<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - blogs]]> http://gazette.com/rss/blogs Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:13:07 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado College hockey to hold exhibition in Breckenridge to start next season]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockey-to-hold-exhibition-in-breckenridge-to-start-next-season/article/1605714?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockey-to-hold-exhibition-in-breckenridge-to-start-next-season/article/1605714?custom_click=rss

The upcoming Colorado College hockey campaign will start outside the Pikes Peak region with the school's exhibition game to be held in Breckenridge.

The Tigers will host Canada's University of Lethbridge (Alberta) Pronghorns at 5 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 30 at the 650-seat capacity Stephen C. West Arena.

CC has been considering a game in Breckenridge for several years. Holding the exhibition outside The Broadmoor World Arena for the first time allows that facility to host a Professional Bull Riders tour stop Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

The city arena is the home of the Tier 3 Breckenridge Bolts, who compete in the same Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League as the Colorado Rampage and defending champion Pikes Peak Miners.



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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:03:49 -0600
<![CDATA[TV Review - A strong ensemble cast make the Netflix series "GLOW" shine]]> http://gazette.com/tv-review-a-strong-ensemble-cast-make-the-netflix-series-glow-shine/article/1605549?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-review-a-strong-ensemble-cast-make-the-netflix-series-glow-shine/article/1605549?custom_click=rss

“GLOW”

Cast: Alison Brie (“Community,” “Mad Men”), Betty Gilpin (“Nurse Jackie”), Marc Maron (“Maron”), Britney Young (“Those Who Can’t”), Sydelle Noel (“Captive”), Gayle Rankin (“It Goes Quiet”), Sunita Man (“Mr. Robot”)

Airs: The 10-episode first season premieres on Netflix on Friday, June 23

The premise: “GLOW” is inspired by the real life story of a 1980s female wrestling league that formed in Los Angeles. The series centers on an out of work actress (Alison Brie) who finds one last attempt to live out her dreams on a weekly cable TV series about female wrestlers.



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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:35:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee blog: The selfish case for wanting former UCCS, CU star Derrick White with the Denver Nuggets]]> http://gazette.com/klee-blog-the-selfish-case-for-wanting-former-uccs-cu-star-derrick-white-with-the-denver-nuggets/article/1605510?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-blog-the-selfish-case-for-wanting-former-uccs-cu-star-derrick-white-with-the-denver-nuggets/article/1605510?custom_click=rss

NBA draft week is all house money for Derrick White.

There's not a sentiment that he must go in the first round on Thursday or it's a bummer; his story is already unlike anything we've seen in Colorado basketball. There's no preference on which franchise drafts the former UCCS and CU star, either, only that gets a legitimate shot with a committed staff once he arrives.

"It's more important to go to a team that wants me," White said. 

The latest stop on White's winding, unusual road to the NBA was here in Colorado.



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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:24:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Television Critics Association announces 2017 TCA Award nominees]]> http://gazette.com/television-critics-association-announces-2017-tca-award-nominees/article/1605499?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/television-critics-association-announces-2017-tca-award-nominees/article/1605499?custom_click=rss

Today the Television Critics Association (TCA) announced the nominations for the annual TCA Awards. Held once a year during the summer, the TCA Awards recognize outstanding TV programming for the 2016-2017 season and honors actors, producers and programs in a variety of categories.

 This year “Atlanta,” “This is Us” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” are the series with the most nominations, earning four each. For networks, HBO leads with 12 nominations, FX has 11, and Netflix has 10. 

"This was truly a landmark season for diversity in television, and the TCA nominations reflect this.



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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:27:38 -0600
<![CDATA[What to watch on TV this week: Gorgeous ladies of wrestling, Steve Harvey and his family takeover of ABC]]> http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-this-week-gorgeous-ladies-of-wrestling-steve-harvey-and-his-family-takeover-of-abc/article/1605467?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-this-week-gorgeous-ladies-of-wrestling-steve-harvey-and-his-family-takeover-of-abc/article/1605467?custom_click=rss

Monday 
“The Bachelorette” (7 p.m., ABC) - After a week long hiatus, Rachel and the guys head to Hilton Head, South Carolina where one bachelor struggles with a fear of heights on the Goodyear Blimp. Later, the guys participate in a spelling bee. As the great Inigo Montoya once said, “Humiliation galore!”

“Better Call Saul” (8 p.m., AMC, Season Finale) - In the season three finale, Kim takes time off while Jimmy tries to make amends. Nacho gambles with his future and Hamlin pushes Chuck to make a decision. 

Tuesday
 “Queen Sugar” (8 p.m.



