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Buffs fans sport new color at Saturday's football game
Powder blue, which the CU football team wore in the early 80s was a common color among students at Saturday's game against Texas A&M. During the early 80s, the school changed its' colors to powder blue, and during the four years that they sported this color, they were among the worst teams in the nation. With the recent collapse of the football team lately, the students at CU wanted to show their frustration by wearing the powder blue once again.
You may have noticed over the weekend at the football game against Texas A&M that there was a new color being sported by fans in the stands. Amidst the typical black and gold, students wore powder blue in protest of the football team’s poor performance.
“We all decided to wear blue because the buffs aren’t really doing too well and we thought we’d make a statement,” said CU student Katie Feldhaus.
During the 1981 season under head coach Chuck Fairbanks, CU changed its colors from black and gold to powder blue. During the next four seasons, the buffs were one of the worst football teams in the nation, winning just ten games in that four year span. Buff fans are seeing a correspondence between those powder blue teams in the early 80s, and the team under current head coach Dan Hawkins.
Among the nearly 47,000 fans in attendance were hundreds of fans sporting the powder blue. However, the Buffs on the field took the powder blue to offense, scoring the last eleven points and winning the game 35-34.
“We talked about it and we took it as disrespect to us, we took it personally and show the fans that were still here and still a good team and even though you guys don’t have our back, we’re still going to play for each other,” said starting quarterback Tyler Hanson.
Coach Hawkins wasn’t none too impressed with the fans wearing powder blue.
“Like I said before the game, the real buffs wear the black and gold.”
The buffs have three more games remaining, and if they win out, they will be eligible for a bowl game, something they will accomplish for only the second time in the Hawkins’ era.