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Air Force football star Jalen Robinette's graduation placed on hold
Air Force football star Jalen Robinette's graduation placed on hold

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Yesterday

Football standout Jalen Robinette did not graduate with his Air Force class on Wednesday. The academy released a statement, saying his graduation and...

Air Force football: Military assignments for the 32 seniors
Air Force football: Military assignments for the 32 seniors

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

Assignments for Air Force football players Air Force football’s record 32 seniors, who played a major role in two 10-win seasons and a Mountain West...

Tennis-playing Forlini twins set to graduate as trusted ambassadors for Air Force
Tennis-playing Forlini twins set to graduate as trusted ambassadors for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

Chloe Forlini answered a recruiting call after a high school tennis practice. On the other end, a college coach offered a spot on the team. But it...

Blog: Season ends for Air Force baseball with plenty of 'what-ifs'
Blog: Season ends for Air Force baseball with plenty of 'what-ifs'

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

Zoom out far enough, and the Air Force baseball season looks satisfactory enough. The Falcons went 27-26 in a season that ended Saturday. It’s the...

Mothers' Day: Michelle Spires gives Air Force three athletes, Alabama a champion QB
Mothers' Day: Michelle Spires gives Air Force three athletes, Alabama a champion QB

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Michelle Spires didn’t purposely set out to raise four collegiate athletes, three of whom would attend the Air Force Academy while the other would...

Air Force men win Mountain West track and field meet; CC wins in NCAA women's lacrosse
Air Force men win Mountain West track and field meet; CC wins in NCAA women's lacrosse

By: - 0 Sun, May 14, 2017

Air Force track and field Logan, Utah: Air Force's men's track and field team captured its second straight Mountain West title - and its fourth...

NFL coach on new policy for service academy grads: 'It's dumb'
NFL coach on new policy for service academy grads: 'It's dumb'

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

Count Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians among those unhappy with the Department of Defense’s new policy regarding service academy graduates. "I...

David Ramsey: DU's powerhouse lacrosse team defeats Air Force, again
David Ramsey: DU's powerhouse lacrosse team defeats Air Force, again

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

DENVER – Air Force’s lacrosse team has traveled far in the past four seasons. On Saturday, Denver’s Pioneers revealed how far the Falcons must travel...

Air Force's Jalen Robinette lands in NFL rookie mini-camp with Buffalo Bills
Air Force's Jalen Robinette lands in NFL rookie mini-camp with Buffalo Bills

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

Jalen Robinette is in rookie mini-camp with the Buffalo Bills this weekend. Air Force’s all-time leader in receiving yards was one of seven wide...

Air Force out to slay in-state giant Denver in the NCAA lacrosse opener
Air Force out to slay in-state giant Denver in the NCAA lacrosse opener

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, May 11, 2017

David had Goliath. Luke Skywalker had Darth Vader. For Air Force lacrosse, Denver has served as the tormentor casting a shadow over the program. It...

Air Force track enters Mountain West meet with 'our best women's team ever'
Air Force track enters Mountain West meet with 'our best women's team ever'

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

Ralph Lindeman has overseen a men’s track and field program at Air Force that has seen as much success as any team – particularly in a sport with near...

Air Force coach Calhoun praised by college football publication
Air Force coach Calhoun praised by college football publication

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

Air Force’s Troy Calhoun earned high praise from Athlon, as the publication ranked him No. 1 among Mountain West football coaches for 2017. Calhoun...

Air Force and Colorado College get NCAA lacrosse tourney pairings
Air Force and Colorado College get NCAA lacrosse tourney pairings

By: - 0 Mon, May 8, 2017

Air Force men's lacrosse Fifth-seeded Denver will host Air Force at 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU). The winner will take on the winner of fourth-seeded...

'It’s going to take at least a month or two': Agents working to re-open pro doors to Air Force athletes
'It’s going to take at least a month or two': Agents working to re-open pro doors to Air Force athletes

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, May 6, 2017

An Air Force athletic department spokesman laughed out loud at the suggestion. But was it really that far-fetched? An agent representing a senior...

Weston Steelhammer, other Air Force football players accept invitations to NFL camps despite rules changes
Weston Steelhammer, other Air Force football players accept invitations to NFL camps despite rules changes

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, May 6, 2017

Air Force football players will get opportunities with NFL teams despite the recent rules change that requires them to serve at least two years on...

Air Force's Sam Byers will learn a new position at mini-camp with NFL's Falcons
Air Force's Sam Byers will learn a new position at mini-camp with NFL's Falcons

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, May 5, 2017

There’s no extra space in Sam Byers’ calendar over the next few months. He’ll attend rookie mini-camp with the Atlanta Falcons next week. On May 24...

Air Force's Ryan Watson set for tryout with NFL's Cardinals after bizarre draft experience
Air Force's Ryan Watson set for tryout with NFL's Cardinals after bizarre draft experience

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, May 5, 2017

An Arizona number appeared on Ryan Watson’s phone during the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, just as the Cardinals were set to announce their...

