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2011 Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown

September 1, 2011

Ram fans have plenty of opportunities to get into the spirit of the state's biggest rivalry in 2011!

Rocky Mountain ShowdownThe weeks leading up to the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown include Cam Jam Family Fest, the season openers for volleyball and football in Fort Collins, and many other events for the CSU community across the state.

Events kick into high gear on Friday, September 16, with Ram Rallies on campus and in Denver, and Ram volleyball taking on the Pioneers at DU. Game day starts with the pregame Ram Rally at the stadium prior to the 11:30 a.m. kick off of the 2011 Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown football game on September 17 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Stay in Denver for the Weekend!

Denver Marriott City Center, the Denver home of the CSU Rams, is featuring a $109 room rate for the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown weekend. The special is for Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. Book online now.

Get Your Green On and Rally with the Rams!

Friday, September 2

Get Your Green On!
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.

Bleed Green & Gold Blood Drive
The second annual Bleed Green and Gold Blood Drive, held in conjunction with Bonfils Blood Center, will take place at the CSU Denver Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. [more information]

Dominic Garcia

Friday, September 16

Ram Rally on the 16th Street Mall
Skyline Park (16th at Arapahoe) Downtown Denver

Join us on the 16th Street Mall and in Skyline Park for the CSU Showcase and noontime pep rally and enter a chance to win two tickets to the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown football game against CU! The showcase will feature games, giveaways, booths and displays from CSU, such as Green initiatives, Admissions, Continuing Education, CSU Extension, Alumni Relations, Athletics, and many more!

CBS4's Dominic Garcia will emcee the the noon pep rally featuring Coach Tom Hilbert and the CSU Volleyball Team, CAM the Ram, CSU Pep Band and Spirit Squad, and former CSU football players. And we will also announce the winner of the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown ticket drawing. The winner must be present in order to claim the prize. We have other great giveaways too!

BRAVA! Pizzeria and Lannies Porch (16th and Arapahoe on the south end of Skyline Park) are teaming up to offer great lunch specials for all Ram fans. Coupons for $1 off all wood-fired pizzas from BRAVA! will be available exclusively at the CSU Showcase, Lannies Porch will offer $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon beers, and the Denver Cupcake truck will be onsite handing out free cupcakes to the first 150 fans.

Bring your green and gold spirit and come out to support the Rams.

Grill the Buffs Student Rally
Lory Student Center Plaza

Get ready to battle the Buffs at this free event brought to you by ASCSU. Beginning at 10:45 a.m., the CSU marching band, the Spirit Squad, coaches and players will lead the Rally!

Ram Volleyball at DU

Megan Plourde

From the evening Ram Rally, head south to the University of Denver to watch Rams take on the Pioneers at 7 p.m. [more on]

Ram Rally in Downtown Denver
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Katie Mullen's, 1550 Court Place, Downtown Denver

Ram Fans will take over downtown Denver to kickoff the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown weekend on Friday, September 16th! Join Colorado State VIPs, Cam the Ram, cheerleaders and hundreds of fans for a pep rally for the adults of Denver, complete with CSU-inspired food, great drink specials and lots of giveaways. Register today!

Parking and Transportation

  • 410 17th Street Garage - located between 16th and 17th on Tremont, the garage is $5 after 4pm
  • Free Mall Ride - attendees can take the mall ride from anywhere on the 16th Street Mall. Just make sure to get off at the Court stop.

For questions, please contact the CSU Alumni Association at 303-376-2624 or via e-mail at

Saturday, September 17

Official CSU Pregame Rally
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, west parking lot

Rally: 9 – 11 a.m.
Registration is encouraged but not required. Cash bar will be available.

  • Ram Rally Only - no meal: FREE
  • Ram Rally + buffet brunch: $25 for Alumni Association members; $30 for non members; $15 for children under the age of 12
  • A buffet brunch will be available. Please pre-purchase a ticket for food. 
  • The band Soul School, starring Sethe Tucker ('97), will perform.
  • Program to include Alumni Association Director Colleen Meyer ('94), Director of Athletics Paul Kowalczyk, and University President Tony Frank.
  • CAM the Ram (two-legged and four-legged!) will be available for photos.
  • Inflatables & games.
  • Band & Cheer will get the crowd pumped!

Cinch Jean Rocky Mountain Showdown
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Kickoff is at 11:30, with the Rams will be looking to make a statement over the rival Buffs in the region’s most anticipated game. (Football tickets on sale at 

Hometown Huddles

If you’re not in Denver for the game, you can still catch it with other Ram Fans around the nation at the hometown huddle game-watch parties. Hometown Huddles are FREE, informal gatherings to watch football games with fellow Ram fans. Be sure to wear your green and gold! No reservations are necessary.