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Colorado College hockey is money. The program brings in millions in ticket sales and sponsorships, attracts thousands of loyal fans and elevates the college’s profile to a national stage. CC ranks eighth in college hockey revenue behind giants like Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, and fifth when it comes to fans — with as many… Continue Reading CC hockey: King of its market

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Spectators urged to turn out for Pro Challenge

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Aspen’s mayor is urging more people to cheer on cyclists on Independence Pass as the USA Pro Challenge leaves the area. Riders descended the pass into Aspen on Wednesday and will cross again Thursday on their way to Beaver Creek. Fans cheered and ran alongside riders in Wednesday’s stage but the Aspen Daily News reported… Continue Reading Spectators urged to turn out for Pro Challenge

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A sure sign that the USA Pro Challenge is coming to town reads “Road Closed.” USA Pro Challenge local race organizers and city officials will begin closing roads in the downtown area Thursday in preparation for the Stage 5 finish Friday afternoon. Cyclists will start the stage in Breckenridge and enter Colorado Springs on Highway… Continue Reading Roads start closing on Thursday for USA Pro Challenge

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  Organizers of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge estimate that more than 1 million people will line Colorado roads this week to watch some of the world’s top cyclists.   The nearly 700-mile race starts Monday at 10 a.m. in Durango. Cyclists will ride through Mancos and Dolores, over Lizard Head Pass and end in… Continue Reading Over 1 million expected to watch Colo. bike race

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Cyclists, time to get your ride on. Rally Week, in celebration of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge cycling race, begins Aug. 20 with bicycle rides planned every day this week leaving from America the Beautiful park and ending at a downtown business. All rides start at 6 p.m. Springs Cycling Club hosts the first ride… Continue Reading Rally Week begins Monday, cyclists ride daily into downtown

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Karate competition kicks its way into Springs

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It’s going to be a high-kicking, board-breaking weekend Sept. 21-23 when hundreds of Karate athletes descend on Colorado Springs for the USA Karate All-American Classic. The competition, which is being revived for the first time in recent years, is presented by the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. and will be at the Crowne Plaza. The Crowne… Continue Reading Karate competition kicks its way into Springs

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Records broken on Pikes Peak this weekend

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Snow flurries and rain couldn’t keep top racers down in the 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Rhys Millen set a new record of 9:46:164, just beating out Romain Dumas, who raced up the mountain in 9:46:181, which beat out last year’s record of 9:51:278 set by Japan’s Nobuhiro Tajima. Rain and… Continue Reading Records broken on Pikes Peak this weekend

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When 100 cyclists sprint into downtown Colorado Springs concluding the USA Pro Challenge’s Stage 5 on Aug. 24, much of the world will learn that the city did not burn down this summer. Continue Reading Springs counts on Pro Challenge to change perception

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The Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent race organizers just sweetened the pot. In an effort to add excitement and prestige to the Aug. 19 marathon and the Aug. 18 Ascent, organizers have increased cash prizes. One good run in the marathon could pay up to $14,000. The board of directors has been working this year… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent Bounty paying bigger cash prizes

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Baseball has its sparkle back. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox has the OK to resume its 2012 Friday fireworks series. The Colorado Springs Fire Department and fire marshall announced that the city-wide burn ban has been lifted. The sky over Security Service Field will light up again on July 20 and continue on Friday nights… Continue Reading Fireworks and baseball, back together for Sky Sox

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