Audio: Ousted Hawkins Blows Off Final Interview

The ASSOCIATED PRESS, Vic Lombardi of CBS 4 in Denver, Kyle Ringo of the BOULDER (CO) DAILY CAMERA and John Henderson of the DENVER POST report late Monday that Dan Hawkins has been fired as football coach at Colorado University.

Dan Hawkins

CU will reportedly make the move official Tuesday at a press conference.

Henderson reports on the expected immediate replacement for Hawkins: Read more…

Karma: Hnida Still In Football, Barnett Still Jobless

When we last heard from Katie Hnida, she had gone from being known as the first woman to play for a Division I-A team, to alleging rape and sexual harassment at the hands of her Colorado teammates.

Katie Hnida

No charges were filed, and Buffaloes coach Gary Barnett said, “Katie was not only a girl, she was terrible. OK? There’s no other way to say it. She couldn’t kick the ball through the uprights.” But while Hnida transferred to New Mexico (and became the first woman to score in a game), Barnett was eventually suspended and fired as it became known just how bad an Animal House-type atmosphere he had nurtured at Colorado.

Hnida’s still in the news, and will be receiving an award this week — for speaking out about her experiences, not for being a good football player. Obviously. But the real news is, she’s still playing football.

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Minn. Gopher Recruit Gallops After Strip Club Visit

EVERY DAY SHOULD BE SATURDAY tits … er, tips us off to the tail … er, tale of a Minnesota football recruit who canceled his commitment after being taken on a trip to a strip club.

Minnesota Gophers mascot Goldy strippers legs

The DAILY NEBRASKAN uncovers the story of Lydon Murtha, a high school all-American who was all set to go to the Gophers - had his guests not brought him to a gentleman’s club: Read more…