April 12, 2013 3:50 AM
Today, President Obama will welcome the U.S. Naval Academy football team to the White House for a presentation of the 2012 Commander in Chief's trophy. The trophy is awarded yearly to the service academy with the best record against the other two on the gridiron. The Naval Academy went undefeated... more »
January 10, 2013 4:16 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut rookie running back Chris Rainey following his arrest on a battery charge in Florida. Gainesville (Fla.) police officers charged Rainey with a single count of misdemeanor simple battery following an incident with his girlfriend. Police say in a news release that Rainey... more »
December 24, 2012 1:54 AM
DENVER - The Denver Broncos continue to stay hot riding a 10 game winning streak into the final game of the 2012 season beating the Cleveland Browns 34-12 Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns to wide receivers... more »
November 19, 2012 6:08 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley has been suspended four games for violating NFL rules against performance-enhancing substances. The league announced the penalty Monday, one day after the NFC-leading Falcons improved to 9-1 with a 23-19 victory over Arizona. Hawley is a backup behind Falcons... more »
November 2, 2012 12:44 PM
Colorado Springs' oldest high school football rivalry will not be played under the Friday night lights this year, but rather in the Saturday afternoon sunshine. The Helmet Game between William (Billy) Mitchell High School and Roy J. Wasson High School will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Gary... more »
October 27, 2012 2:24 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - How Keith Miller made the unlikely transition from football to the pinnacle of opera is an all-American story of reinvention. It's made all the more amazing by the fact that he had no formal musical training when he set out to become a singer. The 38-year-old... more »
October 14, 2012 4:51 PM
Youth football takes to the field for the first time ever at the new Lake Minnequa Sports Complex in south Pueblo!
Kids from second to sixth grade went head to head on the new fields. Parents, players, and coaches say they're excited about the new complex because of the open... more »
October 13, 2012 7:06 PM
For the first time, games will be played on new ball fields in south Pueblo. We told you a few months ago about the new Lake Minnequa Sports Complex.
Now we're following up on the project for you. It's a multi-sport park that cost more than a million dollars to... more »
September 26, 2012 8:54 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is suffering from early-stage dementia, and he says if he could do it over, he wouldn't play football. In an interview with Chicago's Fox Network affiliate WFLD-TV, airing Wednesday, the 53-year-old McMahon says he knows where he's going when in an... more »
September 17, 2012 6:35 PM
Have you bought your Broncos jersey yet? Football season is the busiest for many sportswear stores, boosting sales at stores like Sports Fanatic in Colorado Springs. Of course this season Broncos fans want to get their hands on Manning jerseys.
At Sports Fanatic, they find they have a huge female... more »
August 23, 2012 7:26 PM
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas high school football player is hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke. Senior Brenham defensive back and receiver Justin Davis is recovering from surgeries to ease pressure from brain swelling. Brenham athletic director and football coach Glen West said Davis is in... more »
June 15, 2012 6:59 AM
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jurors in Jerry Sandusky's case are getting a three-day weekend after being told the trial won't resume until next week. Prosecutors on Thursday finished calling to the stand eight young men who've claimed the former Penn State assistant coach sexually abused them in a variety of... more »
April 30, 2012 6:55 AM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The lawyer for a CSU football player accused of attacking fellow students and using steroids and marijuana has denied the claims on behalf of his client. Attorney Erik Fischer says junior linebacker Mike Orakpo never threw a punch and was defending himself after being tackled... more »
March 2, 2012 5:53 AM
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - Jury deliberations are expected to resume Friday in the sexual assault trial of former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox.
The six-man, six-woman jury met for about four hours Thursday without returning a verdict after hearing closing arguments from both sides.
