Colorado students are attempting to organize a blackout night by having everyone who attends the CU-Florida State game on Saturday night to wear black. They better be careful. That could be taken as a symbol of mourning. At least Nole fans can only hope that is the case.
CU head coach Dan Hawkins said true freshmen Ryan Miller, Brian Lockridge, Nate Vaiomounga, Conrad Obi, Kai Maiava, Mike Iltis, Anthony Wright and Anthony Perkins all are close to being ready to play and some of them could make their debuts this weekend against the Noles.
Hawkins also said he expects the altitude to have some effect on the Seminoles, but he also believes sometimes it isn't as big a factor as some might believe."It's not like you're running a marathon or a 10k and that's a big, huge issue," he said.
Pneumonia seems to be the illness of the week. According to Boulder's Daily Camera newspaper, fans won't hear the familiar voice of longtime CU stadium announcer Alan Cass this week. Cass, who has been the announcer since 1981 and has seen 155 straight games, will miss this week's contest as he recovers from pneumonia.