The university mascot is the Ram, and the colors are green and gold.Colorado State University's athletic teams compete in the Mountain West Conference, which is an NCAA Division I
conference and sponsors Division I-A football.Colorado State has two major rivalries. The Rams' football team plays the University of Colorado every year in Denver in a game called the "Rocky Mountain Showdown." Within the Mountain West, Colorado State has a big rivalry with Air Force. The winner of the CSU-Air Force
football game receives the Ram-Falcon Trophy. Colorado State also has an intraconference rivalry with Wyoming (the "Border War"), with the winner of the annual
football game receiving a bronze boot.