• Friday Faceoff: Who is the best coach in the Final Four?

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Gazette Columnists Paul Klee and David Ramsey square off.

  • Ramsey: Switchbacks filled with soccer athletes just trying to earn a living

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    At Security Service Field this summer, you can watch AAA baseball players laboring to leap into the ranks of the stupendously wealthy. The average salary in Major League Baseball just hit $4 million. Let's say that again: $4 million. Meanwhile, a few dozen yards away at Sand Creek...

  • Ramsey: Here's why UCCS should remain football-free

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs does not field a football team. That's the way it is. And that's the way it should remain. Starting a football program would require a gigantic financial investment, and there's little reason to believe the Mountain Lions would soon...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Frank Serratore plots return to college hockey mountaintop

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    When Frank Serratore awakens each morning, he thinks about the clear goal for his hockey future. His program is struggling, and this truth crashes into his thoughts the instant he opens his eyes. Don't worry. He's not depressed. He's determined. He's struggled with doubts for two...

  • Ramsey: Nuggets should hire John Calipari, basketball's ultimate desperado

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Nuggets should hire John Calipari. The franchise must, finally, dream big and pursue basketball's ultimate desperado. A Calipari move from Kentucky to The Front Range is the fastest way to catapult the Nuggets from boring to thrilling. I realize you're reading along and asking an...

  • Ramsey: Air Force can return to NCAA Tournament, just look at recent history

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Air Force basketball can return to the NCAA Tournament. This is not probable. I know that. It is possible. You should know that. Remember, Air Force traveled to the NCAA Tournament twice and earned National Invitation Tournament invitations twice during an era (2003-07) when defiant...

  • Ramsey: Air Force Academy has its man in QB Nate Romine

    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    For the first time since 2012, there's virtually no battle for the starting quarterback job at Air Force. Nate Romine won the role when he led the Falcons to a 27-24 win over Colorado State in the 2014 regular-season finale. Romine's job security is not as certain as the sun rising...

  • Ramsey: UCCS basketball team should be mighty in 2015-2016

    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas - Derrick White spoke with hope as he looked forward to the 2015-16 season. "We have all the pieces," he said of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs vision of winning an NCAA Division II national title. He's not completely correct, but he's close. His...

  • Ramsey: Rout fails to dampen UCCS dreams for next season

    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas - The road ended here, in this remote town in the middle of The Lone Star State's vast flatlands. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs boasts an elite offensive attack, but nothing else about the team is yet elite. This lack of versatility doomed the...

  • Ramsey: There is a chip on UCCS' Derrick White's shoulder

    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Chip on White's shoulder Derrick White is among dozens of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs supporters who were baffled when Metro State guard Mitch McCarron was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the year. White doesn't come right out and say it, but...

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