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  • Air Force picked fourth in Mountain West preseason football division poll

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN The Gazette -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Air Force picked fourth in preseason football poll A repeat performance is expected out of Air Force this season. The Falcons were picked fourth in their division in the Mountain West preseason poll. The Falcons were picked behind Boise State (177 points), Utah State (150) and...

  • Mountain West facing new challenges in College Football Playoff era

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS - The money was significantly better, but one year into the era of the College Football Playoff the Mountain West didn't seem to care for the change. If the first year showed the conference coaches anything, it was that it will take a perfect scenario for one of its teams...

  • Air Force runner, Rhodes Scholar Rebecca Esselstein earns top Mountain West honor

    By brent briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    LAS VEGAS - The accolades continue to pile up for Rebecca Esselstein, but none of them meant as much as the embrace of her peers. Esselstein on Tuesday was announced as the Mountain West's Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2014-15 season by conference commissioner Craig Thompson....

  • Air Force Academy program provides therapy to wounded warriors

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Wounded, injured and ill airmen sat tall in the saddle last week as they rode through an Air Force Academy program designed to give them a key healing ingredient. "Confidence," said retired Tech. Sgt. Larry O'Neil, who has spent years battling the hidden mental wounds that followed...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Pilipovich must read teen minds, and that's not easy

    By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Kamryn Williams nearly abandoned the Air Force Academy. He's glad he remained. He arrived at the academy in 2011 as a basketball-first teen. He helped lead Sierra to consecutive state 4A titles, largely because of his laser-like focus on the game. He was forced to widen his view...

  • Watch: Air Force Academy cadet woos Taylor Swift in video, on Facebook

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Brett Hagen really, really wants pop music star Taylor Swift to be his date for an upcoming dance. A Facebook page titled: "Taylor Swift, will you go to the USAFA ring dance with me?" and a separate YouTube video, starring the cadet, were created to...

  • Popular Colorado river reopens to recreational use

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    After a monthlong recreational ban, the South Platte River reopened in Douglas and Jefferson counties. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that a stretch of the South Platte River and its north fork, from the Jefferson and Park county line to Chatfield Reservoir, was...

  • Ramsey: Mike Gould welcomes renewal of Air Force-CU football series

    By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    For those who believe time has somehow stood still, Air Force's football trip to Boulder in 2020 will deliver disappointment. The Falcons will play the Buffs, and the game will be...like other games. CU students will conduct themselves...like students at Michigan, Oklahoma and...

  • Olympic trial qualifiers Hunter Doerr, Daniel Carr evolve Colorado Springs swimming rivalry into friendship

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI - the gazette scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Hunter Doerr wasn't sure what he was in for when his friends suggested they play Polish pingpong. Doerr found out soon enough. Lose a point, get pelted with the pingpong ball. The opponent on the other end of the table was one he's all too familiar with, though in a different...

  • List: 3 Air Force-Colorado football connections

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Air Force and Colorado haven't played football in more than four decades, a series that will be revived in 2020. Though they haven't faced off on the field during that time, they still share a few connections. Here are a few of them: Ron Vanderlinden The linebackers coach played...

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