CSU football pin

CSU football pin

CSU football has Rams for a mascot, same as Angelo State University where I have worked for years. Of course I am more interested in their marching band than in their football team, which is no great power. The Colorado State University Marching Band is a dynamic student organization whose membership has grown in recent years to over 300 students, representing every college on campus. The band supports CSU teams and entertains audiences with music ranging from traditional school songs to the latest hits. As bearers of tradition and the public face of the university and Fort Collins communities, band members exemplify the “Proud to be a CSU Ram” motto.

The band performs for crowds at Hughes Stadium and throughout the state at high profile events including the Denver/9News Parade of Lights, the Rocky Mountain Showdown, Denver Broncos games, Colorado Bandmasters Association State and Regional Festivals. In 2013 the band performed internationally to over 750,000 fans along the route of the St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade in Dublin, Ireland.

The Colorado State Rams football program, established in 1893, represents Colorado State University and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and Mountain West Conference (MWC) under head coach Jim McElwain, previously Alabama’s Offensive Coordinator. Rams football teams have met with relative success over the years, including winning or sharing the Mountain West title in 1999, 2000 and 2002. Overall, the Rams are 473–521–33 (.477) (473 wins, 521 losses, and 33 ties),[4] and are 7–7 in bowl games.

Home games have been played at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium, located four miles west of the school’s campus in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, since 1968. The Rams have long-standing rivalries with Colorado, Wyoming, and Air Force.

Colorado State football goes back 115 seasons, and experienced its most successful run in the 15 seasons under head coach Sonny Lubick (1993–2007). During their history, the Rams have played in five different conferences.

Location: 13-B1

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