The 80th meeting between the two schools in football, coordinated by the Metro Denver Sports Commission, will still be played at Invesco Field at Mile High in
Though a game time had not been set had it been played on Saturday, with upwards of 40,000 visitors expected in Denver for the DNC exiting the city and surrounding areas, moving the game back a day will provide additional time to help the security force and police and fire departments recover from a pressure-packed week, if not month leading up to the event.
FSN expressed interest in televising the game if the schools were willing to push the game back a day to Sunday; the game was likely not going to be selected by any of CU’s Big 12 Conference television partners had it remained on Saturday. That would have left only a potential pay-per-view telecast subject to approval by the networks and the Big 12.
This will be the 14th consecutive year the CU-CSU game will be televised on a national (10) or regional (four) basis. The last two games televised by FSN have come down to the wire and beyond: in 2004, the Buffaloes held off the Rams with a late goal-line stand to win 27-24 in Boulder, and last year in Denver, CU tied the game with a late Kevin Eberhart field goal and then won the first overtime game ever played between the two on another Eberhart kick, 31-28.
Both schools play the following Saturday (Sept. 6) and in their respective home openers at that: Colorado hosts Eastern
Date Opponent TV Time
SEPT. 6 EASTERN WASHINGTON none 1:30 p.m.
OCT. 4 ;TEXAS (H) tba TBA
Oct. 11 ;at
OCT. 18 ;KANSAS STATE (FW) tba TBA
Oct. 25 ;at
Nov. 1 ;at Texas A & M tba TBA
Nov. 28 ;at Nebraska ABC 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 Big 12 Championship Game ABC 6:00 p.m.
(All times mountain. KEY: ;—Big 12 Conference game; H—Homecoming; FW—Family Weekend;
OPEN WEEKENDS: Nov. 22. *—Big 12 Conference game; (H)—Homecoming; (FW)—Family Weekend. tba—to be announced (games on the selection menu of ABC and/or FOX Sports Net/Versus). RADIO: All games broadcast locally on the Colorado Football Network. National broadcasts in 2008: