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Colorado Buffalo's

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Colorado  Colorado Buffalo's

Colorado Buffalo's stadium

The University of Colorado Boulder (UCB, also commonly referred to as CU-Boulder, CU, Boulder, or Colorado) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876. According to The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities (2001), it is considered one of the thirty "Public Ivy League" schools.

In 2010, the university consisted of nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled 29,952 students.[2] Eleven Nobel Laureates, nine MacArthur Fellows, and 18 astronauts have been affiliated with CU-Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. The university received nearly US$454 million in sponsored research in 2010 to fund programs like the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, and JILA.

Colorado Buffaloes competes in nine intercollegiate sports in the NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference. The Buffaloes have won 26 NCAA championships: 19 in skiing, six total in men's and women's cross country, and one in football. Approximately 1,500 students participate in 34 intercollegiate club sports annually as well.

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Colorado Sports Teams

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The following is a list of the professional sports teams that have played games and been based in the state of Colorado:

Contents

    1 Baseball
        1.1 Major League Baseball
            1.1.1 National League
        1.2 Minor League Baseball
            1.2.1 American Association
            1.2.2 Pioneer League
            1.2.3 Pacific Coast League
            1.2.4 Texas-Louisiana League
            1.2.5 Western League
    2 Basketball
        2.1 American Basketball Association
        2.2 American Basketball League
        2.3 National Basketball Association
        2.4 National Women's Basketball League
        2.5 Minor League Basketball
            2.5.1 American Basketball Association
            2.5.2 International Basketball Association
            2.5.3 National Basketball Association Development League
    3 Football
        3.1 Arena Football League
        3.2 Colorado Football Conference
        3.3 Indoor Football League
        3.4 Indoor Professional Football League
        3.5 Lingerie Football League
        3.6 National Football League
        3.7 National Indoor Football League
        3.8 Professional Indoor Football League
        3.9 United Indoor Football
        3.10 United States Football League
        3.11 American Professional Football League II
    4 Hockey
        4.1 National Hockey League
        4.2 World Hockey Association
        4.3 Minor League Hockey
            4.3.1 Central Hockey League
            4.3.2 International Hockey League
            4.3.3 United States Hockey League
            4.3.4 West Coast Hockey League
            4.3.5 Western Hockey League
    5 Lacrosse
        5.1 Major League Lacrosse
        5.2 National Lacrosse League
    6 Soccer
        6.1 Major League Soccer
        6.2 North American Soccer League
        6.3 Professional Arena Soccer League
        6.4 Minor League Soccer
            6.4.1 A-League
            6.4.2 Major Soccer League

Baseball
Major League Baseball

    Colorado Rockies

National League
Minor League Baseball
American Association

    Denver Zephyrs (moved to New Orleans) (also played in Western League and Pacific Coast League) (also known as Denver Bears)

Pioneer League

    Grand Junction Rockies Rookie-League for Colorado Rockies based in Grand Junction, CO

Pacific Coast League

    Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA League for Colorado Rockies (moved from Hawaii)
    Denver Bears (also played in Western League and American Association) (also known as Denver Zephyrs) (moved to New Orleans)

Texas-Louisiana League

    Pueblo Bighorns (defunct)

Western League

    Colorado Springs Sky Sox
    Denver Bears (also played in American Association and Pacific Coast League) (also known as Denver Zephyrs)

Basketball
American Basketball Association

    Denver Rockets (now playing in National Basketball Association) (also known as Denver Nuggets)
    Colorado Kings Based in Denver, CO
    Colorado Cougars Based in Greeley, CO
    Colorado Crusaders Based in Colorado Springs, CO(defunct)

American Basketball League

    Colorado Xplosion (defunct)

National Basketball Association

    Denver Nuggets (also played in American Basketball Association) (also known as Denver Rockets)

National Women's Basketball League

    Colorado Chill (defunct)

Minor League Basketball
American Basketball Association

    Colorado Storm (defunct)

International Basketball Association

    Aurora Cavalry (defunct)
    Colorado Crossover (defunct)

National Basketball Association Development League

    Colorado 14ers

Football
Arena Football League

    Colorado Crush (inactive)
    Denver Dynamite (defunct)

Colorado Football Conference

    Colorado Cobras
    Colorado Springs Cyclones
    Denver Dynasty
    Colorado Springs Flames
    Mile High Grizzlies
    Denver Pirates
    Colorado Stealth
    Pueblo Steel
    North Metro Thunder
    Northern Colorado Wolfpack

Indoor Football League

    Colorado Ice (also played in United Indoor Football)

Indoor Professional Football League

    Rocky Mountain Thunder (defunct)

Lingerie Football League

    Denver Dream

National Football League

    Denver Broncos

National Indoor Football League

    Colorado Venom (defunct)
    Denver Aviators (defunct)

Professional Indoor Football League

    Colorado Wildcats (defunct)

United Indoor Football

    Colorado Ice (also played in Indoor Football League)

United States Football League

    Denver Gold (defunct)

