Go on, Jerry Palm. Do it. Talk us down off the ledge. Tell us it’s OK. Tell us we don’t have to spend a week sweating and scoreboard-watching. Tell us it’s gonna be all right after The Night The Lights Went Out In Reno. “CSU,” the longtime CBS Sports bracketologist told me late Friday after the rusty knife that was Nevada 85, Rams 82 landed right between our shoulder blades, “is squarely on the bubble.” Thanks, Grant Sherfield. Thanks a lot. Hang in there, kids. This is the part where the road gets bumpy. CSU (17-5, 14-4 Mountain West) had been tapped by the Palmster as a solid 10 seed in his Friday morning NCAA Tournament projections. After the Wolf Pack did the Rams dirty, CSU woke up Saturday on the 11 seed line. The last team on the 11 seed line. Look: This a young, fun team. They scrap. They defend. They’ll shoot from anywhere. Forward David Roddy has a tight end’s frame — 6-foot-5, 252 pounds of mountain muscle — and a sculptor’s soft touch, with the hoops … [Read more...] about Keeler: CSU Rams’ “crushing loss” has them “squarely” on NCAA Tournament bubble, Jerry Palm says
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By Matthew Brown and Iris Samuels , The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many wildlife managers. In Montana, lawmakers are advancing measures to allow shooting wolves at night and payments to hunters reminiscent of bounties that widely exterminated the species last century. Idaho legislation would allow hunters to shoot them from motorized parachutes, ATVs or snowmobiles year-round with no limits in most areas. And in Wisconsin, just weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration lifted protections for wolves in the Great Lakes region, hunters using hounds and trappers blew past the state’s harvest goal and killed almost twice as many as planned. The timing of the Wisconsin hunt was bumped up … [Read more...] about As Colorado moves to reintroduce wolves, some states look to step up wolf kills
It cannot be said enough. Of all the years for the men’s basketball edition of the Rocky Mountain Showdown to go dormant, this may very well have been the worst. CU/CSU men’s hoops — A Losing this year’s football game in Fort Collins was one thing. But for this version of the CSU Rams (17-5, No. 41 in NET prior to Friday night’s loss at Nevada) to not get a shot at this version of the CU Buffs (20-7, No. 14 in NET) is yet another athletic tragedy in a 12-month period full of them for the Grading the Week staff. Especially considering CSU just spent a 21-day period in February waiting for an opponent to play after multiple Mountain West foes went into quarantine. “It’s not quite that easy to put a matchup together on short notice,” CSU athletic director Joe Parker told The Post ‘s Sean Keeler earlier this week. This one should’ve been a no-brainer. It’s not just that both are likely NCAA Tournament teams (or should be). It’s not just that both have NBA-caliber … [Read more...] about Grading the Week: Who’s Colorado’s best college basketball team? We’ll have to wait until the Final Four to find out.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents continue to arrest previously deported sex offenders after they illegally return to the United States. During the first five months of Fiscal Year 21, the agents arrested as many sex offenders as they did during the entire previous year. San Diego Sector agents patrolling the border in the Otay Mountain Wilderness are on March 3 came in contact with a man about one and one-half miles north of the California border with Mexico. The man admitted to agents that he illegally crossed the border into the U.S., according to information obtained from San Diego Sector Border Patrol officials. In the first 5 months this fiscal year, #BorderPatrol agents in San Diego have arrested 25 sex offenders. This is equal to the total apprehended locally during all of last fiscal year. Apprehending predators like these makes our communities safer. Read: https://t.co/Qp1EoZtkbH pic.twitter.com/jJbj8CMTJ6 — Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke … [Read more...] about Migrant Sex Offender Arrests Up Dramatically in One California Border Sector
Ownership issues have and will continue to work against the Broncos. It doesn’t seem Pat Bowlen put much thought into succession planning. Joe Ellis and John Elway don’t seem accountable to anyone, starting with the fans. Dick, sees big picture Kiz : While there has been a rush to canonize Mr. B for bringing the joy of championships to Denver, we don’t need the upcoming trial that will put the bickering Bowlen kids on full display to know the late owner’s shaky succession plan did neither his family nor the team any favors. Hindsight is 20/20: But in retrospect, it might’ve made the future far less contentious if Mr. B had designated Brittany as heir apparent, rather than making it a contest among his children. Vic Fangio will will be gone as coach if the Broncos go 5-11 again, so I’m not sure about why he’s so eager about running it all back in 2021. Dylan, concerned fan Kiz : After missing the playoffs five straight years, the Broncos cry out for decisive … [Read more...] about Kickin’ It with Kiz: Pat Bowlen considered saint in city, but Broncos are cursed by his shaky succession plan