Published: Sept. 1, 2016

Buffs Vs. Wolverines 

This fall the Buffs are looking for their first win in Michigan since the famous 1994 miracle game.

On Sept. 17, when the Buffs take on the University of Michigan Wolverines for the first time since 1997, they’re hoping for a strong alumni presence in The Big House in Ann Arbor. The Alumni Association will be there uniting and exciting CU fans at a free pre-kickoff Buffs Bash.

We’ll also rally Forever Buffs on the road at Pac-12 rivals Oregon, Southern Cal, Stanford and Arizona. Each family-friendly Buffs Bash has music, prizes and appearances by the CU Spirit Team and mascot Chip. Concession-style food will be available for purchase. Not that we’d shirk our duties back in Boulder: We host Ralphie’s Corral, the official CU tailgate, three hours before each home-game kickoff. This free event on Benson Field offers photo ops with Ralphie and her handlers, performances by the CU Marching Band and Spirit Team, giveaways, concession-style food and drinks and activities for kids. 

For information on hotels and game-day locations this football season, visit

CU vs. Michigan

Alumni Briefs

 A reunion of former CU cross-country runners was planned for Boulder in September, with Dick Moritz (Geog’74; MA’79) spearheading the effort. Last year he helped form an alumni group for cross-country alumni. … Former Board of Regents chair Jerry Rutledge (A&S’66) is slated to be the keynote speaker for the annual 50-Year and Golden Anniversary Club Reunion during Homecoming Weekend. … Also during Homecoming, Floyd Pierce (ApMath, Econ’17) will be the sole student recognized among the honorable list of 12 alumni award winners. He’s a Boettcher Scholar, drum major and member of the engineering dean’s advisory board. … In July the CUYA (young alumni) chapter hosted around 300 Buffs for its largest event of the year, the LODOlympics, a night of games and trivia at five Denver bars. Lauren Monitz (Advert’06) is president of the Denver-based chapter. … On Sept. 29, Daniel Baker, director of CU’s Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics, will address ways space weather can affect the economy. The free webinar is open for all CU alumni — register at