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)

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Air Force's Troy Calhoun channels Humphrey Bogart in ad


The only error in the rollout of a surprising campaign to support a redesigned website for Air Force athletics came in the form of an incorrect fact.

Sending a link that showed Troy Calhoun shedding his...

Air Force defense still evaluating options at several positions

By: Brent Briggeman

It seemed for much of Tuesday’s practice that Air Force wadded up its depth chart and tossed it in the trash.

In reality, the changes reflected on the field for the first full practice since last week’s...

What does an Air Force coach have in common with the Cubs manager? A lot

By: Brent Briggeman

In watching a SportsCenter feature on Joe Maddon tonight I was struck by the parallels between the Cubs manager and Air Force basketball coach Dave Pilipovich.

Both failed to play their sport at a...

Controversial as it may be, blocking low remains a key tactic for Air Force


Notre Dame defensive linemen didn't heed the warning.

Told to wear knee braces, many opted not to when they faced Air Force in 2013. At least not at the start.

"When we came back out in the second...

Former Air Force Academy gymnast to appear on American Ninja Warrior

By: Brent Briggeman

A former member of the Air Force men’s gymnastics team will compete tonight on NBC's American Ninja Warrior.

Lt. Col. Matt Jensen, a 1998 graduate, currently flies F-16s with the 149th Fighter Wing in Texas....

Air Force's Ryan Watson has finally had time to adjust to new position on defense


Ryan Watson had spent his football life playing on the defensive line, so a midseason switch to outside linebacker last year was met with trepidation.

"At first I was cautious and a little afraid," the Air...

Air Force offensive line will have new configuration with familiar faces

By: Brent Briggeman

Air Force returns five offensive linemen who started games last year, but it’s still a group that is undergoing some changes.

Lost are All-Mountain West first-team honoree Michael Husar as well as David...

Air Force coaches look back on Friday's scrimmage

By: Brent Briggeman

A day after a prolonged scrimmage at Falcon Stadium on Friday, Air Force went through a short practice on Saturday morning. In the heat and sunshine, they did as much conditioning as they have in any practice I’ve...