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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Air Force hires former Drake coach as basketball assistant

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Air Force basketball wasted no time filling an opening on its coaching staff, announcing the hiring of Kurt Kanaskie the day after Steve Snell departed for Santa Clara. Kanaskie was the head coach at Drake for seven seasons between 1996 and 2003 and has been an assistant at South...

  • Mountain West notebook: Week 1

    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Beat writers from around the Mountain West conference work together to provide weekly news updates from the league's 12 football teams.   MOUNTAIN DIVISION

  • Dexter Walker back in starting role as Air Force releases depth chart

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Dexter Walker changed positions and dealt with a demotion, but when Air Force released its first football depth chart of the season he was back in the starting lineup. "I'm definitely excited to be back with the ones," Walker said Monday. "I'm glad coach is giving me the opportunity...

  • Top Air Force men's basketball assistant Steve Snell leaves for Santa Clara

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Dave Pilipovich told his friend to go with his gut, even if that meant leaving the No. 2 spot on the Air Force men's basketball bench. Steve Snell did just that, accepting a job as an assistant at Santa Clara after seven years as an assistant and associate head coach with the...

  • Air Force football releases depth chart for opener

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Air Force released its depth chart for the season opener on Monday, with Kale Pearson the top quarterback, as expected. The only surprises came on the defensive side, where junior Dexter Walker is the starter over sophomore Jacob Onyechi at an outside linebacker position – referred...

  • Q&A: Air Force LB coach Ron Vanderlinden talks CU, Penn State scandal and praise for Troy Calhoun

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Ron Vanderlinden came to Air Force this past offseason after spending 13 years coaching linebackers at Penn State. His 36-year career, which is as impressive as you'll find for a linebacker coach, includes four years as Maryland's head coach, five years spent at Northwestern that saw...

  • Air Force struggles receive no sympathy from conference foes

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Colorado State coach Jim McElwain's first trip to Air Force produced "the most humiliating loss in my entire life." He elaborated, saying that included his time in pee wee football all the way up through playing days and into a coaching career that saw him coordinate Alabama's offense...

  • Air Force hungry to return to its winning ways

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Jalen Robinette never envisioned himself taking part in such primal, vicious activities. But then, he'd never been that hungry. During survival training this summer, the Air Force receiver and his fellow cadets killed rabbits with sticks and ripped the heads off of chickens. After...

  • Newcomers help Air Force offensive line form a tight bond

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Matt Rochell left his offensive linemen classmates almost immediately at Air Force, working into the starting lineup as a freshman. Not that he was complaining, but no position group for the Falcons tends to be older than the line, and for a freshman it can be an isolating place....

  • Healy brothers Patrick and Connor enjoying time together as Air Force linebackers

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Patrick Healy still wears a scar on the side of his head, the result of a collision with a glass lamp in his basement while diving to catch a football. A lot of lamps in the Healy's Castle Rock household didn't survive the childhood years of three linebackers, two of whom are playing...