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Rapid Reaction: Air Force falls in double OT in crazy game featuring two buzzer-beaters
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 5 hr ago

LAS VEGAS – Confidence seems high on Air Force’s side as a 4 p.m. game at UNLV is set to start. Even when UNLV has been its normal self in recent years,...

Notes from the road: Robinette, Steelhammer and a Dyn-O-Mite! encounter
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 11 hr ago

Well, I didn’t get the celebrity sighting I was hoping for.

Fifteen years in sports journalism has largely stripped me of the “wow factor”...

Current football assistant among those named to Air Force Athletics Hall of Fame
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

The Air Force Academy will open its Hall of Fame doors for two former coaches, five athletes and a women’s swimming and diving team that captured...

Notes from the road: South Dakota trip allows writer to catch up with former Air Force players
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Jan 16, 2017

When considering stories I wanted to follow recently, I noticed that two former Air Force basketball players would be in action on consecutive...

RAPID REACTION: Air Force notches needed victory over Fresno State
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Air Force desperately needed this win. They had come within two points in four straight losses to Fresno State. But more than that, this is a team...

Air Force football team outside Top 25 in final AP rankings
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The final Associated Press poll – released hours after Clemson’s thrilling final-second victory over Alabama in the national championship game – had...

Top 25 football rankings for Group of Five conference teams
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Amidst suggestions of a Group of Five playoff (or play-in, as Air Force coach Troy Calhoun prefers) and the Power Five free to make its own rules and...

Air Force women's basketball player switches numbers to honor cadet killed in crash
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Jan 7, 2017

Air Force women’s basketball player Erika Chapman switched jersey numbers on Saturday to honor a freshman cadet killed in a New Year’s Eve plane...

Rapid Reaction: Air Force slammed in second half at Colorado State
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Jan 7, 2017

FORT COLLINS – Hayden Graham is in street clothes, watching Air Force warmup as the Falcons prepares to face Colorado State at Moby Arena on...

Former Air Force football assistant returns to recruit's home with new team
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Jan 6, 2017

Former Air Force offensive line coach Clay Hendrix visited a home Friday for the second time in less than two months but this time representing a...

Steelhammer to play in Shrine Game, joining Air Force teammate
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Air Force defensive back Weston Steelhammer will join teammate Jalen Robinette in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla., the...

Closer look at how Air Force ended up in the Arizona Bowl
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

The Arizona Bowl was viewed as a worst-case scenario for most in and around the Air Force football program, and now it is a reality.

Before we...

Possibilities for Air Force bowl destination cover both ends of excitement spectrum
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

CBS Sports

New Mexico Bowl vs. Texas-San Antonio

Fox Sports

Arizona Bowl vs. Idaho

ESPN

Schlabach: Arizona Bowl...

Army coach: '(Air Force has) nothing that will ever come close to the Army-Navy game'
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

An interesting exchange of public comments between Air Force and Army football coaches continued on Wednesday.

Black Knights coach Jeff...

Air Force's Steelhammer joins standouts from Alabama, Michigan, USC as Lott Impact Award finalist
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Weston Steelhammer is keeping some impressive company.

The Air Force safety and NCAA’s active leader with 17 interceptions on Wednesday was...

Air Force defensive pair earn first-team all-Mountain West spots
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Weston Steelhammer earned his third consecutive All-Mountain West first-team selection, a first in Air Force history.

The senior safety was...

Emptying the notebook: More on Air Force's win at San Jose State
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Nov 21, 2016

News and notes from Air Force's nailbiting 41-38 victory at San Jose State on Saturday...

Defense clamps down by loosening up

Air Force...

Air Force notebook: Falcons praise Colorado State receiver
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Colorado State receiver Michael Gallup had a monstrous night, catching 13 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown.

One catch came as he jumped...

Air Force senior Jalen Robinette to play in East-West Shrine Game
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Air Force receiver Jalen Robinette has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game, the event announced on Saturday.

The game...

Mountain West hoops notebook: Air Force hopes Hayden Graham's ankle is ready
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Writers from around the Mountain West conference teamed up to compile this notebook as the college basketball season begins on Friday. Air Force,...

Air Force's new depth chart shows no change at QB
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Air Force’s first depth chart since Arion Worthman’s electric second-half performance at Fresno State reflects no change at quarterback.

The...

Takeaways from Air Force's win at Fresno State and a Mountain West shakeup
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Emptying the notebook with takeaways from Air Force's win on Friday night, the Mountain West, etc...

Plays not to be forgotten

With as...

Single mother of baby girl lauds Air Force men's soccer team after flight
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Oct 31, 2016

The Air Force men’s lost 3-2 at UNLV on Oct. 21, but apparently gained a fan along the way.

An Air Force Academy public affairs officer passed...

Air Force had mixed results against Ajayi before he became breakout NFL star
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Jay Ajayi is the hot new thing in the NFL, breaking out with back-to-back 200-yard rushing games for Miami.

On Wednesday, he became the first...

Air Force cornerback fine after big hit; Calhoun agrees with call
By: - 0 Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Cornerback Jesse Washington left the hospital shortly after Air Force’s loss to Hawaii concluded on Saturday and has been with the team ever...

Coordinator conversations: Air Force's Mike Thiessen talks offense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen talks with The Gazette's Brent Briggeman about last week's 35-26 loss at Wyoming and the upcoming game...

Coordinator conversations: Air Force's Steve Russ talks defense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ talks to The Gazette's Brent Briggeman about a 35-36 loss at Wyoming and the upcoming game against New...

Former Air Force QB now playing at California junior college
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Air Force transfer Ryan Brand has resurfaced at the College of San Mateo, a junior college in San Mateo, Calif.

Brand left the academy this...

Coordinator conversations: Air Force's Steve Russ talks defense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Oct 4, 2016

Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ talks with The Gazette's Brent Briggeman about the nation's No. 2 run defense, a 28-14 victory over Navy...

Coordinator conversations: Air Force's Mike Thiessen talks offense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Oct 4, 2016

Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen talks with The Gazette's Brent Briggeman about last week's 28-14 victory over Navy and Saturday's...

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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