<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> air-force-academy]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/air-force-academy Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:09:37 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[David Ramsey: Late-night games chasing away Air Force football fans]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-late-night-games-chasing-away-air-force-football-fans/article/1615699?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-late-night-games-chasing-away-air-force-football-fans/article/1615699?custom_click=rss

Ray Wild was cold. Really cold. Cold enough he was almost sure he would drop his Air Force football season tickets, the ones he’s enjoyed for 31 seasons.

Ultra-late night games have discouraged and bewildered Air Force’s most devoted fans, and Wild is one of the discouraged and bewildered.

Going to Saturday night’s game vs. Utah State? Be sure to pack the parka. Kickoff is, in repeat defiance of sanity, set for 8:15 at Falcon Stadium.

Wild lettered four seasons (1972-1975) as a safety for the Falcons, starting his last three. He battled, under Ben Martin’s direction, against Notre Dame’s Joe Montana and CU’s Buffs.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:28:04 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force gets down to third-string quarterback in lopsided loss to Boise State]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-gets-down-to-third-string-quarterback-in-lopsided-loss-to-boise-state/article/1615550?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-gets-down-to-third-string-quarterback-in-lopsided-loss-to-boise-state/article/1615550?custom_click=rss

BOISE, Idaho – Air Force slipped down to its third-string quarterback in a lopsided loss at Boise State.

Arion Worthman was held out in a game-time decision, giving Nate Romine the start. Romine had a hand in three turnovers before his career ended with a fourth-quarter injury, leaving local product Isaiah Sanders to finish.

Boise State had no such issues at the position, as starter Brett Rypien completed 16-of-22 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos rolled 44-19.

The lead was as large as 27 points early in the fourth quarter and Boise State outgained the visitors 428-296.

“Honestly, we’ve just got to tip out hats to them,” Air Force linebacker Grant Ross said. “They executed, they

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:53:28 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force can't complete comeback, falls to Wyoming as Josh Allen is injured]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-cant-complete-comeback-falls-to-wyoming-as-josh-allen-is-injured/article/1615096?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-cant-complete-comeback-falls-to-wyoming-as-josh-allen-is-injured/article/1615096?custom_click=rss

Air Force had it. But the Falcons, quite literally, dropped the ball.

The team had erased most of Wyoming’s 21-point lead and was driving toward a tie early in the fourth quarter before a fumbled exchange helped the Cowboys escape with a 28-14 victory in a late-night heartbreaker for Air Force.

The Falcons had nearly recovered from a 21-0 hole. Had nearly climbed into the thick of the Mountain West race. Had nearly moved within a victory of bowl eligibility.

But it all slipped out of their hands.

Wyoming took the ball away from Air Force three times and turned them all into touchdowns, two coming as it built a 21-0 lead in the second quarter.

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:22:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force hockey team can't overcome mistakes in shutout to Holy Cross]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-team-cant-overcome-mistakes-in-shutout-to-holy-cross/article/1615047?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-team-cant-overcome-mistakes-in-shutout-to-holy-cross/article/1615047?custom_click=rss WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior Paul Berrafato made 27 saves as the Crusaders defeated Air Force 3-0 in an Atlantic Hockey Conference game Friday at the Hart Center. Air Force fell to 5-5-1 overall and 1-4-0 in the AHC.

"We are a little beat up, but we still have some good players on the ice," coach Frank Serratore said. "Early in the game, we had some good possession time, but we made some mistakes that really hurt us."

The Crusaders (4-2-3, 3-1-3) struck first as Brett Mulcahy scored his second of the season. Kevin Darrar's shot was saved and Mulcahy batted the puck out of the air and into the net. The goal was originally disallowed, but after a video review, the goal was allowed at 6:47.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:25:24 -0700
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Pack Clune Arena for the Air Force basketball game on Sunday, and everyone wins]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-pack-clune-arena-for-the-air-force-basketball-game-on-sunday-and-everyone-wins/article/1614816?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-pack-clune-arena-for-the-air-force-basketball-game-on-sunday-and-everyone-wins/article/1614816?custom_click=rss

DENVER — This is the best sports thing you can do this weekend.

Pack Clune Arena on Sunday.

Pack it for Nick Pilipovich.

His bar was called “Hucksters.” It was a place where the steel mill workers of Duquesne, Pa., could rest their arms on a wood bar top and chase a whiskey shot with a beer. Once a week the employees climbed into a truck and drove 25 minutes over to Pittsburgh. They bought fresh produce from the food district and returned to feed the hard-working folks in their own neighborhood. The bar was busiest at closing time for the mill, 3 p.m. The next wave slid up a stool at 7 a.m., beat down from the midnight shift.

Dave Pilipovich filled the freezers at Hucksters.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:32:19 -0700