Colorado Buffalo basketball is currently on a three-game losing streak, and the frustration must have boiled over in Colorado's last lost which was a 82-78 home loss to No. 6 ranked Kansas Jayhawks as the fans used profane chants in the Kansas game. Head coach Tad Boyle has enjoyed the atmosphere of the student section from the past two sell out games -- a first for Colorado basketball -- against Oklahoma State and Kansas.
Then following Tuesday's loss, Boyle and Athletic Director Mike Bohn received emails and phone calls about that profane chant that took place Tuesday night. Boyle said he did not notice the chant, but had he heard Boyle would have addressed the student section during the game and tell them to stop the chant.
With this latest development Bohn sent out an open letter to tell fans to curb that type of behavior:
I must say how deeply disappointed I and so many other Buff fans were in other aspects of your behavior at the game last night vs. KU. The chanting of expletives at the opposing team is, quite frankly, an embarrassment to our university, athletic department, alumni and our team.
We publicly saluted your outstanding sportsmanship and behavior at other marquee games that have been played so far this year. YOU are the generators of the energy that inspires our team and other fans, and that energy has become the envy of our competition.We know that you know better and YOU should expect better behavior from your fellow students who attend the University of Colorado.
Prior to next Tuesday's home game against Iowa State Boyle will address the student section to keep up their energy during the game and to stay away from any profane chants. Today, Colorado travels to Baylor and will try to end their three-game skid.