Today is “I Love CSU Day” – My Top 5 Reasons Why I Love CSU
Governor Hickenlooper has declared today (Wednesday, April 18th, 2012) as "I Love CSU Day". The Colorado State University Alumni Association is encouraging you to Celebrate today by wearing your green and gold! Activities are planned today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Lory Student Center Plaza on the CSU Campus. For me it's personal. I have created a list of the "Top 5 Reasons Why I Love CSU".
My Wife Jenny works at CSU. The University has kept her gainfully employed for the past 2 decades. Colorado State is responsible for half of my family's income. I love CSU for that!
Back in the 80's I majored in Technical Journalism with an emphasis on Radio and TV at Colorado State. I never graduated but love for CSU is still like an ocean. It's deep and wide. I love CSU so much I was willing to bet on the CSU/Wyoming basketball game in Laramie this past season with Miss Cheyenne Frontier Days. I lost and had to wear a tiara to work.
The Rams are my favorite football team. The Rams are my favorite basketball team. The Rams are my favorite volleyball team. There have been ups and downs over the years. I was a CSU fan when the football team had only one win during the season. I was also there when we won our 1st major Bowl Game with Coach Lubick. I saw the CSU men's basketball team back in their hay day when Coach Grant led them to back-to-back WAC titles. I watched Becky Hammon and Katie Cronin lead the women's basketball team to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. I am a huge fan of the volleyball team. Coach Tom Hilbert is amazing. The Nebraska game this past season was one of the most exciting sporting events I have ever attended. Let's just say I love my Rams.
The most beautiful part of the CSU campus is the Oval. It's filled with gigantic trees and is the most recognizable landmark on campus. There is something magical about it.
CSU and the Arbor Day Foundation will hold a tree planting event on the historic Oval on Friday, April 20th, 212 to celebrate the university's recognition as an official Tree Campus USA. Over 100 CSU student volunteers will plant 27 Valley Forge Elms in an effort to extend the Oval legacy. Oval Drive will be closed from approximately 5 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 20th for the event.
Cam the Ram has been the CSU mascot since 1946. My wife has made Cam's jacket's for the past few years. She and our friend Marcie have sewed the outfits that CAM wears at the games and for special events. That is why CAM will always have a special place in my heart. There are other reasons why CSU means so much to me. Really there are too many to mention. Today I proudly wear the Green and Gold and am not afraid to proclaim, "I Love CSU".