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Brent Briggeman

Air Force Academy Sports Reporter

Brent Briggeman has been with the The Gazette since 2006 and began covering Air Force athletics in the fall of 2012. While with The Gazette I've jumped from layout & design to covering the Sky Sox to spending several years overseeing our high school sports coverage. I've written for newspapers at the University of Kansas, St. Joseph, Mo., and Maui. (By the way, one of those things is not like the other)
  • Air Force's experience shows on offense as fall practice begins

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Air Force hit the ground running on Friday, particularly on offense. The first day of practice brought back together a collection of skill players who carried the load for the Falcons last year, and they already looked ready to do it again. "Oh man, the offense looked crazy today,"...

  • Calhoun: 'Would be fun' to explore consequences of life outside MW

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Air Force's fall football camp begins in about an hour. But before it does, I wanted to share this Q&A with coach Troy Calhoun from Mountain West Media Days in Las Vegas. It is by no means the full transcript of Calhoun's conversation with the print media, but this touches on some...

  • Air Force grad flashes positive signs during stint in minor leagues

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Recent Air Force grad Ben Yokley made an impact in his short time in the minor leagues. The right-handed reliever made seven appearances with Johnson City, a Rookie Level club in the St. Louis Cardinals organization in the Appalachian League. Yokley pitched 13 1/3 innings over...

  • Massive turnover at quarterback leaves Mountain West wide open

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    LAS VEGAS - Nevada football coach Brian Polian couldn't sleep one night this summer, so he drove to his office around 3 a.m. to begin a project he had been putting off to that point. For the next three days, he locked himself in the room and broke down film of every repetition his...

  • MWC Notes: Bad blood still exists between Air Force and Wyoming football

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Bad blood exists between Air Force and Wyoming Off the football field, Eddie Yarbrough is a ukulele-playing gentle giant. That is, until the Wyoming defensive end starts talking about Air Force. "Off the field, I have a lot of respect. On the field, I don't got no time for them,"...

  • Air Force makes move to Big 12 in one sport

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Air Force has joined the Big 12 Conference. In wrestling. The long-rumored shift became official Wednesday, with Air Force and the rest of the six programs that formerly comprised the Western Wrestling Conference agreeing to join Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West...

  • UNLV's new football coach eyes growth through new facilities

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    With a few exceptions, Air Force has largely been able to rely on UNLV contributing a victory toward the Falcons bowl eligibility. The teams played each year from 1996 through this past season, with Air Force taking all but five of those 19 meetings. The matchup against the Falcons’...

  • Air Force picked fourth in Mountain West preseason football division poll

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Air Force picked fourth in preseason football poll A repeat performance is expected out of Air Force this season. The Falcons were picked fourth in their division in the Mountain West preseason poll. The Falcons were picked behind Boise State (177 points), Utah State (150) and...

  • Mountain West facing new challenges in College Football Playoff era

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    LAS VEGAS - The money was significantly better, but one year into the era of the College Football Playoff the Mountain West didn't seem to care for the change. If the first year showed the conference coaches anything, it was that it will take a perfect scenario for one of its teams...

  • Air Force runner, Rhodes Scholar Rebecca Esselstein earns top Mountain West honor

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    LAS VEGAS - The accolades continue to pile up for Rebecca Esselstein, but none of them meant as much as the embrace of her peers. Esselstein on Tuesday was announced as the Mountain West's Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2014-15 season by conference commissioner Craig Thompson....

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