Hicks earns MW Athlete of the Week

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Apr 162013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

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CSU’s Kiah Hicks was named Mountain West Athlete of the Week for the second time this season on Tuesday. Hicks performed well at the CU Invitational last weekend in prelude to the honor.

The Colorado Springs, Colo. native took first place in the shot put with a throw of 49′ feet, 7 inches, which was third-best in the Mountain West this season, and she also took first in the discus with a throw of 178-5.5′, which is a personal record and places her ninth nationally.

This was the third Mountain West Athlete of the Week award given to CSU this season, as Trevor Brown also received the award earlier this year.

The Colorado State Rams will next participate at the Mt. Sac Relays beginning Thursday in Walnut, Calif.

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Rams drop close one in Vegas

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Feb 202013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

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The number one rebounding team in the nation got beat on the glass and on the scoreboard tonight as the No. 22  Colorado State Rams fell on the road to the UNLV Rebels 61-59 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

UNLV outrebounded CSU 36-28, including a huge offensive board and tip-in by Bryce Dejean-Jones with a minute to go that tied the game at 59 before Anthony Marshall hit the game winning jumper with seven seconds remaining.

The Rams once again dug themselves into a huge first half hole falling behing 32-21 at halftime, but clawed their way back in it by outscoring the Rebels 19-8 through the first seven minutes of the second half tying the game at 40.

Dorian Green gave the Rams a lead late by hitting two clutch free throws with just under two minutes to play to give them a 59-57 lead before Dejean-Jones and Marshall stole the show at the end.

The Rebels missed some free throws late, but the Rams could not take full advantage, as Dorian Green and Daniel Bejarano both missed three pointers with under a minute to play.

Katin Reinhardt and Dejean-Jones both finished with 15 points to lead the Rebels, while Colton Iverson lead the Rams recording another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The loss drops the Rams conference record to 8-3 and puts them full game behind the conference leaders New Mexico, who they will host on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. The tip for that game is set for 2 p.m. MT.

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Students flood to Moby for Border War

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Feb 022013
 

Author: Ryan Greene

The Colorado State Men’s Basketball team is just about to take the court against the Wyoming Cowboys in the annual “Border War” game.

The game has sold out and Moby expects this game to have the largest student turn out of the year so far.

Some intrigue was added to the game earlier today when the University of Kansas lost at home to Oklahoma State, giving the Rams the third longest home winning streak in the nation at 25.

The Rams will try to make it 26 straight against the Cowboys, which will be no easy task.

Wyoming has been somewhat of a surprise in the Mountain West this year, sporting a 15-5 record.

Check back later to see highlights of the game.

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Students flood to Moby for Border War

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Feb 022013
 

Author: Ryan Greene

The Colorado State Men’s Basketball team is just about to take the court against the Wyoming Cowboys in the annual “Border War” game.

The game has sold out and Moby expects this game to have the largest student turn out of the year so far.

Some intrigue was added to the game earlier today when the University of Kansas lost at home to Oklahoma State, giving the Rams the third longest home winning streak in the nation at 25.

The Rams will try to make it 26 straight against the Cowboys, which will be no easy task.

Wyoming has been somewhat of a surprise in the Mountain West this year, sporting a 15-5 record.

Check back later to see highlights of the game.

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Mountain West Football Splits into Two Divisions

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Jan 222013
 

Author: Riley Adams

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The Mountain West Conference athletic directors decided the conference will be seeing a shift in format this year. Football will be divided into two divisions of six teams, with a championship game at the end of the season. All the other sports will remain the same as an 11-team league. The split will be geographical, maintaining traditional rivalries, with a West Division and a Mountain Division. CSU will be in the Mountain division with Wyoming, Air Force, Utah State, Boise State, and New Mexico. The West Division will be made up of Hawaii, San Diego State, UNLV, San Jose State, Fresno State and Nevada.

Each team will play the other five schools in their division, along with three games against teams in the other division. The winners of each division will then play in a championship game on December 7, 2013 at the home stadium of the team with the highest BCS ranking.

Basketball teams will continue to play 18 regular-season conference games. Jack Graham, Athletic Director of CSU said this format will be maintained so the teams will get the opportunity to schedule non-conference games. This will boost the RPI of the schools within the Mountain West. For more of Graham’s reactions to this new format, you can visit the Coloradoan.

For more information you can visit mwc.com.

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