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Air Force's Yon earns honor from Mountain West

Dec 15, 2014

Air Force’s Max Yon was named Mountain West player of the week after...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Offense's Mike Thiessen

Dec 12, 2014

Air Force offensive coordinator/receivers coach Mike Thiessen talks to...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Defense's Steve Russ

Dec 12, 2014

Air Force defensive coordinator/defensive secondary coach Steve Russ...

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Air Force's Calhoun rails against 'un-American' college football playoff format

Dec 11, 2014

Calling it "un-American," Air Force coach Troy Calhoun minced no words...

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Air Force quarterback sheds light on his injury situation

Dec 11, 2014

Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson offered a bit of clarity about his...

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Yon's plays tend to come in bunches for Air Force

Dec 10, 2014

A nugget of driving wisdom from my mother has always stuck with me....

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Concussion, but no broken bones after scary injury for Air Force player

Dec 9, 2014

Justin Hammonds suffered a concussion but broke no bones when he...

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Air Force fans don’t share team’s excitement over bowl destination

Dec 7, 2014

Even as its fan base seemed to scrunch its face in disgust, Air Force‘s...

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Where will Air Force end up? Bowl projections vary

Dec 7, 2014

Where will Air Force be playing its bowl game in the upcoming weeks?...

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Oklahoma State's comeback came at high cost to Air Force, Mountain West

Dec 7, 2014

Oklahoma State’s stunning comeback against Oklahoma came at a great...

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Air Force fans, here's who you need to root for on Saturday

Dec 5, 2014

One final, frenetic day of college football awaits. If you’re an Air...

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CSU linebacker from Colorado Springs area grateful to McElwain

Dec 4, 2014

Fountain-Fort Carson graduate Kevin Davis clearly holds no ill will...

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Blog: CSU should look at Air Force assistant in search for new coach

Dec 4, 2014

The Denver Post released a list of potential candidates to replace Jim...

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Mountain West football awards misfired in a few areas

Dec 2, 2014

The Mountain West unveiled its postseason honors on Tuesday, and...

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MW hoops notebook: The Pit by another name is still The Pit

Dec 2, 2014

AIR FORCE Air Force showed in its most challenging week of the...

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Air Force kicker earns MW Special Teams Player of the Year honors

Dec 2, 2014

Air Force kicker Will Conant is the Mountain West Special Teams Player...

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Should Nebraska look at Troy Calhoun after firing Bo Pelini?

Nov 30, 2014

With Nebraska suddenly looking for a football coach after firing Bo...

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Falcon senior ruled ineligible for Air Force Academy hours before CSU game

Nov 28, 2014

Three hours before kickoff on Friday, Air Force announced that senior...

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Mountain West notebook: Final edition of the season

Nov 25, 2014

MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Air Force hadn’t even exited...

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Former Air Force football coach to receive AFCA honor

Nov 25, 2014

Ken Hatfield was announced Tuesday as the 2015 recipient of the Amos...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Offense's Mike Thiessen

Nov 25, 2014

With the running game last week it seemed like you guys tried and tried...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Defense's Steve Russ

Nov 25, 2014

Air Force defensive coordinator/secondary coach Steve Russ talks with...

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Full interview transcript with Air Force backup QB Nate Romine

Nov 22, 2014

This was the full interview with Nate Romine conducted this past week...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 13

Nov 19, 2014

News and notes from beat writers around the conference: MOUNTAIN...

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Calhoun shows some personality in discussing stadium renovations, other topics

Nov 18, 2014

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun generally opts to portray something of a...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Defense's Steve Russ

Nov 18, 2014

Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ talks with The Gazette's...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Offense's Mike Thiessen

Nov 18, 2014

Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen talks with The Gazette's...

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Four scenarios would still put Air Force in MW title game

Nov 17, 2014

Here are the Mountain West standings, with each team having two games...

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Coach on point guard vacancy, seniors and injuries as Air Force opens hoops season

Nov 14, 2014

Air Force basketball opens the season tonight at Army. Here is coach...

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Air Force kicker unaware school had launched All-America campaign

Nov 14, 2014

Air Force kicker Will Conant spoke with local media this week. Here's...

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Basketball notes from around the Mountain West

Nov 13, 2014

Writers from around the Mountain West will team up to provide notes...

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Q&A: Air Force basketball signee Garrett Thibodeaux

Nov 12, 2014

Air Force basketball signee Garrett Thibodeaux, a 6-foot-8 forward from...

