The Year in Pictures 2017: Faces & Places

Not only did the CSU Rams uplift fans (and one another) with a big win over Oregon State, they did so in a brand-new stadium. Under the guidance of athletic director Joe Parker, the university successfully completed construction on a beautiful new on-campus facility. CSU Stadium holds 41,000 fans and cost a reported $220 million.

Aug 26, 2017; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Colorado State Rams running back Izzy Matthews (24) celebrates his rushing touchdown with teammates in the first quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Sonny Lubrick Field at Colorado State Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports