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Rally with the Rams for the Showdown

August 4, 2010

With Showdown Week approaching, it's time for Ram fans to join in the fun and be part of the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown festivities as the Rams take on the University of Colorado.

Ram volleyball returns five starters, including seniors Jacque Davisson and Danielle Minch.

Starting with the Aug. 31 Rams-Buffs volleyball match at Moby Arena, fans will have plenty of opportunities to get into the spirit of the state’s biggest and best rivalry. The week includes pep rallies on campus and in Denver, a pregame tailgate party and, of course, the 2010 Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown football game matching CSU and CU, set for noon on Sept. 4 at Invesco Field at Mile High.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Rams vs. Buffs volleyball
7 p.m., Moby Arena

The Rams return five starters from a team that finished 25-6, won the Mountain West Conference title, and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. This early-season battle with CU is one of the showcase battles of the home schedule and is the perfect way to kick off Showdown Week.

Friday, Sept. 3

College Colors Day
Get your green and gold on and show your support for CSU at work and at classes. College Colors Day is a national celebration of the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great.

Cinch Jeans has agreed to a three-year agreement as the new title sponsor of the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown.

Denver Ram Rally on the 16th Street Mall
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Denver

Join Rams fans from across the state as they get the Showdown party started in downtown Denver. 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, make this free event the perfect way to get your game face on.

Grill the Buffs Student Rally
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lory Student Center Plaza

If you can’t make it to Denver, you can get ready to battle the Buffs at this free event. CAM the Ram, the CSU marching band, the Spirit Squad, coaches and players will be on hand.

Ram Rally at Lodo’s
5:30 p.m., Denver

The party continues at this famous Denver sports grill, with CAM the Ram, the Spirit Squad, the pep band, and CSU dignitaries on hand to lead the cheers. Food and drink specials galore, plus plenty of giveaways, make Lodo’s the place to be for Ram fans.

2010: Rams 23, Buffs 17

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Saturday, Sept. 4

Official CSU Pregame Tailgate
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Invesco Field at Mile High west parking lot

Fans can enjoy a breakfast buffet and music by the Nacho Men while getting ready for the big game.

Cinch Jean Rocky Mountain Showdown
Noon, Invesco Field at Mile High
The Rams will be looking to make it two consecutive wins over the rival Buffs in the region’s most anticipated game.

Stay in Denver for the weekend

Marriott City Center, the Denver home of the CSU Rams, is featuring a $99 room rate for the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown weekend. The special is for Friday, Sept. 3 and Saturday, Sept. 4. Book online now!

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