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Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended without pay for two weeks for using a gay slur when yelling at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday in the New Mexico Bowl last weekend.
Athletic director Jack Graham also ordered Lupfer to undergo anger management and diversity training at his own expense.
Lupfer issued a statement saying he was grateful to keep his job on Jim McElwain's staff and said ''I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which does not represent who I am or my values.''
Lupfer got into a verbal altercation with the Cougars' QB after his first TD throw. His slur was caught on ESPN cameras and marred the Rams' comeback from a 22-point deficit for a last-second 48-45 win to kick off the bowl season.
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Colorado State Assistant Coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended two weeks without pay for the incident Saturday during the New Mexico Bowl where he called Washington State QB Connor Halliday a “f*cking f*ggot.” Here is Lupfer’s statement released through the university:
“I accept these consequences — two weeks without pay and the training programs — and I am thankful...
Colorado State assistant football coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended for two weeks without pay after his outburst during the New Mexico Bowl where he called Washington State Connor Halliday something not very nice during the first quarter...Evidence below...((HT: Die Hard Sport via Troy Machir's Vine))Lupfer also must attend anger management and diversity training that the...
Mike Leach didn't like reporters' questions during the Washington State-Colorado State post-game press conference after the New Mexico Bowl.
Jon Octeus had 18 points and Daniel Bejarano added 10 points with 15 rebounds and five assists as Colorado State defeated Illinois-Chicago 74-61 Tuesday night.
J.J. Avila also had 10 points for Colorado State (8-4).
UIC (5-8) led early but Avila made a layup at 11:22 for a 9-8 lead and the Rams never trailed after that, opening a 30-23 lead at the half. UIC closed to 51-45 following...
Next time someone complains to you that "there are too many bowl games," you tell them the story of the 2013 Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Tell them how Colorado State trailed 45-30 with 2:52 left, after being outplayed all night. Tell them how the Rams forced (estimate) 20 fumbles in the final two minutes. Tell them how the Rams got two quick TDs, went for two with the most...
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ON THE UNOFFICIAL list of most painful Cougar losses, it’s hard to imagine any circumstance in which a setback to Colorado State would crack even a top ten. The Rams aren’t a rival. They’re not ranked or in a major conference. They just don’t matter that much. But oh how looks can be deceiving. Because in the pantheon of crimson pain, mighty CSU catapulted itself to unspeakable...