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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)

AFA PRO DAY
Air Force Academy football player Weston Steelhammer runs through drills during Pro Day at The Academy Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Pro Day is a chance for AFA players to be seen by NFL scouts. This year for the first time Academy graduates have the option of playing sports professionally immediately instead of first serving at least 24 months on active duty. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
AFA SEASON OPENER
AFA wide receiver Ronald Cleveland is chased by Abilene outside linebacker Sam Denmark before scoring a touchdown during the AFA season opener against Abilene Christian University at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Hale Irwin, a Boulder native and three-time U.S. Open champion, hits a shot during the launch party for the 2018 U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor on Tuesday. (BRENT BRIGGEMAN, THE GAZETTE)
Hale Irwin, pictured Tuesday at The Broadmoor, was a two-time All-Big 8 defensive back at Colorado, helping the Buffaloes to a 3-0 mark against Air Force. The teams will play for the first time since 1974 in 2019. (BRENT BRIGGEMAN, THE GAZETTE)
Hale Irwin, a Boulder native and three-time U.S. Open champion, talks with young spectators during the launch party for the 2018 U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor on Tuesday. (BRENT BRIGGEMAN, THE GAZETTE)
Yankees Red Sox Baseball
New York Yankees' Garrett Cooper misses the ball after a throwing error by Starlin Castro on a single by Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts during the sixth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, July 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Local products Brandon Cartagena (left) and Anthony Davis will compete for carries at Northern Colorado this year.
Air Force vs University of Houston Football
Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun along the sidelines against Houston Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The game was moved from Houston because of hurricane Ike. Air Force won 31-28. (The Gazette, Kevin Kreck)
SKY SOX OMAHA BASEBALL
Sky Sox first baseman Garrett Cooper hits against the Omaha Storm Chasers Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Security Service Field. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette
AFA FOOTBALL PRACTICE
Air Force Academy head coach Troy Calhoun watches the action on the first day of practice Thursday, August 1, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette