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No votes for Air Force in initial AP Top 25 poll; two opponents ranked
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Air Force failed to earn a vote in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll that was released on Sunday.

But then again, all but two of the...

Air Force backup receiver does all he can to make an impression
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Andrew Daugherty wasn’t going to change his entire situation with one solid day, but he could force himself into the conversation.

It’s safe...

Air Force defense still evaluating options at several positions
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 18, 2015

It seemed for much of Tuesday’s practice that Air Force wadded up its depth chart and tossed it in the trash.

In reality, the changes...

Former Air Force Academy gymnast to appear on American Ninja Warrior
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 17, 2015

A former member of the Air Force men’s gymnastics team will compete tonight on NBC's American Ninja Warrior.

Lt. Col. Matt Jensen, a 1998...

Air Force offensive line will have new configuration with familiar faces
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Air Force returns five offensive linemen who started games last year, but it’s still a group that is undergoing some changes.

Lost are...

Air Force coaches look back on Friday's scrimmage
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 15, 2015

A day after a prolonged scrimmage at Falcon Stadium on Friday, Air Force went through a short practice on Saturday morning. In the heat and sunshine,...

SEC school shares Air Force's complaint about kickoff times
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Air Force has dished out its fair share of grumbling about the college football television schedule.

Well, Falcons fans (and coach Troy...

Air Force notebook: Defensive position battles intensify
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Position battles on the Air Force defense appear no closer to a resolution now than they were when camp opened two weeks ago. If anything, the...

Air Force notebook: Calhoun explains practice schedule
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Back on the field

Air Force returned to the practice field Monday, practicing indoors at the Holaday Athletic Center on a rainy afternoon with...

Evolution of Air Force offense helped assistant land job at San Diego St.
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 8, 2015

Much was written for Sunday’s edition of The Gazette about the evolving diversity in Air Force’s offense. Some still call it a triple-option offense,...

Sports Illustrated shows Air Force some respect with preseason pick
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 8, 2015

Air Force received some respect from Sports Illustrated in its college preview edition, which was released this week.

The Falcons were picked...

Air Force notebook: Limited hitting on first day in pads
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

First day of pads hardly a ‘big hit’

Wednesday morning’s practice marked Air Force’s first in full pads, but it was a far cry from this day a...

Added size should give Air Force's defense more options, durability
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

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...

Air Force starting cornerback remains a cadet not in good standing, Calhoun refuses comment
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

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...

Notebook: Freshman Air Force quarterback gets early promotion
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

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...

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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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