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Redshirt sophomore Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi (16) runs down the field at a spring football scrimmage.

Spring camp: CSU football gears up for offensive explosion

Damon Cook, Sports Editor April 10, 2024

Fort Air Raid has been cleared for takeoff. After a season in which Colorado State football led the Mountain West in passing yards, the return of Tory Horton and the development of sophomore quarterback...

Cice Kim, a captain of the Colorado State University womens and nonbinary  ultimate frisbee team Hells Belles, throws a frisbee during an indoor practice Feb. 14.

CSU Hell’s Belles develops community as well as nationals bid

Michael Hovey, Staff Reporter April 10, 2024

Colorado State’s Hell’s Belles are no strangers to top-level play.  As CSU’s women’s and nonbinary club ultimate frisbee team, Hell’s Belles has created a supportive, competitive culture...

Sophomore Caleb Goodie (86) reaches to catch the ball before being tackled at a spring football practice.

Spring camp: Continuity, depth have Rams in unfamiliar position

Damon Cook, Sports Editor April 8, 2024

With so many familiar faces attending spring ball, Colorado State football is in a position different from years past. A year ago, spring camp was a way to familiarize a lot of the new faces with one...

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Mya Lesnar’s journey to national title started with belief

Adam Gross, Staff Reporter April 2, 2024

Six years ago, Mya Lesnar didn’t believe she could throw shot put at the collegiate level. Now, she’s an NCAA champion. On March 9, Lesnar threw 18.53 meters in Boston, making her the first woman...

Freshman Kyle Bigley celebrates after a shotput throw at the Jack Christiansen Invitational.

Rams battle weather, set records at Jack Christiansen Invitational

Adam Gross, Staff Reporter March 31, 2024

Colorado weather is especially favorable for track and field athletes attempting to set personal records. Friday's rain at the Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins left an inexperienced group...

Radka Buzkova hits the ball back to Boise State player, Lorelyz Marruffo March 24.

CSU tennis takes down Boise State

Kensey May, Staff Reporter March 24, 2024

Taking away the team title with four wins altogether in both doubles and singles, Colorado State tennis dominated their home court against Boise State at the Fort Collins Country Club on Sunday. After...

The Colorado State University softball team cheers on their players during the CSU vs. University of Nevada, Reno softball game on March 23, 2024. CSU lost 10-7.

Rams softball goes winless in disappointing Nevada series

Alex Graser, Staff Reporter March 23, 2024

Colorado State softball's doubleheader against Nevada on Saturday went poorly for CSU as in the first game the Rams lost 4-0 and in the second game they lost 10-7.  The first game went great on the...

A woman wearing a green and white uniform runs behind her opponent, a woman in a red and white uniform, during a softball game.

Rams softball fails to hold off Nevada comeback

Alex Graser, Staff Reporter March 22, 2024

A long, hard-fought game ended in disappointment for CSU Friday evening. CSU gave up seven runs in extra innings to lose the first game of their series against Nevada 13-6. Cold bats were the downfall...

Colorado State University forward Nique Clifford (10) finishes over three University of Texas defenders. CSU lost to Texas 56-44 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 21 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Colorado State’s incredible season ends on biggest stage against Texas

Damon Cook, Sports Editor March 21, 2024

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Stalwart effort, but no dice. Eleven points in 20 minutes. That’s what the first half looked like for No. 10 Colorado State men’s basketball in their 56-44 defeat against No....

Maura Mequi jumps for the ball during a Colorado State University womens lacrosse club team practice March 6.

CSU women’s lacrosse faces off against stereotypes

Liv Sewell, Staff Reporter March 20, 2024

Whether it was anger management for Regina George at the end of "Mean Girls" or the catalyst in the TV show "Teen Wolf" for Scott McCall’s transformation into a werewolf, in media, lacrosse has always...

Peyton Allen holds up her arms in an X formation after hitting a double during the CSU vs. Drake softball game on March 11. CSU won 10-3.

3 home runs in 1st inning propel CSU softball to 10-game win streak

Luke Hojnowski, Staff Reporter March 11, 2024

The bats remain hot. Ashley York, Peyton Allen and Molly Gates all crushed home runs in the first inning, leading Colorado State softball past Drake 10-3 Monday afternoon. This was the second time...

Jailey Wilson slides into home plate during the CSU vs. Maine softball game on March 10, 2024. (CSU won 17-1)

Rams remain unbeaten at home, near perfection in doubleheader

Damon Cook, Sports Editor March 10, 2024

Nightmare on the mound. Of course not for Colorado State softball, who took care of business both times in their Sunday afternoon doubleheader, beating Maine 17-1  in their first game and Idaho State...

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