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Wargin and Notaro are two lonely Rams in the Denver Sports Media Buffscape

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It’s possible that as time goes by CU will become less well represented in the local media now that the School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been closed on the Boulder campus. Meanwhile, the school has a remarkable foot hold. CSU, for whatever reason does not."

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The recent spate of success of college basketball in Colorado has brought an unusual amount of attention to the programs at both Colorado State University and the University of Colorado. The publicity has been a boon to both Universities. College hoops are enjoying a renaissance in the Centennial State.

Of the two prominent programs only the Rams are nationally ranked. They’re currently 24th in the AP poll. Still, in Denver there seems to be a larger groundswell of excitement bubbling around the Buffaloes. Much of this is fueled by a large group of CU alumni who have found their homes in the local sports media.

Alfred Williams, Joel Klatt, Charles Johnson, Terry Frei, Chris Dempsey, Kami Carmann, James Merilatt, Rod Mackey, Dave Logan, Chad Brown and Troy Renk all attended the University of Colorado and together pepper local radio, television, magazine and newspaper coverage of college athletics with a pro-Buffs agenda. Most of them at least attempt to appear impartial most of the time, but not always. It’s difficult if not impossible not to let at least a small amount of Buffalo pride show through. A couple of them even wear it on their sleeves.

It’s possible that as time goes by CU will become less well represented in the local media now that the School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been closed on the Boulder campus. Meanwhile, the school has a remarkable foot hold. CSU, for whatever reason does not.

Only two Rams are prominent member of the local media.

Renaud Notaro, an evening host at Mile High Sports radio who’s career highlights include work in Northern Colorado, a stint at 104.3 the Fan and occasional work with Altitude Sports and Entertainment is considered to be a go-to guy where CSU athletics are concerned. He is a fixture at Moby Arena and has followed the Rams for nearly eighteen years. His MHS show, the Renknowitall airs Monday through Thursday on AM1510, FM93.7. His co-host is Dr. Travis Heath, an NBA guru and professor of psychology at Metro State.

Susie Wargin covers sports for 9 News. She’s famous for her explosion of curly locks, her love for running and biking and for her bubbly personality. Wargin is a polished public speaker, proud mother, blogger and broadcaster. She handles morning sports anchor duties. For several years Susie did afternoon drive radio with Dave Logan on KOA and she spent nine years as a disc jockey at KBPI. She loves music almost as much as she does sports.

In a sea of former Buffaloes these to lonely Rams stand out. Follow Renaud Notaro on Twitter @renknowitall and Susie Wargin @SusieWargin to keep tabs on CSU basketball news from the perspectives of alumni.

Also get to know Richard Kurtzman @RichKurtzman. Rich is a freelance writer and a graduate of CSU. He has generously contributed articles to this site and can be found at Examiner, Bleacher Report, SB Nation, Blake Street Bulletin and right here at the South Stands. Rich is one of Colorado’s most prolific sports writers and we believe that he will someday be a household name.

Our own John Reidy @JohnReidyDenver is also a CSU grad. Sadly, he prefers Storage Wars to College sports.

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