Aug 312004
Authors: Erin Sobon

University of Colorado-Boulder officials will not implement

increased security at the CSU vs. CU football game Saturday.

“We will be staffing the CU-CSU football game with our typical

contingent of police officers,” said CU Police Department Lt. J.

Timothy McGraw. “We believe the number of officers at the game is

adequate to provide help to fans attending the game and to deal

with any issues which might arise.”

The typical contingent consists of 60 police officers and an

excess of 100 security ushers, McGraw said.

“The CU Police Department has a lot of experience with game

management. Along with the event staff, I trust that this is

sufficient coverage for any foreseeable concerns,” said CSU Police

Department Capt. Bob Chaffee.

Some CSU students are not worried about the number of police

officers at the game, and they remain optimistic about having a

good time.

“I think it is adequate – I just figure they know what they are

doing,” said Evan Schulte, freshman music major. “You usually have

to provoke things or be looking for trouble in order to get in

trouble. I’m just going to steer clear.”

In addition to the CU police, four CSU police officers will be

at the game as well.

“We are also planning increased coverage here on our campus

related to recent events and possible celebration events in Fort

Collins,” Chaffee said.

CSU police officers are hoping that their presence at the game

will be preventative in nature, but CSU police will support CU

police in safety management efforts.

“There will probably be a few arrests, but I hope that our

students will show the class we expect from CSU students and won’t

be in those arrest statistics,” Chaffee said.

Chaffee also reminds students who chose to drink to do so


“Any time a person consumes too much they endanger themselves

and others,” he said. “They face consequences that they would have

considered more critical if they were sober.”

However, in contrast to CSU’s policy, alcohol is prohibited at

Folsom Field.

“We are strict about disallowing intoxicated persons into the

game, and fans (who) enter the venue are subject to search,” McGraw


Yet, even with reassurances of adequate security, Melanie

Calderwood, a junior agriculture business major, will be cautious

after her previous experience with CU.

Calderwood played the mellophone in the CSU Marching Band last

year when CU fans punched a band member in the face and threw beer

bottles at the group following the game.

“It’s just not safe,” Calderwood said. “Their fans are out of

control and they need to recognize that and do something about


Still, Calderwood is not scared away from this year’s game.

“I love CSU – I bleed green and gold,” she said. “I love to

support CSU athletics and CSU football.”

Graphic Idea: A Pull Put Box listing prohibited items at Folsom


Items to Leave at Home


* Alcohol

* Gallon Thermoses

* Ice Chests

* Cans, glass, or plastic disposable bottles

* Marshmallows

* Tortillas

* Fruit that’s not sliced

* Signs, banners, or flags that obstruct, endanger, or are



One bag per person

CU Police: 492-6666

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