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Colorado State football opens season, new stadium Aug. 26

The Colorado State Rams’ new football stadium is opening sooner than first expected. Originally planned for the Sept. 9 game against Abilene Christian, CSU is now holding its home opener against Oregon State on Aug. 26, the schools announced Monday. The previous Sept. 23 matchup date is now a bye week for both teams. “The change moves up the opening of our new stadium by two...

Colorado State basketball gets NIT bid, prepares for Tuesday home game

The Magnificent Seven have at least one more act left. Colorado State basketball received a 4 seed in the NIT and will host No. 5 the College of Charleston in the first round on Tuesday at Moby Arena (7 p.m., ESPN3). CSU will be making its 20th postseason appearance, its third in five seasons under coach Larry Eustachy, and its ninth in the NIT. As a 1 seed two years ago, the Rams...

WATCH: Wisconsin softball cleans house at the Colorado State Classic II

Via Wisconsin Badgers Athletics
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Colorado State, Vanderbilt hoping for NCAA Tournament bids despite losses

By John Marshall, The Associated Press Vanderbilt had a rough ending to the SEC Tournament, blown out 76-62 to Arkansas in the semifinals Saturday. Now the Commodores will have an anxious 24-or-so hours to find out if they’re in the NCAA Tournament. “It’s been spectacular run by our guys the last couple weeks, been a lot of emotional games all packed into the last few weeks...

Mostafa Hassan wins shot put at NCAA championships, capturing Colorado State’s first individual title since 2005

Two days before the start of the NCAA indoor track and field championships, Mostafa Hassan was jittery with nerves. For the first time, ranked No. 1 in the shot put headed into a national championship, he was the man to beat. But the Colorado State junior had help. Coach Brian Bedard — an expert at coaching throwers — sent him encouraging messages; and his brother, Ahmed,...

Colorado State falls short against Nevada in MW championship

The Mountain West has been touted as a parity-filled conference this season. But truth be told, Nevada is the most-talented team in the league. Colorado State again showed it can hang with the Wolf Pack for long stretches of a game. But for the second time in eight days — with a title on the line both times —Nevada proved to be the better team over the course of 40 minutes in...

Nevada beats Colorado State 79-71 for Mountain West crown

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jordan Caroline had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Nevada beat Colorado State 79-71 on Saturday in the Mountain West Conference championship game to earn its first NCAA Tournament berth in 11 years. The Wolf Pack claimed the league's automatic bid for their first trip to the NCAAs since winning the 2006 Western Athletic Conference Tournament. After squandering a...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Colorado State’s J.D. Paige knocks down halftime buzzer-beating shot

The CSU Rams close the half with a bang. Colorado State was able to add a triple right before halftime in Saturday’s Mountain West championship against Nevada, thanks to sophomore guard J.D. Paige. Here’s the look at Paige’s deep bucket below, courtesy of Colorado State men’s basketball reporter Sean Starr: Nevada hit six three-pointers of its own in the first half, maintaining...
Via Mountain West Connection
March 11, 2017

Clavell's 21 helps Colorado St top San Diego St 71-63 in MWC

LAS VEGAS (AP) Gian Clavell had 21 points, Emmanuel Omogbo had a double-double and second-seeded Colorado State rallied to defeat No. 6 seed San Diego State 71-63 in the Mountain West Tournament semifinals on Friday night. Omogbo had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Rams (23-10), who will face Nevada in Saturday's championship game. Prentiss Nixon also had 16 for CSU, which lost...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Gian Clavell’s 21 helps Colorado St top San Diego St 71-63 in MWC

LAS VEGAS — Gian Clavell had 21 points, Emmanuel Omogbo had a double-double and second-seeded Colorado State rallied to defeat No. 6 seed San Diego State 71-63 in the Mountain West Tournament semifinals on Friday night. Omogbo had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Rams (23-10), who will face Nevada in Saturday’s championship game. Prentiss Nixon also had 16 for CSU, which lost...

Colorado St cruises to conference semis behind Clavell's 30

LAS VEGAS (AP) Gian Clavell hit six 3-pointers and scored 30 points to help lead No. 2 seed Colorado State to an 81-55 drubbing of tenth-seeded Air Force in the Mountain West quarterfinals on Thursday night. It is the fifth time in six years the Rams (22-10) have made the conference semifinals. Prentiss Nixon finished with 15 points and Emmanuel Omogbo added 12 for the Rams,...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Colorado State women’s basketball knocked out of Mountain West tournament

LAS VEGAS — The Colorado State women’s basketball team has owned the Mountain West recently, winning the past four regular season titles. But the Rams’ reign hasn’t always been dominant, especially this season. Having one of the nation’s stingiest defenses helped cover up a lot of their deficiencies throughout the regular season, but not in Wednesday’s semifinals of the...

