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Sports / Recreation

Rams close spring practice with Green & Gold Game

April 20, 2011

Fourth-year football coach Steve Fairchild and the Rams will complete spring drills in the fan-friendly game at Hughes Stadium.

Sophomore quarterback Pete Thomas will be in action Saturday at the annual Green vs. Gold Game at Hughes Stadium.The CSU football team will put the final touches on spring practices at 11 a.m. Saturday at the annual Green & Gold Game at Hughes Stadium

The fan-friendly event will pit evenly matched teams against each other in the modified scrimmage. Fourth-year coach Steve Fairchild will serve as game “commissioner” and have the final say on any controversial rulings.

The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 10 a.m.

Thomas, Sisson in spotlight

The game itself will give the Rams the opportunity to get in one last scrimmage prior to the summer. Fairchild has been impressed with the play of sophomore quarterback Pete Thomas, the returning starter, and other veterans like senior linebacker Mychal Sisson, safety Ivory Herd and sophomore Crockett Gilmore, who has been practicing at both tight end and defensive end.

For young players, such as sophomore linebacker Mike Orapko, sophomore running back Chris Nwoke and freshman wide receiver Thomas Coffman, the scrimmage offers one last chance to impress coaches heading into the offseason.

Lots of activities for young fans

CSU is offering fans plenty of incentives to attend the game:

  • The first 300 kids will receive a free Wendy’s Frosty on the stadium’s south concourse.
  • Several inflatables will be in place on the north concourse for kids’ play.
  • A holiday egg hunt, led by CAM the Ram, will take place in the north end zone following the game.
  • All fans will be allowed on the field following the game to collect autographs and take pictures with CSU players and coaches.
  • Concessions stands and restrooms will be open.

Contact: Tony Phifer
Phone: (970) 491-7712