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Brent Briggeman

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  • Slowing Boise State running back Jay Ajayi no small task for Air Force

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    It doesn't really matter the sport, but Air Force is often at a loss for how to stop a player who is quicker and more physical than you might typically find at a key position. It's a constant problem in basketball, where physical, quick forwards can single-handedly rip a game away...

  • Odd press conference kicks off Boise State week for Air Force

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Something about playing Boise State seems to have left Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun feeling feisty. Calhoun began his weekly press conference by squeezing into, then struggling to squeeze out of, a formal top to a cadet uniform he found in an adjacent room. "The last time...

  • Mountain West notebook: Week 5

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    News compiled from newspaper writers around the Mountain West.   MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Quarterback Kale Pearson made a surprise trip to Tulsa, Okla., this past weekend, surprising his seventh-grade brother at his football game on Saturday. Pearson was one...

  • Air Force coordinator Q&A: Defensive coach Steve Russ

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The Gazette's Brent Briggeman caught up with Air Force defensive coordinator/secondary coach Steve Russ for the final time this season (the Falcons had announced that assistant coaches will be off limits to the media after Sept. 22). Here's Russ looking ahead to Boise State and looking...

  • Air Force coordinator Q&A: Offensive coach Mike Thiessen

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The Gazette's Brent Briggeman caught up with Air Force offensive coordinator/receivers coach Mike Thiessen for the final time this season (the Falcons had announced that assistant coaches will be off limits to the media after Sept. 22). Here's Thiessen looking back at a 48-38 victory...

  • Air Force tight end Nate Dreslinski worked behind the scenes to bring kid to Falcons Stadium

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    important detail about Nate Dreslinski's efforts to bring a Michigan boy stricken with muscular dystrophy to Falcons Stadium to see Notre Dame last year is that nobody at Air Force outside the locker room knew about it. This was, in fact, so far from a publicity stunt that Air...

  • Coronado overwhelms Widefield with balance after slow start

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Widefield showed glimpses of why it started the season a surprising 3-0. Coronado then overwhelmed with a balanced showing that reminded why it is a defending state champ. Using a defense that didn't break despite several long Gladiators drives and an offense that churned out 450...

  • TCA sticks to the ground and holds on to beat Liberty in football

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A vaunted passing attack is a great thing to have, but only if you need it. It wasn't necessary for The Classical Academy on Thursday. Playing up in class for its first-ever meeting with Liberty, the Titans amassed all of their 293 total yards on the ground, built a 22-point...

  • Mountain West notebook: Week 4

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE The Falcons are on a bye this week. Next game: vs. Boise State, Sept. 27   BOISE STATE Boise State ranks second in the nation in rushing defense (49.0 yards per game), second in interceptions (seven), third in tackles for loss (10.3...

  • Rockies switch Triple-A affiliation; Sky Sox eye Astros, Brewers as replacement

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Multiple reports indicate the Colorado Rockies will drop their affiliation with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and take their Triple-A team to Albuquerque. The Sky Sox still have an agreement with minor league baseball and will continue to field a Triple-A team in Colorado Springs. The...

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