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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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Observations from Air Force's second scrimmage

Aug 15, 2014

Air Force went “live” for a scrimmage on Friday – I hesitate to fully...

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Air Force safety Spears displays a watchful eye in practice

Aug 12, 2014

Senior Christian Spears has been billed as the Air Force defensive...

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Air Force offensive coordinator likes play of QBs, o-line

Aug 12, 2014

I asked offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen what stood out to him from...

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Mountain West notebook: Fall camp edition

Aug 12, 2014

Beat writers from around the Mountain West will contribute to weekly...

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Thoughts, notes from Air Force's first fall scrimmage

Aug 9, 2014

Owens at No. 1 tailback As expected, sophomore Jacobi Owens took the...

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AFA freshmen log varsity practice time

Aug 8, 2014

Troy Calhoun isn’t generally chatty with reporters, but ask him about a...

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Physical practices take a toll on Air Force

Aug 7, 2014

Jamal Byrd graciously stayed and answered each question of a...

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Blog: Air Force won't visit Wyoming in 2014-15 basketball season

Aug 5, 2014

Air Force will not play at Wyoming – one of the few places in the...

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More on AFA coach Troy Calhoun and Chick-fil-A

Jul 31, 2014

As covered by my colleague Kevin Carmody, Troy Calhoun spent part of...

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Air Force coach buying everyone lunch at Chick-fil-A

Jul 30, 2014

This press release issued by Air Force is fairly self-explanatory....

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Air Force football picked last in division, shut out on all-league team

Jul 22, 2014

The Mountain West began football media days in Las Vegas by releasing...

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First glimpse at Air Force depth chart reveals little

Jul 21, 2014

A first glimpse at an Air Force football depth chart (the...

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Notes on Air Force’s roster as media guide released

Jul 17, 2014

Air Force released its 2014 media guide on Thursday, and with...

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Air Force’s Conant named to Lou Groza watch list

Jul 9, 2014

Air Force’s Will Conant was one of 30 kickers named to the Lou Groza...

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Game time set for Air Force football game at UNLV

Jul 1, 2014

The Mountain West Network, a web-only entity, has picked up the...

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Conversation with Falcons basketball recruit Ryan Manning

Jun 26, 2014

Sacramento, Calif., native Ryan Manning spent a few minutes talking to...

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ESPN3 picks up Air Force football opener vs. Nicholls State

Jun 26, 2014

Air Force will open the 2014 football season at noon on Aug. 30 against...

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Two more Air Force games picked up for broadcast

Jun 19, 2014

Two more Air Force games will be televised in the 2014 season, and...

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Q and A with Air Force coach Troy Calhoun on new and proposed NCAA regulations

Jun 18, 2014

If the NCAA expands some of the benefits allowed for players, how might...

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F-FC grad Kevin Davis back in the mix for CSU after injury

Jun 18, 2014

Fountain-Fort Carson graduate Kevin Davis is healthy this summer for...

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Change to North Gate hours shouldn't impact traffic for major AFA events

Jun 11, 2014

Traffic for major Air Force athletic events shouldn’t see a difference...

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Time, broadcast details set for Air Force football at Georgia State

Jun 10, 2014

Another date on Air Force’s football schedule has been finalized,...

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Air Force football will play night game at Wyoming in September

Jun 5, 2014

For the second straight year, Air Force’s matchup against Wyoming...

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Golfer Westmoreland, runner Eichenberger earn Air Force top male, female athlete honors

Jun 4, 2014

Air Force recently announced its award winners for the 2013-14 season....

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Air Force outfielder named to freshmem All-American team

Jun 4, 2014

Air Force freshman outfielder Tyler Jones was one of two from the...

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Air Force athletic director announces upcoming retirement via press release

May 22, 2014

Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh made official his intention to...

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Air Force center Husar named to preseason watch list

May 19, 2014

Air Force senior center Michael Husar Jr. is gaining some preseason...

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Air Force football players to assist with Waldo Canyon burn scar restoration

May 16, 2014

About 50 Air Force football players are slated to help with restoration...

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Coggins, Parker both leaving Air Force basketball program

May 1, 2014

Tre’ Coggins is leaving the Air Force basketball team. And he’s not...

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Air Force hires basketball assistant from Virginia Tech

Apr 17, 2014

Former Virginia Tech assistant Andy Moore has joined Air Force as an...

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Air Force football not likely to see any bonus television money

Apr 17, 2014

So far so good for the many Air Force football fans wishing to keep as...

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Air Force snacks could become more elaborate under NCAA proposal

Apr 16, 2014

An NCAA proposal to allow athletes to receive unlimited meals and snacks...

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Air Force grad Hall to hold free football camps for children of military members

Apr 16, 2014

Air Force graduate Chad Hall has created a non-profit organization...

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Kamryn Williams named MVP at Air Force basketball banquet

Apr 12, 2014

Kamryn Williams took the Bob Beckel Most Valuable Player award on...

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Air Force football will play a pair of Friday games in 2014

Apr 10, 2014

Air Force will play a pair of Friday football games, as the Mountain...

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Who is Air Force basketball's MVP?

Mar 12, 2014

If you haven’t seen today’s copy of The Gazette, there is a story about...

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Thoughts before Air Force's MW Tournament opener

Mar 12, 2014

Fresno State is as hot as anyone in the Mountain West, but the...

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Notes from Air Force spring football practice

Mar 6, 2014

Spring game officially set for District 20 Stadium Air Force will play...

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More from the Air Force cornerback situation

Mar 6, 2014

 If you missed it, check out the story in Friday’s edition of The...

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Calhoun's rules committee kills one controversial rule, adopts another

Mar 6, 2014

College football rules committee chairman Troy Calhoun said the infamous...

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AFA grad Jennings on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Mar 6, 2014

Air Force wide receiver Ernie Jennings, a 1971 graduate, is one of 75...

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Arizona coach parodies "Speed" in scathing, funny rebuttle to Calhoun's committee

Mar 3, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNPdi5hRLy8 Arizona football coach Rich...

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Extra shooting from Olesinski should provide a glimmer of hope for Air Force

Mar 1, 2014

At 6:24 p.m. on Saturday, more than two hours after Air Force’s...

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WR MacArthur receives Air Force football's top award

Feb 28, 2014

Receiver Ty MacArthur, who drew praise for both his talent and work...

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Evidence points to sports being impacted if Air Force faces budget cuts

Feb 28, 2014

President Obama has yet to announce his budget, so anything regarding...

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Mountain West clarifies Thanksgiving week policy as it impacts AFA

Feb 21, 2014

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun detests playing games on Saturday following...

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Air Force fencer saves life of girl, 15, with Heimlich maneuver

Feb 21, 2014

Air Force issued the following press release today, detailing the quick...

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Air Force football schedule released

Feb 20, 2014

The Mountain West released its full football schedule on Thursday. Air...

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Issues to watch during spring football for Air Force

Feb 18, 2014

What to watch in Air Force spring practice“Spring” practice begins for...

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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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