BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Deion Sanders is taking over as head coach at Colorado, bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to a beleaguered Pac-12 program that’s plunged to the bottom of college football.
Colorado Avalanche (13-8-1, third in the Central Division) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (8-12-5, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)
Philadelphia; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Flyers and the Colorado Avalanche will play in a non-conference matchup.
Vegas Golden Knights (18-7-1, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Boston Bruins (20-3-0, first in the Atlantic Division)
Boston; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host the Vegas Golden Knights after Trent Frederic scored two goals in the Bruins' 5-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Shedeur Sanders threw for four touchdowns and Jackson State routed Southern 43-24 on Saturday in the Southwest Athletic Conference championship, hours before Colorado hired father Deion Sanders away from the Tigers.
BOSTON (AP) — Another top NHL team came to Boston and ran into the unbeatable Bruins.
David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic scored two goals apiece and the Bruins improved to an NHL-record 14-0 at home this season by beating the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 on Saturday night.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Daylen Kountz scored 27 points as Northern Colorado beat Colorado State 88-83 on Saturday night.
Kountz was 9-of-17 shooting, including 2 for 3 from distance, and went 7 for 7 from the line for the Bears (4-5).
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples.
DENVER (AP) — More than a year before police say Anderson Lee Aldrich killed five people and wounded 17 others at a gay night club in Colorado Springs, Aldrich was arrested on allegations of making a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of about 10 homes.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Below the vaulted dome and dark wood beams of a church in Colorado Springs, a gay men's choir rehearsed for a concert that's taken on new meaning after an LGBTQ night club became the site of a shooting that killed five and wounded 17.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Secretary of State has ordered a recount in the congressional race where Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert led Democrat Adam Frisch by just 550 votes in an unexpectedly tight race.
Colorado Avalanche (13-7-1, third in the Central Division) vs. Boston Bruins (19-3-0, first in the Atlantic Division)
Boston; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host the Colorado Avalanche after Taylor Hall's two-goal game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Bruins' 3-1 win.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Desmond Cambridge Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left and Arizona State rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat Colorado 60-59 on Thursday night in a Pac-12 Conference opener.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and J.T. Compher scored two goals apiece to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
MacKinnon added three assists and Compher had two helpers for the Avalanche, who won for the fifth time in seven games.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has hired an expert from Colorado to serve as her education policy adviser as the state struggles to reverse a long-term trend in which the majority of public school students fall short of reading and math standards.
Colorado Avalanche (12-7-1, third in the Central Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (9-12-1, seventh in the Atlantic Division)
Buffalo, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Avalanche -203, Sabres +169; over/under is 6.5
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — John Tonje scored 23 points as Colorado State beat Loyola Marymount (CA) 87-71 on Wednesday night.
Tonje also contributed seven rebounds for the Rams (6-2). Isaiah Rivera scored 19 points, shooting 7 for 10 (3 for 4 from 3-point range) and 2 of 3 from the free throw line.
DENVER (AP) — A former elections manager who prosecutors say assisted in a security breach of voting equipment in a Colorado county pleaded guilty on Wednesday under a plea agreement that requires her to testify against her former boss.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler had three goals and an assist, Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves and the Winnipeg Jets routed the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 on Tuesday night.
“No, it’s not just another game,” Jets coach Rick Bowness said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In a crowded brewery, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis embraced Richard Fierro, the veteran hailed as a hero after tackling a shooter who killed five people and injured 17 others at the LGBTQ enclave Club Q last week.
DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado sheriff’s deputies needlessly escalated a fatal standoff with a 22-year-old man experiencing a “mental health crisis,” leading him to brandish a knife in “a state of complete panic and self defense,” indictments released Monday showed.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Deion Sanders said Monday that a report stating Colorado has offered him its head coaching job is true and he has also received interest from other schools.
The Jackson State coach didn’t say whether he’s considering any of the opportunities, including trying to turn around the Buffaloes’ beleaguered program.
Colorado Avalanche (8-5-1, third in the Central Division) vs. Winnipeg Jets (9-4-1, second in the Central Division)
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Winnipeg Jets host the Colorado Avalanche after Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals in the Jets' 7-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Morris Udeze scored 33 points as New Mexico beat Northern Colorado 98-74 on Sunday night.
