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  • Reflections on potato on the eve of Idaho Potato Bowl

    You'll say potato and some will say puh-tah-to. Either way, potato has had quite a life. This Saturday, potato will be honored with a namesake college bowl game when Air Force takes on Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. But who is potato? Potato has been called hot and lazy and is known for a big head. "Who doesn't love...

  • Pearson's legacy at Air Force complicated by injury that limited his time as starter

    Nothing has come easy for Kale Pearson at Air Force. That won't change after he's gone, either, as establishing a legacy with the Falcons looks complicated for Pearson. Limited to just one year as the starting quarterback, Pearson's lasting imprint on the program figures to be establishing the run-pass balance that has defined this season and...

  • Air Force appears to be well short of Potato Bowl ticket-sales allotment

    Air Force has sold 3,500 tickets to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, a number which likely falls well short of its allotment. The Falcons' Association of Graduates has also canceled, or at least downsized, a pregame tailgate before Saturday's game against Western Michigan in Boise, Idaho, but associate athletic director Jim Trego said that...

  • Air Force hopes running game will provide advantage in bowl game

    Kale Pearson has no lofty aspirations when it comes to throwing the ball in his final game as Air Force's quarterback. "I'd love to be able to run it every single play," the senior said, "because I think that's when we're very successful." He's right, of course. Air Force has ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards in all but one season -...

  • Ball movement the key as Air Force blows past Arkansas-Pine Bluff

    Facing a zone defense that took it away from its normal motion offense and back-door cuts, Air Force attacked Arkansas-Pine Bluff by passing. And passing. And passing. With quick ball movement that kept the Falcons from even putting the ball on the floor, where the Golden Lions could get their sneaky hands on it, Air Force avoided...

  • 5 questions about Front Range college hockey this week

    Here are five questions for area college hockey fans to consider before the holiday break: Can CC's improved special-teams performance continue? 1 Overlooked in the sweep at No. 9 Minnesota-Duluth is the improved performance of the Tigers penalty kill. Colorado College (3-10, 0-7 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) has gone 15 for 16...

  • Air Force football team 'phenomenal' opponent for Western Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

    KALAMAZOO, MI – The residents of Boise, Idaho are used to seeing Broncos play exciting football on blue turf and they can expect the same thing in 13 days. Albertsons Stadium is home to the Boise State University Broncos, but it will host another group of Broncos on Dec. 20 when the Western Michigan University football...

  • Some Air Force Football fans share frustrations with Potato Bowl

    It didn’t take long for some Air Force Football fans to show their displeasure with this year’s Potato Bowl announcement.  While almost 700 Facebook users “Liked” AFA’s post about playing Western Michigan in the Potato Bowl, others shared their frustration by commenting. The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl kicks off at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 20 in...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Hans Mueh embraces patience in age of impatience

    A year ago, Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh insisted his football program would rise quickly from the ruins of a 2-10 season. He expressed utter faith in coach Troy Calhoun and remained, as always, a true believer in the virtue of patience. Mueh laughed as he remembered his conversation with a doubting audience of one. "You didn't...

  • Falcons fall on third-period goal

    WATERTOWN, Mass. - Andrew Gladiuk scored early in the third period to lead Bentley to a 2-1 win over Air Force at the John A. Ryan Center. Gladiuk, the Atlantic Hockey Conference's leading scorer with 12 goals, scored on a flurry in front of the Air Force net. The Falcons pulled their goalie with 2:27 left and created some chaos, but were...

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