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Date: Mon May 02 2011 - 15:12:50 MDT
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 15:12:50 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Today's announcement regarding the 2011 CU Football schedule
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano
SENDER: Office of the Chancellor
DATE: May 2, 2011
SUBJECT: Today's announcement regarding the 2011 CU Football schedule
Today the Pac-12 Conference and ESPN are announcing a change to our 2011
University of Colorado Football schedule.
On Friday, Nov. 4, CU will play the University of Southern California in a
nationally-televised home football game with the kickoff scheduled for shortly
after 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
I am excited for this national opportunity to showcase our campus in its
inaugural year with the Pac-12 conference. Those of you who watched the 2008
national broadcast of the CU-West Virginia University game will recall
beautiful images of our campus, our community and the mountains, as well as
favorable commentary on our academic programs and campus life. It is an
excellent highlight for our university, especially because there are no other
major games being televised at the same time.
Many of you also will recall the logistical challenges presented by the early
Thursday kickoff time in 2008. With the interests of our campus academic
mission at heart, we made the request to the Pac-12 and ESPN if they would
consider a Friday kickoff instead of a Thursday one, as well as move the
kickoff time back to 7 p.m. local time. For our campus community, I am pleased
we have reached an accommodation that will allow us to highlight our
achievements on a national stage while continuing our academic pursuits with
minimal interruption. We will share logistical updates with the campus
community as game day approaches.
I believe this game will provide us another opportunity to highlight our
beautiful campus and its many achievements. These rare weeknight games provide
a spotlight on CU-Boulder for a national audience, and create a sense of
community across the campus.
For more information you can visit the CU-Boulder athletics website at
http://www.cubuffs.com. Please accept my personal thanks for your flexibility
and cooperation in helping the campus accommodate this event.
With warm regards,
Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor
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