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AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a Gazette investigation has found. The findings are egregious enough that academy Superintendent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Kraft, Ty Law Break Out The Dance In Their Air Force 1′s

With Experience Unlimited’s ‘Da Butt’ playing in the background, Bob Kraft and Ty Law, in their customized New England Patriots Air Force 1′s, busted out the moves as the five-time Pro Bowl cornerback was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. A closer look at Ty Law & Robert Kraft's custom Air Force 1s from […] The post Bob Kraft, Ty Law Break Out The Dance In Their...
Via Diehardsport
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

News Desk: Allegations And More At Air Force

A list of the newsworthy items to emerge from this story by Tom Roeder of the Colorado Springs Gazette, detailing a whole host of problems at the Air Force Academy’s athletic department: * Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson has called for an Inspector General’s investigation of the Air Force athletic department. * A planned 2012 sting operation was canceled due...
Via The Student Section
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force: The Limits Of Preferential Treatment

In light of Sunday morning’s report by Tom Roeder of the Colorado Springs Gazette on the mess at the Air Force Academy’s athletic department, let’s start with a brief aside on comparisons and boundaries in the realm of public discussion. (You can read a Student Section news summary of the piece here.) * When a comparison is made between any two stories, groups of people, social...
Via The Student Section
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force: The Limits Of Preferential Treatment

In light of Sunday morning’s report by Tom Roeder of the Colorado Springs Gazette on the mess at the Air Force Academy’s athletic department, let’s start with a brief aside on comparisons and boundaries in the realm of public discussion. (You can read a Student Section news summary of the piece here.) * When a comparison is made between any two stories, groups of people, social...
Via Bloguin Best
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Editorial Section: Dorial Green-Beckham’s Playing Status

College sports discipline is the topic that just won’t leave the headlines. While Air Force tries to confront the enormity of its failures and Nick Marshall’s playing status against Arkansas continues to be the source of speculation, the Dorial Green-Beckham situation at the University of Oklahoma is being closely watched by anyone who cares about college sports. Today, the editors...
Via The Student Section
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Air Force Football Players Used Date Rape Drug at Party

Air Force is under investigation now by an Inspector General after allegations have surfaced that the football team has been involved in drug use and sexual abuse. A report has come out of the Colorado Post Gazette that details alleged breaking of the honor code, including using “roofies” on women at a party: “The girls’ drink, or Captain Morgan with the blue lid, was only...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force coaches asked to help curb assaults

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Air Force Academy leaders are asking coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults by talking with athletes about the issue. Commanders also said Wednesday they expect an upcoming review of the athletic department to show whether it has a ''negative culture,'' a term the service often uses to describe an atmosphere conducive to sexual...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Air Force Will Wear USAF, Squadron Patches On Uniforms This Year

Air Force is adding a few new features to its uniforms for the upcoming season. The jersey sleeves will feature USAF Academy patches, and the helmets will feature patches for each player’s specific squadron, a very neat touch for the service academy.  @Uniformswag AF Football will wear USAF Academy patch on jersey this year. Each player rep squadron patch on helmet pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators call for AF Academy sex assaults review

DENVER (AP) Two U.S. senators are calling for an outside investigation into how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to academy football coaches. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) of New York and Sen. John Thune (thoon) of South Dakota asked the Defense Department and civilian investigators...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: U.S. Air Force Drill Team Puts on a Show at Halftime Team USA/Puerto Rico Game

You don't have to be a military brat or someone in the service to appreciate what these guys are doing here. The coordination, timing, and focus that goes in to routines like this is impressive to say the least. I'll go ahead and say it:Bad ass gentlemen. Absolutely bad ass.@_MarcusD_/TwitterOh--in case you are interested in the basketball game Team USA won 112-86. Loading...
Via FatManWriting
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9 Test: Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Driver

Powerbilt might not be the first name on the tip of your tongue when you think of golf companies. However, it was one of the first golf companies ever established – and became part of the Louisville Slugger family. The company’s new Air Force One DFX driver is a true blast from the past. Featuring Powerbilt’s patented “Nitrogen Charged” technology – which means nitrogen...
Via Back9Network
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Owens leads Air Force to 44-16 win over Nicholls

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Jacobi Owens rushed for 233 yards in his Air Force debut and Devin Rushing scored two short touchdowns, helping the Falcons beat Nicholls 44-16 on Saturday for their 19th straight win over a team from the Football Championship Subdivision. Owens' output was the most ever by a Falcons player making his first start, breaking the mark of 218 set by Cody...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Air Force vet Zack Christy makes pro boxing debut Sept 12th at Twin River

