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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)

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Pierce's shadow lingers over potential replacements at linebacker

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

The linebackers vying for a spot on Air Force's defense know what others are saying about them.

Whoever wins the battle to start on the inside with Connor Healy will face comparisons to the player they will...

Competition at inside linebacker unresolved as Air Force preps for scrimmage

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

With four linebackers essentially competing for one spot, Fan Day at Falcon Stadium on Saturday may have a few not-exactly-kid-friendly moments.

The scrimmage, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and will include a...

Junior Roland Ladipo emerging from the crowd of Air Force cornerbacks

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Roland Ladipo hasn't had the chance to make his name known to opponents and most Air Force fans, but those on the inside know what he can do.

Turn the digital recorder off, drop the notepad and ask about who...

Improved talent at receiver helps Air Force's defense to develop

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Though Air Force will enter the season with new faces at cornerback, it doesn't mean they'll be untested.

With a star receiver in Jalen Robinette, plus others like the 6-foot-5 Myles Barnes who bring unusual...

Air Force's Troy Calhoun channels Humphrey Bogart in ad

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

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

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

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...