“I’m already to downtown Denver?” It was a May morning, and Liz Thomas had begun her urban hike down Colfax Avenue around 7:30 a.m. near Genesee Park. Now, she saw a church tower in the distance—the change in neighborhood keying her into her downtown approach. She wore a headlamp on her chest and a yellow vest as she walked against traffic on a route that included navigating stretches without sidewalks or shade. Oddly, the church tower only broke the skyline of a strip mall, Thomas realized as she drew closer, which caused her to laugh out loud. She was only to Casa Bonita.
The University of Colorado Buffaloes are set to kick off another football season with the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown against the Colorado State Rams this Friday, August 29 (7 p.m.). CU players’ helmets will feature an image of a buffalo and gold lettering, a design that replaced its way-too-yellow predecessor in 2005. That’s not the only change the Buffs logo has undergone, though: Click through the slideshow above to see how it’s evolved since the 1940s.