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A 'Thank You' to Rio and the Olympic experience from this dad of young girls
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

As a sports writer raising three adorable, princess-loving daughters with a wife whose interests fall far from the sports world, I’ve had more than a...

Notes from Air Force's Fan Day scrimmage
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Thoughts from Saturday’s Fan Day scrimmage at Falcon Stadium:

Overall, the defense was probably a little bit ahead of the offense, but the...

Video: Air Force reveals full Sharktooth Alternate Uniform
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The shark-tooth design on the helmet caused a sensation when Air Force revealed last weekend. On Friday the full look was revealed.

If the...

Army quarterback Bradshaw practices, apparently staying with team
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Ahmad Bradshaw hasn’t left Army after all.

On Tuesday, the Times Herald-Record reported that the junior quarterback wasn’t at practice on the...

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw leaves the program
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw has left West Point, opting out just before the start of his junior year.

The news was reported Tuesday night...

Air Force's new helmets dip into World War II history
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Paying homage to the World War II fighter plane pilots called the “Flying Tigers,” the Air Force revealed special uniforms it will wear on Sept. 10...

Air Force close to completing second new video board at Falcon Stadium
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Air Force is adding a second new video board at Falcon Stadium, it just hasn't been officially announced yet.

The frames that will hold the...

A-Rod symbolizes so much of the era that soured us on baseball, sports
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 12, 2016

I distinctly remember the night of July 8, 1994.

It was a Friday night. I was 15, and my traveling baseball team was enjoying a rare night in...

Before Missy Franklin was internationally known, she unintentionally caused a mess in Colorado
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Over the past four years, Missy Franklin has shot to international stardom in the pool, and just as quickly sank in Rio.

Before that crazy...

Air Force basketball hires assistant Dante Jackson
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

The Air Force basketball announced the hire of assistant Dante Jackson on Wednesday, with the former Northern Kentucky assistant filling a vacancy...

Rookie Dahl's start with Rockies might even top that of Story
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

David Dahl just might be enjoying the best two-week opening act for a rookie for the Rockies this year.

And, yes, I know how bold that...

Update: Injury puts Griffin's future with Saints, Air Force in question
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Garrett Griffin’s future with the Saints is in question after a hamstring injury has knocked him out of action in training camp.

The New...

Air Force practice notes: Tall receivers shine
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Here are some takeaways after watching Air Force's first three practices of the season.

Notes and observations from practice

The tall...

Ridiculously early look at Air Force football depth chart
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 8, 2016

When Air Force opened spring practice, I released what I called an “absurdly early” look at the depth chart. The point wasn’t to proclaim who would...

Air Force football sees first increase in season ticket sales since 2011
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 4, 2016

Air Force has surpassed last year’s season-ticket sales, the first increase the team has seen since 2011.

The Falcons have sold 13,626 season...

No mention of Air Force in first coach's Top 25 poll
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 4, 2016

No Mountain West team cracked the preseason Top 25 coaches' poll, and Air Air Force failed to draw even a single vote.

No. 13 Houston was the...

End of Trevor Story's season should frustrate those tracking his unreal numbers
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 3, 2016

For those of us who love baseball numbers, the likely early end to Trevor Story’s season comes as a major disappointment.

The Rockies’ rookie...

Air Force football 2nd among MW schools in AP's all-time top 100
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 3, 2016

Air Force ranked second among Mountain West schools in The Associated Press’ list of top 100 football programs of all-time.

Only Boise State,...

Various obstacles keeping Wichita State out of Mountain West
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 2, 2016

It would appear that Wichita State’s chances of joining the Mountain West in some format are hindered as much by its history as by the fact that it...

Wyoming football relies heavily on Colorado recruits
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Jul 29, 2016

No NCAA Division I football program will see more Colorado Springs natives battling for playing time this fall than Wyoming.

The Cowboys have...

Air Force coach reaches to keep 'inexperience' narrative alive
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The extent to which coach Troy Calhoun remains committed to pushing his message that Air Force has an inexperienced team was on display this week at...

Q&A: Fresno State's Tim DeRuyter, an Air Force grad and former assistant
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter talked with The Gazette’s Brent Briggeman at Mountain West Media Days in Las Vegas on Wednesday. DeRuyter, a 1985 Air...

Air Force football picked to finish second in Mountain West division
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jul 26, 2016

LAS VEGAS – Air Force was picked to finish second its division, as the media preseason picks for the Mountain West were revealed Tuesday...

Cheyenne Mountain grad McCarthy healthy, dominating for Dodgers
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Jul 24, 2016

So, this is what a healthy Brandon McCarthy looks like.

The Colorado Springs native and Cheyenne Mountain grad is 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA in four...

All-Franchise Teams: Naming the best in baseball history
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Watching a Kansas City game recently, a question occurred to me?

Are Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer the best to play their positions in team...

Owens picks up another honor with spot on Doak Walker list
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Air Force running back picked up another preseason accolade on Thursday, earning a spot on the Doak Walker Award watch list.

The Doak Walker...

Q&A: Air Force DE recruit Ted Wages
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Auburn, Alabama high school defensive end prospect Ted Wages, who holds offers from Air Force and Army among others, talked with The Gazette's Brent...

Air Force pair among 39 on Thorpe Award watch list
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer and cornerback Roland Ladipo were among 39 players named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list, which was announced...

Air Force Academy officials confirm touted QB Ryan Brand left Falcons, but he remains on depth chart
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

The Air Force Academy confirmed to The Gazette that quarterback Ryan Brand has left the school.

“Ryan Brand voluntarily resigned from the Air...

Brewers demote red-hot Davies, but he's unlikely to pitch for Sky Sox
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Don’t get too excited about Triple-A demotion of one of Milwaukee’s top pitchers, as Zach Davies is unlikely to start a game with the Sky Sox.


Reveal of MW TV schedule leaves start time of just one Air Force home game in question
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 29, 2016

It looks as though only one Air Force football game this year at Falcon Stadium is at risk of a shift to a late start time.

The Mountain West...

NFL Draft prospects of Goff, Cook show Air Force has found the right defense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Here’s an opposing quarterback’s line any college football team would take: 171 yards on 50 percent completion with 1 touchdown and 1...

The Briggeman bio

I’ve been a part of The Gazette’s sports coverage since 2006, working in various capacities along the way. In 2013 I was awarded second-place nationally by the Associated Press Sports Editors for beat coverage of Air Force athletics. I also cover Sky Sox baseball, local high schools and lend a hand reporting on the many other sporting ventures held in our city and state. On a personal note, I was raised in Kansas, graduated with a journalism degree from KU and have worked at newspapers in St. Joseph, Mo., and Maui. At home, my wife and I are raising three young daughters. This blog will focus primarily on Air Force, but expect to see me chime in on anything that impacts me, our community and, perhaps on occasion, my beloved Kansas City Royals.

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