<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> air-force-academy]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/air-force-academy Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:25:12 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Basic training a learning experience for new Air Force assistant]]> http://gazette.com/basic-training-a-learning-experience-for-new-air-force-assistant/article/1554614?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/basic-training-a-learning-experience-for-new-air-force-assistant/article/1554614?custom_click=rss

The start of basic training wasn’t an eye-opening experience simply for the future Air Force officers beginning their journey as cadets, it was also new for a Falcons football assistant who had never experienced it.

New wide receivers coach Derek Lewis, a Texas graduate and most recently the tight ends coach at Florida, understood what to expect when the new recruits arrived for in-processing on Thursday, but he was still struck by the differences from what he had experienced previously.

“At Florida, it was hands on,” Lewis said. “You walked them to the annex where they got books. You walked them to their first class. It was so much more hands on.

“Here, with this institution, they take



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The start of basic training wasn’t an eye-opening experience simply for the future Air Force officers beginning their journey as cadets, it was also new for a Falcons football assistant who had never experienced it.

New wide receivers coach Derek Lewis, a Texas graduate and most recently the tight ends coach at Florida, understood what to expect when the new recruits arrived for in-processing on Thursday, but he was still struck by the differences from what he had experienced previously.

“At Florida, it was hands on,” Lewis said. “You walked them to the annex where they got books. You walked them to their first class. It was so much more hands on.

“Here, with this institution, they take

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:55:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Touted QB joins incoming freshman Air Force class in starting basic training]]> http://gazette.com/touted-qb-joins-incoming-freshman-air-force-class-in-starting-basic-training/article/1554543?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/touted-qb-joins-incoming-freshman-air-force-class-in-starting-basic-training/article/1554543?custom_click=rss

Most of the young men and women entering the Air Force Academy on Thursday are focused on a time six weeks from now when their experience in basic training will end.

Ryan Brand has a different date in mind.

"I'm eying the first chance I get to compete, which will be the first practice on either July 31 or August 1," said Brand, who enters Air Force as the most highly publicized quarterback recruit in years. "That's what I'm looking forward to. Yes, I have to get through basic first, but I'm a natural-born competitor and I love to compete.

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Ryan Brand has a different date in mind.

"I'm eying the first chance I get to compete, which will be the first practice on either July 31 or August 1," said Brand, who enters Air Force as the most highly publicized quarterback recruit in years. "That's what I'm looking forward to. Yes, I have to get through basic first, but I'm a natural-born competitor and I love to compete.]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 04:16:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Air Force possibly catches break as Mountain West releases men's basketball schedule]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-possibly-catches-break-as-mountain-west-releases-mens-basketball-schedule/article/1554363?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-possibly-catches-break-as-mountain-west-releases-mens-basketball-schedule/article/1554363?custom_click=rss Air Force learned it will partially dodge both defending co-champions in the Mountain West as the 2015-16 men's basketball schedule was released Wednesday.   Air Force will not go to Boise State or host San Diego State this season.   The Falcons will host the Broncos and will travel to face the Aztecs.   They will face every other MW team twice.   The opening day of the conference season is Dec. 30, but the Falcons will not play that day. They also have an open date Feb. 27.   Boise State and San Diego State both finished 14-4 last season in the conference, and they each swept Air Force.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:47:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey: Air Force's Troy Calhoun gripes a lot and wins a lot, too]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-forces-troy-calhoun-gripes-a-lot-and-wins-a-lot-too/article/1554042?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-forces-troy-calhoun-gripes-a-lot-and-wins-a-lot-too/article/1554042?custom_click=rss

Troy Calhoun listened as Colorado State coach Mike Bobo talked with excitement about an upcoming $220 million on-campus football stadium.

He listened as Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre bragged about a freshly-constructed $156 million football facility that includes a luxurious locker room and players' lounge.

He listened.

And he was frustrated.

Calhoun competes in Falcon Stadium, which was state of the art when it opened in 1962. It's not so state of the art 53 years later.

"I'd like to have an upgraded stadium," Calhoun said.

