Colorado Buffaloes can enjoy the third highest stadium in major college football, Folsom Field, which opened in 1924. The venue capable of accommodating over 50000 spectators sits at a height of more than a mile making Colorado Buffaloes tickets that much more entertainment- valuable as it easier to see great passing and kicking numbers here due to thinner air.
Coors Events Center is the multipurpose arena where basketball fans can gather to cheer on their teams. The Buffaloes can enjoy the noise generated by just over 11000 people as it’s the venue’s capacity. Built in 1979 it had gone through some minor renovations and expansions to facilities.
Colorado Buffaloes are placed in the Pacific Coast Conference (PAC-12) in NCAA Division I, South. The college’s colours are silver, gold and black and their mascot is a live buffalo that goes by the name of Ralphie. The program’s main rivals are Colorado State Rams, Utah Utes and Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Football program began at Colorado Boulder in 1890 whereas the basketball took off with a win in 1901. The gridiron guys claimed one national title, which happened in 1990. The program can also enjoy having 26 conference championships to their name as well as four division titles and one Heisman winner among their ranks.
Colorado Buffaloes took part in 28 Bowls and won 12 of them, their last win came in 2004 against Texas- El Paso in Houston Bowl, while their last appearance occurred in 2007 in Independence Bowl.
The lone Heisman Trophy winner from the program was Rashaan Salaam, a running back who didn’t have a long NFL career. Picked in first round by the Bears, having set a record for youngest player in NFL history to rush for 1000 yards, Salaam had issues with injuries and use of marijuana that greatly shortened his career without any other accomplishments in the next few seasons after his rookie season.
There has been plenty of NFL players hailing from Colorado Buffaloes some of them are Jimmy Smith and Nate Solder.
Smith, plays as a cornerback for the Ravens. He won Super Bowl with them. During his career he grabbed 7 interceptions, had 42 defended passes and even brought home a defensive touchdown.
Solder who has been recognised as one of the better offensive linemen in NFL enjoyed his whole NFL career in New England where he won Super Bowl with the Patriots. Well athletic tackle is one of few lineman to have a touchdown reception to their name.
Basketball program competed in 12 NCAA tournaments, having their greatest accomplishment to be in Final Four two times in their history. The Buffaloes were conference champions once and won 9 regular season championships.
The most known Buffalo among the NBA players is Chauncey Billups who played in the pro league for 17 seasons and won NBA championship with the Pistons; he was also named MVP of the series. Some of his other accomplishments include five All- Star game appearances, being named to NBA All- Defensive team twice and winning NBA sportsmanship award in 2009 among many other bright moments of his career.
Colorado Buffaloes look like one of many programs out there with their ups and downs but for their fans it is good to know that team success also is followed individually in the pro leagues.