Much to the chagrin of most Colorado Buffaloes fans, the Rocky Mountain Showdown is being renewed, in a much different form. The named matchup between CU and the Colorado State Rams will be in hiatus until 2023, when it will be renewed in home-and-home form with some breaks in between. The announcement for new dates is below:
This future announcement helps shore up some finances in the far future for the athletic department. COVID-19 and the associated lockdowns have affected every aspect of life, and college sports were especially vulnerable. A guaranteed sellout in the non-conference will help soften that blow, even if it is all-risk-no-reward on the field.