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Air Force hockey hoping to build upon league playoff run in NCAA Tournament

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Winning the Atlantic Hockey Conference tournament championship gives Air Force coach Frank Serratore reason to believe his Falcons can...

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Q&A: Conversation with Air Force defensive line coach Tim Cross

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Air Force's defensive line will undergo a nearly full transformation, with all three starters departing and only Santo Coppola returning among players...

Air Force hockey hangs on to beat Western Michigan, advances to NCAA East Regional final
Air Force hockey hangs on to beat Western Michigan, advances to NCAA East Regional final

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In a playoff run full of nail-biters, Air Force hockey held on in another for its second NCAA Tournament win in program history....

David Ramsey: Chad Hall, former Air Force star, takes his defiant will to Buffalo Bills coaching staff
David Ramsey: Chad Hall, former Air Force star, takes his defiant will to Buffalo Bills coaching staff

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Chad Hall became an offensive force at Air Force largely because of his preparation and defiant will. His mind was, and is, his most vital asset....

Air Force hockey notes: Unfamiliar territory for Saturday's opponents
Air Force hockey notes: Unfamiliar territory for Saturday's opponents

By: Joe Paisley - 0 7 hr ago

Unfamiliar territory for both teams Air Force last advanced to a regional final in 2009 when the Atlantic Hockey Conference program recorded its...

Rapid Reaction: Air Force hockey holds off Western Michigan for 2nd NCAA tournament win
Rapid Reaction: Air Force hockey holds off Western Michigan for 2nd NCAA tournament win

By: Joe Paisley - 0 8 hr ago

Note: Follow @Paisleyhockey on Twitter for updates from Friday's 5:30 p.m. Air Force-Western Michigan game in the NCAA hockey tournament....

Nose tackle Mosese Fifita tips the scales at more than 300 pounds, a first for Air Force
Nose tackle Mosese Fifita tips the scales at more than 300 pounds, a first for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 10 hr ago

Size-challenged Air Force has something in nose guard Mosese Fifita that it has never featured - a player weighing in at more than 300 pounds. "He's...

Micah Capra follows steady course to Air Force defensive line
Micah Capra follows steady course to Air Force defensive line

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 10 hr ago

With his background, Micah Capra seemed predestined for service academy football. The Air Force defensive lineman, the youngest of six children, is...

Shane Starrett, last year's experience propels Air Force hockey into NCAAs a year ahead of schedule
Shane Starrett, last year's experience propels Air Force hockey into NCAAs a year ahead of schedule

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Mar 22, 2017

The biggest reason why Air Force hockey is back in the NCAAs a year earlier than expected is 6-foot-5 goalie Shane Starrett. The former Boston...

Going deeper with Jacob Onyechi, Air Force's Pro Day standout performer
Going deeper with Jacob Onyechi, Air Force's Pro Day standout performer

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Jacob Onyechi seemed to be the breakout performer on Tuesday as Air Force hosted Pro Day, as he ran an unofficial 4.41 40-meter dash and recorded a...

Jalen Robinette improves marks on Pro Day as another Air Force player emerges as NFL prospect
Jalen Robinette improves marks on Pro Day as another Air Force player emerges as NFL prospect

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Jalen Robinette improved his numbers from the NFL Combine and Weston Steelhammer had a chance to provide the measurables to go with what scouts have...

Air Force Pro Day notes: Results kept hidden, Robinette's plan and Owens displays hands
Air Force Pro Day notes: Results kept hidden, Robinette's plan and Owens displays hands

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Imagine taking a college entrance exam where results were known to universities, but not you. Then you are forced to wait around to see if your score...

Thanks to Jalen Robinette and pro policy, spotlight will shine on Air Force football at Pro Day
Thanks to Jalen Robinette and pro policy, spotlight will shine on Air Force football at Pro Day

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

Air Force hosts a Pro Day every year, giving its senior football players a chance as their last act as academy athletes to make a first impression with...

College hockey notes: Air Force climbs rankings, Serratore savoring championship
College hockey notes: Air Force climbs rankings, Serratore savoring championship

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

Falcons ranked 15th in national poll Air Force climbed up to No. 15 in Monday's national poll for its highest rating since reaching No. 11 during the...

Ramsey blog: Air Force's Dave Pilipovich expected to be given 2-season contract extension
Ramsey blog: Air Force's Dave Pilipovich expected to be given 2-season contract extension

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton and basketball coach Dave Pilipovich will meet this month to work on an extension for Pilipovich’s contract....

David Ramsey: Air Force's Frank Serratore, back in NCAAs, deserves applause for superb hockey labor
David Ramsey: Air Force's Frank Serratore, back in NCAAs, deserves applause for superb hockey labor

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Joe, who performs wonders in the complex art of plumbing, is devoted to his family, the Lord, doing the job right and the sport of hockey. (Hockey is...

