Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

26 March 2014

Pot Tourism: How to Buy Marijuana in Colorado

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Fodor's Travel

The lines to get into the recreational dispensaries have shortened, but still not completely disappeared, and all of the Mile High City jokes have been made. Even Stephen Colbert has addressed the topic at length on The Colbert Report. But the question remains: What does Colorado’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana mean for tourists? Here are eight tips for out-of-towners to keep in mind.

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21 March 2014

Bob Kurland, first player to dunk, a pioneer for big men

Long before the existence of bracketology, the First Four and even the field of 32, let alone one of 64 or 68, the NCAA tournament began in 1939 to minimal fanfare, and much, much less attention than it receives today. There was no “March Madness.”

The name Bob Kurland will mean little to most who are salivating at the prospect of the next 12 over 5-seed upset, or exhibiting actual anxiety that their office — or this year, billion-dollar — bracket might go bust. But even after his passing last September from long-standing health problems at age 88, Kurland was a living legend whose existence has been overlooked, largely because, unlike contemporaries such as George Mikan, he chose not to play professionally.

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5 March 2014

DU athletes headed to Sochi for Paralympics

DU Magazine

Closely following the Winter Olympics, the 2014 Paralympic Games begin Friday, also in Sochi, Russia, and just like at the Olympics, the University of Denver will be well represented.

Two alpine skiers, alumna Allison Jones (BSME ’07) and current student Jamie Stanton, are among the 80-person American team that comprises the largest delegation at the Paralympics. Kurt Smitz, former alpine coach and director of skiing operations at DU, also will be on hand assisting Team Iceland.

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