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Ryan Thorburn has been a sports writer at the Camera since 2000. He covered the Denver Broncos beat for eight seasons (2000-2007). For the last six years Ryan has been covering the University of Colorado athletic department, including beat writing duties on men's basketball and column writing on football.

Coach Mac, Colorado fans to learn about 2013 Buffs together … for now

The Colorado football team returns 18 starters and 14 other players with starting experience. But first-year head coach Mike MacIntyre said he has “no idea” what the talent level in the program is and won’t get a feel for what’s … Continue reading

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CU Buffs middle of the Pac in latest power rankings

With two weeks remaining in the Pac-12 regular season there are four teams within one game of first place and six teams within two games of the top spot. The Buffs are currently sixth in the standings with some NCAA … Continue reading

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Midseason Pac-12 power rankings

PAC-12 POWER RANKINGS Ranking/previous (record) — comment 1/3 Arizona (19-2, 7-2) — Sean Miller and Mark Lyons are a dangerous combination. Up next: Wednesday vs. Stanford. 2/1 Oregon (18-4, 7-2) – Ducks bring two-game losing streak into matchup with Buffs. … Continue reading

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Behind enemy lines: Scouting the Huskies

Todd Dybas, the Washington beat writer at the Tacoma News Tribune, answers five of my questions about the Huskies ahead of Colorado’s first game in Seattle as a member of the Pac-12: RT: What has led to the improved play … Continue reading

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UCLA Bruins rise, CU Buffs slip in latest Pac-12 power rankings

PAC-12 POWER RANKINGS Ranking (record) comment 1. UCLA (14-3, 4-0) — Ben Howland has Bruins back in national polls and on top of Pac-12 standings with nine consecutive wins. Up next: Thursday vs. Oregon State. 2. Oregon (14-2, 3-0) — … Continue reading

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Pac-12 power rankings, Week 1

MY PAC-12 POWER RANKINGS Ranking (record) — comment 1. Arizona (14-0, 2-0) — The Wildcats don’t care how they win as long as they keep winning. Up next: Thursday at Oregon. 2. Oregon (12-2, 1-0) — Dana Altman’s team has … Continue reading

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CU Buffs Andre Roberson is Pac-12 POW

Andre Roberson has been named the Pac-12′s player of the week after scoring 17 points and grabbing a career-high 20 rebounds to lead Colorado to a 50-43 victory at Fresno State last Wednesday night. Askia Booker was named the conference’s … Continue reading

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Talking No. 19 Colorado Buffaloes, undefeated Wyoming Cowboys

Ian McMackin from the GoWyoGo Rivals website sent me some questions to answer about No. 19 Colorado’s game against Wyoming on Saturday in Laramie. Here is the exchange: IM: Compare this year’s Colorado Buffaloes basketball team with last year’s outfit. … Continue reading

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Pac-12 predictions from No. 1 (Notre Dame) to No. 124 (Colorado)

After a tough 3-3 effort (didn’t see that spectacular defensive effort by the Cardinal coming) last week, it’s time for the Under the Rim prediction machine to get back on track. This week’s schedule sets up beautifully for the Pac-12 … Continue reading

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Pac-12 predictions, Charleston edition

CHARLESTON, S.C. — I’m here between ACC and SEC country covering basketball. But after a perfect week, Under the Rim still has time to make Pac-12 football predictions sure to go about 75 percent right. Check out last week’s 6-0 … Continue reading

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