On Wednesday, CU announced it's 2014 women's soccer schedule, beginning with a season-opening home game against CSU, on Aug. 22. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Buffs and Rams, who have played just one season of soccer. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.
CSU is led by head coach Bill Hempen, who coached CU for 11 seasons from 2001-11 before being let go. He went 114-88-28 at CU before being replaced by current head coach Danny Sanchez.
While CU has never faced CSU, the Buffs are 28-11-2 all-time against in-state rivals, with Denver handing the Buffs eight of those losses.
The game against CSU will kick off the annual Colorado Cup, which until this year has always included Colorado College, Denver and Northern Colorado. All of those teams, plus CSU, will be in the Cup this year, but CU will not play Colorado College.
Including the opener against CSU, the Buffs will have 13 home games. The Buffs will close the regular season with five consecutive home games in Pac-12 play.
CU went 14-7-2 a year ago and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament. It was CU's first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2008.
CU's complete 2014 schedule:
Aug. 24 - NORTHERN COLORADO, 3 p.m. (P12N)#
Aug. 29 - at UNLV, 8 p.m.^
Aug. 31 - vs. Kent State (at Las Vegas), 2 p.m.^
Sept. 5 - KANSAS, 3 p.m.
Sept. 7 - DETROIT, 1 p.m.
Sept. 12 - DENVER, 4:30 p.m.#
Sept. 19 - BRYANT, 4 p.m.%
Sept. 21 - SAN FRANCISCO, Noon%
Sept. 27 - CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m.*
Oct. 3 - at USC, 4 p.m. (P12N)*
Oct. 5 - at UCLA, 3 p.m.*
Oct. 10 - at Oregon State, 3 p.m. (P12N)*
Oct. 12 - at Oregon, 2 p.m. (P12N)*
Oct. 16 - at Stanford, 7 p.m. (P12N)*
Oct. 24 - WASHINGTON STATE, 3 p.m. (P12N)*
Oct. 26 - WASHINGTON, 1 p.m.*
Oct. 31 - ARIZONA STATE, 3 p.m. (P12N)*
Nov. 2 - ARIZONA, 1 p.m.*
Nov. 7 - UTAH, Noon (P12N)*
Home games in all caps.
# - Colorado Cup; ^ - UNLV Invitational; % - Omni Hotels Colorado Women's Soccer Classic; * - Pac-12 Conference game