Sports preview in brief

Nov 112004
Authors: Collegian Staff

Fort Collins will see an influx of athletes of all kinds as

football, cross country, women’s basketball, swimming and diving

and club hockey all host home games this weekend. The volleyball

will travel to Utah, wrapping up regular-season play. Here’s a

quick run down of the sports lineup on campus, and away this



A pivotal game for the Rams this weekend as Utah can clench at

least a share of the Mountain West Conference title with a win over

Wyoming on Friday. In order for CSU to hold on to the other share

of the title, they must defeat the Utes Saturday night.

But first, the No. 10 Rams will take on BYU at 7 p.m. Friday in

Provo, Utah. Then, CSU will look for vindication against No. 17

Utah at 7 p.m. Saturday in Salt Lake City after losing to them at

Moby Arena on Oct. 15. The Rams will then return to Fort Collins to

host the MWC Championship starting Thursday.

Cross Country:

After traveling all over the country for meets in Minnesota,

California and Indiana, the Rams now come home to host the 2004

NCAA Regional meet this weekend.

The meet will be held at Collindale Golf Course in Fort Collins

on Saturday with the women’s 6,000-meter race at 11 a.m. and the

men’s 8,000-meter race at approximately 12:15 p.m. The men’s team

is ranked 24th in the nation and the women moved up one spot in

this week’s national poll now sitting at 23.

Women’s Basketball:

After crushing Western State 89-39 on Nov. 5, the Rams will take

on Colorado-Colorado Springs Saturday at 7 p.m. in Moby Arena. This

will be the second of the two exhibition games before regular

season play begins on Nov. 19 when the Rams will face San Francisco

at home.

Swimming and Diving:

This weekend the Rams will lure Colorado into their own waters

in a dual meet set to take place Friday at 5 p.m. in Moby. The Rams

are going in to the meet confident after taking fourth in last

weekend’s Hilton/TYR Rice University Invitational in which all 16

players who participated improved their times from the first meet

of the season. Next the team will test their luck in Las Vegas to

take on the UNLV Rebels on Nov. 20.

Club Hockey:

The Rams will play DU this Sunday in Denver, but the big

match-up will come on Nov. 20 as the No. 1 Rams travel to Boulder

to face off against No. 2 Colorado. The teams will turn around and

come back up to play here in Fort Collins at the Edora Pool and Ice

Center on Nov. 20.


For full previews of each of these

games go to and click on Sports.



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