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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)
  • 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...

  • Media guide release gives first glimpse at Air Force 2015 football roster, depth chart

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Air Force football released its 2015 media guide on Monday, and there were no surprises on the roster or two-deep depth chart. Quarterback Nate Romine, receiver Jalen Robinette, the fullback tandem of D.J. Johnson and Shayne Davern, 1,000-yard rusher Jacobi Owens and All-Mountain...

  • Air Force safety on Jim Thorpe Watch list

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Air Force’s Weston Steelhammer was named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list on Monday. The Thorpe Award is given annually to the nation’s top defensive back. Steelhammer broke through as a sophomore, ranking 13th nationally with six interceptions. He also made 61 tackles – fourth...

  • Athletes travel from far and wide to Colorado Springs for beloved niche sport polocrosse

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Cile Savoy packed her family and her horses this week and traveled 22 hours from Portland, Ore., to Colorado Springs. It's a trip they had made before, so she knew all the stops along the way. Most importantly, she knew the horse hotels, places they could stop and let the animals...

  • Sky Sox pitching coach credits unusual physique to MMA training

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Fred Dabney has grown used to the steroid question. Even when they don't ask, he just figures from the stares that they assume it when they see the bulging biceps with veins that are popping out so far that they look like refugees literally being muscled out of their homeland. Dabney...

  • Cycling public address announcer John Beckman is more than just a pretty voice

    Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    German cyclist Robert Kanter is searching for a girl he fondly recalls from Colorado Springs. Kanter spent about four months training in the city in 2012 and regrets that he never had the courage to talk to this girl. Now that he's back, he'd really like to find her. This was one of...

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