More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Air Force missing two offensive starters with injuries

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Air Force fullback Shayne Davern will miss at least six weeks, but coach Troy Calhoun said the full extent of the damage to Davern's left knee won't be known until Tuesday. Uncertainty also surrounded the status of left tackle Matt Rochell, who suffered a concussion and, like Davern,...

  • Air Force left picking up the pieces after disappointing loss at Wyoming

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Air Force's season narrative is as uncertain as ever. For months, Saturday's game at Wyoming was highlighted as a key tilt, a chance to evaluate the impact of changes in philosophy and personnel. This was the game that was going to determine the direction of the season. Well, the...

  • Wyoming rallies to beat Air Force in final minute

    Brent Briggeman
    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Jalen Robinette said he’d go to bed in the early hours of Sunday morning thinking of the pass just beyond his fingertips that he failed to haul in for Air Force. “It’s going to play in my head when I lay down,” Robinette said of the third-quarter play that saw him spring open for...

  • Palmer graduate Rufran has seen big changes on offense as Wyoming receiver

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Dominic Rufran tried not to judge too quickly, but entering his senior season as a receiver at Wyoming he certainly wasn't encouraged by what he was hearing from his new coach. "I definitely had a lot of uncertainty," said Rufran, a Colorado Springs native and Palmer High School...

  • AFA gymnastics team punished for underage drinking; basketball staffer under investigation

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Air Force Academy is disciplining some members of its men's gymnastics team after an inquiry uncovered underage drinking, and it also is investigating allegations of misconduct by a men's basketball staff member. The announcement Thursday comes a month after academy...

  • Events of recent years have added fire to Air Force-Wyoming rivalry

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Air Force players haven't forgotten what transpired on their field against Wyoming last year. There was the long celebration - one that drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty - after a hit on a kickoff that knocked out Falcons returner Anthony LaCoste with a concussion. There was the...

  • Dual role brings sense of calm to Air Force kicker/punter Will Conant

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Nearly every Air Force offensive drive this season will end with the ball leavig the right foot of Will Conant. Knowing that brings a sense of calm to Conant, the Falcons placekicker and punter. "I actually feel more relaxed having two roles," Conant said, explaining the uncertainty...

  • Air Force's depth shows with Jordan Pierce ready to step in at LB for Joey Nichol

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Linebacker Jordan Pierce had the look of someone who had been there before when he entered the game in place of the injured Joey Nichol on Saturday for Air Force. It's no wonder. He has, in fact, been there before. Pierce, who moved up the depth chart and is the likely starter this...

  • Air Force takes lessons from early problems in opening victory

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Air Force may have run away with its opener against Nicholls State, but there were enough tense moments early to give the Falcons a legitimate look at its revamped defense. And not all that was shown was positive. In the first half, before Nicholls State wilted in a 44-16 defeat,...

  • Ramsey: Jacobi Owens shakes gloom from Air Force football program

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Hope. That's what Jacobi Owens delivered to Air Force's football program Saturday while annihilating the Nicholls State Colonels. He rushed for 233 yards on 23 carries, a first down waiting to happen every time he touched the ball. He showed power. He showed elusiveness. He showed,...

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