More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Tigers in Europe, AFA commit, Eric Rud, NCHC officials award, Carlo, Howe

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    This Air Force commit's journey to the academy proved to be a long one. Former CC assistant Eric Rud hired two new assistants for the St. Cloud State omwne's hockey program.

  • Air Force opens men's soccer season with first home against Navy since 1984

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    An oddly long drought will end Friday when Navy's men's soccer team travels to Air Force for the season opener. The Midshipmen haven't played at Air Force since 1984. "It's should be a great environment, a great way to open up," Air Force coach Doug Hill said. The game will be one...

  • Change is in the cushion for Air Force cornerbacks

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Need any more proof that Air Force has changed its defensive philosophy? Just look at the personnel. In as a starter is Jordan Mays, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound converted safety who is perhaps the strongest defensive back on the roster. Out, for now, is Gavin McHenry, a swift track standout...

  • Parking charge reminder, entry policies for 2014 Air Force football season

    News services -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Air Force opens the season by hosting Nicholls State at noon Saturday in Falcon Stadium. A charge ($10) for parking was announced earlier. Season ticket holders may purchase a season parking pass for $30 and save 50 percent. Reserved tailgating will also have a fee this season. Costs...

  • Nicholls State could be a dangerous foe for Air Force

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Most people in football will say a team with more than one quarterback really doesn't have any. That doesn't apply to Nicholls State. The Colonels, the NCAA FCS (formerly I-AA) team that will open the season Saturday at Air Force is so stacked at that position that Tuskani Figaro,...

  • Air Force hires former Drake coach Kurt Kanaskie as men's basketball assistant

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Air Force men's basketball wasted no time filling an opening on its coaching staff, announcing the hiring of Kurt Kanaskie the day after Steve Snell departed for Santa Clara. Kanaskie was the coach at Drake for seven seasons between 1996 and 2003 and has been an assistant at South...

  • Kale Pearson ready to go full out after injury as Air Force starting quarterback

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Kale Pearson is back from a torn ACL, fast as ever and the undisputed champion of a three-way battle to start at quarterback for Air Force. However, he also remains just 5-foot-9, 175 pounds. This size was a concern for Falcons fans last year. Pearson entered his first season as the...

  • Dexter Walker back in starting role as Air Force releases depth chart

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Dexter Walker changed positions and dealt with a demotion, but when Air Force released its first football depth chart of the season he was back in the starting lineup. "I'm definitely excited to be back with the ones," Walker said Monday. "I'm glad coach is giving me the opportunity...

  • Top Air Force men's basketball assistant Steve Snell leaves for Santa Clara

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Dave Pilipovich told his friend to go with his gut, even if that meant leaving the No. 2 spot on the Air Force men's basketball bench. Steve Snell did just that, accepting a job as an assistant at Santa Clara after seven years as an assistant and associate head coach with the...

  • Q&A: Air Force LB coach Ron Vanderlinden talks CU, Penn State scandal and praise for Troy Calhoun

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN - brent.briggeman@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Ron Vanderlinden came to Air Force this past offseason after spending 13 years coaching linebackers at Penn State. His 36-year career, which is as impressive as you'll find for a linebacker coach, includes four years as Maryland's head coach, five years spent at Northwestern that saw...

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