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The Next staff picks: Top stories and podcasts of 2023

By Isabel Rodrigues / December 22, 2023

Whether it be college, pro or international hoops, our writers reflect on a year of work in women’s basketball

Colorado fifth-year senior guard Jaylyn Sherrod goes to the basket against LSU on November 6.

Pac-12 teams propelled by fifth-year players

By Michelle Smith / November 27, 2023

Pac-12’s final year as we know it could also be its best, thanks to a crop of college elders

Colorado center Quay Miller gathers the ball and makes a move.

Despite falling in Sweet 16, sun shines brightly on Colorado Buffaloes

By Matthew Walter / March 25, 2023

‘You see the tenacity and the toughness and the fearlessness’

Washington State's Charlisse Leger-Walker yells in celebration after hitting a big shot against Utah.

Charlisse Leger-Walker’s dagger three punctuates Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals

By Matthew Walter / March 3, 2023

Plus, UCLA, Stanford and Colorado advance

How a DM on Instagram got one of the Pac-12’s best 3-point shooters to Colorado

By Matthew Walter / February 6, 2023

Frida Formann’s consistency and high basketball IQ has helped Colorado find success the last few years

What to look for in the Pac-12 Tournament first round matchups

By Matthew Walter / March 1, 2022

It’s time to go ALL IN in Las Vegas