CSU-Pueblo Football News Archives
Meisner named RMAC scholar-athlete
[6/12/12] - CSU-Pueblo graduating senior Lee Meisner has been named CSU-Pueblo's representative male scholar-athlete for 2012, the RMAC announced Monday.
CSU-Pueblo honor athletes recognized
[4/17/12] - Six outstanding graduating senior student-athletes were recognized with awards of distinction Tuesday as top student-athletes at CSU-Pueblo.
'Signing Day Event' slated for Feb. 1
[1/23/12] - The annual CSU-Pueblo Signing Day Event, taking place the evening of "National Signing Day" at the Pueblo Convention Center, is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Pack's 2011 All-American total now at nine
[1/19/12] - The final 2011 Division II Football All-American teams were announced Thursday, as Don Hansen's Football Gazette and D2Football.com released the final All-American squads of the season.
'Beyond Sports Network' names five T-Wolves to All-America squad
[1/5/12] - The 'Beyond Sports Network', a collegiate athlete networking web site, has released its 2011 Division II All-American squad, which includes five ThunderWolves.
Nine ThunderWolves earn first-team all-region honors
[1/4/12] - A total of 16 ThunderWolves, including nine first-teamers, received recognition as All-Super Region Three selections by Don Hansen's Football Gazette Wednesday.
Wristen named National Coach of the Year
[12/28/11] - CSU-Pueblo head football coach, John Wristen, has been named the Division II National Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly magazine.
Meisner, Wristen headline All-Colorado accolades
[12/22/11] - CSU-Pueblo senior linebacker Lee Meisner was named the National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter Defensive Player of the Year Thursday, joining his coach, John Wristen, who was also named Colorado Coach of the Year.
Pack ranked ninth to finish season
[12/19/11] - CSU-Pueblo was ranked in the Division II top ten to finish the season for the first time in school history, ranked ninth in the land in the final American Football Coaches' Association poll released Monday.
Major, Meisner claim more All-America honors
[12/17/11] - For the second time this year, both Kyle Major and Lee Meisner have named All-Americans, this time on the Associated Press Little All-America team.
Hughes named National Coordinator of the Year
[12/17/11] - CSU-Pueblo defensive coordinator Hunter Hughes has earned a very prestigious honor, being named the Division II Coordinator of the Year by FootballScoop and SpeedTracs.
DeRose selected for RMAC Hall of Fame
[12/15/11] - Former football and track standout, athletic director and tireless promoter and supporter of CSU-Pueblo Athletics, Dan DeRose, has been selected for induction into the RMAC Hall of Fame.
Major, Meisner earn All-American status
[12/14/11] - CSU-Pueblo seniors Kyle Major and Lee Meisner each earned Daktronics All-American honors, it was announced Wednesday.
2012 CSU-Pueblo football season tickets now on sale
[12/12/11] - CSU-Pueblo football fans that are itching for the 2012 football season begin can get an early jump on the expected season ticket rush by renewing their existing seats or purchasing new seats for just $45, the CSU-Pueblo Department of Athletics announced.
Meisner named Academic All-American
[12/7/11] - CSU-Pueblo senior linebacker Lee Meisner has been named an Academic All-American by Capital One and the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Def. coordinator Hughes up for national coordinator of the year
[12/7/11] - John Wristen isn't the only CSU-Pueblo football coach up for a national award. Defensive coordinator Hunter Hughes also needs your vote as he is one of four national finalists for Football Scoop/SpeedTracs Coordinator of the Year.
Wristen named one of five finalists for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year
[12/6/11] - CSU-Pueblo head coach John Wristen was named one of five finalists for the Liberty Mutual Division II National Coach of the Year, Liberty Mutual announced Tuesday.
Wristen named AFCA Regional Coach of the Year
[12/6/11] - CSU-Pueblo head coach John Wristen was recognized as one of five Division II regional coaches of the year, the American Football Coaches' Association announced Tuesday.
Meisner named Regional Defensive Player of the Year
[11/30/11] - CSU-Pueblo linebacker Lee Meisner added another honor to his trophy case Wednesday after being named the Super Region 3 Defensive Player of the Year, making him one of five ThunderWolves to earn all-region honors.
Pack's dream season ends at hands of national champs
[11/26/11] - "To be the best, you gotta beat the best" is a tried and true mantra, and Saturday for the ThunderWolves, they came within a field goal of doing just that, standing by as their season ended in a 24-21 loss to Minnesota-Duluth.
RMAC postseason accolades aplenty for ThunderWolves
[11/16/11] - The RMAC champion ThunderWolves were recognized accordingly for an outstanding season as RMAC postseason awards were given out Wednesday, headlined by defensive player of the year, Lee Meisner.
Pack rises to No. 1 in the nation
[11/14/11] - CSU-Pueblo rose to a ranking that was unthinkable to anybody outside of the Pack locker room three months ago, coming in as the top team in the country in the latest AFCA Coaches' Poll released Monday.
ThunderWolves earn top seed, prepare to host playoff games
[11/13/11] - CSU-Pueblo was rewarded for its 11-0 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship season Sunday with the announcement that the ThunderWolves will be the top seed in its region and get the opportunity to host as many as three home playoff games, the NCAA announced.
'11 in 11' realized by ThunderWolves
[11/12/11] - In preseason camp, CSU-Pueblo's players put a signature on the end of their text messages that advertised their 2011 goals in no uncertain terms - "11 in '11". Saturday, that bold prediction was realized in an 11-0 season and an RMAC Championship.
Pack's Lewis one of 22 finalists for Harlon Hill Trophy
[11/11/11] - For the second straight year, CSU-Pueblo senior tailback Jesse Lewis is one of 22 national finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy, the NCAA Division II equivalent of The Heisman Trophy.
Meisner earns second career Academic All-District honor
[11/10/11] - CSU-Pueblo senior linebacker Lee Meisner has been named Academic All-District by ESPN The Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA).
ThunderWolves climb to second in the nation
[11/7/11] - CSU-Pueblo has been given its highest national ranking in the history of the football program - No. 2 - in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Division II Coaches' Poll.
Pack's a 'perfect 10' after win over Western State
[11/5/11] - CSU-Pueblo extended its record to 10-0 Saturday, mauling Western State 41-3 at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
Pack climbs to No. 4 in latest poll
[10/31/11] - CSU-Pueblo rose to a ranking of fourth in the nation Monday after improving to 9-0 with last week's win over New Mexico Highlands.
Pack retains region's top ranking
[10/31/11] - CSU-Pueblo continued to be ranked at the top of the NCAA Division II Super Regional rankings, the NCAA announced Monday.
Mathews, Sandoval net RMAC weekly honors
[10/31/11] - CSU-Pueblo standouts J.B. Mathews and Josh Sandoval were recognized by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Monday as its players of the week.
ThunderWolves defense again stellar in 37-0 win
[10/29/11] - CSU-Pueblo improved to a school-record 9-0 Saturday in impressive fashion, using the time-honored strengths of solid defense and a heady running game to take down New Mexico Highlands 37-0.
ThunderWolves start atop regional rankings
[10/24/11] - CSU-Pueblo is in control of its own destiny for a home playoff game and first round bye in the NCAA Division II National Playoffs, ranked first in the initial NCAA regional rankings released Monday.
