CSU–Pueblo ThunderWolves

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CSU–Pueblo ThunderWolves
UniversityColorado State University–Pueblo
ConferenceRocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorJoe Folda
LocationPueblo, Colorado
Varsity teams15
Football stadiumNeta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl
Basketball arenaMassari Arena
Baseball stadiumRawlings Field
MascotTundra The T wolf
ColorsRed and Blue[1]

The Colorado State University–Pueblo ThunderWolves (shortened to CSU–Pueblo ThunderWolves in their athletics context) are the athletic teams at Colorado State University–Pueblo. The ThunderWolves are a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. They were previously known as the University of Southern Colorado Indians and then the University of Southern Colorado ThunderWolves. The program includes 7 men's sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and wrestling. The women's program has 8 sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and track.[2] Dropped following the 1984 season, football returned in 2008 and the team posted a 4-6 record. The ThunderWolves won the 2014 NCAA Division II Football National Championship, its first in football program history, by blanking previously undefeated Minnesota State University, Mankato 13-0.[3][4]



In 1984, the school ended its baseball program due to budget cuts.


In 1994, Dan DeRose, the athletic director, re-established the school's baseball program and had a new stadium complex built for baseball.[5]


CSU-Pueblo saw the return of football in 2008 with the construction and completion of its new football stadium, the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl.

2010s to present[edit]

CSU-Pueblo announced further restoration of athletic programs under new president Lesley Di Mare.


The ThunderWolves mascot is Wolfie.




  1. ^ "CSU–Pueblo Web Style, Standards, and Best Practices". March 1, 2019. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.gothunderwolves.com/landing/index
  3. ^ http://www.gothunderwolves.com/sports/fball/2008-09/stats/teamstat.htm
  4. ^ College Football Data Warehouse - CSU-Pueblo - accessed 2010-06-09
  5. ^ Berge, Torin. "Revival big hit at USC." Denver Post. Saturday April 16, 1994. Saturday 1st Edition. Sports p. D-02. Retrieved on May 15, 2013. Available at LexisNexis. "Budget cuts forced Southern Colorado to drop its program in 1984. Athletic director Dan DeRose not only brought back baseball but put the team in a new 50-acre, $ 2 million complex that includes Rawlings Field for baseball, a soccer field, a 500-car parking lot and a three-field softball complex. The softball and baseball fields have lights."