<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> air-force-academy]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/air-force-academy Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:40:40 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[New Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton starts on Monday]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/new-air-force-athletic-director-jim-knowlton-starts-on-monday/article/1548390?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-air-force-athletic-director-jim-knowlton-starts-on-monday/article/1548390?custom_click=rss

New Air Force athletic Jim Knowlton reports for work on Monday, but his first week is expected to be a quiet one.

Cadets are on spring break and Knowlton is expected to spend much of the week handling in-processing procedures and paperwork. He is also expected to make a speaking engagement in Colorado Springs.

The first major task awaiting Knowlton will be the hiring of a women's basketball coach. The contract of Andrea Williams was not renewed under the interim athletic director, Tony McKenzie.

Knowlton was introduced in January as the replacement for the now-retired Hans Mueh.

Knowlton, a West Point graduate, retired as an Army colonel. He came to Air Force from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he had

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]]> New Air Force athletic Jim Knowlton reports for work on Monday, but his first week is expected to be a quiet one.

Cadets are on spring break and Knowlton is expected to spend much of the week handling in-processing procedures and paperwork. He is also expected to make a speaking engagement in Colorado Springs.

The first major task awaiting Knowlton will be the hiring of a women's basketball coach. The contract of Andrea Williams was not renewed under the interim athletic director, Tony McKenzie.

Knowlton was introduced in January as the replacement for the now-retired Hans Mueh.

Knowlton, a West Point graduate, retired as an Army colonel. He came to Air Force from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he had]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:05:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Versatile Santo Coppola ready to help Air Force's defense from multiple spots]]> By BReNT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/versatile-santo-coppola-ready-to-help-air-forces-defense-from-multiple-spots/article/1548389?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/versatile-santo-coppola-ready-to-help-air-forces-defense-from-multiple-spots/article/1548389?custom_click=rss

Given the versatility Santo Coppola showed in high school, his adventures for Air Force in spring football don't seem all that extreme.

"I played tight end, linebacker, then I'd drop to the nose," the 6-foot-4 sophomore-to-be said. "I was even the kicker."

Of course, all that moving around was done at St. Michael's in Santa Fe, N.M., which isn't exactly the Mountain West.

Still, while some players are locked in at one spot, Coppola obviously has a history of seeing the field from different angles.

That came in handy over the spring.

Coppola spent the first 10 practices at defensive tackle before shifting to nose guard for the final five practices and taking reps with the starting unit.

"I don't have a

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]]> Given the versatility Santo Coppola showed in high school, his adventures for Air Force in spring football don't seem all that extreme.

"I played tight end, linebacker, then I'd drop to the nose," the 6-foot-4 sophomore-to-be said. "I was even the kicker."

Of course, all that moving around was done at St. Michael's in Santa Fe, N.M., which isn't exactly the Mountain West.

Still, while some players are locked in at one spot, Coppola obviously has a history of seeing the field from different angles.

That came in handy over the spring.

Coppola spent the first 10 practices at defensive tackle before shifting to nose guard for the final five practices and taking reps with the starting unit.

"I don't have a]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:05:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Jesse Washington brings confidence to Air Force cornerback battle]]> By BReNT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/jesse-washington-brings-confidence-to-air-force-cornerback-battle/article/1548351?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jesse-washington-brings-confidence-to-air-force-cornerback-battle/article/1548351?custom_click=rss

Successfully playing cornerback requires more than speed, agility and ball skills. It also demands the confidence to know that you can be left alone against a speedster and win, no matter the circumstance or what may have happened on the last play.

Even as Jesse Washington battles for a starting spot on Air Force's defense, he carries that kind of self-assuredness.

"I feel like I can make those plays and help the team," said Washington, the soon-to-be-junior who concluded spring practice as the No. 1 cornerback opposite senior-to-be Kalon Baker.

Washington's path to this spot was a winding one. The 6-foot, 180-pound native of League City, Texas, was recruited as a safety and has jostled between those spots in the

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]]> Successfully playing cornerback requires more than speed, agility and ball skills. It also demands the confidence to know that you can be left alone against a speedster and win, no matter the circumstance or what may have happened on the last play.

Even as Jesse Washington battles for a starting spot on Air Force's defense, he carries that kind of self-assuredness.

"I feel like I can make those plays and help the team," said Washington, the soon-to-be-junior who concluded spring practice as the No. 1 cornerback opposite senior-to-be Kalon Baker.