Udeze also contributed 14 rebounds for the Lobos (6-0). Jaelen House added 22 points while shooting 7 for 12 (3 for 6 from 3-point range) and 5 of 5 from the free throw line, and he also had four steals.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tristan da Silva scored 20 points and reserve J'Vonne Hadley scored 12 shooting 5 for 6 and Colorado held off Yale in the final seconds for a 65-62 win on Sunday.
John Poulakidas made a 3-pointer, and Bez Mbeng followed with a layup and Yale reduced its deficit to 61-60 with 1:05 left.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A member of the U.S. Navy who was injured while helping prevent further harm during a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado last weekend said Sunday that he “simply wanted to save the family that I found.”
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The loudest roar from the Utah fans came at the end of a blowout of Colorado at Folsom Field and had nothing to do with what was happening on the field.
It followed the scoreboard flashing Oregon State knocking off Oregon.
DENVER (AP) — Alexandar Georgiev made 41 saves, Nathan MacKinnon and Josh Manson scored first-period goals and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Saturday night.
Andrew Cogliano and Dryden Hunt also scored for the Avalanche, and Manson added an assist.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Daylen Kountz's 23 points helped Northern Colorado defeat Jacksonville State 86-82 in overtime on Saturday night.
Kountz added seven assists for the Bears (3-4). Caleb Shaw finished with 19 points, while Matt Johnson scored 16.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — John Tonje's 25 points helped Colorado State defeat Mississippi Valley State 88-45 on Saturday night.
Tonje had seven rebounds for the Rams (5-2). Taviontae Jackson scored 16 points while going 4 of 6 from the floor, including 1 for 3 from distance, and 7 for 8 from the line, and added seven rebounds and five steals.
Dallas Stars (9-5-2, first in the Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (8-5-1, third in the Central Division)
Denver; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Avalanche -137, Stars +116; over/under is 6
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dalton Knecht had 22 points in Northern Colorado’s 80-70 victory against North Dakota State on Friday night at the Lobo Classic.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Horston scored 23 points, Rickea Jackson added 20, and No. 23 Tennessee defeated Colorado 69-51 on Friday night.
Horston added eight rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Lady Vols (3-4).
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When officials unfurled a 25-foot rainbow flag in front of Colorado Springs City Hall this week, people gathered to mourn the victims of a mass shooting at a popular gay club couldn't help but reflect on how such a display of support would have been unthinkable just days earlier.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Freshman Clay Millen threw two touchdown passes and Colorado State shut out New Mexico 17-0 to close out the regular season on Friday.
It was Colorado State’s first shutout since beating Fresno State 37-0 in 2016.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violence, his go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Interim coach Mike Sanford found a way to keep the struggling Colorado Buffaloes goal-oriented this week at practice: a soccer-style, penalty-kick shootout.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub where a shooter turned a drag queen’s birthday celebration into a massacre said he thinks the shooting that killed five people and injured 17 others is a reflection of anti-LGBTQ sentiment that has evolved from prejudice to incitement.
Colorado Avalanche (8-5-1, second in the Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (7-8-1, sixth in the Central Division)
Nashville, Tennessee; Friday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche visit the Nashville Predators after Mikko Rantanen's two-goal game against the Vancouver Canucks in the Avalanche's 4-3 loss.
DENVER (AP) — Ethan Bear snapped a tie with 8 minutes to go, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the injury-plagued Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Trailing by a goal entering the third, Sheldon Dries tied it for Vancouver before Bear ripped a shot past Pavel Francouz on a 4-on-4 moments after Colorado's Cale Makar was called for interference.
DENVER (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two Colorado sheriff's deputies in the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot after calling 911 for roadside assistance while experiencing what his mother described as a mental health crisis, according to online court records.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In a story published Nov. 22, 2022, about a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, The Associated Press erroneously reported the rank of U.S. Navy Information Systems Technician Thomas James.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday as the suspect sat slumped over in a chair.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Deanne VanScyoc said she dropped to the floor behind a pool table at Club Q and called 911 as the first shots rang out just before midnight, hitting people at the bar.
One man who has frequented Club Q for decades was just opening up a tab at the bar when he was shot in the back. Another man was about to leave the club with his group when he heard a "pop, pop, pop" and took a bullet to his arm — then watched his boyfriend and sister fall to the floor.