Colorado State Rumors & News

  • Colorado State WR Rashard Higgins declares for NFL draft

    Coloradoan "Rashard Higgins’ career at CSU is officially over. The Colorado State University junior wide receiver announced via Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday night that he’ll forgo his senior season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft. “It’s been an honor, a blessing and a privilege to be part of..." January 14

  • Mountain West commissioner calls Arizona Bowl matchup 'a travesty'

    ESPN "Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson is livid with the matchup of two of his conference's teams, Nevada (6-6) and Colorado State (7-5), in the inaugural NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl on Dec. 29. "It is a travesty the Mountain West has been forced into this situation," Thompson..." December 07

  • Colorado State seniors anticipate home finale hitting them hard

    Denver Post "Saturday represents a final chapter. Colorado State will honor 26 players on senior day during the Rams' home finale against UNLV. Ten of those 26 have been together for five seasons and three head coaches (four, if you count Dave Baldwin's interim stint). They really are the last remnants of..." November 13

  • Nick Stevens named Colorado State Rams' starting quarterback

    Denver Post "And the starter is... Nick Stevens. The Monday announcement that the redshirt sophomore has won Colorado State's No. 1 quarterback job wasn't a surprise, but the timing was. During Monday morning's practice, CSU disclosed on YouTube and Twitter that coach Mike Bobo earlier had informed the..." August 18

  • Florida Gators Coach Jim McElwain Gives $5,000 To Former Player In Need

    Coloradoan "Athletics are about more than the final result of a sporting event. They build community and foster relationships — attributes the CSU football family has displayed over the past week. Former Colorado State University defensive lineman Eli Edwards lost his wife, Isa Edwards, June 6 after a..." June 19

  • Mitch Parsons ruled eligible to play for Colorado State by NCAA

    Denver Post "Big news arrived Monday from the NCAA for Colorado State football, first-year coach Mike Bobo and especially for tight end Mitch Parsons. Parsons, a transfer from Vanderbilt and former four-star prospect, was ruled eligible to play this season and will not have to sit out the usual transfer..." June 02

  • Colorado State using Jim McElwain's buyout to pay for cost of attendance

    CBS Sports "In order to get Jim McElwain away from Colorado State, the University of Florida agreed to a buyout that will -- combining cold hard cash with two game checks -- bring $7 million to CSU over the next six years. According to the Coloradoan's Matt Stephens, that money will be used to help fund cost..." May 13

  • Garrett Grayson: 'I'm up there' with top QBs

    ESPN "In an NFL draft with two quarterbacks at the top of the board in Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, Colorado State's Garrett Grayson said Monday he has "no doubt" he can be No. 3 on the list. Grayson also is confident enough in his NFL future that he isn't willing to concede either of the top..." March 24

  • Colorado State's Kivon Cartwright granted sixth year by NCAA

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Videos of walk ons getting scholarships and plaers finding out their bowl destinations have become popular over the last couple seasons. Are videos of players getting the news of an extra year of eligibility the newest type of feel-good video? Colorado State TE Kivon Cartwright was granted a..." February 10

  • Colorado AD not looking to extend series with Colorado State

    CBS Sports "You better enjoy those matchups between Colorado and Colorado State while you still can, because Colorado athletic director says he has no plans to renew the series once the current deal ends after 2020. Rick George told The Denver Post that it would currently be in Colorado's "best interests"..." February 05

  • Mike Bobo agrees in principle to become Colorado State's football coach

    Denver Post "Colorado State on Monday reached an agreement in principle to name Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as the Rams' head football coach, according to a source close to the situation. The deal is subject only to final contractural details and approval by attorneys, but that is considered to..." December 22

  • Report: Ohio St. co-DC Chris Ash interviews for Colorado St. vacancy

    College Football Talk "Ohio State has already lost its offensive coordinator to a head coaching job. Could a coordinator on the other side of the ball be next? According to Brett McMurphy of, OSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash interviewed for the head-coaching vacancy at Colorado State. Former USC..." December 21

  • Former four-star TE transfers from Vanderbilt to Colorado State

    College Football Talk "The Colorado State Rams don’t have a head coach yet, but they’ve already landed a big commitment. Tight end Mitchell Parsons was one of the crown jewels in the Vanderbilt Commodores’ 2013 recruiting class. The former four-star recruit was considered the nation’s seventh-best tight end prospect,..." December 20

  • Sources: Florida AD to meet with Colorado State coach Jim McElwain

    Yahoo! Sports "A private jet carrying Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley was en route to Colorado on Tuesday afternoon for a presumed meeting with Colorado State football coach Jim McElwain, sources told Yahoo Sports. According to, a private jet left Jacksonville, Fla., this morning and..." December 02

