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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Air Force's Yon honored for work on, off the court

    Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Air Force leading scorer Max Yon received national recogition for his work as a student, in the community, as someone of character and as an athlete when he was named one of 60 men's and women's players selected for the senior CLASS Award. Yon was the only Mountain West player...

  • Max Yon's return changes outlook, options for Air Force

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    For the first time in a long time, Air Force goes into a rematch looking better - at least on paper - than it did in the first tilt. With Max Yon back and little chance of snow to deter a home crowd at Clune Arena, things are actually looking up for this program in advance of...

  • Flagged for faith: Air Force football recruit Sam Turner's on-field prayer brought national spotlight

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Sam Turner marveled at the Cadet Chapel during his official visit to Air Force last week. The football recruit from Fort Myers, Fla., found the structure to be gorgeous and shockingly modern, considering it was completed in 1962. "It was just unreal," the 17-year-old tight end...

  • Air Force has a new selling point when recruiting wide receivers

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Nolan Thompson is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound receiver who runs a 4.55-second 40-yard dash. In short, he's carries an awful lot of physical similarities to Air Force's Jalen Robinette. That's no accident. "They're telling me I can be that next guy," said Thompson, who committed to Air...

  • Max Yon returns to practice with Air Force, could play Wednesday

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    It looks like Max Yon's self-imposed hiatus will end Wednesday. Air Force's leading scorer hasn't played since Jan. 10, missing two games with a deep thigh bruise and then taking a personal leave of absence from the team for the past four games. Yon returned to practice Monday and...

  • Q&A: Football recruit explains choice of Navy over Air Force

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Q&A with a recruit who made the other choice Signing day coverage in the hometown paper tends to deliver one point of view. In the case of The Gazette, it would be the viewpoint of prospects who chose Air Force. Our Brent Briggeman wanted to explore a different perspective, and Chris...

  • Air Force turnovers costly in loss at UNLV

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    LAS VEGAS - Perhaps Air Force's three-day stay in Las Vegas should have included a tour of the nearby Hoover Dam. The example set by the sturdy structure might help this squad, which successfully plugged a few of its recent leaky spots on Saturday only to see UNLV force gushers in...

  • Air Force men's hoop travels finally come to a close

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Travels finally come to a close Air Force's exhausting first month of the Mountain West season finally ended on Saturday. Starting with a 53-49 loss at San Diego State on Dec. 31, the Falcons played in six cities over 32 days - making trips to Nevada, New Mexico, Utah State, San...

  • Brother of Air Force hoops standout Hayden Graham commits to Falcons football team

    Updated: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Gavin Graham motivation as a child stemmed from a desire to keep up with his big brother. If Hayden, three years older, and his friends were doing something, Gavin would make sure he could do it, too. So it should come as no surprise that Gavin committed on Thursday to join Hayden...

  • Air Force braces for talented but inconsistent UNLV squad

    Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Air Force doesn't generally find a lot of similarities when it looks to the other side of the floor at the Thomas & Mack Center, but this year is the exception. UNLV had to replace all five starters from a year ago. Air Force is playing with just one starter from the beginning of the...

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