More Air Force Academy Articles

  • Freshmen growth may determine Air Force hockey's season

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    How the 12 freshmen develop over the next few months will likely determine Air Force's finish this season. With seven seniors and only seven juniors and sophomores combined, the pressure is on the rookies to contribute. Falcon hockey fans will need to be patient. "You can't rush...

  • Air Force AD Hans Mueh will leave projects, praise behind when he leaves in January

    By brent briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Long after Hans Mueh retires as Air Force's athletic director in January, projects he has worked to establish figure to benefit Falcons athletics. It was under Mueh's watch that the academy built the Holaday Athletic Center, a $15.5 million, 92,000-square-foot indoor practice...

  • Ramsey: Coach's son revives Air Force football

    By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    The play diagram showed imagination, especially coming from a third-grade mind. As Preston Pearson, football coach, watched 8-year-old Kale plot offensive strategy on a chalkboard, he was impressed. Sure, Kale mimicked his father, but there was promise in the imitation. This play...

  • Air Force football ditches charter flight, returns to military roots

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Air Force will travel to Saturday's game at Utah State through military air, the first time the football team will have traveled via that mode since the mid-1990s. Air Force will take a C-17 based out of March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., into Hill Air Force Base, which is...

  • Blog: Air Force football coach talks athletic director salaries, kangaroos and kittens

    Brent Briggeman
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Troy Calhoun’s weekly Tuesday press conference, which in recent weeks has taken some odd detours, stuck pretty well to the basics this time around. The Air Force football coach didn’t discuss bears and deer serving on scout teams, as he had in the past two weeks, but he still managed...

  • Air Force keeping emotions in check despite impressive two-game stretch

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Air Force football players had just completed the best two-game stint in their time at the academy. They were excited, yet they were so calm. "We're happy with it, but we move on," cornerback Jordan Mays said. Nick Fitzgerald essentially said the same thing, though he at least...

  • Ramsey: Mueh disagrees with ejection call against Navy

    David Ramsey
    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh disagreed with officials’ decision to eject defensive back Justin DeCoud in the second quarter. DeCoud was penalized  for targeting Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds.  “I still believe it was a clean hit,” Mueh said. “He’s a great young...

  • Lots to learn from this weekend's college hockey exhibition games

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Exhibition hockey games are ultimately meaningless, but they do give a coach, especially a new one, a chance to learn more about his players. That is especially important for new Colorado College coach Mike Haviland, who will see which players have best absorbed his systems and who...

  • Double pass works exactly as Air Force hopes, needs

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    This wasn't trickery for trickery's sake. In calling for a double pass that resulted in receiver Jalen Robinette throwing a 54-yard touchdown in the second quarter Saturday, Air Force was looking to a play that might actually work. The players involved executed the call to...

  • Ramsey: Throw your hats in the air for Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Hans Mueh took the walk a few times last season. He departed his office on the fourth floor in Air Force's athletic complex for the short journey to Troy Calhoun's first-floor office. These were vicious times for Calhoun, who lifted his alma mater from college football's basement in...

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