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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…

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,…

This one was for the seniors. Colorado State wrapped up the 2022 season with a 17-0 win over New Mexico on Friday. While the 3-9 finish was not exactly what Ram fans were hoping for in the first season under Jay Norvell, the 12th consecutive victory over UNM was an encouraging way to finish the year, much like the way CSU concluded the 2011 campaign with a 24-20 win over the Lobos in his first season under Jim McElwain. CSU went 4-8 that year, but just like 2022, the Rams were much more competitive at the end of the season than they were at the beginning. Norvell talked about CSU’s growth during the postgame press conference, explaining that after starting…

Anton Blidh – C- Got moved up to the Newhook line in the third period, but not quite sure why. A relatively quiet game with not a lot of physicality, one of the reasons he’s here. Andrew Cogliano – B I guess LOC’s shot into the empty net hit something on Cogliano, because it’s his goal now. Had a good look in the first period off a 3 on 2 that Wedgewood snared down with his glove. Super clever play in the second on the PK when he faked touching a hand pass that kind of stalled the Stars players. J.T. Compher – C+ He took A LOT of face-offs. 25 to be exact. Almost broke even. Nearly 20 minutes…

Timing is everything in life, right? When Colorado’s game against Nashville yesterday was postponed due to the flooding of Bridgestone Arena, it opened the door for a scheduled victory for the Avalanche. For those unfamiliar, scheduled wins/losses are all about one team being rested playing a team on the second night of a back-to-back and travel being involved. While the Avs technically traveled because they flew to Nashville and back, Colorado’s game was scheduled so early in the day that the cancellation came about early enough for the Avs to get back in plenty of time. Dallas, meanwhile, went into overtime late last night against the Winnipeg Jets before getting on a plane to Denver. By the time they landed,…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos released their injury report ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Carolina Panthers. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. Key notes: Wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler still aren’t ready to return from their injuries.Essang Bassey is likely to see extended work in the slot, as K’Waun Williams will not play. The Broncos also made a couple of roster moves on Saturday: Running back Devine Ozigbo was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad. The Nebraska grad picked up 25 yards in three seasons with the Jaguars and added two more with the Broncos this season. He will be the third back behind Latavius Murray and Marlon Mack.Wide receiver Brandon Johnson and…

Aaron Gordon – A+ Aaron Gordon loves to play the Clippers, and he played a near-perfect game in Los Angeles Friday night. The Clippers had no matchup for AG, with their stars missing time due to injury, and he did it all. He cleaned up errant layups, turned defense into offense in transition, shot comfortably from deep, feasted in the dunker spot, dug out a deep position on mismatches—he even took over for Jokić as Murray’s PnR partner in the fourth quarter. He was unanswerable. Gordon’s off to a terrific start this season. Much of that can be attributed to more time in his envisioned role, but even when Denver’s missed time from star players, he’s stepped it up to…

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