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J’Vonne Hadley’s journey to Boulder took a couple of detours through Northeastern and Indian Hills Community College but this season he has cemented himself as one of Colorado’s more impactful players. Coming into 2022-2023, Colorado had to replace starters Jabari Walker and Evan Battey after both moved on to the next level. Head coach Tad Boyle was vocal in the lead-up to this season about how this year’s team would make up for those losses in the rebounding department. Through seven games, Hadley’s toughness and physicality have allowed him to lead the team with 40 rebounds. That stat looks even more impressive when you factor in a shoulder sprain Hadley suffered against UMass. That injury sidelined him for the win…

Welcome back, Isaiah Stevens. The senior point guard made his season debut in Wednesday’s 87-71 win over Loyola Marymount. Had you gone into the night with no knowledge of his preseason injury, you wouldn’t have guessed he had one based on the way that he played. Stevens opened the game by draining a mid-range jumper and followed it up with a stepback three that was silky smooth. Not long after that, Stevens drove into the paint, went up, absorbed the contact and had the body control to finish through it. Although he only played 19 minutes in his first game back, Stevens displayed the same explosiveness and versatility that we’ve all become accustomed to seeing over the years. He finished…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos made six roster moves early this week: They waived running back Devine Ozigbo on Monday. They signed cornerback Lamar Jackson, outside linebacker Harvey Langi and Ozigbo to their practice squad on Tuesday and Wednesday.They released running back Tyreik McAllister and wide receiver Kaden Davis from their practice squad on Tuesday.Also, the NFL flexed the Broncos-Chiefs game on Dec. 11 out of Sunday Night Football and into the afternoon timeslot. Ahead of a matchup with the Ravens on Sunday, the Broncos added a Lamar Jackson of their own. Cornerback Lamar Jackson, 24, entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie out of Nebraska in 2020. He began his rookie season on the practice squad before his promotion…

Christmas came early for Colorado State men’s basketball. Isaiah Stevens will make his return to the lineup for the Rams against Loyola Marymount on Wednesday night. Head coach Niko Medved reached out to DNVR with the news on Wednesday morning. The senior point guard broke his foot shortly before the start of the regular season and was expected to miss most of, if not all of the non-conference slate. However, after recovering much quicker than anticipated, Stevens will be able to return to the floor with a minutes restriction this week.  https://twitter.com/JustinTMichael/status/1598034370702426112 A preseason all-conference selection and one of the country’s most talented point guards, the return of Stevens is massively important for a Rams squad that still has hopes…

Anton Blidh – B Well, breakaways and good scoring chances are not his things, but he’s been spending a lot more time in the offensive end than defensive, and that’s all you want from a fourth liner. Andrew Cogliano – C Had some good passes early in the evening, hitting Compher in stride for a rush in the first period. After that, a pretty quiet night, but wasn’t on the ice for any goals against at even strength. J.T. Compher – C The man managed to be on the ice for two shot attempts by the Jets, and they both went in. How’s that for luck? Was not a fan of him on the powerplay but also was not a…

There was a sequence in tonight’s game with just under six minutes remaining in the third period that felt like a pretty good summation of the night on the whole. Nathan MacKinnon had made a nice play through the neutral zone to create space and maybe a scoring chance. As soon as he got into the offensive zone, he pulled up, looked around, and realized he was completely alone and had no help. The sequence turned into nothing. That feels as solid a way to sum up Colorado’s 5-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets tonight. Colorado’s reliance on its elite top line and buzzsaw power play is a trick that isn’t going to work every night and tonight those elements…

The Broncos dropped their seventh game in eight outings on Sunday, this time to the Carolina Panthers. The 23-10 loss leaves the Broncos with a 3-8 record. Here’s how the Broncos graded out… Offense QB Russell Wilson – D After a hot start in Klint Kubiak’s first game as play-caller, Russell Wilson put up a disappointing performance in Kubiak’s second...

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The commitments of Cody Williams and Assane Diop to Boulder and head coach Tad Boyle have Colorado’s basketball program riding a massive wave of momentum.

Even with the 2022-2023 team’s inconsistency so far, it’s tantalizing to imagine how all these pieces are going to fit together for 2023-2024.

