As you know, today, the NCAA men's basketball tournament, aka March Madness, gets underway in earnest; we're not counting those play-in games, and neither should you. And with both the CU Buffs and the CSU Rams in the field, there's even more incentive than usual for us to watch the games on the job ... More >>
Last night, your Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls for their twelfth straight win -- and the person who locked up the victory, by blocking an in-bounds pass with less than a second left, was none other than JaVale McGee, who is quickly becoming one of Denver's (and the NBA's) most popular player ... More >>
Today, the Denver Post's Woody Paige lauds Baylor for winning the NCAA women's basketball championship. But did he receive less compensation for his prose than usual? Multiple sources tell us Paige received a pay cut around the time columnists Mike Littwin and Penny Parker were laid off -- and so di ... 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 >>
Earlier this week, we asked if the CU Buffs and the CSU Rams could get past their first matchups in the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament. In the case of the Buffs, the answer was a sometimes resounding, sometimes nerve-racking but ultimately thrilling "yes" via a 68-64 victory over highly tou ... More >>
Name this mascot.Yep, Tim Tebow and the Broncos are in the playoffs, and each day this week, to get you ready for Saturday's showdown with the New England Patriots, we're going to put real fans to the test with brain teasers from the Denver Broncos Trivia Game (the 1985 version, which I just ... More >>
Denver has been threatened with doom many times -- when the transcontinental railroad threatened to skip the infant city, when numerous booms went bust, when the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant caught fire. Although the homegrown PeaceJam has debunked the latest doomsday scenario -- that th ... More >>
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 >>
Big pics below.Kyle Kvasnicka, thirty, served four years as an assistant for the Concordia University Irvine volleyball squad before working his way up to head coach. In his second year at the helm, he was ready to put his own mark on the program. But now, the school has stripped him from its ... More >>
Jimmer Fredette.The NCAA basketball tourney games in Denver on Saturday stood in stark contrast to each other. Richmond-Morehead State boasted virtually no notable names, while Brigham Young-Gonzaga featured one of the biggest stars of 2011 March Madness, BYU's Jimmer Fredette -- a player so ... More >>
Facebook Jimmer.At 5:15 p.m. today, Jimmer Fredette will join his BYU teammates at the Pepsi Center to take on Wofford in the first round of the NCAA basketball championships -- and according to the Denver Post's Woody Paige, Tim Tebow may turn up to watch a baller with a reputation every bit ... 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.
A Kaiwi Crabb photo from Scouts.com. He doesn't look all that Crabby.Ever since CU announced that it would bring back Dan Hawkins as head coach in 2010 (mainly to save money, it appeared), fans have wondered what kind of impact troubles at the top would have on recruiting. Early last month, t ... More >>
Homer Duggins is the biggest sports fan in Denver and Westword's gambling, uh, "expert." Read his dispatches every Friday in the Latest Word sports section.
What an incredible week it was for Denver sports! Good thing it's chilly now too, because it get really hot wearing my Sakic jersey on ... More >>
Connecticut's Maya Moore.
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, thou ... More >>
Going slow and steady didn't help Marissa Coleman's Maryland Terps.
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 ... More >>
Sam Young's 28 points weren't enough to secure a Pitt victory.
The NCAA men's basketball bracket assembled by my daughter Lora and me and shared in the March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," was looking shaky prior to the beginning of weekend play. Now it's esse ... More >>
Tyreke Evans' 33 points wasn't enough for Memphis -- or my bracket.
The men's NCAA basketball bracket assembled by my daughter Lora and me and shared in the blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." was looking pretty good through the first two rounds. It's not now. Two of t ... More >>
Toney Douglas, in a photo from Florida State's website.
The headline on "Our March Madness picks: A prelude to humiliation...," a March 18 blog in which I shared the NCAA brackets filled out by my daughter Lora and me, may prove to be prescient very soon -- but at this point, we're still hanging i ... More >>
A photo-illustration from the University of Pittsburgh website.
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 cont ... More >>