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Sports / Recreation

Football hosts Nevada, Ram Legends Weekend

September 16, 2009

The Rams return to the field this week at home against Nevada. The Rams are riding a four game winning streak after opening the 2009 season with a 23-17 win over Colorado and defeating Weber State in the home opener on Saturday.

Rams vs. Wolf Pack
Saturday, Sept. 19
3 p.m. Kickoff
Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium

The Rams return to the field this week at home against Nevada. The Rams are riding a four game winning streak after opening the 2009 season with a 23-17 win over Colorado and defeating Weber State in the home opener on Saturday.

The Rams meet their first of five 2009 opponents that played in a 2008 bowl (also BYU, Utah, TCU and Air Force). The Wolf Pack lost in the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl to Maryland, 42-35.

The Rams’ No. 9-ranked rushing defense for the second straight week will face a returning 1,000-yard rusher, and a returning passer who threw for at least 2,800 yards and 22 TDs in 2008.

Ram Legends

This game marks the annual Ram Legends Weekend. The athletic department expects approximately 120 former football coaches and football players in town for the weekend. Those returning legends will tour CSU’s new facilities and attend a special tailgate function.

Colorado State also will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Mountain West Conference’s first football champion, the 1999 CSU Rams, by recognizing several members from that team in a halftime ceremony.

Other legends expected to be at the game this weekend:

  • Dallas Davis
  • Steve DeLine
  • Frank Faucet
  • Stan Hornung
  • Bill Leer
  • Jose Ochoa
  • Eric Pauly
  • Kevin Sheesley
  • Wade Troxell
  • Dan Zeller
  • Lee Walters, a Colorado A&M Aggies teammate of the late Fum McGraw, in the 1940s
Friday Night Lights
Pregame Friday nights, 6 p.m.

Each Friday night preceding a home football game, members of CSU’s award-winning marching band make the rounds in Old Town, playing the Rams’ fight song as they march. The fun begins at 6 p.m. in Old Town.

Rams Express Bus
  • Free bus service to and from Hughes Stadium on game day.
  • Shuttle service begins 3 hours prior to each game, and runs 2 hours after each game.
  • Stops include the Lory Student Center transportation center, Moby Parking Lot and Rams Village every 20 minutes.
  • Rams Express Bus Route [PDF]
Ram Town
Saturday, noon

Located just east of the team tunnel entrance at Hughes Stadium, Ram Town features interactive play areas for kids, including the Ram Locker Room Experience and an obstacle course. Best of all, Ram Town is free! There will be plenty of food and beverages available for every Ram fan.

When the football team arrives at the stadium at approximately 1 p.m., Ram fans can join the CSU marching band, spirit squads, cheerleaders and mascot in forming a tunnel for the team to walk through as it makes its way to the locker room.

Tickets 

Great seats are available, as well as the Pick 3 Mini-Plan and the Pepsi 4-Pack specials. Call 1-800/491-RAMS or visit CSURams.com.

CSU students can pick up their free football tickets at the ticket office the week of the game by showing a valid CSU student ID. Ticket office regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Hughes Stadium box office

The Hughes Stadium box office opens three hours prior to kickoff. At this location, fans can purchase tickets to football games on the actual event date. If CSU student tickets have not been all distributed, CSU students may pick up their football tickets with a valid CSU Student ID.