A first look into the 2021-2022 basketball season at CSU

CSU Men's 2021-2022

New beginnings and familiar faces always bring around a sense of excitement. Anticipation for the 2021-22 basketball season at Colorado State University is at an all-time high for men’s and women’s basketball as the hopes of a promising year are soon to be realized.

Coming off a heartbreaking end to the year for the men’s team last year, the Rams are looking to make a name for themselves not just in the Mountain West Conference but in the NCAA. CSU men’s basketball is returning with coach Niko Medved carving the way through the season and hopefully into postseason play following back-to-back, 20-win seasons with the Rams.

Preseason rankings have the Rams leading the pack in the Mountain West, firmly in control of the No. 1 spot with returning all-conference players David Roddy and Isaiah Stevens. Both players are poised to have promising third years at CSU and continue the success they saw in the 2020-21 season. 

With chemistry and a drive to win, there is no limit for the CSU men’s basketball team with intriguing freshman Jalen Scott and Jalen Lake looking to crack the rotation and make a name for themselves as well. 

Dialed in at the No. 4 spot in preseason rankings within the Mountain West Conference, CSU’s women’s basketball team is aiming to make a name for themselves in the 2021-22 season. Coach Ryun Williams is returning for his 10th year at CSU as the winningest coach in the program’s history. 

With three new incoming freshmen and two transfers, Coach Williams will have a lot on his plate, but this is nothing new for the two-time Mountain West Coach of the Year. Adversity drives commitment and our Rams are ready for the upcoming year.

Leading the charge is junior point guard McKenna Hofschild, who was named to the five-person Preseason All-Mountain West Team. Hofschild, along with seven other returning players, will hope to build upon their 15-6 record last year and make a push for the Mountain West Conference title. 

This program has seen some turnover within the last year, but this has only led to increased competition among the team. Look for the CSU women’s basketball team to make some noise this upcoming season and build upon their success in the 2020-2021 season. 

Tickets for faculty and staff

Tickets for CSU basketball games for faculty and staff can be purchased on csurams.com. In addition to this, faculty and staff can receive a 20% discount on season tickets for the upcoming season.