Calhoun is at the zenith of his career at Air Force. He's coming off a 10-3 season that included victories over Boise State and, yes, Colorado State.

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]]> Troy Calhoun listened as Colorado State coach Mike Bobo talked with excitement about an upcoming $220 million on-campus football stadium.

He listened as Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre bragged about a freshly-constructed $156 million football facility that includes a luxurious locker room and players' lounge.

He listened.

And he was frustrated.

Calhoun competes in Falcon Stadium, which was state of the art when it opened in 1962. It's not so state of the art 53 years later.

"I'd like to have an upgraded stadium," Calhoun said.

Calhoun is at the zenith of his career at Air Force. He's coming off a 10-3 season that included victories over Boise State and, yes, Colorado State.]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 04:21:01 -0600 <![CDATA[New CSU football coach researching Air Force's offense]]> http://gazette.com/new-csu-football-coach-researching-air-forces-offense/article/1553977?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-csu-football-coach-researching-air-forces-offense/article/1553977?custom_click=rss

Mike Bobo is still several months from his first matchup with Air Force, but the new Colorado State football coach is already doing his homework.

Bobo, who replaces new Florida coach Jim McElwain in Fort Collins, said he has dispatched defensive coordinator Tyson Summers to talk with other coaches about keys to defending the Falcons' unique offense that is no longer a true triple-option, but contains many option elements.

"It is a different style that will cause defensive coaches a headache to play," said Bobo, who previously served as offensive coordinator at Georgia. "I've been playing Georgia Tech every year, which runs a double slot and option. They're not exactly like Georgia Tech, but going against that I know what kind

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]]> Mike Bobo is still several months from his first matchup with Air Force, but the new Colorado State football coach is already doing his homework.

Bobo, who replaces new Florida coach Jim McElwain in Fort Collins, said he has dispatched defensive coordinator Tyson Summers to talk with other coaches about keys to defending the Falcons' unique offense that is no longer a true triple-option, but contains many option elements.

"It is a different style that will cause defensive coaches a headache to play," said Bobo, who previously served as offensive coordinator at Georgia. "I've been playing Georgia Tech every year, which runs a double slot and option. They're not exactly like Georgia Tech, but going against that I know what kind]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:15:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Revamped stadiums, facilities the talk of Colorado college football coaches]]> http://gazette.com/revamped-stadiums-facilities-the-talk-of-colorado-college-football-coaches/article/1553893?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/revamped-stadiums-facilities-the-talk-of-colorado-college-football-coaches/article/1553893?custom_click=rss

New stadiums and facilities were the topic of conversation when the state's top college football coaches gathered Tuesday in Colorado Springs.

Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre touted the $156 million football complex his team is moving into this offseason that includes a 16,000 square-foot locker room with 25-foot ceilings, and an 8,000-squre foot players lounge in a complex that includes a snack bar and a barber shop. New Colorado State coach Mike Bobo talked of breaking ground soon on a $220 million stadium that will be ready by 2017. Air Force's Troy Calhoun had nothing tangible to tout, but his new athletic director has spoken of plans to spend $30 million to renovate Falcon Stadium.



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New stadiums and facilities were the topic of conversation when the state's top college football coaches gathered Tuesday in Colorado Springs.

Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre touted the $156 million football complex his team is moving into this offseason that includes a 16,000 square-foot locker room with 25-foot ceilings, and an 8,000-squre foot players lounge in a complex that includes a snack bar and a barber shop. New Colorado State coach Mike Bobo talked of breaking ground soon on a $220 million stadium that will be ready by 2017. Air Force's Troy Calhoun had nothing tangible to tout, but his new athletic director has spoken of plans to spend $30 million to renovate Falcon Stadium.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:51:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force coach Troy Calhoun unhappy with television's influence on Mountain West]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-coach-troy-calhoun-unhappy-with-televisions-influence-on-mountain-west/article/1553886?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-coach-troy-calhoun-unhappy-with-televisions-influence-on-mountain-west/article/1553886?custom_click=rss

Air Force's home football schedule includes five games with undetermined start times and under the control of ESPN.

