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
—Photo by author
For some time now, we’ve been begging the Nuggets to watch what the Spurs are doing, then do that as much as possible. This means seeking out international talent and finding multi-skilled and interchangeable players in a league that's become all about athleticism and three-point shooting. Thursday...
June 24 2016, 10:45 AM
Members of the Colorado Avalanche surround the Stanley Cup following their 1–0 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on June 11, 1996.
—Paul Chiasson / AP Photos
Between the Broncos winning the Super Bowl and the Avalanche alum reunion at Coors Field earlier this year, 2016 has been a whirlwind of cheerful reflection on our beloved teams’ biggest victories. While we continue to crow about our city’s fifth major league championship—and fret over the...
June 10 2016, 1:50 PM
Adeline Gray holds her World Championship medal.
Adeline Gray’s journey to Rio de Janeiro for this summer’s Olympic Games began about two decades ago, when then six-year-old Gray began wrestling against boys in local youth tournaments.
She ended up winning the title in the six-and-under division of the Western Suburban Wrestling League...
June 1 2016, 9:45 AM
Senior midfielder Chris Hampton
—Photo courtesy of DU Lacrosse
Last year, the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team became the first school West of the Appalachians to capture an NCAA Division I championship in the sport—a feat that underscored the program’s recent ascent into the college lacrosse elite.
This spring, the defending NCAA champions continue...
May 13 2016, 10:18 AM