Henry Chisholm recaps the recent developments and previews the conference presidents’ meeting Tuesday.
BOULDER — McKinley Wright IV began his virtual press conference, which followed his decision to return to Colorado for his senior season, with a 25-second opening statement.
He began by saying he was excited and that the Buffs had unfinished business. He said the team has a lot of key guys coming back. And then he dropped a name, the only name he brought up unprompted during his opening statement.
It wasn't the name of skilled veteran big man Evan Battey. It wasn't the name of his other returning classmate, D'Shawn Schwartz. In fact, it wasn't even the name of a player who saw the court last season.
BOULDER — McKinley Wright IV is returning to Colorado for two reasons:
To be the first member of his family to graduate from college.
To lead the Buffs to the NCAA Tournament
"A childhood dream is March Madness," Wright told reporters Wednesday. "I've been watching that since I was a kid. I've seen guys at my position perform at a high level and win at a high level in that tournament. It's something I've always wanted to be a part of."
Ben Gerding joins Henry Chisholm to talk about the Pac-12 players’ demands and the new coaches’ poll.
Henry Chisholm breaks down the key points from McKinley Wright IV’s press conference on Wednesday, then plays the full audio of the call.
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BOULDER — Laviska Shenault Jr. is gone.
For the first time in two seasons, Colorado football fans don't know who the go-to guy in the Buffs' offense will be. Veteran running back Alex Fontenot is a candidate. True freshman running back Ashaad Clayton could give him a run for his money. Wide receiver Daniel Arias, perhaps the most impressive physical specimen on the team, could be ready to break out.
But the most-experienced piece of the offense, wide receiver K.D. Nixon, might be the best bet.
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Pac-12 football players are, as you now know, trying to forever change the landscape of college athletics. They want to have a voice when those with power decide how to protect them during a pandemic. They want to be able to profit off of their status as public figures. They want to be paid for their work.
Those requests are reasonable.
Henry Chisholm gives a recap of a group of Pac-12 athletes’ decision to boycott the 2020 season unless the conference makes substantial changes.
Henry Chisholm shares his first thoughts about the new Colorado football schedule in a brief episode of the DNVR Buffs Podcast.
Henry Chisholm shares his thoughts on the rumors that Colorado could move their ’21 home game against Texas A&M from Folsom Field in. Boulder to Empower Field in Denver.
BOULDER — Outside expectations are high for Nate Landman as he enters his senior season. The CU linebacker made the preseason watchlist for the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's best linebacker, and the Nagurski Trophy, which goes to the nation's top defensive player.
He's not all that interested, though.
"I appreciate the honor but that's not what I'm focused on," Landman told reporters Wednesday. "I'd rather go undefeated and win games with my team than win any of the awards."
Andre Simone and Henry Chisholm break down the AFC North draft classes and how the secondary players shook out in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Henry Chisholm talks through everything we learned during Nate Landman and K.D. Nixon’s call with the media Wednesday. Listen to the whole call for yourself in the second half of the show.
BOULDER — Chemistry is at the forefront of K.D. Nixon's mind.
In the midst of the first quarterback battle at Colorado in years, the senior wide receiver isn't picking sides. He's worked with all three competitors — true freshman Brendon Lewis, junior Tyler Lytle and senior Sam Noyer — but he's ready for the competition to end so he can invest his time in building chemistry with the winner.
"Once we know, the work is getting turned up another level because now we can start working on chemistry, chemistry, chemistry, chemistry; instead of working with three quarterbacks," Nixon said.
Henry Chisholm explains his conspiracy theory, following CU’s release of the fastest players this week in training.
Henry Chisholm breaks down Jon Rothstein’s Pac-12 power rankings, digs into the Buffs’ newest commit, and reminisces over the first year of DNVR Buffs.
BOULDER — Earlier this offseason Colorado defensive coordinator Tyson Summers called cornerback Chris Miller. Miller had told Summers that he wanted to do more for the Buffs' defense in his junior year and Summers found a way to make that happen:
Miller was going to try playing safety.
"I have more responsibility," Miller told reporters a little over a week ago. "I can play in the box, can get around and be physical."
Adam Chalifoux of CUSportsNation.com joins Henry Chisholm to talk about Tad Boyle’s recruiting and set the expectations for the 2020-21 basketball season.