Omogbo, a Nigerian native, was raised in Hyattesville, MD. After playing for two seasons at South Plains College, Omogbo transferred and was enjoying a solid season with Colorado State, averaging 11.4 points and 7.4 rebounds.
Tonight, his Rams take on the rival Air Force Academy Falcons (10-8, 1-4 MW) in Colorado Springs. He's unlikely to play.
Now, fans can do something to help and avoid any NCAA rules violations.
Click here and donate to the campaign which has already raised $6,450 in three hours thanks to 135 generous donors. Just after the four-hour mark, the goal was increased from $10,000 to $20,000 and it sky-rocketed past 10k when Michael Ochs (@FoCoRamFan22) donated $1,000.
This, a statement from Mr. Ochs on why he donated so much money:
"Hey Rich, honestly money doesn't matter at a time like this. The only thing that does matter, is making sure Emmanuel has what he needs. I'm not trying to show people up, but I've lost family members too soon, so this hits home hard for me. I love CSU and will do whatever I can to help that family out."
CSU fans: Bob Bowling, Tyler Shannon, Ian Beren, Jonah Hepting, Peggy and Mark Smith.
Others: "Boise State Fan", our own Ryan Koenigsberg, Dave Wojsik of SJSU basketball, UNLV Rebellion (student section).
And many, many more.
Five hours into the campaign, when the donations reached over $18,000, the goal was again raised, this time from $20,000 to $50,000. The original goal was $10,000. At around 8 a.m. MT, $50,000 was imminent so the goal was again increased, this time to $65,000.
If you can't donate, take former CSU Rams star Stanton Kidd's advice: