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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Air Force keeping emotions in check despite impressive two-game stretch

    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Air Force football players had just completed the best two-game stint in their time at the academy. They were excited, yet they were so calm. "We're happy with it, but we move on," cornerback Jordan Mays said. Nick Fitzgerald essentially said the same thing, though he at least...

  • Double pass works exactly as Air Force hopes, needs

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    This wasn't trickery for trickery's sake. In calling for a double pass that resulted in receiver Jalen Robinette throwing a 54-yard touchdown in the second quarter Saturday, Air Force was looking to a play that might actually work. The players involved executed the call to...

  • Air Force wrestles victory from Navy

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    When free safety Christian Spears felt his hands touch the ball at the same time as a Navy receiver in the end zone, he knew he had no doubt he would rip it away. And he did. The Falcons as a team carried that sense of urgency throughout this game against Navy, reaching into its...

  • Emptying the notebook: Extra items from Air Force's win over Navy

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    We had blanket coverage of Air Force’s 30-21 victory over Navy at gazette.com and in the print edition that will hit newsstands early Sunday morning. Here are some items that slipped through:   Troy Calhoun on Christian Spears’ first-quarter interception in the end zone, it...

  • Nick Fitzgerald helps set emotional tone for Air Force's revamped defense

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Air Force features something it hasn't had in a while, maybe ever. In Nick Fitzgerald, it has a 290-pound wrecking ball on the defensive line who is making plays (three tackles for loss, one pass batted down) and letting opponents know about it. "I let my emotions go a little bit...

  • Empty trophy case in locker room sends not-so-subtle message to Air Force

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Air Force made a move this offseason that eliminated any question about its priorities on the football field. It placed the trophy case for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which is currently empty, in the middle of the locker room. "It bothers you, it really does," junior...

  • Focus returns to basketball for Air Force as practice officially begins

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Kamryn Williams received 250 likes on Facebook when he posted the news last month that he had been selected for pilot training. Nothing else he had ever shared on the site - including anything from his strong first three seasons on the Air Force basketball team - had netted that kind...

  • Assistant coach Long returns to Air Force staff after bout with cancer

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Assistant coach Drew Long drove back to Colorado Springs on Thursday night and was on the floor with Air Force for the season’s first practice on Friday. Long left the team last November to receive treatment in Houston for colo-rectal cancer. He briefly returned for the Mountain West...

  • Air Force vs. Navy: By the numbers

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    A look at the Air Force vs. Navy game by the numbers.

  • Subplots to watch during the Air Force vs. Navy game

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    1. Can Air Force finish a game? The fourth quarter hasn’t been kind to the Falcons, as they’ve been outscored 38-21 over the final frame in the past three games. This caused them to cough up a lead in a loss at Wyoming and brought at least mild drama to potential blowouts of Georgia...

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