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Air Force football legend Dee Dowis dies in traffic accident

Tue, Aug 30, 2016 - 11:10 AM 0

Dee Dowis, whose mastery of Air Force’s option offense made him a Heisman Trophy finalist, died early Monday morning in a traffic accident near Atlanta....

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Reaction to the death of legendary Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis
Reaction to the death of legendary Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis

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Dee Dowis, a star Air Force quarterback from 1986-89 who became a Heisman Trophy finalist, died early Monday morning in a traffic accident near...

Cornerback Roland Ladipo returns from injury as Air Force enters game week
Cornerback Roland Ladipo returns from injury as Air Force enters game week

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 11 hr ago

The first game week of the season for Air Force opened with the welcome sight of Roland Ladipo back on the practice field.

Ladipo, a...

Air Force football has spent August focused on its first opponent - complacency
Air Force football has spent August focused on its first opponent - complacency

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Aug 28, 2016

When Abilene Christian visits Falcon Stadium in Saturday's opener, it will mark Air Force's second opponent of the season.

The first foe has...

Air Force set for first football season under new possibilities with pro policy shift
Air Force set for first football season under new possibilities with pro policy shift

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Air Force is one week from kicking off a season that will mark a first for service academies.

For the first time, Falcons players will be...

I know what you did last summer: Air Force players pack varied experiences into their 'break'
I know what you did last summer: Air Force players pack varied experiences into their 'break'

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Tyler Williams was still in a post-nap fog on a refueling tanker when he experienced his most memorable moment of the summer.

The four years...

Air Force's Jacob Onyechi set for huge year
Air Force's Jacob Onyechi set for huge year

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

For the first time in his Air Force career, Jacob Onyechi enters a season encumbered by nothing.

When he began his first season, the "spur"...

'Timmy Turbo' serves as prankster, little brother and speedy star for Air Force
'Timmy Turbo' serves as prankster, little brother and speedy star for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Little brothers are built to annoy. Therefore, little brothers must master the art of the swift getaway.

It makes perfect sense, then, that...

Jesse Washington back in the mix at cornerback as Air Force position battles tighten with opener lurking
Jesse Washington back in the mix at cornerback as Air Force position battles tighten with opener lurking

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Air Force began preparation for Abilene Christian and Georgia State on Tuesday, marking that shift in camp from install to game mode.

Even in...

Pair of juniors continue to lead competitive battle at linebacker for Air Force
Pair of juniors continue to lead competitive battle at linebacker for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Grant Ross has a fairly specific personal goal for this season.

"I'd like to be all-conference in the Mountain West," said the junior middle...

Backup quarterback Arion Worthman will have to wait to show off full skill set for Air Force
Backup quarterback Arion Worthman will have to wait to show off full skill set for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Arion Worthman may one day prove to be a shiny, speeding vehicle tearing through defenses at the helm of Air Force's offense.

For now, though,...

Notes from Air Force's Fan Day scrimmage
Notes from Air Force's Fan Day scrimmage

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Thoughts from Saturday’s Fan Day scrimmage at Falcon Stadium:

Overall, the defense was probably a little bit ahead of the offense, but the...

Tailback Benton Washington shows power in Air Force scrimmage
Tailback Benton Washington shows power in Air Force scrimmage

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Air Force's final full dress rehearsal for the 2016 football season was largely a festive occasion.

The starters played sparingly, some then...

Video: Air Force reveals full Sharktooth Alternate Uniform
Video: Air Force reveals full Sharktooth Alternate Uniform

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The shark-tooth design on the helmet caused a sensation when Air Force revealed last weekend. On Friday the full look was revealed.

If the...

Air Force tall receiving corps ready to stretch defenses
Air Force tall receiving corps ready to stretch defenses

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Before Clune Arena opened in 1968, Air Force played its games at the Cadet Gymnasium. It's a safe bet that in its heyday, the old gymnasium never saw...

Air Force, Colorado College start women's soccer season Friday
Air Force, Colorado College start women's soccer season Friday

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Air Force will lean on its upperclassmen while Colorado College women's soccer will continue its youth movement as the Mountain West Conference...

Air Force tight end Ryan Reffitt no longer learning on the job
Air Force tight end Ryan Reffitt no longer learning on the job

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

If Air Force fans didn't know much about tight end Ryan Reffitt prior to his starting debut last year, they weren't alone.

Even the Falcons'...

QB Nate Romine back from injury with new perspective for Air Force
QB Nate Romine back from injury with new perspective for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

When Kale Pearson passed along a book to Nate Romine last fall, it marked something of a symbolic passing of the baton between quarterbacks that Air...

No more Mr. Nice guy: Sam Byers happy to provide mean streak for Air Force's defense
No more Mr. Nice guy: Sam Byers happy to provide mean streak for Air Force's defense

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

When Sam Byers needs a drink at practice, he seeks a manager and makes sure to include a clear "please" and "thank you."

When Byers proposed...

Air Force shark-tooth helmets draw TV air time, become viral hit
Air Force shark-tooth helmets draw TV air time, become viral hit

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Air Force equipment manager Scott Richardson knew instantly on Sunday by the reaction on social media that the newly unveiled shark-tooth helmets...

Air Force's new helmets dip into World War II history
Air Force's new helmets dip into World War II history

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Paying homage to the World War II fighter plane pilots called the “Flying Tigers,” the Air Force revealed special uniforms it will wear on Sept. 10...

Hayes Linn moves from safety to cornerback as Air Force adjusts after Roland Ladipo injury
Hayes Linn moves from safety to cornerback as Air Force adjusts after Roland Ladipo injury

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Hayes Linn came to Air Force to play cornerback. In his final season, he might get the chance.

The Falcons have moved the senior safety to the...

Air Force on Big 12 rumors: We 'constantly evaluate the landscape of college athletics'
Air Force on Big 12 rumors: We 'constantly evaluate the landscape of college athletics'

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Following Friday’s report that it had reached out to the Big 12 to be included as a candidate for expansion, Air Force released a statement that fell...

Air Force close to completing second new video board at Falcon Stadium
Air Force close to completing second new video board at Falcon Stadium

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Air Force is adding a second new video board at Falcon Stadium, it just hasn't been officially announced yet.

The frames that will hold the...

Air Force included on list to talk with Big 12 about expansion
Air Force included on list to talk with Big 12 about expansion

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 12, 2016

According to a report from ESPN citing unnamed sources, Air Force is one of 18 expansion candidates that will conduct a video conference with Big 12...

Air Force grad David Higgins' happy Olympics ride ends - for now
Air Force grad David Higgins' happy Olympics ride ends - for now

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Aug 12, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – It’s been a wild,  happy ride for David Higgins.
In April, he became the first-ever Air Force Academy cadet-athlete to...