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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)
  • List: 3 Air Force-Colorado football connections

    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Air Force and Colorado haven't played football in more than four decades, a series that will be revived in 2020. Though they haven't faced off on the field during that time, they still share a few connections. Here are a few of them: Ron Vanderlinden The linebackers coach played...

  • Colorado Springs product Dominic Rufran waiting for the next NFL call

    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Though he is a person of outspoken faith, Dominic Rufran needed to see a few things to believe them. Time spent at rookie minicamp with the Atlanta Falcons provided that clarity for Rufran, who starred at Palmer High School before staging one of the most successful college careers for...

  • Award watch list leads to debate over Air Force and Navy fullbacks

    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    A little Air Force vs. Navy football debate always provides some entertainment, and one apparently took place among those in charge of the Doak Walker Award. The watch list for the honor handed annually to the nation’s top college running back was announced on Thursday, and the panel...

  • Reviving Air Force/CU football series draws strong reactions

    Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    The announcement on Wednesday that Air Force and Colorado will resume a football series that hasn’t been played since 1974 drew instant reaction from fans. Here’s a sampling of what they had to say online: *** I'm not a long-time fan, though I have always admired the AFA from afar....

  • Q&A with Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

  • Game on! Four decades later, Air Force and CU ready for gridiron reunion

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Declaring that the time had come, Air Force and Colorado mutually agreed to resume a football series that had lay dormant since tensions over the Vietnam War caused it to cease in 1974. The Falcons will play the Buffaloes in Boulder on Sept. 12, 2020 and at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 10,...

  • CU and Air Force: Just how long has it been?

    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    After the announcement that Air Force and Colorado would resume playing football after nearly 50 years when the series kicks off again in 2020, CU's sports information department put into context just how long it has been. Here are the figures they presented:   By the time...

  • Air Force, CU to renew football series that halted in 1974

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    A long-awaited renewal of an in-state football rivalry is finally happening. Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the Falcons will play Colorado in Boulder in 2020 and at Falcon Stadium in 2022. The teams haven’t met since 1974 with...

  • Team of Air Force alums bounced in $1 million basketball tourney

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    A collection of Air Force basketball graduates fell in the second round of a million-dollar basketball tournament despite a stellar performance from Michael Lyons. The Air Force Bomb Squad lost 105-90 on Saturday in Los Angeles after leading 40-39 at the half. Lyons scored 30 points,...

  • Colorado Springs' Pro Football Camp uses NFL headliners, Broncos to spread its message

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    The name Steven Johnson is painfully common. More than 150 people of that name live in the Colorado Springs area. More than 3,000 are found in Colorado. But add, "of the Denver Broncos," behind that name, and suddenly you have someone with an uncommon ability to reach a larger...

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