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#20 Joe Palmer prepares for a free throw during the CSU vs. St. Marys basketball game on Dec. 9. (St. Marys won 64-61)

CSU men’s basketball drops first game of season against Saint Mary’s

Damon Cook, Sports Editor December 9, 2023

You can't win them all. Losing 64-61 the Colorado State offense went silent during too many points of Saturday night's game against Saint Mary's. During a nine-minute stretch part way through the...

No. 10, Nique Clifford dunks on Denver University at the mens basketball game against Denver University, CSU won, 90-80.

Another day, another victory: Rams overcome Pioneers with defensive effort

Luke Hojnowski, Staff Reporter December 7, 2023

Defensive wins championships. Tonight defense sealed the game for Colorado State ending Denver's four-game win streak Wednesday night in Moby Arena 90-80.  Although the Pioneers don't have a promising...

A woman wearing a white athletic uniform is guarded by two women wearing black athletic uniforms.

Marta Leimane emerges as key part of CSU basketball success

Will Engle, Staff Reporter December 7, 2023

In order to transform from good to great, a basketball team needs not only talent, hard work and execution but also depth. For the Colorado State women’s basketball team, that depth came from a 5,000-mile...

Colorado State University mens basketball Head Coach Niko Medved walks towards the Ram’s locker room at halftime before being stopped for an interview

CSU men’s basketball ranked highest in AP, Coaches polls in program history

Damon Cook, Sports Editor December 6, 2023

They achieved a feat never before accomplished, yet it’s still business as usual for Colorado State men’s basketball. Slotting in at No. 13 in the AP Poll and No. 12 in the Coaches Poll, CSU is...

Colorado State University guard Rashaan Mbemba (21) shoots the ball Nov. 10. After a tough game, CSU beat Wright State University 105-77.

International talent elevates Rams basketball to No. 13

Luke Hojnowski December 6, 2023

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to more accurately reflect the fact that CSU men's basketball is ranked the highest they have ever been in the AP Poll and the NCAA Coaches Poll, not that this...

Hannah Ronsiek with possession against High Point University Panthers December 5. CSU Rams win 93-61 against High Point University  Panthers home at Moby Arena.

CSU women’s basketball fights to remain undefeated without starting center

Will Engle , Staff Reporter December 5, 2023

Basketball is a game of adjustments.  On and off the court, any number of factors can impact a team’s performance. Injuries, fouls and cold streaks are unavoidable. What defines a truly capable team...

Colorado State University grad student Joe Palmer holds the basketball after a play in the Moby Arena on Nov. 29.

No. 20 CSU keeps undefeated season alive in thriller win against CU

Luke Hojnowski, Staff Reporter November 29, 2023

Colorado entered Moby Arena with a chance to beat No. 20 ranked Colorado State men's basketball, but the Rams just happened to be the bolder team. Revenge was best served sweet for former Buff and current...

Nique Clifford (10) swings off the rim after dunking the ball Nov. 10.

Buffs to Rams: Nique Clifford’s journey to becoming a winning player

Damon Cook , Sports Editor November 29, 2023

Winning is simple: Score more points than your opponent. No. 20 Colorado State men's basketball knows just a little bit about that, starting off the season 6-0 capitalized by a 69-48 win over then No....

Colorado State University guard McKenna Hofschild (4) brings the ball up the court at the 2023 Mountain West Basketball Championships quarterfinals game against Boise State University in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas March 6. The Rams won 59-52.

McKenna Hofschild passes Ellen Nystrom in career assists as CSU defeats South Dakota Mines

Damon Cook , Sports Editor November 21, 2023

A stalwart career no doubt. Finishing with a season-high 14 assists in Colorado State’s 92-56 win over South Dakota Mines, McKenna Hofschild passed Ellen Nystrom for the most career assits at CSU.  Hofschild’s...

Colorado State University number 12, Patrick Cartier, shoots a 3-pointer at the Mens basketball season opener against Louisiana Tech, CSU won 81-73.

Rams start, finish strong in victory over UMKC

Damon Cook , Sports Editor November 17, 2023

Not every story needs to be told with a beginning, middle and end. For Colorado State men's basketball, they’ll probably omit the middle of their 84-61 win over UMKC when telling the story. While...

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...

Women dressed in white athletic jerseys wrap their arms around one another as they celebrate their victory on the court.

Women’s basketball transfer Sanna Ström finds home in FoCo

Emma Askren, Sports Editor November 16, 2023

Taking Moby Arena by storm, transfer Sanna Ström is creating quite the presence on the court. During her time at Kansas, Ström proved her ability as an endurance player, being one of only three Kansas...

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