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Rooney: Sorting through the results from the Commission on College Basketball

Recommendations range from meaningful to puzzling
04/29/2018 08:07 AM MDT
It has been seven months since the unseemly underbelly of college basketball was exposed by the FBI's arrest of 10 people in a still-unfolding investigation into recruiting fraud and corruption. 
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Rooney: Losing players just part of modern culture in college hoops
04/21/2018 05:02 PM MDT - Lazar Nikolic and his tantalizing, if as yet untapped, potential are gone. The Serbian guard wasn't the first European player to leave coach Tad Boyle's program early. Full Story

Rooney: New NCAA kickoff rules fall short
04/14/2018 07:28 PM MDT - Football's evolving facelift continues. In the continuing effort to make an inherently violent game incrementally safer, on Friday the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Committee approved a rule change wherein any fair catch signal for a kickoff that lands inside the 25-yard line will be treated as a touchback, with the receiving team beginning its possession on the 25-yard line. Full Story

Rooney: Old NCAA problems need new solutions
04/08/2018 11:43 AM MDT - George King wanted to do a solid favor for an old friend. This old friend, proud of a recently completed Colorado basketball career that landed King among the Buffaloes' top 20 all-time leaders in points and rebounds, wanted to commemorate King's accomplishments with his own replica Colorado Buffaloes No. Full Story

Rooney: CU Buffs need to learn a few new tricks to return to basketball's Big Dance
04/01/2018 10:28 AM MDT - It was a conversation with Kim English that got me thinking. I recently spoke with the Colorado assistant basketball coach regarding his role as the de facto in-house mentor for George King, both on and off the court, as the departing Buffaloes senior begins preparations for the tryouts and showcases that will determine the next step in his basketball journey. Full Story

Rooney: No reason CU basketball shouldn't be Dancin' in 2018-19
03/24/2018 04:08 PM MDT - Colorado head coach Tad Boyle admitted early in the 2017-18 preseason that, given the bulk of his expected rotation was barely old enough to vote, he would take a different mental approach into his eighth season at the helm of the Colorado men's basketball team. Full Story

Rooney: Buffs' new-look coaching staff facing tall tasks
03/18/2018 03:32 PM MDT - Here is one unintended consequence of having an earlier signing day for college football. And for coaching staffs across the country it can only be considered a good thing. Full Story

Rooney: Pac-12's FBI Bowl finale a fitting end to scandal-ridden season
03/11/2018 06:22 PM MDT - LAS VEGAS — After the final horn sounded at the FBI Bowl Saturday night, with Arizona posting a 75-61 win against its fellow embattled program, USC, Wildcats head coach Sean Miller shared the perfunctory postgame handshake with his Trojans counterpart, Andy Enfield. Full Story

Rooney: Pressure on for CU Buffs basketball to regain winning ways
03/09/2018 05:05 PM MST - LAS VEGAS — Certainly there wasn't any jubilation inside the Colorado locker room after the Buffaloes were eliminated from the Pac-12 Conference tournament on Thursday in what more than likely was a season-ending defeat against Arizona. Full Story

Rooney: Time for self-imposed postseason bans for USC, Arizona
02/24/2018 07:18 PM MST - Enough is enough already. If there remains any true leadership at either Arizona or USC, they need to do the administrative equivalent of stepping up to the free-throw line to knock down some critical shots with cold-blooded nerves at crunch time. 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