More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Ramsey: Air Force basketball struggles with early questions

    By David Ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    College basketball games in November are tough to decipher. Are we watching a version of a team that will vastly improve as players gain confidence and a better understanding of each other? Or are we watching an early version of the truth - maybe dark, maybe bright - about a team?...

  • Lyons, Yon help Air Force past tougher-than-expected challenge from D-II foe

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Trevor Lyons received a pregame text of encouragement from his older brother, Michael, but the message neglected to mention that Michael would actually be on hand for Trevor's home debut with Air Force. But Michael was four rows up from the floor at Clune Arena to watch his freshman...

  • Air Force coach sees a lot of Barry Sanders in San Diego State tailback

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    San Diego State has produced some special tailbacks, with Marshall Faulk and Ronnie Hillman coming instantly to mind. Coach Troy Calhoun mentioned both of them when finding a comparable athlete to Donnel Pumphrey, the runner Air Force must contend with Friday night. But he had to go...

  • Air Force's Calhoun one of 20 semifinalists for coach of the year award

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Taking Air Force from a two-win season to eight victories so far has landed Troy Calhoun among the semifinalists for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. Alabama's Nick Saban and Colorado State's Jim McElwain were among the 20 semifinalists announced...

  • Ramsey blog: Air Force football support weak? Fans respond to column

    David Ramsey
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Wrote a column that ran in Sunday's Gazette about the small crowd at Falcon Stadium for Air Force's frigid game against Nevada. The prime point of the column is that players compete with intensity no matter how many fans are in the stands. (In this case, there weren't many fans. Maybe...

  • Air Force Academy athletic official arrested in Colorado Springs prostitution sting

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A top Air Force Academy athletic official was arrested in a Colorado Springs prostitution sting, police confirmed Tuesday. Dermot J. Coll, who abruptly resigned his position as head of the academy athletic department's fundraising arm Friday, was cited for allegedly soliciting sex...

  • Air Force men's basketball team has turned to freshman at the point

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Freshman Matt Mooney has been the starting point guard for Air Force in his first two college basketball games. So life is good, right? Well, not entirely. Because the Falcons have leaned on Mooney to open the season, they have also placed increased scrutiny on him. At the end of...

  • Rushing ready to take role as Air Force's starting tailback if Owens can't go

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Devin Rushing saw Jacobi Owens in the training room, but he didn't want to ask about the injury. He was tempted to, of course. If Owens, Air Force's 1,000-yard tailback, can't play Friday at San Diego State, Rushing will make his first career start. Still, Rushing couldn't bring...

  • Air Force QB Kale Pearson making most of last chance

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    When Kale Pearson first realized he would have just one season to start at quarterback for Air Force, he said a flip switched in his mind. This occurred last winter when Pearson, injured in the 2013 season opener, was told he was an unlikely candidate to receive an extra semester - an...

  • Air Force beats Nevada in frigid overtime thriller

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    In a game that saw a 83 points worth of big plays on each side, it was an offensive lineman jumping on a loose ball that made the difference. Air Force right tackle A.J. Ruechel covered up teammate Devin Rushing’s fumble in overtime, and three plays later the Falcons scored the...

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