Published: June 1, 2014

CU Buffs players on the field

Eastbound Excitement

Umass Fast Facts

Conference: Mid-American
Stadium Capacity: 68,756
UMass Amherst Mascot: Sam the Minuteman
Colors: Maroon and white
UMass Campuses: 5
Stadium Location: Foxborough, Mass.
Enrolled Students: 28,518 at Amherst campus
Famous Alumni: Bill Cosby, Richard Gere, Natalie Cole, and William Manchester

The CU football team is headed east this fall! For the first time in school history, the Buffs are taking on the UMass Minutemen in Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6. The matchup marks the farthest mainland road trip the team has ever made.

Celebrate your CU pride with us. We are holding a spectacular pregame party inside the stadium’s Putnam Club 2.5 hours prior to kickoff (game time is to be determined). As you mingle with other Forever Buffs, enjoy exciting performances from the Spirit Squad and be sure to meet CU’s costumed mascot, Chip. Also hear the latest on CU from Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, athletic director Rick George and Alumni Association executive director Ryan Chreist (Kines’96, MPubAd’09).

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Photography by Glenn Asakawa