More David Ramsey Articles

  • Ramsey: CC hockey program should look at how Air Force football replaced coaching legend

    by David Ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    A respected coach who built an impressive mountain of victories has departed Colorado College. Same thing happened in 2006 at Air Force. As CC athletic director Ken Ralph searches for a replacement for Scott Owens, he should examine the example of Air Force athletic director Hans...

  • Ramsey: Michael Phelps can't outrace time in his comeback

    by DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Michael Phelps has nothing left to prove in the pool. He's won 22 Olympic medals, including a beyond-belief collection of 18 golds. At this moment, some 5-year-old is moving fast in a pool while his mom shouts, "He's going to be another Michael Phelps!" His name is known by your...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College should take lead from Union hockey and aim high

    by DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    As Union College hockey players prepare to skate into their home arena, they huddle under a large sign, and coach Rick Bennett makes sure they examine the word above them. "Believe," the sign demands. "You have to have that," Bennett said from his office in Schenectady, N.Y. "I...

  • Former Colorado College player Nate Prosser living a Minnesotan's dream playing for Wild

    by DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    DENVER - Nate Prosser, a former Colorado College defensive star, spent many nights driving 45 minutes from his family home in Elk River, Minn., to downtown St. Paul to watch the Wild play hockey. He was a typical Minnesota teen. When anyone asked what he wanted to do with his life,...

  • Ramsey: Stastny prepares to be in right place at right time for Avalanche

    by David Ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DENVER - In the waning seconds of regulation, Paul Stastny arrived exactly where you expected him to be: In position to score. Stastny is not physically imposing with his 6-foot, 205-pound frame. He does not skate with blazing speed. He has superior hockey wisdom, a gift from his...

  • Ramsey: Losing separated Scott Owens from Colorado College

    by DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Scott Owens walked into the Colorado College student center, and a party started. CC students waved, took turns shaking his hand and shouted encouraging words. He reigned as The King of Campus. This was nine years ago, a few days before Owens led his team to his only journey to The...

  • Ramsey: 36 straight strikes give Colorado Springs man rare 900 series

    by DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    When the message arrived at The Gazette newsroom announcing bowler Amos Gordon had rolled a 900 series at Fort Carson's Thunder Alley, skepticism was abundant. I expected the next call to inform us a local slow-pitch softball hitter had launched an 857-foot home run. "I'm very...

  • Ramsey: Sky Sox, and Rockies, must focus on winning today

    by David Ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Glenallen Hill spoke radical words for a minor league baseball manager. "Winning," he said, "is extremely important." Yes, you heard him right. Hill, leader of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, believes winning is a big deal, a top priority. Minor league baseball is a complicated...

  • Ramsey: CC's next hockey coach must bring intensity to team

    by David Ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Colorado College needs to consider Serratore for its vacant coaching job. I'm not talking about Frank Serratore, who's announced he's happy at Air Force. I'm talking about his brother Tom, who led Bemidji State to the 2009 Frozen Four along with three other rides to the NCAA...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College is prime spot for new hockey coach

    by DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Colorado College's hockey program is in shambles after winning seven of 37 games, but there's reason for hope. Leading the Tigers is one of college hockey's choice coaching jobs. And that job is open. Scott Owens left the job vacant Saturday, when he departed after 15 seasons. He...

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