Pac-12 Semi-Finals Tonight!

Friday, March 14th
6:00 pm
1337 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Happy Friday, Buffs!

The Buffs are on a roll, putting up wins against USC and Cal so far this week. Join us at Tupelo tonight to cheer for the Buffs as they face Arizona in the Pac-12 semi-finals. The game will be on the Pac-12 Network with tip-off at 6:00pm PT. Winners of tonight’s games will play for the Pac12 title tomorrow at 3:00 pm.

We’ll post any updates on Facebook and here on

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More basketball tickets released!

Missed ticket sales earlier this week? We’ve got good news — Cal gave us another block of tickets, so you’re in luck! Head over to the Eventbrite page and pick up your basketball tickets and bus seats before 2:00pm Friday!

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It’s game day!

Stanford: TONIGHT, March 5th, 6pm
Cal: Saturday, March 8th, 3:30pm
It’s game time! Read below for details on this week’s games. Still have questions? Drop us a note at CU tonight!


Stanford game |
4:45 – 5:45 pm Informal happy hour with NorCal Buffs at The Patio in Palo Alto. RSVP here.
6:00 pm Tip-off at Maples Pavilion

Cal game | If you purchased tickets through Eventbrite, they will be at Will Call under the purchaser’s name. Still need tickets? Email us at We also have a limited number of bus tickets still available through Eventbrite.

11:00 – 12:15 pm bus check-in at Tupelo (they’ll be serving brunch and have our regular game day drink specials)
12:30 pm bus departs from Amante (around the corner from Tupelo on Green St)
1:00 pm CU Alumni Association sponsored Buff Bash at Pappy’s Grill and Sports Bar
3:30 pm Tip-off at Haas Pavilion
Immediately after the game — bus returns to San Francisco

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Last chance to buy Nuggets tickets!

The deadline to buy your Nuggets tickets for the January 15th game is this Sunday, 12/15. We only have a limited number of tickets left, so don’t miss out! Get your tickets by going to the group ticket site and using the password WARRIORS. Friends and family are welcome.

Upcoming Events:

Denver Nuggets @ Golden State Warriors (ticket sales close this week!)
Wednesday, January 15th | 7:30 pm
Deadline to buy tickets is December 15th
Limited tickets available. Price includes all taxes and fees when purchased through the group ticket site and using the password WARRIORS.
Club 200 Sideline: $23

Colorado Avalanche @ San Jose Sharks
Monday, December 23rd | 7:30 pm
We have a group discount on tickets for when the Avs play the Sharks in San Jose. To buy your tickets, go to the group ticket site and use the password SHARKS.
Premium Upper Corner: $64 (reg. $75)
Premium Upper Goal: $53 (reg. $63)



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Arizona Watch Party — 10/26 at 5:00 pm Pacific

Saturday, October 26th
5:00 pm Pacific
1337 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

Fresh off a win against Charleston Southern University, the Buffs are taking on the University of Arizona Wildcats tomorrow evening in Boulder. Join us at Tupelo at 5:00 pm Pacific as we cheer for win number 4! We will have the usual drink specials, including more chances at winning the Fernet Beach Cruiser!

Thank you again to everyone who came out to the Poker Run. The event was a huge success and we are excited to donate proceeds to our community in Colorado. We will have final totals and more updates for you shortly. We are excited to make this an annual event, and it’s never too early to think about donating prizes or volunteering so please reach out to if you would like to be a part of next year’s event!

Finally, the Pac-12 San Francisco Bay Area alumni boards are planning some great events for the coming months. We’ll share that information in our weekly updates, but check out their Facebook page for news and events from the 12 schools: .


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Poker Run and ASU Watch Party this Saturday!

Saturday, October 12th
3:30 PM
570 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

First, we want to thank everyone who has been coming out to the watch parties this season. With your help we raised $285 during the September 28th Oregon State watch party which Tupelo is donating to the flood relief efforts. We’re excited to be partnering with a bar as dedicated to the community as we are.

Let’s not stop the efforts there! Join us for the first annual NorCal Buffs Poker Run fundraiser this Saturday in North Beach. Check in is at Amante at 3:30 pm and we’ll wrap up at Tupelo just in time to watch the Buffs take on the ASU Sun Devils in Tempe. Our regular watch party will take place at Tupelo immediately after the Poker Run with kickoff at 7:00 pm Pacific.

Friends, family, and that new friend you made on the bus over to North Beach are all welcome — the more the merrier! Plus, proceeds benefit CU-Boulder’s flood relief fund and our chapter’s scholarship fund so you’ll be having fun while supporting two great causes. Wristbands are $10 and available here. Get them early to avoid waiting in line.

