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Ramsey: Air Force Academy senior employs belief to shoot his way to Rio Olympics

Fri, May 6, 2016 - 6:58 AM 0

Belief. The word is at the core of the rise of Air Force senior David Higgins. He believed he could earn a place on the United States...



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Air Force's Troy Calhoun will speak at annual Coaches for Charity dinner
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, May 4, 2016

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun will raise funds for Home Front Cares at the ninth annual Colorado Coaches for Charity event May 11 at Sports...

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Report: Wichita State has approached Mountain West about membership
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 4, 2016

Wichita State is eyeing the Mountain West, according to a report from CBS Sports on Tuesday night.

The report said individuals representing...

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Air Force pair earn invitations to NFL rookie minicamps
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

A pair of Air Force seniors will get the chance to attend NFL minicamps this spring.

Defensive end Alex Hansen was invited to Bears rookie...

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Reveal of MW TV schedule leaves start time of just one Air Force home game in question
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 29, 2016

It looks as though only one Air Force football game this year at Falcon Stadium is at risk of a shift to a late start time.

The Mountain West...

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Air Force basketball starter on medical stop-out, will return for at least half of fifth year
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Ryan Manning’s time at Air Force will extend beyond what was expected, but how much longer remains in question.

The sophomore has separated...

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NFL Draft prospects of Goff, Cook show Air Force has found the right defense
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Here’s an opposing quarterback’s line any college football team would take: 171 yards on 50 percent completion with 1 touchdown and 1...

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Ramsey: Jared Goff conquered Air Force, but Falcons found success against other NFL 1st-round QBs
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Apr 28, 2016

For Air Force football fans, images of Jared Goff's Dec. 29 shredding of the Falcons' defense will not fade.

Goff showed off his arm strength,...

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Dodgers manager holds no regrets over turning down Fisher DeBerry, Air Force football
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Dave Roberts sits in one of the most hallowed perches in sports, but he sometimes thinks of the spot he might otherwise have been sitting.

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Pair of Air Force football games shifted to Fridays this fall
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Two Air Force football games have been shifted to Fridays this upcoming fall, with one of them bringing television bonus money.

The Falcons...

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VIDEO: Marty Louthan's impact on Colorado Springs sports continues 30 years after his Air Force playing days
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Marty Louthan rode the bench in high school football, arrived at Air Force's prep school as a baseball player and spent much of his early career with...

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Air Force pitcher among 60 named to Golden Spikes Award watch list
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Air Force pitcher Griffin Jax was one of 60 players named Wednesday to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award midseason watch list.

The Golden...

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AFA goalie makes NCAA Top 10 Plays of the Year
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Air Force goalie Shane Starrett's stick save against American International College was named as No. 3 in the NCAA's Top 10 Plays of the Year.

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Ramsey: Air Force's Frank Serratore explains cutting two hockey games against Colorado College to one
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore hated to end the one-season home-and-home experiment with Colorado College.

He ended the experiment...

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Streak moves Air Force men's lacrosse into nation's top 10
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

An 11-game winning streak has landed the Air Force men's lacrosse team in elite company.

The Falcons jumped to No. 9 in the Inside Lacrosse...

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Air Force linebackers brace for position battle in the fall
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Before Jack Flor knew anything else about the Air Force Academy, he knew it wouldn't be easy.

"When they first came to school they gave me a...

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Air Force football benefits from keeping assistant Ron Vanderlinden with program
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Landing the overqualified Ron Vanderlinden as its linebackers coach was a coup for Air Force football.

Keeping him for what will soon be his...

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Superintendent: Air Force Academy updates will help it stay relevant, become the 'hometown team'
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The U.S. Air Force Academy admittedly is not as well-known nationally as other military service schools, such as the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.,...

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Timothy McVey's breakout didn't carry over into spring position battle for Air Force football
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Timothy McVey owned the breakout performance of Air Force's last football season.

A seldom-used backup for the first 10 games of his sophomore...

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Freshman quarterbacks take center stage in Air Force spring football scrimmage
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Apr 11, 2016

FOUNTAIN - Arion Worthman has been the story of spring football for Air Force, and he wasted no time showing why in the team's scrimmage Saturday...

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Air Force goalie, Colorado Springs native Chris Dylewski receives national award for volunteer work
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Apr 9, 2016

Chris Dylewski still doesn't quite believe that he deserves the honors he has received for his volunteer work at Air Force and in the community.

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Air Force football expects to play it safe during spring game at Fountain-Fort Carson
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 8, 2016

Those expecting to see a regular football contest when Air Force plays its spring game at Fountain-Fort Carson should probably temper their...

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Klee: How Air Force helped Colorado Springs hockey player to DU and the Frozen Four
By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Apr 7, 2016

DENVER - Colin Staub was driving to a dental appointment when he got the call.

And because he was driving, he didn't take the call. That's...

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Ramsey: If healthy, Air Force's football offense will be mighty in 2016
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Apr 6, 2016

If blessed with health, Air Force's offense will be mighty next season. And we're talking about might of historical levels for the program.

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Air Force schedules future football games vs. Florida Atlantic
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 6, 2016

Air Force will play in the state of Florida for the first time since 1968, as it has scheduled a 2018 game at Florida Atlantic.

The Sept. 8...

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Ramsey: Former Air Force football star draws on strength of loved ones for epic fight with cancer
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Apr 5, 2016

Each morning, Carson Bird awakens beside a courageous blonde who speaks the same encouraging words.

"Hey, Carson," Brittany Pittman says in a...