Prosecutors say the... more »
February 3, 2012 7:04 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A jury has convicted a man of fatally shooting a University of New Hampshire football player in Boulder. Kevin McGregor was found guilty Thursday of shooting 20-year-old Todd Walker of Edwards in a botched robbery attempt near the University of Colorado last year. The 23-year-old was... more »
January 10, 2012 4:00 PM
Victory, sweet victory! Bronco fans have to love this picture of Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl 'Tebowing' while wearing a Tim Tebow jersey after his Steelers lost Sunday. It was part of a bet he and Denver mayor Michael Hancock made. more »
December 27, 2011 12:52 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP)- Drew Brees has grabbed the NFL's single-season record for passing yards, and he's done it with one game to spare. Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints blasted Atlanta 45-16 to clinch the NFC South. He broke Dan Marino's mark of... more »
December 9, 2011 7:48 PM
The town of Florence is celebrating today after their high school football team claimed the 2A State Championship. The team, the band and the cheerleaders all took a victory lap Friday afternoon down Main Street to celebrate their achievement.
The Huskies beat Bayfield in a blizzard last Saturday by... more »
November 27, 2011 12:12 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson is sidelined for the second straight game as he recovers from a sprained left knee. Rookie wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is also inactive Sunday against the Buffalo Bills for the second straight game, also because of a sprained... more »
November 27, 2011 12:07 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) - Browns running back Peyton Hillis is active for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, making his return from a chronic hamstring injury. Hillis missed the last six games with a severely strained left hamstring. He didn't practice last week but was listed as questionable on Friday after... more »
November 26, 2011 2:49 PM
CSU Pueblo is taking the field in possibly the biggest game since bringing the football program back; the playoffs for undefeated CSU-Pueblo start Saturday against Minnesota-Duluth.
The fans are getting into playoff mode too; some fans were out tailgating before nine in the morning.
"Since it's playoffs I... more »
November 3, 2011 7:52 PM
The holidays are just around the corner and once again we are teaming up with the Air Force coaches wives to help fill Care and Share's pantry.
News 5 will be helping out at the gates as you enter the stadium and we ask that you bring a canned... more »
October 23, 2011 9:19 AM
Getting together with friends to watch the Broncos game doesn't have to be an excuse for eating an unhealthy diet. Dietician Martha Rosenau of Peak Nutrition says the best way to prevent adding inches to your waistline is to keep portion sizes in check.
For example, the soft drink companies... more »
September 21, 2011 12:23 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has sent a memo to all 32 teams warning of fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks if the league determines players faked injuries during a game. In the memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, the NFL reminded teams of league policy that... more »
September 9, 2011 11:22 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State linebacker James Skelton and defensive lineman Zachary Tiedgen won't play in Saturday's game against Northern Colorado following their recent arrests at an off-campus party that drew at least 2,000 people.
The Denver Post reports that coach Steve Fairchild announced the suspensions Friday.... more »
September 3, 2011 12:27 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno is coaching Penn State's season opener from the press box Saturday, three weeks after an accidental collision at practice left him with right shoulder and hip injuries. The 84-year-old Paterno said earlier this week there was a "50-50" chance he would be on... more »
August 14, 2011 5:38 PM
There is fresh paint on the stands, and the score board is all polished up. Palmer Field in Florence is ready for another season of high school football. But this field hasn't hosted a high school game in five seasons.
Ordinarily, the team would play at the new Husky... more »
July 25, 2011 7:28 PM
After 4 and a half months it looks like the NFL lockout has ended. On Monday the owners and players agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement bringing football back to the field. Local fans couldn't be any happier. "Everyone loves football." says Shakir Mitchell, "Why would you end that... more »
June 29, 2011 5:42 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say a high school football star was fatally stabbed after a fight broke out between his father and parking attendants following his graduation.
Police charged the father, Andre Muller, with assault stemming from the argument in which he brandished a weapon.... more »
June 23, 2011 11:40 AM
NFL owners and players met in the Boston area Wednesday in the latest attempt to work out a new collective bargaining agreement. That's according to a person with knowledge of the talks who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. One NFL player told The Associated Press that... more »
June 6, 2011 6:05 AM
ROME, N.Y. (AP) - Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress is scheduled to leave prison today after nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge.
Burress pleaded guilty in August 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to two years in prison. He's... more »
May 19, 2011 2:53 PM
A Pueblo teacher faces a charge of battery in an altercation that happened Tuesday at East High School.
New First had reported yesterday that David Ramirez, the head football coach at East, had been placed on paid leave pending a school district investigation.
