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

Nique Clifford withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to CSU

Damon Cook, Sports Editor May 30, 2024

After a breakout season in which Nique Clifford helped lead Colorado State men's basketball back to the NCAA tournament, Clifford announced his decision to withdraw from the 2024 NBA Draft and return to...

Colorado State University player Nique Clifford passes the ball to another player in the men’s basketball game vs. Utah State Feb 17.

Breaking: Colorado State guard Nique Clifford declares for NBA Draft

Damon Cook, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

Editor's Note: This is a breaking news story. Updates will be provided as they become available. After a breakout season in green and gold, Colorado State men's basketball high-flying guard Nique Clifford...

Coach Niko Medved expresses disappointment at a call by the referee at a University of Colorado Boulder away basketball game Dec. 8, 2022. Throughout the game, referees called a total of 31 fouls. Colorado State University lost with a final score of 93-65.

Update: Niko Medved extends contract to stay at Colorado State

Damon Cook, Sports Editor April 15, 2024

Editor's Note: This is a breaking news story. Updates will be provided as they become available. After receiving interest from several high-major programs, coach Niko Medved has signed a five-year...

Colorado State University students celebrate Niko Medveds 100 wins at CSU at the mens basketball game against Denver University Dec. 6, 2023. CSU won 90-80.

2024 CSU men’s basketball transfer portal tracker

Damon Cook, Sports Editor March 28, 2024

Editors Note: This post will continue to be updated as new players announce where they will be playing next season. Every year there are transfers in and out of nearly every Division I program across...

Colorado State University guard Isaiah Stevens dribbles the ball at the top of the arc against The University of Texas at Austin in the NCAA tournament March 21. CSU lost 56-44.

Looking back at best moments from CSU men’s basketball season

Damon Cook, Sports Editor March 28, 2024

All good things come to an end. Unfortunately for Colorado State men’s basketball, that end came against Texas in the NCAA tournament. Along with the end of the season, the loss marked the end of...

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

Colorado State University guard McKenna Hofschild runs down the court during the Mountain West womens basketball championship quarterfinal game of CSU against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas March 12. The Rams lost 62-52.

No. 4: CSU basketball greats carve their legacy

Emma Askren, Sports Editor March 21, 2024

Lucky No. 4 is a common theme across both men’s and women’s basketball teams. Isaiah Stevens and McKenna Hofschild both wear No. 4 on the backs of their Colorado State jerseys. Both Stevens and...

Colorado State University guard Joe Palmer smiles after a play in a CSU mens basketball game against San Jose State University during the Mountain West championships March 13. CSU won 72-62.

March Madness preview: No. 10 Colorado State takes on No. 7 Texas

Damon Cook, Sports Editor March 20, 2024

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Colorado State men's basketball won their first NCAA tournament game in 11 years after beating Virginia on Tuesday night. Now, CSU has a date with Texas in Charlotte, North Carolina. The...

Colorado State University forward Joel Scott attempts a shot in a Mountain West mens basketball championship semifinal March 15. CSU lost to the University of New Mexico 74-61.

Colorado State dismantles Virginia, builds solid foundation for potential run

Damon Cook, Sports Editor March 19, 2024

DAYTON, Ohio - Colorado State men’s basketball asked for a dance, Virginia politely declined. The Rams were chosen as the very last team into the field of 68, something they felt was a big mistake...

Colorado State University point guard Isaiah Stevens (4) sits on the bench with Joel Scott (1), Josiah Strong (3) and Nique Clifford (10) before the game Nov. 10.

Let’s deep dive into Colorado State vs. Virginia

Damon Cook, Sports Editor March 19, 2024

March Madness is all about turning the impossible into the improbable. Colorado State men's basketball will have the opportunity to do just that, as they slot in as the last team into the field of 68. First...

Colorado State University guard Joe Palmer dunks during the CSU game against The University of New Mexico in the Mountain West mens basketball championship semi-final game March 15. CSU lost 74-61.

Cook: NCAA selection committee doesn’t care about MW

Damon Cook, Sports Editor March 18, 2024

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. New year, same bullshit. No...

Colorado State University forward Joel Scott goes for a layup in a Mountain West mens basketball championship semifinal March 15. CSU lost to the University of New Mexico 74-61.

Rams men’s basketball loses semifinals heartbreaker to New Mexico

Emma Askren, Sports Editor March 16, 2024

LAS VEGAS - All good things have to come to an end. For the Colorado State men’s basketball team, their good thing came to its end on Friday night when they faced off against New Mexico in the semi...

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