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Colorado State On-Campus Stadium Continues To Gain Momentum

Colorado State continues to go forward with its proposed on-campus stadium.

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Big donor could halt stadium plan

One of Colorado State's chief donors may not be on board with plans for new football stadium

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CSU president Frank recommends new stadium

Colorado State president Tony Frank has formally recommended an on-campus football stadium in Fort Collins

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CSU Pres. to recommend new stadium on Monday

Colorado State president Tony Frank will make an announcement recommending the green-lighting of a project to build a new football stadium on campus on Monday.

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Colorado State Stadium Update: 10 Public Forums To Be Held

Colorado State University continues to go forward with its plans for a on-campus stadium by announcing 10 public forums to solicit information from stakeholders. The first two meetings will be held on Feb. 23 in the Cherokee Room in the Lory Student Center. The other meetings will take place twice a day on Feb. 27, March 3, 6 and 7.

Colorado State President Tony Frank has already let it be known that four parameters exist for recommendations on the new stadium:

• CSU won’t consider putting the stadium on existing open green space, including the intramural fields.
• CSU won’t consider putting the stadium in front of significant existing view sheds so as to protect views of the mountains.
• All recommendations from the Advisory Committee must take into serious account any impact on neighbors in areas adjacent or near a new stadium.
• State appropriation, tuition, fees or taxes will not be considered as funding sources for a stadium project.

If one would like to attend one of these sessions, please RSVP at this link.

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Colorado State AD Jack Graham Says, 'Those Who Are Cynical About Our Future Are Wrong'

Colorado St. Rams athletic director Jack Graham has been pushing hard for a new on-campus stadium for the Colorado State football team to be built by 2014, but he is also serious about a culture change in the athletic department as well. After receiving a five-year contract back in December, Graham has been aggressive and assertive in every aspect of his job.

To open 2012, he started on the defensive and quickly jumped to the offensive about changing the culture at Colorado State in his message to the students:

"...the Denver Post suggested that, even with a new football coach, we would be content to have a .500 football team, and the Collegian commented that our proposal to build an on-campus stadium is a great idea, but something that will fade when 'reality sets in.'

I guess I have a different view. As your new Athletic Director, I don't intend to settle for mediocrity in anything. We are committed to excellence -- and to more than just 'thinking big.' We are committed to making things happen.

... I say without hesitation that those who are cynical about our future are wrong: I will not settle for .500. Our coaches will not settle for .500. Coach Mac wants to win every game, Tom Hilbert has never settled for anything less than excellence and Tim Miles and our other fine coaches have us on a great path. I expect to win every game in every sport in which CSU competes."

Apparently there will be no excuses for failure under Jack Graham, and that has to be considered a good thing for every fan of Colorado State athletics.

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Jack Graham Hired As New Colorado State Athletic Director

Colorado State will announce Jack Graham as the newest athletic director for the school during Thursday afternoon's press conference. This ends the tenure of current athletic directory Paul Kowalczyk, who had signed a five-year extension in early 2010.

Graham was the Rams' quarterback in the mid-1970s and has since become one of the biggest boosters of the school. He briefly played in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins before moving into the insurance industry.

He will now have the tough task of turning the athletic programs into winners, especially the basketball and football teams. He will certainly need to make a decision on football head coach Steve Fairchild soon enough.

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Paul Kowalczyk Fired As Colorado State Athletic Director, According To Report

Susie Wargin of 9News is reporting the Colorado State Rams have fired Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk:

BREAKING: Sources have confirmed Colorado State will announce the firing of Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk this afternoon. #9News 26 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto


The university had extended Kowalczyk in 2010, an extension thought would keep him under contract for several more years. Kowalczyk was serving his sixth year as the university's athletic director.

The reported firing comes amid growing expectations that the university was poised to fire football head coach Steve Fairchild after the team went 3-8 through 11 games this season. However, it appears the organization may have grown dissatisfied with the overall grown of the athletics program instead.

According Wargin, the university does not have a replacement prepared yet.

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Colorado State To Hold Major Press Conference On Thursday Afternoon

Colorado State will hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon to make a "major announcement" about the athletics department. The press conference will begin at 1:00 p.m. MT. It is widely believed to be for the firing of football head coach Steve Fairchild.

The Colorado St. Rams have one game left, against Wyoming, on Saturday before the season ends. The team currently stands at 3-8 and a loss would send the Rams to their third consecutive 3-9 season. Fairchild has had only one winning season with the team, his first in 2008. The team went 7-6 and won the New Mexico Bowl.

If the press conference isn't to announce Fairchild's firing, then that's going to be a real curveball.

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