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Air Force fullback Shayne Davern returns to practice for Air Force after shoulder surgery

Mon, Aug 31, 2015 - 8:32 PM 0

Shayne Davern took a gamble, but it was one he felt he had to take. By opting for shoulder surgery one week before the start of fall camp,...

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Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun allows Gazette's Paul Klee exclusive access for one day

Tue, Sep 1, 2015 - 8:01 PM 0

If Troy Calhoun had his way, the NCAA would institute a salary cap for coaches, the Air Force football schedule would never include a bye...

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Kicker ready to fill big shoes for Air Force
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 28, 2015

The player likely to have the most influence whether Air Force wins or loses some games this year was once dragged into the sport of football kicking...

Air Force still unsettled on a few defensive positions with opener approaching
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Air Force's season opener is slightly more than a week away, and some starters at certain positions seem no closer to a resolution than they did when...

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun gives updates on tailback, linebacker after reviewing scrimmage
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun gave an update Wednesday on two key positions - tailback and linebacker.

Obviously Jacobi Owens, coming off a...

Alex Hansen named to Lombardi list, giving Air Force three on major watch lists
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Air Force has picked up a third spot on a major award watch list.

Senior Alex Hansen was added Tuesday to the Lombardi Watch List, as the...

Air Force's offense still not running at full strength with missing parts
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Air Force's defense seemed to have the upper hand as the team scrimmaged on Fan Day at Falcon Stadium on Saturday.

You probably shouldn't...

Air Force football notes: Fan Day continues to grow
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Fan Day continues to grow

Several hundred fans came out Saturday morning for Fan Day, which included an inflatable slide, human hamster balls,...

Competition at inside linebacker unresolved as Air Force preps for scrimmage
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

With four linebackers essentially competing for one spot, Fan Day at Falcon Stadium on Saturday may have a few not-exactly-kid-friendly moments.

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Junior Roland Ladipo emerging from the crowd of Air Force cornerbacks
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Roland Ladipo hasn't had the chance to make his name known to opponents and most Air Force fans, but those on the inside know what he can do.

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Improved talent at receiver helps Air Force's defense to develop
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Though Air Force will enter the season with new faces at cornerback, it doesn't mean they'll be untested.

With a star receiver in Jalen...

Air Force's Troy Calhoun channels Humphrey Bogart in ad
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015

The only error in the rollout of a surprising campaign to support a redesigned website for Air Force athletics came in the form of an incorrect...

Ramsey: Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen has converted into Mr. Run
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Mike Thiessen admits he once believed more in the pass than the run. This ranks as a dangerous confession for the offensive coordinator at the Air...

Controversial as it may be, blocking low remains a key tactic for Air Force
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Notre Dame defensive linemen didn't heed the warning.

Told to wear knee braces, many opted not to when they faced Air Force in 2013. At least...

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun excited to watch tape of scrimmage
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 14, 2015

A lengthy scrimmage revealed little about the present for Air Force, but it provided plenty of glimpses of the potential future.

The top units...

Time running out for senior Air Force receiver Myles Barnes to unlock potential
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Myles Barnes' story at Air Force figured to be one of frustration.

Surely the Falcons were wondering why all that talent hadn't translated...

Air Force football coaches fine with on-field skirmishes, at least to a point
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 12, 2015

When it comes to on-field skirmishes during practice, Air Force coaches not only accept it; in some ways, they want it.

"You'd rather pull...

Air Force sophomore receiver thriving on a path he never envisioned taking
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Tyler Williams has stood out through Air Force's fall practice, stretching out for catches, showing sure hands and playing with the confidence of...

Program launched to help athletes will instead help refuel all Air Force cadets
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Thanks to a nearly two-year-old piece of NCAA legislation, gallons of Gatorade, V8 and chocolate milk as well as a seemingly bottomless supply of...

Deep class of Air Force juniors seal commitment with the start of classes
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Classes at Air Force begin around 7 a.m. Thursday morning. That is when it all becomes official.

Once juniors begin classes in the fall term...

Sophomore tailback Benton Washington could challenge incumbents on Air Force's depth chart
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Benton Washington understands real hunger, enduring 36 hours without food this summer during survival training.

So, the sophomore tailback...

Air Force starting cornerback remains a cadet not in good standing, Calhoun refuses comment
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Senior Gavin McHenry, a two-year starter at cornerback, continues to practice with the Air Force football team, but the academy said Monday that he...

Air Force defense carries over toughness, attitude
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 3, 2015

For all the questions facing the Air Force defense that lost seven starters, there's one that doesn't concern defensive coordinator Steve Russ.

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10 ways Air Force has changed from its 10-loss days of 2013
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 31, 2015

In 2013, the Air Force Falcons lost 10 games. A year later, they won 10.

Ramsey: Three reasons to believe in Air Force's football team
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Steve Russ runs the defense for Air Force football. He understands the required mindset for a successful academy team.

"They love being the...

Massive turnover at quarterback leaves Mountain West wide open
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jul 29, 2015

LAS VEGAS - Nevada football coach Brian Polian couldn't sleep one night this summer, so he drove to his office around 3 a.m. to begin a project he...