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Syracuse Hoops Interested in John Gillon

John Gillon averaged better than 13 points and nearly four assists per game for Colorado State last season, and now the graduate transfer is on the radar for Syracuse basketball. The 6-foot guard is one of a few graduate transfers Syracuse has reportedly reached out to, along with Grant Mullins, who is set to make […]
Via Otto's Grove
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal Poly-Nevada opener date changed

(STATS) - Cal Poly's season-opening game at Nevada has been moved back one day to Sept. 2. The first meeting since 1998 between the two programs will kick off at 9:30 p.m. ET at Mackay Stadium in Reno. Cal Poly finished 4-7 last season, while Nevada was 7-6, defeating Colorado State 28-23 in the Arizona Bowl. Nevada leads the series 6-3.
Via FOX Sports
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma, Syracuse, Texas A&M Named Finalists For Colorado State Basketball Transfer John Gillon

John Gillion, a 13.2 points per game scorer for Colorado State, has elected to play his final college basketball season elsewhere, and he has narrowed his search down to three schools, all of whom made serious noise last season. Two—Oklahoma and Syracuse—made the Final Four, while the third, Texas A&M, won 28 games and reached the Sweet 16 after winning the SEC regular season...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Orange Hoops Snags John Gillon

A few days after the Syracuse basketball team missed out on landing Columbia graduate transfer Grant Mullins, the Orange bounced right back and landed Colorado State point guard John Gillon. Last season Gillon, who started his career at Arkansas-Little Rock before transferring to play two seasons for the Rams, averaged 13.2 points and 3.8 assists. […]
Via Otto's Grove
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse Lands Commitment From Colorado State Transfer John Gillon

The Syracuse basketball team received some terrific news Sunday afternoon, landing a commitment from Colorado State transfer John Gillon.  The 6-foot, 168-pound guard averaged 13.2 points, 3.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds a game for the Rams last season. He was also considering Oklahoma and Texas A&M, but it was the Orange in the end.  Guess I bleed orange now#cusenation pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Derrick Thomas’s son, Donnell Alexander, gets tryout with Chiefs

Former linebacker Derrick Thomas is one of the greatest players in Kansas City Chiefs history and it looks like his legacy could be carried on. His son, former Colorado State and Akron running back Donnell Alexander, has landed a tryout with the team. The team reported that Alexander was on the field with the team over the weekend and he seemed to impress the coaches there. He spoke...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma President David Boren Says “25 Schools” Have Shown Interest In Big 12

The possibility of Big 12 expansion has been discussed at length recently, with a variety of different programs reportedly showing interest. Oklahoma president David Boren, a longtime proponent of expansion, spoke with the media today following a meeting with the OU Board of Regents. Among the interesting tidbits Boren dropped was his statement that more than two dozen schools have...
Via College Spun
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Four teams reportedly lobbying the Big 12 to be a part of conference expansion

The race to become a Big 12 Conference expansion member is on, and in full force. The University of Houston, the University of Memphis, the University of Central Florida, and Colorado State University all have been trying to find their way in the conference, according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter. The documents that ESPN obtained show that West Virginia president Gordon Gee has been...
Via The Comeback
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WR Deionte Gaines not returning to Colorado State, will transfer

In less than surprising news, Colorado State Rams wide receiver Deionte Gaines officially announced he will be transferring from the program. The news comes after Rams head coach Mike Bobo confirmed during spring that Gaines was not currently a member of the team. Gaines took to social media to announce his decision, though he did not indicate any potential landing spots. “I...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Linebacker Anthony Guisti transfers to Colorado State Rams football

Linebacker Anthony Giusti, who played last season at the City College of San Francisco, is transferring to Colorado State and is eligible to play in the 2016 season. Rams coach Mike Bobo made the announcement Wednesday, and it follows the news last week that center Paul Thurston, an Arvada West High School graduate, is transferring to CSU from Nebraska and will be able to use his...

Coach Mike Bobo and Colorado State football staff to conduct camps

The Colorado State football coaching staff, including head coach Mike Bobo, will conduct camps in June and July. The dates and events: All-position camp — June 7 or June 12. One day, for players entering grades nine through 12. Team camp — June 5-7. High school teams or individuals. Youth camp — June 8-9. Nonpadded, grades three through eight. Overnight accommodations or commuters...

Angela Stroud speeds Colorado State University to second straight national climbing title

FORT COLLINS — Angela Stroud blasted tiny puffs of dispersed, white chalk particles through the air as she swung across a colorful rock climbing wall. Three weeks after the Colorado State University climbing team won its second consecutive championship in its third year competing at nationals, the Rams’ speed climb champion was back on the walls of Miramont North with teammates...

