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Rocky Mountain Showdown series scheduled for six more games

Both the Colorado State University and The University of Colorado Tuesday saying they will...
Both the Colorado State University and The University of Colorado Tuesday saying they will participate in the Rocky Mountain Showdown once again.(Colorado State University)
Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 6:29 AM MDT
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NORTHERN COLORADO, Colo. (KKTV) - Both Colorado State University and The University of Colorado announced Tuesday that they will participate in the Rocky Mountain Showdown for six more games.

The Rams will travel to Boulder on Sept. 16, 2023 and the Rams will host the Buffs in Canvas Stadium for the first time on September 14, 2024. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Buffs did not make the trip up to Fort Collins in 2020 for the showdown.

Both teams released statements on Tuesday talking about the importance of having this rivalry game.

β€œThis has been a great series for the state, and we wanted to be sure we had games locked in moving forward,” CU athletic director Rick George said. β€œThe two-on, two-off format we’ve adopted provides both schools some flexibility to schedule other non-conference opponents in other parts of the country, which play a role in several factors, including alumni engagement and recruiting. We have some exciting series coming up this decade, but also felt it was prudent to secure CSU deep into the 2030s.”

β€œFor both fan bases, this is a premiere game any time it’s on the schedule, and it was important to both Rick George and I to get this done,” said Colorado State Director of Athletics Joe Parker. β€œIt was also essential to get the Showdown back on campus. College football is best enjoyed in on-campus venues, and I’m thrilled we were able to get that done for fans of both teams for the foreseeable future.”

The two teams are set to play aginst each other in 2029, 2030, 2033, 2034, 2037, and 2038. Here is how the showdowns will look:

  • Sept. 15, 2029 – Fort Collins
  • Sept. 14, 2030 – Boulder
  • Sept. 17, 2033 – Boulder
  • Sept. 16, 2034 – Fort Collins
  • Sept. 19, 2037 – Boulder
  • Sept. 11, 2038 – Fort Collins

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