced Monday its 13th hall of fame class, which represent eight different sports.
"It's a really good class," CU athletic director Rick George said at his annual media roundtable after the Casotti Classic golf tournament at Greeley Country Club.
The class features football players Stan Brock (who played from 1976-79), Chad Brown (1989-92) and Mark Haynes (1976-79), women's basketball star Jamillah Lang (1990-94) and men's basketball star Jay Humphries (1980-84).
Frank Brown (skiing, 1957-59), Karrie Downey (volleyball, 1991-94), Les Fowler (golf and golf coach, 1946-76), Steve Hatchell (football/administration, 1966-75) and Jorge Torres (cross country and track, 1999-2003) are also included.
The 2017 class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Nov. 9.
Established in 1998, the CU Athletic Hall of Fame now has 101 individuals, as well as the 1959 ski team.
George addressed several other topics with the media on Monday, as well:
• He reiterated that he respects the punishments handed down to himself, head football coach Mike MacIntyre and chancellor Phil DiStefano after an investigation into how they handled domestic abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin. "We just want to move forward and we want to make things better and we'll work with the campus to do all the things we said we're going to do," George said.
• While the final numbers from the 2017 fiscal year — which ended June 30 — won't be known until next month, George said the athletic department will be in the black for the third year in a row. "It's something that we made a commitment that we would do when I got here," he said.
• George was pleased with CU's 34th-place finish in the Learfield Director's Cup standings. It was part of what George said was a great year athletically and academically. "I'm really proud of the culture that we've created in the athletic department, and our student-athletes and our coaches and staff have really worked well to have a great, successful year," he said.
• The Buffs are close to raising $101 million in their drive for $105 million in capital and endowment funds. George said he believes the department needs to shoot for $115 million.
• CU will be providing all student-athletes (including walk-ons) with breakfast and lunch, without having their "training table" fees taken out of their stipend. It'll allow the athletes to use that stipend money for other needs.
• CU is working on selling naming rights to their facilities, including the Champions Center, the football stadium (but not the field), the indoor practice facility and re-naming the Coors Events Center. "We're looking at all that and it's definitely something we're working on," he said.
• Installation of a video board at Coors Events Center is the only significant facilities upgrade this year. George said he hears from fans "a lot" that they want a new sound system at Folsom Field. "That's one of the priorities, but it's a couple million dollar project that we don't have right now," he said. George added there are several facilities projects that are on the wish list, "but it's a five-to-10 year to-do list."
• Beginning Aug. 9, CU can sign more of its coaches to multi-year contracts. George said CU is in the process of figuring out how they want to go about using those contracts. "This week I'll be meeting with our legal team to look at exactly what that looks like," he said. "We'll obviously put it in front of the regents for their approval. We hope to start that process this fall."
• Seeing four players taken in the NFL Draft and Derrick White going in the first round of the NBA draft was big for CU, George said. "The credibility it gives both of those programs and the exposure it gives our university I think is really valuable," he said.
• With football camp beginning July 28, and the Buffs coming off a 10-4 campaign that included the Pac-12 South division title, George said he has "big expectations" for the football team.
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