Basketball has all the fast-paced action of soccer, but its much smaller net is defended by five times as many people—it's no wonder that all soccer has been permanently canceled. Celebrate the king of indoor sports with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two tickets to see the Colorado State University Rams face off against the Air Force Falcons on January 26 at 6 p.m. at Moby Arena (up to a $24 value) in Fort Collins.
Fueling the flames of a five-decade rivalry, the CSU Rams will lock horns with the Air Force Falcons in a game that will have fans on their feet, fevers running high, and backboards trembling with fear. Senior forwards Andy Ogide and Travis Franklin lead the charge inside for the Rams, whose early-season successes include a championship title in the 2010 Cancun Governor's Cup Tournament, victories over Ole Miss and Southern Miss, and conquest of gravitational force. Meanwhile, the newly renovated Moby Arena positions foam-fingered hoop aficionados for fine views of the new million-dollar video scoreboard, stat boards, and concourse screens.
Andy Katz featured the Colorado State Rams on his ESPN blog:
- New Mexico coach Steve Alford tossed out the idea last week that the Rams could be a sleeper team, and he's not alone. There is a consensus building. Colorado State has a senior-laden team led by Andy Ogide, Travis Franklin, Adam Nigon and Andre McFarland, who took the leap with Miles because the former North Dakota State coach claimed during their recruitment that they could be the anchors in turning the program around. – Andy Katz