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First look at Air Force men's basketball recruiting class

Nov 12, 2014

Wednesday is national signing day for several sports, including...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 12

Nov 11, 2014

MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Barely 70 days after making...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Defense's Steve Russ

Nov 10, 2014

Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ talks with The Gazette's...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Offense's Mike Thiessen

Nov 10, 2014

Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen talks with The Gazette's...

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NFL Films shines spotlight on Air Force grad Ben Garland

Nov 10, 2014

As Veterans Day awaits, we thought we'd share this video from NFL Films...

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Thoughts, numbers to wrap up a weekend of Air Force football

Nov 9, 2014

A few numbers and thoughts to conclude another weekend during the Air...

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Air Force football lands commitment from Pine Creek standout

Nov 7, 2014

Air Force has landed a rare local football recruit as it has received a...

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Air Force kicker learns of award in equipment room

Nov 5, 2014

It’s always fun for me to hear how players learn of honors they...

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Commander-in-Chief's Trophy arrives at Air Force

Nov 5, 2014

Jacobi Owens has a goal this week. Actually, the running back from Las...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 11

Nov 4, 2014

MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Some of Air Force’s primary...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Offense's Mike Thiessen

Nov 4, 2014

Air Force offense coordinator Mike Thiessen talks with The Gazette's...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Defense's Steve Russ

Nov 4, 2014

Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ talks with The Gazette's...

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In depth look at finalists for Air Force athletic director opening

Oct 31, 2014

Craig Angelos, associate AD, South Florida Currently the executive...

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Air Force WR Jennings on College Hall of Fame ballot

Oct 23, 2014

Ernie Jennings, who caught 148 passes for 2,392 yards for Air Force...

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Top pass-catching tandems through Air Force football history

Oct 22, 2014

We wrote today about Garrett Brown and Jalen Robinette, a rare duo in...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 9

Oct 22, 2014

MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE The Falcons do not play this...

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Times set for Air Force basketball's opening weekend at Military Classic

Oct 22, 2014

Air Force will open its season at 6 p.m., Nov. 14, it was announced on...

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Air Force LB's track record of honesty makes bold statement worth hearing

Oct 19, 2014

Jordan Pierce made a statement that had to catch the attention of the...

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Air Force safety: 75-yard touchdown pass glanced off my fingertips

Oct 14, 2014

It turns out Air Force was even closer on Saturday than we thought....

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Mountain West notebook: Week 8

Oct 14, 2014

MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Spoiler alert – the ball is...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Defense's Steve Russ

Oct 14, 2014

Air Force defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Steve Russ talks...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Offense's Mike Thiessen

Oct 14, 2014

Air Force offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Mike Thiessen...

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Air Force hoops picked 9th in preseason Mountain West poll

Oct 14, 2014

Air Force was picked ninth out of 11 in the Mountain West preseason...

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Emptying the notebook: Extra items from Air Force's loss at Utah State

Oct 12, 2014

We have full coverage of Saturday's game at Utah State at gazette.com,...

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Shuffling on offensive line an issue for Air Force

Oct 8, 2014

So, remember last year when Air Force shuffled through four starting...

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Defensive coach Steve Russ

Oct 7, 2014

Air Force defensive backs coach/defensive coordinator Steve Russ talks...

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Offensive coach Mike Thiessen

Oct 7, 2014

Air Force wide receivers coach/offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 7

Oct 7, 2014

MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Air Force’s defense has...

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Blog: Air Force football coach talks athletic director salaries, kangaroos and kittens

Oct 7, 2014

Troy Calhoun’s weekly Tuesday press conference, which in recent weeks...

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Emptying the notebook: Extra items from Air Force's win over Navy

Oct 4, 2014

We had blanket coverage of Air Force’s 30-21 victory over Navy at...

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Assistant coach Long returns to Air Force staff after bout with cancer

Oct 3, 2014

Assistant coach Drew Long drove back to Colorado Springs on Thursday...

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Filling void left by Coggins different the second time around

Oct 3, 2014

Air Force’s season took a dive last year when Tre’ Coggins was...

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Basketball player Williams to attempt field goal during AFA-Navy game

Oct 3, 2014

Kamryn Williams will attempt to kick a field goal as part of a...

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Ex-AFA hoop standout Lyons played with San Antonio Spurs

Oct 3, 2014

Michael Lyons, a first-team All-Mountain West guard in his senior...

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Senior center Michael lost for the season for Air Force hoops

Oct 3, 2014

Ethan Michael tore his ACL playing a pick-up game with his teammates in...

