More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Academy superintendent tells Air Force athletes to read story on misconduct

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    The Air Force Academy hasn't shied away from revelations in a Gazette article of past misconduct among cadets, particularly those on the football team. In a meeting of intercollegiate cadet-athletes Sunday night, superintendent Gen. Michelle Johnson discussed the investigative...

  • Ramsey: Football Falcons vow 'never again' after 2013 horror film

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Broam Hart was recently watching one of those alien attack movies. You know the plot: A band of evil intruders from the far reaches of the universe invade our world, hoping to obliterate every last one of us. The aliens never succeed in complete obliteration. The death of all humans...

  • Broken Code: Well-paid coaches

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    In 2009, Air Force Academy coach Troy Calhoun signed a $4 million, five-year deal. By 2013, his base salary was $882,000 per year before bonuses that could push it past $1 million. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is paid $200,000 per year. Hired in 2013, academy basketball coach Dave...

  • Air Force football notes: Linebacker Jones discusses departure

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Linebacker Jones discusses departure Jared Jones became the first of the four linebackers who left the Air Force football team this summer to comment on his departure. Jones, Reggie Barnes and Steven Sumpter each left the team for injury or academic reasons but remain cadets,...

  • Managing the assault course made for a busy summer for Air Force defensive lineman

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Battling a crowded group for a spot on the Air Force defensive line will not be the most difficult thing Dillon Beschel has done this summer. Beschel, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound senior from Spokane, Wash., was in charge of the assault course at basic training, which turned into an...

  • Jon Lee's senior season at Air Force begins with unexpected move to receiver

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Jon Lee's senior year at Air Force isn't turning out as he expected. And the season is only two practices old. On Thursday, the running back was told he was moving to the Z-receiver position and away from the tailback position he has occupied for three years. "I just do what they...

  • Air Force football notes: WR Gagliano no longer with team

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Gagliano no longer on team Wide receiver Sam Gagliano has been dropped from the Air Force football team for reasons that coach Troy Calhoun would describe only as a "coach's decision." "He's not on our team right now," Calhoun said. "That's a coach's decision. Right now he's not on...

  • Two-week crash course

    by Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Christian Spears could hardly contain his smile Thursday. Yes, the senior safety was excited to be back on the practice field to begin his final football season at Air Force. But also, just hours before, he had completed his final in Astronautical Engineering and felt like he nailed...

  • Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun gives away lunches

    By Kevin Carmody kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Troy Calhoun never got a chance to eat lunch Thursday. A bunch of his friends did, though. Then he picked up the bill. The Air Force football coach stood so close to the Chick-fil-A at North Carefree Circle and Powers Boulevard that he certainly could smell the restaurant's chicken...

  • Air Force notes: Kale Pearson back at 100 percent

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Pearson back at 100 percent Senior Kale Pearson participated in spring practice for Air Force, but being only five months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL he did so in limited fashion. He ran only straight ahead - no cutting - and took far fewer reps than his fellow...

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