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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Coach on point guard vacancy, seniors and injuries as Air Force opens hoops season

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Air Force basketball opens the season tonight at Army. Here is coach Dave Pilipovich talking about a few issues surrounding the team before the season starts:   On having five seniors (DeLovell Earls, Justin Hammonds, Marek Olesinski, Kamryn William and Max Yon): I’m excited...

  • Air Force kicker unaware school had launched All-America campaign

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Air Force kicker Will Conant spoke with local media this week. Here's the full transcript of his interview:   Open up the game notes this week and there’s a whole page trumpeting your All-America candidacy. Is this something you knew about? No. Once again I never really...

  • Air Force feeds off the energy provided by on-field success

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    When the ball went out of bounds at a recent Air Force practice, a businesslike coach could have simply blown the whistle. Defensive coordinator Steve Russ is something a bit beyond businesslike. "Da-da-da-da-da-da-da," his whistle blew, in the rhythm we all know and to which we all,...

  • Air Force basketball will likely go as far as Max Yon takes it

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Dave Pilipovich was reluctant to reply to the question, mostly because he didn't like the answer he was about to give. Does Air Force basketball go as Max Yon goes? Pilipovich, the team's coach, had to concur. "Max is probably our most competitive player, our top returning scorer,"...

  • Basketball notes from around the Mountain West

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Writers from around the Mountain West will team up to provide notes from the teams they cover throughout the men's basketball season, much as we do in football. This is the first installment.   AIR FORCE The first-game jitters will be there Friday for coach Dave Pilipovich,...

  • Air Force men's basketball lands Texas forward on his 18th birthday

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    American men are required to register for the Selective Service on their 18th birthday. Garrett Thibodeaux took that one step further, signing on with Air Force on his milestone birthday. Thibodeaux was one of 11 high school players to send their signed - but nonbinding - commitments...

  • Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo a threat Air Force must take seriously

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    At some point, Air Force's praise of opponents is going to fall on deaf ears. Defensive end Nick Fitzgerald said the defense was told to expect a Michael Vick-type quarterback at UNLV. And when the backup came in, they were told he resembled Cam Newton. Those quarterbacks combined to...

  • Q&A: Air Force basketball signee Garrett Thibodeaux

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Air Force basketball signee Garrett Thibodeaux, a 6-foot-8 forward from Tyler, Texas, talked with The Gazette's Brent Briggeman on National Signing Day, which also happened to be his 18th birthday.   First of all, happy birthday! When did you first realize signing day was...

  • First look at Air Force men's basketball recruiting class

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Wednesday is national signing day for several sports, including basketball. Air Force has a policy of not releasing lists of signees because of the process of earning an appointment to the academy. Also, letters signed to Air Force are not binding. All that considered, here's a list...

  • Diminished returns lead Air Force, others to diminish the significance of punt returns

    Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    For Air Force, the punt return unit has become more about risk management than field position. This philosophy reflects a larger trend in college football. This season the Falcons have returned just eight of their opponents' 39 punts for a total of 43 yards. In at least two...

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