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Get to Know Nikita Korostelev Date of birth: 2/8/1997 Place of birth: Moscow, Russia Ht: 6’1″     Wt: 196 lbs Shoots: Right Position: RW Team: Sarnia Sting (OHL) In many ways, Nikita Korostelev is a stereotypical Russian winger.  His scoring and willingness to use is size is there, but so are questions about his work ethic and defensive game.  However, the dual Canadian citizen has been playing…...

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Coming in at #6 on our Top 25 Avalanche Under 25 countdown is defenseman and top prospect Chris Bigras.  Bigras edges out #7 Calvin Pickard, #8 Joey Hishon, and #9 Stefan Elliott to take the title of best Avalanche prospect not regularly playing in the NHL. Our BSN Avalanche writers unanimously ranked Chris Bigras 6th overall for Avalanche players under 25…...

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Move over Tulo, Nolan Arenado is the new face of the Colorado Rockies franchise. The Rockies won 5-4 on Monday, scoring the winning run against Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in the 9th inning. That makes it three straight wins for the purple pinstripes. Three straight might not sound like a big deal, but considering the fact that this team…...

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For the next couple weeks we will be counting down the top 15 Colorado football players since the 2005-2006 season. Of course, it’s not the most fun decade to be looking it, but I think the down period created an interesting challenge when creating this list. As it always goes with these lists, there is not an exact formula…...

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Get to Know Ryan Pilon Date of Birth: October 10, 1996 (18) Place of Birth: Duck Lake, Saskatchewan Ht: 6’2” Wt: 206 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense Team: Brandon Wheat Kings The Brandon Wheat Kings made their way to the top of the WHL and into the final round of the WHL playoffs thanks in large part to the…...

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Get to Know Jack Roslovic Date of Birth: 1/29/1997 Place of Birth: Columbus, OH, USA Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 183 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Center/Right Wing Team: United States National U-18 Team Another USHL star, Jack Roslovic comes not from the Minnesota, Michigan, or Massachusetts powerhouse pipelines but from the competitively more unheralded Ohio hockey program. Roslovic is one of…...

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Calvin Pickard occupies a unique space among the bottom third of our Top 25 Players Under 25. Other than perhaps Dennis Everberg, nobody else in the Top 10 managed to fly quite so far beneath the public’s radar. Pickard was drafted 49th overall in the 2010 NHL draft, but even after he was signed to a three-year deal with…...

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Just when things didn’t seem like they could get any worse, the Colorado Rockies starting pitching revived itself. In the nightcap of the doubleheader on Saturday, David Hale made his Rockies debut with a flourishing outing. He pounded the strike zone and pitched the Rockies to victory. On Sunday it was Chad Bettis’ turn. The former high-prospect who struggled…...

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Everyone in Colorado is sick of the rain. Anyone whose job is at Coors Field has to be dreaming of a vacation to the desert. On Saturday at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies finished their doubleheader with the San Francisco Giants at 11:52 pm, picking up a victory on the back-end of the twin bill. The two games couldn’t…...

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It’s tough to put lipstick on a pig. If you put lipstick on Dinger, you still have an overweight purple dinosaur. Anyone who has watched the Colorado Rockies and follows their minor league system knows that the 2015 season is all about allowing new general manager Jeff Bridich to get his fingers dirty and start cleaning up the mess…...

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Colorado State football has one of the deadliest offensive weapons in all of college football; Rashard “Hollywood” Higgins. But don’t just believe the local media, he’s getting national love from NFL.com, too. According to their 15 for ’15: College football’s best offensive players, Higgins receives the high praise of 13th-best player in the nation. Higgins exploded onto the scene last…...

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With one NBA head coaching vacancy in Oklahoma City already filled, the pursuit to find a permanent head coach in Denver is heating up. After Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier this week that ex-Thunder head coach Scott Brooks is “likely to sit out next season,”  Three names jumped to the front of Denver’s wish list. Melvin Hunt, Denver’s interim head coach last season,…...

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Get to Know Christian Fischer: Date of Birth: 4/15/1997 Place of Birth: Wayne, IL, USA Ht: 6″1″ Wt: 212 lbs Shoots: Right Position: RW Team: United States National U-18 Team (USHL) Christian Fischer is a player that has gone about his business very quietly in his draft year. So quietly, in fact, that when you do a Google search…...

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Ask any Colorado Avalanche fan about Joey Hishon, and they will immediately tell you they have a soft spot in their heart for him. His charismatic persona and unwavering resilience, when faced with a darkness and hurdle that no athlete ever hopes to face, has made him a fan favorite in Denver. At 5’10” and 170 pounds, Hishon isn’t…...

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It’s official. The NBA’s draft lottery system hates the Denver Nuggets. In the 30 years since the Lottery’s inception, the Nuggets have never — not even once — moved up beyond their expected draft position. In fact, more often than not they have moved back as other teams leapfrogged them in the draft order. This year proved to be…...

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The story of Michael McKenry is an interesting one for the Colorado Rockies. On Thursday at a gloomy and dreary Coors Field, McKenry provided the ray of sunshine for the Rockies. He broke a 3-3 tie in the 5th inning with a two-run blast to left field off of Phillies starter Jerome Williams to give the Rockies a 5-3…...

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Who will lead the Buffs in rushing? Our friends over at AllBuffs.com are running a poll right now that made my head hurt. Who will lead the Buffs in rushing this season? (Click here to vote) I think it’s a good sign for the Buffs how hard I had to think about this, there are a ton of options.…...

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It’s been an exciting week for two former Colorado State men’s basketball players. This weekend, Daniel Bejarano and Stanton Kidd were among a heap of graduating CSU student-athletes. Mere days later, each have been signed to the same agency. Worldwide Sports Marketing announced the signing of Stanton Kidd on Monday via Twitter: WorldwideSM is proud to announce the signing…...

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Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation for alleged child abuse. Per the initial report from TMZ, he is being investigated for multiple events that date back to 2010 but no charges have been filed. Fort Bend County District Attorney, John Healey told TMZ “We’re trying to discern the truth from the untruthfulness of the claim to decide…...

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On Thursday morning, three Colorado State University athletes were honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association; Daniel Bejarano of men’s basketball, Haley David from the softball team and track & field’s Jake Schneeberger. Annually, the NSCA recognizes student-athletes who, in the eyes of their coaches, excel by dedicating their time to strength and conditioning. Bejarano was nominated by…...

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