Funny video for Colorado State basketball. The Rams played this on the video screen during its defeat of TCU on Saturday.
You’ll have a hard time finding a crazier first half than what we’re seeing at The Pit tonight between Colorado State and New Mexico.
First, there was a possession in which New Mexico scored a deep two-point basket, but upon further review, the Lobos had SIX players on the court, which earned them a team technical. CSU’s Dorian Green hit both free throws, but it was ruled that the prior basket with six players on the floor would still stand, so the New Mexico lead was 19-17 rather than 17 all.
Then here comes the real kicker.
With 1 second remaining in the first half, CSU senior forward Andre McFarland is fouled and goes to the line for two shots. He hits the first and New Mexico’s Steve Alford elects to use his first time out of the game — likely to draw up a play for a desperation three-pointer before half.
Well that play, along with McFarland’s second free throw, would have to wait because a fire alarm at University Arena went off so the entire building is being evacuated. This means EVERYONE: Players, coaches, fans, media — everyone.
This process will likely take at least 30 minutes to complete, then McFarland will shoot his free throw, then we’ll have half time.
Might as well switch to CBS College Sports for a while to watch San Diego State and UNLV, because this CSU vs. New Mexico game is on hiatus.
The final AP college football Top 25 Poll came out on Tuesday, and the Texas Christian Horned Frogs finished No. 2, behind only BCS National Champion Auburn. The Frogs received three first place votes.
Linked below is the final AP Top 25 via ESPN.com:
As the defenses rose to the challenge during Monday’s BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz., there was a certain defender for the Auburn Tigers who has a strong tie to the Mountain West Conference.
Auburn starting redshirt sophomore cornerback T’Sharvan Bell is the older brother of Colorado State corner Shaq Bell, who started nine games for the Rams as a true freshman in 2010 in place of Momo Thomas — who practically grew up in the same house with the Bell brothers in Central Florida.
T’Sharvan finished the 2010 season with 38 tackles, 1 interception and 4 pass breakups.
Shaq had 39 tackles for Colorado State this past season.
And as if there was any question, yes, Shaq was in Glendale watching his brother become a national champion, as Auburn squeaked by Oregon 22-19, sending the Ducks back to Eugene quietly into the desert night.
According to the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels is leaving the football team.
A two-year starter, Carta-Samuels completed 59.6 percent of his passes for 3655 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in his career at UW. He has two wins over Border War rival Colorado State and led the Pokes to a New Mexico Bowl victory in 2009.
“There is a reason for it, but I don’t really want to get so much into that, I just want to stress that Laramie has been great to me,” Carta-Samuels said. “I had every intention of being a player there until I graduated.”
For those who are unaware, Kendall Rogers of Yahoo!/Rivals.com is pretty much the all-knowing being on college baseball. If there’s anything you ever wanna know about the collegiate diamond, I suggest you go to collegebaseball.rivals.com for news, rankings and analysis before all other sources.
Anyhow, Rogers put a list together of his top 10 college baseball coaches to watch in 2011, and Texas Christian skipper Jim Schlossnagle was the first name listed.
Follow the link above for a good read on college baseball’s hottest coaches.
For those who haven’t heard, the Brigham Young Cougars bounced into the top 10 in this week’s ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 11 in the latest AP). This now gives the Mountain West two teams in the top 10 with both the Cougars and then San Diego State at No. 6 (these are also the only MWC schools in the Top 25 - either poll - as UNLV dropped out this week).
While a congratulations should be handed to BYU, one can’t help but ask what the Cougars did to earn it?
Is Jimmer Fredette the best player in the country? This blog sure thinks so, but as a team BYU hasn’t shown much.
Yes, it has a 16-1 record and a 2-0 mark early in conference play, but BYU’s lone loss comes to a just above average UCLA squad at the John Wooden Classic, 86-79, and it’s hard to point out what exactly is this team’s strongest win of 2010-11.
Victories over in-state rival Utah State, UNLV, Arizona and future conference foe Saint Mary’s are all good wins, without question, but how BYU is ranked ahead of one of what looks to be the best Texas A&M team since Mark Turgeon took over is beyond me.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the Cougars test their road strength against a struggling Utah team on Tuesday. Never count out the rivalry factor.
Wyoming junior guard Francisco Cruz’s put-back at the buzzer puts the Cowboys past New Mexico 67-66. The Lobos’ 7-game MWC road winning streak is over. Congratulations, Pokes!