Derrick Martin's team, the New England Patriots, fell to the Baltimore Ravens in a brutal AFC Championship Game loss on Sunday -- but it's hardly the worst thing that happened to him and those he loves on that day. During the evening, the Aurora home of this Colorado native was invaded by two armed ... More >>
History teachers come in all shapes and sizes. Stan Ellsworth's form just happens to be bigger, scruffier and more charismatic than most. The brawny intellectual is just one of many reasons to check out American Ride, a television series that highlights the best stories you may have missed in high s ... More >>
I love CU-Boulder so much that I send most of my money there (for my daughters' tuition). But there's no doubt plenty of folks on the Interwebs feel differently. There are loads o' mean CU-Boulder jokes out there (on sites like this one and this one and this one), with consistent themes including po ... More >>
'Tis the season for trade rumors, so it's no surprise that Tim Tebow's name has surfaced in respect to potential deals. After all, anything related to the Chosen One is news right now, including his reported dinner date with Taylor Swift earlier this week. Is there anything to such gossip? Doubt it, ... More >>
Today's Denver Post reports on a proposal to let Colorado drivers bid for the most sought-after vanity plates. But which ones would bring in the most dough? We've got some ideas about that. Here's our top ten.
Should the City of Boulder pass a law requiring "party permits" for the type of large, alcohol-fueled house parties thrown by CU students living in the University Hill neighborhood? This is one of the measures Boulder Councilwoman Lisa Morzel is calling for in response to the slaying of Todd ... More >>
Rob Lytle.News about the death of former Denver Broncos running back Rob Lytle at age 56 came as a shock to all Broncos fans who remember the period when the team went from perennial doormat to NFL power. As an NFL player, Lytle is best known for a fumble that wasn't called during the 1977 ch ... More >>
Bill McCartney.The debate rages on about who should replace Dan Hawkins as coach of the CU Buffs, with plenty of fans hoping for package deal of Bill McCartney and Dave Logan. But one reader hopes McCartney pairs up with another former CU great.
Kanavis McGhee.Update: Former CU standout Kanavis McGhee has reportedly come forward to deny that he asked for and accepted $2,500 from sports agent Josh Luchs, as the latter claimed in a high-profile Sports Illustrated article. McGhee is planning to formally apologize to the university for a ... More >>
You're not doing junior -- or your team -- any favors, Dan.When Dan Hawkins was retained as CU's head coach last November, despite a 2009 performance that provided plenty of reasons for his sacking, fans were left to hope that he'd at least try not to repeat past mistakes. No such luck. One ... More >>
The seat under Dan Hawkins is less hot than it was -- but not by much.Something unusual happened at Folsom Field on Saturday: CU actually won a game against a decent opponent, narrowly besting Texas A&M 35-34. In doing so, the Buffs actually racked up some impressive offensive stats, with qua ... More >>
Breathe, Carolina, breathe!Prepare for the jump to Warped speed. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Warped Tour at Invesco Field at Mile High. • Over the Weekend: Kings of Leon at Red Rocks. • Over the Weekend: Houses at the Meadowlark. • Dialed In: This week's local music ... More >>
Rep. Laura Bradford has a pitchfork in her pantsuit, and she's not afraid to use it.
A trip back in time for this tipsy Hawkeye.
The shootout between CU and CSU erupts again this Saturday.
The UNC Bears tangle with tougher grid foes.
Women's tennis is the latest from the new Pi dynasty.
The former Broncos quarterback may lead one more drive to victory.
Custodian of the primate house, Denver Zoo
Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.
Baseball's fall is all New York.
Legendary wrestler Wayne Baughman wants you to know something: He never liked the sport.
Theoretical ways to curb those extracurricular, post-game colloquies.
A high-profile ESPN reporter chucks it all to become a low-profile schoolteacher -- and he couldn't be happier.
To see CU's next national champs, you'll have to go cross-country.
Colorado State University Rams
Ralphie the Buffalo
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie -- someone's dropped his drawers.
A Green Mountain High School student finds out there's the Church of Christ, and then there's the Denver Church of Christ
Nearly thirty years later, the site of a Loveland Pass plane crash is unchanged. But the athletes who walked away were never the same.
The hoops and dreams of Colorado's budding girl basketball stars.
CSU SHOPS AROUND FOR WAYS TO STUFF ITS PIGSKIN WALLET.