More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Reflections on potato on the eve of Idaho Potato Bowl

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    You'll say potato and some will say puh-tah-to. Either way, potato has had quite a life. This Saturday, potato will be honored with a namesake college bowl game when Air Force takes on Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. But who is potato? Potato has been called hot...

  • Pearson's legacy at Air Force complicated by injury that limited his time as starter

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Nothing has come easy for Kale Pearson at Air Force. That won't change after he's gone, either, as establishing a legacy with the Falcons looks complicated for Pearson. Limited to just one year as the starting quarterback, Pearson's lasting imprint on the program figures to be...

  • Air Force appears to be well short of Potato Bowl ticket-sales allotment

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Air Force has sold 3,500 tickets to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, a number which likely falls well short of its allotment. The Falcons' Association of Graduates has also canceled, or at least downsized, a pregame tailgate before Saturday's game against Western Michigan in Boise,...

  • Inconsistent Falcons hope for second-half surge

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Inconsistency everywhere but in goal has been an unfortunate characteristic of the ninth-place Air Force Falcons headed into the holiday break. So what can be done to fix that? "If you know the answer, let me know because we're still trying to figure it out," senior defenseman Mike...

  • Ramsey: Steve Russ creates faith to lift fallen Air Force defense

    By David ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Steve Russ embarked on a search, fueled by his hope to repair a defense in ruins. He needed to teach Air Force football defenders to attack instead of retreat, but his search wasn't only about others. Russ needed to assure himself, too. In his compact office, he examined the...

  • Air Force linebacker Jordan Pierce has sustained high level of play in surprising season

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Jordan Pierce sat on a table in the trainer's room and contemplated the question. A member of the training staff had asked the Air Force linebacker what it had been that allowed him to put together a season like he has - one in which the senior has led the Falcons in tackles and made...

  • Air Force hopes running game will provide advantage in bowl game

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Kale Pearson has no lofty aspirations when it comes to throwing the ball in his final game as Air Force's quarterback. "I'd love to be able to run it every single play," the senior said, "because I think that's when we're very successful." He's right, of course. Air Force has...

  • Standout sophomore receiver Jalen Robinette intends to stick around for Air Force

    by brent briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    If you're an Air Force football fan, you've probably asked yourself this question at some point: Will Jalen Robinette stick around? The standout sophomore wide receiver has heard the question, too. "I've been asked that by a few people," Robinette said. "There's no reason to leave....

  • Ball movement the key as Air Force blows past Arkansas-Pine Bluff

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Facing a zone defense that took it away from its normal motion offense and back-door cuts, Air Force attacked Arkansas-Pine Bluff by passing. And passing. And passing. With quick ball movement that kept the Falcons from even putting the ball on the floor, where the Golden Lions...

  • Michael Husar's upcoming graduation not what he expected, but no less special

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Through long days, early mornings and stressful times at the Air Force Academy, Michael Husar always had an image of the graduation that marked the finish line. He didn't picture it like this. The senior guard, a first-team all-Mountain West selection this season, will graduate in a...

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