<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - blogs]]> http://gazette.com/rss/blogs Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:33:41 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[The 3 major reasons for the decline of ESPN]]> http://gazette.com/the-3-major-reasons-for-the-decline-of-espn/article/1601878?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-3-major-reasons-for-the-decline-of-espn/article/1601878?custom_click=rss

The column below was originally published in May 2015. The significant number of layoffs made by ESPN today, which included the likes of Ed Werder and Jayson Stark, made the network’s struggles I highlighted here two years ago worth revisiting. 

Like a lot of people, I fell in love with ESPN through its flagship show, SportsCenter. Hip, edgy and funny, SportsCenter was a program that gave hungry sports fans exactly what they wanted - highlights of the days best sporting events given rapid fire with rapier wit. 

ESPN, primarily due to SportsCenter, became red hot during the days of Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:38:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Middle and high school math competition comes to Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/middle-and-high-school-math-competition-comes-to-colorado-springs/article/1601855?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/middle-and-high-school-math-competition-comes-to-colorado-springs/article/1601855?custom_click=rss

UCCS to host middle and high school math competition

The Colorado Mathematical Olympiad will return for its 34th year on Friday at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

An estimated 400 middle and high school students from around the state will get four hours to complete five essay-style problems.

On May 5, Alexander Soifer, CMO chair and professor, Interdepartmental Studies, will review solutions to the problems and present awards. The award ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in Berger Hall with a reception to follow.

The Olympiad is a chance for middle and high school students to test their talents and ingenuity while competing for medals, scholarships and other prizes.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:49:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Harrison High 'stomping out suicide']]> http://gazette.com/harrison-high-stomping-out-suicide/article/1601853?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/harrison-high-stomping-out-suicide/article/1601853?custom_click=rss

Teen girls involved with the Women's Resource Agency's Intercept Girls on FIRE (Fearlessly Inspiring Results through Empowerment) held a day-long "Stomping Out Suicide" campaign at Harrison High on Wednesday to raise awareness about the problem, let students know others care about them and provide information to students.

Activities include a resource table at lunch and a Post-It wall with messages of hope and questions to answer. Girls wore "Ask Me About Teen Suicide" badges and were available to listen to fellow students and connect them with counselors.

Many of the young women in the Women's Resource Agency program have experienced the loss of a friend or have attempted suicide.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:28:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado College women's rugby 7s club seeded second entering national championships]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-womens-rugby-7s-club-seeded-second-entering-national-championships/article/1601795?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-womens-rugby-7s-club-seeded-second-entering-national-championships/article/1601795?custom_click=rss

Second-seeded Colorado College will play for a national collegiate club rugby sevens championship this weekend in Pittsburgh.

The CC women enter the National Small College Rugby Organization’s 16-team tournament April 29-30 at Founders Field for the second straight year after finishing as the national runner-up last season.

The 5-0 Tigers cruised through regionals by out scoring club teams from Adams State, Chadron State, Denver, Regis and Western State by a combined 141-17 margin.

CC is led by 2016 NSCRO all-star honoree Norah Holmes and senior captain Emilia Delgado, who was named as the regional’s Most Valuable Player. The team relies on a balanced offensive attack, thanks to having 56 players in the

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:11:26 -0600
<![CDATA[TV Review - Stunning visuals and unique story telling rule in 'American Gods']]> http://gazette.com/tv-review-stunning-visuals-and-unique-story-telling-rule-in-american-gods/article/1601780?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-review-stunning-visuals-and-unique-story-telling-rule-in-american-gods/article/1601780?custom_click=rss

“American Gods”

Cast: Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Hollyoaks”), Ian McShane (“John Wick,” “Deadwood”), Emily Browning (“Sucker Punch,” “A Series of Unfortunate Events”), Crispin Glover (“Back to the Future,”) Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”), Orlando Jones (“MADtv”)

Airs: The series premieres Sunday, April 30 on Starz at 7 p.m.

The premise: Adopted from the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, “American Gods” tells the story of a brewing war between old and new gods.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:31:40 -0600
<![CDATA[What to watch on TV for the week of April 23-29: Aspen bars, Albert Einstein, a Pied Piper and a whole lot more]]> http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-for-the-week-of-april-23-29-aspen-bars-albert-einstein-a-pied-piper-and-a-whole-lot-more/article/1601633?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-for-the-week-of-april-23-29-aspen-bars-albert-einstein-a-pied-piper-and-a-whole-lot-more/article/1601633?custom_click=rss

“Making History” (7:30 p.m., Fox) - After a short hiatus “Making History” returns to finish off their 1920s Chicago storyline where Al Capone has captured Dan, Deb and Chris’s travel bag.  

