• UCCS destination a long way from anywhere

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    UCCS destination a long way from anywhere Question: Where is Stephenville, Texas? Answer: In the middle of nowhere. UCCS players flew to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, but traveling to the NCAA Tournament in Stephenville required a drive on two-lane roads through the flatlands of...

  • Ramsey: Air Academy's Ambuul soars, thanks to his big collection of siblings

    Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    BOULDER - Paul Ambuul is the baby of his rather massive family, and for most of life he's gone to basketball battle against his brothers Matthew, Mark, Nicholas, Andrew and his sister Michelle. This horde of siblings taught him a vital life lesson. "I have to work for what I want,"...

  • Ramsey: Jeff Culver rebuilds UCCS basketball program with all-Colorado work crew

    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    As Jeff Culver walked the UCCS campus three years ago, he wasn't thinking about a basketball team that had dropped 101 of its previous 165 games. He wasn't thinking about the coaching careers that had crashed on the edge of Austin Bluffs Parkway. When he looked at Pikes Peak and...

  • Ramsey: CSCS big man Nic Doherty earns spot back on team, state quarterfinals after quick regret

    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Nic Doherty told Colorado Springs Christian coach Mark Engesser prior to the season he no longer wanted to play basketball for the Lions. Engesser responded with a simple message. "You'll regret this in 20 years," Engesser said. It didn't take nearly that long. Doherty watched...

  • Ramsey: Derrick White and UCCS sizzle Metro State for RMAC tourney title

    Updated: Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    DENVER - All through Derrick White's high school career at Parker's Legend High School, he hoped to play college basketball for Division II power Metro State. He attended the school's summer camps. He sat in the stands for games. Metro State declined to offer White a scholarship....

  • Ramsey: UCCS Mountain Lions seek RMAC supremacy, and more

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    DENVER - Darius Pardner could hear a throng of his fellow UCCS students chanting increasingly small numbers, and he knew what the chanting meant: It was time to shoot. Pardner, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, stood directly in front of the UCCS bench with 2:29 left in the Rocky Mountain...

  • Ramsey: Humbled CSCS Lions yearn to rule Colorado 3A basketball

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Thanks, St. Mary's. That's the general attitude at Colorado Springs Christian School as the team prepares for the Class 3A state tournament. In recent seasons, CSCS battled an understandable, and dangerous, feeling of invincibility as the final games of the season approached. The...

  • Friday Faceoff: Should Peyton Manning have been asked to take a pay cut?

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Pay cut reflects Peyton’s worth David Ramsey Yes, the Broncos asked Peyton Manning to take a pay cut. But let me remind everyone, including my friend and colleague Mr. Paul Klee, this cut was $19 million to $15 million, and it’s extremely difficult for anyone to feel ...

  • Ramsey: Let's gather together to watch yet another Peyton Manning comeback

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Want thrills? Just follow the best TV drama in America. Yes, the Peyton Manning show. A 38-year-old is attempting his second, and final, comeback. The version of Manning who directed the 2013 Broncos to the Super Bowl suddenly vanished in the latter days of the 2014 season. He was...

  • Ramsey: UCCS supporting cast carries Mountain Lions to RMAC semis

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    UCCS guard Alex Koehler stands 6-foot-1, maybe, but he showed the courage to invade the land of giants. He emerged triumphant, rising above Colorado Mesa's Ryan Stephan for a crucial tip in the lane with eight minutes remaining in the second half. Koehler and the Mountain Lions...

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