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David Ramsey

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  • 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...

  • Ramsey: Pine Creek lets rest of 4A know it means business

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Living at the top of Colorado 4A football has only added to Pine Creek's hunger. The unbeaten Eagles marched into a beyond-packed Vista Ridge stadium Friday night to face the also-unbeaten Wolves. It had all the ingredients for a dramatic Friday night football game. It wasn't even...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's defensive woes are no joke

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    He wears a cadet uniform to a press conference. He talks about recruiting bears and bucks to serve on the scout team. He wonders if his defensive backs realize they are wearing football shoes instead of combat boots. Troy Calhoun, suddenly the man of laughs, is performing a masterful...

  • Ramsey: 'The Drive' vanquished the Cleveland Browns and lifted John Elway

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a weeklong series covering six of the most memorable moments in Denver Broncos history. On a cold day in Cleveland, a group of 11 men gathered on the edge of Lake Erie and vowed to arrive at a distant goal. They embarked on a march that will live...