<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> air-force-academy]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/air-force-academy Tue, 24 May 2016 04:02:02 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[New Orleans Saints sign Air Force tight end as rookie free agent]]> http://gazette.com/new-orleans-saints-sign-air-force-tight-end-as-rookie-free-agent/article/1576193?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-orleans-saints-sign-air-force-tight-end-as-rookie-free-agent/article/1576193?custom_click=rss

Air Force tight end Garrett Griffin has signed with the New Orleans Saints, according to media reports and multiple social media posts from Griffin and his family.

The senior went undrafted in April but had rookie minicamp tryouts with the Kansas City Chiefs last week and the Saints this past weekend.

Griffin caught 41 passes for 678 yards and eight touchdowns in his career, but was limited as a senior after suffering a knee injury in warmups before the season-opener caused him to miss the first six games.

There will still be the issue of at least a two-year military commitment for Griffin, which will begin with time in Wyoming serving as a missile maintenance officer.



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Mon, 16 May 2016 17:44:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey: Air Force ready to shock the lacrosse nation]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-ready-to-shock-the-lacrosse-nation/article/1576006?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-ready-to-shock-the-lacrosse-nation/article/1576006?custom_click=rss

Don't be shocked if the confident, surging, talented, tough Air Force Falcons defeat Notre Dame on Saturday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Denver coach Bill Tierney is the emperor of college lacrosse. He defied skeptics, including this one, by bringing the 2015 title home to a campus in the shadow of the Rockies. Previous champions had all been based within 270 miles of the Atlantic Ocean.

Tierney defeated Air Force by one goal this season. He also defeated Notre Dame by one goal. He's not skeptical about Air Force's chances at South Bend, Ind.

"Well, first of all, what those guys have done is nothing short of amazing, so I don't doubt anything," Tierney said this week. "They could very easily have



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Fri, 13 May 2016 16:29:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey: Air Force Academy senior employs belief to shoot his way to Rio Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-academy-senior-employs-belief-to-shoot-his-way-to-rio-olympics/article/1575521?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-academy-senior-employs-belief-to-shoot-his-way-to-rio-olympics/article/1575521?custom_click=rss

Belief.

The word is at the core of the rise of Air Force senior David Higgins.

He believed he could earn a place on the United States Olympic Shooting Team, developing this faith after months of pushing himself to a state of deep, sincere expectation.

On April 4, Higgins was almost alone in his belief. He faced massive odds in his quest to earn an August trip to Rio.

On the final day of 50-meter prone rifle competition at the Olympic Trials in Fort Benning, Ga., Higgins shot a career-best 629.5 to pass gold medalist - and prohibitive favorite - Matt Emmons.

Higgins was wearing fatigues this week as he talked, fresh from a class, about his vault to shooting stardom. He's the first active Air Force cadet to



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