More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Air Force has chance for redemption at Utah State

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    To grasp the emotional undercurrent for Air Force as it faces a rematch with Utah State on Saturday, it's important to know what occurred Sept. 7, 2013 at Falcons Stadium. The Aggies were playing their first Mountain West game that day. They had won the Western Athletic Conference...

  • 5-on-3 alters fortunes for Air Force hockey

    by brent new sports@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    All the momentum and confidence Air Force had built up in the early goings of Friday's season opener was sucked out of Cadet Ice Arena when the Falcons were called for a pair penalties midway through the second period. It could have soured Air Force's night. But instead, it defined...

  • Air Force vs. Utah State: By the numbers

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    A look at the Air Force - Utah State matchup by the numbers.

  • Three subplots to watch when Air Force faces Utah State

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Mountain West standings 1 Yes, it's incredibly early. Utah State, in fact, hasn't played a conference game. Air Force is 1-1. But with a win over Boise State already in the bank, Air Force can take a step toward competing for the Mountain Division title with a win. Nose guard Troy...

  • Air Force football spotlight player: Cornerback Gavin McHenry

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    In so many ways, Gavin McHenry seemed to be a victim last year. And his numbers reflected it. The Air Force cornerback was victimized by a defensive strategy that opted for keeping plays in front of defenders rather than aggressively preventing completions. He might have been...

  • Air Force coordinators feel "empowered" by offseason reshuffle

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Mike Thiessen saw no danger in calling for a pass with Air Force facing a fourth-and-2 against Navy inside the final minute. The play resulted in a touchdown, Air Force won, and Thiessen and the Falcons coaches celebrated in the press box. Thiessen isn't new to play-calling...

  • Alabama-Huntsville in full rebuild mode under former Air Force coach

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Like Colorado College, Alabama-Huntsville hopes to prove preseason prognosticators wrong. The Chargers, 2-35-1 last season, were picked to finish a distant last in the 12-team Western Collegiate Hockey Association preseason coaches and media polls. That is not so bad considering the...

  • Veteran assistant coaches fitting in as hoped for the Air Force defense

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Troy Timmerman marvels at Tim Cross's communication skills. On the fly, the new Air Force defensive line coach can launch into a story about running away from a dog as a child with his bother and sister - and the story will always relate exactly to what Air Force is working on at...

  • Canceled military air flight puts wrinkle in big Air Force volleyball trip

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Air Force volleyball coach Matt McShane was set to board a United Airlines plane at Denver International Airport on Wednesday evening, hoping that the rest of his traveling party would, in fact, arrive in Las Vegas within 20 minutes of him. The volleyball team, setting out on a key...

  • A top Air Force Academy official announces January retirement

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Air Force Academy Athletic Director Hans Mueh will step down in January, months ahead of his planned retirement, academy officials said Wednesday. The academy said Mueh's move to retire early has nothing to do with an Inspector General's review into the misconduct of athletes and the...

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