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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Groups prepared to fight for the life of baseball, other sports as Air Force considers cuts

    Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The future of America's national pastime is apparently in serious jeopardy at Air Force. Budget cuts are expected to come down as early as March 4, and The Gazette has confirmed that sports may be eliminated. With baseball high on that list, a group of former players are doing all...

  • Air Force grinds out a road victory at Wyoming

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. - There were plenty of wet blankets that could have been thrown over this Air Force road victory. The Falcons again struggled to make shots - shooting just 37.8 percent. They turned it over 15 times. And they squeaked by a Wyoming team down two key players. None of...

  • Air Force basketball notes: No quick shooting

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    No quick shooting To hear coach Dave Pilipovich talk on Monday about the need to take more shots and granting a universal green light for his shooters, it sounded like Air Force would be quick on the draw against the Cowboys on Tuesday. That's not how it played out. Of 23...

  • Struggling Air Force offense to 'let it fly' at Wyoming

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    The shot clock should not be a factor for Air Force on Tuesday. Fed up with the offensive struggles that have left his team short of 60 points for eight consecutive games, coach Dave Pilipovich has given his players the OK to shoot and shoot quickly within the offense starting with...

  • Q&A with Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson

    Published: Sun, Feb 23, 2014

    Kale Pearson saw his junior season - his first as Air Force's starting quarterback - end early in the second quarter of the first game, as he tore his ACL on a carry against Colgate. Pearson is back practicing with the team this spring on a limited basis as, though he is still limited...

  • Air Force's shooting woes continue in lopsided home loss to Nevada

    Published: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    If a slump rages on for too long, at some point you have to question if what you're calling a slump is instead your reality. Air Force reached that point Saturday. Nevada started strong - scoring the first 10 points - and buried Air Force late in a 75-56 victory Saturday at Clune...

  • Mike Thiessen sees nothing new in offensive coordinator role he now holds by himself

    Published: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    So, what does senior tailback Jon Lee think of Air Force's switch to Mike Thiessen as the lone offensive coordinator? "I always thought he was the sole coordinator," said Lee, clearly unaware that a change had taken place. Thiessen, who has been part of a three-headed co-coordinator...

  • Final stretch of conference season presents an opportunity for Air Force hoops

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    The Air Force men's basketball team enters the final stretch of the conference season with a chance to help itself into a favorable seed for the Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas. The Falcons are 10th out of the league's 11 teams, but they are just half a game out of a three-way...

  • Air Force fencer performs Heimlich to save Colorado Springs teen

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Air Force fencer Madeleine Girardot leaned on her training in a life-or-death situation, and in doing so may have saved the life of a Colorado Springs teen. When Girardot, a sophomore, spotted 15-year-old Helen Landwehr in distress at a Japanese restaurant in Virginia Beach on Jan....

  • Air Force releases football schedule, begins conference season on the road

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    The Mountain West released its full football schedule on Thursday. Air Force already knew its opponents and locations, but the schedule gives the order of those games (specific days can change as television networks take games and can move them to Thursdays and Fridays).

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