The unmistakable sound of the cannon firing during CSU home football games is a proud link that connects the Aggies’ past to the Rams’ present and future. The reverberating BOOM from Comatose, the cannon, has been a CSU football tradition since 1920 – one no true Rams fan can ignore.
CSU ROTC cadets are charged with firing Comatose and, until recently, the U.S. Army supplied 75mm blank shells for the 1918 French Howitzer cannon mounted on a 1941 retrofitted carriage. However, the Army no longer provides shells for athletics events.
Buy a BOOM!
Be a big shot and give a gift to the Cannon Tradition Fund. Your donation will give new meaning to our fight song’s lyrics, “As down the field we thunder!”
Make some noise, and buy a BOOM today!
For more information contact Ginny Fanning at Virginia.Fanning@colostate.edu.