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Air Force makes move to Big 12 in one sport

Jul 29, 2015

Air Force has joined the Big 12 Conference. In wrestling. The...

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UNLV's new football coach eyes growth through new facilities

Jul 28, 2015

With a few exceptions, Air Force has largely been able to rely on UNLV...

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Air Force football picked fourth in Mountain West preseason poll

Jul 28, 2015

Air Force was picked fourth in the Mountain West’s Mountain Division,...

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Air Force football recruit says knee issue knocked him out of basic training

Jul 27, 2015

Air Force is down another athlete from basic training, this time a...

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Wide receiver makes rare Air Force appearance on Biletnikoff Award watch list

Jul 15, 2015

Here’s a new one: A national award has singled out an Air Force wide...

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Air Force reveals new football uniforms for 2015 season

Jul 27, 2015

Air Force revealed its new-look football jerseys on Monday, showing off...

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"All is good" for Mountain West media days despite Las Vegas fire

Jul 25, 2015

A pool-area fire at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas caused a large cloud...

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Award watch list leads to debate over Air Force and Navy fullbacks

Jul 17, 2015

A little Air Force vs. Navy football debate always provides some...

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Reviving Air Force/CU football series draws strong reactions

Jul 16, 2015

The announcement on Wednesday that Air Force and Colorado will resume a...

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CU and Air Force: Just how long has it been?

Jul 15, 2015

After the announcement that Air Force and Colorado would resume playing...

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Air Force, CU to renew football series that halted in 1974

Jul 15, 2015

A long-awaited renewal of an in-state football rivalry is finally...

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Team of Air Force alums bounced in $1 million basketball tourney

Jul 14, 2015

A collection of Air Force basketball graduates fell in the second round...

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Media guide release gives first glimpse at Air Force 2015 football roster, depth chart

Jul 13, 2015

Air Force football released its 2015 media guide on Monday, and there...

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Air Force safety on Jim Thorpe Watch list

Jul 13, 2015

Air Force’s Weston Steelhammer was named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch...

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Air Force football players left off major awards watch lists

Jul 7, 2015

Six interceptions as a sophomore weren’t enough to land Weston...

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Air Force loses key basketball recruit one week into basic training

Jul 3, 2015

One week into basic training, Air Force has lost a key basketball...

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Air Force lands two on Sporting News All-MW football list

Jul 3, 2015

The Sporting News has great faith in the healing powers of modern...

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Documentary chronicles Air Force grad Antoine Hood's NBA dream

Jul 1, 2015

Antoine Hood firmly believes he could start for an NBA team and help it...

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Basic training a learning experience for new Air Force assistant

Jun 28, 2015

The start of basic training wasn’t an eye-opening experience simply for...

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Blog: Air Force possibly catches break as Mountain West releases men's basketball schedule

Jun 24, 2015

Air Force learned it will partially dodge both defending co-champions...

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Air Force home game vs. San Jose State moved to 8:15 p.m.

Jun 23, 2015

The movement of games to the late hour has begun for Air Force...

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More from Calhoun on new rules, trends and the Commander-in-Chief

Jun 17, 2015

Here’s more from Tuesday’s college football coaches’ luncheon that...

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Air Force assistant selected to work with NBA team

Jun 16, 2015

Air Force assistant basketball coach Andy Moore recently spent three...

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Perkins' runner-up finish caps Air Force's week at NCAA track meet

Jun 13, 2015

We have run results from Air Force’s three representatives at the NCAA...

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Air Force reliever picked by St. Louis in 29th round of MLB Draft

Jun 10, 2015

Relief pitcher Ben Yokley, a recent Air Force graduate, was picked in...

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Historic Hayward Field just part of what makes NCAA track meet special

Jun 9, 2015

Hayward Field – almost always referred to as “Historic Hayward Field” –...

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Air Force runner has resisted chance to try for 4-minute mile

Jun 9, 2015

One of the biggest athletic achievements ever accomplished my man is in...

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Catcher picked in first round of MLB Draft struggled vs. Air Force

Jun 9, 2015

Fresno State catcher Taylor Ward was picked in the first round of...

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Top 10 Air Force football plays of 2014

Jun 5, 2015

Air Force fans starved for some football highlights will love this...

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Football among four Air Force teams to receive national academic honor

May 27, 2015

The Air Force football team repeatedly credited a renewed intensity as...

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Air Force football 100 days from an opener that continues to make sense

May 27, 2015

Thursday will mark the 100-day marker from Air Force’s Sept. 5 season...

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Rhodes Scholar, rehabbed QB among Air Force athletic award winners

May 26, 2015

A Rhodes Scholar, a quarterback who overcame a knee injury and a...

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Calhoun will again speak at luncheon in Colorado Springs

May 26, 2015

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun will again take the stage this...

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Transferring Air Force freshman Mooney lands at South Dakota

May 20, 2015

Matt Mooney is transferring to South Dakota, the school announced...

