<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> air-force-academy]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/air-force-academy Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:13:32 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Air Force names Chris Gobrecht women's basketball coach]]> News services - http://gazette.com/air-force-names-chris-gobrecht-womens-basketball-coach/article/1549702?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-names-chris-gobrecht-womens-basketball-coach/article/1549702?custom_click=rss

Air Force named Chris Gobrecht, formerly of Yale, women's basketball coach, according to athletic director Jim Knowlton's announcement Tuesday.

A proven program builder, Gobrecht has coached at programs in the Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference. Gobrecht has 35 years of head coaching experience, all at Division I, and has a career record of 542-473 (.534), which ranks among the nation's top 30 active coaches. Gobrecht is the winningest coach all-time for two schools, Washington and Yale.

"I'm thrilled to bring Chris Gobrecht to the academy to lead our women's basketball program," Knowlton said. "She is a proven winner and has turned around every program she's led and done it the right way.

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]]> Air Force named Chris Gobrecht, formerly of Yale, women's basketball coach, according to athletic director Jim Knowlton's announcement Tuesday.

A proven program builder, Gobrecht has coached at programs in the Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference. Gobrecht has 35 years of head coaching experience, all at Division I, and has a career record of 542-473 (.534), which ranks among the nation's top 30 active coaches. Gobrecht is the winningest coach all-time for two schools, Washington and Yale.

"I'm thrilled to bring Chris Gobrecht to the academy to lead our women's basketball program," Knowlton said. "She is a proven winner and has turned around every program she's led and done it the right way.]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:10:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Air Force tennis coach Dan Oosterhous maintains positive outlook while adjusting to life after strokes]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-tennis-coach-dan-oosterhous-maintains-positive-outlook-while-adjusting-to-life-after-strokes/article/1549568?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-tennis-coach-dan-oosterhous-maintains-positive-outlook-while-adjusting-to-life-after-strokes/article/1549568?custom_click=rss

It was a Google search that first revealed the diagnosis that would forever change Dan Oosterhous' life.

The Air Force men's tennis coach was 42, a pilot with 20 years of active duty service to his credit and capable of beating half the players on his roster. But when he awoke at 2 a.m. in early March 2013, the lingering discomfort he'd felt in his neck for a few weeks had escalated into a throbbing cramp.

He thought he'd sleep it off, but when he awoke five hours later the symptoms had worsened. It didn't feel like the flu, or any headache he had experienced, so he began typing the symptoms into his computer.

He had weakness, vomiting, nausea, dizziness and had lost the feeling in his right side to the point where he

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]]> It was a Google search that first revealed the diagnosis that would forever change Dan Oosterhous' life.

The Air Force men's tennis coach was 42, a pilot with 20 years of active duty service to his credit and capable of beating half the players on his roster. But when he awoke at 2 a.m. in early March 2013, the lingering discomfort he'd felt in his neck for a few weeks had escalated into a throbbing cramp.

He thought he'd sleep it off, but when he awoke five hours later the symptoms had worsened. It didn't feel like the flu, or any headache he had experienced, so he began typing the symptoms into his computer.

He had weakness, vomiting, nausea, dizziness and had lost the feeling in his right side to the point where he]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:11:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Ramsey: Air Force's Dave Pilipovich applauds rise of Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky]]> BY DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-forces-dave-pilipovich-applauds-rise-of-wisconsin-star-frank-kaminsky/article/1549179?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-forces-dave-pilipovich-applauds-rise-of-wisconsin-star-frank-kaminsky/article/1549179?custom_click=rss

When Dave Pilipovich walked into a gym in Indiana 11 years ago to watch his son, Kyle, play in a tournament, he quickly noticed a lanky 11-year-old who stood over 6 feet.

A friend pointed to the lanky kid's parents. The kid's father stood 6-foot-10 with a military-style crew cut, and mom stood 6 foot. Pilipovich has spent his adult life as a basketball coach, and he immediately envisioned the kid's future.

"He was skilled," Pilipovich said. "He was excited to play. I thought that, with his enthusiasm and his skill set and his gene pool, this kid has got a chance to be pretty good."

Pilipovich, Air Force's coach, couldn't know this tall, determined kid would become 7-foot Frank Kaminsky, America's newest sports

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]]> When Dave Pilipovich walked into a gym in Indiana 11 years ago to watch his son, Kyle, play in a tournament, he quickly noticed a lanky 11-year-old who stood over 6 feet.

A friend pointed to the lanky kid's parents. The kid's father stood 6-foot-10 with a military-style crew cut, and mom stood 6 foot. Pilipovich has spent his adult life as a basketball coach, and he immediately envisioned the kid's future.