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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:43:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Five Tigers, two others with Colorado Springs ties, left unprotected heading into NHL Las Vegas expansion draft]]> http://gazette.com/five-tigers-two-others-with-colorado-springs-ties-left-unprotected-heading-into-nhl-las-vegas-expansion-draft/article/1605413?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/five-tigers-two-others-with-colorado-springs-ties-left-unprotected-heading-into-nhl-las-vegas-expansion-draft/article/1605413?custom_click=rss

Five former Colorado College standouts and two others with Pikes Peak region ties were made by available by their NHL organizations for the Las Vegas expansion draft, the league announced Sunday morning.

The expansion franchise has the next 72 hours to select its expansion draft choices. Their picks will be officially announced at 6 p.m. Wednesday as part of the league's awards show and expansion draft on NBC Sports Network.

The former Tigers who were left unprotected by their club are:

Forwards -- None.

Defensemen -- Gustav Olofsson and Nate Prosser, both Minnesota Wild; and Mark Stuart, Winnipeg Jets.

Goalies -- Richard Bachman, Vancouver Canucks; and Curtis McElhinney, Toronto Maple Leafs.



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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:27:07 -0600
<![CDATA[TV Talk - Kimberly Price leaving Fox21]]> http://gazette.com/tv-talk-kimberly-price-leaving-fox21/article/1605410?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-talk-kimberly-price-leaving-fox21/article/1605410?custom_click=rss

Veteran local news broadcaster Kimberly Price recently announced via the Fox21 Facebook page that she’s leaving the station. Price is retiring from on-camera work to focus on a new, related enterprise. 

“I am ‘retiring’ from the news desk to work as a news talent agent,” said Price. “I'll be coaching and getting other broadcast journalists jobs. It's the perfect next step in my career, something I will be able to do for a very long time, not to mention get more sleep and see my family a lot more. I am very excited!”

Price received her BA in communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism from Cal State Fullerton. Her first job in broadcasting was in Wichita Falls, Texas



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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:01:55 -0600
<![CDATA[TV Talk - Former Denver Bronco DeMarcus Ware starring in ‘Battle of the Network Stars’ reboot]]> http://gazette.com/tv-talk-former-denver-bronco-demarcus-ware-starring-in-battle-of-the-network-stars-reboot/article/1605225?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-talk-former-denver-bronco-demarcus-ware-starring-in-battle-of-the-network-stars-reboot/article/1605225?custom_click=rss

If you’re of a certain age there’s a good chance you remember the ABC series, “Battle of the Network Stars.” The program featured actors from ABC, CBS and NBC competing in a range of sporting events including swimming, kayaking, cycling and even an obstacle course. Legendary broadcaster Howard Cosell served as host, with a clever blend of mock seriousness, tongue firmly in cheek. 

The series began in 1976 and ran for 13 years and was a surprising hit. ABC is reviving “Battle of the Network Stars" and it premieres June 29. Boasting 100 celebs from 14 different networks (times sure have changed from the 70s and 80s), this new iteration is hoping to be a fresh take on an old classic.



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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:20:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Lone senior Teemu Kivihalme leaves Colorado College hockey program]]> http://gazette.com/lone-senior-teemu-kivihalme-leaves-colorado-college-hockey-program/article/1605231?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lone-senior-teemu-kivihalme-leaves-colorado-college-hockey-program/article/1605231?custom_click=rss

The Hockey News is reporting that Colorado College defenseman Teemu Kivihlame will forgo his senior season of eligibility with the Tigers.

The blue-liner from Savage, Minn. gave his 30-day letter of notice, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.



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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:34:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force outfielder Adam Groesbeck taken by Atlanta Braves in MLB draft]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-outfielder-adam-groesbeck-taken-by-atlanta-braves-in-mlb-draft/article/1605228?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-outfielder-adam-groesbeck-taken-by-atlanta-braves-in-mlb-draft/article/1605228?custom_click=rss

Outfielder Adam Groesbeck was drafted in the 38th round Wednesday by the Atlanta Braves, adding yet another Air Force athlete to the discussion on professional sports.

Groesbeck led the Falcons in batting (.410 average) and hits (91) this past season. He established a school record with a .458 average in Mountain West games. The leadoff hitter also scored 60 runs, hit eight home runs and drove in 42 over 50 games. His nine stolen bases in 11 attempts paced the Falcons.

After Griffin Jax (third round in 2016 by the Twins) and Jacob DeVries (38th round in 2016 by the Indians; did not sign), Groesbeck becomes the third Air Force player in his class to hear his name called in the MLB Draft.



