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Good ol' days for Sky Sox are going, going ... but not gone yet
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 7 hr ago

Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs may have been given a terminal diagnosis, but there’s some beauty in its last gasp.

Top prospect Lewis...

Air Force outfielder Adam Groesbeck taken by Atlanta Braves in MLB draft
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Outfielder Adam Groesbeck was drafted in the 38th round Wednesday by the Atlanta Braves, adding yet another Air Force athlete to the discussion on...

Air Force draws Nevada, Wyoming just once in upcoming hoops season
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Air Force will travel to Nevada in the 2017-18 basketball season, and Colorado Springs native Alan Herndon will not play in this area as a senior...

Air Force receiver Ernie Jennings on College Football Hall of Fame ballot
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Ernie Jennings, Air Force's all-time leader in receptions, is among 75 former FBS players on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame that...

List: 10 Rockies teams to emerge from Memorial Day with a winning record
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, May 29, 2017

This is the 10th time in Colorado's team history that it has emerged from Memorial Day with a winning record. Here's a look at how this team compares...

Slideshow: Placing the Rockies' 50-game start in recent historical context
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, May 27, 2017

The Rockies are the 35th team in the Wild Card era to find themselves at least 14 games over .500 at the 50-game mark in a non-strike year.

If...

Air Force football: Military assignments for the 32 seniors
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

Assignments for Air Force football players

Air Force...

Top Sky Sox prospect Lewis Brinson held out with hand injury
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

Lewis Brinson participated in batting practice on Tuesday and will be ready to return to the Sky Sox any day.

The center fielder – the...

Blog: Season ends for Air Force baseball with plenty of 'what-ifs'
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

Zoom out far enough, and the Air Force baseball season looks satisfactory enough.

The Falcons went 27-26 in a season that ended Saturday. It’s...

NFL coach on new policy for service academy grads: 'It's dumb'
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

Count Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians among those unhappy with the Department of Defense’s new policy regarding service academy graduates.

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Air Force coach Calhoun praised by college football publication
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

Air Force’s Troy Calhoun earned high praise from Athlon, as the publication ranked him No. 1 among Mountain West football coaches for 2017.

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Air Force lone Mountain West football program to earn academic award
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 3, 2017

Air Force was the lone football team in the Mountain West to earn an NCAA Public Recognition Award for finishing with an Academic Progress Rate in...

UCCS baseball the beneficiary of Air Force sports rarity
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, May 2, 2017

In a rare move, Air Force baseball is playing a game in Colorado Springs away from Falcon Field today.

The Falcons will play UCCS at Security...

Air Force's Pilipovich moves closer to top of MW coaching tenure list with Fisher's retirement
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

With the retirement of San Diego State’s Steve Fisher, Air Force’s Dave Pilipovich moved to within a few months of being the longest-tenured men’s...

Links: Brushing up on Air Force football before Saturday's scrimmage
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Air Force plays its spring football game at Castle Rock on Saturday morning.

Here are links to our full spring practice coverage to...

Going deeper with Jacob Onyechi, Air Force's Pro Day standout performer
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Jacob Onyechi seemed to be the breakout performer on Tuesday as Air Force hosted Pro Day, as he ran an unofficial 4.41 40-meter dash and recorded a...

Air Force Pro Day notes: Results kept hidden, Robinette's plan and Owens displays hands
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Imagine taking a college entrance exam where results were known to universities, but not you. Then you are forced to wait around to see if your score...

Late innings have been damaging for Air Force baseball early in MW play
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Air Force baseball is off to an 0-5 start in Mountain West play, and the culprit is plain to see – late-inning pitching and defense.

In those...

RAPID REACTION: Colorado State blows past Air Force at MW Tournament
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

LAS VEGAS - Colorado State sent Air Force into the offseason with nothing to second guess.

The 10th-seeded Falcons were simply...

Ridiculously early look at Air Force football's 2017 depth chart
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Air Force is taking a weeklong break from spring practice as freshman go through recognition training.

I figured the pause presented a good...

Q&A: Ben Garland talks Air Force, d-line, o-line, pro policy and the Super Bowl
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Fresh from an appearance in the Super Bowl, Ben Garland made an appearance at Air Force’s football practice on Tuesday.

The former Falcon...

Emptying the notebook: Air Force basketball earns another shot at Colorado State
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Air Force will get a second shot at Colorado State after all.

The Falcons and Rams met just once during the regular-season, with Colorado...

RAPID REACTION: Boise State blows past Air Force in home finale
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Mar 4, 2017

Boise State shot Air Force outs of its own gym on Senior Day.

The Broncos hit 11 of their first 12 shots and made 19 3s as they blew out the...

Fifteen freshman who flew to the forefront for Air Force in February
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Freshmen have played large roles for Air Force early in the spring semester. Here are 15 of the most noteworthy.

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Paxton...

Air Force football observations: Local quarterback shows impressive skills
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Isaiah Sanders has quickly emerged as a player you can’t take your eyes off at Air Force spring practice.

The freshman quarterback from Palmer...

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.

Follow me on twitter @BrentBriggeman