More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Air Force tight end Nate Dreslinski worked behind the scenes to bring kid to Falcons Stadium

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    important detail about Nate Dreslinski's efforts to bring a Michigan boy stricken with muscular dystrophy to Falcons Stadium to see Notre Dame last year is that nobody at Air Force outside the locker room knew about it. This was, in fact, so far from a publicity stunt that Air...

  • Falcons hockey focuses on preparing freshmen for new season

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Preparing for a new hockey season never gets old, even for a player during his fifth first week of practice. "It doesn't make it any less exciting," Air Force (medical redshirt) senior captain George Michalke said before Tuesday's on-ice session. "Everyone is excited to get things...

  • Air Force football focuses on bye week rest, then Boise State

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Air Force has a week to assess its start to the season and get healthy. With Boise State looming in two weeks, this open week in the schedule comes at a perfect time. "I don't think there's ever a bad time for an off week," receiver Garrett Brown said. "Rest is always good." The...

  • Two strokes haven't kept AFA coach from competing

    By MICHAEL S. HUMPHREYS Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    At 42, Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, an Air Force pilot, tennis coach and athlete, felt alive and healthy until a stroke threatened to end his career and forever alter his life. Recently medically retired, Oosterhous continues as the Air Force Academy's men's head tennis coach and as an...

  • Air Force survives in shootout with Georgia State

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Jordan Pierce could have found plenty of positives Saturday. The Air Force linebacker picked off a pass that led to a touchdown, he led his team in tackles and helped the Falcons to their first road win in nearly two years with a 48-38 win over Georgia State in the Georgia Dome....

  • Air Force coach sees enormous growth potential for Atlanta-based Georgia State

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Troy Calhoun doesn't look at Georgia State and see a new program that has gone 1-13 since a quick jump to FBS. He sees a team flush with resources, sitting on fertile recruiting land and ready to become something spectacular. "In some ways you kind of wonder, are these the Miami...

  • Air Force spotlight player, subplots and numbers

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    SPOTLIGHT PLAYER - JACOBI OWENS, SOPHOMORE TAILBACK Two weeks ago, the biggest athletic moment in Jacobi Owens' life had been running in the state track meet. Now, he'll enter the Georgia Dome among the nation's top 10 rushers. The thing is, 309 yards in his first two college games...

  • What's behind the Air Force/Georgia football connection?

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Is it possible that Air Force football is benefiting from Atlanta hosting the 1996 Summer Olympics? Falcons coach Troy Calhoun thinks so. Among his many praises for Atlanta and the state of Georgia, Calhoun pointed to the modernization of infrastructure and transportation that came...

  • Georgia on the mind of many homeward-bound Air Force football players

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Air Force players have waged an intense competition among themselves since mid-summer. This battle has nothing to do with playing time, but was all about tickets to the Georgia Dome for Saturday's game against Georgia State. The Falcons have 13 players from Georgia, plus a handful...

  • Incomplete passes difficult to overcome for Air Force offense

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Incomplete passes are a cost of doing business for a passing offense in football. Even the most efficient throwing teams will come up with nothing to show for about 30 percent of their passing plays. Those empty downs are especially harmful for Air Force. The Falcons threw 32 times...

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