More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Air Force takes lessons from early problems in opening victory

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Air Force may have run away with its opener against Nicholls State, but there were enough tense moments early to give the Falcons a legitimate look at its revamped defense. And not all that was shown was positive. In the first half, before Nicholls State wilted in a 44-16 defeat,...

  • Ramsey: Jacobi Owens shakes gloom from Air Force football program

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Hope. That's what Jacobi Owens delivered to Air Force's football program Saturday while annihilating the Nicholls State Colonels. He rushed for 233 yards on 23 carries, a first down waiting to happen every time he touched the ball. He showed power. He showed elusiveness. He showed,...

  • Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer cracks down on opponent from his home state

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Weston Steelhammer actually took the brunt of the collision on Saturday's biggest play. The Air Force sophomore flew around the blind side on a safety blitz and took a running start at Nicholls State's 6-foot, 215-pound quarterback Jalen Henderson. The hit provided a jolt to...

  • Jacobi Owens busts out for 233 yards in his debut as Air Force rolls

    Brent Briggeman, The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Air Force took about 20 minutes to get the engines running, but it was spectacular after that point. The Falcons followed 233 yards from sophomore tailback Jacobi Owens in his Air Force debut, had another 55 yards and two touchdowns from Devin Rushing and sprinted past Nicholls State...

  • AFA sidebar and notes: Air Force safety Steelhammer cracks down on opponent from his home state

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Weston Steelhammer actually took the brunt of the collision on Saturday’s biggest play. The Air Force sophomore flew around the blind side on a safety blitz and took a running start at Nicholls State's 6-foot, 215-pound quarterback Jalen Henderson. The hit provided a jolt to...

  • Despite familiar faces, Air Force football starts a new era

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A new age in Air Force football starts Saturday. At least that's the plan. With new coordinators, new philosophies and a new energy, the team will feature many of the same players but figures to be almost unrecognizable from the squad that finished with the program's worst record a...

  • Air Force men's soccer ties Navy, women lose

    Joe Paisley, The Gazette
    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The Air Force women’s soccer team suffered a painful lesson on Friday night. Do not let a team you are dominating hang around. North Dakota State took advantage of the Falcons’ missed opportunities in regulation to escape with a 2-1 win in double overtime at Cadet Soccer Stadium....

  • Air Force Academy graduate, decorated combat veteran killed in F-15 crash

    ASSOCIATED PRESS -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOSTON - The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was an Air Force Academy graduate and decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. The pilot, Lt. Col. Morris...

  • Tigers in Europe, AFA commit, Eric Rud, NCHC officials award, Carlo, Howe

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    This Air Force commit's journey to the academy proved to be a long one. Former CC assistant Eric Rud hired two new assistants for the St. Cloud State omwne's hockey program.

  • Air Force opens men's soccer season with first home against Navy since 1984

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    An oddly long drought will end Friday when Navy's men's soccer team travels to Air Force for the season opener. The Midshipmen haven't played at Air Force since 1984. "It's should be a great environment, a great way to open up," Air Force coach Doug Hill said. The game will be one...

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