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Debating fairness: Laws restrict transgender athletes

Debating fairness: Laws restrict transgender athletes

Liv Sewell, Sports Reporter November 30, 2023

As athletes continue to shatter records and overcome stereotypes, this debate intensifies: Are transgender athletes working with an advantage or just trying to be themselves while playing the sport they...

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....

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Kennedy McDowell carves path for LGBTQIA+ athletes in stalwart fashion

Damon Cook, Sports Editor November 28, 2023

For Kennedy McDowell on the Colorado State football team, his experience of being openly gay and playing Division I football has been nothing but a story of acceptance by the team. “Whatever you think...

Colorado State University Wide Receiver Tory Horton runs the ball

Hawaii ends CSU’s football season in heartbreaking fashion

Ben Fairly, Sports Reporter November 27, 2023

Jay Norvell and the Colorado State football team took their final game of the 2023 season to Hawaii, where they faced off against the Rainbow Warriors. The Rams had an important task at hand against Hawaii,...

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...

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...

Louis Brown IV and Tory Horton celebrate a touchdown at the CSU football game against Nevada Nov. 18. CSU won 30-20.

Senior day triumph: Rams’ football keeps bowl hopes alive in victory over Nevada

Damon Cook, Sports Editor November 18, 2023

Colorado State has won it all. Well, at least Saturday in their 30-20 win over Nevada. Coach Jay Norvell and the team have been adamant that they're taking each game on a week-to-week basis and treating...

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...

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...

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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