On Friday, the Collegian staff hopes you will join it in wearing
our school colors to support CSU’s football team.
While many students won’t be attending the football season’s
opening game against the University of Colorado-Boulder Saturday,
there will still be many of us cheering our team on from behind a
The reason that many students aren’t planning to go to the game
is not because of lack of school spirit, but because the tickets,
at $60 apiece, are so expensive.
As of Tuesday, there was still a lot of the university’s
original 5,000-ticket allotment available. After a fuss made over
the low number of tickets reserved for students, many people are
wondering why there are so many up for sale at this time.
As college students, most of us can relate to the fact that we
can barely afford to buy groceries for ourselves. Few students, no
matter how much school spirit they have, would give up a few weeks
of food for a day at a football game.
Just because we aren’t sitting there in the stadium doesn’t mean
we won’t be watching the Rams slaughter CU in Saturday’s game. We
want the football team to know that we’re backing them and that
there will be tons of fans screaming from our homes as CSU scores
touchdown after touchdown.
It’s an issue of money, not spirit. We’re rooting for you. Go