Watch: Oregon State’s Nall rips off 75-yard TD run vs. Colorado State

After Colorado State went ahead 14-10, it took Oregon State exactly one play to regain the lead.

Facing first-and-10 from the 25-yard line, running back Ryan Nall grabbed the handoff from Jake Luton and exploded 75 yards down the sidelines for the score.

Jordan Choukair would kick the extra point to make it 17-14 Beavers.

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Colorado State smashes Oregon State in 1st FBS game of 2017

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Linebacker Tre Thomas scored on a 44-yard interception return to lead a Colorado State defense that forced five turnovers, Nick Stevens threw three TD passes and the Rams opened their new on-campus stadium with a 58-27 win over Oregon State on a steamy Saturday.

Colorado State moved into its new digs this season after nearly five decades of playing down the road at Hughes Stadium. A raucous 37,583 fans showed up to catch a glimpse of the $ 220-million facility .

Stevens did his part to make sure it was a successful unveiling by throwing for 334 yards – his third career 300-yard passing game.

The Beavers fumbled twice and threw three interceptions on the way to losing their 14th straight road game.

Oregon State’s Jake Luton finished 27 of 47 for 304 yards and two scores. He also threw three interceptions, including the game-changer in the third quarter. Thomas grabbed a tipped pass out of the air and raced 44 yards for the score to make it 34-20.

For a while, all the ”firsts” in the new stadium appeared to be going the way of Oregon State:

– Winning the inaugural coin flip.

– Hauling in the first TD pass (Timmy Hernandez).

– Picking off the first pass (Kyle White).

But Colorado State ended up earning the biggest first of all in its new facility – a win.


OREGON STATE: Coach Gary Andersen stressed the importance of the little things in winning on the road. Costly turnovers, missed receivers and allowing 48 points in the red zone added up to another road loss.

COLORADO STATE: Granted, it is way early. But the Rams took a big step toward a run at a fifth straight bowl game. Their nonconference schedule also includes Colorado and top-ranked Alabama.


Colorado State director of athletics Joe Parker said he was so eager for the stadium opener that he arrived at 6:45 a.m. … Rams RB Dalyn Dawkins caught an 18-yard TD pass and scored on a 3-yard run. … Oregon State RB Ryan Nall rushed for 115 yards, including a 75-yard TD run in the second quarter.


OREGON STATE: Hosts Portland State next Saturday. The Beavers are 4-0 all-time against the Vikings.

COLORADO STATE: Faces in-state rival Colorado in Denver on Friday. Lost 44-7 to the Buffaloes last season.

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Colorado to retire Rashaan Salaam’s number 19

Colorado will be honoring one of its most memorable alumni this season, as the university announced plans to retire jersey No. 19 in honor of former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam.

The announcement was made Friday at the university’s annual football kickoff luncheon by longtime Buffaloes broadcaster Larry Zimmer. The retirement ceremony will take place Oct. 28 during Colorado’s homecoming game against California.

Salaam took home college football’s highest individual honor in 1994 after leading Colorado to an 11-1 season in which he became just the fourth player in college football history at the time to eclipse 2,000 rushing yards in a season. No Colorado player has captured the Heisman Trophy since.

Salaam died on Dec. 5 at the age of 42, the cause of which was later revealed by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office to be suicide.

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Colorado Is Providing Food And Housing For The Homeless Using $3 Million From Cannabis Tax

Colorado and Cannabis Taxation Since legalization nearly four years ago, the state of Colorado has seen an increase each year in tax revenue gained from cannabis sales. The state made nearly $ 70 million in June 2016, the completion of the last financial year. Revenue gained through taxation was one of the key arguments for legalizing […]
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Colorado suspends Julmisse indefinitely following arrest for assault

Colorado suspended starting defensive back Anthony Julmisse indefinitely after the sophomore was arrested following an altercation Sunday, head coach Mike MacIntyre announced Friday, via ESPN.

Julmisse was charged with third-degree assault, domestic violence, and two counts of harassment, according to ESPN's sources.

“Anthony has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities and we will determine any further disciplinary action after receiving more information,” MacIntyre said. “I am very troubled by these allegations, as they do not represent the values of our university and our football program. I have reported the allegations to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance so that it may conduct any appropriate inquiries.”

Julmisse played in all 13 games as a true freshman last season, recording eight tackles and averaging 22.6 yards on 17 kickoff returns.

