More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Parking charge reminder, entry policies for 2014 Air Force football season

    News services -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Air Force opens the season by hosting Nicholls State at noon Saturday in Falcon Stadium. A charge ($10) for parking was announced earlier. Season ticket holders may purchase a season parking pass for $30 and save 50 percent. Reserved tailgating will also have a fee this season. Costs...

  • Nicholls State could be a dangerous foe for Air Force

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Most people in football will say a team with more than one quarterback really doesn't have any. That doesn't apply to Nicholls State. The Colonels, the NCAA FCS (formerly I-AA) team that will open the season Saturday at Air Force is so stacked at that position that Tuskani Figaro,...

  • Air Force hires former Drake coach Kurt Kanaskie as men's basketball assistant

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Air Force men's basketball wasted no time filling an opening on its coaching staff, announcing the hiring of Kurt Kanaskie the day after Steve Snell departed for Santa Clara. Kanaskie was the coach at Drake for seven seasons between 1996 and 2003 and has been an assistant at South...

  • Kale Pearson ready to go full out after injury as Air Force starting quarterback

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Kale Pearson is back from a torn ACL, fast as ever and the undisputed champion of a three-way battle to start at quarterback for Air Force. However, he also remains just 5-foot-9, 175 pounds. This size was a concern for Falcons fans last year. Pearson entered his first season as the...

  • Dexter Walker back in starting role as Air Force releases depth chart

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Dexter Walker changed positions and dealt with a demotion, but when Air Force released its first football depth chart of the season he was back in the starting lineup. "I'm definitely excited to be back with the ones," Walker said Monday. "I'm glad coach is giving me the opportunity...

  • Top Air Force men's basketball assistant Steve Snell leaves for Santa Clara

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Dave Pilipovich told his friend to go with his gut, even if that meant leaving the No. 2 spot on the Air Force men's basketball bench. Steve Snell did just that, accepting a job as an assistant at Santa Clara after seven years as an assistant and associate head coach with the...

  • Q&A: Air Force LB coach Ron Vanderlinden talks CU, Penn State scandal and praise for Troy Calhoun

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN - brent.briggeman@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Ron Vanderlinden came to Air Force this past offseason after spending 13 years coaching linebackers at Penn State. His 36-year career, which is as impressive as you'll find for a linebacker coach, includes four years as Maryland's head coach, five years spent at Northwestern that saw...

  • Air Force struggles receive no sympathy from conference foes

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Colorado State coach Jim McElwain's first trip to Air Force produced "the most humiliating loss in my entire life." He elaborated, saying that included his time in pee wee football all the way up through playing days and into a coaching career that saw him coordinate Alabama's offense...

  • Air Force hungry to return to its winning ways

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Jalen Robinette never envisioned himself taking part in such primal, vicious activities. But then, he'd never been that hungry. During survival training this summer, the Air Force receiver and his fellow cadets killed rabbits with sticks and ripped the heads off of chickens. After...

  • Ramsey: Air Force hopes desire leads to winning season

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Failure is not an option, or so they say. The Air Force football team knows better. The Falcons stumbled to two wins and 10 losses last season. They lost by 18 or more points seven times. They ended the season with a 58-13 loss to Colorado State that could have been worse. The Rams...

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