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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Air Force athletics still finding its way through the complicated world of social media

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Troy Garnhart's message boils down to one simple tenant: When in doubt, don't post. So far, the Air Force associate athletic director for communications has avoided the ramifications for reckless use of social media. But it doesn't mean he's any less wary. Garnhart's preseason...

  • Walk-off home run breathes life to struggling Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    It's not like one swing fixes all ills, but it sure made things look a bit better for the Sky Sox for at least one day. The Sky Sox notched a morale-boosting 9-8 victory Saturday night on a walk-off, two-out, two-run home run from Matt Clark. Before that, it looked like another...

  • Scheduling rival service academies a priority for Air Force

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    It was a neutral site tennis match played on the West Coast. Yet it was the most exciting day of the season for Air Force's Grant Taylor. That's what happens when service academies play each other. "When we get to play Army, it's all out," said Taylor, who won at No. 1 singles on...

  • Falcon Stadium renovations, community engagement emerge on Air Force AD Jim Knowlton's to-do list after first month

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Jim Knowlton's fact-finding mission as the new Air Force athletic director has taken him to Texas, to the offices of Colorado Springs leaders and even to the bathrooms at Falcon Stadium. And he's nowhere near finished. Thursday marks one official month on the job for Knowlton, who...

  • Mooney takes shots at 'bullying,' basketball style before leaving Air Force hoops

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Matt Mooney isn’t leaving Air Force quietly. The transferring freshman point guard took numerous shots at the academy in an interview with a suburban paper belonging to the Chicago Tribune. Mooney alleged bullying from Air Force upperclassmen and expressed his displeasure with the...

  • Air Force's Steelhammer on award watch list

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    It seems a bit early to start naming award watch lists for the 2015 college football season, but here we are. Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer is one of 42 players included the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list. The award, named for NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, recognizes defensive...

  • Hiring of Air Force coach also brings Special Olympics leader to town

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    There’s a chance that the hiring of Chris Gobrecht as the new Air Force women’s basketball coach will impact thousands of athletes. Just not in the way you might expect. Gobrecht’s husband, Bob, recently retired as the President and Managing Director of Special Olympics North...

  • Gobrecht believes Ivy League experience will translate to Air Force women's hoops

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Chris Gobrecht has undergone some radical adjustments in her career. Unlike most newcomers to Air Force athletics, this won’t be one of them. When Gobrecht went from 19 combined years in the Pac-10 (as it was then known) and the ACC to the Ivy League, THAT was a huge adjustment. To...

  • Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton says women's basketball coach Chris Gobrecht was 'no-brainer'

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Jim Knowlton brought in just one candidate for his first hire as Air Force's athletic director. It's not that he didn't take the women's basketball position seriously. He understands the potential value of the sport and the fact that his boss, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle...

  • Kamryn Williams earns top honor at Air Force hoops banquet

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Kamryn Williams took Air Force's Bob Spear Award as the basketball team celebrated its season at its annual banquet Saturday night at the Colorado Springs Marriott. The Bob Spear Award goes to the cadet that is best in athletics, academics and military performance. Williams was...

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