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Analyzing Air Force’s still-breathing bowl hopes
Analyzing Air Force’s still-breathing bowl hopes

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 4 hr ago

If Air Force can defeat Utah State in the season finale at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, there is still a chance the Falcons (4-7) could play in a bowl...

Subplots we watched: Air Force loses streak, tailbacks struggle and pass defense is exposed
Subplots we watched: Air Force loses streak, tailbacks struggle and pass defense is exposed

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 23 hr ago

Following up on storylines, trends and keys we said we'd track in Air Force's 44-19 loss at Boise State on Saturday night. Last streak standing The...

Palmer Ridge grad Isaiah Sanders could be in line to start at quarterback in Air Force finale
Palmer Ridge grad Isaiah Sanders could be in line to start at quarterback in Air Force finale

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Yesterday

BOISE, Idaho – Uncertainty at quarterback for Air Force could lead to Isaiah Sanders starting the season finale. Sanders, who had been third string,...

Air Force gets down to third-string quarterback in lopsided loss to Boise State
Air Force gets down to third-string quarterback in lopsided loss to Boise State

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Yesterday

BOISE, Idaho – Air Force slipped down to its third-string quarterback in a lopsided loss at Boise State. Arion Worthman was held out in a game-time...

Air Force hockey wakes up in third, but falls to RIT in series split
Air Force hockey wakes up in third, but falls to RIT in series split

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Air Force’s Jordan Himley scored an equalizer midway through the third period, but RIT responded with 5:01 to play and earned the series split in...

Back-and-forth affair with RIT ends with Air Force hockey on top
Back-and-forth affair with RIT ends with Air Force hockey on top

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Sophomore Joe Tyran, playing at right wing, scored his first collegiate goal 3:11 into the second period Friday night at Cadet Ice Arena. He moved into...

Subplots we'll watch: Air Force football at Boise State
Subplots we'll watch: Air Force football at Boise State

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

Storylines, trends and keys we’ll track at Air Force travels to Boise State for an 8:15 p.m. game Saturday on ESPN2.   Last streak standing...

Air Force football looks to recapture magic against Boise State
Air Force football looks to recapture magic against Boise State

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

Air Force’s football season has been a disappointment. The Falcons were swept by their service academy brethren, have lost three times at Falcon...

Air Force has had a lot of hands on the football, and that can lead to issues
Air Force has had a lot of hands on the football, and that can lead to issues

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

The pivotal play of the season for Air Force, as it turns out, could also be the most telling. The play was a fumble early in the fourth quarter...

New England Patriots have become tourists with stops at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Olympic Training Center and more
New England Patriots have become tourists with stops at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Olympic Training Center and more

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

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks fed lettuce to giraffes at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Tight end Rob Gronkowski met up with an old friend who drove him on...

Dream debut lands freshman defenseman Jake Levin an upgrade as Air Force hosts RIT
Dream debut lands freshman defenseman Jake Levin an upgrade as Air Force hosts RIT

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Coming off the rink at Cadet Ice Arena, players turn right for the rows of locker stalls. To the left, tucked away across from a work bench littered...

New England Patriots begin work at Air Force with weights, address from Troy Calhoun
New England Patriots begin work at Air Force with weights, address from Troy Calhoun

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

Air Force players have some questions for New England Patriots players. Falcons kicker Luke Strebel wants to pick the brain of Stephen Gostkowski to...

Air Force receiver Marcus Bennett has separated himself at his position
Air Force receiver Marcus Bennett has separated himself at his position

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

Surveying his options at receiver in August, Air Force offensive coordinator could predict only that the “season will sort it out.” He was right....

Air Force finds formula - like against Canisius - that will win a lot of men's basketball games
Air Force finds formula - like against Canisius - that will win a lot of men's basketball games

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

This formula will win a lot of games for Air Force. Of course, it would for anyone. The Falcons handled Canisius 93-79 on Tuesday night at Clune...

Air Force women's basketball fail to hold lead as Eastern Washington star takes over
Air Force women's basketball fail to hold lead as Eastern Washington star takes over

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

Maybe when – or if – the Air Force women finally turn the corner, they’ll look back on this game as a night a difficult lesson finally stuck. But,...

'Amazing' flyovers scheduled before Air Force-Army football game
'Amazing' flyovers scheduled before Air Force-Army football game

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The gridiron rivalry between the Air Force and Army, a crucial match-up in the service academies' annual competition for the Commander-In-Chief's...

Slimmed-down Ryan Swan makes quick impact for Air Force basketball
Slimmed-down Ryan Swan makes quick impact for Air Force basketball

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

Ryan Swan’s restraint at the dinner table could provide a huge boost for Air Force basketball. “It was a lot of salads, I can tell you that,” said...