American Professional Football League II

    Grand Junction Gladiators

Hockey
National Hockey League

    Colorado Avalanche (moved from Quebec)

Colorado Rockies (moved to New Jersey)
World Hockey Association

    Denver Spurs (moved to Ottawa; defunct) (also played in Western Hockey League and Central Hockey League)

Minor League Hockey
Central Hockey League

    Colorado Eagles
    Colorado Flames (defunct)
    Denver Spurs (also played in Western Hockey League and World Hockey Association) (moved to Ottawa; defunct)
    Rocky Mountain Rage (defunct)
    Denver Cutthroats

International Hockey League

    Denver Grizzlies (moved to Utah)
    Denver Mavericks (moved to Minneapolis; defunct)
    Denver Rangers (moved to Phoenix; defunct) (also known as Colorado Rangers)

United States Hockey League

    Denver Falcons (defunct)

West Coast Hockey League

    Colorado Gold Kings (moved from Alaska; defunct)

Western Hockey League

    Denver Invaders (moved from Spokane) (moved to Victoria; defunct)
    Denver Spurs (also played in Central Hockey League and World Hockey Association) (moved to Ottawa; defunct)

Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse

    Denver Outlaws

National Lacrosse League

    Colorado Mammoth

Soccer
Major League Soccer

    Colorado Rapids

North American Soccer League

    Colorado Caribous (moved to Atlanta; defunct)
    Denver Dynamos (moved to Minnesota; defunct)

Professional Arena Soccer League

    Denver Dynamite

Minor League Soccer
A-League

    Colorado Foxes (moved to San Diego; defunct)

Major Soccer League

    Denver Avalanche (defunct)

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Colorado Rapids

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History of the Colorado Rapids

Dick's Sporting Goods Park (2007–present

The Colorado Rapids are an American professional soccer team based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado, which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as one of its ten charter teams.

Colorado won the MLS Cup in 2010. The Rapids reached the final once before, in 1997, which they lost to D.C. United. They also reached the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 1999.

Colorado played its home games at the Mile High Stadium in Denver from 1996 to 2001, and then at Invesco Field at Mile High in 2002, before moving to their current home, Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City for its 2007 season.

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Colorado Avalanche

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History of the Colorado Avalanche

Pepsi Center (2000–present)

The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey franchise based in Denver, Colorado. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League, being the only team in their division to not be in the Central Time Zone, instead being located in the Mountain Time Zone. Their home arena is Pepsi Center. Their current head coach is Patrick Roy, and their general manager is Joe Sakic.

The Avalanche were founded in 1972 as the Quebec Nordiques within the rival World Hockey Association. The Nordiques became members of the NHL in 1979 with the NHL–WHA merger. Following the 1994-95 season, the Nordiques were sold to the COMSAT Entertainment Group of Denver and relocated there, where they were renamed the Avalanche. In their first year in Denver, the Avalanche won the Pacific Division and went on to sweep the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Finals, becoming the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup in the season following a relocation. Among teams in the four major North American professional sports leagues, only the National Football League's Washington Redskins have also accomplished the feat. This was the first major professional sports championship a Denver-based team would bring to the city. In the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals, the Avalanche defeated the New Jersey Devils 4–3 to win their second and most recent championship. Coincidentally, the Devils had preceded the Avalanche in Denver; they were called the Colorado Rockies.

The Avalanche have won nine division titles (including their first eight in a row in Denver, the longest such streak in NHL history) and qualified for the playoffs in each of their first ten seasons in Denver; this streak ended in 2007.

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Denver Nuggets

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Colorado  History of the Denver Nuggets

Pepsi Center (2000–present)

The Denver Nuggets trace their roots back to 1932 when the original amateur Nuggets were formed as a member of the Amateur Athletic Union. Led by player/coach "Jumping Jack" McCracken, the Nuggets were one of the most powerful amateur athletic basketball teams in the country, winning the 1939 AAU championship and losing the 1940 championship to the Phillips 66ers of Oklahoma. Not playing professionally, its players were given extra jobs by team sponsors, and they played on the stage of the Auditorium Arena (now Ellie Caulkins Opera House). Featuring stars such as McCracken, Robert Ace Gruenig and Vince Boryla, the Nuggets continued as an AAU power throughout their existence, and the AAU has been credited by historians for helping put Denver on the national sports map. In 1948, the National Basketball League awarded Denver its first professional basketball franchise, which took on the people and identity of the Denver Nuggets. This 1948–49 team included Morris Udall, best known for serving in the US House of Representatives from 1961 to 1991.

When the NBL merged with the BAA (Basketball Association of America) in 1949 and became the National Basketball Association, the Nuggets became an NBA team. The westernmost team in the NBA, the Nuggets were led by player/coach Jimmy Darden, a star shooting guard who joined the amateur Nuggets after leaving the Army as a World War II veteran in 1946. The Nuggets played one season in the NBA, compiling an 11–51 record in the Western Division. The team was disbanded in 1950, leaving Colorado without any major league sports teams until the birth of the AFL's Denver Broncos in 1960.