Apr 302008
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

The Rocky Mountain Showdown, the annual football rivalry game between CSU and CU-Boulder, has been moved to Sunday, Aug. 31, a day after it was originally scheduled, the two universities announced Wednesday.

The change was made to give emergency personnel working the Democratic National Convention the week leading up to the game an extra day off and to secure national television coverage.

The DNC will be held Aug. 25-28 at Pepsi Center in Denver.

Fox Sports Net will broadcast the game, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.

CU has won four of the last six showdowns, all of which were decided by seven points or less, and leads the all-time series 58-19-2.

Next summer’s matchup will be the first game for the Rams under new coach Steve Fairchild.

The Buffalos defeated the Rams in overtime last year, 27-24.

The following week CSU will host Sacramento State on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Hughes Stadium for its home opener.

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