Colorado State’s Ellen Nystrom repeats as Mountain West women’s basketball player of the year

The numbers say it all — 14.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.0 steals. Ellen Nystrom’s per game averages in conference play were off the charts. The stats also made it quite obvious who was the best player in the Mountain West in 2017 as the league announced Monday that the Colorado State senior guard from Sweden has been named the conference player of the year for the...

Colorado State’s Gian Clavell named Mountain West player of the year by media

Colorado State may have lost Saturday’s pseudo league championship game at Nevada, but on Sunday the Rams cleaned up in the media’s all-conference awards. Rams’ senior guard Gian Clavell was named the Mountain West player of the year while coach Larry Eustachy was named the coach of the year. Senior forward Emmanuel Omogbo joins Clavell on all-MW first team, along with Nevada’s...

Nevada beats Colorado State 85-72 for Mountain West title

RENO, Nev. — Cameron Oliver scored a career-high 29 points and hauled in 17 rebounds Saturday to lead Nevada to an 85-72 win over Colorado State that clinched the Mountain West season title and a No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament. The two teams entered the game tied for first place. Nevada (25-6, 14-4) took control in the second half with a 20-3 run that included...

Nevada beats Colorado State 85-72 for Mountain West title

RENO, Nev. (AP) Cameron Oliver scored a career-high 29 points and hauled in 17 rebounds Saturday to lead Nevada to an 85-72 win over Colorado State that clinched the Mountain West season title and a No. 1 seed in next week's conference tournament. The two teams entered the game tied for first place. Nevada (25-6, 14-4) took control in the second half with a 20-3 run that included...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Short-handed Colo. St. chases 1st league title since '89-90

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) No matter how winded he gets, Colorado State senior guard Gian Clavell never signals to come out of a game. He can't. There's really no one to give him a breather. The short-handed Rams (21-9, 13-4 Mountain West) have only seven players - eight if you count a seldom-used walk-on - after three others were declared academically ineligible in January. It...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Kiszla: Emmanuel Omogbo played last home game at CSU certain his deceased parents were watching

FORT COLLINS— With a smile that would not quit, Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo tried to explain why love always finds a way to win: “Hey,” he said, “crazy things happen every day.” There are moments when basketball and faith and family get all tangled together, and you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. So Christiana Omogbo did both, dabbing at misty eyes while...

Colorado State wins on Nixon's 3 with 6 seconds left

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Prentiss Nixon scored 23 points and made a 3-pointer with six seconds left to lift Colorado State to a 78-76 victory over Wyoming on Tuesday night for its seventh straight win. Wyoming rallied with a 21-6 run to take its first lead of the second half, 71-70. Justin James scored 10 of his 24 points during the stretch, including a dunk and a 3-point play...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Omogbo and Gian Clavell form unlikely duo for Rams

FORT COLLINS — The race for the Mountain West Player of the Year is headed down the backstretch, and Colorado State has two horses in the lead pack. At this point, choosing between guard Gian Clavell and forward Emmanuel Omogbo is like splitting hairs. CSU coach Larry Eustachy considers them co-MVPs, “attached at the hip as far as importance.” Their time at CSU has been relatively...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
February 27, 2017

Colorado State Rams’ Ellen Nystrom earns 3rd Mountain West player of the week honor this season

Colorado State senior guard Ellen Nystrom was named Monday the Mountain West women’s basketball player of the week, the third time she’s earned the honor of the season. Nystrom nearly averaged a triple-double in two games, recording 14.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists, leading the Rams (22-6, 7-1 in Mountain West) to wins over New Mexico and San Diego State. The victories...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
February 27, 2017

San Diego State loses to Colorado State in final seconds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Emmanuel Omogbo hit a 3-pointer with four seconds to play to give Colorado State a 56-55 win over San Diego State on Saturday night. Omogbo -- who finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds -- sank the winning shot after San Diego State went up 55-53 with 23 seconds left. The win places the Rams (20-9, 12-4) in a tie with Nevada for first place in the Mountain...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Omogbo 3 puts Colorado State over San Diego St. 56-55

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Emmanuel Omogbo hit a 3-pointer with four seconds to play to give Colorado State a 56-55 win over San Diego State on Saturday night. Omogbo - who finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds - sank the winning shot after San Diego State went up 55-53 with 23 seconds left. The win places the Rams (20-9, 12-4) in a tie with Nevada for first place in the Mountain...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Colorado State beats New Mexico on the road behind Gian Clavell’s 24 points

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gian Clavell scored 24 points and had an answer when Colorado State needed it as the Rams beat New Mexico 68-56 on Tuesday night. The Rams (19-9, 11-4 Mountain West) never trailed in the game. Emmanuel Omogbo added a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Clavell had four 3-pointers, three steals and two blocks. Clavell even took care of the boisterous...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
February 22, 2017
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