BOULDER — At the University of Northern Colorado football game Saturday, Greeley City Council member Robb Casseday was torn to say the least.
Donning a CU hat to support his alma mater and a UNC jacket to support the city he represents, he was smiling ear to ear walking into the stadium.
“I’m covered either way,” Casseday said. “No matter who wins, I can go home happy.”
Casseday was only one of a number of UNC fans at Folsom field for the Bears’ matchup against the University of Colorado.
Nothing stopped the Bears faithful from pouring into Folsom field. Not a rainy morning, not a 75 minute trip and not even an opponent favored by multiple touchdowns.
“It’s UNC pride,” Northern Colorado student Joey Holmes said. “100 percent.”
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Though school pride may have been the overlying reason, everybody had a different story for being there.
Some were fanatics ready to scream at the top of their lungs.
Recent graduates Blake Cvar and Austin Chapin made the trip with one thing in mind: Having fun with — and at the expense of — their friends that are Buffalo fans.
“As far as UNC’s football games go, this is as much fun as we can have,” Cvar said. “We still have friends at CU, so it gave us a good reason to come down together and go back and forth with them a little bit.”
Chapin added that the unique feel the game had only added to the experience.
“It’s awesome to have the CU atmosphere but the UNC community,” he said.
Others were families just enjoying their time together.
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