For CU Fans the Next Step is Winning and Losing With Class

The CU Buffs took on 6th ranked Kansas last night at the Coors Event Center in front of a sellout crowd.  It was the last visit for the perennially ranked Jayhawks as the Buffs are headed to the Pac12 next year.  The Buffs gave the Jayhawks a scare but came up short 82-78.

CU’s basketball program has come a long way in short period of time under first year head coach Tad Boyle.  I like everything I see from Boyle and his team.  Most impressive to me is that they never quit even when they get down.

Winning records puts fans in the seats and AD Mike Bohn has to be happy with what he has seen so far this year.  Last night for the second time this year the student section was packed.  Student fans are important because they’re more rabid, have more stamina than your average fan and represent the university.

What Mike Bohn and other administrators in attendance couldn’t have been happy with, however, was when the student body broke out with the repetitive chant “Fuck you, KU” during the first half and then repeated it later on in the second half.

Come on students.  Your team deserves better than that and so does your university.

Simply put, this was classless and unnecessary and cast a pall over what had otherwise been a competitive and entertaining game.  Perhaps this goes hand and hand with the frustration of not having a winning program over the last several years, but that’s no excuse.  There is no place in college athletics for this type of behavior.  It is embarrassing to the school and not representative of what CU stands for.

I had the following text exchange this morning with my son who just happens to be a freshman at KU.

Pretty much sums it up.

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About Mike

Mike has been an executive in the biotechnology industry for the past 20 years. Mike is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, earning Bachelors degrees in Business Economics and Geography. Mike also earned his MBA in Finance from California State University, Fresno. Mike is married to the mother of his 3 children and currently lives outside of Boulder, CO. In his spare time Mike enjoys hiking, fishing, skiing, reading and coaching basketball.
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