They could wind up kicking off at noon, they could be 8:30 p.m. They could bring bonus money of $500,000 if selected for ESPN or ESPN2, they could be shuffled to online-only ESPN3.

The Falcons have no say, and coach Troy Calhoun doesn't like it.

"It's completely unfair to our fans," Calhoun said. "What we've done is, unfortunately we're in a league that prioritizes television more than they do building a regard for our supporters. Not all leagues are that way. There's a way you can be a part of conference or leagues where there's a really, really good balance that way."

So, how did it get this



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Air Force's home football schedule includes five games with undetermined start times and under the control of ESPN.

They could wind up kicking off at noon, they could be 8:30 p.m. They could bring bonus money of $500,000 if selected for ESPN or ESPN2, they could be shuffled to online-only ESPN3.

The Falcons have no say, and coach Troy Calhoun doesn't like it.

"It's completely unfair to our fans," Calhoun said. "What we've done is, unfortunately we're in a league that prioritizes television more than they do building a regard for our supporters. Not all leagues are that way. There's a way you can be a part of conference or leagues where there's a really, really good balance that way."

So, how did it get this

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:55:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee: Air Force's Ben Garland changing the storyline with Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/klee-air-forces-ben-garland-changing-the-storyline-with-broncos/article/1553688?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-air-forces-ben-garland-changing-the-storyline-with-broncos/article/1553688?custom_click=rss

DENVER - This is mission impossible, trying to get Ben Garland to talk about himself. That time the Denver Broncos held a benefit for victims of the Aurora theater shootings and Garland showed up unannounced?

"Service before self," he says.

Hosting a Make-A-Wish visit at Dove Valley, decorating cookies at Denver Rescue Mission, hugging his way through Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children?

"Those kids, they make my day," Garland says. Why spend his free time at a soup kitchen in Alamosa, a Boys and Club in Greeley, a cancer ward in Grand Junction?

"I think it's about being a Colorado kid. And I think it's both my faith and being in the military," he says. "I think it's just having a heart of service."

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DENVER - This is mission impossible, trying to get Ben Garland to talk about himself. That time the Denver Broncos held a benefit for victims of the Aurora theater shootings and Garland showed up unannounced?

"Service before self," he says.

Hosting a Make-A-Wish visit at Dove Valley, decorating cookies at Denver Rescue Mission, hugging his way through Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children?

"Those kids, they make my day," Garland says. Why spend his free time at a soup kitchen in Alamosa, a Boys and Club in Greeley, a cancer ward in Grand Junction?

"I think it's about being a Colorado kid. And I think it's both my faith and being in the military," he says. "I think it's just having a heart of service."

Oh,

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 14:14:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Inside the mind of a 10,000-meter champion, Hannah Everson of Air Force]]> http://gazette.com/inside-the-mind-of-a-10000-meter-champion-hannah-everson-of-air-force/article/1553536?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/inside-the-mind-of-a-10000-meter-champion-hannah-everson-of-air-force/article/1553536?custom_click=rss

Covering 10,000 meters requires a runner to be alone with their thoughts for a long time - in the case of Hannah Everson, 34 minutes, 23.52 seconds.

The Air Force record-holder in the event described her mental process at the regional May 28 in Austin, Texas, that she won despite entering with the 37th-best time in the West region.

"You try to turn your brain off," the junior said. "You just have to stay in the moment. You can't think about too far ahead in the race or let negative thoughts come in. It doesn't slow you down by seconds, it can slow you down by minutes. You just have to tell yourself, 'You're OK, you're fine. Doing great.

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]]> Covering 10,000 meters requires a runner to be alone with their thoughts for a long time - in the case of Hannah Everson, 34 minutes, 23.52 seconds.

The Air Force record-holder in the event described her mental process at the regional May 28 in Austin, Texas, that she won despite entering with the 37th-best time in the West region.

"You try to turn your brain off," the junior said. "You just have to stay in the moment. You can't think about too far ahead in the race or let negative thoughts come in. It doesn't slow you down by seconds, it can slow you down by minutes. You just have to tell yourself, 'You're OK, you're fine. Doing great.]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:10:07 -0600