More Air Force Academy Articles

  • 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...

  • Air Force struggles receive no sympathy from conference foes

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

    Colorado State coach Jim McElwain's first trip to Air Force produced "the most humiliating loss in my entire life." He elaborated, saying that included his time in pee wee football all the way up through playing days and into a coaching career that saw him coordinate Alabama's offense...

  • Air Force hungry to return to its winning ways

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

    Jalen Robinette never envisioned himself taking part in such primal, vicious activities. But then, he'd never been that hungry. During survival training this summer, the Air Force receiver and his fellow cadets killed rabbits with sticks and ripped the heads off of chickens. After...

  • Ramsey: Air Force hopes desire leads to winning season

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Failure is not an option, or so they say. The Air Force football team knows better. The Falcons stumbled to two wins and 10 losses last season. They lost by 18 or more points seven times. They ended the season with a 58-13 loss to Colorado State that could have been worse. The Rams...

  • Newcomers help Air Force offensive line form a tight bond

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Matt Rochell left his offensive linemen classmates almost immediately at Air Force, working into the starting lineup as a freshman. Not that he was complaining, but no position group for the Falcons tends to be older than the line, and for a freshman it can be an isolating place....

  • Healy brothers Patrick and Connor enjoying time together as Air Force linebackers

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Patrick Healy still wears a scar on the side of his head, the result of a collision with a glass lamp in his basement while diving to catch a football. A lot of lamps in the Healy's Castle Rock household didn't survive the childhood years of three linebackers, two of whom are playing...

  • Blog: Offseason AFA, CC hockey update

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Incoming Air Force senior forward Cole Gunner participated in the Chicago Blackhawks development camp last month. He is the fifth Falcon to be invited in the past three years. "It was an unbelievable experience," Gunner said. "It was always been a dream to wear an NHL logo on my...

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