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It’s Tad Boyle Day for the Rocky Mountain Showdown

#89 Colorado Classic

Colorado connections: Born and raised in Greeley, and graduated from Greeley Central High School.

Accomplishments: Tad Boyle was the greatest of all the Greeley Central High School players who ever shouted "Every man a Wildcat!" That's saying something, because the school originally called Greeley High has one of the best boys basketball traditions in Colorado, winning nine state championships. Only Manual (12) and Denver East (11) have won more, with Denver Christian tied for third. Colorado sports culture is a lot different now, and Greeley Central has gone just short of four decades since its last title, in 1981 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. After many years of three classifications, this was the first season with four of them, and Boyle led the Wildcats to the Class 3A crown, defeating Broomfield. (Fairview won the first Class 4A title that same night at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver.) The kid who was born Thomas Martin Boyle was a prep All-American who excelled at every aspect of the game. I saw him play against my alma mater, Rocky Mountain, in a game in which he scored 50 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and had 10 assists. As a bit of a Colorado prep sports historian, I have an all-time all-Colorado five in boys basketball, and Boyle is on it. Boyle was just solid in college, not a star, but as a senior, he captained coach Larry Brown's first Kansas team. The Coors Events Center? Yes, it was the site of Boyle's last prep game, and he left the state for a much more storied program and was booed unmercifully during the four times he visited Boulder as a college player. The fans there like him better now.

On deck: The gold medal winner, but not the fastest in the competition.

Posted: 06/08/2020 at 12:02AM


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Current Thread:
It’s Tad Boyle Day for the Rocky Mountain Showdown -- BuffsIn2020 06/08/2020 12:02AM
  He's a coward....eff him ** -- Dubya Why Oh 06/08/2020 1:58PM
  He is from Greeley. No wonder you don't like him. ** -- Blueandgold 06/08/2020 4:18PM
  That's his Greeley blue collar attitude. :) ** -- Blueandgold 06/08/2020 4:19PM
  Haha... great story -- El Diablo 06/08/2020 1:32PM
  My favorite HS Memory: running suicides.....NOT! 😵 ** -- CSU RAMbunctious 06/08/2020 1:24PM
  So Tad was a softy....... -- CSU RAMbunctious 06/08/2020 1:40PM
  Yeah, but that was at sea level for you! ** -- BuffsIn2020 06/08/2020 4:06PM
  Was their court longer than yours maybe? ** -- NebRAMSka 06/08/2020 3:15PM

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