Timeline of events for Air Force and the pro policy
Timeline of events for Air Force and the pro policy

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, May 4, 2017

Related:Air Force's Ryan Watson set for tryout with NFL's Cardinals after bizarre draft experience

Top Air Force football recruits dismayed by policy timing for Robinette, still committed
Top Air Force football recruits dismayed by policy timing for Robinette, still committed

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, May 4, 2017

The Department of Defense’s abrupt about-face on its pro policy left Air Force’s top football recruits puzzled over the timing but undeterred in their...

Air Force lone Mountain West football program to earn academic award
Air Force lone Mountain West football program to earn academic award

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 3, 2017

Air Force was the lone football team in the Mountain West to earn an NCAA Public Recognition Award for finishing with an Academic Progress Rate in the...

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Air Force celebrates Commander-in-Chief trophy with President Trump
PHOTOS & VIDEO: Air Force celebrates Commander-in-Chief trophy with President Trump

By: - 0 Tue, May 2, 2017

Air Force Academy's football team visited The White House and President Donald Trump on Tuesday to celebrate winning The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy....

UCCS baseball the beneficiary of Air Force sports rarity
UCCS baseball the beneficiary of Air Force sports rarity

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, May 2, 2017

In a rare move, Air Force baseball is playing a game in Colorado Springs away from Falcon Field today. The Falcons will play UCCS at Security Service...

Secretary of Defense says Air Force stars Robinette and Jax will wait 2 years before turning pro
Secretary of Defense says Air Force stars Robinette and Jax will wait 2 years before turning pro

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, May 2, 2017

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has ended a year-old policy that allowed elite service-academy athletes to immediately play professionally. The...

Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer “shocked” by policy change before NFL draft
Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer “shocked” by policy change before NFL draft

By: - 0 Mon, May 1, 2017

As he settled in to watch Day 3 of the NFL draft Saturday, Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer received news that immediately altered his future. But...

David Ramsey: Air Force drops serious wrong on football star Jalen Robinette
David Ramsey: Air Force drops serious wrong on football star Jalen Robinette

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, May 1, 2017

The timing is bizarre, cruel, inexplicable and inexcusable. Other than those faults, the Air Force ruling that ruined Jalen Robinette’s chances in the...

Air Force says Jalen Robinette can't go straight to pros, not drafted after change
Air Force says Jalen Robinette can't go straight to pros, not drafted after change

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Receiver Jalen Robinette was not selected in the 2017 NFL draft after the Air Force ruled athletes would not be given a waiver from active duty to...

Griffin Jax, former Air Force pitcher, sees his professional future left blurry
Griffin Jax, former Air Force pitcher, sees his professional future left blurry

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Former Air Force baseball pitcher Griffin Jax’s future as a professional player has long been cloudy. The cloud grew thicker on Saturday. Jax...

Air Force Falcons will celebrate service-academy football supremacy with President Donald Trump
Air Force Falcons will celebrate service-academy football supremacy with President Donald Trump

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Air Force Academy's football team is scheduled to visit The White House and President Donald Trump Tuesday to celebrate winning The Commander in...

David Ramsey: Air Force football great Chad Hennings wonders about Jalen Robinette's rapid road to NFL
David Ramsey: Air Force football great Chad Hennings wonders about Jalen Robinette's rapid road to NFL

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Chad Hennings could have been a first-round pick in the 1988 NFL Draft. He collected 24 sacks as a senior for Air Force. He was 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds...

Tuesday weather causes Sky Sox, Air Force baseball games to be postponed
Tuesday weather causes Sky Sox, Air Force baseball games to be postponed

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Tuesday's 6:40 p.m. contest between the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Nashville Sounds was postponed due to rain and will be rescheduled as part of...

David Ramsey: Air Force's Bradley Haslam seeks to increase his epic 42-game hit streak
David Ramsey: Air Force's Bradley Haslam seeks to increase his epic 42-game hit streak

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Air Force coach Mike Kazlausky is a devout baseball man, which is another way of saying he suffers from superstitions. Bradley Haslam, his best player,...

David Ramsey: Tim Howard's soccer suspension reveals dangerous downside of drunken fandom
David Ramsey: Tim Howard's soccer suspension reveals dangerous downside of drunken fandom

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Tim Howard is an American sports hero, the man who has long protected the soccer net for our national team. He's a stingy, courageous, world-class...

David Ramsey: Air Force's Billy Christopoulos prepares for the massive hockey task of replacing Shane Starrett
David Ramsey: Air Force's Billy Christopoulos prepares for the massive hockey task of replacing Shane Starrett

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Billy Christopoulos is trying to convince me, and everyone else, the task ahead is a breeze. Replacing Shane Starrett as Air Force's lead goaltender...

David Ramsey: The NBA's all-time-best coaches—Where does AFA's Popovich rank?
David Ramsey: The NBA's all-time-best coaches—Where does AFA's Popovich rank?