Washington's path to this spot was a winding one. The 6-foot, 180-pound native of League City, Texas, was recruited as a safety and has jostled between those spots in the]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:21:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Klee: Can Air Force reach the NCAA Tournament again? Probably not]]> By PAUL KLEE The Gazette - http://gazette.com/klee-can-air-force-reach-the-ncaa-tournament-again-probably-not/article/1548353?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-can-air-force-reach-the-ncaa-tournament-again-probably-not/article/1548353?custom_click=rss

DENVER — It's a cute, noble idea, the notion that college athletics are conducted on an even playing field. So is the theory "Yes, we can" bridge the aisle in Washington.

So is two months paid vacation, or fresh powder every day. So is the Easter bunny.

My esteemed colleague, Mr. Ramsey, believes Air Force will return to the NCAA Tournament again. I hope he's right.

But I doubt it. The deck has been stacked against mid- and low-major college basketball programs for decades - but never more so than right now.

We're at a point in college sports where it's almost as if the haves and have-nots are playing a different game. The gap once was the Arkansas River. Now it's the Royal Gorge, expanding at a rapid pace with



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DENVER — It's a cute, noble idea, the notion that college athletics are conducted on an even playing field. So is the theory "Yes, we can" bridge the aisle in Washington.

So is two months paid vacation, or fresh powder every day. So is the Easter bunny.

My esteemed colleague, Mr. Ramsey, believes Air Force will return to the NCAA Tournament again. I hope he's right.

But I doubt it. The deck has been stacked against mid- and low-major college basketball programs for decades - but never more so than right now.

We're at a point in college sports where it's almost as if the haves and have-nots are playing a different game. The gap once was the Arkansas River. Now it's the Royal Gorge, expanding at a rapid pace with

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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:21:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey: Air Force can return to NCAA Tournament, just look at recent history]]> By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-can-return-to-ncaa-tournament-just-look-at-recent-history/article/1548357?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-can-return-to-ncaa-tournament-just-look-at-recent-history/article/1548357?custom_click=rss

Air Force basketball can return to the NCAA Tournament. This is not probable. I know that. It is possible. You should know that.

Remember, Air Force traveled to the NCAA Tournament twice and earned National Invitation Tournament invitations twice during an era (2003-07) when defiant players brought sunlight to the decadeslong darkness of one of the nation's worst college programs. Those Falcons weren't burdened by history. They were too busy altering it.

No superstars dribbled and dunked at Clune during the run. Devoted fans still argue about who ranked as the finest player of the era. Jacob Burtschi. Nick Welch. Antoine Hood. A.J. Kuhle. Dan Nwaelele. Tim Anderson. Take your pick. This was a true team, strong because of

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]]> Air Force basketball can return to the NCAA Tournament. This is not probable. I know that. It is possible. You should know that.

Remember, Air Force traveled to the NCAA Tournament twice and earned National Invitation Tournament invitations twice during an era (2003-07) when defiant players brought sunlight to the decadeslong darkness of one of the nation's worst college programs. Those Falcons weren't burdened by history. They were too busy altering it.

No superstars dribbled and dunked at Clune during the run. Devoted fans still argue about who ranked as the finest player of the era. Jacob Burtschi. Nick Welch. Antoine Hood. A.J. Kuhle. Dan Nwaelele. Tim Anderson. Take your pick. This was a true team, strong because of]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:20:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Air Force men's gymnasts hope to build on program success]]> By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-mens-gymnasts-hope-to-build-on-program-success/article/1548249?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-mens-gymnasts-hope-to-build-on-program-success/article/1548249?custom_click=rss

Air Force starts its march into the men's gymnastics postseason with high hopes and expectations.

The team, ranked 10th out of 21 NCAA Division I programs, is going for its sixth team title in a row at this weekend's USA Gymnastics national championships, which will be held on the academy campus.

Three members of the squad - Denis Aurelius (2014 floor exercise), Nick Gaudlip (2013 high bar, 2014 high bar), Josh Ramos (2012 parallel bars, 2014 parallel bars) - have captured individual USAG national titles. The meet, which features programs with four athletic scholarships or less, is a great tune-up for the conference finals next week and the NCAA Championships to follow.

"All the questions will be answered this

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]]> Air Force starts its march into the men's gymnastics postseason with high hopes and expectations.

The team, ranked 10th out of 21 NCAA Division I programs, is going for its sixth team title in a row at this weekend's USA Gymnastics national championships, which will be held on the academy campus.

Three members of the squad - Denis Aurelius (2014 floor exercise), Nick Gaudlip (2013 high bar, 2014 high bar), Josh Ramos (2012 parallel bars, 2014 parallel bars) - have captured individual USAG national titles. The meet, which features programs with four athletic scholarships or less, is a great tune-up for the conference finals next week and the NCAA Championships to follow.

