• Klee: Former Ivy League coach Dunn has many stories to tell Stallions

    By Paul Klee paul.klee@gazette.com -

    They know they are fortunate. They know his history, that he once coached Chauncey Billups at CU, that he has coached from Air Force to the Ivy League, that he has basketball stories to fill a book - a series of books, even. They know a lot about Terry Dunn, but for now the 19 boys...

  • Klee: Football divorce between Air Force, Jaleel Awini has happy ending

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    BOULDER — The conversation opened with a "Yes, sir," and it closed with a "yes, sir." There were enough "yes, sirs" in between that I felt quite a bit older after talking to Jaleel Awini. It appears you can take the former cadet out of the Air Force, but you can't take all of the Air...

  • Klee: Recess or recruiting? College football and sixth-grade quarterbacks

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER — I interviewed a sixth-grader over the phone. So there's that. He's a big-time kid, Daron Bryden. He even paused the Xbox while we discussed his favorite football teams ("I like to watch spread offenses, like Oregon") and player ("Ben Roethlisberger"). Daron is 12. He's...

  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: Nuggets deadline moves are admission of failure

    Paul Klee, The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    The Nuggets made two major moves on the NBA trade deadline. Grading a trade deadline in the 24 hours that follow a trade deadline is like grading the NFL draft 24 hours after the NFL draft. You, or I, have no idea. We really don't. But one thing I know for certain about the Nuggets...

  • Klee: Nuggets need respect more than NBA trade deadline

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    DENVER — The NBA trade deadline is 1 p.m. Thursday. The Nuggets can swap this guy or that guy, store away a dozen first-round picks for the long winter, and it won't make a difference - not if they don't add the most important element of all. Respect. The Nuggets have none. They...

  • Klee: Heart condition no match for Manitou Springs swimmer Sam White

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    THORNTON — She has a hole in her heart. One more time: A hole. In her heart. But they told Samantha White that she had no restrictions, that she could run and jump and splash and act like she was 8 and 12 and 16 years old just like the rest of her friends in the Colorado Springs...

  • Klee: To salvage season, Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball needs a kick in the pants

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    BOULDER — During a practice session Wednesday inside Coors Events Center, Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle could divide his roster into three teams and feel like the sides were balanced. There was enough talent to go around. "I think that we have a lot of talent on this team that...

  • KLEE: Broncos, Wade Phillips must stay true to 'aggressive' theme

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    DENVER — The most important words muttered at Broncos headquarters so far this offseason came from Wade Phillips and his Texas twang. That's good, because Wade Phillips is the most important addition to the Broncos so far this offseason. "This is an attack defense," the new/old...

  • Klee: Nuggets need workers, and Colorado Springs product Reggie Jackson is one

    BY PAUL KLEE The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    DENVER — Reggie Jackson's pregame routine at Pepsi Center is different than when the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the other 28 NBA cities. It takes longer, for one. His homecoming routine unfolded in its entirety on Monday. Jackson, the Palmer graduate, leaned over a folding table...

  • Klee: Colorado Rockies make changes, but will results change?

    Updated: Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    DENVER - The Rockies general manager listens to Clapton and Metallica. He reads for pleasure, but not as much as he used to, when there was more time to read for pleasure. Jeff Bridich and his wife, Sarah, are avid skiers. Now they are teaching their two kids how to ski, often at...