This Week in Rams Athletics: Volleyball plays CU, North Carolina, Florida
Sept. 8, 2008
By Danielle Marshall
Volleyball's BIG week
The Rams play the Coors Rocky Mountain Challenge this week, beginning Wednesday. The first game is in Boulder at in-state rival CU, off to its best start in program history at 6-0. Fans can purchase tickets online at the cubuffs.com ticket page. Prices are $5 for regular general admission tickets and $2 for youth (13 and under) and seniors (55 and over). For groups of 10 or more, prices are also just $2.
Also, the Rams are looking to MAX OUT MOBY for the Fort Collins portion of the tournament, which features ACC foe North Carolina on Friday, and the biggest volleyball match in recent memory on Saturday, against No. 8 Florida, whose record is 4-0.
This week's North Carolina game starts off a five-game homestand at Moby Arena. Fans who bring their ticket from the football game vs. Sacramento State will receive a ticket for $3. The BIG showdown vs. Florida will be selling general admission tickets for only $1. Ram Club members should remember to bring their voucher to receive a complimentary ticket Saturday night. Visit game promotions for more details.
Cross country at Hughes
CSU hosts the Colorado State Classic on the grounds of Hughes Stadium Saturday. There is a community race (5K) at 8:30 a.m., the college women (5K) begin at 9:30 a.m. and the college men run a four-mile race at 10:15 a.m. Visit the meet information page for more details.
Women's golf hosting tournament at Ptarmigan
The Rams opened the season Monday at the Ptarmingan Country Club. Conference foes BYU and Wyoming, as well as in-state rivals Northern Colorado and CU, make up a portion of the 19-team field, along with 2008 team champion California. The tournament continues Tuesday.
Tennis kicks off fall schedule Thursday
The tennis team travels to Laramie, Wyo., for the Wyoming Invitational on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Leading the charge will be senior Lauren Strasburger, who has tallied five wins over nationally ranked players in her career and has consistently shown that she can successfully compete against the top players in the nation.
Softball swings into gear on Saturday
Softball begins its fall season with the CSU Alumnae game on Saturday at noon at Ram Field.
Ram Club referral program
Gifts are being sent out this week to donors who assisted with the Ram Club referral program.
The Ram Club membership referral contest ended on a positive note, and the athletics department wants to thank the hundreds of Terrapin Club members who participated in this very important venture. The referral contest generated almost 100 new members who combined to donate over $30,000 in support of Colorado State Athletics. This was fueled in large part by Ram Club members referring their friends, neighbors, family and co-workers to join the Ram Club.
Steve Fairchild Coach's Show
There will not be a show this week due to the open week in the game schedule. The show will resume one week from Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Facilities Groundbreaking Celebration; Fri., Sept. 19, 1 p.m. south of Moby Arena.
Ram Legends Weekend; Fri., Sept. 19 & Saturday, Sept. 20.