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

    david ramsey
    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?

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    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

    BY DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette
    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

    BY DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette
    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?

    Paul Klee and David Ramsey, The Gazette
    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

    By David Ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    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

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    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

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    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...

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