Sep 302003
 
Authors: Katrice Thomas

The weekend unfortunately is over and as the week lingers on I

know football is still on your mind. The conference opener turned

out to be disappointing for all Ram fans. But cheer up, there are

reasons far beyond the football team to be proud of CSU

athletics.

Reasons like the women’s volleyball team and the men’s and

women’s cross country teams, who have both been handling their

business accordingly. While the football team is trying to kick the

can’t-win-a-game-if-someone-gave-it-to-them bug, the women’s

volleyball team rallied the troops and headed west of the border to

kick some BYU and Utah butt.

Contrary to what people might believe, true Ram fans must

support everyone who is going out and working their rear ends off

in a heroic journey of blood, sweat and tears. It’s the entire

athletic program and every athlete in it who help continue the

productive and successful programs that are present at wonderful

CSU. Just because the football team suffered a few bumps and

bruises, doesn’t mean that I still can’t shout that I’m proud to be

a CSU Ram.

The Rams should be proud, proud of the men’s and women’s

cross-country teams who traveled to Minnesota last weekend, went

face to face with over 3,000 athletes from 58 Division I schools

and showed the nation that CSU is a force to be reckoned with by

placing both the men’s and women’s teams in the top 10.

There are so many good things that are going on that there is

really no time to be disappointed. The football team has the entire

week to fix their problems and hopefully bounce back, but while

they are working on that, the golf teams and the tennis team at CSU

are in the swing of things, and doing pretty darn well. The

reigning Mountain West Conference Championship softball team,

closed out the fall season with a record that would impress anyone,

and they too are worthy of a little Ram love.

So there is no need to dwell in the overcast of disappointment,

the Rams are all doing just fine. And judging by the success that

the CSU athletic program has encountered so far, I think that it’s

safe to say that the football team will come around and play great

football in the future, but even if they don’t, I am still proud to

be a CSU Ram.

 

 

 

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