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: 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...

  • Ramsey: Derrick White scores 50, leads UCCS to first NCAA Tournament win

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas - Tim Billingsley had waited for this moment for a little more than a year, ever since the night he missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. His miss, which ended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' 2013-2014 season,...

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