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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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Falcons give football coaching staff a shakeup

Feb 18, 2014

Titles and responsibilities received a thorough makeover as Air Force...

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Falcons tour training grounds of Navy SEALs near San Diego

Feb 16, 2014

The Air Force basketball time utilized its extra time away from the...

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Players, coaches offer take on Air Force game

Feb 15, 2014

There were more compelling quotes after Air Force’s game at No. 5...

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Awini confirms intent to play at CU in online publication

Feb 11, 2014

Jaleel Awini has confirmed what The Gazette reported on Monday – that he...

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Air Force first baseman earns preseason MW honors

Feb 11, 2014

Air Force’s Seth Kline has earned a spot on the Mountain West...

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Air Force football recruiting class

Feb 6, 2014

Here is the Air Force recruiting class as pieced together by The...

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My long, meandering journey to the Super Bowl

Feb 2, 2014

Like so many others – I’m guessing – from Colorado and Washington, I...

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Coggins doesn't make AFA hoops road trip for disciplinary reasons

Jan 29, 2014

  Point guard and leading scorer Tre’ Coggins did not join...

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Navy lands 311-pound Colorado recruit; AFA apparently took a pass

Jan 26, 2014

Navy landed a commitment on Sunday from Trenton Noller, a 6-foot-3,...

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Must-win for Air Force? No, but very important

Jan 22, 2014

Air Force’s game against Wyoming tonight is as important a game as the...

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Q&A: Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun

Jan 21, 2014

Troy Calhoun spoke with reporters for the first time in nearly two...

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Pilipovich addresses cancer battle of assistant Long

Jan 20, 2014

Put Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich at a podium and the atmosphere is...

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Romine, three other QBs recognized for military honors

Jan 14, 2014

  Air Force recently sent out the press release pasted below,...

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LaCoste to play in East-West Shrine Game on Saturday

Jan 14, 2014

Air Force running back Anthony LaCoste will play Saturday in the...

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Pregame thoughts before Air Force plays at Fresno State

Jan 8, 2014

Before Air Force tips off against Fresno State here at the Save Mart...

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Pregame thoughts: Air Force no longer a young basketball team

Jan 4, 2014

The narrative of this Air Force basketball season has changed in a move...

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AFA captain Earls keeps perspective in approach to dealing with injury

Dec 31, 2013

DeLovell Earls conveys an image of cool – in no rush when he talks or...

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Looking back at a disturbing trend for Air Force football

Dec 18, 2013

If you’re an Air Force fan, nothing should concern you more than the...

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Bringing Knorr back would provide Air Force's staff with needed experience

Dec 18, 2013

When news broke on Tuesday that Air Force was near a deal to bring...

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Air Force connection led to game with Richmond, but not the one you might expect

Nov 27, 2013

Former Air Force coach Chris Mooney will return to Clune Arena tonight,...

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Air Force coach wants 16-team playoff; doesn't feel bowl system would feel an impact

Nov 27, 2013

Troy Calhoun has not shied away from controversial topics this season –...

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Calhoun's frustrations boil over during impassioned press conference

Nov 22, 2013

Troy Calhoun finally reached a boiling point. It has been clear for some...

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Changes in Air Force depth chart are at once obvious and momentous

Nov 20, 2013

Air Force’s latest football depth chart provides some small changes that...

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Thoughts on Coggins, Air Force and an unsustainable number of minutes

Nov 18, 2013

The performance from Tre’ Coggins on Sunday was probably inevitable for...

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Air Force coach shares memories of Hall, who was cut Wednesday by Kansas City

Nov 14, 2013

Former Air Force standout Chad Hall took to Twitter shortly after losing...

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Warren's role with Air Force much deeper than calling defenses

Nov 4, 2013

I hear a lot of talk about Air Force football in my position, and the...

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Anthony LaCoste: 1,000-yard back?

Nov 3, 2013

As crazy as it might have seemed about 24 hours ago, Air Force may have...

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Food drive at Air Force/Army football game

Oct 30, 2013

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun is encouraging spectators to bring...

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Air Force quarterback describes post-concussion test and the stress of taking it

Oct 30, 2013

For an student-athlete (or cadet-athlete), one of the most stressful...

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Air Force WR MacArthur to miss another game with concussion; future in doubt

Oct 29, 2013

Air Force receiver Ty MacArthur continues to be out with a concussion...

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DeBerry's grandson recovering from broken neck

Oct 21, 2013

I spoke with longtime Air Force football coach Fisher DeBerry over the...

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Intercollegiate sports resume at Air Force (full text of announcement)

Oct 9, 2013

Air Force sent the following announcement on Wednesday afternoon: Air...

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Air Force basketball to have 19 games broadcast this season

Oct 9, 2013

The Mountain West released its basketball television schedule early...

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Source: Air Force/San Diego St. "game on"

Oct 8, 2013

A source has confirmed to The Gazette that Thursday’s football...

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Mountain West football notebook for Week 7

Oct 8, 2013

MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE For the second week in a row, Air Force...

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Trainers, equipment crew were last-minute scratches from Air Force football flight

Oct 5, 2013

The traveling party for Air Force at Navy is thin. Thinner, in fact,...

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Air Force/Navy game still hanging in the balance

Oct 2, 2013

The on-again, off-again Air Force/Navy football game remains off early...

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What we know about Air Force's new quarterback, Karson Roberts

Sep 28, 2013

Karson Roberts will wear No. 16 for Air Force today. Beyond that, we...

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A stat to cheer up Air Force fans, or at least add a bit of perspective

Sep 25, 2013

If anybody needs a pick-me up right now, it’s an Air Force...

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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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