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Evasive Air Force football coach again talks bears at press conference

Sep 30, 2014

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun spent his 30-minute press conference...

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Defensive coach Steve Russ

Sep 30, 2014

Great news for media covering Air Force football (and fans reading about...

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Offensive coach Mike Thiessen

Sep 30, 2014

Great news for media covering Air Force football (and fans reading...

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Air Force picked third by AHA media

Sep 29, 2014

The Atlantic Hockey Media Association has released its annual preseason...

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Air Force's Steelhammer nets national award

Sep 28, 2014

The first of what figures to be a slew of national and conference...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 5

Sep 23, 2014

News compiled from newspaper writers around the Mountain West....

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Defensive coach Steve Russ

Sep 23, 2014

The Gazette's Brent Briggeman caught up with Air Force defensive...

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Offensive coach Mike Thiessen

Sep 23, 2014

The Gazette's Brent Briggeman caught up with Air Force offensive...

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Three things to watch for AFA hockey

Sep 22, 2014

Here are three big questions for Air Force hockey as it prepares for...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 4

Sep 18, 2014

MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE The Falcons are on a bye this...

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Air Force heads into a potentially scary matchup in Atlanta

Sep 13, 2014

A few thoughts Air Force vs. Georgia State as I traverse at 39,000 feet...

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Offensive coach Mike Thiessen

Sep 9, 2014

The Gazette's Brent Briggeman talked with Air Force offensive...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 3

Sep 9, 2014

Newspaper beat writers from around the Mountain West combine for news...

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Defensive coach Steve Russ

Sep 9, 2014

The Gazette's Brent Briggeman talked with Air Force defensive...

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Prolific passing game could have been much better for Air Force

Sep 8, 2014

Kale Pearson’s career night could have been so, so much better. The...

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Air Force coach excited for the Broncos' Ben Garland

Sep 3, 2014

Troy Calhoun recalled with perfect clarity a moment after learning Ben...

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Davern's debut at fullback for Air Force draws rave reviews

Sep 3, 2014

The headlines obviously went to Jacobi Owens in Air Force’s 44-16...

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Air Force offensive tackle says roster is correct, he weighs just 240 pounds

Sep 3, 2014

Air Force right tackle Sevrin Remmo says there’s no typo next to his...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 2

Sep 2, 2014

Newspaper beat writers from around the Mountain West combine for news...

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Offensive coach Mike Thiessen

Sep 1, 2014

Air Force offensive coordinator/receivers coach Mike Thiessen talks to...

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Air Force coordinator Q&A: Defensive coach Steve Russ

Sep 1, 2014

Air Force defensive coordinator/secondary coach Steve Russ chats with...

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Opener provides schematic test for Air Force, not an emotional workout

Aug 30, 2014

Air Force was tested defensively against Nicholls State, surrendering a...

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Players discuss excitement, nerves in advance of Air Force opener

Aug 29, 2014

As Air Force prepares for the season opener on noon Saturday, there’s...

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Air Force football video links

Aug 29, 2014

Some clips that are available through the MW Digital network and/or Air...

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Air Force hires former Drake coach as basketball assistant

Aug 26, 2014

Air Force basketball wasted no time filling an opening on its coaching...

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Mountain West notebook: Week 1

Aug 26, 2014

Beat writers from around the Mountain West conference work together to...

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Air Force football releases depth chart for opener

Aug 25, 2014

Air Force released its depth chart for the season opener on Monday,...

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First look at an unofficial Air Force football depth chart

Aug 21, 2014

The physical fall camp for Air Force will make one last gasp this...

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Conant could pull double duty as Air Force placekicker, punter

Aug 21, 2014

Standout placekicker Will Conant may add punting responsibilities this...

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Air Force freshman Ross learning quickly at linebacker

Aug 21, 2014

Freshman linebacker Grant Ross, who turned down a full scholarship...

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Q&A: Air Force quarterbacks coach on depth, experience and 21 pull-ups

Aug 20, 2014

The Gazette's Brent Briggeman: Have you seen the progression with Kale...

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Air Force defensive end Hansen out with shoulder injury

Aug 19, 2014

Junior defensive end Alex Hansen, a two-year starter with four career...

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Air Force hoops coaches take Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 15, 2014

Air Force basketball coach Dave Pilipovich and his assistants allowed...

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I have 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) At home, my wife, Jennifer, and I have three young daughters, ranging in age from 3 1/2 to 8 months. As you might imagine, sleep is scarce, so please forgive a typo or two.

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