No less than 25 yards from where the rocket landed, narrowly missing his vehicle, Zack Christy sprinted into the burning mortuary on his army base in Afghanistan intent on saving anyone who might've survived the blast with little regard for his own safety. "I wasn't necessarily worried about myself," he recalls. "There could've been a kid in there, out cold, bleeding. In those moments...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force Academy punishes gymnasts for drinking

DENVER (AP) The Air Force Academy says it has disciplined members of the men's gymnastics team for underage drinking and unprofessional behavior. The academy said Thursday that there were no allegations of sexual assault or illegal drug use. Officials declined to specify the nature of the unprofessional behavior. The academy won't identify anyone involved or say what discipline...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola to visit Homestead Air Reserve base September 10

Homestead-Miami Speedway and the Homestead Air Reserve Base are teaming up to host a series of Air Force exercises on Wednesday, September 10, at the Homestead Air Reserve Base located in the Speedway’s backyard. Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Smithfield Foods-U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, will meet and greet with active military personnel, as well...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola visits Homestead Air Force Base

Homestead-Miami Speedway and the Homestead Air Reserve Base teamed up today to host a series of Air Force exercises at the Homestead Air Reserve Base, located in the Speedway’s backyard, with Aric Almirola, as part of NASCAR’s “Chase Across North America”. Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Smithfield Foods-U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, worked with...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Air Force Wearing New Chrome Helmets With 9/11 Remembrance Stickers Against Georgia State

Many college football teams have used the weekend’s games for September 11th remembrance, and naturally, Air Force is now among them. The Falcons are breaking out very cool new chrome helmets for today’s game against Georgia State in Atlanta, which also feature a sticker reading “9 • 11 • 01 Remember.” New chrome game helmets for today against Georgia State. 9/11 remembrance...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force Wears White Chrome Helmets With 9/11 Tribute Stickers (Photos)

It’s hard to believe, but this past Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. To commemorate the event, many college football teams likely will hold pregame ceremonies or pay tribute to the victims in other patriotic ways. New chrome game helmets for today against Georgia State. 9/11 remembrance stickers on every helmet as well. http://t.co/n1EgHFYj21—...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force sports boss: Not enough focus on respect

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Air Force Academy sports programs have not put enough focus on commitment and respect but are working to correct that, the school's athletic director said. The department is emphasizing programs to address character issues, and administrators are working with coaches to identify and avoid recruiting athletes with character problems, Athletic Director...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High ‘Red’

A short while ago images of the Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High in black and white colorways popped up online and a majority of the reaction was — meh. Today images of the Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High in red appeared on the cover of Japan sneaker magazine Shoes Master and things have changed. In this vibrant colorway all the normal features distinguishable to the classic Nike...
Via Hooped Up
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Biffle Visits Maxwell Air Force Base; Participates in Training Exercises

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle called his runner-up finish at Talladega Superspeedway’s May race “disappointing,”  and vowed to Airmen at Maxwell Air Force Base Thursday that his mission in the Oct. 19, GEICO 500 is to “”fight and win,” a saying that is part of The Airman’s Creed. “We were so close to winning our first race at Talladega in the spring...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sheed Wallace Had Nike Air Force 1 Birthday Cake (Photo)

Rasheed Wallace has always been a Nike, and even better, he was actually able to wear one of the companies more popular sneakers every night of his career. Sheed made the Air Force 1’s a staple of his uniform and might have been the only guy to comfortably wear them in game action. Wallace celebrated his 40th birthday recently and one of the celebratory cakes features a Nike Air...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Air Force Players Go Crazy In Their Locker Room After Beating Boise State

Air Force football beat Boise State for the first time in school history on Saturday. The Falcons forced seven Broncos turnovers en route to a 28-14 win, which gave Air Force its first conference win since 2012. After Air Force coach Troy Calhoun addressed the squad, the players huddled up, did a Samoan chant called “O Alele,” and dumped water and Gatorade all over each other...
Via College Spun
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mears caps off busy week with strong run at the Monster Mile

  After a solid run in New Hampshire, Casey Mears and the GEICO team headed to Dover, DE, armed with a battle plan for the track affectionately referred to as the Monster Mile. First though, Mears and the Germain Racing crew would stop and visit with service members at Dover Air Force Base, where they took part in a C-17 orientation flight with the 436th Airlift Wing. They found...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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