Monthly Archives: September 2012

Buffs and Beavers, oh my (poor picks)

The Pac-12 is full of early surprises. Jon Embree’s Buffs are in first place in the South (tied with Arizona State) and Mike Riley’s Beavers are tied with No. 2 Oregon and No. 8 Stanford in the North. Congratulations to … Continue reading

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Week 3 rewind, Pac-12 predictions

The Pac-12 had an impressive non-conference run with notable wins over Illinois, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin. Five conference members are ranked in this week’s Associated Press poll. And then there are the Buffs. At least for one more day … Continue reading

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Third time the charm on my CU Buffs, Pac-12 predictions

The Buffs will take a one-game road winning streak to Fresno State. OK, there’s your positive note of the week. And now it’s time for my Week 3 Pac-12 predictions sure to go wrong: TONIGHT’S GAME Washington State (1-1) at … Continue reading

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Mr. Boyle goes to Washington

Once I asked Tad Boyle why his practices are open to the media when so many of his peers’ are closed. “We’re not curing cancer in here,” Colorado’s head coach noted. On Thursday, Boyle will actually do his part to … Continue reading

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Picking the Buffs is not smart

Week 2 was a rough one for the old Under the Rim crystal ball. I went a humbling 7-5 and fell to 0-2 picking the Buffs straight up. Outside of Boulder, it was a surprisingly good week for the Pac-12, … Continue reading

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A look at Week 2 in the Pac-12

The Pac-12 went 8-3 on opening weekend, including a 2-2 record against the Mountain West. This week the conference will be tested more nationally with three games against Big Ten competition and matchups with the ACC, Big East and SEC. … Continue reading

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Buffs only blemish of Thorburn’s 10-1 Pac-12 prediction rewind

I would pat myself on the back for going 10-1 straight up on my Week 1 Pac-12 picks, but the team I’m supposed to know the best was the one I didn’t recognize on Saturday. Blaming the closed practices in … Continue reading

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