FORT COLLINS | Colorado State extended the contract of football coach Mike Bobo through the 2022 season after another year ended with a bowl appearance. Bobo has led the Rams to a bowl game in each of his three seasons, including the New Mexico Bowl against Marshall on Saturday.
DENVER | Rashaan Salaam’s Heisman Trophy will be sold in an online auction next month with a portion of the proceeds benefiting research into a degenerative brain disease found in nearly 200 football players. SCP Auctions announced Tuesday that bidding will open Jan. 8 and end Jan. 20.
NEW YORK | Peyton Manning says he takes his role as an ambassador for the University of Tennessee seriously and looks forward to supporting the Volunteers’ next football coach. Tennessee’s search for a replacement for Butch Jones has resulted in turmoil, with fan protests, the firing of athletic director John Currie and the hiring of former Vols coach Philip Fulmer as AD. After being turned down by several coaches, Tennessee is still searching.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY | Fisher DeBerry wants to clear the air: His triple-option Air Force teams were very much passing oriented. “About every play,” the retired coach said. “The only difference is it happened to be a pitch behind the line of scrimmage.” DeBerry loves that jest, and used it all the time whenever his Falcons followers complained the team didn’t throw enough.
SALT LAKE CITY | Six wins isn’t exactly what Colorado or Utah were shooting for at the beginning of the season but that’s what the two programs are desperate for in the season finale. The two meet Saturday in a do-or-die game of sorts with bowl eligibility on the line. The loser goes home without a postseason and the valuable extra practices that come with it.
FORT COLLINS | Back home in Georgia, Michael Gallup finds a way to fish nearly every day. In Fort Collins, there’s just no time for the Colorado State senior receiver to cast a line into the local streams. He’s way too busy reeling in big catches on the field. Gallup leads the nation with 1,298 yards receiving. Even hearing that out loud — nation’s leading receiver —is hard for him to fully fathom.
Colorado wrapped up a Pac-12 South title on home turf a season ago. Now, the Buffaloes are trying to prevent a similar thing from happening this November at Folsom Field.
BOULDER | His wild go-in-every-direction hair attracts all sorts of attention. Same with his elusive running style, which is so unrelenting and whirlwindish that it has earned him the nickname “Tasmanian Devil.” In actuality, Colorado senior tailback Phillip Lindsay shies away from the spotlight.
BOULDER | The Colorado Buffaloes adopted the phrase “The Rise is Real” when they stormed through the Pac-12 South last year on their way to their first bowl berth since 2007. The slide is sincere, too. Coming off their first shutout in 60 games, the Buffaloes (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12) find themselves navigating a quarterback quandary and scrambling to qualify for a bowl bid as they kick off the final month of the season with a homecoming game against Cal (4-4, 1-4) on Saturday at Folsom Field.
BOULDER | Colorado junior cornerback Isaiah Oliver can run with the best of them. Same goes with high jump, hurdle, pole vault , shot put, long jump and throw the javelin. A multidimensional threat on the football field , Oliver also happens to be a rising decathlete in track and field.