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One of the best parts of living in our current time is the ability for professional teams to connect with fans through social media. While it may seem like a slow Thursday during the NFL’s offseason, the Denver Broncos know how to keep their fan base up to date on everything team-related. Today, the Broncos’ newly drafted rookies were…...

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Emmanuel Sanders is an extra-special football player. Annually, the NFL has been putting together their Top 100 Players list, polling fellow players as a way to give respect to the greats in the game today. On Wednesday, the first 10 players were announced, from Randall Cobb at No. 100 to Julian Edelman at No. 91. Smack dab in the…...

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Deflategate. Spygate. Textgate? The New England Patriots don’t need the word “gate” mixed in to suggest a controversy or scandal; with Bill Belichick as head coach, the mascot “Patriots” has now become synonymous with cheating. On Wednesday, it was found through a report that New England quarterback – the poster child of the NFL – Tom Brady was texting…...

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The Denver Post’s Christopher Dempsey broke several important Nuggets-related news stories yesterday. In addition to the surprising revelation that Nikola Jokic will be signing with the Nuggets this summer Dempsey also announced the guaranteed status of Wilson Chandler’s $7 million contract for next season. Chandler will thus become an unrestricted free agent in July 2016. Additionally, Dempsey revealed the…...

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We enter the teens of our ‘Top 25 Avalanche Under 25’ series today, with defenseman Kyle Wood holding down the #19 spot on our list. Wood is essentially a polar opposite to the much smaller forward, Colin Smith, who was profiled yesterday. The 6’5″ and 210 pound Wood was consistently rated by the BSN Avalanche staff, with the six votes split…...

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According to The Denver Posts’ Chris Dempsey, the Nuggets are close to signing their 2014 second-round pick Nikola Jokic who spent last season playing for KK Mega Vizura in the Adriatic League where he averaged 15.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. The 20-year-old Jokic, who had been playing professionally in Europe since 2012, appears ready to make the jump…...

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Awini “a nightmare to block” Reddit user U/GreatOdInsRaven, or as you know him, Colorado offensive lineman, Alex Kelley, commented on a thread about the Pac-12’s breakout spring players, defending former Air Force quarterback, and current Colorado linebacker, Jaleel Awini’s place on an ESPN Pac-12 Blog list: “He’s actually a nightmare to block. I had trouble with him all spring, he’s getting…...

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Malik Jackson has been very good in his role for the Broncos the last two years. He is entering a contract season and is very aware of that fact. Jackson wants to prove himself as something more. “That’s always in the back of your mind. It’s a big year for me. It’s my contract year. If I told you…...

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The Rockies are finally getting to play baseball this week. After the first two games of the three game set with the Diamondbacks were rained out, the Rockies are playing a true double header at Coors Field. Tyler Matzek was the scheduled starter for each of the first two games of the series and finally got his start this…...

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A few months ago, rumors that the Colorado Avalanche had signed Norweigan forward Andreas Martinsen appeared all over European hockey boards.  The team hasn’t confirmed or denied their interest in Martinsen, but, with the IIHF World Championship in full swing, I took the opportunity to scout the rumored Avalanche signee. As I looked for the hulking winger, however, all I could see was former Avalanche…...

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The Broncos’ biggest need heading into the NFL Draft last weekend wasn’t addressed in the first round, but it was in the second, fourth and in the signing of four college free agents post-draft. John Elway and Co. understand the importance of depth along the offensive line, an undoubted weak point of the team throughout the Elway – Manning…...

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A run of three straight defenseman (check out: #23 Cody Corbett, #22 Will Butcher, and #21 Mat Clark) in our ‘Top 25 Under 25’ series comes to an end today, as #20 on our list is forward Colin Smith. Smith is an undersized centerman with plenty of skill and spunk. He was fairly consistently rated among all six BSN…...

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The Denver Nuggets have no shortage of mistakes to blame for their unfortunate and sad state of affairs. Since their historic 57-win season in 2012-2013, things have gone precipitously downhill. Whatever the opposite of “everything they touch turns to gold” is, that’s them. Some of their mistakes are certainly more well known and publicly criticized than others. It’s now…...

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Former Nuggets forward LaPhanso Ellis turns 45 today. Ellis was a member of the 1994 team that sent George Karl’s top seeded Supersonics packing in the first round of the playoffs. Ellis played six seasons in a Nuggets uniform, averaging 15.2 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game. Happy Birthday to The Phonz! #Nuggets pic.twitter.com/I6ahPyNGeD — Denver Nuggets…...

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The Broncos have already signed nine college free agents this week but may be looking to add a few more. Congrats to the only RB in #Duke history who has multiple 100-yard bowl games – @jsnead9 is heading to Denver! pic.twitter.com/zRw5txgGSh — Duke Football (@Duke_FB) May 5, 2015   Duke made it sound like the Broncos had signed Snead but that…...

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After much speculation that the Broncos would be in the market for a quarterback in the early rounds of last week’s draft, they didn’t pick a signal caller until the seventh round. Many believe this is a vote of confidence in Brock Osweiler as the future quarterback. Osweiler is entering the final year of his rookie deal but Denver…...

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Colorado State Rams Football was represented strongly during the NFL Draft last weekend, with Ty Sambrailo being selected No. 59 overall and Garrett Grayson hearing his named called at No. 75. Sambrailo is now a Denver Broncos lineman while Grayson is with the New Orleans Saints. But those aren’t the only young men getting a shot at becoming next…...

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The 2015 World Championships continued in Prague, this time pitting the Avalanche players on Team Canada against their teammate Jan Hejda. Hejda has been averaging over nineteen and a half minutes of ice time per game with team Czech Republic, paired with HC CSKA Moscow’s Ondřej Němec of the KHL. While Hejda didn’t tally on the scoresheet, he exhibited…...

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On March 2nd of 2015, the Avalanche traded Michael Sgarbossa to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Mat Clark. The move was, presumably, designed to bolster the blueline of Colorado’s then AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. While born in Lakewood, Colorado, Clark was raised in Milton, Ontario. Thus, it wasn’t surprising that he chose to take the OHL route…...

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The ‘Top 25 Avalanche Under 25′ series continues with its third consecutive defenseman in #21 Mat Clark.  At 24 years old, Clark is the oldest player featured so far, and edges out #22 Will Butcher, #23 Cody Corbett, and #24 Samuel Henley in large part due to his professional hockey experience. Our 6 BSN Avalanche writers gave Clark scores ranging from 20th…...

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