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Gregg Popovich arrived at Air Force Academy in 1967 with only the vaguest idea of the agony ahead. He arrived with a strong sense of himself, a sense...

AFA's Jalen Robinette tries to maintain focus as cadet with NFL Draft two weeks away
AFA's Jalen Robinette tries to maintain focus as cadet with NFL Draft two weeks away

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Jalen Robinette found a quiet corner during medical testing at the NFL Combine and pulled out his Critical Decisions in Space homework. The Air Force...

David Ramsey: Nate Romine will be blessed with another day as Air Force's lead quarterback
David Ramsey: Nate Romine will be blessed with another day as Air Force's lead quarterback

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Nate Romine will enjoy another day as Air Force's lead quarterback. He will run on the field blessed and burdened with the task of directing the...

Air Force's Pilipovich moves closer to top of MW coaching tenure list with Fisher's retirement
Air Force's Pilipovich moves closer to top of MW coaching tenure list with Fisher's retirement

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

With the retirement of San Diego State’s Steve Fisher, Air Force’s Dave Pilipovich moved to within a few months of being the longest-tenured men’s...

Paul Klee: Sierra's Terry Dunn, C.J. Jennings are how high school sports can work
Paul Klee: Sierra's Terry Dunn, C.J. Jennings are how high school sports can work

By: Paul Klee - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

On the nights he's working, taking admission tickets at the Tinseltown theater, Sierra High basketball star C.J. Jennings often runs into a familiar...

Air Force assistant Nick Toth brings close ties to program, football coaching staff
Air Force assistant Nick Toth brings close ties to program, football coaching staff

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

If Nick Toth wasn't technically already on a branch of Troy Calhoun's coaching tree, he was at least on a vine that had weaved its way through it....

David Ramsey: Air Force hockey star Shane Starrett makes mistake in signing pro contract
David Ramsey: Air Force hockey star Shane Starrett makes mistake in signing pro contract

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Shane Starrett is a towering collection of hockey potential who might have carried Air Force to the Frozen Four next season. Instead, he signed a...

AFA hockey goalie Billy Christopoulos transforms from reserve to probable starter
AFA hockey goalie Billy Christopoulos transforms from reserve to probable starter

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Departing Air Force goaltender Shane Starrett offered a strong endorsement to junior-to-be Billy Christopoulos, who is the leading candidate to succeed...

Shane Starrett, Air Force hockey star, signs contract with Edmonton Oilers
Shane Starrett, Air Force hockey star, signs contract with Edmonton Oilers

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Shane Starrett, Air Force’s sophomore hockey goalie, has signed a two-year entry level free agent contract with the Edmonton Oilers, according to the...

Air Force hockey finishes season ranked No. 12 in national poll
Air Force hockey finishes season ranked No. 12 in national poll

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Air Force hockey was ranked No. 12 in the final U.S. College Hockey Online poll of the season. It is the Atlantic Hockey Conference program’s highest...

Christian Mallard emerges from crop of tailbacks at Air Force spring football game
Christian Mallard emerges from crop of tailbacks at Air Force spring football game

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Apr 9, 2017

CASTLE ROCK - Christian Mallard needed 3 yards for a first down. The freshman tailback picked up about 3 yards and an inch. On his next carry, he...

Links: Brushing up on Air Force football before Saturday's scrimmage
Links: Brushing up on Air Force football before Saturday's scrimmage

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Air Force plays its spring football game at Castle Rock on Saturday morning. Here are links to our full spring practice coverage to familiarize...

Air Force set for spring scrimmage that has propelled offensive stars in its brief history
Air Force set for spring scrimmage that has propelled offensive stars in its brief history

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Arion Worthman's introduction to Air Force football fans didn't occur in the second half at Fresno State this past season when he checked in at...

Longtime backup LB Ja'Mel Sanders trying to seize starting shot with Air Force in spring football
Longtime backup LB Ja'Mel Sanders trying to seize starting shot with Air Force in spring football

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Ja'Mel Sanders has waited long enough. The Air Force "spur" linebacker suffered an injury at the prep school, another as a freshman, traveled to just...

Television assignments leave unanswered questions for Air Force football
Television assignments leave unanswered questions for Air Force football

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Air Force enters the football season with no guarantee of bonus television money, but in position to play itself into several paydays. The Falcons...

Air Force coach sees competitive women's NCAA tourney and UConn upset as launching point to grow sport
Air Force coach sees competitive women's NCAA tourney and UConn upset as launching point to grow sport

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Chris Gobrecht overheard an airport conversation about Mississippi State's upset of UConn in the women's NCAA Tournament, and the Air Force coach...

College hockey notes: Air Force, Colorado College name team honorees
College hockey notes: Air Force, Colorado College name team honorees

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Apr 2, 2017

AFA announces honorees Air Force hockey defenseman Dylan Abood was the only multiple winner at the Falcons annual team awards banquet on Sunday...