ThunderWolves climb to No. 7
[10/24/11] - CSU-Pueblo improved to a ranking of 7th in the nation Monday after its 27-7 win over Colorado Mesa, the American Football Coaches Association announced.
Major nets another RMAC weekly honor
[10/24/11] - CSU-Pueblo senior kicker Kyle Major was again recognized by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as its special teams player of the week.
ThunderWolves turn away scrappy Colorado Mesa
[10/22/11] - In a game that saw eight total personal fouls called, the CSU-Pueblo stopped a determined Colorado Mesa squad Saturday, securing a 27-7 win.
Paint the stands in pink at football, volleyball games
[10/21/11] - CSU-Pueblo's "Pink Out" football game Saturday with Colorado Mesa, as well as the ThunderWolves' 5th annual "Block Out Breast Cancer" volleyball game Tuesday give Pack fans a chance to donate to breast cancer awareness causes.
CSU-Pueblo football team featured in USA Today
[10/19/11] - The CSU-Pueblo football team continues to receive national coverage as it was featured in an article in the USA Today.
Dickens earns Colorado Player of the Week honors
[10/18/11] - CSU-Pueblo cornerback Stephan Dickens became a rare defensive selection for the National Football Foundation, Colorado Chapter Player of the Week.
Meisner named RMAC Academic Player of the Year
[10/18/11] - CSU-Pueblo linebacker Lee Meisner earned RMAC Academic Player of the Year honors Tuesday, headlining a solid crop of student-athletes receiving first or second-team honors on the Academic All-RMAC squad.
Pack now in top ten in two polls
[10/18/11] - For the first time in school history, CSU-Pueblo is ranked in the top ten nationally in two separate polls, as the D2Football.com poll has put the Pack in the top ten.
Pack moves into the top ten
[10/17/11] - CSU-Pueblo moved into the top ten in the NCAA Division II national rankings for the first time in school history, receiving a ranking of 8th in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll.
Major, Dickens selected RMAC Players of the Week
[10/17/11] - For the fifth straight week, CSU-Pueblo had at least one player named an RMAC Player of the Week as Stephan Dickens earned defensive honors and Kyle Major earned offensive honors.
Pack secures earth-shaking win over undefeated Lopers
[10/15/11] - CSU-Pueblo used a stout defensive performance to trip up the top-ranked offense in the nation Saturday, using four interceptions to grab a 27-14 win over fourth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney.
Pack football program featured on NCAA.com
[10/13/11] - CSU-Pueblo's football program, including its unique way it strengthens its athletes physically and mentally, has been featured on the NCAA.com website.
Mathews racks up another honor
[10/11/11] - CSU-Pueblo freshman tailback J.B. Mathews was again named a player of the week Tuesday, this time by the National Football Foundation's Colorado Chapter.
ThunderWolves remain ranked 11th
[10/10/11] - CSU-Pueblo didn't move up the American Football Coaches' Association rankings after its 23-6 win over Colorado School of Mines Thursday, still ranked at 11th this week.
Mathews, Costa garner Player of the Week honors
[10/10/11] - Two ThunderWolves garnered RMAC Player of the Week honors this week, as both J.B. Mathews and Josh Costa were recognized.
Pack wows national TV audience with convincing win
[10/6/11] - CSU-Pueblo exorcised a few demons in front of a packed house Thursday night, improving to 6-0 with a 23-6 win over Colorado School of Mines on national television.
Tickets still available for Pack's game with Mines, available on numerous TV packages
[10/5/11] - Tickets are running out for CSU-Pueblo's nationally-televised Oct. 6 game with Colorado Mines, which will air across the country on the CBS College Sports network, locally on Altitude, and with other affiliates.
Two ThunderWolves identified by pro scouting organization
[10/4/11] - CSU-Pueblo seniors Kyle Major and Lee Meisner have been added to the watch list for the 2012 Beyond Sports Network Collegiate Showcase, a pro combine style opportunity for FCS, D-II, D-III and NAIA athletes.
ThunderWolves rise to 11th in the nation
[10/3/11] - CSU-Pueblo rose three spots in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Division II poll released Monday, coming in at 11th after sitting at 14th for two straight weeks.
Meisner earns Player of the Week honors
[10/3/11] - CSU-Pueblo senior linebacker Lee Meisner was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week Monday.
Meisner named semifinalist for NFF Scholar-Athlete Award
[9/29/11] - CSU-Pueblo senior linebacker Lee Meisner has been named a semifinalist for the prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award, the NFF announced Thursday.
Sandoval nabs RMAC Special Teams honor
[9/26/11] - CSU-Pueblo punt returner Josh Sandoval was named the RMAC Special Teams Player of the Week Monday, marking third time in four weeks a ThunderWolf has garnered the weekly special teams honor.
Pack remains ranked 14th in the nation
[9/26/11] - As the top 15 teams in the nation all won last weekend, CSU-Pueblo remained entrenched at a ranking of 14th nationally in the American Football Coaches' Association poll, released Monday.
Pack takes care of Skyhawks in well-rounded showing
[9/24/11] - CSU-Pueblo posted its second shutout of the season Saturday, blanking Fort Lewis 47-0 and improving to 4-0 on the season.
Pack's Lewis named Colorado Player of the Week
[9/20/11] - CSU-Pueblo tailback Jesse Lewis has been named the National Football Foundation, Colorado Chapter Player of the Week.
ThunderWolves rise to 20th in D2Football.com poll
[9/20/11] - CSU-Pueblo's ranking improved in the other major Division II football poll, the D2Football.com poll, rising from 24th to 20th in the nation this week.
ThunderWolves weigh in at 14th in the nation
[9/19/11] - The Pack's stock keeps on rising, and following its 20-11 win over Adams State Saturday, the ThunderWolves rose to 14th in the nation in the latest AFCA Coaches' Poll.
ThunderWolves crash Adams State's party, outlast Grizzlies
[9/17/11] - It had all the makings for an upset - Adams State was hosting its first ever night game, showing off its brand spanking new dorms and video board, against perhaps its biggest rival in the ThunderWolves. But the Pack ruined all that, winning 20-11.
ThunderWolves make it into the top 20
[9/12/11] - CSU-Pueblo rose to 18th in the country in the latest American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA) Division II Top 25 poll released Monday.
Pack stays perfect, avoids trap game
[9/10/11] - Facing a potential trap game before conference play opens up, the CSU-Pueblo football team put its foot on the gas and never looked back as they blew past Northwest Oklahoma State 41-0.
Pack rises to 21st in the nation
[9/5/11] - CSU-Pueblo made its debut in the American Football Coaches' Association Division II Poll Monday, entering at 21st in the country following its win over West Texas A&M last week.
Pack's game with Colorado Mines to be televised locally on Altitude
[9/1/11] - The CBS College Sports Network's Division II Game of the Week featuring CSU-Pueblo and Colorado School of Mines on October 6 will be carried locally on the Altitude Sports Network, Altitude announced Thursday.
Pack stuns 19th-ranked West Texas A&M
[9/1/11] - CSU-Pueblo wasn't supposed to go in to one of the most hostile environments in all of Division II and snag a win, but that's just what they did Thursday night, eking out a 26-24 win over 19th-ranked West Texas A&M.