“Silicon Valley” (8 p.m., HBO, Season Premiere) - In the season four premiere the guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper’s video-chat app. Keeping up with their rapidly growing user base proves more challenging than anticipated. 

“Bates Motel,” (8 p.m., A&E, Series Finale) - Television’s worst mother/son relationship comes to an end tonight. 

“Booze Traveler: Best Bars” (8:30 p.m.

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:16:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey blog: Watch a 2-handed bowler roll a perfect game in 86.9 seconds. (I'm not making this up)]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-watch-a-2-handed-bowler-roll-a-perfect-game-in-86.9-seconds.-im-not-making-this-up/article/1601530?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-watch-a-2-handed-bowler-roll-a-perfect-game-in-86.9-seconds.-im-not-making-this-up/article/1601530?custom_click=rss

Click on the link to see a world-record 300 game.

A 300 game in, yes, 86.9 seconds. That's a world record.

An Upstate New York bowler, who uses a two-handed roll, recently set the record.


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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:09:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Area college hockey roundup: Air Force's Miller back as Team USA assistant; Falcons schedule; CC's Olofsson on Wild practice squad]]> http://gazette.com/area-college-hockey-roundup-air-forces-miller-back-as-team-usa-assistant-falcons-schedule-ccs-olofsson-on-wild-practice-squad/article/1601539?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/area-college-hockey-roundup-air-forces-miller-back-as-team-usa-assistant-falcons-schedule-ccs-olofsson-on-wild-practice-squad/article/1601539?custom_click=rss

Air Force hockey will host independent Arizona State Oct. 13-14, the Pac-12 school announced on Friday. The Sun Devils and Falcons split their nonconference series last season in Glendale.

The Sun Devils also travel to the area to face Colorado College in mid-December. CC announced its schedule earlier this month while Air Force typically does so during the summer.

In other news, Air Force director of hockey Steve Miller will return as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation world junior championships in Buffalo Dec. 26, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018, and will include the first ever outdoor game in tournament play when the United States takes on Canada at New Era Field on Dec. 29.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:41:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey blog: President Trump welcomes 34 Patriots, fails to mention his good friend Tom Brady]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-president-trump-welcomes-34-patriots-fails-to-mention-his-good-friend-tom-brady/article/1601440?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-president-trump-welcomes-34-patriots-fails-to-mention-his-good-friend-tom-brady/article/1601440?custom_click=rss

On an strange day in American sports history, President Donald J. Trump welcomed 34 players from the New England Patriots to The White House. This visit is an American tradition, and a freshly combustible mixture of sports and politics.

It was an uncomfortable day. It was a day that suggested it would be wise for Trump and any other future president, regardless of party, to halt the practice of inviting professional teams to The White House. I understand and support  the idea of inviting the winner of the service academy football rivalry - Army, Navy and Air Force - to rejoice alongside their Commander in Chief.

The complications of the pro visits are only going to increase. When the NBA champ is crowned in a few

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:18:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey blog: Carmelo Anthony, surrounded by trouble, still can craft joyful career finale]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-carmelo-anthony-surrounded-by-trouble-still-can-craft-joyful-career-finale/article/1601403?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-carmelo-anthony-surrounded-by-trouble-still-can-craft-joyful-career-finale/article/1601403?custom_click=rss

Ah, let's just say Carmelo Anthony is having a bad month.

Phil Jackson said he doesn't want Carmelo to remain on the pitiful Knicks.

Carmelo's marriage to LaLa, according to a few thousand reports, is teetering. TMZ is fascinated by this collapse, and that's never a good sign. Salacious details abound as Carmelo endures the not-fun side of life as an American celebrity.

His career, and his personal life, have pretty much burned to the ground.

But Carmelo can, and will, return as a respected and valuable basketball player. His personal life might be an entirely different story.

