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  • Five questions for state's college hockey teams this weekend

    Can Air Force control the puck better? 1 Turnovers, especially in their own zone, negated an overall decent performance in the past three Falcons losses. Some of the turnovers can be attributed to inexperience with nine to 10 freshman skaters playing regularly. But others, including a critical short-handed goal against Alaska-Anchorage, were...

  • Air Force Academy to remain silent on athletic department issues

    The Air Force Academy says leaders have said all they can about a review of the school's athletic department that came after a player misconduct scandal. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Brus Vidal, says Air Force regulations mandate that the review, called an "inspection" in the service's language, be kept secret. Vidal said superintendent Lt. Gen...

  • Air Force outscores New Mexico behind fullbacks, passing game and late defense

    Jalen Robinette reached up over his head at about the 15-yard line and hauled in a pass in stride. From there, he just played by feel. He shrugged off an attempted tackle when a cornerback tried to grab his shoulders, he then stopped on a dime, sending another defensive back flying by him. Only one New Mexico defender was left, and the...

  • Ramsey: Air Force could make noise in less-than-mighty Mountain West

    The Mountain West is stumbling through a down football year. Meanwhile, Air Force celebrates a rise, partially because the Falcons could only climb after a horrific 2013 season. This football revival has weight. The Falcons are hungry and surprisingly versatile on offense. Suddenly, it's in style to express faith in Air Force. Jordan...

  • Fullbacks finally in the middle of the action for Air Force

    Fullback Shayne Davern ran for 8 yards on Air Force's first play Saturday. He ran for 3 more on the second play, giving the Falcons a first down and quickly revealing a key component of the game plan: This was going to be the week that Air Force involved its fullbacks. "We definitely knew that we were getting the ball a lot more," Davern...

  • Pearson's TD toss helps Air Force beat Lobos

    A gut-check call from the coaching staff, two big plays in the passing game and yet another touchdown run from D.J. Johnson has propelled Air Force into a 35-28 lead against New Mexico heading into the fourth quarter. The Falcons, who have trailed 7-0, 21-14 and 28-14 finally moved around the Lobos in a highlight-filled third quarter. It...

  • Air Force's upset bid falters late at No. 19 Alaska-Fairbanks

    Host Alaska-Fairbanks scored twice down the stretch in the third period, including the game-winner with 2:25 remaining, to rally past Air Force in a 4-3 victory Friday night (early Saturday Mountain time). Nanooks captain Colton Parayko ripped a slap shot from the top of the slot to tie the Brice Goal Rush tournament game at 3-3 with 7:06...

  • Three subplots to watch when Air Force plays New Mexico

    Three subplots to keep an eye on when Air Force faces New Mexico.

  • Air Force vs. New Mexico: By the numbers

    A look at the Air Force vs. New Mexico game by the numbers.

  • Air Force spotlight player: Jalen Robinette

    Jalen Robinette sat down for a midweek chat with the media for the first time Tuesday. Except for immediately after games, freshmen are held off limits to media and sophomores were made available starting this week. The reasoning given is that the academy doesn't want to add to the rigors of the academic load for those perhaps still adjusting...