More Air Force Academy Articles

  • QB Kale Pearson's health not a concern for Air Force, but two areas are

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    LOGAN, UTAH - It was early morning Sunday when Kale Pearson spoke with media outside the locker room at Utah State. His left shoulder was encased in ice, but the right-hander wasn't concerned about it after a 34-16 loss to the Aggies. Pearson had sprained it before this season, so he...

  • Terrible start, second-quarter stretch spell doom for Air Force at Utah State

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    LOGAN, Utah - Air Force lost 34-16 at Utah State late Saturday, but in so many ways it could have been much, much worse. The Falcons trailed by 25 points at halftime and had lost quarterback Kale Pearson to an injury. But Pearson came back and, to a large extent, so did the Falcons....

  • Ramsey: Goalie Chris Truehl gives Air Force hockey reason to believe

    By DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    For slightly more than two minutes on Saturday, Chris Truehl's hockey life fell to pieces. He usually serves as a human wall, defending the Air Force net. That's his usual role. During 123 horrific seconds at Cadet Ice Arena, the wall collapsed. Mercyhurst (1-1) scored three goals in...

  • 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...

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