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  • Broncos' Ronnie Hillman talks about beating the Chargers

    The Chargers stunned the Broncos last season. The Broncos have not forgotten. “I don’t like to lose. I don’t think anybody on this team likes to lose," said the Broncos suddenly surging running back Ronnie Hillman. "We don’t want to take these guys lightly. They’re a tough team and we’re going to come in and try to keep our foot on the pedal.

  • Ramsey: Colorado College's Sarah Schweiss just keeps scoring goals

    It's autumn in Colorado Springs, which means Sarah Schweiss is scoring goals within city limits. On Friday, the Colorado College junior was doing what she's been doing the past 15 years. As she sprinted toward the net against UNLV, Schweiss faced a severe, if not quite impossible angle. A score from this angle is about as common as a total...

  • Ramsey: Air Force could make noise in less-than-mighty Mountain West

    The Mountain West is stumbling through a down football year. Meanwhile, Air Force celebrates a rise, partially because the Falcons could only climb after a horrific 2013 season. This football revival has weight. The Falcons are hungry and surprisingly versatile on offense. Suddenly, it's in style to express faith in Air Force. Jordan...

  • Ramsey: Records are nice, but a Super Bowl win is what Peyton's legacy needs

    DENVER - The shouting and hugging and rejoicing began in the south end zone at Mile High and millions soon joined the fun all across our state. Peyton Manning had thrown his 509th touchdown pass, breaking Brett Favre's record and starting talk once again about No. 18's place in NFL history. He's magnificent. No doubt about that. But...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College hockey stumbles into the Haviland era

    It's a long season. Former Colorado College hockey coach Scott Owens used to often remind of this truth. The college hockey season winds along for months, and a team has plenty of time to change. CC hockey fans are hoping for big changes in the months ahead. The Tigers have struggled to a discouraging start under new coach Mike Haviland....

  • Ramsey: North Dakota, the Team With No Name, dominates Colorado College

    North Dakota's hockey team boasts seven national titles and 20 journeys to the Frozen Four. The team's followers are among the most devoted and astute in college sports, right up there with Kansas basketball fans and Alabama football fans. The team plays in a hockey palace in Grand Forks. Yes, North Dakota's hockey team has it all....

  • Ramsey: The good and bad numbers for Air Force coach Troy Calhoun

    0 - Number of minutes Calhoun spent talking to reporters after a dramatic loss at Michigan's Big House in 2012. Calhoun refused to be interviewed following the game, an extreme rarity for a college coach, and also declined to allow his players to be interviewed. 1 - Uniform number of former Navy quarterback Trey Miller. Calhoun is stingy with...

  • Ramsey: The 5 greatest Broncos running backs

    1. Floyd Little, 1967-1975 Ran behind a medicore, at best, line his entire career. From 1967 to 1975, only O.J. Simpson gained more yards than Little, who led NFL in rushing in 1971. 2. Terrell Davis, 1995-2002. Oh, what might have been. A severe knee injury ended Davis's career and what would have been a march to his place near the top...

  • Ramsey: LeBron is absolutely right: NBA needs fewer games

    LeBron James joined Dirk Nowitski's crusade to shorten the NBA's season from 82 games to somewhere around 60. "We all as players think it's too many games," James said. He's correct. He's completely, utterly, absolutely, totally right. Back-to-back games, when teams play one night and then the next, deliver a polluted product to NBA fans....

  • Ramsey: Goon's early death reveals the evils of NHL fighting

    Imagine this: Peyton Manning endures a hit late by the 49ers' Ray McDonald, and the game stops for a sanctioned brawl. Demaryius Thomas and San Francisco's Justin Smith remove their helmets, raise their fists and begin trading punches while a sold-out crowd at Mile High shouts in excitement as their teammates stand and watch. Blood starts...

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