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: 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...

  • Ramsey: Derrick White will fly to basketball success at CU-Boulder

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Derrick White will fly to success in Boulder. He'll average 15 points, thrill crowds at Coors Event Center with his air show and help the Colorado Buffs return to the NCAA Tournament. All this fun will multiply the anguish of the teammates and the devoted coach White abandoned at...

  • Ramsey: Imagine this: The Rockies will ride to winning season

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    DENVER - Imagine all the typical wonders of summer on The Front Range along with a winning baseball team playing downtown in our state's capital. Imagine one of the most dysfunctional franchises in North American sport suddenly becoming ... functional. Carlos Gonzalez was smiling...

  • Ramsey: UCCS supports Derrick White as he considers move to CU

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    One conversation, just a few moments, can alter your life. Alex Welsh discovered this truth Sunday afternoon while talking with Derrick White. When the conversation began, Welsh believed he would chase a national Division II basketball title at the University of Colorado at Colorado...

  • Is UCCS' superstar Derrick White on his way to CU-Boulder?

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Derrick White, the all-American junior guard/forward at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has requested and received permission to contact the University of Colorado-Boulder about a transfer. White asked UCCS coach Jeff Culver for permission Monday morning. "I really...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Dave Pilipovich applauds rise of Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    When Dave Pilipovich walked into a gym in Indiana 11 years ago to watch his son, Kyle, play in a tournament, he quickly noticed a lanky 11-year-old who stood over 6 feet. A friend pointed to the lanky kid's parents. The kid's father stood 6-foot-10 with a military-style crew cut, and...

  • Ramsey: Switchbacks deliver thrills and hope in their home soccer debut

    Updated: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    For the first 55 minutes, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks' home debut was trudging along with little action or inspiration. This was soccer played the way soccer haters believe the game always is played. But soccer has this way of exploding, of zooming from snooze-inducing boredom...

  • 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...

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