Today @ Colorado State has been replaced by SOURCE. This site exists as an archive of Today @ Colorado State stories between January 1, 2009 and September 8, 2014.

Sports / Recreation

CSU faces New Mexico, welcomes Ram legends

October 27, 2010
By Tony Phifer

The five newest members of the CSU Sports Hall of Fame, along with members of the 1990 and 2000 bowl teams, will be on hand as the Rams take on New Mexico in a Mountain West Conference game at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.

The Colorado State Rams hope the presence of two of their greatest teams will help them continue their winning ways at home when they host New Mexico in a 4 p.m. Saturday game at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.

Hall of Fame class, bowl teams to be honored

The game, part of Ram Legends Weekend, will feature appearances by members of the 1990 Freedom Bowl and 2000 Liberty Bowl teams. Weekend activities will also include the annual CSU Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, at which five Ram legends will be officially inducted. The banquet, sponsored by the Varsity Athletes Association, begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Fort Collins Marriott.

Looking for some home cooking

The Rams, who have won two of their three home games, beat UNLV 43-10 in their last home game and also own a 36-34 win over Idaho at Hughes. Last year the Rams were just 1-5 in home games.

CSU (2-6, 1-3 Mountain West conference) is coming off a 59-6 road loss to No. 9 Utah. The setback was the fourth this season for third-year coach Steve Fairchild's  Rams against a Top 25 foe.

Reeling Lobos seeking first win

New Mexico, meanwhile, is struggling in coach Mike Locksley’s second season. The Lobos (0-7, 0-4) are one of two winless teams in the country (Akron is the other), and they are just 1-18 under Locksley.

The Lobos, though, beat the Rams last year on a last-second field goal and will looking for their fourth win in five tries against CSU in this 76-year-old series. Each of New Mexico’s past three wins over the Rams has come on last-second field goals.
Fans will have a chance to honor the five Hall of Fame inductees, and the 1990 and 2000 bowl teams, during the game.

Hall of Fame class inducted Friday

The CSU Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2010 includes former track and football standout Dan Beattie, former softball and women’s basketball star Jen Buford, women’s basketball legend Katie Cronin, former women’s cross-country standout Sandy (Ham) Fetzer, and former All-American discus thrower Marshall Smith.

Freedom, Liberty bowl champs honored

The Ram Legends Weekend includes appearances by players from the 1990 team – the first CSU team in 42 years to earn a postseason invitation – that beat Oregon 32-31 in the Freedom Bowl. The 2000 Rams won the MWC title and beat Louisville in the Liberty Bowl to finish 10-2 and end the season ranked 14th in the nation – the highest end-of-season ranking in school history.

Tickets for game, banquet available

Game tickets are available online, at the CSU ticket office or by calling (970) 491-RAMS. Fans can also purchase a Pepsi 4-Pack, which includes four tickets, four Pepsis and four hot dogs for $80. Pepsi 4-Packs must be purchased by Friday.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame Banquet cost $50 and are available by calling (970) 491-4601.