Troy’s Bears Blog

TroySince early 2003, Troy Coverdale has served as the “Voice of the UNC Bears”. It’s a tenure that has seen him call the final year of UNC’s basketball membership in the Division II North Central Conference, through the transition to Division I and the men’s basketball team’s run to the NCAA Tournament in 2011. In his time with 1310 KFKA, he has called more than 100 UNC football games and 350 UNC men’s basketball tilts. Coverdale has earned multiple Colorado of Broadcast Association awards for his play-by-play of Bears football and basketball and has also spent time as the voice of Colorado Crush indoor football.  

Troy on Agfinity SportsDay – 10/18/16

Following up with Brady Hull on the loss at UC Davis, discussion about “stubbing toes” and “steps back” and a quick look ahead to the Sac State contest. 

UNC gains votes for FCS Top 25, 4 Big Sky teams ranked

Northern Colorado continued its climb towards the STATS FCS Top 25, picking up four votes in this week’s media poll, while North Dakota moves into the rankings for the first time this season. The Bears moved to 3-1 overall with a 21-18 win over Northern Arizona Saturday, and will face #4 Eastern Washington this weekend. Montana checks in at #10, Cal Poly at #21, despite their loss to UND. The Fighting Hawks are ranked #24. Southern Utah, Portland State and Northern Arizona joined UNC in receiving votes in this week’s poll.

UNC Hall of Famer, Greeley-native Carbajal passes away

20120410__20120411_b2_sp11wherep1Greeley native and UNC Athletics Hall of Famer Frank Carbajal has passed away at the age of 78. Carbajal graduated from Greeley High as a dual-sport standout, leading the school to a state basketball title in 1956 and the state baseball final that year. He continued to play both at Trindidad State Junior College before returning to Greeley and then-Colorado State College, where he was All-Rocky Mountain Conference and all-district in basketball in 1960. He also played summer semi-pro ball with the Boulder Collegians, winning two National Baseball Congress Tournament titles. He went on to coach at Santa Barbara City College, Hartnell College and DeAnza College during his career, winning more than 660 games as a head coach. 

Back to Saturday – 9/17/16

After taking Sunday to decompress and catching up on some actual work Monday, I’ve finally gained a bit of time to address Saturday’s loss at Colorado State. Unfortunately, the game got away from UNC in the first period, as the Rams rolled to a 21-0 lead. As I addressed earlier today on Agfinity Sports Day, I really felt that the energy on the Bears sideline faded after the second TD scored by CSU.

As Aaron and I talked about at the start of the second half, though, it was about winning that 30 minutes and UNC did that. Credit to the coaching staff for pulling the right levers in the locker room at halftime and credit to the players to buying in and proving they could play with the Rams. 

With that, the non-conference season ends with a bye weekend in place to close out September. There won’t be an “Earnest Collins, Jr. Show” at Stuft Burger Bar this week because of the bye, but we’ll return next Tuesday night with a new edition, looking back on the loss, the non-conference schedule and preview the matchup with the pre-season conference favorite. 

I don’t say it enough, but thanks for listening and for your support! 

Troy on Agfinity SportsDay – 9/20/16

In his weekly chat with Brady Hull, Troy details his views of Saturday’s loss to CSU and why there are positives to build on. 

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