"All the questions will be answered this]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:15:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Inconsistent Air Force hockey unable to reach league semifinals despite late surge]]> By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/inconsistent-air-force-hockey-unable-to-reach-league-semifinals-despite-late-surge/article/1548251?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/inconsistent-air-force-hockey-unable-to-reach-league-semifinals-despite-late-surge/article/1548251?custom_click=rss

Air Force played its best hockey at the best time, but still fell in the Atlantic Hockey Conference quarterfinals for the third year in a row.

The team was inconsistent through much of the season. But there was enough talent in its senior class and increasing contributions from freshmen, especially in the second half, helped push the Falcons to a seventh-place finish in the league despite a lack of secondary scoring.

If the 16-21-4 Falcons had played more like a team and less as individuals, especially before late February, Air Force might have won 20 games and hosted in the quarterfinals instead of playing at surging Rochester Institute of Technology.

"We had the talent to win 20 games," AFA coach Frank Serratore

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]]> Air Force played its best hockey at the best time, but still fell in the Atlantic Hockey Conference quarterfinals for the third year in a row.

The team was inconsistent through much of the season. But there was enough talent in its senior class and increasing contributions from freshmen, especially in the second half, helped push the Falcons to a seventh-place finish in the league despite a lack of secondary scoring.

If the 16-21-4 Falcons had played more like a team and less as individuals, especially before late February, Air Force might have won 20 games and hosted in the quarterfinals instead of playing at surging Rochester Institute of Technology.

"We had the talent to win 20 games," AFA coach Frank Serratore]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:15:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Air Force spring football practice concludes with a scaled-down scrimmage]]> by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-spring-football-practice-concludes-with-a-scaled-down-scrimmage/article/1548185?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-spring-football-practice-concludes-with-a-scaled-down-scrimmage/article/1548185?custom_click=rss

Air Force concluded its month of spring football practice with a short scrimmage Thursday that wasn't anything like a traditional spring game many programs hold.

The Falcons held a game last year away from the academy and was what they had intended to do again, but that idea kept growing incrementally smaller in recent weeks. First came the decision to hold it at Falcon Stadium instead of venue elsewhere in Colorado Springs. Then even that was down-shifted Wednesday when the threat of rain pushed it indoors at the Holaday Athletic Center. It was also decided that regular players wouldn't participate, so the scrimmage was contested by players down the depth chart.

Coach Troy Calhoun said he would have preferred a larger



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Air Force concluded its month of spring football practice with a short scrimmage Thursday that wasn't anything like a traditional spring game many programs hold.

The Falcons held a game last year away from the academy and was what they had intended to do again, but that idea kept growing incrementally smaller in recent weeks. First came the decision to hold it at Falcon Stadium instead of venue elsewhere in Colorado Springs. Then even that was down-shifted Wednesday when the threat of rain pushed it indoors at the Holaday Athletic Center. It was also decided that regular players wouldn't participate, so the scrimmage was contested by players down the depth chart.

Coach Troy Calhoun said he would have preferred a larger

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:23:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force cornerback Gavin McHenry loses good standing as a cadet]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN The Gazette - http://gazette.com/air-force-cornerback-gavin-mchenry-loses-good-standing-as-a-cadet/article/1548187?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-cornerback-gavin-mchenry-loses-good-standing-as-a-cadet/article/1548187?custom_click=rss

Cornerback loses good standing as a cadet

Gavin McHenry is no longer a cadet in good standing, the Air Force Academy confirmed Wednesday.

McHenry, a speedy cornerback, started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2013 and was part of the regular rotation this past season.

The academy would not release details of events that led to McHenry's loss of standing, but cadets in that situation cannot represent the academy in outside activities.

Coach Troy Calhoun said McHenry is not currently a part of the football team but left open the possibility of an eventual return.

"You've got to earn a spot on our team and right now that spot hasn't been earned," he said.

"We'll see going forward.

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Gavin McHenry is no longer a cadet in good standing, the Air Force Academy confirmed Wednesday.

McHenry, a speedy cornerback, started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2013 and was part of the regular rotation this past season.

The academy would not release details of events that led to McHenry's loss of standing, but cadets in that situation cannot represent the academy in outside activities.

Coach Troy Calhoun said McHenry is not currently a part of the football team but left open the possibility of an eventual return.

"You've got to earn a spot on our team and right now that spot hasn't been earned," he said.

