• Ramsey: UCCS Mountain Lions and Alex Welsh must toughen their basketball personalities

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    When Alex Welsh arrived at Colorado-Colorado Springs, the basketball team resided near the Division II basement. The Mountain Lions' lone virtue was their reliability. You could count on them. They were always pitiful. Welsh, a 6-foot-7 junior power forward, has led an entertaining...

  • Ramsey: Super Bowl mishap brings back great memories for Air Force's Carson Bird

    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Carson Bird seized one of the biggest interceptions in Air Force history on a pass that never should have been thrown. He still wonders why TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, bound for a huge contract in the NFL, defied him on a freezing September night in 2007. But Bird, now a coach at...

  • Friday Faceoff: Is Peyton Manning worth having back with the Broncos?

    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Today's Friday Faceoff focuses on the great Peyton Manning debate. Is the veteran Denver Broncos quarterback worth having back next season? Gazette columnists Paul Klee and David Ramsey weigh in. PAUL KLEE Is Peyton Manning worth $19 million next season? Here’s a better question:...

  • Ramsey: Air Force battles past befuddled New Mexico

    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Dave Pilipovich delivered a simple message to Marek Olesinski. "We've got to fight them," Pilipovich said at high volume. "Let's fight them." On a ragged night of basketball at Clune Arena, Olesinski and his Air Force teammates obeyed their coach. Pilipovich watched from the bench...

  • Ramsey: Mesa Ridge will have title shot next year; Cañon City this year?

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    The champs will have a tough time remaining champs. Mesa Ridge won the 2014 4A state title game, but the Grizzlies are struggling in their bid to repeat. The latest setback arrived Tuesday night when unbeaten Cañon City roared to a 61-50 win at Mesa Ridge. Can Canon City's Tigers...

  • Ramsey: Bronco fans wait for Super surge of joy

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    A birthday party for a middle-age adult is vastly different than a birthday party for a child. A sense of doom  hovers just above the birthday cake and ice cream along with the question: Just how many more of these parties are ahead? In January, in the middle of one of these...

  • Optimistic fans looking toward better days

    Updated: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Colorado College's Christian Heil scored early in the second period, or so it seemed, and a party started at The Broadmoor World Arena. Fans shouted and stomped and waved flags and fists. During this moment, you never would have guessed the Tigers had surrendered four goals to St....

  • Ramsey: Here's how to revive sagging Air Force sports teams

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    When Matt McShane began his task of resurrecting Air Force's volleyball program in 2010, he looked through a thick haze of defeat and saw victories beckoning from just around the bend. He, and he alone, enjoyed this view of the future. The Falcons had lost 66 straight Mountain West...

  • Ramsey: Fisher DeBerry applauds Troy Calhoun's care of their Air Force football team

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Fisher DeBerry called his former quarterback and forever friend Troy Calhoun in January 2007 to make a final handoff. The Big Fish of Air Force football was preparing to leave Colorado Springs after 27 seasons of coaching the Falcons. Calhoun had just moved into DeBerry's corner...

  • Ramsey: Air Force Academy coach Dave Pilipovich taking wrong approach with struggling team

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Here's my strong suggestion for Air Force's basketball team. I'd like to shout this message from a mountaintop, but will type it instead: Look at the scoreboard. The Falcons have endured a storm of misfortune. Kamryn Williams, the team's best rebounder and spiritual leader, is done...

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