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Spring practice: Inexperienced Air Force football team hopes to answer questions

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Spring football practice is set to begin for Air Force on Friday, and the departure of a record 32 seniors and two coaches figures to make this an eventful...

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Air Force basketball 'finally flipped that switch' with blowout victory over UNLV
Air Force basketball 'finally flipped that switch' with blowout victory over UNLV

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 7 hr ago

For the better part of three months, Air Force had poked around in the dark for a switch it couldn't locate. On Wednesday, the search ended. The...

Emptying the notebook: Blowout of UNLV relieves weight on Air Force program
Emptying the notebook: Blowout of UNLV relieves weight on Air Force program

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 7 hr ago

Air Force has lost 35 games in the past two years. After a good chunk of those, Hayden Graham – the best player on a struggling team – has had the...

RAPID REACTION: Air Force blows out UNLV to snap losing skid
RAPID REACTION: Air Force blows out UNLV to snap losing skid

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 9 hr ago

Air Force built a nine point lead, watched it disappear, then pulled back ahead for a 38-28 halftime advantage over UNLV. Jacob Van’s 3-pointer at...

Airport experience provides Air Force basketball coach with positive moment in down season
Airport experience provides Air Force basketball coach with positive moment in down season

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Feb 21, 2017

When Air Force returned to Denver International Airport from its 20th consecutive road loss, coach Dave Pilipovich said it arrived at the same time as...

Air Force apparently hires former NCAA record-holder as wide receivers coach
Air Force apparently hires former NCAA record-holder as wide receivers coach

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Air Force appears to have completed its football coaching staff, adding former All-America wide receiver Taylor Stubblefield as receivers coach. The...

Notes from the road: San Jose too cramped for this country guy
Notes from the road: San Jose too cramped for this country guy

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Feb 20, 2017

The lasting image I took from my weekend trip to San Jose, Calif., was that of a carport. Walking along the street, I had to stop and stare for a...

Air Force hockey team ranked No. 17
Air Force hockey team ranked No. 17

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Air Force moved up two spots in the latest U.S. College Hockey Online poll to No. 17. It's the program's highest ranking in almost five years. The...

Air Force sweeps RIT, stays close second in hockey league chase
Air Force sweeps RIT, stays close second in hockey league chase

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 18, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Kyle Haak had a goal and an assist as Air Force defeated RIT, 3-2, in an Atlantic Hockey Conference game Saturday at the Gene...

Conference road losing streak hits 20 as Air Force can't hold lead at San Jose State
Conference road losing streak hits 20 as Air Force can't hold lead at San Jose State

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Feb 18, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Coach Dave Pilipovich lamented, repeatedly, an inability to make a "winning play." Junior Jacob Van described the "sting."...

Emptying the notebook: Manning capitalizes on shot to start for Air Force
Emptying the notebook: Manning capitalizes on shot to start for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Manning’s big day One bright spot to come out of Saturday was the play of Ryan Manning, who enjoyed a career day in front of about 10 friends and...

RAPID REACTION: Air Force drops 20th straight conference road game in heart-wrenching fashion
RAPID REACTION: Air Force drops 20th straight conference road game in heart-wrenching fashion

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Feb 18, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Is today the day The Streak ends? Air Force has lost 19 consecutive Mountain West road games, and this is the best shot the...

San Jose State basketball has moved around Air Force with a roster built the 'old-school' way
San Jose State basketball has moved around Air Force with a roster built the 'old-school' way

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Feb 17, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The days of Air Force and everyone else in the Mountain West assuming victory against San Jose State have passed. But the odd -...

Fastball to All-American's face was a scary, telling scene for Air Force baseball
Fastball to All-American's face was a scary, telling scene for Air Force baseball

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Feb 17, 2017

In late January, Air Force All-America outfielder Tyler Jones took a fastball to the face from former teammate and recent third-round MLB Draft pick...

Emptying the notebook: Get to know Air Force freshman Sid Tomes
Emptying the notebook: Get to know Air Force freshman Sid Tomes

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Sid Tomes emerged as an offensive playmaker for Air Force. It’s just surprising that it came all at once....

Freshman Sid Tomes breaks out for Air Force in lopsided loss
Freshman Sid Tomes breaks out for Air Force in lopsided loss

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Air Force reeled in a whopper Wednesday as it continued its fishing expedition for key players down the stretch. Granted, the boat sank in the...

RAPID REACTION: Falcons lose, but find something productive in the process
RAPID REACTION: Falcons lose, but find something productive in the process

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

More lineup shakeups are on the way for Air Force basketball tonight as Mountain West contender Nevada visits Clune Arena at 7 p.m. Freshman Lavelle...

