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Colorado Buffaloes Schedule For Future Years Taking Shape

The Colorado Buffaloes are working toward locking in its future non-conference schedule in the years ahead.

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Colorado's Athletic Director Mike Bohn Says Lack of Schedule Deal With Big Ten "Frustrating"

The Colorado Buffaloes were hoping to see a scheduling deal take place between the Pac-12 and the Big Ten. Unfortunately, those talks weren't able to spawn a pact.

Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn feels regret, saying that it could've been a good thing for all parties involved.

"It's frustrating that we were so close but in the end weren't able to pull something together that in the end, I believe, would have been a terrific platform for not only the University of Colorado but our league, particularly with the launch of the Pac-12 network and the opportunity to create marquee matchups that would have been extremely attractive to be a part of," Bohn said.

The Buffaloes would've been able to add some new and interesting names to the docket at home, including teams such as Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State. It's a tough pill to swallow, but ultimately something that wasn't able to come together.

"It would have been extremely powerful to have that on a cycle and the ability to know we're putting it together, rather than looking for one-offs and things that don't make sense or maybe aren't as dynamic of a matchup," Bohn said.

For now, the only partnership of major interest between the conferences is the Rose Bowl, which annually features the winners of each conference pitted against each other.

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Pac-12, Big Ten Dissolve Plans For Collaborated Schedule

The Pac-12 and Big Ten announced on Friday they would not continue with their plans to create a coordinated schedule between the two major college football conferences. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a press release that the Pac-12 would need to pursue "maximum flexibility" instead of locking into a 12-game schedule:

"After extensive deliberation and consultation with member institutions, television partners and others, the Pac-12 and Big Ten have decided not to pursue the previously announced plans for enhanced scheduling collaboration across all sports at this time."

The two sides had announced plans in late December for an expanded relationship that would have increased the number of games between the two conferences. But, given the Pac-12's already robust conference schedule, additional non-conference commitments proved to great of a logistical problem.

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Colorado Football Schedule: Buffaloes Set To Play 'Northeast School' In 2014

Colorado AD Mike Bohn says that the school has reached an agreement with an unnamed school from the northeast on a new football scheduling pact.


Pac-12 Scheduling 2012: Colorado Wants To Schedule Big Ten Teams Before 2017

The University of Colorado would like to begin to schedule football games against Big Ten teams before 2017, as Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn told Kyle Ringo of The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences recently agreed to a new scheduling deal that will have teams from both conferences playing annually by 2017, but Colorado is showing interest in having Big Ten teams on its schedule before then. From Bohn himself:

We're actually working on trying to jumpstart that strategy even before 2017. So we're in discussion with some Big Ten institutions about potentially starting that before then. We would love to play Nebraska with the history that goes together there.

Given that both Colorado and Nebraska used to be rivals in the Big-12 before both teams departed for greener pastures, there seems to be some strong interest in having that rivalry rekindled before the new conference agreement goes into full effect in 2017.

More: Pac-12 And Big Ten Agree To New Scheduling Partnership

For now, it's unclear exactly when Colorado will begin to play teams from the Big Ten. What appears to be clear, though, is that the school is putting a good deal of effort into scheduling some of those teams before 2017. For Colorado fans that grew up watching the Buffaloes duke it out with the Cornhuskers, that has to be seen as a pleasant surprise.

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Pac-12 Schedule 2012: Colorado To Play Washington St. In 1st Conference Game

The Colorado Buffaloes start Year 2 in the Pac-12, and on Wednesday the conference released its schedule for the 2012 season. The Buffaloes now have their full schedule for the season announced, which opens on Sept. 1 against the Colorado State Rams. Play against Pac-12 opponents will begin for Colorado on Sept. 22 against the Washington State Cougars.

Here's the full 2012 schedule for Colorado's football team:

Sept. 1: vs. Colorado State (at Sports Authority Field in Denver)

Sept. 8: vs. Sacramento State

Sept. 15: at Fresno State

Sept. 22: at Washington State

Sept. 29: vs. UCLA

Oct. 11: vs. Arizona State

Oct. 20: at USC

Oct. 27: at Oregon

Nov. 3: vs. Stanford

Nov. 10: at Arizona

Nov. 17: vs. Washington

Nov. 23: vs. Utah

The Buffaloes begin Pac-12 with a bang, as they're really be challenged in October of the 2012 season. Washington State should become one of the more intriguing teams in the conference with new coach Mike Leach in tow and both Arizona State and UCLA are trying to turn the tides after disappointing 2011 seasons, but it's the latter portion of the conference schedule that should prove to be particularly challenging. USC, Oregon and Stanford are among the strongest programs in the nation, so the Buffaloes will have quite the climb ahead of them in 2012.

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Pac-12, Big Ten Conferences Agree To New Expanded Relationship

The Pacific-12 and Big Ten conferences consist of many of the marquee schools in college sports, so there's understandably some excitement surrounding Wednesday's announcement that the two conferences have agreed to expand their relationship going forward.

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