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What's next: Active-duty assignments for Air Force athletes graduating today
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

Air Force’s class of 2018 is graduating today (if you had forgotten, the air show from the Thunderbirds will surely remind you).

Here’s a look...

Rockies would be wise to study Rays' revolutionary use of relief pitcher
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, May 21, 2018

If any team ought to take note of Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash’s creative use of the bullpen, it’s Colorado.

This weekend the Rays used...

Banner day for Mountain West as 3 players taken in first round of NFL Draft
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 27, 2018

The Mountain West enjoyed a banner day in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Three players from the conference were taken in the first round –...

Air Force football recruit cites 'dishonesty' in reversing his commitment
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

An Air Force football recruit has reversed his decision to attend the academy, citing “dishonesty.”

Andrew Meyer announced his decision on...

Sky Sox manager: 'I foresee Triple-A, at some point, it being back here in Colorado Springs'
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Rick Sweet thinks Triple-A baseball could eventually find its way back to Colorado Springs.

The Sky Sox manager, with 44 years of experience...

How my 8-year-old daughter picked the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Mar 17, 2018

The logic my daughters use when filling out their NCAA Tournament brackets is as solid as anybody's.

I just happen to find theirs more...

Minor league rules changes won't fix pace of baseball like re-examination of strike zone would
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Baseball has a hangnail, so it is amputating the whole hand.

At least that’s how I see the new regulations enacted in the minor leagues....

Air Force snubbed in men's basketball All-Mountain West selections, continuing a trend
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Mar 6, 2018

Air Force was entirely shut out in voting for all-Mountain West slots, continuing a trend.

Nevada’s Caleb Martin was named Player of the Year...

Air Force women's basketball wins again, setting record for Mountain West victories and taking No. 8 seed in tournament
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Mar 2, 2018

The Air Force women closed the regular season on Friday night with a 66-60 victory at San Jose State.

Here’s what that means:

Air Force...

More growing pains for Air Force as sophomore star Lavelle Scottie held from lineup for arriving late to bus
By: - 0 Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Air Force switched lineups again on Wednesday, with Lavelle Scottie sitting the first 5 minutes after arriving late for the team bus.


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