111th Edition of the Border War to Kick Off Friday Night in Laramie

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (RELEASE)- The annual Border War game between the Wyoming Cowboys and Colorado State Rams will kick off Friday night this week from War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. The 111th edition of the Border War will be featured in a nationally-televised game on ESPN2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The first 5,000 fans will receive a special Wyoming branded Alpine Hat.

Not only will it be the 111th meeting in the series between the two border rivals, but for the 52nd consecutive year the two teams will battle for the Bronze Boot traveling trophy. The Wyoming Cowboys hold a 27-24 lead in the Bronze Boot portion of the series that began in 1968. The two teams will be playing for the 74th consecutive season as the series has been played annually without interruption since the 1946 season. The Cowboys have won 42 of the last 73 consecutive meetings, with CSU winning 31 times since 1946. The Rams lead the overall series 58-47-5.

“The Border War” rivalry has been marked by a series of streaks over the past decade. Colorado State won two in a row in 2007-08. Wyoming then won four in a row from 2009-12. CSU came back with three straight wins from 2013-15, and the Cowboys are currently on a three-game winning streak from 2016-17.

For more information regarding tickets for Friday’s game, visit GoWyo.com/Tickets; email tickets@uwyo.edu; call 307-766-7220; or stop by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium located on Willett Drive.

The game will be broadcast on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, beginning with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.