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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)

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Air Force sophomore receiver thriving on a path he never envisioned taking

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Tyler Williams has stood out through Air Force's fall practice, stretching out for catches, showing sure hands and playing with the confidence of someone secure in his situation.

For Williams, a sophomore...

Program launched to help athletes will instead help refuel all Air Force cadets

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Thanks to a nearly two-year-old piece of NCAA legislation, gallons of Gatorade, V8 and chocolate milk as well as a seemingly bottomless supply of nutrient bars, fruit and yogurt will find their way into the bellies...

Deep class of Air Force juniors seal commitment with the start of classes

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Classes at Air Force begin around 7 a.m. Thursday morning. That is when it all becomes official.

Once juniors begin classes in the fall term at the academy, they are locked in for good. Until then, they can...

Air Force notebook: Limited hitting on first day in pads

By: Brent Briggeman

First day of pads hardly a ‘big hit’

Wednesday morning’s practice marked Air Force’s first in full pads, but it was a far cry from this day a year ago.

Off a season in which the defense surrendered 40...

Added size should give Air Force's defense more options, durability

By: Brent Briggeman

Steve Russ has an aggressive personality. That's easy to see by his demeanor. It also seemed to be the way he called defense last year in his first season as Air Force's sole defensive coordinator.

But, Russ...

Sophomore tailback Benton Washington could challenge incumbents on Air Force's depth chart

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Benton Washington understands real hunger, enduring 36 hours without food this summer during survival training.

So, the sophomore tailback wasn't about to launch into hyperbole when talking about his desire...

Air Force starting cornerback remains a cadet not in good standing, Calhoun refuses comment

By: Brent Briggeman

Senior Gavin McHenry, a two-year starter at cornerback, continues to practice with the Air Force football team, but the academy said Monday that he has not yet had his cadet status restored to good standing.

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Notebook: Freshman Air Force quarterback gets early promotion

By: Brent Briggeman

Ryan Brand slid across the field on Monday and worked with the varsity instead of the Air Force Academy scout football team.

The freshman didn’t run with the first or second team, but he did have reps on a...