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 >>
How did CU Boulder students deal with the disappointment of the Buffs' loss in the NCAA men's basketball tourney Saturday night? Hundreds, if not thousands, of them drowned their sorrows, and lifted their spirits, at a rager of a St. Patrick's Day party at the Varsity Townhouse apartment complex -- ... More >>
Cory Higgins.Apparently, no one ever told the CU Buffs how hard it is to beat a quality team three times in the same season. Because moments ago, they did just that, pulling away late to defeat Kansas State by twelve points in the Big 12 tournament quarter finals. An invitation to go crazy as ... 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 >>
What's Dan Hawkins happy about?As CU fans were wondering if the school will wind up in an expanded Pac 10 or remain in the Big 12, the NCAA hit the university with sanctions.
Why? The football and basketball programs failed to reach required minimum academic standards -- which is shocking gi ... More >>
Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite didn't know what to expect when two years ago she returned to Denver, moved into the basement of her parent's house with her one-year-old twins (daddy stayed in LA) and turned the cameras on City Lax, the inner-city youth lacrosse progr ... 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's that noise? It's a little whisper I keep hearing, a whisper becoming louder and louder, blowing on the wind until it becomes a r ... More >>
My girlfriend. Ha! I wish!Hello, sports fans. My name is Homer Duggins and I've been a monster Denver devotee for, like, my whole life! When I was a kid, I totally asked my parents to paint my room blue and green for the Denver Zephyrs, and I wore black and gold to school every day for a year ... 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 >>
Duke's Abby Waner, who's from Highlands Ranch, probably didn't enjoy the game against Michigan State.
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. ... More >>
Italee Lucas' 21 points weren't enough for the Tar Heels.
"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 ... More >>
Athletic skill seldom waits for developmental maturity to blossom. It's obvious from the beginning, as is demonstrated by the case of Matt Bouldin. A few years back, my wife was an assistant principal of St. Thomas More School, a K-8 facility that's in the Archdiocese of Denver system, and she rem ... More >>