Hitting figures to be key as Air Force baseball seeks to continue improvement
Hitting figures to be key as Air Force baseball seeks to continue improvement

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Air Force hitters posted the third-best batting average in the nation last year. And virtually everybody is back for the Falcons, who are fresh off...

'He's as good as we've ever had here': Freshman pitcher Evan Floyd to start Air Force season opener
'He's as good as we've ever had here': Freshman pitcher Evan Floyd to start Air Force season opener

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Air Force baseball will hand the ball to freshman pitcher Evan Floyd to open the season against Army on Friday. This isn't just any freshman,...

Notes from Air Force baseball's opening weekend
Notes from Air Force baseball's opening weekend

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Season starts with a bang Air Force opens the season on Friday in Baton Rouge with an 11 a.m. contest against rival Army, followed by a 6 p.m. game...

Distractions gone, senior A.J. Reid back being physical forward Air Force hockey needs
Distractions gone, senior A.J. Reid back being physical forward Air Force hockey needs

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

It took a trip home to help Air Force senior A.J. Reid return to being the hockey player he is. Before Christmas, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound winger was...

Football game at Cotton Bowl earned slightly more money for Air Force than comparable home games
Football game at Cotton Bowl earned slightly more money for Air Force than comparable home games

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Air Force turned a slightly larger profit by taking a game to the Cotton Bowl this past season than it did in comparable contests at Falcon Stadium....

Air Force personnel shifts leave more scoring burden to seniors
Air Force personnel shifts leave more scoring burden to seniors

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Air Force personnel shifts leave more scoring burden to seniors As the Air Force men's basketball team continues to experiment with combinations and...

My busy valentine: Air Force couple shares difficulties of building relationship through academy, athletic demands
My busy valentine: Air Force couple shares difficulties of building relationship through academy, athletic demands

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Feb 14, 2017

A go-to date for Hayden Graham and Paige Saxton-Getty often involves squeezing in a quick meal at Mitch's, the dining hall at the Air Force Academy....

Blog: Air Force coach brings unique perspective to UConn's quest for 100 straight wins
Blog: Air Force coach brings unique perspective to UConn's quest for 100 straight wins

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Air Force coach Chris Gobrecht has no problem with UConn’s dominance of women’s basketball. Rather, she chooses to see the run that could reach 100...

Air Force senior Griffin Jax won't be pitching for Twins in spring training
Air Force senior Griffin Jax won't be pitching for Twins in spring training

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Minnesota Twins pitchers and catchers report to spring training Monday, but their 30th-ranked prospect will simply report for class at the Air Force...

Top 10 quotes attributed to Air Force's Frank Serratore
Top 10 quotes attributed to Air Force's Frank Serratore

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Win or lose, Air Force coach Frank Serratore remains a favorite among local and national college hockey media for because of his memorable quotes. Some...

Hockey coach Frank Serratore finds perfect fit at Air Force
Hockey coach Frank Serratore finds perfect fit at Air Force

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Air Force coach Frank Serratore had his chances to move on from the college hockey program he built into an annual league contender. For a span of...

Air Force basketball falls again on road, but this time with altered lineup
Air Force basketball falls again on road, but this time with altered lineup

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Feb 11, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - The result was the same, but the vibe was not. Air Force followed a frustratingly familiar script on Saturday against Mountain...

RAPID REACTION: New lineup, same result for Air Force in loss at Boise State
RAPID REACTION: New lineup, same result for Air Force in loss at Boise State

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Feb 11, 2017

BOISE, Idaho – A source has indicated Air Force will make major changes to its lineup as it looks for a spark. Sophomore Pervis Louder and junior...

Frank Serratore shows caring, intensity in 20th season at Air Force
Frank Serratore shows caring, intensity in 20th season at Air Force

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Feb 11, 2017

One of the reasons Frank Serratore is in his 20th season coaching Air Force hockey is his players love competing for him because they know he cares...

Air Force's Frank Serratore has unique coach-speak
Air Force's Frank Serratore has unique coach-speak

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Feb 11, 2017

There are certain phrases that Air Force coach Frank Serratore uses again and again over the course of a college hockey season. “I laugh because I...

Shareable stories about Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore
Shareable stories about Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Feb 11, 2017

The most often asked question asked during interviews for this series of articles on Air Force coach Frank Serratore was about a favorite Frank story....

Future in question for coach of struggling Air Force basketball program
Future in question for coach of struggling Air Force basketball program

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Air Force basketball coach Dave Pilipovich likes the young talent he has, likes those he has coming and feels the team has addressed some areas of...

