This year's Best of Denver celebrates lots of great things about the Mile High City, including the top sports stars, teams and coaches. Below, we've gathered together a photo-illustrated list of the winners who had us cheering the loudest, complete with the original Best of Denver items and your pi ... More >>
Yesterday, Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice was fired after video surfaced (it's on view below) of him throwing balls at players, as well as kicking them and shouting homophobic slurs like "fucking faggot" and "fucking fairy." An extreme case, no doubt, but not an isolated one. In fact, a nu ... More >>
If one were to create a line graph of the 2012-2013 college basketball season, it would look something like the Flatirons: jagged and uneven. Multiple teams held the position of number one in the country for a week, only to lose the next. Yes, it's been a schizophrenic season, but fear not, intrepid ... More >>
Denver blog posts are mad about March Madness. The Ralphie Report's Jon Woods notes that if the CU Buffs beat Illinois in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, they'll likely face second-seed Miami. Fortunately, Andre Roberson's no longer viral. CSURams.com hypes the other Colorado team to make th ... More >>
Denver blog posts really add up. South Stands Denver's Colin D. on how Ty Lawson's new contract will let him rest easy -- "on a golden bed stuffed with cash." Big Media's Jason Salzman on the way Mike Coffman didn't say whether or not he'd let a raped woman to have an abortion. The Ralphie Report ... More >>
How much respect are the Nuggets getting going into the playoffs? Well, the NBA.com video recap of last night's key victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder (it's on view below) is dominated by great OKC plays, including Kevin Durant's epic posterizing of JaVale McGee. But if the Nugs can take care of ... More >>
Denver lucked out when it was named host city for the 2012 Women's NCAA Basketball Final Four. While the men's tourney looks to be a walkover (can anyone stop Kentucky?), the women's competition is absolutely killer, with four number one seeds -- Baylor, Stanford, Connecticut and Notre Dame -- all c ... More >>
How insiders use the college bowl system to loot American universities.
Kenneth Faried.Last night's NBA draft didn't look to be an eventful one with the Denver Nuggets, what with the team drafting way down at the number 22 position and the prospect of a lockout making franchises cautious about big trades. But the Nugs made a splash anyhow with the selection of Mo ... More >>
Ty Lawson.The Denver Nuggets picked up Ty Lawson's extension for next year, securing one of the only impact draft picks the team has made since selecting Carmelo Anthony in 2003. Lawson was the eighteenth pick of the 2009 draft and the Nuggets will hope to get similar value with the 22nd pick ... More >>
Alec Burks.If the NBA Draft plays out for Alec Burks the way the CU Buffs' season did, he'll be drafted in the middle of the second round. After all, the Buffs received a March Madness snub that had ESPN's Dick Vitale screaming something about Scarlett Johanssen. But assuming another injustic ... More >>
Devon Beitzel.They did it. The University of Northern Colorado Bears received their Big Dance invite before the CU Buffs thanks to a solid 65-60 win over Montana in last night's Big Sky championship. And UNC may be a tougher first-round out than most experts believe for one big reason: Devon ... More >>
Chris Kaba.Yesterday, we noted that the University of Northern Colorado Bears might have a clearer path to March Madness than do the higher-profile CU Buffs -- and last night's exciting 73-70 victory over Northern Arizona leaves the Bears one victory from the Big Dance. A win over Montana ton ... More >>
We confess. We've been paying so much attention to the CU Buffs' chances of taking part in March Madness that we've given short shrift to the University of Northern Colorado Bears. UNC's had a mighty impressive season -- one that's earned the squad a marginally easier route to the Big Dance ... More >>
As you've no doubt heard, the debauchery that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, and the Tavern Hospitality Group -- they who own Tavern Uptown, Tavern Downtown, Tavern Lowry, Tavern Tech Center and Tavern Wash Park -- are giving you the opportunity to stumble around Sin City for free. But f ... More >>
Tom Manoogian.Things are changing fast for Denver's latest sports-talk radio station. Last week, both co-owner Dealin' Doug Moreland and morning host/Channel 4 anchor Vic Lombardi told us the new station would debut today at 102.3 FM, which had been simulcasting Jack-FM along with 105.5 FM. N ... More >>
Courtesy of CUBuffs.comPassing the torch from one conference to another. The CU Buffs will reportedly announce tomorrow that they're leaving the Big 12 in favor of the Pac 10 -- proof that future potential trumps present mediocrity.
Ritter's rooting for Matt Bouldin.With March Madness getting underway in earnest today (we don't count the play-in game), plenty of politicos are displaying hometown or home-state pride by touting the chances of local teams. That's not really an option this year for Governor Bill Ritter -- b ... More >>
Rich Clarkson's images of the 1966 Texas Western team were immortalized on this Wheaties box. The death this weekend of coach Don Haskins recalls one of the truly seminal moments in college basketball history. Back in 1966, Haskins' Texas Western team became the first with five black starters to w ... More >>
Watch the semi-finals in style at Hoops and Hoopla.
The 2007 lineup for the CU Buffs women's basketball team roster includes Brittany Spears and Whitney Houston. We wish them luck in spite of this.
A sports columnist is risking the ire of readers by writing about gangs -- and criticizing local media for not adequately covering the topic.
A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.
The Nuggets find their way, thanks to the George and Doug show.
Fans chill as pro hockey pucks up.
From the week of August 5, 2004
Colorado could be courting a winner in the NCAA Tournament.
Other schools do the math as Metro State calculates the cost of subtracting athletics.
As the Smut Peddlers, members of the High and Mighty hip-hop crew find new life in porn.
Roadrunners Men's Basketball
Mike Dunlap Metro State basketball
Their scoring may be high, but college basketball players' graduation rates are low.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
Sports-talk radio host Scott Hastings is riding the Broncos—and his wild image—all the way to the bank.
Despite financial uncertainty, media apathy and a shortage of fans, the women of the Colorado Xplosion still make net gains.
The hoops and dreams of Colorado's budding girl basketball stars.
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