More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Ramsey: Three reasons to believe in Air Force's football team

    By David Ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Steve Russ runs the defense for Air Force football. He understands the required mindset for a successful academy team. "They love being the underdog," he said near the end of the 2014 season. "They love being told that they're not very good. They love to hear that the time to win...

  • Massive turnover at quarterback leaves Mountain West wide open

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    LAS VEGAS - Nevada football coach Brian Polian couldn't sleep one night this summer, so he drove to his office around 3 a.m. to begin a project he had been putting off to that point. For the next three days, he locked himself in the room and broke down film of every repetition his...

  • MWC Notes: Bad blood still exists between Air Force and Wyoming football

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Bad blood exists between Air Force and Wyoming Off the football field, Eddie Yarbrough is a ukulele-playing gentle giant. That is, until the Wyoming defensive end starts talking about Air Force. "Off the field, I have a lot of respect. On the field, I don't got no time for them,"...

  • Air Force picked fourth in Mountain West preseason football division poll

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Air Force picked fourth in preseason football poll A repeat performance is expected out of Air Force this season. The Falcons were picked fourth in their division in the Mountain West preseason poll. The Falcons were picked behind Boise State (177 points), Utah State (150) and...

  • Mountain West facing new challenges in College Football Playoff era

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    LAS VEGAS - The money was significantly better, but one year into the era of the College Football Playoff the Mountain West didn't seem to care for the change. If the first year showed the conference coaches anything, it was that it will take a perfect scenario for one of its teams...

  • Air Force runner, Rhodes Scholar Rebecca Esselstein earns top Mountain West honor

    By brent briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    LAS VEGAS - The accolades continue to pile up for Rebecca Esselstein, but none of them meant as much as the embrace of her peers. Esselstein on Tuesday was announced as the Mountain West's Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2014-15 season by conference commissioner Craig Thompson....

  • Air Force Academy program provides therapy to wounded warriors

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Wounded, injured and ill airmen sat tall in the saddle last week as they rode through an Air Force Academy program designed to give them a key healing ingredient. "Confidence," said retired Tech. Sgt. Larry O'Neil, who has spent years battling the hidden mental wounds that followed...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Pilipovich must read teen minds, and that's not easy

    By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Kamryn Williams nearly abandoned the Air Force Academy. He's glad he remained. He arrived at the academy in 2011 as a basketball-first teen. He helped lead Sierra to consecutive state 4A titles, largely because of his laser-like focus on the game. He was forced to widen his view...

  • Watch: Air Force Academy cadet woos Taylor Swift in video, on Facebook

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Brett Hagen really, really wants pop music star Taylor Swift to be his date for an upcoming dance. A Facebook page titled: "Taylor Swift, will you go to the USAFA ring dance with me?" and a separate YouTube video, starring the cadet, were created to...

  • Popular Colorado river reopens to recreational use

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    After a monthlong recreational ban, the South Platte River reopened in Douglas and Jefferson counties. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that a stretch of the South Platte River and its north fork, from the Jefferson and Park county line to Chatfield Reservoir, was...

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