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Plati-'Tudes Kicks Off Summer Series With 1971 Opener

Welcome to a notes and comment column in its 22nd year, penned by CU Associate Athletic Director David Plati, who is wrapping up his 38th year as the Buffaloes' director of sports information.

Plati-'Tudes No. 136 ... Last year's summer series proved to be quite popular, so this summer, I'll take a look back 50 years ago to the 1971 season, when the Buffaloes finished 10-2, ranked third in the nation and once again became a player on the national scene, more so than ever before. I'll lead off with an in-depth look at CU's 31-21 win at Louisiana State, which I also selected last summer as the top season opener in our history.