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It’s Homecoming!

With plenty of alumni in Boulder this weekend, the Colorado Buffaloes are looking to avenge their tragic 41-34 overtime collapse the last time Oregon State came for Homecoming in 2018. The Buffs are 64-36-5 all-time on Homecoming, yet just 3-6 since joining the Pac-12.

You probably don’t have a pulse if this video doesn’t get you at least somewhat excited.

Nine new CU Hall of Fame inductees will be honored

Two days after Thursday’s official induction, nine Colorado Buffaloes greats from eight different sports will be recognized at halftime:

  • Donnie Boyce (Men’s Basketball, 1991-95)

  • Chris Brown (Football, 2001-02)

  • Nikki Marshall (Soccer, 2006-09)

  • Chris Naeole (Football, 1993-96)

  • Mickey Pruitt (Football, 1984-87)

  • Richard Rokos (Ski Coach 1988-2021)

  • Dathan Ritzenhein (Cross Country and Track 2001-04)

  • Jack Ryan (Gymnastics, 1966-68)

  • Lee Willard (Football/Basketball/Baseball/Track, 1918-22)

Sam Noyer returns to Boulder

In his five seasons at Colorado, Sam Noyer had quite the career. Originally a 2016 QB commit, he was a backup to begin his college tenure before being asked to play defensive back in 2019. But when Steven Montez graduated, Noyer and Tyler Lytle battled for the starting QB spot in the 2020 fall camp. Noyer won the role and led Colorado to a 4-2 record last season, including a date with Texas in the Alamo Bowl.

Noyer then took advantage of the pandemic-induced NCAA extra year of eligibility and transferred to his home state of Oregon to play for the Beavers. He has, however, been primarily a backup this season besides starting against Purdue in Week 1. While Chance Nolan is expected to start under center on Saturday, Noyer will return to Folsom Field for the first time as a visitor.