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University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder Alumni Association football event information

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After homecoming heartbreaker, Buffs face Washington this week

The University of Colorado football team suffered a 40-37 loss in double overtime to No. 25 UCLA on the 100th anniversary of homecoming over the weekend. The Buffs trailed 17-0 after the first quarter, but rallied to force OT before eventually falling to the Bruins. It was CU’s second double-overtime loss of the season.

Looking ahead, Colorado (2-6 overall, 0-5 Pac-12) hosts Washington (5-3, 2-3) on Saturday at 11 a.m. as the Buffs continue their quest for their first conference win of the season. The Huskies, who need one more win to become bowl-eligible, have lost two in a row. Washington fell 45-20 at Oregon on Oct. 18 and 24-10 at home to Arizona State last weekend.

Ralphie’s Corral pre-game tailgate

Chip visits Ralphie at Ralphie's Corral.

Chip visits Ralphie at Ralphie’s Corral.

Open to all Forever Buffs, this free, family-friendly tradition at Benson Field (south of the Benson Earth Sciences Building), begins at 8 a.m., three hours before kickoff against Washington.

As always, Ralphie’s Corral includes music, children’s games and appearances by the CU marching band, spirit squads and Ralphie!

Concession-style food and drink are available for purchase from Levy and you can buy new Buff gear at the CU Book Store tent.


Ralphie’s Corral is located south of Benson Earth Sciences. Click to enlarge

Key information for CU games at Folsom Field

Tickets – Single-game tickets for CU home games can be purchased here through the CU Athletics Department. Also available are special ticket packages including one for young alumni and a 3-Game Flex Plan.

Parking – Access parking information and maps for Folsom Field.

Stadium guidelines – Know the rules before you go by checking out these policies.

Tailgating guidelines – Review the CU-Boulder Police Department’s complete guide to safe tailgating before you leave for the stadium.

When the Buffs are on the road

Watch Parties – Just because you can’t make the road trip or if you call somewhere other than Boulder home, doesn’t mean you have to watch the Buffs alone!

Instead, join your local alumni chapter for a watch party. Visit our chapters page to locate the chapter nearest you or our watch party page for more information.

Join the Buffs in Hawaii!

Join the Buffs in Hawaii in 2015!

Hawaii in 2015 – This season’s pre-game events for CU road games are complete, but we’re already making exciting plans for 2015 when the Buffs play at Hawaii in Honolulu.

The game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5, but it is possible that it will be pushed to another day. As soon as the date is finalized, we will let you know so you can make plans to join many Forever Buffs in paradise. We’ll set up multiple events for CU fans including a Buff Bash the night before the game and a pre-game tailgate before kickoff.

Also in 2015 – We’re in the planning stages of additional events when the Buffs face UCLA (Saturday, Oct. 31) and Utah (Saturday, Nov. 28) on the road next season.

Please check back for more details soon.

2016 and 2017 – Also in the works are events for the Buffs’ road games at Michigan in 2016 and at Nebraska in 2017. These games are must-see events for CU fans as the Buffs visit the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and play their former Big 12 rival in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Away pre-game events are a cooperative effort among the Office of the President, CU-Boulder Office of the Chancellor, the Alumni Association and the CU Office of Advancement.

Game tickets – For all Buffs’ road games, tickets are available in the visitors section through the CU Athletics Department.

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 6 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
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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