We have goodies for all participants (while supplies last), but a few lucky winners will be taking home the big prizes. In no particular order, we have:

- a 3 or 4 night stay in Hawaii
- wine tour to Napa
- headphones from Beats by Dre
- excellent hot sauces from Dave’s Gourmet
- Gift Certificate for a 50-minute signature organic massage at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
- a year’s supply of Peet’s coffee
- a PS3 with at least 3 games
- basketball package to see the Buffs when they come to the Bay Area this spring
- Liftopia prize pack with a $50 gift card and a few of the essentials

We are still looking for a few volunteers for this event so if you’re interested please reach out to

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San Francisco Leeds CU Alumni Networking Event – Weds, Oct 16th

Ever wonder what it’s like to work in another industry? Join San Francisco’s Leeds School of Business Young alumni for a career panel discussion followed by reception (appetizers and wine). Panelists from Finance, Tech, Advertising, and Startups will discuss what it means to be a young professional in their field. Come meet other Leeds alumni and gain insights into other industries as you navigate your career.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Career Panel from 6 – 7pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
RSVP Required
555 California Street,
45th floor – Goldman Sachs

Parking is available at Saint Mary’s garage,
located at 433 Kearny St. (Kearny and California)

Hosted by Ben Brockland, Andrew Hartman, and Katie McMahon

Questions? Contact

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Next Watch Party:

Saturday, September 28th
12:00 pm Pacific
1337 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Pac-12 play starts this weekend and we’re excited to watch the Buffs take on the Oregon State Beavers at 12pm Pacific on Saturday! There are a few great reasons to come out to Tupelo this weekend:

  1. Tupelo is donating $1 from every pint of Blue Moon, shot of Fireball, or shot of Fernet purchased during the watch party to the victims of the recent floods. There will also be a donation box available if anyone prefers to donate cash.
  2. The Buffs are 2-0 under Coach MacIntyre.
  3. It’s been almost 3 weeks since our last watch party. We miss you.

Also, don’t forget to buy your wristband for the first annual NorCal Buffs Poker Run on Saturday, October 12th! The time will be officially announced as soon as the game time is released. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be split between the chapter’s scholarship fund and a donation to the CU Flood Relief Fund assisting students, faculty, and staff affected by the recent floods. More information on the fund here: CU-Boulder Disaster Recovery Fund.

Finally, we have a lot of great prizes lined up for this event (a condo stay in Hawaii, wine tour for two to Napa, a basketball package when the Buffs come to the Bay, etc), but are looking for a few more. If you or your company is interested in contributing to this event, please contact Kayleigh Lloyd at

Go Buffs!

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Upcoming Events as of 9/6/13

Thank you everyone who came out to Tupelo for the Rocky Mountain Showdown last weekend – it was a great turnout and an excellent win for Coach MacIntyre and the Buffs! Also, we are thrilled to share that Tupelo has invested in the PAC-12 network and is now offering drink specials during our games ($3 Coors Light or $8 for a Blue Moon and Fernet combo).

There are quite a few exciting events on the calendar this fall. Below is more information on September events plus details for the inaugural NorCal Buffs Poker Run!

We look forward to seeing you at the watch party tomorrow and the other events coming up this fall!

September Watch Parties (all at Tupelo — 1337 Grant Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133):

  • Sat, Sept. 7th | CU vs. Central Arkansas — 5pm Pacific
  • Sat, Sept 14th | CU vs. Fresno State — 11am Pacific
  • Sat, Sept 21st | Bye Week
  • Sat, Sept 28th | CU @ Oregon State — TBD

NorCal Buffs September Board Meeting (at Tupelo):

Want to get involved with the board? Enjoy planning events? Come join us at our next board meeting on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00 pm at Tupelo. Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

PAC-12 Happy Hour:

The PAC-12 Board is hosting a Happy Hour on Thursday, September 19th at the Irish Bank in San Francisco from 6-8pm. Network and socialize with alums from all 12 schools during this event.

NorCal Buffs Inaugural Poker Run:

The Board is excited to invite Buffs and friends of Buffs to take over North Beach with a Poker Run on Saturday, October 12th starting at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and get you access to drink specials, $1000s in prizes (top prize is a three night stay in Hawaii!), and a fantastic time with a few hundred of our closest friends. We’ll start at Amante and wrap up the event with a party at our home bar, Tupelo. More details (including rules) on the forthcoming”Poker Run” tab. Buy your tickets here:


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Happy Hour: Meet the NorCal Buffs Board and Learn About Fall Events

Wednesday, August 21st
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
1337 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

Did you know that the NorCal Buffs have their very own LOCAL board?!?! Come meet the board (and your fellow Buffs) at a happy hour in San Francisco. We’d love to have a beer and get to know our fellow Buffs, reminisce about good times, and discuss life in the Bay Area.

We’re also looking forward to sharing exciting fall events with you including football watch parties (Rocky Mountain Showdown is September 1st!) and the NorCal Buffs inaugural Poker Run on October 12th.

Last but not least, the NorCal Buffs Board is always looking for new members, so let us know if you’re interested joining!

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