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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...

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 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...

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...

McKenna Hofschild carries the ball into CSUs side of the court during the CSU vs UNH basketball game on Nov. 15. (CSU won 67-45)

Stalwart defense propels Rams to victory over UNH

Will Engle , Staff Reporter November 15, 2023

What happens when the shots just don’t fall your way? In their 67-45 win against New Hampshire, McKenna Hofschild and the Colorado State women’s basketball team found their answer: fight in every...

McKenna Hofschild (4) ends the season opener at home with a total of 24 points, five assists, one steal and one block against the Le Moyne Dolphins Nov. 8.

1st points and Powerade: CSU women’s basketball wins over Alabama A&M

Emma Askren, Sports Editor November 9, 2023

The severe-weather alarms blared in Moby Arena as Colorado State poured down buckets against Alabama A&M. The Rams beat the Bulldogs 83-39 and continued their success from their previous game against...

McKenna Hofschild (4) sizes up a defender Nov. 6. Colorado State University beat Le Moyne College 69-49.

McKenna Hofschild lifts team to season-opener win

Will Engle, Staff Reporter November 6, 2023

Forty-five seconds and a pull-up jumper with nothing but net. That’s all McKenna Hofschild needed to set the tempo for Colorado State’s 69-49 win against Le Moyne College. In typical Hofschild...

Colorado State University guard Cailyn Crocker (32) moves around a defender to shoot the ball against the University of Montana Nov. 11, 2022.

CSU women’s basketball returns to hardwood in exhibition win

Damon Cook , Sports Editor November 2, 2023

Welcome back Colorado State basketball.  In an 87-50 win, CSU women’s basketball defeated the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in an exhibition match.  While the game won't count toward...

Colorado State University basketball guard, McKenna Hofschild (4), defends the ball against an opponent from Boise State University at Moby Arena Feb. 28. CSU won 66-51.

Get ready for tipoff: CSU women’s basketball begins shortly

Will Engle, Staff Reporter October 31, 2023

The lights of Moby Arena shine bright, and not everyone who steps in is prepared. With reigning Mountain West Player of the Year McKenna Hofschild at the helm, the Colorado State women’s basketball...

Trio of Rams lands on award watchlists, haunting competition

Trio of Rams lands on award watchlists, haunting competition

Damon Cook, Sports Editor October 30, 2023

For Ram fans, basketball season means treats. For Ram opponents, it means tricks. The Mountain West and all of their opponents will be having nightmares about playing CSU basketball this season. With...

Head to Head: Is CSU a volleyball school or a womens basketball school?

Head to Head: Is CSU a volleyball school or a women’s basketball school?

Braidon Nourse and Karsyn Lane May 2, 2023

At the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, we argued whether Colorado State University should be considered a football school or a basketball school. Ultimately, after disappointing seasons from both...

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