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  • All-Mountain West preseason team

    Fresno State's Smith gets MWC defensive nod LAS VEGAS (AP) — Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton has been chosen preseason offensive player of the year in the Mountain West Conference a media vote, with Fresno State safety Derron Smith taking defensive player honors. New Mexico return specialist Carlos Wiggins was tabbed preseason...

  • Three departed Air Force LBs remain in good standing, another left academy on his own

    Three of the four linebackers who are no longer on the Air Force football team remain at the academy and are cadets in good standing, while the other departed school on his own prior to the beginning of his sophomore year. The academy responded Monday to The Gazette’s request for the status of the four players, who were each listed on the...

  • Ramsey: Air Force football offers reason to believe and doubt

    A Falcons football fan was walking along the Santa Fe Trail on a glorious July morning. She was moving fast while wearing a T shirt that proclaimed "Air Force Thunder." Yes, many Air Force football seasons have been filled with been filled with entertaining thunder. The Falcons won nine games as recently as 2010. Last season will be...

  • MW Network has grown into an award-winning enterprise, led by longtime Colorado Springs broadcaster

    The Emmy still sits in a box on Jesse Kurtz's desk, a symbol that the journey in this case has overshadowed the destination. And what a journey it has been for the longtime local TV sportscaster, who joined the Mountain West Network before it existed and has helped grow it into an enterprise honored this past week with that Emmy for technical...

  • Air Force finds creative ways to fill MW Network demands

    Brian Jerman now finds it much easier to explain to parents of Air Force athletes how to watch broadcasts of Falcons games. In the past, he had to map out the different satellite and cable packages that needed to be purchased, which even then would show only the games whose rights were selected. While that's still somewhat the case for...

  • Air Force fullback Broam Hart nominated for Good Works Team

    The good work that Broam Hart has done at Air Force is well documented, and resulted in the fullback's nomination Tuesday for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. Much of the rest, however, flies under the radar. For example, Hart befriended an elderly man through his membership at Pikes Peak Church of Christ....

  • Young tennis players in west flock to Air Force Academy for USTA 14-and-under tourney

    The best young tennis players of the west have arrived at the Air Force Academy. Top junior tennis players from Colorado and points west kicked off competition Thursday at the U.S. Tennis Association Boys' and Girls' 14-and-under Zone Team Championships hosted on the academy's 30 tennis courts. Tournament director Kim Gidley is also the...

  • Area native Tyler Ledford, others with Colorado connections join Air Force hockey

    Four players with in-state connections, including a Colorado Springs native, are among the 12 freshmen joining Air Force hockey next season. For hometown forward Tyler Ledford, his arrival is coming full circle. His grandfather served in the Air Force and Ledford played his first hockey at age 6 at the academy. His older brother Zach...

  • Air Force hoops recruit Matt Mooney ready to report a year after injury delayed entry

    Matt Mooney's parents recently suggested a family bike ride in downtown Chicago, but Matt quickly shot down the idea. "I said, 'Dad, I can't ride a bike.'" Mooney said, "'I just can't do it.'" The phobia - really just a cautious aversion - is understandable for Mooney, who will join the Air Force freshman class for in-processing and the start...

  • Air Force's Troy Calhoun, state's other football coaches, address upcoming challenges

    TTroy Calhoun offered some curious words to reporters before being whisked away to speak before a conference room filled with Colorado Springs football fans. The Air Force football coach, assessing the difficulties awaiting his team after a 2-10 season, offered this: "I'll say this, I think just in general, our guys have the toughest...

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