Air Force hockey to play Western Michigan in NCAA Tournament opener
Air Force hockey to play Western Michigan in NCAA Tournament opener

By: - 0 Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Air Force hockey is headed to the East Regional as the No. 3 seed and will face Western Michigan in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The...

Air Force football looks at Castle Rock for spring game
Air Force football looks at Castle Rock for spring game

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Nothing has been officially announced yet but indications are that Air Force football intends to play its spring game at Douglas County High School in...

Big plays highlight Air Force's extended scrimmage at Falcon Stadium
Big plays highlight Air Force's extended scrimmage at Falcon Stadium

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Arion Worthman turned the corner and raced about 50 yards for a touchdown on a sun-drenched Saturday at Falcon Stadium. The quarterback's scamper...

Air Force hockey hangs on to narrow lead to win Atlantic Hockey tournament, automatic NCAA Tournament bid
Air Force hockey hangs on to narrow lead to win Atlantic Hockey tournament, automatic NCAA Tournament bid

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Mar 19, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Air Force hockey is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years after a heart-pounding 2-1 win over Robert Morris...

Air Force linemen enjoyed transformation last year
Air Force linemen enjoyed transformation last year

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

Air Force's offense averaged more than 14 passes per game over the first seven contests of the season with quarterback Nate Romine taking snaps. The...

Air Force offensive linemen continue to add size despite academy's challenges
Air Force offensive linemen continue to add size despite academy's challenges

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

Earlier this week James Rast jumped into a pool from a 10-meter platform in full military dress - minus the boots - and spent 30 minutes treading...

Rapid reaction: Air Force shuts out Army to reach Atlantic Hockey final
Rapid reaction: Air Force shuts out Army to reach Atlantic Hockey final

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Pregame report The biggest question of the night was answered shortly after Army’s morning skate on Friday when it was announced that senior Parker...

Goaltenders shine as Air Force edges Army, makes AHC title game
Goaltenders shine as Air Force edges Army, makes AHC title game

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Mar 18, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - History did not repeat itself for Air Force hockey. Because of that, the program has a chance at making the NCAA Tournament for a...

Back at his favorite spot, Air Force offensive line coach Steed Lobotzke 'can't wipe the smile off my face'
Back at his favorite spot, Air Force offensive line coach Steed Lobotzke 'can't wipe the smile off my face'

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

The differences in coaching on Air Force's offensive line will be subtle in moving from Clay Hendrix to Steed Lobotzke. That in itself ought to be...

Air Force's Jordan Himley a jokester everywhere but on the ice
Air Force's Jordan Himley a jokester everywhere but on the ice

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

On the ice, Air Force junior Jordan Himley is a hard-nosed competitor who leads the Falcons in scoring. But on the bench or in the locker room, he is...

With players like Dailen Sutton, Air Force grows taller at cornerback
With players like Dailen Sutton, Air Force grows taller at cornerback

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

Air Force's football recruits are growing noticeably larger, with some recent commits tipping the scales at or around 300. While those weights on the...

No Air Force tailbacks practicing this spring have logged carries in a game
No Air Force tailbacks practicing this spring have logged carries in a game

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

Lopsided games have served as an in-game tryout for Air Force players in the past. Jalen Robinette's first catch - a touchdown grab - came with the...

Running back Malik Miller lured to Air Force not by running game, but by engineering program
Running back Malik Miller lured to Air Force not by running game, but by engineering program

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

Since childhood, Malik Miller envisioned himself at this point. Not necessarily as a running back battling for playing time at a Division I program,...

Air Force moves up to No. 17 in hockey rankings
Air Force moves up to No. 17 in hockey rankings

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Air Force moves up to No. 17 A home quarterfinals series sweep over Bentley pushed Air Force up a spot in this week's national poll to No. 17....

Air Force to face Army in Atlantic Hockey Conference semifinal
Air Force to face Army in Atlantic Hockey Conference semifinal

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

A 4-3 comeback win for third-seeded Army in Game 3 Sunday night eliminated Mercyhurst and set up an all-service academy semifinal Friday at the...

Air Force edges Bentley, moves on to Atlantic Hockey semifinals
Air Force edges Bentley, moves on to Atlantic Hockey semifinals

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Bentley put up a dogged fight to keep its postseason alive, but Ben Kucera - a healthy scratch in Friday's series opener - scored the third-period...

Air Force shakes off rust, blanks Bentley in postseason opener
Air Force shakes off rust, blanks Bentley in postseason opener

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Air Force goaltender Shane Starrett led the charge out of the tunnel for the first warm-ups of the postseason, tripped and hit the ice hard as his...

Colorado State convincingly takes Air Force out in the Mountain West Tournament
Colorado State convincingly takes Air Force out in the Mountain West Tournament

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

LAS VEGAS - Dave Pilipovich met up with Colorado State's Gian Clavell on the way to a postgame press conference Thursday. "I told him in 30 years of...