  • Sources: Colorado State coach Jim McElwain a leading candidate for Florida job

    Yahoo! Sports "Colorado State coach Jim McElwain has emerged as a leading candidate for the Florida vacancy, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports Sunday. McElwain and Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley discussed the Gators job Saturday night, sources said. Information has been gathered on McElwain by..." December 01

  • NCAA sued over number, length of football scholarships

    SI - College Football "Former Colorado State kicker Durrell Chamorro sued the NCAA last week in a class-action suit, seeking damages for Division I football players who were affected by the now-defunct rule banning multiyear scholarships, reports’s Jon Solomon. The NCAA passed a rule in 2012 which..." September 02

  • Jim McElwain, other coaches sign extensions with Colorado State University

    Denver Post "Colorado State on Monday confirmed that football coach Jim McElwain, women's basketball coach Ryun Williams and volleyball coach Tom Hilbert all had agreed to new deals with the university. In his statement following his Friday firing, former athlethic director Jack Graham cited among his..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Alabama transfer Dee Hart officially joins CSU Rams' backfield

    Denver Post "Running back Dee Hart, the transfer running back from Alabama who three years ago was one of the top-rated high recruits in the country, practiced with Colorado State Monday and will be eligible to play for the Rams this season and in 2015. Hart's imminent arrival was no secret, but CSU coach..." August 05

  • RB Dee Hart transferring from Alabama to Colorado State

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Orlando Dr. Phillips running back Dee Hart confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he is officially transferring to Colorado State to finish his college football career. Hart, who graduated from Alabama in June, had left the Crimson Tide football program and was looking for a new beginning..." July 31

  • Colorado State's Kevin Davis, Josh Lovingood granted extra year in football

    Reporter Herald "Colorado State's football program received good news this week as the Mountain West conference granted medical hardships for both linebacker Kevin Davis and defensive lineman Josh Lovingood. "We were grateful the league OK'd medical hardships for both Kevin and Josh," CSU head coach Jim..." May 16

  • Trinity grad Dalyn Dawkins transfers to Colorado State

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Dalyn Dawkins, a Trinity High School product who played a season at Purdue, told The Coloradoan newspaper on Thursday morning that he's transferring to Colorado State University. Dawkins, the nephew of former Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins, played sparingly for a one-win Boilmakers team as..." May 08

  • Likely starter at RB granted release by Colorado State

    College Football Talk "With leading rusher Kapri Bibbs leaving Colorado State for the NFL, it was thought that Donnell Alexander would be first in line to replace the talented running back. Unfortunately for head coach Jim McElwain and his offensive coaching staff, they’ll be forced to look at other options to fill the..." March 31

  • CSU Rams coach Jim McElwain wants Garrett Grayson to be a great QB

    Denver Post "With Garrett Grayson playing well down the stretch last season and seemingly entrenched as Colorado State's starting quarterback, Rams coach Jim McElwain isn't going to be fielding questions after each spring practice about the state of the quarterback race. "Isn't that nice?" McElwain said..." March 25

  • Colorado State losing QB to transfer

    College Football Talk "With Colorado State set to commence its second spring practice under head coach Jim McElwain, the Rams have seen the quarterback position take a hit in both depth and experience. At his pre-spring press conference Monday, McElwain confirmed that Conner Smith has decided to leave the football..." March 24

  • Former CSU Rams star Kapri Bibbs sets course to make it in NFL

    Denver Post "For starters at the NFL scouting combine, Kapri Bibbs could not overlook his introduction. The college football nation got to know Bibbs as a running back during his breakout sophomore season at Colorado State, where he tied for the NCAA major-college lead with 31 touchdowns rushing and ranked..." February 26

  • CSU Rams hire former Wyoming DB to strength-and-conditioning position

    Denver Post "Colorado State announced Tuesday that Michael Ray, a former defensive back at Wyoming, has been hired as CSU’s assistant strength-and-conditioning coach. Ray spent the past three years as Wyoming’s assistant sports-performance coach. He replaces Rashard Harris, who was named head..." February 25

  • Former Colorado State TE Crockett Gillmore added to Senior Bowl

    Denver Post "According to the school’s website, former Colorado State tight end Crockett Gillmore has accepted an invitation to this Saturday’s Senior Bowl (2 p.m., NFL Network) in Mobile, Ala. Gillmore played last weekend in the East-West Shrine Game. He will join another former CSU player, center..." January 23

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