Grief over the death of former Heisman Trophy winner tempers excitement over team's first bowl appearance in nine years.
Going from worst to first, now the CU Buffaloes face off against the Washington Huskies in the Pac-12 championship.
For Chris Brown of West Grand High School in Kremmling and and Scott Yates of Kent Denver, victories are less important than their players' success on and off the field.
The league is reaching out to moms of young players to teach about health risks and concussion prevention, but some question the approach.
The ramifications of the decision on local universities is not clear.