Refocused Air Force Falcons 'chomping at the bit' to begin Atlantic Hockey playoff march
Refocused Air Force Falcons 'chomping at the bit' to begin Atlantic Hockey playoff march

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Air Force coach Frank Serratore's question was soon answered. Last week, he wanted to know if his Falcons would mope after falling one win short of a...

RAPID REACTION: Colorado State blows past Air Force at MW Tournament
RAPID REACTION: Colorado State blows past Air Force at MW Tournament

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

LAS VEGAS - Colorado State sent Air Force into the offseason with nothing to second guess. The 10 th -seeded Falcons were simply outgunned,...

Ridiculously early look at Air Force football's 2017 depth chart
Ridiculously early look at Air Force football's 2017 depth chart

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

Air Force is taking a weeklong break from spring practice as freshman go through recognition training. I figured the pause presented a good...

Q&A: Ben Garland talks Air Force, d-line, o-line, pro policy and the Super Bowl
Q&A: Ben Garland talks Air Force, d-line, o-line, pro policy and the Super Bowl

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

Fresh from an appearance in the Super Bowl, Ben Garland made an appearance at Air Force’s football practice on Tuesday. The former Falcon addressed...

Air Force scores first 25 points as it takes out Wyoming in Mountain West Tournament
Air Force scores first 25 points as it takes out Wyoming in Mountain West Tournament

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

LAS VEGAS - Lavelle Scottie took one step inside the 3-point line and banked in a shot for Air Force. He did not call glass. He did, however, set the...

Emptying the notebook: Air Force basketball earns another shot at Colorado State
Emptying the notebook: Air Force basketball earns another shot at Colorado State

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

Air Force will get a second shot at Colorado State after all. The Falcons and Rams met just once during the regular-season, with Colorado State...

Dave Pilipovich will return as Air Force's basketball coach
Dave Pilipovich will return as Air Force's basketball coach

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The big question surrounding Air Force’s basketball season has been answered. “This will not be his last game,” someone close to the program said of...

LIVE COVERAGE: Air Force scores first 25 points and blows past Wyoming in MW Tournament
LIVE COVERAGE: Air Force scores first 25 points and blows past Wyoming in MW Tournament

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

The big question surrounding Air Force’s basketball season has been answered. “This will not be his last game,” someone close to the program said of...

College hockey notes: Air Force remains ranked at No. 18 as playoffs get underway
College hockey notes: Air Force remains ranked at No. 18 as playoffs get underway

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Falcons remain at No. 18 A bye week later and Air Force's ranking remained the same for the second week with the Falcons ranked No. 18 in the weekly...

Jake Matkovich tall on potential as Air Force's next wide receiver
Jake Matkovich tall on potential as Air Force's next wide receiver

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

Air Force could enter the 2017 season with a basketball-loving receiver from the Rust Belt who is known best for high-pointing balls. No, Jalen...

Air Force basketball toying with idea of major changes for Mountain West Tournament
Air Force basketball toying with idea of major changes for Mountain West Tournament

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

LAS VEGAS - Air Force basketball is mulling a move that, even as the No. 10 seed, could make it the story of the Mountain West Tournament. There's a...

Air Force safety Kyle Floyd looks the part as he prepares to replace Weston Steelhammer
Air Force safety Kyle Floyd looks the part as he prepares to replace Weston Steelhammer

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Kyle Floyd grew up sandwiched between three older siblings and two younger ones. True to birth-order convention, he was the quiet child who wanted to...

David Ramsey: Carson Bird's widow tries to understand what can't be understood
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Brittany Jean Pittman married Carson Bird in late July on a glorious Georgia day. A rainbow emerged after their vows, and they danced and kissed while...

Air Force's Hayden Graham earns recognition as media releases All-Mountain West awards
Air Force's Hayden Graham earns recognition as media releases All-Mountain West awards

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Mar 5, 2017

Hayden Graham received honorable mention recognition, marking the lone honor for Air Force as the media released its All-Mountain West Team on Sunday....

'It was a pretty good day': Air Force's Jalen Robinette puts up solid numbers at NFL Combine
'It was a pretty good day': Air Force's Jalen Robinette puts up solid numbers at NFL Combine

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The NFL Scouting Combine is notorious for interviews that produce bizarre, off-the-wall questions. Air Force's Jalen Robinette experienced none of...

Extended scrimmage allows Air Force opportunity to see full football roster
Extended scrimmage allows Air Force opportunity to see full football roster

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

There was more football played at Air Force on this Saturday in early March than will take place on any in September, October or November. For about...

Senior Day for Air Force turns into showcase for Boise State shooters
Senior Day for Air Force turns into showcase for Boise State shooters

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

Nearly 45 minutes passed after the final buzzer in another clunker of game before Zach Kocur finally made his way into the locker room. The Air Force...