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Largely healthy, Air Force turns focus from one ranked opponent to another
Largely healthy, Air Force turns focus from one ranked opponent to another

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 1 hr ago

Air Force was missing very few bodies as it returned to the practice field on Saturday, two days after a 29-13 loss at No. 7 Michigan that wasn’t fully...

Wildly disparate opponents leave Air Force's first two weeks tough to gauge
Wildly disparate opponents leave Air Force's first two weeks tough to gauge

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Air Force’s first two games – against VMI and No. 7 Michigan – have served roughly the same function of pretesting second graders on their ABCs on Day...

Air Force Falcons don't surprise No. 7 Michigan, but they do impress in 29-13 loss
Air Force Falcons don't surprise No. 7 Michigan, but they do impress in 29-13 loss

By: Michael Persak - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Preparing for the Air Force football team is a unique challenge. No. 7 Michigan knew that coming into Saturday's game. In fact, the Wolverines knew...

Air Force football at Michigan: Player of the game, Michigan's Donovan Peoples-Jones
Air Force football at Michigan: Player of the game, Michigan's Donovan Peoples-Jones

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

PLAYER OF THE GAME Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan The freshman impacted the game every time he touched the ball. He returned a punt 79 yards for a...

Air Force football at Michigan: Subplots we watched
Air Force football at Michigan: Subplots we watched

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Quarterback questions conservative approach Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman dropped back to pass just once in the first half, and he was dropped...

Air Force hangs with No. 7 Michigan until late in the fourth quarter
Air Force hangs with No. 7 Michigan until late in the fourth quarter

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Air Force was held to 237 yards of total offense as the Falcons couldn’t keep pace with No. 7 Michigan in a 29-13 loss Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

By the numbers: Air Force at Michigan
By the numbers: Air Force at Michigan

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

1 Air Force’s offensive and defensive rank in the NCAA after putting up 663 yards and holding VMI to 95 yards in a 62-0 victory in the opener. 1...

Subplots to watch when Air Force plays at Michigan
Subplots to watch when Air Force plays at Michigan

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Parker Wilson up the middle Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman has been a featured playmaker during his six career starts — all victories. Tailback...

Trip to Michigan, Big Ten country represents return to roots for many from Air Force
Trip to Michigan, Big Ten country represents return to roots for many from Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Troy Calhoun’s first recruiting trip as Air Force’s coach in January 2007 took him to the Upper Midwest and the Ohio homes of Jon...

Air Force at Michigan: In the know ... look to quarterbacks for answers
Air Force at Michigan: In the know ... look to quarterbacks for answers

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Air Force’s matchups with Power Five programs in recent years could be used as a thesis to explain the level of importance placed on the quarterback...

7 reasons Air Force can really win at No. 7-ranked Michigan
7 reasons Air Force can really win at No. 7-ranked Michigan

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

The oddsmakers made No. 7 Michigan a 26-point favorite over Air Force on Saturday for a reason. The Wolverines are stacked on both sides, have one of...

Air Force's basketball slate includes few high-profile tests in nonconference
Air Force's basketball slate includes few high-profile tests in nonconference

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Air Force basketball will encounter just one foe from a major conference and will play no nonconference teams that finished last year in the RPI’s top...

Blog: Serratore teases upcoming Air Force hockey season
Blog: Serratore teases upcoming Air Force hockey season

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

No surprise here – coming off a deep postseason run, Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore is pumped about his team’s prospects. Shane...

David Ramsey: Air Force football will not melt in heat of Michigan's legendary Big House
David Ramsey: Air Force football will not melt in heat of Michigan's legendary Big House

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Don’t turn off the TV. Or the radio. Or your sense of possibility. That’s right. When Air Force falls behind No. 7 Michigan in Saturday’s trip to The...

College basketball tournament to debut at Olympic Training Center in 2018
College basketball tournament to debut at Olympic Training Center in 2018

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Colorado Springs will attempt to leverage its status as “Olympic City USA” to launch a college basketball tournament here beginning in 2018. The...

Air Force's defensive style could provide effective counter to Michigan's balanced attack
Air Force's defensive style could provide effective counter to Michigan's balanced attack

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Creating a scouting report for Michigan has been a lengthy process for Air Force’s defensive coaches. The Wolverines go six deep at tight end, play...

Trip to No. 7 Michigan represents major opportunity for Air Force
Trip to No. 7 Michigan represents major opportunity for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Air Force’s long wait is coming to an end. The Falcons have endured more than 50 practices since the beginning of spring ball, with the only...

