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Rocky Mountain Showdown: CU vs. CSU

Be part of the action as the Buffs take on our in-state rivals Colorado State University at the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown Friday, Aug. 29! Join us for the official CU pregame in Lot C near the west side of the stadium. Just look for our 20-foot inflatable buffalo “Alphie.” The pregame event features music, entertainment, games, Ralphie, the marching band, Chip, cheerleaders and plenty of giveaways for CU fans. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Home pregames

Folsom Field at sunsetJoin us for great food,  beverages, music, children’s games, Ralphie, the marching band and more at Ralphie’s Corral this fall, 3 hours prior to each kickoff. These fantastic pregame events are located on the lawn south of Benson Earth Sciences Building. Click on the individual games below for more details.

Don’t miss this year’s events at Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend  Oct. 23-26 when the Buffs take on UCLA. As a special benefit to CU-Boulder alumni, receive 20 percent off of your tickets for the Homecoming game using the promo code 2014B2B. Get tickets.

Have a fun and safe time at Folsom Field. Read the stadium guidelines and get the scoop on parking. Learn more about the campus tailgating guidelines.

Get pumped for football games at Folsom Field with this inspirational video produced by CU Video on Vimeo.

Away pregames

Ralphie runs! Join us at select away games this year as we celebrate our fourth year in the Pac-12. We will be hosting events for the Massachusetts game at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6 and the Cal game in Berekely, CA on Saturday, Sept. 27. You can reserve your spot for the pregame and purchase other event-related tickets once they become available in late summer.

The Hawaii game takes place on September 5th in Honolulu, HI – mark your calendars and save the date!

The away pregame events are a cooperative effort among the Office of the President, CU Boulder Office of the Chancellor, Alumni Association, Athletics, and CU Office of Advancement.

Game Tickets

Single game home tickets can be purchased here. For all away games, tickets are available in the visitors section through CU Athletics. Away tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 16 at 8:30 a.m. MST.

Two new ticket plans debuted during the CU-Boulder’s annual Spring Game and are available now at  The new plans include a 3-Game Flex Plan starting as low as $99 and a new season ticket offer for young alumni.

Watch Parties

Join up with your local alumni chapter to watch the next televised game! For information on watch party locations, visit our Watch Party page.

2014 Buff Football Schedule

Date/Time (MT)
Opponent Location Time (MT)
TV info
Friday, Aug. 29 Colorado State Denver 7 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, Sept.6 Massachusetts Massachusetts 1 p.m. ESPN 3
Saturday, Sept. 13 Arizona State Boulder 8 p.m. ESPNU
Saturday, Sept. 20 Hawaii Boulder Noon Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, Sept. 27 Cal Berkeley 2 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, Oct. 4. Oregon State Boulder 2 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Saturday,  Oct. 18 USC Los Angeles 4 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, Oct. 25. UCLA Boulder Noon Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, Nov. 1 Washington Boulder 11 a.m. Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, Nov. 8 Arizona Tucson TBD TBD
Saturday, Nov. 22 Oregon Eugene TBD TBD
Saturday, Nov. 29 Utah Boulder TBD TBD
Saturday, Dec. 5 Pac-12 Championship Game TBD TBD TBD

All games in GOLD are home games played at Folsom Field.

Here’s the schedule for the next few years.

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Contact Tricia Essenpreis for more information at 303-492-2879  at