"We'll see going forward.]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:16:08 -0600 <![CDATA[5 emerging players to watch at Air Force football's 'spring game']]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/5-emerging-players-to-watch-at-air-force-footballs-spring-game/article/1548115?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/5-emerging-players-to-watch-at-air-force-footballs-spring-game/article/1548115?custom_click=rss

Five emerging players to watch at AFA spring game

Spring practice concludes Wednesday at Falcon Stadium with a 45-minute scrimmage that will begin at around 4 p.m. (drills will begin at 3 p.m.). If last year's practice was any indication, this will be a semi-live situation where quarterbacks cannot be hit.

This is an Air Force team chock full of returning experience - including players like senior defensive end Alex Hansen and juniors like running back Jacobi Owens, receiver Jalen Robinette and safety Weston Steelhammer who could go down among the best to play their positions for the Falcons.



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Five emerging players to watch at AFA spring game

Spring practice concludes Wednesday at Falcon Stadium with a 45-minute scrimmage that will begin at around 4 p.m. (drills will begin at 3 p.m.). If last year's practice was any indication, this will be a semi-live situation where quarterbacks cannot be hit.

This is an Air Force team chock full of returning experience - including players like senior defensive end Alex Hansen and juniors like running back Jacobi Owens, receiver Jalen Robinette and safety Weston Steelhammer who could go down among the best to play their positions for the Falcons.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:24:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey: Air Force Academy has its man in QB Nate Romine]]> By DAVID RAMSEY, The Gazette http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-academy-has-its-man-in-qb-nate-romine/article/1548126?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-academy-has-its-man-in-qb-nate-romine/article/1548126?custom_click=rss

For the first time since 2012, there's virtually no battle for the starting quarterback job at Air Force.

Nate Romine won the role when he led the Falcons to a 27-24 win over Colorado State in the 2014 regular-season finale.

Romine's job security is not as certain as the sun rising in the east or a mother's love. It's only close.

Connor Dietz was a lock to start in 2012, and Romine is a lock to replace the departed Kale Pearson in 2015.

"I want to be my own player," Romine said as he prepared for Wednesday's final spring practice session. "I don't want to compare myself to Kale in any way."

Coach Troy Calhoun usually talks in riddles when he discusses his football team, saving his enthusiasm and clarity for



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For the first time since 2012, there's virtually no battle for the starting quarterback job at Air Force.

Nate Romine won the role when he led the Falcons to a 27-24 win over Colorado State in the 2014 regular-season finale.

Romine's job security is not as certain as the sun rising in the east or a mother's love. It's only close.

Connor Dietz was a lock to start in 2012, and Romine is a lock to replace the departed Kale Pearson in 2015.

"I want to be my own player," Romine said as he prepared for Wednesday's final spring practice session. "I don't want to compare myself to Kale in any way."

Coach Troy Calhoun usually talks in riddles when he discusses his football team, saving his enthusiasm and clarity for

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:27:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force Falcons' hockey year comes swiftly to conclusion]]> News services - http://gazette.com/air-force-falcons-hockey-year-comes-swiftly-to-conclusion/article/1547954?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-falcons-hockey-year-comes-swiftly-to-conclusion/article/1547954?custom_click=rss

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - RIT winger Brad McGowan scored four goals as RIT defeated Air Force, 7-3, in game two of a best-of-three Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series Saturday. RIT, the No. 3 seed, swept the two-game series and advances to the AHC Final Four next weekend. Air Force's season ends at 16-21-14.

With Air Force having a goal disallowed and despite chances for both teams, the first period was scoreless.

It remained tight through the second period, after which RIT led 2-1.

McGowan scored twice in the first 8:17 of the third period to make it 4-1. A few minutes later Air Force started pulling its goalie and the game opened up. Air Force did score twice, once in the final seconds, but RIT poked in three more goals for



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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - RIT winger Brad McGowan scored four goals as RIT defeated Air Force, 7-3, in game two of a best-of-three Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series Saturday. RIT, the No. 3 seed, swept the two-game series and advances to the AHC Final Four next weekend. Air Force's season ends at 16-21-14.

With Air Force having a goal disallowed and despite chances for both teams, the first period was scoreless.

It remained tight through the second period, after which RIT led 2-1.