Eight new assistants added to staffs over summer months
[8/29/11] - Eight new assistant coaches were added by various CSU-Pueblo coaching staffs over the summer, including three alumni of the Pack athletic program.
Three picked for D2 vs NAIA Senior Bowl Preseason Team
[8/19/11] - Preseason honors keep rolling in for CSU-Pueblo football players as Jesse Lewis, Kyle Major and Lee Meisner, who were each selected as members of the D2 vs NAIA Senior Bowl Preseason All-American Team.
Tickets for Pack's game at West Texas A&M go on sale Monday
[8/16/11] - Tickets for CSU-Pueblo's season-opening game at West Texas A&M will go on sale Monday morning, West Texas A&M officials announced.
Group sales now available for CSU-Pueblo home football games
[8/16/11] - Group tickets in clusters of 20 or more are now available for any of CSU-Pueblo’s six home football games. Of particular note is the ThunderWolves’ nationally-televised game with Colorado School of Mines Oct. 6, where a capacity-plus crowd is expected.
ThunderWolves open season receiving votes in national poll
[8/15/11] - The ThunderWolves received a mention in the Division II Preseason Top 25 released Monday, possibly paving the way toward a national ranking with a hot start to 2011.
Catch coaches' and players' previews of the 2011 Pack Football season
[8/15/11] - It's 'Media Day' season for the ThunderWolves, and as the Pack's fall camp gets underway, watch interviews with CSU-Pueblo players and head coach, John Wristen, about the upcoming 2011 season.
Pack garners first place votes in RMAC Coaches' Poll
[8/1/11] - CSU-Pueblo was picked to finish tied for second, receiving one first place vote, in the RMAC Preseason Football Coaches' poll, released Monday. Senior linebacker Lee Meisner was also selected as the preseason defensive player of the year.
CSU-Pueblo to make fan bus available to football season-opener
[7/29/11] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo Department of Athletics will be providing fans an opportunity to see the ThunderWolves’ 2011 football season-opener in person on Sept. 1, providing a fan bus to Canyon, Tex. for the Pack’s showdown with nationally-ranked West Texas A&M.
Major placed on 2011 Fred Mitchell Award watch list
[7/14/11] - CSU-Pueblo senior kicker, Kyle Major, has been named one of 28 kickers in the nation to be placed on the watch list for the Fred Mitchell Award, honoring the top placekicker in NAIA, FCS, D-II and D-III.
Pack assistant Miller calls it a career
[7/8/11] - CSU-Pueblo Assistant Head Coach Tom Miller will retire after nearly 40 years coaching football.
Wristen gives first preview of 2011 at Sports Corp Luncheon
[6/29/11] - CSU-Pueblo head coach, John Wristen, started the football preview season Wednesday as he shared his insights about the Pack at the 2011 Colorado Springs Sports Corp Football Kickoff Luncheon.
Meisner, Lewis garner preseason All-American honors
[6/20/11] - CSU-Pueblo seniors Lee Meisner and Jesse Lewis have been named Preseason All-Americans by Division II Consensus Draft Services.
Meisner named Sporting News Preseason All-American
[6/13/11] - CSU-Pueblo senior linebacker Lee Meisner was named Preseason All-American by Sporting News, the publication announced last week.
CSU-Pueblo to host Colorado School of Mines in nationally-televised game
[5/31/11] - Football squads from Colorado State University – Pueblo and Colorado School of Mines will be featured on national television as part of the CBS College Sports Network’s NCAA Division II Game of the Week, the NCAA and CBS Sports Network announced Tuesday.
Pack alum Vaughn re-joins UFL's Las Vegas Locos
[5/20/11] - Former CSU-Pueblo All-American Chase Vaughn continued to get one step closer to his dream of playing in the NFL, re-signing a contract with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL.
Lewis, Meisner named Strength & Conditioning All-Americans
[5/3/11] - CSU-Pueblo juniors Jesse Lewis and Lee Meisner were honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as All-Americans, the NSCA announced.
'Red' bests 'White' in overtime Spring Game
[4/23/11] - CSU-Pueblo's Spring 'Red/White Game' went down to the wire Saturday as the two split squads took the game to overtime, with the White Team winning 19-16.
2011 "Red/White Game" scheduled for Saturday
[4/21/11] - CSU-Pueblo's annual Red/White Game is slated for Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
CSU-Pueblo Spring Football schedule released
[2/15/11] - The CSU-Pueblo football program will begin its spring drills on Tuesday, March 29 and will conclude on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. with the annual CSU-Pueblo Spring Football Game.
Inaugural CSU-Pueblo Football Coaches' Clinic is April 7-8
[2/15/11] - The inaugural CSU-Pueblo Football Coaches' Clinic, which features instruction from ThunderWolves' coaches as well as special guests, will take place April 7-8 at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
‘Early Bird’ special available for 2011 CSU-Pueblo football tickets
[2/10/11] - ‘Early Bird’ pricing is now available for 2011 CSU-Pueblo Football season tickets, the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Department announced this week.
CSU-Pueblo Football Signing Day luncheon is Feb. 3
[1/28/11] - Meet the new signees for the CSU-Pueblo football team at the fourth annual CSU-Pueblo Football Signing Day Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 3 at the Olde Towne Carriage House in downtown Pueblo.
Lewis nets another All-American honor
[1/25/11] - CSU-Pueblo tailback Jesse Lewis has been named an All-American for the second time this season, this time earning third-team honors by the Don Hansen Football Gazette.
ThunderWolves net 10 on All-Colorado team
[12/23/10] - CSU-Pueblo sent 10 ThunderWolves, including three first-team selections, to the National Football Foundation All-Colorado team.
Lewis secures another all-region selection
[12/21/10] - CSU-Pueblo tailback Jesse Lewis has added another honor to his mantle, claiming second-team All-Super Region 3 honors by Don Hansen's Football Gazette.
Lewis named to AP's ‘Little All-America’ team
[12/16/10] - CSU-Pueblo junior running back Jesse Lewis was honored for a record-breaking 2010 season with a third-team selection to the Associated Press "Little All-America" team.
ThunderWolves' 2011 schedule released
[12/16/10] - Check out the ThunderWolves' 2011 football schedule, which starts with a showdown at perennial national power, West Texas A&M.
Meisner, Crunkleton earn all-Super Region honors
[12/1/10] - CSU-Pueblo defensive standouts Lee Meisner and Grant Crunkleton were each voted Daktronics first-team All-Super Region 3, it was announced Wednesday. Standout tailback, Jesse Lewis, was also named to the squad as a second-team selection.
Martin named RMAC Freshman of the Year
[11/16/10] - CSU-Pueblo defensive lineman, Beau Martin, was named the 2010 RMAC Defensive Freshman of the Year, the RMAC announced as part of its All-RMAC teams, released Tuesday.
Elite performances mark CSU-Pueblo's 2010 season
[11/16/10] - With the 2010 football season in the books, CSU-Pueblo departs from its campaign in bittersweet fashion, as it didn't attain a playoff spot, but instead captured a number of high national rankings.
ThunderWolves equal win record in victory over Western N.M.
[11/13/10] - CSU-Pueblo ran its 2010 win total to nine in a dominant effort Saturday, winning 45-17 at Western New Mexico, closing their season with a 9-2 mark.
