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Colorado State University 2006 Hall of Fame Inductee and volleyball player Angela Knopf poses for a portrait outside of Canvas Stadium, April 9.

Looking back on CSU hall of famers decorating Moby Arena walls

Sophie Webb, Staff Reporter April 18, 2024

If the walls could talk at Moby Arena, they would talk about the athletes, the audiences and the coaches who have passed through since the arena first opened in 1966. Before spectators walk into Moby,...

The Colorado State volleyball team cheers for each other after scoring a point against the US Air Force Academy Nov. 18.

CSU volleyball kicks off preseason in paradise

Will Engle, Sports Copy Editor April 3, 2024

When Kate Yoshimoto arrived at Colorado State in 2021, coach Emily Kohan promised the libero the team will make the journey to play in her home state of Hawaii. For years, the logistics never...

Senior Emery Herman (4) talks to her teammates before the start of the game.

NCAA volleyball approves double contact, 2 liberos per set rule changes

Adam Gross, Staff Reporter March 8, 2024

Two rule changes made by the NCAA are giving Colorado State volleyball some things to consider. The first rule change was the elimination of the double contact call. This means that a player is allowed...

Sophomore Kate Yoshimoto (18) and senior Ruby Kayser (49) stand ready to return a serve for Colorado State University Womens Volleyball team during a match against Colorado Boulder Sept. 15.

Charity on the court: Ruby Kayser, Kate Yoshimoto ace suicide prevention efforts

Will Engle, Staff Reporter December 12, 2023

Late the night before Paddy Turner was scheduled to meet with the Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County to discuss his ongoing $20 for 20 Initiative, he received a text from Ruby Kayser asking...

The Colorado State volleyball team cheers for each other after scoring a point against the US Air Force Academy Nov. 18.

Rams’ volleyball sweeps their way into successful senior night

Damon Cook, Sports Editor November 18, 2023

There wasn’t a lot at stake for Colorado State volleyball; well except sending their seniors off with a win. They did just that, beating Air Force 25-19, 25-22, 25-20. “I don't know if (the team...

A complete list of CSUs 1st-year student signings

A complete list of CSU’s 1st-year student signings

Damon Cook and Emma Askren November 17, 2023

Editor's Note: This post will continue to be updated as more athletes sign their national letters of intent to play at Colorado State. Colorado State had a busy signing day after the official window...

Colorado State University outside hitter Annie Sullivan (2) and middle blocker Naeemah Weathers (9) attempt to block a hit from The University of New Mexico Lobos Nov. 16.

CSU volleyball clinches playoff spot with sweep

Will Engle, Staff Reporter November 16, 2023

Colorado State knew when they walked on the court against New Mexico that the match was going to be a battle.  Both teams were locked in a three-way tie for second place in the Mountain West, and the...

Colorado State University Outside Hitter Kennedy Stanford (17) spikes the ball during the volleyball game against Stanford University Aug. 26.

Kennedy Stanford etches her name into record books

Will Engle, Staff Reporter November 16, 2023

What separates a star from a legend? Stars have outstanding talent, work hard on their game and help lift their team up to new heights. Legends have all that and one other key trait: an overwhelming...

Colorado State University outside hitter Annie Sullivan (2) leaps to hit the ball.

Rams treat fans in Moby as they get redemption in Border War

Liv Sewell, Staff Reporter October 31, 2023

The 3-1 (25-19, 25-13, 25-21, 25-23) Colorado State win against Wyoming is no trick, and redemption sure is a treat. As everyone dressed up as their favorite characters, the Rams got a shot at redemption...

Senior Kennedy Stanford (17) and redshirt sophomore Kate Yoshimoto (18) celebrate after a sucessful play.

Kennedy Stanford dominates as CSU sweeps Boise State

Will Engle, Staff Writer October 28, 2023

In order to beat one of the top teams in the conference, a team needs talent, grit and determination.  Kennedy Stanford just embodied all of that in Colorado State's sweep (25-16, 25-14, 25-16) over...

Malaya Jones (1) and Karina Leber (42) jump up to block the ball from opponents Utah State Oct. 26. Colorado State University volleyball hosted a pink out game to show their support for fighting for a cure for cancer.

Heartbreaker in Moby: Rams volleyball reverse swept

Will Engle, Staff Reporter October 27, 2023

Malaya Jones and Colorado State shot out of a rocket to begin their match against the top team in the conference, Utah State. Jones was racking up kills left and right, Naeemah Weathers was dominating...

Colorado State University volleyball player Annie Sullivan (2) hits the ball over the net at the volleyball game against California State University, Fresno Oct. 19. Fresno State won 3-2.

Rams volleyball struggle in thriller 5-set match against Fresno State

Luke Hojnowski, Staff Reporter October 23, 2023

The CSU volleyball team's winning streak came to an unfortunate end as the Fresno State defense dominated the red-hot Rams offense in a five-set match. Coming off an impressive week winning two games...

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