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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:53:55 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Does Kevin Durant, finally a champ, belong on list of NBA's all-time greatest players?]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-does-kevin-durant-finally-a-champ-belong-on-list-of-nbas-all-time-greatest-players/article/1605052?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-does-kevin-durant-finally-a-champ-belong-on-list-of-nbas-all-time-greatest-players/article/1605052?custom_click=rss

Let’s take a look at an alternative universe.

What if Kevin Durant had remained in Oklahoma City?

What if the Thunder had defeated the Warriors in the 2017 Western Conference Finals?

What if the Thunder had then conquered the  Cavaliers and dethroned the King, LeBron James?

In this alternative universe, we would be talking right now about Durant as the best player in basketball. It would, of course, be filled with arguments. Those who love LeBron are a loyal, aggressive clan.

But it is time to place Durant on the NBA’s all-time list. He showed his magnificence in these Finals. His jump shot is unblockable and virtually indefensible. He’s an underrated defender. He’s



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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:53:24 -0600
<![CDATA[LA Galaxy II player gets 3-game suspension for elbowing Colorado Springs Switchbacks defender Josh Phillips]]> http://gazette.com/la-galaxy-ii-player-gets-3-game-suspension-for-elbowing-colorado-springs-switchbacks-defender-josh-phillips/article/1605168?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/la-galaxy-ii-player-gets-3-game-suspension-for-elbowing-colorado-springs-switchbacks-defender-josh-phillips/article/1605168?custom_click=rss The LA Galaxy II’s Ethan Zubak received a three-game suspension and was fined an undisclosed amount by the United Soccer League for elbowing Colorado Springs defender Josh Phillips in the mouth during last Saturday's 2-1 road win for the Switchbacks. The league's Independent Disciplinary Panel determined Zubak used excessive force accoding to Wednesday's leage discipline report. He was issued a yellow card during the game. Phillips tweeted a photo from the dentist office on Sunday showing the extent of his injury adding "good thing I have a girlfriend." The Switchbacks play next Wednesday.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:27:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee blog: Denver Nuggets host Air Force's Hayden Graham, Cheyenne Mountain's Canyon Barry in pre-NBA draft workout]]> http://gazette.com/klee-blog-denver-nuggets-host-air-forces-hayden-graham-cheyenne-mountains-canyon-barry-in-pre-nba-draft-workout/article/1605144?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-blog-denver-nuggets-host-air-forces-hayden-graham-cheyenne-mountains-canyon-barry-in-pre-nba-draft-workout/article/1605144?custom_click=rss

Former Air Force guard Hayden Graham and Cheyenne Mountain star Canyon Barry will take part in a pre-NBA draft workout for the Nuggets on Thursday.

Graham, who was named honorable mention All-Mountain West the past two seasons, led the Falcons in scoring and rebounding. Barry was the second-leading scorer for a Florida squad that reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. 

This might be the smartest workout on the predraft schedule; Gonzaga point guard Nigel Williams-Goss is on Thursday's workout list and also was named a first-team Academic All-American. Barry was a nuclear engineering major and first-team Academic All-American at Florida.



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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:29:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Switchbacks forward Kevaughn Frater named as United Soccer League player of the week]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-switchbacks-forward-kevaughn-frater-named-as-united-soccer-league-player-of-the-week/article/1605067?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-switchbacks-forward-kevaughn-frater-named-as-united-soccer-league-player-of-the-week/article/1605067?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs Switchbacks forward Kevaughn Frater was named as the United Soccer League player of the week after scoring both goals in a 2-1 road win over the LA Galaxy II last weekend.

He scored the game-winner in the 90th minute to help the Switchbacks, which are idle until June 21, move into third place in the Western Conference.

Frater received 45 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Reno’s Dane Kelly finished second with 27 percent.



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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:40:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force draws Nevada, Wyoming just once in upcoming hoops season]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-draws-nevada-wyoming-just-once-in-upcoming-hoops-season/article/1605060?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-draws-nevada-wyoming-just-once-in-upcoming-hoops-season/article/1605060?custom_click=rss

Air Force will travel to Nevada in the 2017-18 basketball season, and Colorado Springs native Alan Herndon will not play in this area as a senior with Wyoming.

Those were the major items for the Falcons coming out of Tuesday’s release of the Mountain West schedule for the upcoming season. With the 18-game conference format, each team is assigned at random one team to face only at home and another to face only on the road. For the Falcons, the lone game against the defending champion Wolf Pack will come at Clune Arena (on Jan. 6) and the only contest against the Cowboys will come Feb. 28 in Laramie, Wyo.

Herndon, a Widefield graduate, averaged 15.5 points and 6 rebounds in two games for Wyoming against Air Force last



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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:49:18 -0600