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Kush Chronic-les: Legalized Loud Packs Cut Cops’ Car Searches By 50% In Colorado And Washington

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Legalization Has Cut Police Searches Significantly In Colorado And Washington

The debate is still raging in certain states about whether or not to legalize marijuana, but if they need a lil’ chronic convincing, then they might wanna look at what’s going on in Colorado and Washington.

NBCNews is reporting that police searches of cars during traffic stops is down 50% since legalization took place in 2012. The change in law even marginally reduced the amount that Blacks and hispanics were searched.

Considering the way police have historically used marijuana as an excuse to harass minorities, like officer Jeronimo Yanez did in the Philando Castile case, legalization would certainly be a welcome change for neighborhoods that feel the anxiety of interactions with the police.

In both states, marijuana legalization eliminated one of the major justifications used by police officers to stop motorists, cutting searches by more than 40 percent after legalization. In Colorado, the change occurred gradually, with searches dropping initially by 30 percent, and then flatting out to a more than 50-percent drop within a year.

For the police, they can look at legalization as a way to continue to build positive relationships with the communities they patrol:

“Searches where you don’t find something are really negative towards a community,” said Jack McDevitt, director of Northeastern University’s Institute on Race and Justice in Boston. “Have a police officer search your car is really like, ‘Why are they doing this to me?’ And you get more pissed off. If you’re trying to do relationship building, it’s not a good thing to do a lot of searches.”

Doesn’t sound like such a bad idea…


Colorado nabs ex-Texas Tech WR Tony Brown

Colorado acquired a potential future playmaker Monday, landing former Texas Tech wide receiver Tony Brown via the transfer market.

Brown, who didn't graduate from Texas Tech, must sit out the 2017 campaign to satisfy NCAA rules before he can suit up for the first of two seasons with the Buffaloes.

Brown amassed 27 receptions for 378 yards and a touchdown in his two seasons with the Red Raiders. He announced his intention to transfer from Texas Tech on May 12.

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After investigation, Colorado board approves extension for MacIntyre

After delaying a vote on a new deal following a legal investigation, Colorado‘s board of regents have officially approved a contract extension for head coach Mike MacIntyre.

According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, the deal is a five-year extension worth $ 16.25 million.

“I appreciate the confidence in me the Board of Regents demonstrated by approving this extension,” MacIntyre said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of our student-athletes in the classroom and community and on the football field.”

The school was investigating how the 2016 Associated Press Coach of the Year handled an allegation of domestic violence by the girlfriend of former assistant coach Joe Tumpkin. MacIntyre allowed Tumpkin to call defensive plays in the Buffaloes’ bowl game in December because there was no official police or legal complaint against the staff member.

As a result of the investigation, MacIntyre will donate $ 100,000 to domestic violence organizations.

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Colorado orders MacIntyre to donate $100K to domestic violence programs

University of Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre will donate $ 100,000 to domestic violence organizations as a result of the way he handled allegations against an assistant, the Colorado Board of Regents announced Monday, according to Elizabeth Hernandez of the DailyCamera.

In addition to MacIntyre's donation, athletic director Rick George is required to contribute $ 100,000 as well, and chancellor Phil DiStefano will be suspended for 10 days.

The punishment followed an investigation into the school's handling of domestic violence allegations against ex-assistant Joe Tumpkin. The investigation noted there was no ill intent by the staff members, but "mistakes were made."

MacIntyre permitted Joe Tumpkin to call the defensive plays in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, despite learning of allegations of domestic violence against him on Dec. 9. MacIntyre eventually informed the athletic director and chancellor, but Tumpkin wasn’t suspended until Jan. 6. He resigned later that month.

Tumpkin’s ex-girlfriend left a voicemail for MacIntyre on Dec. 15 informing him she was filing for a restraining order, but the school claims it didn’t find out about that until Jan. 6, according to Hernandez.

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Colorado State suspends Braylin Scott following burglary, theft charges

Colorado State safety Braylin Scott was arrested Wednesday by campus police on felony burglary and theft charges, according to Kelly Lyell of The Coloradoan.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred April 11, with an arrest warrant being issued May 2, according to Lyell, citing court records.

Rams head coach Mike Bobo released a statement Thursday clarifying that he's aware of the issue involving Scott, and that he has been suspended from all team activities.

"We have been monitoring the situation involving Braylin Scott since first becoming aware of it at the time of the incident," Bobo said through a school spokesman. "I was concerned enough about the details I had learned that I made the decision to suspend him from all team activities at that time, based on preliminary information. He remains suspended from the program, and we will continue to monitor the legal proceedings."

Scott recorded 39 tackles and three interceptions over the course of 10 games as a sophomore for the Rams last season.

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