Lewis among 24 national candidates for Harlon Hill Award
[11/12/10] - CSU-Pueblo junior tailback Jesse Lewis has been named one of the nation's 24 candidates for the Harlon Hill Award, given to the most outstanding NCAA Division II college football player.
Second annual Gridiron Gals Luncheon is Nov. 11
[11/9/10] - The second annual Colorado State University-Pueblo Gridiron Gals Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, November 11, 2010 in the OUC Ballroom on the CSU-Pueblo campus. Registration starts at 11:45 a.m. and the lunch/program will begin at noon.
Lewis named Colorado Player of the Week
[11/9/10] - Add another award to the trophy chest of CSU-Pueblo tailback, Jesse Lewis, who was also named the Colorado Player of the Week by the National Football Foundation.
Pack debuts in regional rankings, playoffs hopes clinging to a thread
[11/8/10] - The ThunderWolves entered the NCAA Division II Super Region 3 rankings, released Monday, weighing in at 10th in the rankings following its 37-3 win over Western State Saturday.
Lewis claims RMAC Player of the Week honor for second time
[11/8/10] - For the second time this season, CSU-Pueblo tailback Jesse Lewis, fresh off a 239-yard performance in a 37-3 win over Western State, has been named the RMAC's offensive player of the week.
Offense, defense clicks in 37-3 win over Western State
[11/6/10] - CSU-Pueblo ran its record to 8-2 Saturday with an efficient 37-3 win over Western State, its biggest win over the Mountaineers in school history.
Three T-Wolves named Academic All-District, Meisner a first-teamer
[11/4/10] - Three members of the CSU-Pueblo football squad were voted to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District football team, CoSIDA announced Thursday. Headlining the group was the selection of junior linebacker Lee Meisner, who earned first-team honors.
ThunderWolves receives votes in national poll, shut out of regional rankings
[11/1/10] - For the second consecutive week and eighth time in the past nine weeks, CSU-Pueblo has "received votes" in the AFCA Division II national poll. The Pack, however, is not in the top ten in the first NCAA Division II Regional Rankings.
Pack busts records, annihilate Highlands
[10/30/10] - CSU-Pueblo registered the most points in school history Saturday in a 66-0 rout of New Mexico Highlands in the ThunderWolves' final home game of the season.
Pack claims 26-14 win in rainy scrap with Mesa
[10/23/10] - For the third straight season, wacky weather doomed a CSU-Pueblo/Mesa State gridiron matchup, as a rain storm kept the ball on the ground all night long, playing right into the Pack's hands as CSU-Pueblo claimed a 26-14 win Saturday.
Meisner headlines Pack's academic all-RMAC selections
[10/20/10] - CSU-Pueblo junior linebacker Lee Meisner was one of four first team selections and 15 overall to be selected Academic All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
Big plays, untimely mistakes ruin Pack's chance for upset
[10/16/10] - CSU-Pueblo surrendered big opportunities and allowed a Kearney passing game to open up Saturday, falling 38-24 to the nationally-ranked Lopers.
Military Appreciation Day is October 16
[10/13/10] - CSU-Pueblo is paying homage to United States' veterans and active military on Saturday as it observes Military Appreciation Day when the ThunderWolves host Nebraska-Kearney at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
Pack ejected from Top 25, still receiving votes
[10/11/10] - CSU-Pueblo was a one-week entrant into the AFCA top 25, dropping from the No. 25 spot it occupied last week after last week's loss to Colorado Mines
Last-minute comeback dooms ThunderWolves
[10/9/10] - In a game decided by the smallest of margins, CSU-Pueblo its bid to go 6-0 vanish in the closing seconds, falling 19-16 to Colorado School of Mines.
Pack at No. 25 in two major D-II polls
[10/5/10] - The nation is listening after CSU-Pueblo's 33-30 triple-overtime win over Chadron State Saturday, greeting the Pack with a ranking of 25th in the nation in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Division II poll, as well as the D2Football.com poll.
Lewis, Major garner RMAC Player of the Week awards
[10/4/10] - Two ThunderWolves garnered RMAC Player of the Week honors this week, as 100-yard rusher Jesse Lewis snagged the RMAC's offensive honor and Kyle Major claimed the special teams honor.
Pack pulls out triple-overtime thriller over Chadron
[10/2/10] - In a game that certainly lived up to the billing, CSU-Pueblo and Chadron State brawled for four quarters and three overtimes with the ThunderWolves emerging victorious, pulling out a 33-30 triple-overtime win.
Homecoming 2010 vs. Chadron State
[10/1/10] - Get all the inside info on homecoming weekend events, all centered around CSU-Pueblo's football showdown with Chadron State Saturday afternoon.
Pack keeps rising toward Top 25
[9/27/10] - For the fourth consecutive week, CSU-Pueblo has received votes in the AFCA Division II National Top 25 poll, garnering 17 votes, the AFCA announced Monday.
Second half surge boosts Pack to 49-14 win
[9/25/10] - Two defensive touchdowns and a five rushing touchdowns helped allow CSU-Pueblo to torch Fort Lewis Saturday and move to 4-0 for the first time since 1980.
Wristen previews season alongside D-I coaches
[6/29/10] - CSU-Pueblo head football coach John Wristen appeared at the Colorado Springs Sports Corp's football preview luncheon alongside coaches from Air Force, Colorado State and Northern Colorado to preview the 2010 football season.
Qualify for giveaways during CSU-Pueblos 30 Prizes for 30 Days promotion
[6/24/10] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Department will show its appreciation for existing and new CSU-Pueblo Football season ticket holders with the 30 Prizes for 30 Days promotion, where season ticket holders will qualify for 30 prize drawings every day throughout the month of July, with five grand prizes being drawn on July 31.
Wristen to appear at Sports Corp luncheon June 29
[6/24/10] - For the third consecutive year, CSU-Pueblo head football coach John Wristen has been invited to appear at the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation's Football Kickoff Luncheon alongside the state's Division I football coaches on June 29.
ThunderBowl hosts Denver Broncos Caravan
[6/11/10] - The Pueblo delegation of Denver Broncos nation embraced its favorite football organization Thursday, which spent the day in Pueblo spreading orange-and-blue pride throughout the community. The inaugural Broncos Country Caravan stopped in Pueblo.
Former Pack All-American Vaughn signs with UFL's Las Vegas Locos
[6/10/10] - Former CSU-Pueblo All-American, Chase Vaughn, will suit it up professionally this season after signing a rookie contract to play for the Las Vegas Locos in the United Football League.
Follow Augie Agyei in his Bengals Tryout!
[5/1/10] - Former ThunderWolf receiver, Augustine Agyei, has been gracious enough to share his experiences from his pro tryout with the Bengals with his fans in Colorado through a blog on GoThunderWolves.com. Click here to read and give Augie your support!
Agyei invited to Cincinnati Bengals' Mini-Camp
[4/26/10] - Former CSU-Pueblo wide receiver, Augustine Agyei, has received an invite to the Cincinnati Bengals' rookie minicamp this weekend, playing for a spot on the Bengals' roster.
Pueblo Chieftain: Offense Blooms in Spring
[4/19/10] - Under sunny skies Sunday at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, the offense dominated in the annual Red-Blue spring game. It was the first time in three tries that the offense was ahead of the defense after 15 spring practices.