Jim Harbaugh's presence adds level of intrigue to Air Force's game at Michigan
Jim Harbaugh's presence adds level of intrigue to Air Force's game at Michigan

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Garrett Kauppila took a woodworking class as a kid and created a Stanford clock. It had a logo in the middle, with each number around the face placed...

Air Force players unsure how they'll respond to crowd of 100,000+ at Michigan
Air Force players unsure how they'll respond to crowd of 100,000+ at Michigan

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

In a sports culture dominated by equal parts cliché and bravado, a handful of Air Force players offered a refreshing alternative. Honesty. Asked...

Air Force star WR Jalen Robinette meets requirements for graduation, commissioning
Air Force star WR Jalen Robinette meets requirements for graduation, commissioning

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Jalen Robinette’s graduation is no longer on hold. Air Force released a statement to The Gazette late Friday afternoon saying the program’s all-time...

Air Force soph Nolan Eriksen heads home to Michigan hoping to contribute at tailback
Air Force soph Nolan Eriksen heads home to Michigan hoping to contribute at tailback

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

Nolan Eriksen will have the rarest of opportunities next week at Michigan. The dream of many young athletes is to grow up to play for the team you...

David Ramsey: 11 things you didn't know about Air Force's Troy Calhoun
David Ramsey: 11 things you didn't know about Air Force's Troy Calhoun

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, by the numbers:

Garrett Kauppila’s debut for Air Force football almost a brief one after VMI quarterback injured
Garrett Kauppila’s debut for Air Force football almost a brief one after VMI quarterback injured

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Garrett Kauppila’s debut for Air Force football was almost a brief one. The safety was flagged for targeting early in the second quarter against VMI...

Oh, the places they'll go: Trip to Michigan opens eventful season of travel for Air Force
Oh, the places they'll go: Trip to Michigan opens eventful season of travel for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Arion Worthman brushed his teeth every day with Michigan football stickers staring back at him from his bathroom mirror. On the ground was a Michigan...

Emptying the notebook: Fifth-year senior Nate Romine impresses in Air Force victory
Emptying the notebook: Fifth-year senior Nate Romine impresses in Air Force victory

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 5, 2017

A few more notes and observations coming out of Air Force’ 62-0 victory over VMI on Saturday.   Romine looks sharp Perhaps the most...

Air Force releases images of latest Air Power Legacy Series helmet
Air Force releases images of latest Air Power Legacy Series helmet

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Air Force has released its latest Air Power Legacy Series helmet design, with F-35 Lightning II being honored. The football helmet – released in...

Freshman Jordan Jackson makes rare early appearance for Air Force
Freshman Jordan Jackson makes rare early appearance for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Jordan Jackson deflected a pass, scooped up the ball and started toward the end zone like there was no tomorrow. “I was hoping it was (a live ball),”...

Air Force sophomore Geraud Sanders resembles Jalen Robinette in debut
Air Force sophomore Geraud Sanders resembles Jalen Robinette in debut

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Sep 3, 2017

This all looked so familiar – a 6-foot-3, 210-pound Air Force receiver beating a defender deep for a long score, then using his body to shield another...

Air Force football notes: Palmer Ridge grad Sanders makes debut at QB
Air Force football notes: Palmer Ridge grad Sanders makes debut at QB

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Sanders becomes first local to play QB at Air Force It's not an official stat, but a quick glance through the Air Force record book indicates Palmer...

David Ramsey: Air Force's Tim McVey shows he's ready to tangle with Michigan at The Big House
David Ramsey: Air Force's Tim McVey shows he's ready to tangle with Michigan at The Big House

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

VMI’s defense was not fooled, at least at first. Three defenders stood their ground, waiting to put a hurt on Air Force’s Tim McVey. This was Air...

Air Force football game 1 tidbits
Air Force football game 1 tidbits

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Tim McVey, Air Force running back McVey ran 10 times for 98 yards and caught three passes for 77 yards, leading Air Force in each...

Air Force looks comfortable in comically lopsided opening victory
Air Force looks comfortable in comically lopsided opening victory

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Air Force emerged unscathed, and then some, from its season opener on Saturday. The Falcons thrashed Virginia Military Institute 62-0,...

Air Force Falcons game day provides fun when the game doesn't
Air Force Falcons game day provides fun when the game doesn't

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Falcon Stadium joined Notre Dame, Nebraska and Kansas as Division I stadiums I’ve visited for multiple games when Air Force Academy hosted Virginia...

Air Force opener: New faces ready for starring roles on defense
Air Force opener: New faces ready for starring roles on defense

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Two years ago, Garrett Kauppila spent Parents Weekend convincing his family he actually was part of the Air Force football program. Evidence...