Another late-night start assigned to Air Force football
Another late-night start assigned to Air Force football

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

Good news, bad news for Air Force fans. The football team’s season finale at Falcon Stadium against Utah State on Nov. 25 has been assigned an 8:15...

What now? Air Force football picks up the pieces after crushing loss to Wyoming
What now? Air Force football picks up the pieces after crushing loss to Wyoming

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

Arion Worthman’s postgame mood has served as a barometer throughout Air Force’s season. The junior had swayed between undeterred optimism and an...

Air Force basketball jumps to season-opening victory over Texas State
Air Force basketball jumps to season-opening victory over Texas State

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Nov 12, 2017

First it was Ryan Manning. Then came Dane Norman. The Air Force forwards flew to the basket and followed teammates’ misses with highlight-reel dunks....

New England Patriots are coming to the Air Force Academy
New England Patriots are coming to the Air Force Academy

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Nov 12, 2017

A bit of geography knowledge helped the Air Force Academy convince the New England Patriots to spend some time here next week. The Patriots play in...

This weekend's college hockey three stars - Nov. 10-11
This weekend's college hockey three stars - Nov. 10-11

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sun, Nov 12, 2017

A look at this week's area college hockey top performers: Mason Bergh, F, Colorado College The Tigers’ “13-14-15” line – Bergh, Nick Halloran and...

Subplots we watched: Revisiting areas we intended to track as Air Force played Wyoming
Subplots we watched: Revisiting areas we intended to track as Air Force played Wyoming

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Revisiting the storylines, keys and trends we intended to follow in Air Force’s 28-14 loss to Wyoming late Saturday night. Pivotal game for Air...

Freshman shows some fight as young Air Force women's basketball team falls to Denver in lopsided opener
Freshman shows some fight as young Air Force women's basketball team falls to Denver in lopsided opener

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

Kaelin Immel’s brief outburst was unlike anything she remembers having done on a basketball court. The Air Force freshman drew a foul during a...

Wyoming QB Josh Allen brings NFL potential into matchup with Air Force
Wyoming QB Josh Allen brings NFL potential into matchup with Air Force

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

When Air Force prepared to face California’s Jared Goff two years ago, Falcons players spoke of one day telling their grandchildren about the matchup....

Air Force hockey team can't overcome mistakes in shutout to Holy Cross

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior Paul Berrafato made 27 saves as the Crusaders defeated Air Force 3-0 in an Atlantic Hockey Conference game Friday...

In the know: Unlikely path led Luke Strebel to Air Force, and to the doorstep of key record
In the know: Unlikely path led Luke Strebel to Air Force, and to the doorstep of key record

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

Air Force’s all-time scoring record – shared by legends Dee Dowis and Beau Morgan – may soon belong to a player who never met his recruiting coach and...

Wyoming at Air Force: Subplots we'll watch, including the role of two local players on the Cowboys' defensive line
Wyoming at Air Force: Subplots we'll watch, including the role of two local players on the Cowboys' defensive line

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

Storylines, keys and trends we'll track as Wyoming visits Air Force on Saturday night. Pivotal game for Air Force A loss on Saturday would...

Colorado Springs fans hoping to see Tom Brady and the Patriots at the Air Force Academy are out of luck
Colorado Springs fans hoping to see Tom Brady and the Patriots at the Air Force Academy are out of luck

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

Colorado Springs fans hoping to catch a glimpse at Tom Brady and the New England Patriots during their time at the Air Force Academy are out of luck....

Dissecting a shutout: Exploring the events and conditions that ended Air Force's 25-year scoring streak
Dissecting a shutout: Exploring the events and conditions that ended Air Force's 25-year scoring streak

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

Air Force’s shutout streak ended this past week with a 21-0 loss to Army. The Falcons hadn’t been shut out for so long – 306 games dating back to the...

Air Force senior WR Tyler Williams thrilled to be back after midseason surgery
Air Force senior WR Tyler Williams thrilled to be back after midseason surgery

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

For the first week after knee surgery, Tyler Williams’ goal in rehab was simply to straighten his leg. He’d ice for 30 minutes, then work with Air...

Paul Klee: Pack Clune Arena for the Air Force basketball game on Sunday, and everyone wins
Paul Klee: Pack Clune Arena for the Air Force basketball game on Sunday, and everyone wins

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

DENVER — This is the best sports thing you can do this weekend. Pack Clune Arena on Sunday. Pack it for Nick Pilipovich. His bar was called...

Signing day: A look at the Air Force men's basketball recruiting class
Signing day: A look at the Air Force men's basketball recruiting class

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

Here's a look at the class that signed Wednesday with Air Force basketball. Unlike other schools, which offer binding National Letters of Intent,...

