PUEBLO, Colo. (March 8, 2015) – The five-time defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion Colorado State University-Pueblo football team will return to the field at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl March 11 to officially begin its campaign for a sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
SPRING BALL AND SPRING GAME
Practice No. 1 of 15 is set for Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Practice No. 15 is slated as the annual Spring Football Game, which is scheduled for April 22 beginning at 6 p.m. Prior to the Spring Game at the ThunderBowl, which is free and open to the public, the ThunderWolves invite the kids in the stands to come down and join them on the field to "Stretch with the Pack" beginning at 5:30 p.m.
All Pack spring practices (schedule below) are open to the public, although the schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions, so fans should double-check with the Pack coaching staff before traveling to campus.
CSU-PUEBLO PRO DAY
CSU-Pueblo Pro Day is set for Monday, March 28 for former Pack student-athletes and pro-hopefuls. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
The day provides an opportunity for draft-eligible players to participate in the timing and testing process for NFL scouting and front office personnel.
ALUMNI WEEKEND APRIL 22-23
The CSU-Pueblo football team will celebrate its annual Alumni Weekend April 22-23. Following the spring game, there is a dinner/social planned at Walking Stick Golf Course (4301 Walking Stick Blvd.) beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be served and a cash bar will be available.
The annual Football Alumni Golf Tournament is set for Walking Stick Golf Course Saturday, April 23 beginning at 8 a.m.
Cost for the social Friday night and golf Saturday is $100 (includes Friday dinner, green fee for 18 holes, cart, shirt, breakfast and lunch Saturday). For the dinner only, cost is just $15.
Rooms are available at the Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo Downtown (110 W. 1st Street/City Center Drive) for $105 per night. To book a hotel room online, click HERE.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Tracy Samora at firstname.lastname@example.org, 719-549-2858 or Craig Ward at email@example.com. Please provide your name address, e-mail, phone number and shirt size when registering.
SPRING BALL SCHEDULE
Spring Practice #1 – March 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Spring Practice #2 – March 13 at 2 p.m.
Spring Practice #3 – March 15 at 6:30 a.m.
Spring Practice #4 – March 17 at 6:30 a.m.
CSU-Pueblo Spring Break March 19-27
CSU-Pueblo Pro Day March 28 at 10 a.m.
Spring Practice #5 – March 29 at 6:30 a.m.
Spring Practice #6 – March 31 at 6:30 a.m.
Spring Practice #7 – April 1 at 5:30 p.m. (Scrimmage)
Spring Practice #8 – April 5 at 6:30 a.m.
Spring Practice #9 – April 7 at 6:30 a.m.
Spring Practice #10 – April 8 at 5:30 p.m. (Scrimmage)
Spring Practice #11 – April 12 at 6:30 a.m.
Spring Practice #12 – April 14 at 6:30 a.m.
Spring Practice #13 – April 15 at 5:30 p.m. (Scrimmage)
Spring Practice #14 - April 21 at 6:30 a.m.
Spring Practice #15/Spring Game – April 22 – 6 p.m.
*Practice dates, times and locations subject to change.
The ThunderWolves in 2015
The ThunderWolves went 12-2 overall for their third 12-plus win season in the last four years. The Pack went a perfect 9-0 for the fourth time in the last five years to earn their fifth consecutive RMAC Championship.
CSU-Pueblo earned the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Playoffs and made its fifth straight appearance in the Division II postseason Nov. 21. The ThunderWolves hosted No. 5-seed University of Indianapolis in the first round and won 27-14, then took to the road for their first-ever true road game in the playoffs. The Pack traveled to No. 1-seed Midwestern State University and downed the Mustangs 26-17 to earn a spot in the quarterfinals for the third time in the last four years. CSU-Pueblo suffered a 31-7 loss to No. 6-seed Grand Valley State University in the game at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, to close the season and end the defense of the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship.
The ThunderWolves finished fifth in both the American Football Coaches Association and D2Football.com national polls.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.