Duvalier “Dev” Johnson, Content Specialist for Prep Hoods, has offered his analysis and insight to break down exactly what CU is getting from Cody Williams and Assane Diop.

Jake: What kind of player is Assane Diop right now?

Dev:  Assane Diop checks off every single box that you want in a basketball player. He is a smooth and agile 6'10 player that puts the team first and truly loves the game. He is capable of stepping out and knocking down the 3-ball, is an athletic defender and is an excellent passer. You don't typically get playmakers at 6'10 that you can put the ball in their hands and they can make things happen and that is what separates Diop. He uses his long and slender frame to defend positions 1 through 4 and he moves his feet well to stay in front of defenders. Diop is an intriguing athlete with the right tools and he is going to benefit greatly from a program that allows players with his size to explore his game a bit.

Jake: What about Cody Williams?

Dev: In Cody Williams, Colorado is getting a humble competitor and winner. Williams led Perry to their 1st state championship. He is a balanced player that has all of the tools and with his size and ability to take over, Colorado is getting a player that they will be able to run an offense through. Williams is a hard worker that competes at a high level and is able to knock down the 3-ball but also gets into the open court to show off his athleticism.

He has the tools to be an elite defender who can stay in front of his defender, can guard multiple positions, and challenges himself on that end of the floor. What you don't see in the stat books but really pops is that you can tell that Williams is big on family as he spoke about the connectedness and togetherness of the Colorado men's basketball team and he wants to add and build on that culture. Colorado getting their first 5-star recruit that truly seems to be into what it is they are building is a tell-tale sign of great things to come. The future looks bright in Boulder.

Cody Williams scored 28 points in this showing against the Florida Rebels in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. The full video can be seen here.

Jake: What is the ceiling for Cody Williams?

Dev: The ceiling for Williams is...

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The 2022 season is officially in the books and although Colorado State finished 3-9 for the second straight year, and missed the postseason for the fifth consecutive year, the feeling in Ram Nation is that the program is trending in the right direction. With that in mind, let’s dive right on into it. Here are 10 thoughts on CSU football, the 2022 season, and the future of the program under Jay Norvell. Nov 25, 2022; Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; Colorado State Rams head coach Jay Norvell at Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium. Photo: Michael Madrid (USA TODAY Images) Rams are on an upward trajectory The opening month was brutal for the Green & Gold. There’s no doubt about that. …

Jamal Murray – A Murray scored his first 10 points in his first eight minutes of play. He was scorching hot, looking crafty and capable on his way to the rim. He scored three of his first four field goals in the paint. Murray’s such an adept interior player for his natural position. There are times when he’s a better player down low than on the perimeter—including against Houston Monday night. Murray struggled to defend at the point of attack, but in the second half, he had some impressive moments as the low man. Still, I’d be wrong to sell him short when he knocked down 4 of 8 three-pointers. He had it all working on offense and finished with…

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It was a short, perfect summer. The Colorado Avalanche hoisted the Stanley Cup and before they knew it, they were staring down the start of a new season. After a career year, the departure of Nazem Kadri promised an 87-point-sized loss that was sure to be felt. The loss of Kadri’s production and the search for a second-line centerman prompted...

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The 2019 season in Minor League Baseball marked an end to a simpler time in the world of affiliated baseball. There were 160 teams in 15 different leagues in various cities across the United States and Canada. (Vancouver is the only one north of the U.S. border.) A global pandemic wiped out all semblance of normalcy to everything and the entire slate of games for the 2020 MiLB season was canceled. When the traditions of baseball returned in 2021, a few major details had changed: four entire leagues were removed as affiliates as well 43 different minor league teams that lost the summertime celebration to the community they served. Due to the reorganization of MiLB, the Colorado Rockies were without…

The Broncos dropped another game this week, this time to the Carolina Panthers in a 23-10 blowout loss on the road. Denver is now 3-8 this season and has lost seven of its last eight games. The Panthers are now 4-8. Here’s what went down… The Broncos can’t keep up In a rare turn of events, the Broncos weren’t close to winning on Sunday. Although Denver has struggled all year, they’ve been within four points in the fourth quarter in all but one game. This time, though, the Broncos were blown out. The Panthers outgained the Broncos by 100 yards and held the ball for more than 60% of the game. Carolina took a 17-3 lead in the third quarter,…

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