Briefs 1/20/12

Jan 192012

Hodi’s hosts SHEL with Patti Fiasco

SHEL and Patti Fiasco are performing tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hodi’s Half Note. Tickets cost $7 the day of and $10 for anyone under 21.

Four sisters, Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook formed SHEL in 2005, ranging in age from 18 to 23. They are classically trained musicians who first began on the stage backing their singer-songwriter father, Andrew Holbrook.

“SHEL is sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric,” according to Hodi’s website. “SHEL’s engaging live show is marked with a prodigy’s creativity and a veteran’s instinct for entertaining. Audiences delight with their unique songwriting style and fresh, new sound.”

Patti Fiasco is a rock-and-roll band comprised of Alysia Kraft, Dee Tyler, Niles Mischke, Scott Clabby and Ansel Foxley. Their Wyoming heritage inspires an “inevitable and endearing twang, though the Patti Fiasco still wears the pants of a rock-and-roll outfit,” according to Hodi’s website.

Women’s Swimming and Diving faces New Mexico

The CSU Women’s Swimming and Diving Team will host the University of New Mexico at noon in the Moby Pool.

The swim team is currently ranked last in the Mountain West Conference, with a 2 and 5 record on the year. New Mexico is ranked just ahead of CSU, with a record of 7 and 4.

CSU is set to face third-ranked Boise State in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, Jan. 28.

CSU hires two new strength coaches

Football coach Jim McElwain announced Thursday that he has hired a coach fully devoted to the team’s strength and conditioning.

Mike Kent, who was hired on as football’s head strength and conditioning coach, trained Darrelle Revis, Josh Freeman and Deion Branch during their college careers.

CSU also hired Rashard Harris as assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Prior to being hired on at CSU, Kent, who is going to enter his 32nd season as a coach of football student-athletes, last worked at Appalachian State.

“I am ecstatic to be able to add a coach the quality of Mike Kent,” McElwain said in a news release. “This is an important hire because NCAA rules mean he’ll spend more time with our players than any other coach.

CSU wants fat animals for research

Dogs looking to lose a few pounds this year are in luck!

CSU’s Animal Cancer Center is recruiting overweight or obese dogs for a clinical trial that looks at how a new food formula will get your dog ready for bikini season.

To participate, dogs much be:

-In good health
-Between 2 and 7 years old
-Weigh more than 22 pounds
-Have a body condition score between 7 and 9

To participate or receive more information, call (970) 297-4144 or e-mail

Information is also available at

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