2010 Fall Ball Preview

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado State University men’s lacrosse team is pleased to announce the finalization of its Fall 2010 schedule.  Scrimmages against two local NCAA Division I teams highlight a schedule that will span three separate weekends in October and pit the Rams against eight different teams.

On Friday, October 8, CSU will travel south to take on two NCAA varsity programs at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.  It will be the Rams’ second meeting with Division I Air Force in the past calendar year as they tangled with the Falcons in a mid-February preseason scrimmage in 2010.  While at the Academy, CSU will also play first-year NCAA Division II team Adams State.  Adams is a brand new program out of Alamosa, CO and their meeting with the Rams will be the first in the two programs’ history.  All three games will be played under full collegiate rules, including 15 minute stop time quarters.

Full Event Schedule @ Air Force Academy – Friday, October 8
5:00pm:  Colorado State vs. Air Force
7:00pm:  Colorado State vs. Adams State
9:00pm:  Adams State vs. Air Force

In a late addition to the schedule, Colorado State will join RMLC rivals Colorado and Brigham Young at the University of Denver to take on the NCAA Division I Denver Pioneers on Saturday, October 16.  DU finished the 2010 season as a top 10 team before bowing out in an exciting NCAA First Round Tournament game at Stony Brook.  It will be the first time the Rams have scrimmaged DU since the Pioneers became an NCAA Division I varsity program.  Excepting the BYU vs. DU game in the morning, the rest of the contests will be played using a shortened time schedule.

Full Event Schedule @ University of Denver – Saturday, October 16
8:00am:  Brigham Young vs. Denver
3:00pm:  Colorado State vs. Brigham Young
4:00pm:  Brigham Young vs. Colorado
5:00pm:  Colorado State vs. Denver
6:00pm:  Colorado vs. Denver

On Sunday, October, 17, CSU will play its annual alumni game on campus at Colorado State University as a part of Homecoming Weekend.  Game time will be 10:00am and many of the team’s past stars will be in attendance to take on the current team.

Finally, the Rams will conclude fall ball with an appearance in the first annual Pumpkin Shootout, held at The Manning School in Golden, CO on Saturday, October 30.  CSU will join RMLC members Colorado, Northern Colorado and Regis University as well as eight high-school elite teams in an exciting ending to the fall ball season.  The four teams will play a round-robin schedule that will weave in with the high school games to provide a recruiting tool for all teams involved as well as showcase some of the best high school clubs in the region.

Pumpkin Shootout Full Schedule @ The Manning School – Saturday, October 30
11:00am:  Colorado State vs. Regis
11:00am:  Colorado vs. Northern Colorado
1:00pm:  Colorado vs. Colorado State
1:00pm:  Northern Colorado vs. Regis
3:00pm:  Colorado State vs. Northern Colorado
3:00pm:  Regis vs. Colorado