Since the inception of Ram Rugby in 1970, the club has seen immense progress. Starting with less than 15 players on the field, and only $17 in the bank, the club has managed to climb the collegiate ranks to be nationally ranked in both 7's and 15's...
The CSU Rugby Club was organized in February 1970 by Dave Freedman and Mike Wray. Seventeen players reported for that first practice early in April, 1970. Most of these "charter members" had little knowledge about the game of rugby. To further compound the teams problems, they had little equipment (their uniforms were old castoff football jerseys), they had trouble finding a field on which to practice, and they had less than a $20 budget from the university (not even enough to buy a rugby ball). The teams only game that spring season ended in a humiliating 23-0 defeat at the hands of the Denver Barbarians.
In the seasons following the teams creation, the CSU Men's Rugby Club steadily improved to provide the student body with a consistent winner. In the three seasons following the 1970 season, the club increased its membership to 45 strong, and posted a 24-8 record. In the Fall of 1971 the club lived a "rags to riches" success story by winning the Pabst Cup Championship (rugby championship of Colorado), by posting a 10-1 record, thereby receiving national recognition... The club has been improving and growing to what it is today, ever since!