Best College Reviews has come up with its list of the fifty best college towns in America, and two from Colorado made the top fifteen -- something matched only by a couple of other states, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Sorry, New York and Cali. Which Colorado towns made the grade? And where did they finis ... More >>
Last September, we shared Kiplinger's list of the ten best cities for young graduates. But a new roster by SmartAsset is even more specific. The site shares its picks for the best (and worst) college towns to live in for new grads or just folks looking for a fresh start -- and two Colorado places ma ... More >>
Last month, when we first wrote about Brandon Heginger, we didn't name him Schmuck of the Week even though his alleged acts, including burglary and sex assault, made him richly qualified for this honor. Fortunately, though, we've gotten a second chance. After being busted for the initial offenses, ... More >>
University Hill in Boulder is heavily populated by students who attend classes on the nearby University of Colorado campus -- and plenty of them are terrified by a recent sex crime even though local police have made an arrest in the case. Why? For one thing, Brandon Heginger, the man accused in the ... More >>
Even as the national media has tried to establish a tie between marijuana and the rise in applications submitted to Colorado colleges, Chane Behanan, a Louisville basketball star kicked off the squad last year because of drug use, recently transferred to Colorado State University. But before he cou ... More >>
With Red Moon, noted author Benjamin Percy dives into genre fiction with a story about werewolves that live among us, feared and reviled and relegated to the fringes of society. The book fuses literary muscle to a skeleton of horror to create a rare breed of werewolf novel that offers a lot more to ... 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 >>
The space at 1434 Blake Street that was once home to the legendary City Spirit has gone through many incarnations over the past decade, from Andrew's Pub & Lounge to Lure Lounge to SportsBook to Pre-Game Sports Bar to the Blake and, finally, Kraine Station, a Ukrainian restaurant that barely got out ... More >>
The Nuggets have the twentieth pick in tonight's NBA draft. Yawn? Well, last year, the Nugs pulled off one of the great draft steals in recent memory when they snapped up Kenneth Faried with the 22nd slot. Could they repeat that feat? It'll be tough, since this year's draft class isn't graded as ste ... More >>
After losing popular head men's basketball coach Tim Miles to Nebraska, Colorado State University landed a proven and relatively high-profile replacement: Larry Eustachy. There's just one catch: The new CSU head coach is kinda, sorta most well-known for being photographed while partying with student ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: The Colorado Buffs' push to March Madness took a big step forward today via a 77-75 win over Iowa State in Kansas City. If they can defeat Kansas State tomorrow, they're a lock. And what can make the far-away gym where they'll play feel like home? Cheerleaders! Look bel ... 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 >>
Relphorde.Earlier this season, we declared this year's CU Buffs to be the school's best since Chauncey Billups's glory days after defeating Missouri and Kansas State in quick succession. But will the Buffs have to knock off K-State for a third time this season in order to take part in a cert ... More >>
So what if Secretary of State Bernie Buescher didn't win re-election last November. In our book, he's still the coolest cat at the Capitol for being the only Colorado candidate (and one of the few in the country) to advertise on Pandora Internet radio, a move that just scored him a prestigiou ... More >>
Michael O'Connor.Update: On January 11, acclaimed CU Buffs linebacker Michael Sipili was arrested on sex assault charges, as documented in a post on view in its entirety below. Now, a second CU former CU linebacker, Michael O'Connor, has been arrested in the case -- reportedly for letting Si ... More >>
Mason Tvert prefers Emerald to Amethyst.For indefatigable marijuana booster Mason Tvert, founder of the advocacy organization Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), April 1 is a very big day. Rallies are scheduled to take place at more than eighty colleges and universities across ... More >>
The March Madness predictions made by my daughter Lora and me proved to be much less than spot-on. We haven't heard the final results of our pool yet, but I'm certain we finished far out of the money. But both last two games in the NCAA men's and women's basketball season were satisfying to watch, e ... More >>
The March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." shared NCAA men's and women's basketball picks made by my daughter Lora and me, which fell short of flawless. True, we had Connecticut making it to the women's finals on Tuesday, but not Louisville, which surprised Oklaho ... More >>
The updates that have followed in the wake of the March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," which shared choices in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament made by my daughter Lora and me, have been grim at times. Last night, though, the news was better whe ... More >>
The women's NCAA basketball tournament bracket my daughter Lora and I shared in "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." have taken a pounding, and last night's pair of Elite Eight games didn't help -- not that they could have. Stanford beat Iowa State, but we had the Cardinal lo ... More >>
Louisville's late burst plowed under Kelli Griffin's Baylor squad. The women's NCAA basketball bracket put together by my daughter Lora and me isn't quite as calamitous as our men's picks, but close. The big blow: Baylor, which we designated to reach the finals, went dry late in the second half of ... More >>
Oh. My. God. The headline on the first blog about the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament picks made by my daughter Lora and me -- "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." -- could hardly have been more prescient. Our 5-3 record last night in the second half of round two ... More >>
"Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," published March 18, shared brackets assembled by me and my daughter, Lora, for both the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments -- and in an update posted yesterday, I noted that our women's picks had proven more accurate than the m ... More >>
Although most fans who fill out brackets during NCAA basketball tournament season only focus on the men's teams, the contest through the Archdiocese of Denver that my daughter Lora and I have participated in during recent years gives the women equal billing. That's a good thing from the perspective ... More >>
Each year, I sit down with my daughter Lora -- a rabid sports fan with strong opinions about 9News' Susie Wargin -- to fill out NCAA tournament brackets for both the men's and women's basketball championships as part of a friendly contest organized by my wife's peers in the Archdiocese of Denver sch ... More >>
From the week of 3/8/2007
Colorado fumbles the ball.
CU football grinds on under the weight of the past.
Holiday football reveals a new Colorado ailment.
A high-profile ESPN reporter chucks it all to become a low-profile schoolteacher -- and he couldn't be happier.
Let's get ready to fumble!
Highbrow author gaits into the realm of horse sense.