Alternate captain Gabe Levin handles the puck.
—Photo courtesy of University of Denver Hockey
There’s no denying that the University of Denver is a collegiate hockey heavyweight: Since the NCAA tournament began in 1948, the Pioneers have earned seven championships, tying with the University of North Dakota for second-most titles won. (The two teams are topped by the University of Michigan,...
April 6 2016, 3:12 PM
Will Rapids fans starts seeing wins at Dick's Sporting Goods Park? —Photo by Natasha Gardner
There’s the great, the OK, and the downright ugly when examining the current state of sports in the Mile High City: The Broncos just won the Super Bowl. The Nuggets and Avalanche have both been, for some time now, toiling in mediocrity. And lacrosse-wise, the Outlaws won a Major League Lacrosse (...
March 25 2016, 1:15 PM
Wanted: Someone to lead a potential dynasty. Experience preferred but not necessary.
—Courtesy of Shutterstock.
The Broncos are the first Lombardi Trophy winner to lose its top two quarterbacks since the 2000 Baltimore Ravens. That franchise also rode its dominant defense, a strong running game, and some competent QB fill-ins to playoff appearances in two of the following three years.
Of course, what the...
March 22 2016, 12:00 PM
Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler runs for a 5-yard gain against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field on December 13, 2015.
—Photo by Ben Hays / Denver Broncos
Brock Osweiler is a player who, in small sample sizes, has shown that he has the potential to be a potent NFL quarterback.
He’s got a cannon arm. At 6 feet 7 inches tall and with a bit of mobility, his body exceeds the league prototype. And as evidenced by his one campaign as a starter at...
March 9 2016, 2:30 PM
DU goalie Tanner Jaillet & CC forward Hunter Fejes pause during the action at the Battle on Blake match at Coors Field on Saturday, February 20, 2016. —Photo courtesy of Kyle Newman
When more than 35,000 people crowded into Coors Field on February 20 to watch the University of Denver hockey team secure a 4–1 win over Colorado College in the Battle on Blake, it was a buzzing atmosphere emblematic of the sport’s current standing in the Centennial State.
The game was...
February 26 2016, 2:10 PM
CSU guards Ellen Nystrom (No. 13) and Keyora Wharry (No. 3) go up for a rebound against San Diego State. —Courtesy of CSU Athletics
Recognition is piling up for the Colorado State women’s basketball team this season, and rightfully so: The Rams are 24–1, riding a school record 21-game winning streak, ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 2002, and are making a bee-line toward their second consecutive...
February 24 2016, 4:00 PM
—Courtesy of Christa Burns / Flickr
In their inaugural 1995–96 NHL season in Denver, the fresh-faced Colorado Avalanche quickly took the league by storm. A miracle trade netted future Hall of Fame goaltender (and current Avs coach) Patrick Roy, and by the season’s end, the team had delivered the state’s first major professional...
February 24 2016, 10:33 AM
Think back to your last day on the hill. Can you hear your skis rushing over the snow and feel the sun warming your face? The mountains have a way of drawing out the wild part of our nature—and for the Colorado athletes competing at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Lillehammer...
February 16 2016, 12:20 PM