October 24, 2012
Fans are encouraged to "Orange Out" Hughes Stadium on Saturday when the orange-clad Rams take on Hawaii.
The CSU Rams are hoping that orange continues to be their lucky color Saturday when they take on Hawaii in their annual “Orange Out” game.
“Orange Out” games are a tribute to CSU’s past, when the school was known as Colorado A&M and Aggies was the school’s mascot. Wearing orange honors past CSU teams that used pumpkin (orange) and alfalfa (green) as the school colors.
“Orange Outs” have been extremely popular with fans, who have embraced the new tradition by trading their green and gold apparel for orange on one game day each season. More importantly, the Rams are 2-0 while wearing their bright orange jerseys since the practice was introduced in 2010.
Fans will also get the chance to welcome a number of CSU legends, including Olympic bronze medalist Janay DeLoach-Soukup.
DeLoach-Soukup, who finished third in the women’s long jump at the London Games, is an honorary team captain for the game and will be on the field for the pregame coin toss. She will be introduced during a break in the first quarter, and will also lead the team in the Ram Walk through Ram Town prior to the game.
CSU will also introduce the six newest members of the school’s Sports Hall of Fame during halftime. Football players Kevin McDougal, Damon Washington and Harvey Achziger, volleyball star Jill Johnson Bedard, swimmer Jim Malley and track and field standout Chris Adsit will be formally inducted Friday night during the annual Ram Alumni Athlete Association banquet.
Finally, more than 100 former CSU football players will be introduced on the field as part of their annual reunion.
Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Hughes Stadium.
Free student tickets are available for pickup at the Lory Student Center and the McGraw Athletic Center ticket office. Non-student tickets are available online, at the gate, at the McGraw Athletic Center ticket office or by calling (970) 491-7267.