Let's look at his basketball life:

Carmelo delivered superlative basketball as a Knick.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:04:34 -0600
<![CDATA[TV Review - A stellar cast and deft writing get the third season of 'Fargo' off to a great start]]> http://gazette.com/tv-review-a-stellar-cast-and-deft-writing-get-the-third-season-of-fargo-off-to-a-great-start/article/1601254?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-review-a-stellar-cast-and-deft-writing-get-the-third-season-of-fargo-off-to-a-great-start/article/1601254?custom_click=rss


Cast: Ewan McGregor (“Trainspotting,” “Star Wars”), Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers,” “Gone Girl”), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“10 Cloverfield Lane,” “Scott Pilgrim vs.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:45:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Former Colorado College hockey star Jaden Schwartz delivering in the clutch for St. Louis Blues in NHL playoffs]]> http://gazette.com/former-colorado-college-hockey-star-jaden-schwartz-delivering-in-the-clutch-for-st.-louis-blues-in-nhl-playoffs/article/1601290?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-colorado-college-hockey-star-jaden-schwartz-delivering-in-the-clutch-for-st.-louis-blues-in-nhl-playoffs/article/1601290?custom_click=rss

The clutch scorer Jaden Schwartz was for Colorado College has reemerged in these NHL playoffs.

The left winger has two game-winning goals while assisting the game-winner in the series opener against the Minnesota Wild.

His Game 2 tally came with 2 minutes, 27 seconds left in the third period of a 2-1 win. In Game 3, the 24-year-old scored the go-ahead goal late in the second.

Schwartz’s performance along with superior goaltending from Jake Allen has the Blues leading their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series by a near-insurmountable 3-0 margin going into Game 4 on Wednesday.

Only four teams in NHL history have come back to win a series after falling behind by three games.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:32:05 -0600
<![CDATA[What to watch on TV for the week of April 16-22 - Bald and out of shape Obi-Wan Kenobi, Bill Nye, Project Genesis and much more]]> http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-for-the-week-of-april-16-22-bald-and-out-of-shape-obi-wan-kenobi-bill-nye-project-genesis-and-much-more/article/1601161?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-for-the-week-of-april-16-22-bald-and-out-of-shape-obi-wan-kenobi-bill-nye-project-genesis-and-much-more/article/1601161?custom_click=rss

“The White Princess” (6 p.m., Starz, Series Premiere) - This new series takes you back to the days of Tudor England. “The White Princess” is a tale of power, family, love and betrayal told from the points of view of the women waging a battle for the English throne. 

“Veep” (8:35 p.m., HBO, Season Premiere) - One of the funniest show’s on TV returns for its sixth season in an episode entitled, “Omaha.” I’ve seen it and its hilarious. Sadly, however, it has nothing to do with Peyton Manning. 

“24: Legacy,” (7 p.m., Fox, Season Finale) - Rebecca’s deal to save Donovan doesn't go as planned.

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:00:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Switchbacks pregame: Pouaty, Vercollone will start vs. Real Monarchs]]> http://gazette.com/switchbacks-pregame-pouaty-vercollone-will-start-vs.-real-monarchs/article/1601136?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/switchbacks-pregame-pouaty-vercollone-will-start-vs.-real-monarchs/article/1601136?custom_click=rss

Cameroonian goalkeeper Moise Pouaty will make his Colorado Springs Switchbacks debut versus the Real Monarchs SLC at 6 p.m. Saturday at Weidner Field.

Pouaty was unavailable during the first two weeks of the season after his call-up to the Cameroon senior national team, the defending African Cup champs, for an international against Tunisia. The Switchbacks waited for his paperwork to clear the United Soccer League office, which happened earlier this week.

He replaced former Denver standout Dan Jackson (0-1-2, 10 saves), who was undone by defensive breakdowns. Here is a feature on Jackson that appeared in Saturday’s Gazette.

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:23:09 -0600
<![CDATA[TV Talk - Abbie Burke leaves Fox21]]> http://gazette.com/tv-talk-abbie-burke-leaves-fox21/article/1601096?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-talk-abbie-burke-leaves-fox21/article/1601096?custom_click=rss

Today KXRM/Fox 21 sports anchor Abbie Burke announced via social media that she is leaving the station and that Friday was her last day on air. Burke has taken a position at WPRI-TV in Providence, Rhode Island.   

“Thank you all for supporting me on my journey and for letting me tell your stories over the years,” said Burke on Facebook. “I have called Colorado Springs home for nearly a decade and will miss this wonderful community so much and the people here who make it so great. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Here's a look back at some of the fun I've had and my co-workers trying their best to make me cry.”  

An experienced reporter and anchor, Burke is a Penn State University

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:37:50 -0600