Buffs Renew Wyoming, Air Force Games

The Colorado men's basketball team released its 2006-07 slate Thursday. CU will renew a couple of old regional rivalries, and face six teams who were in the 2006 NCAA Tournament.

Colorado played Wyoming every season from 1981 through 1998 before disbanding the annual game. They'll play the Cowboys Nov. 26 at the Coors Events Center.

Also on CU's schedule is 2006 NCAA Tournament team and area school Air Force. The matchup will renew an annual game that was played every year except one from 1963 to 1979. The Buffs and Falcons face off in Boulder Nov. 18.

Other games of note on the Buffs' non-conference schedule are early road tests at MWC teams New Mexico (No. 14) and Utah (Nov. 21), as well as UNC-Wilmington (Nov. 29).

The Buffs will try and avenge last year's loss to the Rams when CSU visits Coors on Dec. 9.

The Buffs struggled in the early portion of their Big 12 slate last year. Critics pointed to CU's scheduling of three poor opponents in December, saying the low level of competition didn't do the Buffs any favors as they prepared for conference play. Once again, CU has three teams coming to Coors around the holidays who struggled last season, including UC-Davis, Dec. 23 (2006 RPI, 295), TCU, Dec. 30 (287) and Central Florida, Jan. 3, (190).

After that trio, Colorado begins conference play by hosting reigning Big 12 regular season champs Texas.

New season tickets and single-game non-conference tickets are scheduled to go on sale Oct. 16, while Big 12 Conference single-game tickets go on sale Dec. 4.

All dates below remain subject to change.

Date Opponent
Thr. Nov. 2 BASKETBALL TRAVELERS (Exh.)
Tue. Nov. 7 REGIS (Exh.)
Fri. Nov. 10 ^DENVER (FSN RM)
Tue. Nov. 14 at New Mexico
Sat. Nov. 18 AIR FORCE
Tue. Nov. 21 at Utah
Sun. Nov. 26 WYOMING (FSN RM)
Wed. Nov. 29 at UNC Wilmington
Sat.. Dec. 2 NORTHERN COLORADO
Mon. Dec. 4 PEPPERDINE
Sat. Dec. 9 COLORADO STATE (FSN RM)
Sat. Dec. 23 UC DAVIS
Sat. Dec. 30 TCU
Wed. Jan. 3 ^CENTRAL FLORIDA
Sat. Jan. 6 *TEXAS (ESPN Plus)
Wed. Jan. 10 *at Oklahoma (FSN RM)
Sat. Jan. 13 *TEXAS A&M (FSN RM)
Wed. Jan. 17 *IOWA STATE (FSN RM)
Sat. Jan. 20 *at Nebraska (ESPN Plus)
Wed. Jan. 24 *MISSOURI (FSN RM)
Sat. Jan. 27 *at Kansas (ESPN Plus)
Tues. Jan. 30 *at Baylor (FSN RM)
Sat. Feb. 3 *OKLAHOMA STATE (ESPN Plus)
Sat. Feb. 10 *at Kansas State (ESPN Plus)
Wed. Feb. 14 *KANSAS (FSN RM)
Sat. Feb. 17 *at Texas Tech
Wed. Feb. 21 *at Iowa State
Sat. Feb. 24 *KANSAS STATE (ESPN Plus)
Wed. Feb. 28 *at Missouri
Sat. Mar. 3 *NEBRASKA (ESPN Plus)


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