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

Sports: David Ramsey Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Colorado College needs to consider Serratore for its vacant coaching job. I'm not talking about Frank Serratore ...

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

Sports: David Ramsey Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

As Union College hockey players prepare to skate into their home arena, they huddle under a...

Ramsey: Coors field a baseball palace; jury's out on the team

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

Colorado is proud of Coors Field, and with good reason. On summer nights, fans can relax on the upper deck, watch the sun set ...

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    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 grandmother and your daughter. He is, simply, The Swimmer. The...

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

    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, he delivered a simple response: "Play professional hockey,"...

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

    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 father, Peter, who took a 16-season journey to the Hall of...

  • Ramsey: Losing separated Scott Owens from Colorado College

    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 Frozen Four. Today, Owens remains the same expert...

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

    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 surprised, too," Gordon told me Monday night. "I was just trying...

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

    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 creature. Nobody wants to remain where they are, and everyone...

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

    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 once won big at World Arena, giving CC fans strong reason to...

  • Meet the one person who IS NOT a candidate to replace Scott Owens as CC's next hockey coach

    Air Force coach Frank Serratore said he is not interested in the vacant Colorado College coaching position. “I’m going to get fired someday, but I’m going to let Air Force fire me,” Serratore said Sunday night. “I like where I’m working.” Serratore just completed his 17th season at Air Force.

  • Ramsey: College basketball's one-and-done rule is a joke

    Colorado coach Tad Boyle can't stand the "one-and-done" rule that drains college basketball, results in an inferior NBA product and robs basketball fans. "The thing that bothers me about it is that it's a farce and has nothing to do with what we're trying to do, and that's educating young people," Boyle said. "I don't know what to do about...

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