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Another Air Force football game draws network assignment, start time
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 3 hr ago

The final Air Force football game awaiting a broadcast home was picked up on Monday.

The Falcons’ Oct. 14 game against UNLV will be played at...

Jalen Robinette mingles with ex-teammates at Air Force practice
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

A familiar face showed up for Air Force’s football practice on Monday evening, as Jalen Robinette mingled with his former teammates.

Robinette...

Air Force grad Ben Garland listed as starter on Atlanta's depth chart
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 7, 2017

The first in-camp depth chart for Super Bowl runner-up Atlanta includes Air Force graduate Ben Garland as the starter at right guard.

Garland...

Notes and observations as Air Force returns to football practice
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 5, 2017

Air Force returned to the football practice field on Friday to open fall camp.

Here are some quick notes and observations from the...

First Top 25 poll paints unflattering picture of Group of Five conferences
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 3, 2017

The first preseason Top 25 college football poll was released on Thursday, and it reflects the gulf between the game’s haves and have nots.

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Q&A: San Diego St. coach: Air Force is 'the best offense ever designed for college football'
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jul 25, 2017

San Diego State coach Rocky Long spoke with reporters, including The Gazette's Brent Briggeman, during the Mountain West Media Summit on Tuesday in...

Thoughts and observations as Air Force releases its 2017 football media guide, roster
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Air Force’s media guide for the 2017 football season was posted online Tuesday. Here are some thoughts and observations after taking a quick spin...

As a former Colorado defensive back, Hale Irwin happy to hear rivalry with Air Force will resume
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Before winning 83 professional golf tournaments, Hale Irwin was a two-time all-Big 8 defensive back at Colorado.

As a former Buffalo, he was...

Garrett Cooper's bat has continued tear after moving from Sky Sox to Yankees
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Garrett Cooper made the leap from the Sky Sox to New York Yankees late last week.

On Monday, his bat fully joined him on the trip.

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Air Force's Calhoun suggests format for an eight-team College Football Playoff
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Troy Calhoun spent Father’s Day sitting next to his son at Coors Field when Nolan Arenado completed a cycle with a home run.

“That’s a pretty...

Good ol' days for Sky Sox are going, going ... but not gone yet
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

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...

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