Football "Spring Fan Fest" is Sunday, April 18
[4/12/10] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo football fans are invited to attend the second annual ThunderWolves Spring Fan Fest, Sunday, April 18, at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl on the campus of Colorado State University- Pueblo.
T-Wolves finish in top 20 nationally in attendance
[2/23/10] - For the second consecutive season, CSU-Pueblo's football program was among the national leaders in attendance, finishing 16th in the nation in total attendance.
2010 football schedule released
[1/21/10] - CSU-Pueblo's 2010 football schedule has been released, with the home opener slated for Sept. 4, 2010 vs. Northwest Oklahoma State.
Football signing day luncheon is Friday, Feb. 5
[1/13/10] - Meet the new signees for the CSU-Pueblo football team at the third annual CSU-Pueblo Football Signing Day Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Pueblo Convention Center.
Vaughn helps lead West All-Stars to Cactus Bowl shutout
[1/8/10] - CSU-Pueblo linebacker Chase Vaughn was among the defensive stars at the 2010 Cactus Bowl in Kingsville, Tex. Friday as the West All-Stars scored a 16-0 shutout of the East All-Stars.
Quest for the NFL: Blog by Chase Vaughn
[1/5/10] - This week, CSU-Pueblo linebacker Chase Vaughn is getting one closer to realizing a dream of playing in the NFL when he takes part in the Valero Cactus Bowl, a Division II All-Star showcase for NFL scouts. To read Chase's daily reports the Cactus Bowl site of Kingsville, Tex., click here.
Pack LB continues pursuit of NFL dream
[1/2/10] - Chase Vaughn's dream of playing in the NFL gets a bit of a boost next week. The former linebacker from Colorado State University-Pueblo accepted an invitation to play in the 2010 Cactus Bowl on Jan. 8 in Kingsville, Texas.
ThunderWolves send four to NFFCC teams
[12/31/09] - CSU-Pueblo boasted four members on the 2009 all-National Football Foundation, Colorado Chapter team, released Thursday.
Pack senior Vaughn to play in 2010 Cactus Bowl
[12/9/09] - CSU-Pueblo senior linebacker, Chase Vaughn, a two-time first-team all-RMAC selection and a 2008 all-American, has committed to play in the 2010 Cactus Bowl, a Division II all-star game being held in Kingsville, Tex.
ThunderWolves send seven to all-RMAC squads
[11/12/09] - Led by first-team honors by tailback Jesse Lewis and linebacker Chase Vaughn, the ThunderWolves saw seven of its members get all-RMAC honors, the RMAC announced Thursday.
ThunderWolves stick it Grizzlies in 2009 finale
[11/7/09] - Chase Vaughn is happy he chose to transfer to CSU-Pueblo. The former Adams State defensive end, now an all-American linebacker with the ThunderWolves, got to end his collegiate career with a bang Saturday, earning a measure of vengeance against his former mates as CSU-Pueblo downed the Grizzlies 41-7 in the finale of the 2009 season.
Pack's final game to be aired on Pueblo Comcast Channel 19
[11/4/09] - CSU-Pueblo's final football game of the 2009 season at Adams State College in Alamosa will air on tape delay to Comcast cable subscribers in Pueblo in the coming week.
ThunderWolves tee off on Mustangs 48-3
[10/31/09] - In front of newly-enshrined CSU-Pueblo Hall of Famers during Saturday's Hall of Fame Game vs. Western New Mexico, CSU-Pueblo's offense went off on Western New Mexico, posting a school-record 620 yards of total offense, 435 on the ground, as the Pack scored a nearly-perfect 48-3 victory over the Mustangs.
Pack's Lewis honored as RMAC Player of the Week
[10/26/09] - CSU-Pueblo sophomore tailback Jesse Lewis has been named the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week following his 181-yard, three TD performance vs. Western State.
Pack torches Western State on ground in 38-27 win
[10/24/09] - Behind a season-high 328 rushing yards, CSU-Pueblo ran all over Western State in the Packs homecoming game Saturday, downing the Mountaineers 38-27.
CSUP raises nearly $3K at 'Gridiron Gals' luncheon
[10/22/09] - The first ever CSU-Pueblo Gridiron Gals luncheon, benefitting Pueblo-based Orchard of Hope Foundation, which took place Oct. 22 at CSU-Pueblos Occhiato University Center Ballroom, was a huge success as 180 women attended the football-themed event and raised close to $3,000 to help assist families of cancer patients.
Meisner earns first-team academic all-RMAC selection
[10/22/09] - CSU-Pueblo sophomore linebacker Lee Meisner headlined a slew of selections by Pack student-athletes on the RMAC academic all-RMAC team, released Thursday.
RMAC Game of the Week: Western St. at CSU-Pueblo
[10/21/09] - The "RMAC Football Game of the Week" between Colorado State University-Pueblo and Western State airs live this Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m. MDT on Altitude 2, the alternate channel on the Altitude Sports & Entertainment network.
Pack corrals Cowboys, claims 35-7 win
[10/17/09] - Behind big games by tailback Jamaal Johnson and receiver Augustine Agyei, CSU-Pueblo ended a three-game skid by cruising to a 35-7 win over New Mexhico Highlands Saturday.
ThunderWolves fall short vs. Mesa State
[10/10/09] - The Pack was within shooting distance in the 4th quarter vs. Mesa State, but couldn't convert a game-tying drive late in the game, and fell to the Mavericks 21-13.
Big plays burn Pack in loss to Kearney
[10/3/09] - A game that was shaping up to be a defensive battle exploded into a Nebraska-Kearney route Saturday as the Lopers defeated the ThunderWolves 44-12.
'Gridiron Gals' fundraising luncheon is Oct. 22
[10/2/09] - Hey ladies! Want to love your ThunderWolves but you've never been able to get on board with the game of football? The Pack Football program, in conjunction with the Orchard of Hope Foundation, will present the first 'Gridiron Gals' luncheon on Oct. 22.
ThunderWolves fall back to earth vs. Mines
[9/26/09] - CSU-Pueblo suffered a letdown Saturday when Colorado School of Mines dashed any memories of the Pack's big win last week over Chadron State, downing the ThunderWolves 31-7.
Pack Football players visit St. Mary Corwin
[9/25/09] - A collection of ThunderWolf football players aimed to raise the spirits of children at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo this week, bringing the kids lots of ThunderWolf gear and smiles.
ThunderWolves on cusp of national ranking
[9/21/09] - CSU-Pueblo, fresh off its win over Chadron State, has made its first appearance in the American Football Coaches' Assocation (AFCA) Division II poll Monday, "receiving votes" in the AFCA Top 25.
Instant legitimacy: Pack beats Chadron State
[9/19/09] - You might call it the shot heard 'round the world, at least in terms of the RMAC football world, as CSU-Pueblo did something no RMAC team has done since 2005 - go on the road to Chadron State, the three-time defending RMAC champion, and earn a win, knocking off the conference lynchpin 28-17.
CSU-Pueblo taking on Fort Lewis
[9/12/09] - Follow the ThunderWolves as they take on Fort Lewis in their RMAC opener at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Listen to the game live via AM-590 KCSJ by clicking the graphic to the right, or watch live video of the game by clicking the B2 Networks link at the far right. Pregame of the broadcast begins at 5:30. To follow the game via live stats, click here.
