Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: CSU Celebrates Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown with Events in Denver Sept. 3-4

Colorado State University will hold several events in Denver Sept. 3-4 in preparation for the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown between the Colorado State University Rams and the University of Colorado Buffalos. This year’s match-up is the 82nd meeting between CSU and CU and will take place at noon Sat., Sept. 4 at Invesco Field at Mile High.

Following is a list of CSU events in Denver:

Friday, Sept. 3

Denver Ram Rally on the 16th Street Mall – Skyline Park
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join Rams fans from across the state as they get the Showdown started in downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall across from the clock tower on 16th and Arapahoe. The event will feature Brian Roth, the voice of the Rams, and will include appearances by CSU coaches, former players, CAM the Ram, the CSU Pep Band and the Spirit Squad combined with booths and displays from various campus organizations. The event is free and open to the public.

The highlight of the event will be a noontime pep rally and a chance to win a Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown package, including two tickets and parking to the game. The showcase will feature performances by student organizations and booths and displays from:
-CSU’s Green initiatives
-Continuing Education
– CSU-Global Campus
-CSU Extension
-Alumni Relations
-University Center for the Arts
-The Campaign for Colorado State University
-CSU Diversity Conference

Ram Rally at Lodo’s
5 p.m.
The party continues with the Ram Rally at Lodo’s Bar and Grill from 5-7 p.m. Friday. The Lodo’s Rally will feature CAM the Ram, the Spirit Squad, the pep band, former players and CSU dignitaries.

Saturday, Sept. 4

Official CSU Pregame Tailgate
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Invesco Field at Mile High west parking lot
Fans can enjoy a tailgate buffet and music by the Nacho Men while getting ready for the big game. The CSU Marching Band, cheerleaders and CAM the Ram also will entertain the crowd.

Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown Kickoff
Noon, Invesco Field at Mile High
The Rocky Mountain Showdown is Colorado’s longest-running, in-state football rivalry and attracts more than 68,000 fans to the annual event. Traditionally played on Labor Day weekend, this game serves as the official kickoff of the college football season in Colorado. Individual game tickets are on sale at or by calling (800) 491-RAMS.