More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Another Air Force comeback attempt thwarted as skid continues at Utah State

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    LOGAN, Utah - This was the basketball equivalent of climbing a cliff so far that you could peek over the top, only to lose footing on the last step and plunge backward into the abyss. Air Force trailed by 10 at halftime but had scraped back to the point where it had a free-throw...

  • Utah State basketball venue leaves an impression

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Utah State venue leaves an impression Air Force walked away impressed by the atmosphere at Utah State's Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. An announced crowd of 9,885 - a large of percentage of which was an organized, rowdy student section - rode Falcons players after any miscue and offered...

  • Demers helps fetch win for Air Force with hat trick

    by neal reid sports@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Chad Demers and Cole Gunner locked eyes across the ice and knew what was about to happen. Gunner made a diagonal pass from the right boards to the left pipe, and Demers popped the puck into the net to give the Air Force a 4-3 win over Army on Friday night. The power-play goal, which...

  • AFA's Yon still sidelined with thigh bruise

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Max Yon did not travel with Air Force to Utah State on Friday as a deep thigh bruise will keep the Falcons' leading scorer out for a second game. Yon, who suffered the injury Monday in practice, also did not travel to New Mexico on Wednesday, leaving a scoring void for the team in a...

  • Tyler Ledford has emerged for Air Force hockey team

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The potential of Tyler Ledford is apparent to coach Frank Serratore, even if it wasn't when the Air Force freshman was a small child in the academy youth association. Serratore knew Ledford as the younger brother of Zach Ledford, a former defenseman at Bentley, who played with...

  • Air Force Academy outlines steps to hire new athletic director

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The Air Force Academy spent a year on the process that resulted in the hiring of its new athletic director. That process was outlined in a news conference Thursday where top academy officials outlined the steps that led to last week's announcement that James Knowlton would replace...

  • Falcons still seem to be rising despite multiple setbacks

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Under normal circumstances, this season would have reached a tipping point for Air Force - or any team. The Falcons have dropped five games by single digits, another two after nearly overcoming second-half deficits and have lost 72 man-games to injuries. Senior captain Kamryn...

  • Air Force basketball notes: Max Yon doesn't make trip to New Mexico

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Max Yon was playing defense when he was struck by a teammate going up for a layup on Monday in practice. The result was a deep thigh bruise that kept the Falcons' leading scorer from making the trip to New Mexico on Wednesday and has his status in question for Saturday's game at Utah...

  • Calhoun gets raise of $25,000 annually in new five-year deal with Air Force

    By BRent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Troy Calhoun has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at Air Force through the 2019 season. The new deal increases the football coach's annual salary by $25,000 over his previous deal to $850,000 each year. Calhoun had signed his most recent contract, also a five-year...

  • Five questions for the state's college hockey teams entering this weekend's games

    By JOE PAISLEY The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Can CC sustain its momentum into NCHC play this weekend? 1 A solid road trip with three well-played games following a strong exhibition weekend has the Tigers (4-13-1, 0-8-1 league) feeling good about themselves when they resume National Collegiate Hockey Conference play against No. 8...

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