More Air Force Academy Articles

  • New Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton starts on Monday

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    New Air Force athletic Jim Knowlton reports for work on Monday, but his first week is expected to be a quiet one. Cadets are on spring break and Knowlton is expected to spend much of the week handling in-processing procedures and paperwork. He is also expected to make a speaking...

  • Versatile Santo Coppola ready to help Air Force's defense from multiple spots

    By BReNT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Given the versatility Santo Coppola showed in high school, his adventures for Air Force in spring football don't seem all that extreme. "I played tight end, linebacker, then I'd drop to the nose," the 6-foot-4 sophomore-to-be said. "I was even the kicker." Of course, all that moving...

  • Air Force Academy chief aims to strengthen ties between school, community

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's top general told a crowd of community leaders last week that she wants to strengthen ties between the school and the Pikes Peak region. Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson gathered local leaders of a two-hour session on the state of the Air Force Academy and used the...

  • Jesse Washington brings confidence to Air Force cornerback battle

    By BReNT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Successfully playing cornerback requires more than speed, agility and ball skills. It also demands the confidence to know that you can be left alone against a speedster and win, no matter the circumstance or what may have happened on the last play. Even as Jesse Washington battles for...

  • Klee: Can Air Force reach the NCAA Tournament again? Probably not

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    DENVER — It's a cute, noble idea, the notion that college athletics are conducted on an even playing field. So is the theory "Yes, we can" bridge the aisle in Washington. So is two months paid vacation, or fresh powder every day. So is the Easter bunny. My esteemed colleague, Mr....

  • Ramsey: Air Force can return to NCAA Tournament, just look at recent history

    By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Air Force basketball can return to the NCAA Tournament. This is not probable. I know that. It is possible. You should know that. Remember, Air Force traveled to the NCAA Tournament twice and earned National Invitation Tournament invitations twice during an era (2003-07) when defiant...

  • Air Force men's gymnasts hope to build on program success

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Air Force starts its march into the men's gymnastics postseason with high hopes and expectations. The team, ranked 10th out of 21 NCAA Division I programs, is going for its sixth team title in a row at this weekend's USA Gymnastics national championships, which will be held on the...

  • Inconsistent Air Force hockey unable to reach league semifinals despite late surge

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Air Force played its best hockey at the best time, but still fell in the Atlantic Hockey Conference quarterfinals for the third year in a row. The team was inconsistent through much of the season. But there was enough talent in its senior class and increasing contributions from...

  • Air Force spring football practice concludes with a scaled-down scrimmage

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Air Force concluded its month of spring football practice with a short scrimmage Thursday that wasn't anything like a traditional spring game many programs hold. The Falcons held a game last year away from the academy and was what they had intended to do again, but that idea kept...

  • Air Force cornerback Gavin McHenry loses good standing as a cadet

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Cornerback loses good standing as a cadet Gavin McHenry is no longer a cadet in good standing, the Air Force Academy confirmed Wednesday. McHenry, a speedy cornerback, started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2013 and was part of the regular rotation this past season. The academy...

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