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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • 3 subplots in Friday night's Air Force-San Diego State game

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Here are three keys when Air Force visits San Diego State in a 7:30 p.m. Friday Mountain West Conference game: 1 - Can Pumphrey get to the edge? Air Force has pretty well established that it can handle anything defensively within the tackles. It’s on the outside that it is...

  • Davern returns home with a new position, same toughness

    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    The last time Shayne Davern played football in the San Diego area, he was a linebacker. When the Carlsbad, Calif., native returns Friday, it will be as an integral part of the Air Force running game. "I've had some friends come out to see me, and my dad and uncle have were just out...

  • Lyons, Yon help Air Force past tougher-than-expected challenge from D-II foe

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Trevor Lyons received a pregame text of encouragement from his older brother, Michael, but the message neglected to mention that Michael would actually be on hand for Trevor's home debut with Air Force. But Michael was four rows up from the floor at Clune Arena to watch his freshman...

  • Air Force coach sees a lot of Barry Sanders in San Diego State tailback

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    San Diego State has produced some special tailbacks, with Marshall Faulk and Ronnie Hillman coming instantly to mind. Coach Troy Calhoun mentioned both of them when finding a comparable athlete to Donnel Pumphrey, the runner Air Force must contend with Friday night. But he had to go...

  • Mountain West notebook: Week 13

    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    News and notes from beat writers around the conference: MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Kale Pearson subscribes to the same theory many athletes take when it comes to statistics: Win and they’ll take care of themselves. Well, as the Air Force quarterback keeps leading...

  • Air Force's Calhoun one of 20 semifinalists for coach of the year award

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Taking Air Force from a two-win season to eight victories so far has landed Troy Calhoun among the semifinalists for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. Alabama's Nick Saban and Colorado State's Jim McElwain were among the 20 semifinalists announced...

  • Air Force men's basketball team has turned to freshman at the point

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Freshman Matt Mooney has been the starting point guard for Air Force in his first two college basketball games. So life is good, right? Well, not entirely. Because the Falcons have leaned on Mooney to open the season, they have also placed increased scrutiny on him. At the end of...

  • Rushing ready to take role as Air Force's starting tailback if Owens can't go

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Devin Rushing saw Jacobi Owens in the training room, but he didn't want to ask about the injury. He was tempted to, of course. If Owens, Air Force's 1,000-yard tailback, can't play Friday at San Diego State, Rushing will make his first career start. Still, Rushing couldn't bring...

  • Calhoun shows some personality in discussing stadium renovations, other topics

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Air Force coach Troy Calhoun generally opts to portray something of a less-is-more approach when it comes to revealing his personality in his dealings with the media. But the past few days have brought a reprieve from that stance. From expressing his desire for an upgraded stadium,...

  • Air Force coordinator conversations: Defense's Steve Russ

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ talks with The Gazette's Brent Briggeman:   Let’s start by looking back at the Nevada game. You guys were able to come up with the pick when you needed a stop there and then shut them down in overtime. The fourth-down stop after...

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