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What's your favorite Olympic sport in which CU competes?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by Buffnik, Mar 9, 2013.

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Favorite CU Olympic Sport?

  1. Cross Country

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  2. Lacrosse

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. Golf

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  4. Skiing

    8 vote(s)
    34.8%
  5. Soccer

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  6. Tennis

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Track & Field

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  8. Volleyball

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    And as a follow-up post to the poll, which Olympic sport would you be most fired up for if CU won a national title in it?
     
  2. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Re: What's your favority Olympic sport in which CU competes?

    Track and field.
     
  3. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Would love to see them add and win at swimming
     
  5. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    I chose volleyball. I never really cared for playing it but I like to watch it. I would probably be most fired up if we won in volleyball only because every year it seems like half of the top 10 are all Pac-12 teams and that means we would have had to survive one of the most difficult schedules and would truly deserve to be the champs.
     
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    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    I think it's almost been a century since cross country was part of the olympics. Also, is lacrosse an olympic sport?
     
  7. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    I'm more into team sports, so I'd say lacrosse (also I'm from MD, so there's that). I don't pay too much attention to the "minor" sports to be honest. I would have added interest if there was a baseball team.

    I loved cross-country when I was high school, I'd say those long-distance track events are the most similar. I never liked track as much, just running circles so to speak. The 2-mile was always the hardest, especially indoor, just keeping track of how many laps I had run wasn't the easiest thing.
     
  8. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Track and field then skiing then XC
     
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    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Double
     
  10. BeBe

    BeBe Club Member Club Member

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    Me too. But then cmgoods and I knew that since we were having conversations here during the volleyball NCAAs.
     
  11. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Track and field. Lots of fun events to watch.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Based on a PM I received this morning, I wanted to expand this thread topic a bit. We also have some great Club Sports at CU, some of which regularly send athletes to the Olympic trials.

    What are your favorite Club Sports to follow? Which would you like to become an NCAA sport and/or a varsity sport at CU?

    Swimming/Diving was brought up earlier.

    I'd love to see the NCAA recognize cycling as a varsity sport. CU would dominate that like we do skiing.
     
  13. CUFan

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    Would cycling be a compliance nightmare? Is everyone using in college like the pros? If we had the resources I would like to see us add swimming/diving, hockey, baseball and bring back men's tennis.
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Men's soccer.
     
  15. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    It would be good to have a sport where the weather wouldn't hurt us in comparison to the other schools in the conference.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    No more than skiing or T&F or tennis or gymnastics.
     
  17. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    I think volleyball is the best spectator sport that gets virtually no love outside of the olympics. If someone like Larry Scott could take it on and up the popularity like he did for women's tennis it'd be great.
     
  18. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    We need a curling team.
     
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    Basketball is an Olympic sport. That's the one that would get me most excited.

    Otherwise, swimming.
     
  20. SuperiorBuff

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    Wrestling.
     
  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    For the record, "Olympic Sport" in the parlance of our times in relation to college athletics does not mean "played at the Olympics". It's the nice way of saying, "Non-Revenue Sport other than Women's Basketball".
     

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