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Game notes & fan information: CU-CSU SHOWDOWN LXXXIII

Raymond Carter

Raymond Carter

Sept. 12, 2011

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This week's notable storylines...

  • Rivalry? CU has played CSU more than any opponent in its history. Only Wyoming has played the Rams more often than the Buffs. CU is the Rams' oldest rival, as the teams first met on Feb. 11, 1893.
  • For the first time since 1941, the Rams will play the Buffs with a record of 2-0 or better. For the first time since 1939, the Buffs will play the Rams with a mark of 0-2 or worse.
  • CSU can open a season 3-0 for the second time in three seasons (also 2009, when the Rams won in Boulder).
  • Both head coaches, CU's Jon Embree and CSU's Steve Fairchild, took over teams for whom they'd previously played and coached, returned from NFL jobs, and proceeded to surround themselves with several former players, pupils and fellow assistants on their staffs.
  • In fact, all four Division I programs in the state feature a head coach at the helm of his alma mater, including Air Force's Troy Calhoun and UNC's Earnest Collins.
  • Combined, 69 players from the state of Colorado appear on the rosters of the two teams.
  • Six Colorado high schools produced teammates that will be on opposite sidelines Saturday.
  • This year's game and the 2015 contest are the only two in the current contract that won't occur on the first week of the season. It's the latest the teams have met since Oct. 1, 1988.



The setting...
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17
Kickoff: 11:40 a.m. MDT
Location: Denver, Colo..
Site: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Capacity/Surface: 76,125/natural grass
Series: CU leads, 60-20-2

Broadcast information
Television -- FSN/ROOT Sports
DirecTV: Ch. 683
DirecTV: Ch. 683-1 (HD)
Comcast Digital Cable: Ch. 26
Comcast HD: Ch. 665
DISH Network: Ch. 414
Play-by-play: Craig Bolerjack
Color Analyst: Joel Klatt
Sideline Reporter: Petros Papadakis
Producer: Brad Zager

Colorado State Sports Network
Flagship station: KLZ, 560-AM, Denver
Voice of the Rams: Brian Roth
Color Analyst: Kevin McGlue
Engineer: Bob Greenfield

The Colorado State radio broadcast begins with a pregame show two hours prior to kickoff.

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