Colorado completes non-conference football schedule through 2019

By Kevin Kelley -

The Colorado Buffaloes have added games against Idaho State and Northern Colorado, which completes their non-conference football schedule through the 2019 season.

Colorado will host Idaho State on Sept. 10, 2016 and Northern Colorado on Sept. 16, 2017. Both games will be played at Folsom Field in Boulder.

Idaho State will receive a guarantee of $500,000, while Northern Colorado will get $350,000. According to the release, Northern Colorado will be provided with 1,700 tickets to sell which could net them an additional $75,000.

Colorado needs two more games for each season from 2020 through 2024. Games currently scheduled include at Colorado State (2020), vs. Minnesota (2021), at Minnesota (2022), vs. Nebraska (2023), and at Nebraska (2024).

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  1. mike1246
    June 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Try to schedule some future games against SEC opponents.

    • winston
      June 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      I’ve been wanting us (Auburn) to schedule a game with Colorado for awhile. the mighty buffs are scared to play anyone that isn’t Uga

  2. Rodney P. Davis V
    June 24, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Colorado vs the Big Sky doesn’t always pan out. Remember September 2, 2006? Montana State sure does. LOL!

  3. RIcky W
    June 25, 2014 at 2:20 am

    2014 and 15 weak scheduling due to previous AD. However, even with the 2016 payday Ann Arbor road game already on the schedule, the current Colorado AD should have done better to schedule a P5 program for 2017. With an already weak 2017 schedule why schedule Big Sky? Unless Colorado coaches feel they need at least five years to reach average competitiveness, which is not good.

    This scheduling significantly injures the SOS, and it would be a high achievement for the Buffaloes to ear a slot in the Vegas Bowl during the next five years.

    Further out, Colorado’s future non-conference schedules appear well balanced, with two home-and-home series with Nebraska, and one home-and-home with Minnesota. Add the annual rivalry game against Colorado State, and an annual game against either a MWC opponent or FCS Big Sky opponent. Too bad Colorado could not start scheduling like that earlier.

  4. Rick
    June 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Colorado needs to go back to the Big 12.

  5. larkspur88
    June 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    San Jose St ? Nicholls St ? Idaho St ? Massachusetts ? An opponent that would actually help to fill Folsom Field is only 1.5 hours north in Laramie is Wyoming, and the games would be competitive and quite entertaining ,,,, and the same would be true with that historic and respectable program that is less than 1.5 hours to the south, Air Force …..

  6. UNC_Fan
    July 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Go Bears!

  7. Mike
    June 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    How about Air Force, LSU,Penn State or Auburn

  8. cuBuffs!
    October 4, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    it would be fun to play wyoming sometime