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  • Ramsey blog: ESPN's Britt McHenry messed up big time, but most of us sometimes mess up big time

    There’s little in life more frustrating than getting your car towed. For one thing, you don’t have a car to drive to the tow lot. And tow lots are always in shady sections of town. And difficult to find. And cash only. So it’s understandable that ESPN sports announcer Britt McHenry arrived at Advance Towing in suburban Washington, D.C. in a...

  • Ramsey: Sky Sox headed for Sweet days after being liberated from Rockies tyranny

    For reasons that will remain forever mysterious, many residents of Colorado Springs mourned when the Colorado Rockies ended their association with the Sky Sox. Yes, I realize the Rockies stood for something in our town. They stood boldly and consistently for losing. Under the Rockies careless parenting, the Sky Sox stumbled to eight losing...

  • Ramsey: Pine Creek's Yaya Cisse takes another step in American soccer journey

    When Yaya Cisse thought about the United States during a childhood spent in the Ivory Coast, one word dominated his mind: "Fun," the Pine Creek soccer player said with a smile Wednesday afternoon a few minutes before signing a letter of intent to play for Eastern Florida State Junior College. "Oh, for me America was just a place for better...

  • Ramsey: Derrick White will fly to basketball success at CU-Boulder

    Derrick White will fly to success in Boulder. He'll average 15 points, thrill crowds at Coors Event Center with his air show and help the Colorado Buffs return to the NCAA Tournament. All this fun will multiply the anguish of the teammates and the devoted coach White abandoned at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. White, a...

  • Ramsey: Imagine this: The Rockies will ride to winning season

    DENVER - Imagine all the typical wonders of summer on The Front Range along with a winning baseball team playing downtown in our state's capital. Imagine one of the most dysfunctional franchises in North American sport suddenly becoming ... functional. Carlos Gonzalez was smiling one of those thin, satisfied smiles. His Rockies, horrific...

  • Ramsey: UCCS supports Derrick White as he considers move to CU

    One conversation, just a few moments, can alter your life. Alex Welsh discovered this truth Sunday afternoon while talking with Derrick White. When the conversation began, Welsh believed he would chase a national Division II basketball title at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs alongside his best friend. That vision soon crashed....

  • Is UCCS' superstar Derrick White on his way to CU-Boulder?

    Derrick White, the all-American junior guard/forward at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has requested and received permission to contact the University of Colorado-Boulder about a transfer. White asked UCCS coach Jeff Culver for permission Monday morning. "I really do wish Derrick the best to wherever his next stage takes...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Dave Pilipovich applauds rise of Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky

    When Dave Pilipovich walked into a gym in Indiana 11 years ago to watch his son, Kyle, play in a tournament, he quickly noticed a lanky 11-year-old who stood over 6 feet. A friend pointed to the lanky kid's parents. The kid's father stood 6-foot-10 with a military-style crew cut, and mom stood 6 foot. Pilipovich has spent his adult life as a...

  • Friday Faceoff: Who is the best coach in the Final Four?

    Gazette Columnists Paul Klee and David Ramsey square off.

  • Ramsey: Switchbacks filled with soccer athletes just trying to earn a living

    At Security Service Field this summer, you can watch AAA baseball players laboring to leap into the ranks of the stupendously wealthy. The average salary in Major League Baseball just hit $4 million. Let's say that again: $4 million. Meanwhile, a few dozen yards away at Sand Creek Stadium, you can watch players from the Colorado Springs...

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