As of Tuesday afternoon, CU and CSU had sold more than 64,000 tickets between them for Friday’s game.
CU reported it has sold 33,656 tickets (9,141 of those to students), while CSU had sold 30,472 (8,001 to students). Both teams are well ahead of their sales pace of a year ago.
In addition to tickets sold by the teams, the Broncos have a portion of tickets to sell, as well.
Last year’s attendance was 69,850, the most since 2003, and this is likely to be the first time over 70,000 in sales since that 2003 game (76,219).
Lack of discipline
CU defensive lineman Frank Umu is suspended, but it’s unclear for how long.
“Our team decided to choose discipline this year,” head coach Mike MacIntyre said. “That’s what they put on their T-shirts, and they did that 100 percent. Frank’s a young man that is going to be suspended right now for not choosing discipline in an area, and that’s where it stands.”
MacIntyre declined to say how long Umu’s suspension will last.
Asked if running back Kyle Evans (hip) and safety Nick Fisher (hamstring) will be ready to play on Friday, MacIntyre said, “You’ll see Friday.” … As he did Monday, MacIntyre said he has not decided who will handle field goal and kickoff duties. … … CU has a handful of players from the Houston area, which has been through devastating flooding this week from tropical storm Harvey. MacIntyre said while some of the players’ families have been affected by the storm, “nobody is in harm’s way.” MacIntyre added that some high school players being recruited by the Buffs have been affected by the floods and the coaches have been in contact with those players to make sure they are OK.