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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Air Force's Calhoun rails against 'un-American' college football playoff format

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Calling it "un-American," Air Force coach Troy Calhoun minced no words in expressing his opinion of the four-team College Football Playoff. Calhoun, the outgoing chair of the college football rules committee, feels the playoff needs at least eight, and probably 16, teams involved....

  • Western Michigan running back brings unexpected toughness

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The circumstances that led Jarvion Franklin to Western Michigan will sound familiar to Air Force supporters. The Falcons are used to building teams with players passed over by bigger programs. Maybe someone was a fraction of a second slow, or an inch or two short, or maybe they were...

  • Air Force coach rails against 'un-American' College Football Playoff format

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Calling it "un-American," Air Force coach Troy Calhoun minced no words in expressing his opinion of the four-team College Football Playoff. Calhoun, the outgoing chair of the college football rules committee, feels the playoff needs at least eight, and probably 16, teams involved....

  • What is the price tag for prying Troy Calhoun away from Air Force?

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Prying Troy Calhoun away from Air Force would come at a significantly lower price tag than what Florida had to pay to buy Jim McElwain out of his deal with Colorado State. Calhoun's buyout clause calls for him to repay 10 percent of the remaining balance of his contract, a five-year,...

  • Quick prep for bowl game aided by familiarity on both sides

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Coaches from Western Michigan stayed up all night Sunday studying Air Force and creating the framework of a game plan. They had learned earlier that day that the Falcons would be their opponent in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, and they knew that time was of the essence because they...

  • Air Force quarterback sheds light on his injury situation

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson offered a bit of clarity about his recent injury situation on Wednesday. Pearson didn’t finish the Nov. 21 game at San Diego State, as backup Nate Romine played the final series. That didn’t seem suspicious, as Pearson’s final play was interception...

  • Yon's plays tend to come in bunches for Air Force

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    A nugget of driving wisdom from my mother has always stuck with me. Watching her navigate the Kansas dirt roads around our farm in my childhood, she always warned to slow down even a deer darted across the road well in front of you. “If you see one,” she said, “another one is...

  • Concussion, but no broken bones after scary injury for Air Force player

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Justin Hammonds suffered a concussion but broke no bones when he collided face-first with a railing behind Air Force’s basket on Monday night. Hammonds tried to leave the court on his own power, but collapsed in obvious pain. He was assisted into the locker room, where he complained...

  • Air Force closes strong in victory over Neb.-Omaha, but player taken to hospital

    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    It was happening again. A double-digit second-half lead was nearly gone for Air Force, the game spiraling out of control. You want to see the value in the Falcons' heartbreaking loss at Texas Tech? It was on full display at Clune Arena on Tuesday. Unlike in that meltdown eight days...

  • Falcons excited to explore a familiar destination before bowl game

    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    This was supposed to be just the second year since 2010 that Boise, Idaho, wasn't in Air Force football's travel plans. Instead, this will be the first chance the team will have a real opportunity to see the city. In accepting an invitation to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the...

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