David Ramsey: Air Force hockey dreaming of Frozen Four after dominating victory
David Ramsey: Air Force hockey dreaming of Frozen Four after dominating victory

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Air Force hockey winger A.J. Reid is optimistic, and with strong reason. Reid is hoping, if not quite planning, for the Falcons' first-ever journey...

Detailed scouting reports predict NFL future for Air Force's Weston Steelhammer
Detailed scouting reports predict NFL future for Air Force's Weston Steelhammer

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Feb 10, 2017

A pair of detailed draft analyses foresee an NFL future – albeit it a limited one – for Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer. In a lengthy, 850-word...

Former Air Force standout Chad Hall lands NFL coaching gig
Former Air Force standout Chad Hall lands NFL coaching gig

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Feb 10, 2017

 Former Air Force running back Chad Hall has landed an NFL coaching job. The Buffalo Bills posted their full coaching staff under new head coach...

Ramsey blog: Mountain West official blows big call in Air Force's loss to New Mexico
Ramsey blog: Mountain West official blows big call in Air Force's loss to New Mexico

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Feb 9, 2017

New Mexico guard Elijah Brown was begging for a technical foul, and game official David Hall gave him one. Then, in one of the strangest sequences in...

Controversial finish closes out yet another tight Air Force basketball loss
Controversial finish closes out yet another tight Air Force basketball loss

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Feb 9, 2017

In all likelihood, the controversial final moments of Air Force's loss to New Mexico did not affect the outcome. But piled onto the mounting...

RAPID REACTION: Air Force squanders chances in loss to New Mexico
RAPID REACTION: Air Force squanders chances in loss to New Mexico

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Feb 8, 2017

The chances were certainly there for Air Force to win. But it didn’t. The Falcons missed an open look at 3 from Zach Kocur in the final minute,...

Air Force hires former Minnesota assistant as tight ends coach
Air Force hires former Minnesota assistant as tight ends coach

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Feb 8, 2017

Former Minnesota assistant Bart Miller is Air Force’s new tight ends coach, according to his own social media account “This truly is a special...

'Quiet' Pervis Louder has stuck with Air Force basketball despite rocky two seasons
'Quiet' Pervis Louder has stuck with Air Force basketball despite rocky two seasons

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Feb 7, 2017

Pervis Louder never considered joining the list of players who exited the Air Force basketball program. But if he had, it would have been...

Air Force women lose another key player in local product Kassady Huffman
Air Force women lose another key player in local product Kassady Huffman

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Feb 7, 2017

A trying campaign for the Air Force women’s basketball team continued last week when freshman forward Kassady Huffman was lost for the season after...

Air Force likely catching New Mexico without key player
Air Force likely catching New Mexico without key player

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Feb 7, 2017

New Mexico figures to be without All-Mountain West preseason first-team selection Tim Williams on Wednesday when it visits Air Force. At least that’s...

Air Force disappointed to miss trip to New Mexico's famed arena 'The Pit'
Air Force disappointed to miss trip to New Mexico's famed arena 'The Pit'

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Air Force's men's basketball team has won just four of its 38 games at "The Pit." It's a place the Falcons' women's coach describes with words like...

College hockey notes: Colorado College pointing to positives entering series vs. rival Denver
College hockey notes: Colorado College pointing to positives entering series vs. rival Denver

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

CC keeping positive entering Denver series Colorado College Mike Haviland is stressing the positives as his Tigers resume their rivalry series...

Air Force hockey's recent surge propels Falcons into national Top 20 poll
Air Force hockey's recent surge propels Falcons into national Top 20 poll

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Air Force's road sweep at Bentley last weekend moved it up to No. 20 in the U.S. College Hockey Online Top 20 national poll for the second time this...

Air Force hockey wraps up road sweep
Air Force hockey wraps up road sweep

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

WATERTOWN, Mass. - Air Force scored three goals in the final 3:06 of the game as the Falcons defeated Bentley, 5-1, on Saturday. The Falcons are in...

Air Force falls to Wyoming, but play of backups presents interesting plot twist
Air Force falls to Wyoming, but play of backups presents interesting plot twist

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Feb 4, 2017

The result for Air Force was the same Saturday, but the potential for the immediate future suddenly looked much different. Wyoming handed the Falcons...

RAPID REACTION: Air Force subs make it interesting, but Falcons fall to Wyoming
RAPID REACTION: Air Force subs make it interesting, but Falcons fall to Wyoming

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Feb 4, 2017

The second half of the Mountain West season begins for Air Force today against Wyoming. In recent years, that’s been a good sign. Over the past two...