Shandra Jordan, editor in chief
Colleen Buhrer, managing editor
Liz King, asst. design managing editor
Willow Welter, visual editor
Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editor
According to today’s top sports story, 51 percent of CSU
athletics do not come from Colorado. Texas and California are the
biggest contributors to our sports program. We recognize the
argument stating state universities are supported by state dollars
and therefore should prioritize in-state recruiting.
The editorial board feels that the athletics program would be
handicapping itself if it restricted its recruiting to Colorado
high schools. To be competitive with other peer programs, CSU must
consider prospects nationwide.
If the argument is over the amount spent in giving out of state
scholarships versus giving instate scholarships, the CSU Athletics
Program is a huge moneymaker for the university.
We do agree, however, that recruiters should put in effort to
look at the basketball courts and football fields in Colorado. And
when the program has two equitably talented players, one from
Colorado and one from out of state, the Colorado native should be
CSU does run into the dilemma of competing with the University
of Colorado when trying to recruit athletics, so it only makes
sense to go out and recruit athletics nationwide.