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  • Ramsey: Transfer bug attacks yet again for Air Force Academy hockey

    Frank Serratore knows the look. Chris Truehl walked into Serratore's Air Force hockey office a few days after the conclusion of a frustrating 2014-2015 season. Serratore looked into the eyes of his sophomore goaltender and knew what Truehl would say. "I've been doing this long enough to know it was over," Serratore said Monday. The...

  • Ramsey: Matt Triplett, bull rider, earns big money for big risks

    During afternoons when many American teens retreated to the safety of the basement to play video games or gobble junk food, Matt Triplett hustled to the danger of his back yard, where he rode bulls filled with evil intent. Pat Triplett, Matt's father, had wanted to ride to fame in competitive bull riding, but a long string of injuries...

  • Ramsey: Palmer grad Andrew Goodman, now a CSU track athlete, encouraged by strong support since coming out as gay

    Soon, an announcement by a college athlete that he or she is gay will not be big news, or any news at all. And this transformation will be good news. Former Palmer High track star Andrew Goodman looks forward to that just-around-the-bend day. Goodman came out as gay April 13 in a 2,500-word feature on outsports.com. He's a track athlete at...

  • Ramsey blog: Andrew Goodman, former Palmer star, elated by response

    Andrew Goodman, a former Palmer High track star, announced in April that he is gay. He became the first Colorado State University athlete to make this announcement. He’s currently in his junior season competing with CSU’s track team. In a conversation Wednesday morning, Goodman said he’s been encouraged by the response. “People are very,...

  • Ramsey: Tabor Stevens, former Canon City star, chases 3rd straight steeplechase title

    Tabor Stevens of Adams State is a steeplechase specialist, with the world's best time so far in 2015. He understands the joy of running fast while jumping over pools of water. "Oh, geez," Stevens said in a break between classes this week, "I like that there's a break of just the running motion. I know it's a little bizarre that you're jumping...

  • Calhoun, state coaches, part of Home Front Cares

    Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun will raise funds for Home Front Cares at the 8th annual Colorado Coaches for Charity event May 1 at Coors Field. Home Front Cares provides support for Colorado service members, veterans and family members who have been impacted by deployment. The Colorado Coaches for Charity event is hosted by The Fisher...

  • Ramsey: CSU's Garrett Grayson seeks to defy NFL odds

    Earning rave reviews from NFL draft experts, including those who oversee the selecting, has little to do with actual NFL success. Remember, a sixth-round draft pick (Tom Brady) just defeated a third-round pick (Russell Wilson) in the Super Bowl. Brady has directed his Patriots on six trips to the Ultimate Game. But I'll still wander through...

  • Ramsey blog: How Tebow's comeback could travel from improbable to probable

    Tim Tebow could remain with the Philadelphia Eagles for a long time. Here's why: The 2-point conversion. If the NFL changes 2-point conversion rules, Tebow would instantly travel from just another quarterback with a not-quite-ready-for-the-big-time arm to an extremely valuable role player. The NFL is looking at moving 2-point...

  • Ramsey: Chris Gobrecht, the realist, prepares to tackle massive Air Force women's basketball challenge

    When Chris Gobrecht started talking about her new job as Air Force women's basketball coach, I was scared she had gotten mixed up and believed she was leading the mighty Huskies from Connecticut. "This is a dream come true for me," she said with a level of enthusiasm that made you believe her. "It's just incredible. . I don't know if it gets...

  • Ramsey: Risk taker Derrick White departs UCCS, heads to CU

    We root for risk takers. This explains why Derrick White has enjoyed a peaceful life as a student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs even while he plotted his departure from the basketball team. He spends his days sitting beside other UCCS students in classrooms. He spends his nights in a crowded rental house near the UCCS...

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