Broncos linebacker Todd Davis (51) tackles Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during fourth quarter action in the 2016 season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Gabriel Christus
The Broncos’ 21–20 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Thursday’s NFL opener played out a lot like the team’s 2015–16 championship season, when Denver won 11 games by less than a touchdown. The defense dominated in the second half, when it counted most, and—with repeated punishment to a shaken-up...
September 12 2016, 2:20 PM
Gameday traditions at Falcon Stadium, including flyovers and freshmen cadet push-ups, add extra flair to high-quality Air Force football. —Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
One of the most exciting things about autumn is the return of college football season. This year, Colorado offers a bounty of enticing games at the state's signature football stadiums. We hand-picked the top six matchups that showcase our unique blend of competition and culture.
September 1 2016, 9:30 AM
Lake Erie Monsters head coach Jared Bednar speaks to his players during a AHL hockey game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Frank Jansky / Icon Sportswire
On Thursday, the Colorado Avalanche named Jared Bednar as their seventh head coach in franchise history.
The hire is a marked shift from Patrick Roy’s high-profile presence on the bench. Roy was one of the greatest goaltenders of all time, leading Colorado to two Stanley Cups in 1996 and...
August 26 2016, 12:20 PM
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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