Pack piles on to Fort Lewis for 38-0 shutout
[9/12/09] - The ThunderWolves posted their first shutout in 27 years Saturday night when a strong rushing game ushered in a 38-0 trouncing of the visiting Fort Lewis Skyhawks.
RMAC Radio Show: Chase Vaughn
[9/9/09] - CSU-Pueblo senior defensive lineman, Chase Vaughn, was interviewed by hosts Eric Danner and Jon Eddy in the latest RMAC Radio Show Tuesday. Click here to listen.
ThunderWolves come up short on the road
[9/5/09] - Despite a late rally, the ThunderWolves could keep up with a strong offensive attack by Northwestern Oklahoma State Saturday, losing 34-28.
Pack Football Q&A with Jamaal Johnson
[9/3/09] - Fresh off his 145-yard performance vs. Eastern New Mexico, sophomore tailback Jamaal Johnson volunteered for the first in a weekly series on GoThunderWolves.com, Pack Football Q&A.
Take a Kid to the Game vs. Fort Lewis Sept. 12
[9/3/09] - Kids under 12 accompanied by a paid adult will receive a free "Thunder Hill" ticket to the Sept. 12 game vs. Fort Lewis, part of the annual "Take a Kid to the Game" promotion.
Pack's Johnson named NFFCC Player of the Week
[9/1/09] - CSU-Pueblo sophomore tailback Jamaal Johnson, fresh off a 145-yard rushing performance vs. Eastern New Mexico Saturday, has been named the National Football Foundation, Colorado Chapter Player of the Week, it was announced late Monday night.
ThunderWolves emerge victorious in wacky opener
[8/29/09] - Lightning delays. Power outages. An NCAA record for pass attempts by the opposing quarterback. It's all good for CSU-Pueblo, because on a night of utter weirdness, the Pack emerged victorious, winning 28-23 over Eastern New Mexico.
Football game to feature giveaways, debut of 'Tundra'
[8/27/09] - The second season of the Colorado State University-Pueblo football program will kick off Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl when the Pack will host Eastern New Mexico at 7 p.m. The Packs home opener, sponsored by The Colorado Lottery, will feature a Red Out featuring free CSU-Pueblo T-shirts, lottery giveaways, giveaways of ThunderStix and Legacy Banks Bucks and Trucks haltime passing contest.
Pack names Clancy starting quarterback
[8/20/09] - CSU-Pueblo head coach John Wristen has named transfer senior Colin Clancy the team's starter for the opener vs. Eastern New Mexico Aug. 29, the Pueblo Chieftain has reported.
Watch video of Pack Football preseason press conference
[8/5/09] - As the 2009 ThunderWolves reported for camp Wednesday, CSU-Pueblo coach John Wristen and several players greeted the local media.
Injuries force Quintana to sidelines
[7/31/09] - Despite graduating no seniors from last year's team, CSU-Pueblo has a handful of players from last year's team that won't be returning in 2009.
CSU-Pueblo picked 6th in preseason poll
[7/9/09] - The CSU-Pueblo football team was picked to finish sixth in the conference, according to the 2009 RMAC Preseason Football Coaches' Poll, released Friday at the RMAC Football Media Day. Additionally, Pack standouts Chase Vaughn and Markus Turner were preseason all-RMAC selections.
Preseason previews begin at SportsCorp luncheon
[6/26/09] - CSU-Pueblo head football coach John Wristen began the perennial "preseason preview season" Thursday when he appeared at the Colorado Springs Sports Corp luncheon in Colorado Springs, joined by head coaches from Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State and Northern Colorado.
DeRose, Heard named to RMAC all-century team
[6/25/09] - Former University of Southern Colorado standout football players Herman Heard and Dan DeRose were named to the RMAC's all-century football squad Thursday.
Pack Football, former Bronco McCaffrey to host camp
[5/18/09] - The CSU-Pueblo football program and former Denver Bronco wide receiver Ed McCaffrey will host the 8th annual Ed McCaffrey Football Camp from June 26-28 at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
DeRose named NAADD Donor of the Year
[5/11/09] - Former CSU-Pueblo Director of Athletics and current president of DD Marketing, Dan DeRose, was named the 2009 National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) College Division Donor of the Year, the NAADD announced Monday.
Vaughn named CSU-Pueblo athlete of the year
[4/23/09] - CSU-Pueblo junior defensive lineman, Chase Vaughn, has been named the CSU-Pueblo Male Athlete of the Year, the athletic department announced Thursday.
Pack gives preview of 2009 at "Red Vs. Blue Game"
[4/19/09] - The ThunderWolves' offense and defense squared off Sunday in the 2009 Spring "Red vs. Blue" game, as the defensive "Blue Team" earned a slim 35-34 win over its offensive counterparts.
Pack Football Spring Fan Fest this Sunday
[4/14/09] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo football fans are invited to attend the first ever ThunderWolves Spring Fan Fest, this Sunday, April 19, at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. The Spring Fan Fest is a community engagement event developed by the CSU-Pueblo Department of Athletics to offering tailgating, free parking, free football fun zone for all kids in 8th grade and under, the ThunderPup Stretch with the Wolves program, and the annual CSU-Pueblo Red/Blue intra squad game.
Pack taps Symington to coach offensive linemen
[3/16/09] - Colorado State University-Pueblo head football coach, John Wristen, has announced that former Eastern Michigan University offensive line coach, Chris Symington, has been hired to be the ThunderWolves' offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Symington joins former University of Colorado wide receiver, Dusty Sprague, who joined the staff in January as wide receivers coach, replacing Rich Lane.
Pack announces Spring Football schedule
[3/10/09] - The CSU-Pueblo football program will begin its Spring Football schedule on March 31, the program announced.
CSU-Pueblo adds over 40 new signees for 2009
[2/4/09] - A number of elite football athletes from Colorado and the nation are signing on the dotted line to play football for CSU-Pueblo. Click here to keep updated on all the Pack's National Letter of Intent signees.
CSU-Pueblo Football Signing Day Luncheon is Feb. 5
[1/27/09] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo football program will announce its 2009 signing class on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the 2009 CSU-Pueblo Football Signing Day Luncheon. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Pueblo Convention Center.
Pack's Vaughn earns all-America honors
[1/22/09] - CSU-Pueblo junior defensive lineman, Chase Vaughn, has been named an honorable mention all-American by "Don Hansen's Football Gazette," it was announced Thursday.
Vaughn earns all-region honors from 'Football Gazette'
[1/2/09] - CSU-Pueblo junior defensive lineman, Chase Vaughn, was honored with a second team selection to the "Don Hansen's Football Gazette" all-Super Region Three Team, it was announced Friday.
Jansen heads Pack in RMAC postseason awards
[11/12/08] - CSU-Pueblo freshmen defensive lineman Grant Jansen was selected the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's defensive freshman of the year, joined by three teammates that were selected all-RMAC Wednesday.
Pack comes up short in backyard brawl with Adams
[11/8/08] - Black eyes. Bloody knuckles. Hurt feelings, a lot of cussing, and a list of infractions a mile long. For CSU-Pueblo and Adams State, it was just another football game, the first in 24 years, for what had been the Pack's archest rival, and the two teams picked up where they left off in a 16-8 slugfest win for the Grizzlies.
Pack can join unique class of first-year success stories.
