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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)
  • 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...

  • Student Kurt Bathelt capitalizes on uniquely local opportunity with Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Kurt Bathelt's first pitch to Troy Tulowitzki flew in about 5 feet outside and bounced short of the plate. The second attempt wasn't much better. Eventually, the nerves subsided and the Pine Creek grad grooved the pitches in that the rehabbing Rockies shortstop needed. There's much...

  • Air Force football players left off major awards watch lists

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Six interceptions as a sophomore weren’t enough to land Weston Steelhammer national recognition heading into his junior year. Steelhammer and his Air Force teammates were not included on three national watch lists for major awards that were announced on Tuesday morning. The Falcons...

  • Cost of attendance, and its intended and unintended consequences, is approaching for NCAA

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Colorado State offered financial planning courses for its athletes this summer. The effort wasn't to make sure athletes are wise with their finances beyond college, but rather that they handle them with care during their time in Fort Collins. This is the new reality of a college...

  • Air Force loses key basketball recruit one week into basic training

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    One week into basic training, Air Force has lost a key basketball recruit. Garrett Thibodeaux announced Friday night on Twitter that he had committed to the University of Texas at San Antonio. This came a day after he announced he was reopening his recruitment and just eight days...

  • Air Force lands two on Sporting News All-MW football list

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The Sporting News has great faith in the healing powers of modern medicine. The publication released its preseason All-Mountain West team on Thursday, a list that included rehabbing Air Force running back Jacobi Owens. The top conference quarterback, according to the list, is the...

  • Documentary chronicles Air Force grad Antoine Hood's NBA dream

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Antoine Hood firmly believes he could start for an NBA team and help it win games. "I know that," the Air Force graduate says in an extended trailer for "Anatomy of an American Dream," a documentary that tells the story of his basketball journey. Hood, a 2004 graduate, helped the...

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