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Stroke strikes yet another young Air Force tennis coach

May 20, 2015

This is just bizarre, and very bad, luck. Air Force assistant men’s...

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Air Force coach spends emotional time with family of cancer victim Lauren Hill

May 19, 2015

Air Force basketball coach Dave Pilipovich and his wife, Kelly, spent...

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Mountain West football title game switches from CBS to ESPN

May 15, 2015

ESPN has picked up the rights to the Mountain West football...

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Navy sprint football player among Amtrak derailment victims

May 13, 2015

Navy sophomore Justin Zemser was among those killed in Tuesday night’s...

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Air Force tennis players earn Arthur Ashe Award

May 12, 2015

As a past recipient of the Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship...

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Air Force coach leads U.S. Greco-Roman team

May 1, 2015

Air Force wrestling coach Sam Barber will be the head coach for the...

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Schedule: Air Force football has little control over kickoff times

Apr 28, 2015

Air Force added uncertainty to its football schedule on Tuesday when...

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Air Force's Steelhammer on award watch list

Apr 22, 2015

It seems a bit early to start naming award watch lists for the 2015...

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Hiring of Air Force coach also brings Special Olympics leader to town

Apr 22, 2015

There’s a chance that the hiring of Chris Gobrecht as the new Air Force...

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Gobrecht believes Ivy League experience will translate to Air Force women's hoops

Apr 22, 2015

Chris Gobrecht has undergone some radical adjustments in her career....

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Kamryn Williams earns top honor at Air Force hoops banquet

Apr 18, 2015

Kamryn Williams took Air Force's Bob Spear Award as the basketball team...

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Mountain West announces sponsorship of tourney in Cayman Islands

Apr 16, 2015

It sounds like a Caribeann getaway could potentially be in the future...

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Air Force hoops assistant Long resigns after illness altered his situation

Apr 15, 2015

Drew Long has resigned his position as an Air Force men’s basketball...

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Air Force game at Boise St. moved to Friday night, will bring bonus money

Apr 15, 2015

Air Force’s football game at Boise State in the second-to-last weekend...

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Mountain West, Missouri Valley revive challenge series

Apr 2, 2015

Air Force will play at Southern Illinois on Nov. 13, part of the...

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Losing Mooney a tough blow for Air Force hoops

Apr 2, 2015

I put the tape recorder and notepad down and asked Dave Pilipovich a...

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New Air Force athletic director starts on Monday

Mar 22, 2015

New Air Force athletic Jim Knowlton reports for work on Monday, but his...

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Air Force baseball -- yes, baseball -- faces big weekend series

Mar 20, 2015

The rare key Air Force baseball series begins today at San Diego State....

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Three football players from Air Force’s opening opponent stabbed on campus

Mar 18, 2015

Three football players were stabbed on the campus of Morgan State, the...

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Air Force spring game moved indoors

Mar 18, 2015

Air Force continues to down shift on its spring game. At one point...

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Emptying the notebook: More on Air Force's exit from the MW Tourney

Mar 12, 2015

Here are some items that didn't make their way into our game story and...

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Mountain West basketball notebook

Mar 10, 2015

AIR FORCE A development in Air Force’s most recent game could have...

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Quick glance at Air Force's opening-round matchup against New Mexico in the MW Tournament

Mar 8, 2015

Air Force enters the Mountain West Tournament as the No. 9 seed and...

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Olesinski earns honorable mention as media releases All-Mountain West honors

Mar 8, 2015

Senior Marek Olesinski was the lone Air Force player recognized as the...

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Air Force Academy picks site for 2015 spring football game

Mar 7, 2015

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun said the team's spring game would...

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Mountain West basketball notebook

Mar 4, 2015

AIR FORCE The quest for a first-round bye in the Mountain West...

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Air Force football schedule reveals fortunate timing for bye, Halloween in Hawaii

Mar 2, 2015

Air Force will spend Halloween in Hawaii, close the season with two...

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Scenarios abound, but the most likely puts Air Force in MW's 8 vs. 9 game

Mar 1, 2015

Scenarios still exist that could put Air Force as anything from the No....

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Home has truly been sweet for Air Force, others in Mountain West

Feb 27, 2015

With Air Force set to play its final home game of the season on...

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Emptying the notebook: Air Force tops Nevada

Feb 26, 2015

It’s called the charity stripe for a reason, apparently, because Nevada...

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Mountain West hoops notebook: Nance ready to return for Wyoming

Feb 24, 2015

AIR FORCE With the season’s two final games at Clune Arena coming up...

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Postseason possibilities still exist for Air Force basketball

Feb 19, 2015

By winning three straight home games and four of six overall, Air Force...

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Air Force announces hiring of two assistants but not their assignments

Feb 18, 2015

Air Force finally announced the hiring of offensive assistant coaches...

