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It’s all about the boot. Colorado State holds a 58-49 advantage in the all-time series against Wyoming. After losing five of the last six games to their rival from the north though, each time having to watch the Cowboys celebrate with the Bronze Boot, the Rams are eager for an opportunity at redemption. In a game where there is so much passion on both sides, where bragging rights for the next year are on the line for the respective communities, there is absolutely nothing sweeter than victory. Of course, on the opposite end of the spectrum, losing the annual rivalry game feels like the lowest of the lows, especially if you don’t perform particularly well.  Wyoming football player Easton Gibbs…

Same game, different sides. Adam Pilapil may be in his first year as Colorado State’s linebackers coach but he knows more than most what it’s like to participate in one of college football’s most special rivalries. A Wyoming linebacker from 2015-18 and a defensive quality control assistant for the Cowboys in 2019, Pilapil has a half decade’s worth of experience in this heated matchup between local foes. For the first time in his career though, when Wyoming comes to town on Saturday, he’ll be donning Green & Gold and representing the other side. Colorado State football linebackers coach Adam Pilapil during practice inside Canvas Stadium on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Photo: Fort Collins Coloradoan (USA TODAY Images) In a post-practice interview…

LAS VEGAS — When Colorado State and Wyoming play there is never any love lost between the two sides. If you wear CSU colors north of the state line, there is a good chance that a burly individual wearing a Pokes shirt will remind you that despite trailing in the all-time series, the Cowboys have a winning record against the Rams since the introduction of the Bronze Boot. That is if they don’t curse you out, or pour a beer on your head. (Yes, these things all actually happened.) With a rivalry that predates the assembly line, it makes sense that there is occasionally a bit of animosity. When you play as often as the Rams and Cowboys do, with bragging…

Justin Michael catches up with David Roddy after the junior recorded a double-double in Wednesday’s 61-55 win over Wyoming. David talks about his mindset coming into the matchup and why it was the most even keel he had ever felt pre-game. He also explains what the Rams were able to do different this time around on the defensive side. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael dives into Wednesday night’s 61-55 win over Wyoming. Throughout the podcast Justin explains what the Rams did best, including limiting the Pokes’ star duo to a combined 12 points. He also talks about how impressive the team defense was as a whole, especially in a must-win situation. Finally, Justin talks about the individuals that stood out for the Green & Gold, like David Roddy and Chandler Jacobs. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

DENVER — The final two weeks of the regular season are shaping up to be thrilling in the Mountain West Conference.  With four teams regularly being projected into the NCAA Tournament field, this is the most national attention and respect that the league has received in about a decade. The race for the conference title is essentially wide open too,...

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DENVER — College basketball can be as cruel as it is exciting and Ram Nation got the full treatment on Monday night.  After trailing for much of the contest the Rams were able to battle back and take a 1 point lead over the Cowboys with just over 1 minute left in regulation (69-68) up in Laramie, Wyoming. The Pokes...

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DENVER — There’s not a delicate way to put it, Colorado State got its ass kicked up in Wyoming over the weekend.  The Cowboys ran all over the Rams in the 31-17 victory, finishing the day with 385 yards on the ground and 477 yards of total offense. Whatever they wanted to do on offense, they did it. And they...

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LARAMIE — It was fun while it lasted.  Colorado State (3-6, 2-3) held the Bronze Boot for a calendar year. Unfortunately, on Saturday afternoon it was taken back by Wyoming (5-4, 1-4), as the ‘Pokes’ completely owned the Rams at War Memorial Stadium, defeating CSU 31-17 in their first conference win of 2021.  After coming out on top, Wyoming has...

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Justin Michael is joined by Cody Tucker of 7220sports.com. Cody gives his takes on Wyoming’s season thus far and talks about what Ram fans should expect to see on Saturday up in Laramie. The two also discuss the history between the two teams and go through some of their favorite/least favorite Border War memories. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

DENVER — Saturday’s game between Colorado State and Wyoming will feature two teams that hate each other a whole lot. The longest continuous rivalry west of the Mississippi River, the Border War is one of the most unique rivalries in all of college football. And this year there’s even more at stake as both schools desperately need a win to...

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DENVER — Steve Addazio knows the importance of beating Wyoming. The longstanding rivalry with “the team from the north” was something he brought up during his introductory press conference nearly two years ago and it’s been a big point of emphasis for the veteran head coach ever since.  “This is what college football is all about. It’s why it’s different (from)...

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LAS VEGAS — Trey McBride is well revered around the Mountain West.  Asking opposing players and coaches about the veteran tight end, it’s clear that No. 85 is respected both for his talent and competitive drive. Even starters from rival schools talked up McBride and his potential to be an impact player in the NFL.  “Going against Trey, he’s an animal....

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FORT COLLINS, CO. — This one meant more.  After a year’s worth of covering games in empty stadiums and arenas, a haunting reminder of our current global health crisis, I had the rare opportunity to attend Thursday’s edition of the Border War and sit in the stands with a group of dedicated Ram supporters.  Myself, a pair of alumni, the leader...

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Justin Michael breaks down his experience attending the men’s basketball game as a spectator in Laramie, Wyoming, and explains why he now believes CSU could safely host some fans at Moby Arena. Justin talks about the chaotic game and how the Rams showed a lot of grit down the stretch. Finally, Justin talks about the women’s team and their continued success under Ryun Williams. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

FORT COLLINS, CO. — Colorado State’s 2021 recruiting class is stacked with local talent and that’s just the way Steve Addazio wants it. In a virtual meeting with the local media Wednesday afternoon the Rams head football coach explained that while he wants to recruit well in football hotbeds like California and Texas, it’s Colorado that needs to provide the foundation...

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State football (1-1) is coming off of its biggest win since upsetting Arkansas at home back in 2018. After a half-decade of frustration and misery, the Rams finally defeated Wyoming, 34-24, at Canvas Stadium last Thursday night.  Now that we’ve had a few days to let the excitement of the upset mellow out a little bit,...

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