The Colorado State mens basketball team finished 2012 with a trip to the NCAA tournament, and a future that had fans looking forward to next season. With two incoming big men to help out in the middle, the program had so much to look forward to in 2012-2013, and tons of momentum. Then came the news Saturday that coach Tim Miles was leaving Fort Collins, and heading to Nebraska to take the same position in Lincoln. Tough blow for the CSU program to take, as it is now forced to look to fill the position asap. The team returns most of the key contributors from this past season, and is poised to continue to build on that success. Why did Miles leave you ask? Unfortunately, money is always the first answer. Nebraska’s basketball program has been in shambles for several years, and needs to up its game to compete in the Big 10. They are also opening a new 16,000 seat arena soon, so the facilities will be quite a bit better than in Fort Collins. It is sad to say, but Colorado State will continue to lose good coaches, in all sports, to larger programs with better resources and more money. Coach Miles did a nice job here, taking a team that often times lost 20+ games per year, to a team that made the NCAA tourney. For all Rams fans and alumni, the next hire is critical to continuing the winning atmosphere at CSU. Being relevant and winning in March was great to see, and something that needs to be an annual occurrence.