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David Ramsey

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  • Ramsey: Throw your hats in the air for Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Hans Mueh took the walk a few times last season. He departed his office on the fourth floor in Air Force's athletic complex for the short journey to Troy Calhoun's first-floor office. These were vicious times for Calhoun, who lifted his alma mater from college football's basement in...

  • Ramsey: Fisher DeBerry approves of Anthony Schlegel's body slam

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Anthony Schlegel once roamed Falcon Stadium, searching for ball carriers to slam to the turf. He ranks near the top of the most vigilant defenders in Air Force history. The football nation now knows Schlegel as the man who bodyslammed a college student who foolishly wandered into a...

  • Ramsey: Patrick Roy will lead the Cup back to Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    The Stanley Cup arrived in our city this week, inspiring hundreds of girls, boys, women and men to hug and, yes, kiss hockey's ultimate trophy. This love of the Cup started me wondering: Can the Avalanche return the Cup to Colorado? Yes, and the reason is simple. Patrick Roy...

  • Ramsey: Beating Navy a requirement for Air Force

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    For Air Force players, this is the game, the one more important than any other, even if they decline to admit this truth in public. Navy has been deflating Air Force for most of the past 11 years. The Midshipmen have won nine of their past 11 games against the Falcons, part of a...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College's Mike Haviland needs to rule backyard first

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Spend a few minutes with new Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland, and you'll hear him talk repeatedly about a fresh start for his Tigers. CC will play with more vigor and more focus. They no longer will take nights off. "We have a whole new culture here," he announced a few...

  • Ramsey: Too bad Phelps failed to learn from mistake

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Michael Phelps always says the right thing when he gets in trouble. Let's hope he actually starts doing the right thing. In 2004, he promised to "take responsibility" for his actions after being busted for DUI in Maryland. In 2008, he promised he would not repeat his...

  • Ramsey: Warrior Games a place to heal

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    So many stories. So much sadness. So much determination. So much joy. The Warrior Games are overwhelming. Walk into any game or any event, and you'll see dozens of soldiers/athletes who have sacrificed and endured and triumphed. You see competition, but this is about more than mere...

  • Ramsey: Air Force defense silences critics, for now

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Last week, I wondered if Air Force's defense would finally stand up after spending all of last season in a state of extreme generosity. The Falcons delivered a resounding answer: Yes. Air Force's defensive performance in the first three quarters against Boise State was...

  • 5 biggest wins during the Troy Calhoun era at Air Force

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Air Force Academy head football coach Troy Calhoun is 52-42 overall after taking over the Falcons' program in 2007. Here are his five biggest wins: 1. Air Force 20, Utah 12 – Sept.8, 2007 In Calhoun’s second game as Air Force coach, the Falcons defeated the Utes in a defensive...

  • Ramsey: Huge win lifts coach Troy Calhoun and his Falcons

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    This Air Force football team has been shouting since August. They said they were an entirely different group of Falcons. They had waved farewell to the humiliations of 2013. They were ready for a Mountain West revenge tour. Almost nobody listened to the Falcons. Even fewer believed...