1. Posters on the wall
It's that time of the year, time to adorn the walls with the latest schedule posters for Colorado's fall sports. The football beauties above made the Internet rounds in the last few days and feature CU's six captains (offensive tackle Jack Harris, defensive end Chidera Uzo-Diribe, linebackers Paul Vigo and Derrick Webb, wide receiver Paul Richardson and quarterback Connor Wood).
A call to the marketing and promotions office at CU reveals that the football posters came in from the printers last week and will be available until they're gone. Pick them up at the ticket office on campus or at tables set up during fall sporting events. A volleyball poster with the full team is in the works as well as two designs for soccer featuring CU captains goalkeeper Annie Brunner and forward Hayley Hughes. The posters are the design work of CU graphic designer Emily Simpson.
If you're heading out to Saturday's football scrimmage, you can pick up posters at Healthy Kids Day. According to a press release, "Healthy Kids Day has become a CU tradition where CU student-athletes and coaches run skills and fitness stations for kids 8th grade and under. Registration for Healthy Kids Day will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will take place at the Northeast entrance to Folsom Field, located at Gate 14 just off of Stadium Drive. The first 750 registered kids will receive a FREE CU t-shirt."
Unfortunately, grown men will not be allowed to take part in the skills and fitness stations, I asked. Apparently it's just for the little Buffaloes.
2. Vigo video
The video gurus at CU are at it again. Their most recent offering features CU football captain Paul Vigo talking about battling during his final season in black and gold.
"The main focus is to become a better team," Vigo says in the nearly three-minute piece. "The sticker on the other team's helmet doesn't matter," Vigo shares wisdom head coach Mike MacIntyre has bestowed upon his team. Check out the first installment featuring quarterback Connor Wood.
3. They're No. 86!
Take that 40 other teams in college football, Colorado landed at No. 86 on CBSSports.com's Preseason Top 126. The Buffs come in two spots behind Air Force and seven ahead of Colorado State. Alabama is No. 1, shocker, followed by Ohio State, Stanford, Oregon and Georgia. Coach MacIntyre's former program San Jose State is pegged at No. 53. FCS newbie Georgia State is ranked 126 after last year's 1-10 season transitioning from FBS.
4. Jones picks Arizona
Buffs fans hoping CU would reel in Texas wide receiver transfer Cayleb Jones are out of luck. Jones picked Arizona as his landing spot after being unconditionally released by the Longhorns in July. He allegedly punched a Texas tennis player in the face and broke his jaw in February. Jones had recently tweeted that Colorado was in the mix for his receiving skills, but he'll join former Texas quarterback Connor Brewer on the Wildcats' sidelines this season and play in 2014. Jones' father confirmed the move on Tuesday afternoon.
5. Simpson advances in 1,500
Colorado volunteer track assistant and former Buffalo Jenny Simpson qualified for the finals in the 1,500-meter today at the world championships in Moscow. Simpson turned in a 4:05.66 for third place in her semifinal heat. The final is Thursday at 11:20 MDT.