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Benedetto blog: Picking the Power 5 (plus two)
Benedetto blog: Picking the Power 5 (plus two)

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Let us rejoice for college basketball is back. Here’s who I like in each of the Power Five conferences plus two more notable leagues. Power 5 ACC...

Benedetto Blog: Leonard's time to make leap
Benedetto Blog: Leonard's time to make leap

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Now that the preseason is wrapped up, most everything should be set in stone to start the 2017-18 NBA regular season. With that comes the time for...

Benedetto blog: For fun's sake
Benedetto blog: For fun's sake

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

I knew Connie Hawkins’ name, but I didn’t know his game. I knew he was a basketball player well before my time. I couldn’t say with certainty who he...

Benedetto blog: More than hoops to watch on NBA's opening night
Benedetto blog: More than hoops to watch on NBA's opening night

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 8, 2017

When the NBA regular season tips off Oct. 17, there will be more reasons than the usual opening night storylines to watch. Kyrie Irving’s Celtics...

Benedetto blog: Thunder's trade return hinges on Anthony's role
Benedetto blog: Thunder's trade return hinges on Anthony's role

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Tue, Oct 3, 2017

The NBA is home to the best athletes in the world and the most entertaining offseason in sports. March Madness is the best annual sporting event, and...

Benedetto blog: NCAA in over its head
Benedetto blog: NCAA in over its head

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Thu, Sep 28, 2017

There is so much wrong in what was released from the FBI’s investigation into college basketball Tuesday - and there’s surely more to come - it’s hard...

Lewis-Palmer, Palmer Ridge ready for another Battle of Monument
Lewis-Palmer, Palmer Ridge ready for another Battle of Monument

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

The 2016 installment of the Battle of Monument likely didn’t sit well with the Palmer Ridge High School football team. Friday’s version, scheduled...

Air Academy's Horn quiets Thunder bats
Air Academy's Horn quiets Thunder bats

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

If the celebration was any indication, the Air Academy High School softball team’s 3-1 win over Discovery Canyon was a big one Monday on the Kadets’...

Pine Creek girls crack top spot at Liberty Bell cross country meet
Pine Creek girls crack top spot at Liberty Bell cross country meet

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

LITTLETON - There was a good deal of uncertainty surrounding the Pine Creek High School girls’ cross country team entering the season after the Eagles...

Gazette Preps Peak Performer of the Week: Julian Cooks, Doherty football
Gazette Preps Peak Performer of the Week: Julian Cooks, Doherty football

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Neither Doherty football coach Jeff Krumlauf nor Spartan running back Julian Cooks attempted to track the senior’s statistics during Friday’s...

Air Force Falcons game day provides fun when the game doesn't
Air Force Falcons game day provides fun when the game doesn't

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Falcon Stadium joined Notre Dame, Nebraska and Kansas as Division I stadiums I’ve visited for multiple games when Air Force Academy hosted Virginia...

Sand Creek crushes Coronado in boys' soccer opener
Sand Creek crushes Coronado in boys' soccer opener

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Mother nature was the only thing that slowed the Sand Creek boys’ soccer team in Thursday’s opener against Coronado at Garry Berry Stadium. Lightning...

Welcome Vinny Benedetto to The Gazette's sports staff
Welcome Vinny Benedetto to The Gazette's sports staff

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

As the byline indicates, I’m Vinny Benedetto, the newest member of The Gazette’s sports staff. It is my understanding I’ll be covering a bit of...

Vinny Benedetto bio

I’ll be covering a bit of everything from prep sports to the Switchbacks to road races and hopefully a lot more.

I come to Colorado Springs after stops at newspapers in Hays, Kan., and Gothenburg, Neb. I was born and raised in Omaha, Neb., and graduated from Creighton University with a degree in journalism in 2010 (go Bluejays).

No worries, Big 8/12-era Buffs fans, I do not cheer for the Huskers.

Thanks to my father’s roots in northeast Ohio, I do root for Cleveland professional teams. Unfortunately, that includes the Browns. Luckily, “The Drive” came a couple of years before me, so I’m mostly impartial when it comes to Denver’s professional teams. I’m a big U.S. soccer supporter and keep up with the top club teams in Europe.

When I’m not working, I hope to get up to Red Rocks for a couple of concerts and explore the outdoor offerings of the area. The latter might take some time as a reformed flatlander.

Feel free to email me at vinny.benedetto@gazette.com with story ideas, tips or anything else that might be helpful for a recent transplant.

You can find me on Facebook (Vinny Benedetto), Twitter (@VBenedetto) and Instagram (vbenedetto6).

Information on pickup basketball or soccer games and brewery recommendations would be appreciated.