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Buffs, Rams Sign Deal to Play Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver

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According to multiple sources, Colorado and Colorado St. will continue their series in Denver starting in 2010 until 2019, with 2020 the game being played in Fort Collins. It looks the games with Minnesota in the future will have to be reworked or delayed to solidify the commitment of six home games a year, according to cubuffs.com: CU's commitment to host six home games every season at Folsom is solidified for the next 10 years. For that to happen over the length of this new agreement, 20 of the 30 non-conference games the Buffaloes will schedule over the next decade will have to be in Boulder (CU annually plays four home Big 12 Conference games). The challenge is that of those 20 non-league home games, CU must find 10 opponents willing to come to Boulder without the expectation that the Buffaloes will return the game at their respective home stadiums. With many BCS schools now playing seven or even eight home games, the Buffaloes are now positioned with this Front Range model to match what CU's peers are doing, but also with the attractive benefit that one of those games will take place in one of the NFL's premier facilities. "The players thoroughly enjoy playing in one of the finest NFL stadiums and the atmosphere is like opening your season in a bowl game," Bohn said. To allow for the above, some established home-and-home series are being rearranged; for example, one with Minnesota set for 2012 and 2013 will be delayed to early in the 2020s. School officials are also working on "two-for-ones," and have announced such with Fresno State, where the Bulldogs will visit Boulder twice (2011, 2013) with CU traveling once to Fresno (2012). edited a lot by irish1611, thanks to roxbombers for the initial post.

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