[11/6/08] - Five wins. For some NCAA Division II football programs, five wins is a dreaded sign of mediocrity, while for others, it is a goal which struggling programs strive to achieve as they try to improve. For the Colorado State University-Pueblo football program, playing its first season since 1984, it is something completely different a huge first step that only a precious few in NCAA history have ever accomplished.
Pack stunned by winless Western New Mexico
[11/1/08] - The ThunderWolves had their sights set on something remarkable - finishing with a winning record in their first season of competition in 24 years. But the Pack's motivation for that mark was not as high as that of Western New Mexico, which was seeking to avoid an 0-fer season.
Wristen to speak to students about drug prevention
[10/29/08] - Colorado State University-Pueblo head football coach, John Wristen, will speak to elementary school-aged students at Sierra Vista Elementary School in Pueblo West Thursday at 9 a.m. about drug prevention as part of the national Red Ribbon Week festivities.
Pack's Major recognized by RMAC
[10/27/08] - For the second time this season, CSU-Pueblo kicker Kyle Major has been recognized by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as the special teams player of the week, the RMAC announced Monday.
A 'Major' win - Pack edges Western 20-17
[10/25/08] - A back and forth contest at the Mountaineer Bowl in Gunnison Saturday culminated in a 42-yard game-winning field goal by Kyle Major, as the Pack came away with a 20-17 win.
McWilliams named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week
[10/20/08] - The Pack's defense helped to key a 21-14 win over New Mexico Highlands Saturday, and it was linebacker Jerry McWilliams who helped to lead that charge. After a 10-tackle effort, McWilliams was recognized as the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week, the RMAC announced Monday.
Pack earns Homecoming win over Highlands
[10/18/08] - CSU-Pueblo's first homecoming in 24 years had all the required ingredients - a homecoming court, the return of notable alums, and even the pregame appearance of the Flight For Life helicopter (for pleasure, not business). All that was missing was a win. And the Pack football team delivered.
Mesa rushing game enables 26-3 win over Pack
[10/11/08] - It was as plain as day that the Pack needed to shut down Mesa State tailback, Bobby Coy, the second leading rusher in the nation, to have a chance to pull out a win Saturday. When Coy put up over 200 yards on the Pack defense, it was no surprise that the Pack was on the short end on the scoreboard, losing 26-3.
Kearney defense, rushing game cuts up Pack
[10/4/08] - It was a classic recipe for smashmouth football, and the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers cooked up enough to go around, scoring a dominant win over the ThunderWolves, 41-10, Saturday at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
Vigil selected Convergys Player of the Week
[10/4/08] - CSU-Pueblo quarterback Joe Vigil has always been a savvy member of the Pack football team, and when he got his opportunity to start last Saturday, he seized the day. After his excellent performance, visitors to GoThunderWolves.com have voted Vigil the Convergys/CSU-Pueblo player of the week.
Pack makes statement in trip to Mines
[9/27/08] - It's not often that one can say a loss is a statement game for a football program, but the ThunderWolves proved Saturday in a narrow 21-14 overtime loss to Colorado Mines that they are not to be regarded as a typical first-year program.
Chadron knocks Pack back down to earth
[9/20/08] - Following an emotional return to football after 24 years, as well as starting off the season 2-0, the ThunderWolves were on cloud nine. Then Chadron came to town. And brought the Pack down to reality.
Meisner voted Convergys Player of the Week
[9/19/08] - Freshman Lee Meisner played a dual role for the ThunderWolves in their 37-7 win over Fort Lewis Saturday - he forced a fumble that opened the floodgates, and registered another that administered the nail in the Skyhawks' coffin. Just another game for this week's Convergys/CSU-Pueblo Athlete of the Week.
2-0 T-Wolves await next biggest challenge
[9/17/08] - Pueblo Chieftain reporter Joe Cervi previews this week's CSU-Pueblo/Chadron State matchup.
Fans: Saturday will be a "Red Out"
[9/16/08] - Fans are encouraged to participate in the first-ever RED OUT sponsored by the Imprinted Sportswear Shop and the CSU-Pueblo athletics department. Fans can also pre-register to participate in the KICK & WIN promotion at halftime of the football game, sponsored by Legacy Bank, Spradley Auto Network and KCSJ 590-AM.
Pack's Major tapped as an RMAC Player of the Week
[9/15/08] - For the second consecutive week, a CSU-Pueblo special teams standout has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's special teams player of the week, the RMAC announced Monday.
Ball Hawk defense delivers sudden blowout
[9/13/08] - Two more big turnovers turn a close game into a blowout, as the ThunderWolves improved to 2-0 with a 37-7 win over Fort Lewis.
Four-game ticket packs on sale
[9/9/08] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo athletic department will make four-game ticket packs for the ThunderWolves' remaining four home football games available for purchase.
Vaughn earns NFFCC Player of the Week honor
[9/9/08] - Fresh off of a 4-1/2 sack performance against Oklahoma Panhandle State Friday, CSU-Pueblo junior Chase Vaughn was recognized by the National Football Fountain, Colorado Chapter, as the state's college football player of the week, it was announced Tuesday.
Turner named RMAC Special Teams Player of the Week
[9/8/08] - It didn't take long for a ThunderWolves football player to garner its first individual award - wide receiver and punt returner, Markus Turner, was named the RMAC Special Teams Player of the Week Monday.
Pack football breaks school attendance mark in return
[9/6/08] - Pack football was built Saturday night. And the people came - in record numbers - as a 28-year old attendance record was broken during the Pack's 24-13 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State Saturday.
CSU-Pueblo returns football with victory
[9/6/08] - The wait is over. The countdown has reached zero. Pueblo has college football again. Weight lifting, conditioning and two-a-day practices culminated in a Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves 24-13 victory over the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggies on Saturday night at the recently finished Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
Single game tickets on sale now
[9/1/08] - The Colorado State University - Pueblo Department of Athletics will have single game tickets available for ThunderWolves football fans to purchase tickets for CSU-Pueblo's September 6 home opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Because of high volume, online sales have been suspended.
ThunderWolves release first depth chart
[8/28/08] - Colorado State University-Pueblo head football coach John Wristen on Tuesday released the school's first official depth chart in 24 years.
Follow the Pueblo Chieftain's coverage of Pack football
[8/24/08] - Chieftain reporter Joe Cervi is following the ThunderWolves daily. Click here to access an archive of his reports about Pack Football.
Pack football team featured at NCAA.com
[7/14/08] - The revival of the CSU-Pueblo football program has been featured nationally at NCAA.com.
Football team that much closer to playing ball
[7/11/08] - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's football media day took place Friday, and the ThunderWolves' return in the RMAC's 100th year of football took center stage.
T-Wolves rejoin Colorado college fraternity
[6/26/08] - Pueblo took its rightful place at the college football table in Colorado on Wednesday. At its annual kickoff luncheon, the Colorado Springs Sports Corp introduced coaches from the University of Colorado, Colorado State and Air Force in front of more than 400 patrons at the Olympic Training Center.
Friends get sneak peek at Pack digs
[6/6/08] - At an open house Thursday in the new Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, those who helped bring back football, wrestling and women's track to Colorado State University-Pueblo took a peek at where some of their money has been spent.
Pack's Lewis weathers personal tragedy, finds success
[6/2/08] - Pack football signee Jesse Lewis has had to balance a burgeoning athletic career while watching over a mother descend into drugs and tragedy. The Loveland Reporter-Herald tells Jesse's story.
