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Air Force starting cornerback remains a cadet not in good standing, Calhoun refuses comment

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Senior Gavin McHenry, a two-year starter at cornerback, continues to practice with the Air Force football team, but the academy said Monday that he has not yet had his cadet status restored to good standing.

A cadet not in good standing...

Added size should give Air Force's defense more options, durability
By: Brent Briggeman 0 1 hr ago

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...

Notebook: Freshman Air Force quarterback gets early promotion
By: Brent Briggeman 0 18 hr ago

Ryan Brand slid across the field on Monday and worked with the varsity instead of the Air Force Academy scout football team.

The freshman...

Calhoun: 'Would be fun' to explore consequences of life outside MW
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Sat, Aug 1, 2015

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...

Air Force football: Observations from Day 1 of practice
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Sat, Aug 1, 2015

A few observations one day into Air Force practice:


Even better on the eyeball test

This is my third full season covering...

Air Force grad flashes positive signs during stint in minor leagues
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Recent Air Force grad Ben Yokley made an impact in his short time in the minor leagues.

The right-handed reliever made seven appearances with...

Air Force makes move to Big 12 in one sport
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Air Force has joined the Big 12 Conference.

In wrestling.

The long-rumored shift became official Wednesday, with Air Force and the rest...

UNLV's new football coach eyes growth through new facilities
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Tue, Jul 28, 2015

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

The teams...

Air Force football picked fourth in Mountain West preseason poll
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Tue, Jul 28, 2015

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...

Air Force football recruit says knee issue knocked him out of basic training
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Air Force is down another athlete from basic training, this time a football player.

Safety Levi McQuinn announced on Instagram that...

Wide receiver makes rare Air Force appearance on Biletnikoff Award watch list
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Here’s a new one: A national award has singled out an Air Force wide receiver for preseason consideration.

Jalen Robinette on Wednesday...

Air Force reveals new football uniforms for 2015 season
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Air Force revealed its new-look football jerseys on Monday, showing off a look it says includes a lightweight fabric built for “maximum speed,...

"All is good" for Mountain West media days despite Las Vegas fire
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Sat, Jul 25, 2015

A pool-area fire at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas caused a large cloud of smoke on The Strip, but will not impact next week’s Mountain West Football...

Award watch list leads to debate over Air Force and Navy fullbacks
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Fri, Jul 17, 2015

A little Air Force vs. Navy football debate always provides some entertainment, and one apparently took place among those in charge of the Doak...

Reviving Air Force/CU football series draws strong reactions
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The announcement on Wednesday that Air Force and Colorado will resume a football series that hasn’t been played since 1974 drew instant reaction from...

CU and Air Force: Just how long has it been?
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Wed, Jul 15, 2015

After the announcement that Air Force and Colorado would resume playing football after nearly 50 years when the series kicks off again in 2020, CU's...

Air Force, CU to renew football series that halted in 1974
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Wed, Jul 15, 2015

A long-awaited renewal of an in-state football rivalry is finally happening.

Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton announced via Twitter on...

Team of Air Force alums bounced in $1 million basketball tourney
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Wed, Jul 15, 2015

A collection of Air Force basketball graduates fell in the second round of a million-dollar basketball tournament despite a stellar performance from...

Media guide release gives first glimpse at Air Force 2015 football roster, depth chart
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Air Force football released its 2015 media guide on Monday, and there were no surprises on the roster or two-deep depth chart.


Air Force safety on Jim Thorpe Watch list
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Air Force’s Weston Steelhammer was named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list on Monday.

The Thorpe Award is given annually to the nation’s top...

Air Force football players left off major awards watch lists
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Six interceptions as a sophomore weren’t enough to land Weston Steelhammer national recognition heading into his junior year.

Steelhammer and...

Air Force loses key basketball recruit one week into basic training
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Sat, Jul 4, 2015

One week into basic training, Air Force has lost a key basketball recruit.

Garrett Thibodeaux announced Friday night on Twitter that he had...

Air Force lands two on Sporting News All-MW football list
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Fri, Jul 3, 2015

The Sporting News has great faith in the healing powers of modern medicine.

The publication released its preseason All-Mountain West team on...

Documentary chronicles Air Force grad Antoine Hood's NBA dream
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Antoine Hood firmly believes he could start for an NBA team and help it win games.

"I know that," the Air Force graduate says in an extended...

Basic training a learning experience for new Air Force assistant
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Sun, Jun 28, 2015

The start of basic training wasn’t an eye-opening experience simply for the future Air Force officers beginning their journey as cadets, it was also...

Blog: Air Force possibly catches break as Mountain West releases men's basketball schedule
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Air Force learned it will partially dodge both defending co-champions in the Mountain West as the 2015-16 men's basketball schedule was released...

Air Force home game vs. San Jose State moved to 8:15 p.m.
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Tue, Jun 23, 2015

The movement of games to the late hour has begun for Air Force football.

Air Force announced its Sept. 12 home game against San Jose State...

More from Calhoun on new rules, trends and the Commander-in-Chief
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Here’s more from Tuesday’s college football coaches’ luncheon that included Air Force’s Troy Calhoun, Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre and Colorado State’s...

Air Force assistant selected to work with NBA team
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Air Force assistant basketball coach Andy Moore recently spent three days working with the Utah Jazz.

Moore was one of five collegiate...

Perkins' runner-up finish caps Air Force's week at NCAA track meet
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Sat, Jun 13, 2015

We have run results from Air Force’s three representatives at the NCAA Outdoor Championships through the week, but here they are in one place if...

Air Force reliever picked by St. Louis in 29th round of MLB Draft
By: Brent Briggeman 0 Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Relief pitcher Ben Yokley, a recent Air Force graduate, was picked in the 29th round of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.


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