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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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...

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...

Air Force defense carries over toughness, attitude


For all the questions facing the Air Force defense that lost seven starters, there's one that doesn't concern defensive coordinator Steve Russ.

The toughness, he said, will still be there.

"We've got...

Star QB Kale Pearson returns to help Air Force in a new role


Kale Pearson's recent history as Air Force's quarterback would seemingly make him the ideal graduate assistant to help the offensive coaching staff.

But the Falcons' confidence in him in his new role dates...

Air Force nose guard David Harris reports for practice with added bulk


David Harris was named for the undersized warrior in the famous biblical battle against Goliath.

And for so long, it fit so appropriately as Harris was small for his position playing for an Air Force team...

Calhoun: 'Would be fun' to explore consequences of life outside MW

By: Brent Briggeman

Air Force's fall football camp begins in about an hour. But before it does, I wanted to share this Q&A with coach Troy Calhoun from Mountain West Media Days in Las Vegas. It is by no means the full transcript...

Air Force football: Observations from Day 1 of practice

By: Brent Briggeman

A few observations one day into Air Force practice:


Even better on the eyeball test

This is my third full season covering the Falcons, and the physical appearance of the team has grown...

Air Force's experience shows on offense as fall practice begins


Air Force hit the ground running on Friday, particularly on offense.

The first day of practice brought back together a collection of skill players who carried the load for the Falcons last year, and they...