Pack gets boost from conference
[5/28/08] - Christmas came early for the Colorado State University-Pueblo football team. The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference reversed its longtime stance on an NCAA rule regarding Division II transfers. No longer do student-athletes who transfer between schools in the conference have to sit out a year of competition.
T-Wolves land blue-chipper from Nebraska
[5/16/08] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo football team hit another milestone Thursday - without playing a down. It signed its first bona fide blue-chip player.
Pack to be featured at Sports Corp football luncheon
[5/6/08] - CSU-Pueblo head football coach, John Wristen, will be one of the featured guests at the Colorado Springs Sports Corporations annual Football Kickoff Luncheon June 25 at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs.
East grad McLeod emerges as a player for Pack
[4/17/08] - Samara McLeod had a non-descript high school football career. A lifelong soccer player, he didn't go out for football until he was a junior. And even then, that was as a kicker. As a senior, he started for the East Eagles at running back, cornerback, punter and kicker. And they went 0-10. "No, I didn't get a lot of attention," out of high school, McLeod said with a smile Wednesday morning at Dutch Clark Stadium.
Quarterbacks under center for T-Wolves' attention
[4/14/08] - As players on the Colorado State University-Pueblo football team butted heads during team drills Sunday, three others remained far removed from the action. Joe Vigil, Silva Nsumba and Nick Thurman had a football in their hands, and together they muddled through agility drills and a light workout.
Fountain a pipeline for players for CSU-Pueblo
[4/10/08] - Brandon Gray has the distinct honor of scoring the first touchdown in 24 years for Colorado State University-Pueblo. Of course, it was on a cold Wednesday morning in April, during a scrimmage. But it was the first score in through five practices - and nearly a quarter-century - for the ThunderWolves.
T-Wolves a hit in live scrimmage
[4/7/08] - Seeing hundreds of fans in the stands at Dutch Clark Stadium is nothing new to Aaron Hernandez and Marco Macaluso. The two former South High School football players competed in front of big crowds throughout their prep careers.
ThunderBowl construction remains on schedule
[4/7/08] - Nick Pannunzio picked up trash and scrap lumber in front of the field house connected to the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl on Thursday. Even with bulldozers and dump trucks traveling in and out of the multi-million dollar project, Pannunzio wanted every impression to be a good one.
Full pads help T-Wolves pick up practice pace
[4/4/08] - One thing lacking with the resurrection of football at Colorado State University-Pueblo is patience. From the decision last May by the CSU Board of Governors giving its blessing to athletic expansion at the school, to the designing and building of a new stadium next to campus, ThunderWolves football has been on the fast track.
Pack back has a plan - show some hustle
[4/3/08] - Thomas Baker wants to be first. First in drills. First to help gather equipment. First in conditioning.
Pack football opens drills
[4/2/08] - John Wristen's tolerance for mistakes lasted about three minutes Tuesday. The head football coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo started screaming midway through the first of 24 five-minute sessions at Dutch Clark Stadium. Ah, the sounds of spring football.
ThunderWolves put a spring in their step
[3/31/08] - The ThunderWolves prepare to undertake spring football schedule, starting April 1.
Pack announces Spring Football Schedule
[3/27/08] - ThunderWolf football will don pads for the first time in April when the Spring Football schedule kicks off.
Pack player Johnson meets First Lady Bush
[3/14/08] - ThunderWolves fullback Brandon Johnson joined his father, Fountain-Fort Carson High School football coach, Mitch Johnson, in a visit to the White House recently to visit First Lady Laura Bush.
Football season tickets on sale at weekend hoops games
[2/22/08] - The initial public sale of season tickets for the 2008 CSU-Pueblo football season will take place at Friday night's basketball game between the ThunderWolves and New Mexico Highlands.
ThunderBowl taking shape
[2/21/08] - Construction continues on the ThunderBowl football complex next to Colorado State University-Pueblo. The complex features a football field with synthetic turf, an all-weather track and a 28,000-square foot field house. It is schedule to be completed by Aug. 1.
CSU-Pueblo Art Major wins Football Uniform Design Contest
[2/7/08] - Eric Canuel's family already is getting a kick out of saying he's receiving a football scholarship.
ThunderWolves announce first football recruiting class
[2/6/08] - 69 recruits have chosen to make their football home at CSU-Pueblo, head coach John Wristen announced Wednesday.
ThunderWolves 2008 Football Recruiting Class to be announced at CSU-Pueblo Football Signing Day Luncheon
[1/28/08] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo football team will announce its 2008 recruiting class at the CSU-Pueblo Football Signing Day Luncheon, to be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom.
T-Wolves hit ground running in 2008
[1/3/08] - The pale yellow walls in John Wristen's temporary office - a 5-foot by 5-foot cubicle on the sixth floor of the school library - are nearly bare. There are a few important phone numbers taped to a power pole, and there are boxes of practice jerseys stacked in a corner.
ThunderWolves football adds McGinn, Sewell and Leomiti to coaching staff
[1/3/08] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo football program added three new coaches to its staff today, as head coach John Wristen announced the hire of former Adams State head coach, Wayne McGinn, former Denver Broncos running back, Steve Sewell, and former Colorado University assistant and player, Donnell Leomiti, as assistant coaches.
Football backers have different plans
[12/14/07] - The local developers working to build a football stadium at Colorado State University-Pueblo also plan to bring homes and businesses to the neighborhood.
Interested in playing football at CSU-Pueblo? Fill out our questionnaire!
[11/19/07] - As the 2008 season-opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State on Sept. 6, 2008 comes ever closer, the CSU-Pueblo football program is looking to build the toughest team in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Don Stutters November Alumni Newsletter
[11/15/07] - Catch up with the goings on of former CSU-Pueblo student-athletes in Don Stutters November Newsletter.
Colorado State University Pueblo announces contest to compose new fight song
[10/30/07] - PUEBLO With the reintroduction of several new sports at Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2008 and following the Universitys name change in 2003, the University is seeking a fight song to call its own.
CSU-Pueblo football free tailgate party is Oct. 27
[10/15/07] - College football is back at CSU-Pueblo and Friends of Football, along with the CSU-Pueblo Football Program invite you to attend a special tailgate party at Dutch Clark Stadium prior to the 2nd annual Colorado Classic as Adams State College takes on Western State College in RMAC football action on October 27th.
Pack football tryout draws more than 100
[9/19/07] - The last time Steve Jordan set foot on the artificial turf at Dutch Clark Stadium, he was playing linebacker for Adams State College.
[9/16/07] - There is no visible evidence of what will be returning to the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo in about a year, except for maybe a few football-shaped clouds looming over the picturesque horizon.
[9/10/07] - PUEBLO The Colorado State University-Pueblo football program will hold tryouts for the team on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Dutch Clark Stadium, located on Abriendo Ave. and Cleveland St.
Colorado State University Pueblo announces contest to design football uniform, helmet
[9/3/07] - PUEBLO Building community and statewide involvement and enthusiasm for the return of football at Colorado State University- Pueblo is at the heart of a new design contest that runs through the months of September and October. The university will award a $250 cash prize or $1,000 scholarship and a personalized football jersey to the winning entry in a contest to design the uniform and helmet for the gridiron Thunderwolves.