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Coordinator conversation: Air Force's Mike Thiessen talks offense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 21 hr ago

The Gazette's Brent Briggeman talks with Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen:

Now you get Navy. Do you like this week? Playing a...

Coordinator conversation: Air Force's Steve Russ talks defense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 22 hr ago

The Gazette's Brent Briggeman talks with Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ:

BB: I’m hearing Roland Ladipo and Ryan Watson will be...

Update: Former Liberty football player cancer-free and thriving
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Yesterday

I’ll never forget the sight of Tyler Ritchie’s eyebrows.

I knew I was going to sit down and talk with a high school football player battling...

College football takeaways: Georgia State, comebacks and a 'shocking' result
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Takeaways from another week of college football from The Gazette's Brent Briggeman.

Georgia State performance reflects well on Air Force

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Air Force booster club offers sharktooth helmets as part of fundraiser
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Air Force is attempting to turn its sharktooth helmets into a million-dollar idea.

The Falcon Pride Club is offering helmets (not game-worn,...

Sharktooth helmets may make return appearance at some point
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Air Force may wear the sharktooth helmets from this past weekend again this year. A...

Takeaways from Air Force football through two games
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Some takeaways from the second weekend of college football action:

What more can be said about Tim McVey?

Air Force junior tailback Tim...

NFL opening day takeaway: Head hunting will eventually take down the sport
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 9, 2016

Watching the NFL season-opener last night, I had some of the same takeaways as most everyone else.

Trevor Siemian seems capable, the Broncos...

Coordinator Q&A: Air Force's Steve Russ talks defense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Sep 5, 2016

Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ talks to The Gazette's Brent Briggeman about a 36-21 victory over Abilene Christian and looks ahead to...

Coordinator Q&A: Air Force's Mike Thiessen talks offense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Sep 5, 2016

Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen talks to The Gazette's Brent Briggeman about the Falcons' season-opening 37-21 victory over Abilene...

Online exclusive: Parents' Weekend to be extra special for Air Force's Ryan Watson
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 3, 2016

Two things can always be expected of Ryan Watson. He’ll wear a smile, and he’ll tell the complete truth.

Had Watson, the Air Force defensive...

New Orleans paper: Air Force grad 'legit contender to stick' with Saints
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

The Time-Picayune seems to think a recent Air Force graduate may make the New Orleans Saints’ roster.

“Garrett Griffin could be a legit...

Air Force grad Garrett Griffin catches pass in Saints preseason loss
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Former Air Force tight end Garrett Griffin caught one pass for 14 yards in his preseason debut on Friday night.

Griffin recently returned from...

Troy Calhoun, Dee Dowis linked by their intersecting time as Air Force quarterbacks
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Air Force football was forever changed by the arrival of two quarterbacks in consecutive years in the mid-1980s, whose intersection set the...

Air Force survives first Big 12 expansion cut, source says
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Air Force is apparently still in the running for a spot in the Big 12, but only as a prospective “football only" member.

This is according to...

Funeral service scheduled for Air Force football legend Dee Dowis
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

A funeral service will be held on Friday in Greenville, S.C., for legendary Air Force quarterback Dee Dows.

Dowis, 48, was killed early Monday...

Air Force releases depth chart for season opener
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Air Force’s depth chart for the opener against Abilene Christian was made available on Tuesday. Here’s a look at it with some notes:

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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...

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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