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Air Force Falcons 2018 football schedule
Air Force Falcons 2018 football schedule

By: - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

The 2018 football schedule for the Air Force Falcons. Saturday, Sept. 1, TBD, Stony Brook Saturday, Sept. 8, TBD, at Florida Saturday, Sept....

WATCH: Air Force, New Mexico baseball team up to provide memorable moment to young cancer patient
WATCH: Air Force, New Mexico baseball team up to provide memorable moment to young cancer patient

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

Lio Ortega had to be coaxed by his father to step into the batter’s box. It took a little redirecting from the third base coach to keep him from...

The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs this week, starting Monday
The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs this week, starting Monday

By: - 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

No. 10 Local college highlights include Air Force baseball at home Tuesday and any playoffs or tournaments remaining No. 9 The Colorado Pride women's...

Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore reflects on 5-year contract extension
Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore reflects on 5-year contract extension

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Tue, May 8, 2018

As long as he’s still having fun, Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore is sticking around. Serratore, who recently wrapped up his 21st season at...

Air Force, hockey coach Frank Serratore agree to five-year deal
Air Force, hockey coach Frank Serratore agree to five-year deal

By: - 0 Tue, May 8, 2018

Frank Serratore guided an injury-riddled Air Force Falcons hockey team to the doorstep of the Frozen Four this past season. He’ll get more chances to...

David Ramsey: Former Air Force leader Jeff Bzdelik deserves another shot as NBA head coach
David Ramsey: Former Air Force leader Jeff Bzdelik deserves another shot as NBA head coach

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, May 7, 2018

Jeff Bzdelik is the only coach to lead the Falcons of Air Force Academy, the Buffs of Colorado and the Nuggets of Denver. He delivered so-so work in...

Air Force signs women's basketball coach Chris Gobrecht to extension through 2022-23
Air Force signs women's basketball coach Chris Gobrecht to extension through 2022-23

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

Air Force did not wait for a new athletic director to reward one of its top coaches. Women’s basketball coach Chris Gobrecht, who appears to have the...

Air Force graduate Griffin Jax can resume pro baseball career after acceptance into World Class Athlete Program
Air Force graduate Griffin Jax can resume pro baseball career after acceptance into World Class Athlete Program

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

Air Force graduate Griffin Jax’s professional baseball career is on again. The right-handed pitcher was granted a spot in the military’s World Class...

Former Air Force standout earns mini-camp invitation from Green Bay Packers
Former Air Force standout earns mini-camp invitation from Green Bay Packers

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Jacob Onyechi’s pro football hopes live on, as the 2017 Air Force graduate will get another opportunity with the Green Bay Packers this weekend....

The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday
The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 29, 2018

No. 10 Gennady Golovkin boxes Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday No. 9 World championship men's ice hockey starts Friday in Denmark No. 8 Colorado...

Banner day for Mountain West as 3 players taken in first round of NFL Draft
Banner day for Mountain West as 3 players taken in first round of NFL Draft

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 27, 2018

The Mountain West enjoyed a banner day in the first round of the NFL Draft. Three players from the conference were taken in the first round – Wyoming...

Air Force baseball, powered by slugger Nic Ready, on track for a record season
Air Force baseball, powered by slugger Nic Ready, on track for a record season

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Nic Ready’s childhood summers were spent in professional baseball clubhouses. Born the year his father, Randy, finished his 13-year major league...

Air Force's Troy Calhoun teams up with Hall of Famer Fisher DeBerry to raise funds to charity
Air Force's Troy Calhoun teams up with Hall of Famer Fisher DeBerry to raise funds to charity

By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun will raise funds for Home Front Cares at the 11th annual Colorado Coaches for Charity event May 11 at Denver's...

Air Force catcher Rob Dau is unlikely owner of nation's longest active hitting streak
Air Force catcher Rob Dau is unlikely owner of nation's longest active hitting streak

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 25, 2018

The longest hitting streak in NCAA Division I college baseball belongs to a most unlikely player. Before hitting safely in 27 consecutive games, Air...

Air Force releases football schedule, will face CSU on Thanksgiving, fewer late night home games
Air Force releases football schedule, will face CSU on Thanksgiving, fewer late night home games

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Air Force will play Colorado State on Thanksgiving Day, compete twice on Fridays and only one game at Falcon Stadium could be slotted in the dreaded...

The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday
The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

By: Jim O - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

No. 10 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks visit Orange County on Saturday No. 9 NASCAR's top teams converge at Talladega on Sunday for the Geico 500...

Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame class of 2018
Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame class of 2018

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Aaron Smith, NFL defensive end – The Sierra graduate played 13 seasons for Pittsburgh Steelers, winning two Super Bowl rings and earning a Pro...

Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach and daughter of longtime Air Force athletic trainer, dies at 67
Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach and daughter of longtime Air Force athletic trainer, dies at 67

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, died on Tuesday. She was 67. The daughter of longtime Air Force Academy athletic...

The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday
The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 15, 2018

No. 10 World men's hockey championships start Thursday in Denmark No. 9 NASCAR's top teams head to Richmond, Va., on Saturday No. 8 Local college...

Air Force football unlikely to be impacted from rules changes in two areas where Falcons differ from many teams
Air Force football unlikely to be impacted from rules changes in two areas where Falcons differ from many teams

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Air Force football is known for cut blocks on offense and touchbacks aided by the thin air in the kicking game, but rules changes in those areas are...

