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Glory days and the Jim Williams era


"Where can I get information on athletic records and the names of persons having earned athletic letters from years 1968-1978?"
Fum McGraw and Jim Williams look at a model of what was to become Hughes Stadium
Cam’s response:

I’m not sure the sport you are asking about, but just seen these years takes me back to the Jim Williams years of CSU men’s basketball. For those of you who don’t know your Ram’s folklore (don’t worry, there is still time for you to learn all that is CSU), Williams coached CSU to 352 wins, the most for any Division 1 college coach in Colorado history.

His teams made four NCAA Tournament and two NIT appearances. In 1969 he took the Rams to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, beating arch-rival Colorado in the Sweet Sixteen before losing a tightly contested game to Drake University.

Williams also served as the school's athletic director during the construction of Moby Arena and Hughes Stadium and the school's entrance into the Western Athletic Conference.

Anyway, for whomever it is that you wish to find, my good pals in Athletics suggested you contact their Sports Information office at (970) 491-4672.

Hope this helps,
Cam the Ram