Poinsettia Bowl

Nov 272005
Authors: Collegian sports staff

In what was a nervous time period for football fans as the Rams waited after their win in Las Vegas for a bowl invitation.

Finally, on Nov. 22, the Rams announced they had accepted an invite to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 22.

Luckily for the Rams, the Poinsettia Bowl invited Navy as an at-large team.

Last year, New Mexico played Navy in the Emerald Bowl. Given that bowl rematches don't draw as much attraction, CSU was picked over the Lobos for the Poinsettia Bowl.

"Accepting an invitation to a bowl game is a great honor for our entire institution and the community," said athletic director Mark Driscoll in a CSU media release. "It offers us an opportunity to showcase our football program, the athletic program, and our entire university on a national stage. A bowl game is truly a campus-wide event."

For the entire team this bowl berth is meaningful, but for the seniors it means a little more.

"I am just so excited for our players, especially the seniors," said Lubick in a CSU media release. "They have worked so hard and meant so much to this program. This is a great reward for all that they have done for the program."

CSU has already begun marketing for the bowl game in an attempt to get as much Ram fans to San Diego as possible. The bowl is at a great time to bring Ram fans to the game – three days before Christmas and during the winter break.

The tickets for the game are also as inexpensive as possible for a bowl game, priced at just $35 dollars if purchased through the CSU Athletic Department.

"We are going to do everything in our power to get as many CSU fans to the game as possible," Driscoll said in a CSU media release. "Colorado State has established a national bowl reputation under coach Lubick. We're counting on our fans to support the Rams in San Diego."

Information on tickets and other Poinsettia Bowl information can be found by visiting csurams.com, by calling 1-800-491-RAMS, or by visiting the ticket office in the McGraw Athletic Center.

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