Palmer Ridge graduate Winn Howard earns prestigious honor at Navy, joining three from Air Force
Palmer Ridge graduate Winn Howard earns prestigious honor at Navy, joining three from Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Palmer Ridge graduate Winn Howard was one of five football players from service academies to earn membership into the National Football Foundation...

Air Force names Col. Jennifer Block interim athletic director
Air Force names Col. Jennifer Block interim athletic director

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Jim Knowlton’s first hire as Air Force athletic director will be the one to replace him on an interim basis. Col. Jennnifer Block, a former Falcons...

Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton leaving for California
Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton leaving for California

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton is leaving to accept the same position at California. "I am thrilled to join the University of California,...

Jim Knowlton made big impact in short time as Air Force athletic director
Jim Knowlton made big impact in short time as Air Force athletic director

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Hungry cadets at the Air Force Academy can find a nutritious snack at any of the Falcon Fuel stations. Football fans at Falcon Stadium can enjoy a...

Air Force Academy athletic director had mandate: Clean up misconduct
Air Force Academy athletic director had mandate: Clean up misconduct

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Outgoing athletic director Jim Knowlton was brought to the Air Force Academy as a reformer with the mandate of cleaning up misconduct that had plagued...

David Ramsey: New Air Force athletic director must drain those oceans of empty seats
David Ramsey: New Air Force athletic director must drain those oceans of empty seats

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Jim Knowlton came and went in a three-year flash without transforming the attendance crisis that drains Air Force athletics. Small crowds were the...

Former Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton might experience culture shock at Cal-Berkeley
Former Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton might experience culture shock at Cal-Berkeley

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Chris Gobrecht was stunned by one important piece of her talk with departing Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton on Sunday. It wasn’t so much...

Air Force coaches on the departure of athletic director Jim Knowlton
Air Force coaches on the departure of athletic director Jim Knowlton

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

“I think Jim was on the flight pattern. He had done some really good things at Army and RPI and I think we grew and got better here. Obviously the next...

David Ramsey: Air Force grad Gregg Popovich is no fan of Donald J. Trump
David Ramsey: Air Force grad Gregg Popovich is no fan of Donald J. Trump

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

As the NBA careens toward the playoffs, we’re preparing for battles that could be titanic. James “The Beard” Harden vs. Steph Curry. Carmelo Anthony...

Colorado College hockey's Halloran an All-American; Air Force's Abood wins national award
Colorado College hockey's Halloran an All-American; Air Force's Abood wins national award

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Fri, Apr 6, 2018

Colorado College sophomore Nick Halloran was one of 24 players named to the CCM/AHCA Hockey Men’s Division I All-American Teams for the 2017-18 season....

The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday
The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 1, 2018

No. 10 World Cup freestyle wrestling takes place Saturday and Sunday in Iowa City, with or without Russia No. 9 Local college highlights include the...

Mixed emotions after dramatic final weekend for Air Force hockey
Mixed emotions after dramatic final weekend for Air Force hockey

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Still wearing his jersey, having just played his last game for the Falcons, defenseman Dylan Abood reflected on the good and the bad. Abood had three...

The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs this week
The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs this week

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 26, 2018

No. 10 The Colorado Rapids host the Philadelphia Union on Saturday No. 9 Local college highlights include Air Force hosting the Collegiate Nationals...

Air Force hockey team's rally falls short to Minnesota-Duluth in NCAA Tournament
Air Force hockey team's rally falls short to Minnesota-Duluth in NCAA Tournament

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sun, Mar 25, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Minnesota-Duluth rode a strong first period to the Frozen Four, beating Air Force 2-1. It took Air Force nearly 24 minutes...

Video: Air Force hockey's Tyler Ledford earns ESPN Sportscenter nod with goal against No. 1 St. Cloud State
Video: Air Force hockey's Tyler Ledford earns ESPN Sportscenter nod with goal against No. 1 St. Cloud State

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Colorado Springs native Tyler Ledford scored two goals Friday to help the Air Force hockey team to its biggest NCAA Tournament upset, a 4-1 win over...

Air Force hockey team beats No. 1 St. Cloud State in NCAA Tournament
Air Force hockey team beats No. 1 St. Cloud State in NCAA Tournament

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sat, Mar 24, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Down goes No. 1, and on goes Air Force hockey.  Billy Christopoulos made 39 saves, several of which were spectacular, Tyler...

Air Force goalie Billy Christopoulos leaves top-ranked St. Cloud State bewildered
Air Force goalie Billy Christopoulos leaves top-ranked St. Cloud State bewildered

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sat, Mar 24, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The time-honored hockey recipe for a late postseason run: Take goaltender. Apply heat. Billy Christopoulos’ ascension was the...

Air Force hockey no outsider as it dives into Minnesota-heavy NCAA West Regional
Air Force hockey no outsider as it dives into Minnesota-heavy NCAA West Regional

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Air Force may be the only school outside of Minnesota in the West Bracket of the NCAA Tournament, but that doesn’t make the Falcons outsiders. Seven...

Air Force Falcons kept believing through up-and-down hockey season
Air Force Falcons kept believing through up-and-down hockey season

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

As once-ranked Air Force languished around or below .500 before the Christmas break, there was frustration, but little despair. The team had a...