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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Massive turnover at quarterback leaves Mountain West wide open


LAS VEGAS - Nevada football coach Brian Polian couldn't sleep one night this summer, so he drove to his office around 3 a.m. to begin a project he had been putting off to that point.

For the next three days,...

MWC Notes: Bad blood still exists between Air Force and Wyoming football

By: Brent Briggeman, The Gazette

Bad blood exists between Air Force and Wyoming

Off the football field, Eddie Yarbrough is a ukulele-playing gentle giant.

That is, until the Wyoming defensive end starts talking about Air Force.


Air Force makes move to Big 12 in one sport

By: Brent Briggeman

Air Force has joined the Big 12 Conference.

In wrestling.

The long-rumored shift became official Wednesday, with Air Force and the rest of the six programs that formerly comprised the Western...

UNLV's new football coach eyes growth through new facilities

By: Brent Briggeman

With a few exceptions, Air Force has largely been able to rely on UNLV contributing a victory toward the Falcons bowl eligibility.

The teams played each year from 1996 through this past season, with Air...

Air Force picked fourth in Mountain West preseason football division poll


Air Force picked fourth in preseason football poll

A repeat performance is expected out of Air Force this season. The Falcons were picked fourth in their division in the Mountain West preseason poll.


Mountain West facing new challenges in College Football Playoff era


LAS VEGAS - The money was significantly better, but one year into the era of the College Football Playoff the Mountain West didn't seem to care for the change.

If the first year showed the conference coaches...

Air Force runner, Rhodes Scholar Rebecca Esselstein earns top Mountain West honor

By: brent briggeman

LAS VEGAS - The accolades continue to pile up for Rebecca Esselstein, but none of them meant as much as the embrace of her peers.

Esselstein on Tuesday was announced as the Mountain West's Student-Athlete of...

Air Force football picked fourth in Mountain West preseason poll

By: Brent Briggeman

Air Force was picked fourth in the Mountain West’s Mountain Division, as the preseason poll was released Tuesday morning to kickoff the conference’s Media Days in Las Vegas.

The Falcons were picked behind...