A police officer confirmed the... more »
May 18, 2011 6:07 PM
A Pueblo high school coach is on paid leave and under investigation after an incident at school.
Informed sources confirmed East High School Head Football Coach David Ramirez is on leave pending an investigation. Sources told News First the incident involved a student and happened at school.
The... more »
April 12, 2011 5:35 PM
The Fremont Re-2 School District has closed Husky Stadium at the new Florence High School over safety concerns. Principal Steve Wolfe says the school's graduation ceremony will be moved indoors to the school gymnasium. In the meantime, the physical education classes and the soccer and track teams will continue to... more »
March 26, 2011 5:34 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - An assistant Colorado State football coach arrested earlier this year on suspicion of check fraud has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft.
The Coloradoan reports Robert Todd Stroud was ordered Friday to pay $4,305 in restitution, complete 48 hours of public service and remain a... more »
February 22, 2011 7:22 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Denver Broncos have signed Champ Bailey to a four-year deal, keeping the perennial Pro Bowl cornerback off the free agent market.
John Elway, the Broncos' chief of football operations, announced the move in a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon. Elway called it a great day... more »
February 10, 2011 5:18 PM
DENVER (AP) - Former Bronco wide receiver Ed McCaffrey and an NFL official support a Colorado bill that would protect youth athletes who suffer concussions.
Senate bill 40 would prevent high school athletes believed to have suffered a concussion from returning to a game without a medical evaluation. Coaches... more »
January 14, 2011 2:24 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Fox has been introduced as the Denver Broncos' new coach, their third in little more than two years.
Fox was picked over four other candidates to replace Josh McDaniels, who was fired Dec. 6 amid the Broncos' worst slide in four decades and the... more »
January 14, 2011 1:54 PM
The new coach of the Denver Broncos will outline his plan for the future at a news conference in Denver at noon.
John Fox comes from Carolina, the only team that had a worse record than the Broncos this season.
January 5, 2011 10:48 PM
It's the day Bronco fans have been waiting for, #7 is back with the Orange and Blue. Former Bronco and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway joins the team as the new executive vice president of football operations. When it comes to all football decisions, Elway will have final say.... more »
December 10, 2010 6:03 PM
DENVER (AP) - Hall of Famer John Elway is confirming his interest in working for the Denver Broncos again.
Elway said Friday on his weekly radio show on Denver's 87.7 The Ticket that he has spoken with team owner Pat Bowlen and chief operating officer Joe Ellis about joining... more »
December 7, 2010 2:35 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Air Force coach Troy Calhoun is reiterating his commitment to the academy amid speculation he'd be a prime candidate to take over the Denver Broncos' head coaching job.
Calhoun issued a statement Tuesday saying he is looking forward to coaching the Falcons in 2011 "and... more »
December 6, 2010 7:52 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have fired coach Josh McDaniels, whose nearly two-year stint was marred by the Spygate II videotape scandal, a series of personnel blunders and the franchise's worst skid in four decades.
Running backs coach Eric Studesville will serve as interim coach for the... more »
November 23, 2010 1:58 PM
Pueblo City Council has approved $76.8 million dollar budget for 2011. City Manager Jerry Pacheco says in order to balance the budget, the city had to reduce personnel costs. This means 26 vacant full time positions will remain un-filled in the coming year. In related business, council members were at... more »
September 30, 2010 8:23 AM
The House has voted to set federal guidelines on managing concussions among student athletes and protecting young people suffering head injuries from long-term health problems.
The bill would require the government to convene a conference of medical, athletic and education experts to come up with guidelines that address the... more »
September 29, 2010 2:09 PM
Central and Centennial meet up this Friday in what's become the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi. Of course, we're talking about the Bell Game! Central High School says it has sold out of student tickets, but adult tickets are still available. The school says it will... more »
September 27, 2010 11:35 AM
AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - Friends, teammates and family plan to gather in suburban Atlanta for the funeral of Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley.
