—Courtesy of .sanden. / Flickr
First, a stipulation: In the NFL preseason, all stats, scores, and win-loss records are virtually meaningless. (Exhibit A: Two of the most dominant teams of all time, the 1985 Chicago Bears and 2007 New England Patriots, went a combined 36–2 in the regular season and playoffs—and 3–5 in the games...
August 23 2016, 11:00 AM
—Courtesy of the Colorado Rockies
Coming off the All-Star break, the Rockies looked like a bonafide playoff team: Through August 3, Colorado was an MLB-best 14–5 since the break and climbed above .500 in the second half of the season for the first time since 2010. There was certainly reason to be optimistic at 20th and Blake, as...
August 17 2016, 3:00 PM
After winning two Stanley Cup trophies with Colorado as a player, Patrick Roy coached the Avs to one playoff appearance over three seasons from 2013 to 2016.
Citing a disconnect with the team’s front office, Patrick Roy stepped down as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.
In a statement announcing the decision, Roy alluded to a lack of control—over the team he played for and coached for a combined 731 games—as a major reason for his...
August 11 2016, 4:30 PM
—Courtesy of CSU Athletics
There’s been plenty of flirtation going on in the college football landscape since Tuesday, when Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced the conference would move forward in adding as many as four teams. And much of the wooing is coming from Fort Collins, where Colorado State's administration has...
July 25 2016, 10:52 AM
Some of the Colorado athletes gearing up for the Olympic Games. Top row (from left to right): Ben Provisor, Clark Smith, Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh; Bottom row: Jenny Simpson, Missy Franklin, Janay DeLoach Soukup, Adeline Gray
The 2016 Summer Olympics are fast approaching, and while the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro still has a lot to figure out before the start of the Games—including concerns about security, the Zika virus, and stadium readiness—the U.S. Olympic Team roster is set. This year, 18 Coloradans (either...
July 21 2016, 3:00 PM
Hardrock racers climb up Grant Swamp Pass, above Island Lake, around mile 14.
—All photos by Sarah Boyum
It's almost 6 a.m. on a crisp July morning in downtown Silverton. Two hundred and three ultra runners, decked out in hydration vests and lightweight jackets, stand shivering in the early morning light outside of Silverton High School, alongside the gathering crowd of friends, family, and fans. Soon...
July 18 2016, 2:20 PM
The Rockies take on the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The Giants won 10–5.
—Photo courtesy of Geoff Van Dyke
With three series remaining before the MLB All-Star break, the Colorado Rockies are 37–41 and third place in the National League West, which is probably better than most people expected but still not exactly good. The team is 4–4 over its last eight games, a span of precise mediocrity that...
June 30 2016, 3:50 PM
The NBA Draft begins on the big screen at Pepsi Center on Thursday night.
The Denver Nuggets have never been Colorado’s team. Fans have embraced the highs and lows of the Broncos and the Avalanche, but the franchise without championships has yet to gain their trust. (The Rockies and their one World Series appearance remain in perpetual limbo.)
The Nuggets have drafted...
June 24 2016, 12:00 PM