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Air Force spring football: Five storylines to track

Feb 17, 2015

Air Force opens spring football practice on Wednesday. Here are five...

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Mountain West hoops notebook

Feb 17, 2015

AIR FORCE The Falcons are on a roll, having won four of six. But they...

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Air Force grad reportedly returning as offensive assistant

Feb 12, 2015

It appears that Air Force grad Steed Lobotzke is returning to the...

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Tarkanian left major impact throughout Mountain West

Feb 12, 2015

Boise State coach Leon Rice took time after defeating Air Force on...

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Report: Air Force has hired former Florida tight ends coach

Feb 11, 2015

Air Force has hired former Florida tight ends coach Derek Lewis to...

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Air Force's 2015 football schedule will open with FCS Morgan State

Feb 11, 2015

Air Force will open the 2015 football season against Morgan State on...

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Basketball notes from around the Mountain West

Feb 10, 2015

AIR FORCE Marek Olesinski was named the Mountain West’s Player of the...

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The late Dean Smith once coached at Air Force

Feb 9, 2015

By now, every sports fan has likely heard of Dean Smith’s death at the...

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Air Force's Olesinski earned MW weekly honor in men's basketball

Feb 9, 2015

Marek Olesinki was named the Mountain West’s men’s basketball player of...

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Air Force football recruiting: Signing day list

Feb 4, 2015

Because of the appointment process involved with entry into the Air...

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Emptying the notebook: Air Force's upset of New Mexico

Feb 5, 2015

It wouldn’t be right to call Air Force’s victory on Wednesday over New...

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Signing day conversation with Air Force coach Troy Calhoun

Feb 4, 2015

For various reasons involving the appointment of cadet athletes, Air...

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Q&A: Air Force recruit on Bolt Brotherhood, borrowing cars and frozen yogurt with Troy Calhoun

Feb 4, 2015

The Gazette's Brent Briggeman talked on Wednesday morning with Josh...

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Basketball notes from around the Mountain West

Feb 4, 2015

AIR FORCE It looks like Max Yon’s self-imposed hiatus will end on...

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Air Force's Yon honored for work on, off the court

Feb 4, 2015

Air Force leading scorer Max Yon received national recogition for his...

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Three-star, 276-pound offensive tackle commits to Air Force

Jan 28, 2015

Air Force's 2015 recruiting class landed its first 3-star prospect – as...

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Basketball notes from around the Mountain West

Jan 27, 2015

AIR FORCE In a season being torpedoed on all sides by injuries and...

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Air Force basketball coach discusses cadet's death

Jan 27, 2015

Air Force basketball coach Dave Pilipovich took a moment Monday to...

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Air Force football recruiting starting to develop some storylines

Jan 25, 2015

Air Force is rapidly reeling in football commitments, with the Feb. 4...

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First power struggle between new Air Force A.D., superintendent goes to the boss

Jan 21, 2015

The first power struggle between Air Force's new athletic director and...

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Emptying the notebook: Air Force vs. San Diego State

Jan 21, 2015

I’m not sure how many Air Force fans are going to be clamoring to read...

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Mountain West hoops notebook

Jan 20, 2015

AIR FORCE Leading scorer Max Yon, who has already missed two games...

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Air Force backup center Moer will be given time to work through struggles

Jan 20, 2015

We’ve written several times about the upside Air Force has found to a...

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Another video angle of Air Force and Colorado State incident

Jan 12, 2015

The above video from YouTube is now available, showing the development...

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Photo captures first instant of Air Force and CSU skirmish

Jan 12, 2015

Air Force's defense of freshman Matt Mooney's actions against Colorado...

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Two suspended for incident in Air Force/Colorado State game

Jan 11, 2015

In the aftermath of an on-court skirmish between Air Force and Colorado...

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Former Air Force assistant the only coach retained on Nebraska's staff

Jan 7, 2015

Air Force grad and longtime Falcons football assistant Charlton Warren...

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MRI reveals torn Achilles for Air Force forward, ending his career

Jan 6, 2015

Kamryn Williams’ story is often cited by Air Force coaches as the...

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Air Force press release announces new athletic director

Jan 6, 2015

Full press release from Air Force regarding hiring of Jim Knowlton as...

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Air Force senior Williams 'out indefinitely,' but Achilles' tendon did not rupture

Jan 1, 2015

The severity of Kamryn Williams’ Achilles’ tendon injury won’t likely...

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Mountain West hoops: Team-by-team glances as conference play begins

Dec 30, 2014

AIR FORCE Nonconference wrap-up: The Falcons (7-4) showed...

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Air Force's Yon earns honor from Mountain West

Dec 15, 2014

Air Force’s Max Yon was named Mountain West player of the week after...

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Air Force coordinator conversations: Offense's Mike Thiessen

Dec 12, 2014

Air Force offensive coordinator/receivers coach Mike Thiessen talks to...

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