David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

  • Ramsey: Nuggets should take caring lessons from Tom Brady

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER - A long time ago, before Tom Brady became Tom Brady, he was standing in a long line with his parents at Angelo's, a mega-popular restaurant in Ann Arbor, Mich. Workers at Angelo's made sure the best Michigan athletes didn't wait in line. Those workers walked right past Brady,...

  • Ramsey: Fallen CC must emulate steady, mighty DU Pioneers

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Over in a corner of the ice at The Broadmoor World Arena, a gang of Pioneers were hugging and shouting and celebrating yet another goal. Everyone else in the building was mute, stunned by the realization the Gold Pan would soon be returning to Denver. Yes, the Evil Empire of the...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College Tigers face tough battle to retain their Gold Pan

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    A year ago, a late light brightened Colorado College's historically awful season. The Tigers struggled to do anything right during 2013-2014, and a mountain of failure cost Scott Owens his job. But the Tigers did one big thing right. They conquered The Evil Empire of the North....

  • Ramsey blog: Palmer's Reggie Jackson wanted his chance to shine

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    On the night of June 22, 2011, Reggie Jackson was thrilled to be a part of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He had just been drafted as the Thunder's first-round pick. He was joining Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. He told me in a phone call he believed he could win an NBA title with...

  • Ramsey: Air Academy unexpectedly cruises past Lewis-Palmer boys

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Air Academy coach Barry Clark expected a big dose of drama. He knew Lewis-Palmer had won 12 of its past 13. He knew the Rangers had defeated his Kadets earlier this season. He knew about the big stakes of Wednesday's game. "I was expecting a knock-down game, a physical game, a game...

  • Ramsey: 'The brother thing' inspires and irritates Lewis-Palmer basketball team

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Brothers. It's so much fun to dwell among a collection of brothers. And such a pain. Brothers lift you and limit you. You're so proud of them, and so weary of hearing about them. It's all so complicated. Kyle Owens understands. He's an expert on the brother thing and how it relates...

  • Ramsey blog: Vitale's role diminishing at ESPN, and that's good news

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Dick Vitale will not be working on the ESPN broadcast of Wednesday's Duke-North Carolina game, according to Tom Jones of the Tampa Tribune. This is good news for everyone who wants to watch the game without listening to Vitale's attempt to pull attention toward ... Dick Vitale. As...

  • Ramsey: Zach Kocur leads Air Force past Vegas and its gifted giant

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Dave Pilipovich never had a chance to persuade Christian Wood to wear a military dress uniform by day and play college basketball by night. Wood has NBA ambitions and, most important, NBA talent. Pilipovich must defeat the Christian Woods of the college basketball world with...

  • Ramsey blog: Jerry Tarkanian and his pioneering mobile phone

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    It was 1989. I was living in New York, covering Syracuse University basketball and working on a story about UNLV's Jerry Tarkanian and his (deserved) struggles with the NCAA. I called UNLV's sports information office. Someone there listened to my request to talk with Tark. "Call...

  • Ramsey: Bad times just keep rolling for Air Force women's basketball team

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Andrea Williams accepted one of the most perilous college coaching jobs in America in 2010. When Williams arrived at the academy, she knew Air Force's women's basketball team had won only 12 conference games in 10 seasons. She knew she had to deliver improvement. She knew she had to...