After taking a brief hiatus in 2021-22, the Rocky Mountain Showdown between Colorado and Colorado State will continue in 2023-24.
“(Colorado AD) Rick (George) and I haven’t talked anything beyond that, although if you look at our schedule in ’25 and ’26, we’ve already got Vanderbilt and Texas Tech,” Colorado State AD Joe Parker told the Denver Post. “We could maybe play (CU) then if we wanted to go with three Power 5 opponents in a single year. I’ve looked at it as probably 2027, ’28 being the next time we could get them on the schedule.
“Rick has said, ‘maybe two years on, two years off’ which allows you to be more creative with your schedule in the off years, but I’d like to play them every year, especially now. Imagine that game in 2020 when we complete the current contract here. It’s going to be an exciting game.”
The 2018-19 games will be at Mile High in Denver, while the 2020 showdown will be in Fort Collins. The 2023-24 games will remain on campus; the 2023 game will be at Folsom Field in Boulder, and ’24 at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins.
Since 1998, the majority of Rocky Mountain Showdowns have taken place in Denver.
The Rams and Buffs have met 89 times previously in a series that dates back to 1983 (fun fact: the first game was played on Feb. 11). Colorado owns a 65-22-2 edge, including victory in the last three meetings. Colorado won 17-3 in Denver last season.