The 23-year-old died last week at his home near team headquarters in Denver. Authorities believe he shot himself in the head because he was depressed... more »
September 21, 2010 6:46 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Arapahoe County Coroner's office says Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Coroner Michael Dobersen says a "preliminary investigation suggests the wound to be self-inflicted." Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said in a tearful news conference earlier that... more »
September 8, 2010 9:07 PM
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force football fans are urged to be in their seats by 1:30 p.m. Saturday for the Air Force - BYU football game, as several special presentations that will begin with the annual cadet march-on are planned.
The day will begin with 20,000... more »
September 7, 2010 8:36 AM
Authorities say a pickup drifted off a Colorado highway and crashed, killing a University of Wyoming football player and injuring three teammates.
The Colorado State Patrol says Ruben Narcisse, 19, of Miami was killed in the crash early Monday. Trey Fox, 19, of Glenwood Springs, Christian Morgan,18, of Aurora,... more »
August 16, 2010 1:58 PM
Kyle Orton was impressive in his preseason debut against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He threw two touchdown passes in three series Sunday night and reminded Broncos fans that he's the one running the offense if not selling the most jerseys. The Broncos lost 33-24 to the Bengals.
Orton has... more »
August 11, 2010 11:13 AM
Focus on the Family will run statewide ads during Denver Broncos games for the first time this season. The Colorado Springs-based family-counseling ministry attracted a lot of attention by running an ad during the Super Bowl featuring Tim Tebow, now a Broncos' rookie quarterback.
Focus vice president Gary Schneeberger... more »
July 26, 2010 12:18 AM
Karl Mecklenburg put the crush in the Orange Crush Bronco defenses of the 80s. It started at a young age when his dad took Karl to play his first football game. "He (dad) asked me, Karl what you think about football? My response as a 10 year old boy was,... more »
July 18, 2010 6:12 PM
Justin Armour loves the game of football. "There's something about football. You gotta come out here in the heat, strap on shells and you gotta go after each other. It's real fundamental and it takes courage." he says. As a Manitou Springs Mustang in the early late 80's and early... more »
July 5, 2010 5:07 PM
Politicians in a close race may have something new to worry about -- how their local powerhouse football team is doing.
New research has found that incumbents whose major college football team has won during the two weeks before an election got up to a 1.5 percentage point boost... more »
July 4, 2010 7:32 PM
The name Ed McCaffrey is synonymous with Denver Bronco football. Unheralded and undrafted out of Stanford, McCaffrey went on to capture the hearts of Bronco fans across the nation by helping lead Denver to back to back Super Bowl Championships in the late 90s. "It was the most fun football... more »
June 9, 2010 11:22 PM
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force football team has the second-highest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) of any team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, according the a report issued today by the NCAA. The program's 988 ranks second only to Rutgers, who had a 992, among the... more »
June 4, 2010 2:00 PM
The Denver Broncos have released third-string quarterback Tom Brandstater, moving rookie Tim Tebow up on the depth chart.
Tebow now trails only incumbent Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn, who was acquired in a trade with Cleveland in the offseason. Brandstater was a sixth-round pick in 2009. He served as... more »
June 2, 2010 8:42 PM
A former Denver Broncos defensive back was sentenced to four years in a halfway house for killing a 51-year-old motor-scooter rider in a hit-and-run crash. Billy Jenkins was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty this year to a vehicular homicide charge for the August 2008 crash. Prosecutors say Jenkins crashed his... more »
May 4, 2010 3:35 PM
A person close to the National Football League says Anheuser-Busch is in talks to become the official beer sponsor of the league. Rival MillerCoors says it won't renew its sponsorship.
The person - who is familiar with the negotiations but requested anonymity because the deal isn't complete - says... more »
April 26, 2010 4:29 PM
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he won't appeal the six-game suspension given him for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
Saying he is disappointed with himself, Roethlisberger apologized Monday to his teammates and fans for his behavior last month in a Georgia bar, where a 20-year-old college student accused... more »
April 23, 2010 7:30 PM
Tim Tebow says he feels he's landed in the perfect place to begin his NFL career, change his throwing mechanics and adjust to being a prototypical pocket passer.
The southpaw shotgun quarterback who helped Florida win two national titles was the surprise No. 25 pick of the Denver Broncos... more »