The Colorado State Rams are the athletic teams that represent Colorado State University. The Rams have a storied history that spans over a century, with a focus on football, basketball, and baseball.
The football program at Colorado State began in 1893 and has since produced several notable players and coaches. In the early years, the team struggled to find success, but in the 1950s and 1960s, the Rams began to establish themselves as a dominant force in the conference. Under the leadership of coaches Bob Davis and Sark Arslanian, the Rams won several conference championships and made appearances in multiple bowl games.
The men's basketball team has also had a strong history, with multiple NCAA tournament appearances and the NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in 1989. The women's basketball team also has a strong tradition, winning the WAC regular season and tournament championship in 2002.
The baseball team has also had success, with multiple NCAA tournament appearances and conference championships. Additionally, The Rams have had a strong tradition of producing MLB players, including Brad Hawpe, who played for the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres.
In addition to the major sports, the Rams have also had success in other sports such as soccer, volleyball, and cross-country. The soccer team has won conference championships, and the cross-country teams have produced numerous All-Americans and NCAA All-Academic selections.
Overall, Colorado State Rams have a proud tradition of excellence in intercollegiate athletics. From the early days of football to the current success of multiple programs, the Rams have always been a force to be reckoned with. The Rams are consistently competitive in the Mountain West Conference, and the future looks bright for the Rams' athletics programs.