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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Fans seem willing to embrace Sky Sox after ties with Rockies were cut

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Pat Drake filled out her scorecard before Thursday's Sky Sox opener without a care that the names she scribbled didn't belong to Colorado Rockies farmhands. Drake and her husband, David, walk from their home off the 16th tee at Springs Ranch Golf Course to about 40 games each year at...

  • Sky Sox never trail as they open new era with victory

    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    A "switch" pitcher threw with both arms, a clock tracked the pace of play and Doppler radar technology tracked everything from spin rate of pitches to velocity of the ball off the bat. Oh, and the Sky Sox won. In short, Colorado Springs' debut as the top affiliate of the Milwaukee...

  • Sky Sox hold on to win season opener

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    A “switch” pitcher threw with both arms, a clock tracked the pace of play and Doppler radar technology tracked everything from spin rate of pitches to velocity of the ball off the bat. Oh, and the Sky Sox won. In short, Colorado Springs’ debut as the top affiliate of the Milwaukee...

  • Opening Day: 3 prospects, and other big names, to watch at tonight's Sky Sox game

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Nashville (Oakland A's) at Sky Sox, Thursday through Sunday Let's get all this straight: The Colorado Rockies opened the year at the Milwaukee Brewers, the club that calls Colorado Springs home to its Triple-A affiliate after the Rockies pulled up stakes after 21 years. Now, the Sky...

  • Change in era for Sky Sox not as significant for the players, staff as it is for team, city

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Taylor Jungmann will deliver the first pitch of a new era of Sky Sox baseball Thursday night. It's a big moment for the club, marking its first action as an affiliate of a team other than the Colorado Rockies in 22 years, but it's not quite as significant for the staff's ace....

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox keeping up with baseball's new trend of dominant relievers with defined roles

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are keeping up with the times when it comes to the latest fad in baseball - a dominant back end of the bullpen with well-defined roles. With touted prospects David Goforth and Corey Knebel likely to man the closer's role and eighth inning, respectively,...

  • Dave Pilipovich feeling the wear and tear as Air Force's men's basketball coach

    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Dave Pilipovich spent the past few days at the Final Four in Indianapolis, which is nothing new. But while the Air Force men's basketball coach is a regular at the event, his perspective has changed now that he has gone from a career assistant to a coach with 101 games to his credit....

  • Mountain West, Missouri Valley revive challenge series

    Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Air Force will play at Southern Illinois on Nov. 13, part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge in men’s basketball that was announced by the conferences on Thursday. The challenge had been discontinued this past year after being played in each of the previous four seasons....

  • Losing Mooney a tough blow for Air Force hoops

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    I put the tape recorder and notepad down and asked Dave Pilipovich a question after a late-season game two months ago. “Is Matt Mooney, right now, your best player?” I won’t reveal the Air Force coach's off-the-record answer, but the fact that the question was worth asking adds a...

  • Army, beefed-up nonconference foes highlight Air Force men's basketball schedule

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Army is coming to Clune Arena next season. And there's a chance Navy could be following in the future. Air Force men's basketball coach Dave Pilipovich revealed much of what will be a beefed-up nonconference schedule Wednesday. It's a slate that includes home games against NCAA...

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