The 85th Rocky Mountain Showdown between the CSU Rams and the CU Buffaloes is Sunday, September 1st at 4 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. Individual tickets start at $25 per ticket and can be purchased online at

There are a number of events that will lead up to the big Game:

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Bleed Green & Gold Blood Drive

9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 16th and Curtis Streets, Denver
Stop by and donate between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Downtown Bonfils Bus, parked at 16th and Curtis streets in Denver. To register, visit

Thursday, Aug. 29

Grill the Buffs Student Pep Rally
11 a.m., Campus Recreation Center

The Associated Students of Colorado State University will host its annual "Grill the Buffs" Pep Rally beginning at 11 a.m. at the basketball courts south of the Campus Recreation Center. Students will be treated to grilled buffalo burgers, chips and drinks while supplies last.

Ram Rally
5-8 p.m., LoDo’s, 1946 Market St., Denver
Join CAM the Ram, CSU cheerleaders and hundreds of fans for a pep rally on a new night and at a new location. The event features appetizers, drink specials, competitions and giveaways. Highlights for this year’s event include a deejay, free nacho bar, a buffalo piñata, Ram pride booth and photo booth and a buffalo wing eating contest. The event is free to attend.

Friday, Aug. 30

Get Your Green on Day
CSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters are encouraged to wear their green and gold to work and classes to show their Ram Pride during College Colors Day. College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great by encouraging people across America to wear apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day.

CSU v. Baylor Volleyball
6 p.m., Moby Arena

Show your Ram pride and cheer on the Rams volleyball team when they take on Baylor Friday at Moby Arena. Tickets are available at

Saturday, Aug. 31

CSU v. Cal Poly Volleyball
7 p.m., Moby Arena

Cheer on Rams Volleyball as they take on Cal Poly Saturday at Moby Arena. Tickets are available at

Sunday, Sept. 1

CSU Alumni Association’s Official Pregame Rally
1:30-3:30 p.m., Parking Lot J at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver

This event, hosted by CSU’s Alumni Association, features CAM the Ram, a performance by the CSU Marching Band and Spirit Squad, live music and games. The event is open to the public. Attendees have the option of purchasing tickets that include a gift, drink ticket and access to the food tent. A food ticket costs $25 for Alumni Association members and $30 for non-members. Tickets are $15 each for children 12 and under.

CSU vs. CU Football Game

Kickoff at 4 p.m., Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
The Rocky Mountain Showdown is Colorado’s longest-running, in-state football rivalry. Individual game tickets are on sale at

For more information and a full list of events, visit

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