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 Tuesday, August 23, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Countdown to Kickoff
By Colleen Reilly-Krueger, Department of Athletics

When the Buffs kick off the 2005 season on September 3 against their neighbors to the north, Colorado State University, it will be the culmination of 54 months of planning and preparation, sparked on March 26, 2001, when the five-year agreement to play was signed by both universities.

368 Coaches sideline apparel ordered for the 2005 season
307 2005 season uniforms ordered
248 2005 team born in the Reliant Stadium locker room immediately following the Houston Bowl title
246 Season tickets designed
243 Non-academic scheduling of stadium classrooms and Duane Physics Tower reserved
236 The "dirty dozens (winter conditioning) begins
213 This year's freshmen sign letters of intent to play at CU
187 Folsom Field is re-seeded after a virus overtook the previous surface
154 Spring practices start
148 Season ticket deadline
133 Spring game
131 300 helmets shipped to be reconditioned and painted
94 Summer conditioning starts
72 200,000 schedule cards delivered to campus
65 Incoming freshmen arrive for B term
64 8,000 rolls of white tape ordered by sports medicine for the 2004-05 season
60 Freshman physicals
59 5,000 schedule posters delivered to campus
57 Student season tickets available
54 1,100 pairs of shoes and 800 pairs of gloves received
46 Big 12 Media Day for regional and national media
33 Season tickets printed
33 Single game tickets on sale
33 Gary Barnett calls his first football staff meeting
33 Sideline apparel issued to staff
30 First practice
30 First full team meeting
24 Newcomer jerseys shipped for name embroidery
23 CU Media Day for local and regional media
18 Visiting team guide sent to CSU
17 Preseason planning meeting with all internal and external game day entities including concessions, ambulance, traffic, busses, parking, ushers, security, bands, police and fire departments, state patrol, president's office and communications
17 Ralphie's first practice of the season
17 Fan training camp in Folsom Field and the Dal Ward Athletic Center
12 First day of classes
8 Team photo taken
6 Captains elected
4 Folsom Field striped
4 Head football trainer contacts visiting trainer to review game operations
2 Chamber of Commerce kickoff luncheon
1 Denver rally and luncheon
20:30.00 Stadium walkthrough
19:30.00 Ralphie's pre-game run in Folsom Field
19:00.00 Dinner
15:00.00 Lights out
7:30.00 1,000 pounds of ice delivered for sports medicine and equipment use
5:30.00 Wake up call
4:30.00 Will Call windows open
4:00.00 Pre-game meal
5:00.00 Mass/Chapel
2:00.00 Buffs arrive at Folsom Field
16:15 Alma Mater
11:00 National Anthem
5:00 The Buffs, led by Ralphie, take the field
3:30 Colorado State takes the field
2:30 Coin toss
0:00 Kickoff -- Go Buffs!

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