More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Scheduling rival service academies a priority for Air Force

    By Brent Briggeman -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    It was a neutral site tennis match played on the West Coast. Yet it was the most exciting day of the season for Air Force's Grant Taylor. That's what happens when service academies play each other. "When we get to play Army, it's all out," said Taylor, who won at No. 1 singles on...

  • Air Force Academy to honor its 33 graduates who were POWs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Air Force Academy is honoring its 33 graduates who have been held as prisoners of war. Nineteen POWs are scheduled to attend the Thursday-Friday event. They'll meet with cadets and attend the dedication of a plaque and statue that acknowledge their sacrifices. Family members of...

  • Falcon Stadium renovations, community engagement emerge on Air Force AD Jim Knowlton's to-do list after first month

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Jim Knowlton's fact-finding mission as the new Air Force athletic director has taken him to Texas, to the offices of Colorado Springs leaders and even to the bathrooms at Falcon Stadium. And he's nowhere near finished. Thursday marks one official month on the job for Knowlton, who...

  • Mooney takes shots at 'bullying,' basketball style before leaving Air Force hoops

    Brent Briggeman
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Matt Mooney isn’t leaving Air Force quietly. The transferring freshman point guard took numerous shots at the academy in an interview with a suburban paper belonging to the Chicago Tribune. Mooney alleged bullying from Air Force upperclassmen and expressed his displeasure with the...

  • Ramsey: Chris Gobrecht, the realist, prepares to tackle massive Air Force women's basketball challenge

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    When Chris Gobrecht started talking about her new job as Air Force women's basketball coach, I was scared she had gotten mixed up and believed she was leading the mighty Huskies from Connecticut. "This is a dream come true for me," she said with a level of enthusiasm that made you...

  • Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton says women's basketball coach Chris Gobrecht was 'no-brainer'

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Jim Knowlton brought in just one candidate for his first hire as Air Force's athletic director. It's not that he didn't take the women's basketball position seriously. He understands the potential value of the sport and the fact that his boss, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle...

  • Friend of Colorado Springs mother Ksenia Quiros: Her children were her life

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Ksenia Quiros, whose body was found Saturday in Stratton Open Space, had been mourning the April 2 death of son Alexandre, an Air Force Academy cadet. Quiros, 45, was reported missing Wednesday, about two weeks after Alexandre Quiros died in his academy dormitory room. He was 22....

  • Air Force hockey enters important offseason without seven seniors, experienced goalies

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    An offseason of transition for Air Force hockey began Sunday with a final goodbye to a historic senior class and news of the departure of all three goalies. Sophomore Chris Truehl (13-18-4, 2.96 goals against, .892 saves percentage) and freshman Connor Girard (3-3, 2.98, .885) are...

  • Boisterous Air Force Academy cadets fall silent as woman talks about rape

    By Tom Roeder -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Air Force Academy cadets packed Clune Arena on Thursday in an effort to curb sexual assault in their ranks. The "Take Back the Night" event featured the service's top civilian leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, and one of the nation's premiere speakers on sexual violence,...

  • Air Force names Chris Gobrecht women's basketball coach

    News services -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Air Force named Chris Gobrecht, formerly of Yale, women's basketball coach, according to athletic director Jim Knowlton's announcement Tuesday. A proven program builder, Gobrecht has coached at programs in the Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference. Gobrecht has 35 years of head...

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