Colorado State DB Justin Sweet arrested for DUI

Earlier this week, Colorado State defensive back Justin Sweet was arrested on drunk driving charges in Fort Collins. According to reports, Sweet was charged with driving under the influence/driving while ability impaired by drugs or alcohol and driving a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or more. Sweet was a projected starter at strong safety for the Rams entering this season...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: John Gillon

The term “journeyman” is usually used to describe professional athletes who bounce around their respective league and play for several different teams. Sports fans usually don’t use the moniker when talking about collegiate athletes, who normally stay with one program for their entire amateur career. But this winter, Syracuse will welcome a basketball player who certainly fits...
Via Orange Fizz
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Laird takes the lead at Barracuda Championship

RENO, Nev. (AP) Martin Laird of Scotland piled up points with eight birdies on Thursday to take the first-round lead of the Barracuda Championship. Laird is familiar with high altitude at Montreux Golf and Country Club. He came over from Scotland to play at Colorado State, so the extra distance the golf ball flies was not much of an adjustment. His final birdie on the par-5 18th...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Colorado State earns commitment from 3-star QB

Hold onto your seats, Ram fans, today is set to be a huge one in terms of recruiting for Colorado State Rams football. Yesterday, head coach Mike Bobo tweeted twice about the “BOOM,” and then once this morning, building excitement around the program. Now we know who he may have been referring to. Got a big BOOM coming tomorrow!! — Coach Mike Bobo (@CoachBobo_CSU) June 30,...
Via BSN Denver
July 01, 2016

3-Star CB Demetrius Douglas Announces Oregon Commitment

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit three-star cornerback Demetrius Douglas is staying at home and playing his college football for the University of Oregon. Douglas announced his decision on Twitter minutes ago.  Committed to the University of Oregon! #WinTheDay #GoDuckspic.twitter.com/XR98iNv8RZ — Demetrius Douglas (@demetriius_d) July 17, 2016 The 88th-rated cornerback in the 2017 class...
Via College Spun
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Colorado State among suitors to join Big 12 Conference

The good news for the Big 12 Conference is that there is no shortage of suitors. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has been asked to start evaluating expansion candidates and the league office should already have a stack of files from schools eager for a spot in the Power Five league. The announcement on Tuesday did not say the 10-member Big 12 is committed to expansion, but it is obvious...

Colorado State among suitors to join Big 12 Conference

The good news for the Big 12 Conference is that there is no shortage of suitors. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has been asked to start evaluating expansion candidates and the league office should already have a stack of files from schools eager for a spot in the Power Five league. The announcement on Tuesday did not say the 10-member Big 12 is committed to expansion, but it is obvious...
Via The Denver Post
July 20, 2016

Kiszla: Can CSU Rams force their way to top of Big 12 expansion list?

As the Big 12 Conference begins auditions for prospective new members, is Colorado State ready for its close-up and prepared to perform on college football’s biggest stage? The answer: Dream on, Rams. OK, before we get bogged down in the realities of why CSU to the Big 12 doesn’t make any dollars or sense, let’s start with the positives that commissioner Bob Bowlsby will see...

Kiszla: Can CSU Rams force their way to top of Big 12 expansion list?

As the Big 12 Conference begins auditions for prospective new members, is Colorado State ready for its close-up and prepared to perform on college football’s biggest stage? The answer: Dream on, Rams. OK, before we get bogged down in the realities of why CSU to the Big 12 doesn’t make any dollars or sense, let’s start with the positives that commissioner Bob Bowlsby will see...
Via The Denver Post
July 21, 2016

Big 12 Expansion: Examining the pros and cons of adding Colorado State

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit “All around the Fort rose such a clatter, It made some wonder, ‘What was the matter?’ In fact, though, nothing was wrong, The noise was...
Via Mile High Sports
July 22, 2016

Getting into the Big 12 will be no easy task for Colorado State

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit On Tuesday the Big 12 announced that it will be exploring options to add another team to the conference. Among the candidates are Brigham Young...
Via Mile High Sports
July 22, 2016

Colorado State Rams need young defense to adapt and produce in 2016

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit After leading the Colorado State Rams to seven wins in 2015, Mike Bobo – the first coach in school history to win seven games in his first...
Via Mile High Sports
July 22, 2016

Here’s No. 1 thing Colorado State must do in campaign to join the Big 12 Conference

Smart Colorado State fans know a bid to join the Big 12 Conference is no slam dunk, Kiz. Our Rams are strong in spots, weak in others. We just want fair, serious analysis, not a dismissive, “no shot” attitude. – Gary,  CSU grad 1983 Kiz: I love college football. I caught the fever as a kid in South Bend, Ind. (so blame the Fighting Irish). But I know what real passion for...
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