"He was skilled," Pilipovich said. "He was excited to play. I thought that, with his enthusiasm and his skill set and his gene pool, this kid has got a chance to be pretty good."

Pilipovich, Air Force's coach, couldn't know this tall, determined kid would become 7-foot Frank Kaminsky, America's newest sports]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:05:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Army, beefed-up nonconference foes highlight Air Force men's basketball schedule]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/army-beefed-up-nonconference-foes-highlight-air-force-mens-basketball-schedule/article/1548940?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/army-beefed-up-nonconference-foes-highlight-air-force-mens-basketball-schedule/article/1548940?custom_click=rss

Army is coming to Clune Arena next season. And there's a chance Navy could be following in the future.

Air Force men's basketball coach Dave Pilipovich revealed much of what will be a beefed-up nonconference schedule Wednesday. It's a slate that includes home games against NCAA Tournament teams New Mexico State and Robert Morris and trips to Ohio State (also an NCAA tourney team), Colorado and Denver.

Throw in a visit to NIT participant UC Davis, plus the Mountain West's three NCAA Tournament teams, and it will be a schedule that looks vastly different than the one that ranked 185th in difficulty this past season.



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Army is coming to Clune Arena next season. And there's a chance Navy could be following in the future.

Air Force men's basketball coach Dave Pilipovich revealed much of what will be a beefed-up nonconference schedule Wednesday. It's a slate that includes home games against NCAA Tournament teams New Mexico State and Robert Morris and trips to Ohio State (also an NCAA tourney team), Colorado and Denver.

Throw in a visit to NIT participant UC Davis, plus the Mountain West's three NCAA Tournament teams, and it will be a schedule that looks vastly different than the one that ranked 185th in difficulty this past season.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:58:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Another blow for Air Force basketball: Freshman guard Matt Mooney quits team]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/another-blow-for-air-force-basketball-freshman-guard-matt-mooney-quits-team/article/1548926?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/another-blow-for-air-force-basketball-freshman-guard-matt-mooney-quits-team/article/1548926?custom_click=rss

Air Force has lost another key basketball player, with guard Matt Mooney opting to walk away after his freshman year.

Mooney returned from spring break and informed coach Dave Pilipovich early this week of his intention to leave, a move that came as a shock compared to easier-to-see-coming departures in recent years that have kept the program scrambling to fill gaps on the fly.

"He just didn't see himself as a military person," Pilipovich said. "He said, 'Coach, I love the staff, I love the team, I love our plays, but I'm just not happy every day here and I don't see myself doing this.' You've got to be happy, and if he's not happy we wish him well."

Mooney played in 29 games - starting eight - as a freshman, logging an



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Air Force has lost another key basketball player, with guard Matt Mooney opting to walk away after his freshman year.

Mooney returned from spring break and informed coach Dave Pilipovich early this week of his intention to leave, a move that came as a shock compared to easier-to-see-coming departures in recent years that have kept the program scrambling to fill gaps on the fly.

"He just didn't see himself as a military person," Pilipovich said. "He said, 'Coach, I love the staff, I love the team, I love our plays, but I'm just not happy every day here and I don't see myself doing this.' You've got to be happy, and if he's not happy we wish him well."

Mooney played in 29 games - starting eight - as a freshman, logging an

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<![CDATA[Ramsey: Air Force's Frank Serratore plots return to college hockey mountaintop]]> By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-forces-frank-serratore-plots-return-to-college-hockey-mountaintop/article/1548810?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-forces-frank-serratore-plots-return-to-college-hockey-mountaintop/article/1548810?custom_click=rss

When Frank Serratore awakens each morning, he thinks about the clear goal for his hockey future. His program is struggling, and this truth crashes into his thoughts the instant he opens his eyes.

Don't worry. He's not depressed.

He's determined.

He's struggled with doubts for two weeks since his Air Force Falcons tumbled to their first losing season since 2006, but questions only serve as fuel for his volcanic ambition.

"I can't handle the Golden Years being in my rearview mirror," Serratore says during a two-hour conversation at his office.

The Golden Years? He's talking about the good times from 2007-12 when the Falcons traveled to five NCAA Tournaments in six seasons.

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]]> When Frank Serratore awakens each morning, he thinks about the clear goal for his hockey future. His program is struggling, and this truth crashes into his thoughts the instant he opens his eyes.

Don't worry. He's not depressed.

He's determined.

He's struggled with doubts for two weeks since his Air Force Falcons tumbled to their first losing season since 2006, but questions only serve as fuel for his volcanic ambition.

"I can't handle the Golden Years being in my rearview mirror," Serratore says during a two-hour conversation at his office.

The Golden Years? He's talking about the good times from 2007-12 when the Falcons traveled to five NCAA Tournaments in six seasons.]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:10:28 -0600