Lavelle Scottie, Air Force basketball roll past Colorado Christian in final tune-up
Lavelle Scottie, Air Force basketball roll past Colorado Christian in final tune-up

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

Lavelle Scottie ran out of the tunnel first. He won the opening tip, took the first shot, scored the first points, grabbed the first offensive rebound...

Air Force linebacker Brody Bagnall solid in first extended action
Air Force linebacker Brody Bagnall solid in first extended action

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

Brody Bagnall is something of a chemistry wiz. The Air Force linebacker performed so well in the general chemistry classes at the academy that he...

Expect same faces but different look as Air Force basketball takes the floor Tuesday
Expect same faces but different look as Air Force basketball takes the floor Tuesday

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

From an individual standpoint, there will be no need for get-to-know-you period as Air Force basketball takes the floor on Tuesday night for the first...

Air Force draws another 8:15 p.m. start time as broadcast details for Boise State trip released
Air Force draws another 8:15 p.m. start time as broadcast details for Boise State trip released

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

If your bedtime falls before the 8 p.m. hour, you may not see Air Force play football again this season. The Falcons learned Monday that their Nov....

David Ramsey: Army's rising football team utterly dominates Air Force's confused Falcons
David Ramsey: Army's rising football team utterly dominates Air Force's confused Falcons

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Nov 5, 2017

Army’s celebration, if you could even call it that, was brief, subdued and boring. Oh, there was plenty of reason to rejoice. The Black Knights...

Army completes road sweep of No. 19 Air Force hockey
Army completes road sweep of No. 19 Air Force hockey

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sun, Nov 5, 2017

The No. 19 Air Force hockey team joined the school’s football team in being shut out by Army on Saturday, falling 2-0 at Cadet Ice Arena. Army...

Shooting blanks: Air Force shut out by Army to end long streak
Shooting blanks: Air Force shut out by Army to end long streak

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

One streak that ended Saturday predated any current Air Force player’s time at the academy. The other predated their time on Earth. A 21-0 loss to...

Rivalry for Air Force and Army keeps the fun even as new friction creeps into the picture
Rivalry for Air Force and Army keeps the fun even as new friction creeps into the picture

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

Silence was shattered in the predawn hours Monday at the Air Force by the fight song of the enemy. Well, the enemy for this week. An Army exchange...

Army hockey outlasts depleted No. 19 Air Force in series opener
Army hockey outlasts depleted No. 19 Air Force in series opener

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Army quickly responded to each of Air Force’s third-period equalizers and took a 3-2 win over the Falcons, who lost another key player to injury Friday...

IN THE KNOW: Introduction to service academy rivalry was incidental coincidence for Air Force tailback Tim McVey
IN THE KNOW: Introduction to service academy rivalry was incidental coincidence for Air Force tailback Tim McVey

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Tim McVey has been a force in service academy games, totaling 163 yards from scrimmage with five touchdowns against Army and Navy. The first...

Army at Air Force: Three subplots we will watch
Army at Air Force: Three subplots we will watch

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Shotgun offense for Army? It will be interesting to see if Army, like Navy, runs its offense primarily out of the shotgun against Air Force. The...

David Ramsey: Watch out, Air Force - Army, under Monken's direction, is finally thriving
David Ramsey: Watch out, Air Force - Army, under Monken's direction, is finally thriving

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

In life, you can descend into serious peril even though you sense no danger. At the moment you feel most invincible, grave trouble lurks. Consider...

Air Force hockey's Kyle Haak honors, emulates grandfather as team hosts Army
Air Force hockey's Kyle Haak honors, emulates grandfather as team hosts Army

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Air Force junior forward Kyle Haak’s late grandfather, William “Wild Bill” Haak, was a captain and Airborne Ranger in the U.S. Army. “We gave the...

Army coach wanted Air Force star Arion Worthman to play at West Point
Army coach wanted Air Force star Arion Worthman to play at West Point

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

Army coach Jeff Monken expected Arion Worthman to become a star at Air Force. But he wanted Worthman to play for him at Army. When Monken took the...

Busy sports weekend at Air Force as Army visits for football, hockey and boxing
Busy sports weekend at Air Force as Army visits for football, hockey and boxing

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Air Force and Army are bundling competitions this weekend at one location in what could become a new scheduling tradition. At least that's the hope...

Blog: Off to good start, AFA hockey's Christopoulos takes conference honor
Blog: Off to good start, AFA hockey's Christopoulos takes conference honor

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Air Force junior Billy Christopoulos transitioned smoothly back into the role of starter in the Atlantic Hockey Conference, earning league goalie of...

Air Force's running success could set up a passing frenzy, as history shows
Air Force's running success could set up a passing frenzy, as history shows

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

When Arion Worthman threw over the top of Colorado State’s defense and hit tight end Ryan Reffitt for a 56-yard touchdown, two things happened....