Air Force opener: Depth chart against VMI
Air Force opener: Depth chart against VMI

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Here’s Air Force’s announced depth chart for Saturday’s noon opener against Virginia Military Institute. Any name that appears as a link will take you...

Air Force opener: By the numbers against VMI
Air Force opener: By the numbers against VMI

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Numbers to keep in mind for Air Force's noon opener on Saturday against Virginia Military Institute: 1 First meeting between VMI and Air Force. The...

Air Force opener: Subplots we'll watch as Falcons face VMI
Air Force opener: Subplots we'll watch as Falcons face VMI

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Subplots The Gazette will be tracking during Air Force's noon opener Saturday against VMI: This could be the one-and-only chance Look at Air...

Air Force opener: VMI coach brings deep connection to academy
Air Force opener: VMI coach brings deep connection to academy

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Only twice before – when Tim DeRuyter’s Fresno State teams met the Falcons – have Air Force grads faced off as opposing head coaches. This will be...

Analysis: Post-fall camp look at the issues facing the Air Force offense
Analysis: Post-fall camp look at the issues facing the Air Force offense

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

It’s no secret that quarterback Arion Worthman and tailback Tim McVey should form an explosive combo. McVey averaged 9.95 yards per carry in Worthman’s...

Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman driven by quest for perfection
Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman driven by quest for perfection

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Antoine Worthman pondered the question as he watched his son shuffle in and out of drills at an Air Force practice. What more should Falcons fans...

Analysis: 5 issues facing the Air Force defense before 2017 season opener
Analysis: 5 issues facing the Air Force defense before 2017 season opener

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

ANALYSIS: POST-FALL CAMP LOOK AT THE AIR FORCE DEFENSE Overview: More experienced than advertised Senior linebacker Grant Ross is technically the...

Linebacker Grant Ross returns as the leader of the Air Force defense
Linebacker Grant Ross returns as the leader of the Air Force defense

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Long before Grant Ross was the leader of Air Force’s defense and its lone returning starter, he was a recruit with a major decision to make. Should...

David Ramsey: Can Air Force's young, unproven football defense silence its skeptics?
David Ramsey: Can Air Force's young, unproven football defense silence its skeptics?

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Aug 29, 2017

In sports, there’s paper and then there’s reality. On paper, Air Force’s defense looks depleted after losing 12 of its top 13 tacklers. The Falcons...

Air Force notes: Depth chart out, but receiver competition remains open
Air Force notes: Depth chart out, but receiver competition remains open

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Air Force released its first depth chart of the season and did so declaratively, with not a single “-OR-" included on the page. But this doesn’t put...

Hurricane, floods weigh heavily on minds of Air Force football players from Houston
Hurricane, floods weigh heavily on minds of Air Force football players from Houston

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Just before practice on Monday, Troy Calhoun’s wife, Amanda, texted a photo of what looked like an 8-foot alligator swimming down the street in front...

David Ramsey: Air Force's Troy Calhoun strongly believes Pat Bowlen belongs in Pro Football Hall of Fame
David Ramsey: Air Force's Troy Calhoun strongly believes Pat Bowlen belongs in Pro Football Hall of Fame

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Pat Bowlen, in his prime, was a complex leader of the Denver Broncos, Colorado’s secular religion. He was shy. A little awkward. Distant. But our...

'Mo-Mo' Fifita gives Air Force 320 big reasons to be excited about his potential
'Mo-Mo' Fifita gives Air Force 320 big reasons to be excited about his potential

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Air Force has never before had a player eclipse 300 pounds. Mosese Fifita is about to blow that figure away, weighing in at 320 on the official...

No experience necessary: Air Force coach calls nose guard deepest position on defense
No experience necessary: Air Force coach calls nose guard deepest position on defense

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Aug 27, 2017

No one currently playing nose guard for Air Force has a snap of college experience. But with this group, Falcons coaches are willing to offer...

Tight end Ryan Reffitt could fill some of Air Force receiving void left by Jalen Robinette
Tight end Ryan Reffitt could fill some of Air Force receiving void left by Jalen Robinette

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Air Force has shown it will use the tight end in the passing game, as Garrett Griffin caught 28 passes for 515 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014-15....

New tight ends coach Bart Miller 'excited' to be at Air Force after Power Five stops
New tight ends coach Bart Miller 'excited' to be at Air Force after Power Five stops

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Bart Miller still hasn’t fully experience the game-day atmosphere at Air Force. Oh, he’s played at Falcon Stadium. He was a lineman at New Mexico...