UNIVERSITY OF COLORADOLocation: Boulder, Colo. Nickname: Buffaloes.Colors: Officially silver and gold, although sports teams feature black prominently.Athletic traditions: Real buffalo mascot named Ralphie. (Current animal is Ralphie IV.) Fight song is called “Fight Song.” Football: One national championship (1990.) Six conference titles (most recently, 2001.) Sixty-one All-Americans. Nine major trophy winners (one Heisman, two Butkus, two Thorpe, one Mackey, one Ray Guy), one Doak Walker, one Walter Camp. 3-9 last season under coach Dan Hawkins. Play at Folsom Field, opened 1924, capacity 53,623. Record vs. Washington: 5-5-1. Men's basketball: No national championships. Ten NCAA tournament teams, eight NIT teams. Eight All-Americans, 30 NBA draft selections, with the highest being Chauncey Billups, taken No. 3 in 1997. Went 15-16 last season under coach Tad Boyle. Play at Coors Events Center, opened 1979, capacity, 11,064. Record vs. Washington: 6-7.Other sports: Twenty-two NCAA national championships: 17 skiing, five cross-country (three men, two women), one football. Conference timeline: 1890-92, none; 1893-1909, Colorado Football Association; 1909, Colorado Faculty Athletic Conference; 1910-38, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference; 1938-48, Mountain States Conference; 1948-60, Big 7 Conference; 1960-96, Big 8 Conference; 1996-present, Big 12 Conference; Thursday, accepted invitation to join the Pacific-10 Conference.Athletic website: www.cubuffs.com.Prominent alumni: Actor Robert Redford, Supreme Court justice Byron White, singer Judy Collins, original astronaut Scott Carpenter, pro golfer Hale Irwin, actress Joan Van Ark.