Colorado State Notes: Football to Play on ESPNU, Volleyball Looks for Ninth Win

Rich Kurtzman@@RichKurtzman Senior Analyst ISeptember 23, 2009

Football to play in second nationally televised game of season

Colorado State football is starting to remember the standards set on the field in the '90s by Sonny Lubick. Steve Fairchild, once under the tutelage of the once great Lubick, wants a competitive program, one that is constantly improving, and one that is visible in the national spotlight.

Now, because the Rams have started 3-0 for the first time since ’94, they are receiving that much needed, and deserved, national attention. It started with the votes in both national polls starting after the Rocky Mountain Showdown, and this week they have four votes in each.

Announced Monday, the Rams will now play their last non-conference game against Idaho on ESPNU at 8:30 p.m. MDT on Oct. 3, in Moscow, Idaho. The later start time (3 p.m. was the original kickoff) means there will be far fewer teams competing with the Rams’ game and more eyes will be on CSU.

Originally the game was not going to be televised, and then it was picked up by Altitude II. There is a foreseeable problem with the game being on ESPNU though, as Comcast does not carry the channel, but it will be shown on DirecTV channel 614.

Luckily for Comcast customers, a representative for the company said they will most likely televise the game on Altitude, channel 25. If not, it would be quite ironic to move the game so national viewers can see the Rams, while most of their loyal followers across the front range are unable to see their favorite team.

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To attempt to make sure the Rams will be seen, go to ESPNU and tell them you want Comcast to carry the channel.

Football’s sixth commitment for 2010 a safety from Florida

Just days after christening the new Indoor Practice Facility and Academic and Training Center, it seems the potential for recruitment is already being realized.

According to rivals.com, CSU now has its sixth commitment with Najee James. James is a 5'11", 174-pound safety out of Evans High School in Orlando, Florida.

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