CSU polo standout featured on HBO’s “Real Sports”



CSU polo standout Kareem Rosser will be featured Tuesday night in the 230th edition of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO.

The episode (check local listings)  is an update of a previous story about Rosser done 13 years ago when Rosser was 11. The original Real Sports story featured the “Work to Ride” program in inner-city Philadelphia, designed to help kids from disadvantaged backgrounds learn to ride and take care of horses and, eventually, play polo.

Rosser, who graduated May 14 with a degree in economics, talks with Mary Carillo, who did the original interview for Real Sports in 2003. In the first interview, Rosser talks about how, rather than “be on the streets,” he hoped to keep playing polo and go to college.

Leads Rams to the title

Rosser, who was featured in a 2013 story in CSU Magazine, did that and more. He came to CSU and its standout polo club after winning a national high school title, and immediately became a star player for the Rams.

He led CSU to the 2015 national title and was named U.S. Polo Association collegiate player of the year. It was CSU’s first title in 16 years, and the fourth overall for the sport club.

Rosser, widely considered the best player in the world under age 25, has utilized his skills to travel the world, playing in tournaments in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. He hopes to continue playing polo while pursuing a career that will allow him to utilize his CSU degree.