McGowan scored twice in the first 8:17 of the third period to make it 4-1. A few minutes later Air Force started pulling its goalie and the game opened up. Air Force did score twice, once in the final seconds, but RIT poked in three more goals for

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<![CDATA[Air Force underclassmen figure to benefit from larger-than-expected roles this season on men's basketball team]]> By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-underclassmen-figure-to-benefit-from-larger-than-expected-roles-this-season-on-mens-basketball-team/article/1547895?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-underclassmen-figure-to-benefit-from-larger-than-expected-roles-this-season-on-mens-basketball-team/article/1547895?custom_click=rss

Hayden Graham has always been a 3-point shooter.

That was the shot that accounted for more than 25 percent of his points as a high school senior and more than half of his attempts as a freshman at Air Force.

But Graham attempted just one 3-pointer in two games at the Mountain West Tournament this week. He hasn't made one since Feb. 4.

"This year was kind of frustrating for me because usually I rely on my 3-point shot, and it was not here this year, for whatever reason," said Graham, who made just 11 of 64 shots from beyond the arc this year.

Graham has instead adjusted his game, turning into Air Force's leading rebounder in conference games and creating scoring opportunities through a variety of moves in the

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]]> Hayden Graham has always been a 3-point shooter.

That was the shot that accounted for more than 25 percent of his points as a high school senior and more than half of his attempts as a freshman at Air Force.

But Graham attempted just one 3-pointer in two games at the Mountain West Tournament this week. He hasn't made one since Feb. 4.

"This year was kind of frustrating for me because usually I rely on my 3-point shot, and it was not here this year, for whatever reason," said Graham, who made just 11 of 64 shots from beyond the arc this year.

Graham has instead adjusted his game, turning into Air Force's leading rebounder in conference games and creating scoring opportunities through a variety of moves in the]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:20:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Falcons must win next game to continue season]]> News services - http://gazette.com/falcons-must-win-next-game-to-continue-season/article/1547911?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/falcons-must-win-next-game-to-continue-season/article/1547911?custom_click=rss

Matt Garbowsky and Josh Mitchell scored power play goals to lead RIT to a 2-1 win over Air Force in Game 1 of a best-of-three Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series Friday in Rochester, N.Y. RIT, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, improved to 16-14-5 this season. Air Force, the No. 7 seed, fell to 16-20-4 overall.

"This was a great hockey game," Air Force coach Frank Serratore said. "This was such a hard-fought game. I am so proud of the way our guys played, it just didn't go our way. I am disappointed that we didn't win, but I'm certainly not disappointed in the way we played. These playoff games usually come down to special teams and goaltending."

Air Force outshot RIT, 26-24, in the game. RIT was 2-for-5 on the power play

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]]> Matt Garbowsky and Josh Mitchell scored power play goals to lead RIT to a 2-1 win over Air Force in Game 1 of a best-of-three Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series Friday in Rochester, N.Y. RIT, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, improved to 16-14-5 this season. Air Force, the No. 7 seed, fell to 16-20-4 overall.

"This was a great hockey game," Air Force coach Frank Serratore said. "This was such a hard-fought game. I am so proud of the way our guys played, it just didn't go our way. I am disappointed that we didn't win, but I'm certainly not disappointed in the way we played. These playoff games usually come down to special teams and goaltending."

Air Force outshot RIT, 26-24, in the game. RIT was 2-for-5 on the power play]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:20:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Finale for six Air Force men's basketball seniors]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN The Gazette - http://gazette.com/finale-for-six-air-force-mens-basketball-seniors/article/1547817?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/finale-for-six-air-force-mens-basketball-seniors/article/1547817?custom_click=rss

Finale for Air Force seniors

Six seniors for Air Force saw their careers end Thursday.

Kamryn Williams watched from the bench and Ethan Michael from the stands, as both were out with injuries. DeLovell Earls, Justin Hammonds, Marek Olesinski and Max Yon played and, for the most part, played well.

Olesinski scored a team-high 14 points and he, Earls and Hammonds combined for 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting.

Yon struggled, going 1 for 7 (0 for 4 from 3-point range) with two points and two turnovers.

"It's going to be hard to go to practice and not have those guys," coach Dave Pilipovich said. "Those six have been so much, a good group.

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Six seniors for Air Force saw their careers end Thursday.

Kamryn Williams watched from the bench and Ethan Michael from the stands, as both were out with injuries. DeLovell Earls, Justin Hammonds, Marek Olesinski and Max Yon played and, for the most part, played well.

Olesinski scored a team-high 14 points and he, Earls and Hammonds combined for 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting.

Yon struggled, going 1 for 7 (0 for 4 from 3-point range) with two points and two turnovers.

"It's going to be hard to go to practice and not have those guys," coach Dave Pilipovich said. "Those six have been so much, a good group.]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:25:42 -0600