David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

David Ramsey has written sports columns for The Gazette for 10 years. He's visited all 50 states, and he's wise enough to realize Colorado is the best of those 50. He's a graduate of Denver South High School, Abilene Christian University and Syracuse University, where he earned a master's degree in American History in 2003. He's placed nine times in the national Asssociated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest, including two first-place finishes. He's covered the Athens, Beijing and London Olympics for The Gazette. He's the father of Ruth, a Rampart High grad, and Luke and Caleb, both grads of Pikes Peak Christian. He's an avid cyclist. He hopes to climb Mount Massive this summer, but he says that every year. Gazette sports columnist David Ramsey brings you the personal side of sports along with his personal analysis.
  • Ramsey blog: Andrew Goodman, former Palmer star, elated by response

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Andrew Goodman, a former Palmer High track star, announced in April that he is gay. He became the first Colorado State University athlete to make this announcement. He’s currently in his junior season competing with CSU’s track team. In a conversation Wednesday morning, Goodman said...

  • Ramsey: Tabor Stevens, former Canon City star, chases 3rd straight steeplechase title

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Tabor Stevens of Adams State is a steeplechase specialist, with the world's best time so far in 2015. He understands the joy of running fast while jumping over pools of water. "Oh, geez," Stevens said in a break between classes this week, "I like that there's a break of just the...

  • Calhoun, state coaches, part of Home Front Cares

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun will raise funds for Home Front Cares at the 8th annual Colorado Coaches for Charity event May 1 at Coors Field. Home Front Cares provides support for Colorado service members, veterans and family members who have been impacted by deployment. The...

  • Ramsey: CSU's Garrett Grayson seeks to defy NFL odds

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Earning rave reviews from NFL draft experts, including those who oversee the selecting, has little to do with actual NFL success. Remember, a sixth-round draft pick (Tom Brady) just defeated a third-round pick (Russell Wilson) in the Super Bowl. Brady has directed his Patriots on six...

  • Ramsey blog: How Tebow's comeback could travel from improbable to probable

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Tim Tebow could remain with the Philadelphia Eagles for a long time. Here's why: The 2-point conversion. If the NFL changes 2-point conversion rules, Tebow would instantly travel from just another quarterback with a not-quite-ready-for-the-big-time arm to an extremely valuable...

  • Ramsey: Chris Gobrecht, the realist, prepares to tackle massive Air Force women's basketball challenge

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    When Chris Gobrecht started talking about her new job as Air Force women's basketball coach, I was scared she had gotten mixed up and believed she was leading the mighty Huskies from Connecticut. "This is a dream come true for me," she said with a level of enthusiasm that made you...

  • Ramsey: Risk taker Derrick White departs UCCS, heads to CU

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    We root for risk takers. This explains why Derrick White has enjoyed a peaceful life as a student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs even while he plotted his departure from the basketball team. He spends his days sitting beside other UCCS students in classrooms. He...

  • Ramsey blog: ESPN's Britt McHenry messed up big time, but most of us sometimes mess up big time

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    There’s little in life more frustrating than getting your car towed. For one thing, you don’t have a car to drive to the tow lot. And tow lots are always in shady sections of town. And difficult to find. And cash only. So it’s understandable that ESPN sports announcer Britt McHenry...

  • Ramsey: Sky Sox headed for Sweet days after being liberated from Rockies tyranny

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    For reasons that will remain forever mysterious, many residents of Colorado Springs mourned when the Colorado Rockies ended their association with the Sky Sox. Yes, I realize the Rockies stood for something in our town. They stood boldly and consistently for losing. Under the...

  • Ramsey: Pine Creek's Yaya Cisse takes another step in American soccer journey

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    When Yaya Cisse thought about the United States during a childhood spent in the Ivory Coast, one word dominated his mind: "Fun," the Pine Creek soccer player said with a smile Wednesday afternoon a few minutes before signing a letter of intent to play for Eastern Florida State Junior...

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