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Air Force pair among 39 on Thorpe Award watch list
Air Force pair among 39 on Thorpe Award watch list

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer and cornerback Roland Ladipo were among 39 players named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list, which was announced...

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun: 'Be careful you aren't a Northeast private'
Air Force coach Troy Calhoun: 'Be careful you aren't a Northeast private'

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Jul 8, 2016

Moderator Jim Arthur brought up the point that the upcoming football series between Air Force and Colorado will be one of the few to feature teams...

QB Ryan Brand left Air Force Academy in mid-June; still listed on depth chart
QB Ryan Brand left Air Force Academy in mid-June; still listed on depth chart

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

The Air Force Academy confirmed to The Gazette that quarterback Ryan Brand has left the school.

"Ryan Brand voluntarily resigned from the Air...

Air Force Academy officials confirm touted QB Ryan Brand left Falcons, but he remains on depth chart
Air Force Academy officials confirm touted QB Ryan Brand left Falcons, but he remains on depth chart

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

The Air Force Academy confirmed to The Gazette that quarterback Ryan Brand has left the school.

“Ryan Brand voluntarily resigned from the Air...

Transcript: Calhoun's luncheon comments
Transcript: Calhoun's luncheon comments

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

It is conceivable – unlikely, but conceivable – that Air Force could see its all-time records for rushing yards and receiving yards fall this...

Toohey, Everson among Air Force athletes earning academic honors
Toohey, Everson among Air Force athletes earning academic honors

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Frank Toohey’s breakout basketball season did not come at the expense of his grades.

The Air Force sophomore center was one of 69 Falcons...

Locals Boris Berian and Cale Simmons qualify for track and field at Rio Olympics
Locals Boris Berian and Cale Simmons qualify for track and field at Rio Olympics

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 4, 2016

Two athletes with local ties qualified for the U.S. track and field team headed to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Widefield...

Once-touted quarterback leaves Air Force
Once-touted quarterback leaves Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Jul 1, 2016

Once-hyped quarterback Ryan Brand has left Air Force without ever attempting a pass, sources have told The Gazette.

Brand entered the academy...

Air Force freshmen arrive for basic training prepared, but expecting unexpected
Air Force freshmen arrive for basic training prepared, but expecting unexpected

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Caleb Morris sets a new mold when it comes to ideal Air Force basketball recruits.

He's from a military family, raised in San Diego where his...

AF baseball: Replacement for drafted ace may have arrived

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Air Force baseball lost its ace a year early when Griffin Jax signed with the Minnesota Twins after his junior year on June 14.

His...

Five of Air Force's six home football games set, each in the early afternoon
Five of Air Force's six home football games set, each in the early afternoon

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Five of Air Force’s six home football games now have assigned starting times, and all start by 1:30 p.m.

The Falcons on Thursday announced...

Ramsey blog: Athlon predicts Air Force football will win 10 games
Ramsey blog: Athlon predicts Air Force football will win 10 games

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Athlon Sports is out with its annual college football preview. The magazine predicts Air Force's football team will win 10 games, lose two, play in...

Q and A with Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton
Q and A with Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

KNOWLTON Q&A

Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton spoke with The Gazette's Brent Briggeman on a variety of topics after the Falcons...

Air Force athletics enjoyed best collective season on record
Air Force athletics enjoyed best collective season on record

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

In the final week of the most successful year in Air Force sports history, athletic director Jim Knowlton watched the event he said best encapsulated...

Two in-state foes will visit Air Force hoops this year
Two in-state foes will visit Air Force hoops this year

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

In-state foes Colorado and Denver will visit Clune Arena later this year, as Air Force announced much of its non-conference basketball schedule on...

Air Force coach fondly recalls her longtime peer, Pat Summitt
Air Force coach fondly recalls her longtime peer, Pat Summitt

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Count Chris Gobrecht among those checking for frequent updates on Pat Summitt, as the longtime Tennessee women's basketball coaching legend has...

MW hoops schedule is out, CSU not visiting Air Force next year
MW hoops schedule is out, CSU not visiting Air Force next year

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Colorado State will not visit Clune Arena this season, as the Mountain West’s conference basketball schedule was released on Tuesday.

Because...

Air Force, Colorado move basketball game to December

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Air Force will host Colorado in basketball on Dec. 19, according to a schedule released Friday afternoon by the Buffaloes.

The game is part of...

Air Force junior pitcher Griffin Jax signs with Twins, military future remains unclear
Air Force junior pitcher Griffin Jax signs with Twins, military future remains unclear

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Griffin Jax's Twitter profile now simply reads: Minnesota Twins Baseball.

How the U.S. Air Force factors into his future remains unclear.

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Air Force junior Jax drafted by Twins in third round
Air Force junior Jax drafted by Twins in third round

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The Minnesota Twins called Griffin Jax’s name in the third round of the MLB Drat on Friday, setting up a series of major decisions for the Air Force...

NHL stage for Air Force at Arizona State this October
NHL stage for Air Force at Arizona State this October

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Air Force will play at the Arizona Coyotes’ Gila River Arena Friday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 16 when they take on NCAA Division I independent...

USA Hockey picks Air Force's Miller as junior coach
USA Hockey picks Air Force's Miller as junior coach

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 8, 2016

Air Force director of hockey Steve Miller, a veteran college assistant with three NCAAtitles (Denver 2, Providence), was named as an assistant...

Air Force graduate, Olympian Higgins recalls Obama's command
Air Force graduate, Olympian Higgins recalls Obama's command

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 7, 2016

Early in Barack Obama's graduation speech Thursday at the Air Force Academy, the president thanked 2016 graduate Cameron Kistler for his service in...

Ramsey blog: Obama mentions Air Force Olympian David Higgins in graduation speech
Ramsey blog: Obama mentions Air Force Olympian David Higgins in graduation speech

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jun 2, 2016

Barack Obama singled out Air Force Academy competitive shooter David Higgins Thursday morning during his presidential graduation address.

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News: Government

Seismic policy shift frees Air Force Academy grads to pursue pro sports without 2-year commitment

Fri, Jul 15, 2016 - 2:26 PM 0

A policy shift will allow service academy athletes to pursue professional sports immediately after graduation instead of waiting for two years, a move that...

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