60 Years of CAM

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

Celebrating 60 Years of CAM

This year, CAM the Ram is celebrating his 60th year as the official mascot of Colorado State University. Though he’s always been popular, CAM’s fame over the years has made him a campus celebrity. He always attracts a crowd, and getting a photo with CAM the Ram is #2 on the list of “70 Things to Do Before You Graduate.”

Join the crowd and support the CAM Forever Fund!
CAM the ram is supported by the CSU Alumni Association.

You can be a part of the legacy and support CAM Forever. www.alumni.colostate.edu 

CAM History

Feb. 15, 1945

The Rocky Mountain Collegian announced the student body had voted to use the ram as their new official mascot. From that day on, the words Ram and Aggie were used in the Collegian.

Jan. 11, 1946

The men’s pep club organization the “Senators” made a surprise appearance during halftime at the DU/CA&M basketball game with a domestic ram named Buck. Buck wore a blanket with “Aggie Rams” on it.

Nov. 14, 1947

Don Roberts, writer for the Collegian, calls for the naming of the mascot.

March 5, 1948

A ballot box election was held. The winning name of “Meathead” was announced on March 12. The name Meathead was never used in campus newspaper stories – only Aggies and Rams were used.

Oct. 6, 1953

The Collegian calls for a name for the mascot.

Feb. 6, 1954

At halftime at the Colorado A&M vs. Wyo. basketball  game, President Morgan christened the ram “CAM.” Members of the Alpha Zeta fraternity served as handlers and keepers of CAM at that time.
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