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Home has truly been sweet for Air Force, others in Mountain West

Feb 27, 2015

With Air Force set to play its final home game of the season on...

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Emptying the notebook: Air Force tops Nevada

Feb 26, 2015

It’s called the charity stripe for a reason, apparently, because Nevada...

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Mountain West hoops notebook: Nance ready to return for Wyoming

Feb 24, 2015

AIR FORCE With the season’s two final games at Clune Arena coming up...

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Postseason possibilities still exist for Air Force basketball

Feb 19, 2015

By winning three straight home games and four of six overall, Air Force...

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Air Force announces hiring of two assistants but not their assignments

Feb 18, 2015

Air Force finally announced the hiring of offensive assistant coaches...

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Air Force spring football: Five storylines to track

Feb 17, 2015

Air Force opens spring football practice on Wednesday. Here are five...

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Mountain West hoops notebook

Feb 17, 2015

AIR FORCE The Falcons are on a roll, having won four of six. But they...

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Air Force grad reportedly returning as offensive assistant

Feb 12, 2015

It appears that Air Force grad Steed Lobotzke is returning to the...

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Tarkanian left major impact throughout Mountain West

Feb 12, 2015

Boise State coach Leon Rice took time after defeating Air Force on...

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Report: Air Force has hired former Florida tight ends coach

Feb 11, 2015

Air Force has hired former Florida tight ends coach Derek Lewis to...

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Air Force's 2015 football schedule will open with FCS Morgan State

Feb 11, 2015

Air Force will open the 2015 football season against Morgan State on...

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Basketball notes from around the Mountain West

Feb 10, 2015

AIR FORCE Marek Olesinski was named the Mountain West’s Player of the...

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The late Dean Smith once coached at Air Force

Feb 9, 2015

By now, every sports fan has likely heard of Dean Smith’s death at the...

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Air Force's Olesinski earned MW weekly honor in men's basketball

Feb 9, 2015

Marek Olesinki was named the Mountain West’s men’s basketball player of...

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Air Force football recruiting: Signing day list

Feb 4, 2015

Because of the appointment process involved with entry into the Air...

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Emptying the notebook: Air Force's upset of New Mexico

Feb 5, 2015

It wouldn’t be right to call Air Force’s victory on Wednesday over New...

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Signing day conversation with Air Force coach Troy Calhoun

Feb 4, 2015

For various reasons involving the appointment of cadet athletes, Air...

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Q&A: Air Force recruit on Bolt Brotherhood, borrowing cars and frozen yogurt with Troy Calhoun

Feb 4, 2015

The Gazette's Brent Briggeman talked on Wednesday morning with Josh...

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Basketball notes from around the Mountain West

Feb 4, 2015

AIR FORCE It looks like Max Yon’s self-imposed hiatus will end on...

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Air Force's Yon honored for work on, off the court

Feb 4, 2015

Air Force leading scorer Max Yon received national recogition for his...

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Three-star, 276-pound offensive tackle commits to Air Force

Jan 28, 2015

Air Force's 2015 recruiting class landed its first 3-star prospect – as...

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Basketball notes from around the Mountain West

Jan 27, 2015

AIR FORCE In a season being torpedoed on all sides by injuries and...

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Air Force basketball coach discusses cadet's death

Jan 27, 2015

Air Force basketball coach Dave Pilipovich took a moment Monday to...

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Air Force football recruiting starting to develop some storylines

Jan 25, 2015

Air Force is rapidly reeling in football commitments, with the Feb. 4...

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First power struggle between new Air Force A.D., superintendent goes to the boss

Jan 21, 2015

The first power struggle between Air Force's new athletic director and...

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Emptying the notebook: Air Force vs. San Diego State

Jan 21, 2015

I’m not sure how many Air Force fans are going to be clamoring to read...

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Mountain West hoops notebook

Jan 20, 2015

AIR FORCE Leading scorer Max Yon, who has already missed two games...

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Air Force backup center Moer will be given time to work through struggles

Jan 20, 2015

We’ve written several times about the upside Air Force has found to a...

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Another video angle of Air Force and Colorado State incident

Jan 12, 2015

The above video from YouTube is now available, showing the development...

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Photo captures first instant of Air Force and CSU skirmish

Jan 12, 2015

Air Force's defense of freshman Matt Mooney's actions against Colorado...

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Two suspended for incident in Air Force/Colorado State game

Jan 11, 2015

In the aftermath of an on-court skirmish between Air Force and Colorado...

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Former Air Force assistant the only coach retained on Nebraska's staff

Jan 7, 2015

Air Force grad and longtime Falcons football assistant Charlton Warren...

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MRI reveals torn Achilles for Air Force forward, ending his career

Jan 6, 2015

Kamryn Williams’ story is often cited by Air Force coaches as the...

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Air Force press release announces new athletic director

Jan 6, 2015

Full press release from Air Force regarding hiring of Jim Knowlton as...

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Air Force senior Williams 'out indefinitely,' but Achilles' tendon did not rupture

Jan 1, 2015

The severity of Kamryn Williams’ Achilles’ tendon injury won’t likely...

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Mountain West hoops: Team-by-team glances as conference play begins

Dec 30, 2014

AIR FORCE Nonconference wrap-up: The Falcons (7-4) showed...

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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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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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