Ram’s streak at Moby ends at 27

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Feb 232013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

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All the build up for a game featuring two top 25 teams and the conference lead up for grabs made Moby Arena a hot ticket to get, but it was not as hot as New Mexico’s junior guard Kendall Williams.

Williams finished with a career high 46 points — nearly twice his previous career high of 24 — and set a Mountain West Conference record by hitting 10 3-pointers as the Lobos came into Moby and ended Colorado State’s 27-game home win streak Saturday, knocking off the Rams 91-82.

While Williams was sent to the bench with nine minutes to play and four fouls, the Rams took a six-point lead and looked as though they might extend their home win-streak to 28, but instead Williams returned to the game and helped lead the Lobos on a 27-12 run down the stretch and poured in 18 more points in the process.

Nex Mexico increased their lead to two games in a highly contested conference race moving to 10-2 in Mountain West play and 23-4 overall, while the Rams dropped to 8-4 in conference and 21-5 overall.

The Rams were unable to gain any real momentum in the game as everytime the home crowd got into it, Williams would answer with a dagger from long range.

Colton Iverson had a monster game for the Rams with 26 points and 15 rebounds, but missed on some free throws late that hurt the Ram’s chances of mounting a comeback. Wes Eikmeier and Dorian Green had 22 and 20 points respectively for the Rams.

The Rams were coming off a tough loss on the road against UNLV by two points on Wednesday, which snapped their six-game winning streak that started after their loss to New Mexico the first time around in Albuquerque last month.

The last time CSU lost at home was Nov. 11, 2012, to Southern Miss., which was coached at the time by the team’s current coach Larry Eustachy, who took the Rams job last offseason.

The Rams will try and get back on the winning track on Wednesday, Feb. 27, when they host Fresno State at 7 p.m. MT at Moby Arena.

 

 

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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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CSU’s Brown, Ortega earn MW Athlete of the Week

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Feb 202013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

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Colorado State Juniors Trevor Brown and Ashlie Ortega both earned Mountain West Athlete of the Week awards for their respective sports on Tuesday.

Brown, a Colorado Springs, Colo. native took second place in the 60-meter hurdles at the Joe Davies Open in Golden, Colo. with a time of 7.86 seconds, which was just behind his conference record mark of 7.84 which he recorded on Feb. 9 at the Air Force Team Challenge.

His time of 7.86 seconds is the 28th best time posted this year nationally, and with his last finish Brown has now placed either first or second in all five of his races this season. This was the second time in Brown’s career that he received this award.

The CSU Track & Field team will travel next to Boise, Idaho for the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships beginning on Feb. 21.

Ortega, CSU’s star shortstop from Brighton, Colo., earned her first career Mountain West Player of the Week award after leading the Rams to the championship game of the Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, N.M.

Batting from the leadoff spot, Ortega hit .444 from the plate going 8-18 with two home runs, one triple, and two doubles while walking four times and driving in 13 runs and scoring six more.

The team concluded the tournament with a 4-1 record and will hit the road yet again for a five game tournament next weekend at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. 

 

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Colorado State University Fans of the Week Talk Women’s Basketball

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Feb 112013
 

Author: Riley Adams

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CSU Fans, Buzz Feldman and Lesley Murray talk about their passion for Colorado State’s Women’s Basketball. Murray has been attending these games in full spirits for nearly 6 years. With enthusiasm and support, these two earned the title for CSU Fans of the Week for the second week of February, 2013.

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Colorado State University Fans of the Week Talk Women’s Basketball

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Feb 112013
 

Author: Riley Adams

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CSU Fans, Buzz Feldman and Lesley Murray talk about their passion for Colorado State’s Women’s Basketball. Murray has been attending these games in full spirits for nearly 6 years. With enthusiasm and support, these two earned the title for CSU Fans of the Week for the second week of February, 2013.

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CSU earns huge road win versus Wolfpack

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Feb 072013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

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          The Colorado State men’s basketball team rallied from being down by as many as 12 points in the first half to capture a 73-69 road win at Nevada on Wednesday night, thanks in large part to Greg Smith scoring a career-high 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

The win moves the Rams into sole possesion of second place within the Mountain West Conference at 6-2 and improves their overall record to 19-4. One of the Ram’s starters, Pierce Hornung, was forced to leave the game in the first half due to an illness.

The Rams took a 69-67 lead with 40 seconds left when Colton Iverson made a putback layup off a missed shot and on the ensuing possesion Iverson stole the ball from a Nevada player, allowing Wes Eikmeier, who was just 2-15 from the field, to step to the line to knock down two free throws with 23 seconds left to extend the lead to four.

After Nevada hit two free throws of their own, Eikmeier was fouled again and hit two more from the charity stripe with seconds remaining to seal the victory for the Rams.

Next up for the Rams is a game at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. on Feb. 13th when they host San Diego State. The tip is set for 8:00 p.m. MT and the game will be aired on CBSS.

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CSU earns huge road win versus Wolfpack

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Feb 072013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

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          The Colorado State men’s basketball team rallied from being down by as many as 12 points in the first half to capture a 73-69 road win at Nevada on Wednesday night, thanks in large part to Greg Smith scoring a career-high 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

The win moves the Rams into sole possesion of second place within the Mountain West Conference at 6-2 and improves their overall record to 19-4. One of the Ram’s starters, Pierce Hornung, was forced to leave the game in the first half due to an illness.

The Rams took a 69-67 lead with 40 seconds left when Colton Iverson made a putback layup off a missed shot and on the ensuing possesion Iverson stole the ball from a Nevada player, allowing Wes Eikmeier, who was just 2-15 from the field, to step to the line to knock down two free throws with 23 seconds left to extend the lead to four.

After Nevada hit two free throws of their own, Eikmeier was fouled again and hit two more from the charity stripe with seconds remaining to seal the victory for the Rams.

Next up for the Rams is a game at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. on Feb. 13th when they host San Diego State. The tip is set for 8:00 p.m. MT and the game will be aired on CBSS.

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CSU’s shortest basketball player, Stephon Wynn

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Ryan Greene

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Although he may be the shortest Ram on the team, Stephon Wynn hopes to make a big contribution in the future.

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CSU’s shortest basketball player, Stephon Wynn

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Ryan Greene

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Although he may be the shortest Ram on the team, Stephon Wynn hopes to make a big contribution in the future.

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Colorado State Adds D1 Women’s Soccer Program

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Jan 282013
 

Author: Riley Adams

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CSU Athletic Director, Jack Graham announces women’s waterpolo will be dropped at the end of this season and Division 1 women’s soccer will take its’ place. CSU was the only Mountain West institution and only one of 16 NCAA Division 1, 2 and 3 schools in the state of Colorado that did not sponsor a varsity women’s soccer program.
D1 soccer will begin to compete in the Mountain West Conference in the Fall of 2013 and CSU will begin a nationwide search for a head coach. There will be open tryouts for walk ons and current club players for this new team.
Maya Neam, Maggie Sherman and Natalie Hourigan, all CSU women club soccer players gave their input on this new addition to CSU athletics.

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