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Gipson shines in Dallas return as UNM tops Air Force 45-40

DALLAS (AP) Teriyon Gipson rushed for 140 yards with a touchdown and caught a pass for another score, leading New Mexico to a 45-40 victory over Air Force on Saturday. Playing at the historic Cotton Bowl not far from his Dallas high school, Gipson ran 60 yards down the sideline on an option pitch to give the Lobos (3-3, 2-1 Mountain West) a 14-3 lead in the first quarter. New...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

New Mexico hands Air Force 2nd straight loss since Navy win

DALLAS (AP) Jalen Robinette and the Air Force Falcons haven't even led since a win over service academy rival Navy that had them unbeaten and maybe thinking about a national ranking. Now it's just about survival in the Mountain West Conference. Teriyon Gipson rushed for 140 yards with a touchdown and caught a pass for another score, leading New Mexico to a 45-40 victory over...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Air Force DB carted off field after hit in Hawaii game

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Air Force defensive back Jesse Washington was strapped to a stretcher and taken off the field on a cart after being tackled during an interception return Saturday against Hawaii. The senior was on the ground for several minutes early in the third quarter and was tended to by team medical personnel. He gave two thumbs up as he was taken off the field...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Backup QB Worthman leads Air Force past Fresno State 31-21

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Backup quarterback Arion Worthman ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns as an injury replacement to rally Air Force past Fresno State 31-21 on Friday night. Air Force (5-3, 2-3 Mountain West Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak, while Fresno State (1-8, 0-5) joined the 1929 Bulldogs as the only teams in school history to lose seven consecutive games...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Army hosts rival Air Force for Commander-in-Chief Trophy

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) There's a goat prancing on the front of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which is housed at the U.S. Naval Academy, and there's a falcon and mule itching to replace it. ''Just the pride and playing for that is a pretty big deal,'' Army coach Jeff Monken said. ''I don't know that there is a more important goal we have than winning the Commander-in-Chief's...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Worthman lifts Air Force over Army 31-12

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Arion Worthman passed for 195 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 63 yards and another score, and Air Force beat Army 31-12 on Saturday to win the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. The second leg of the round-robin competition between the three service academies ended with the Falcons claiming the prized hardware, emblematic of supremacy among the three schools...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Air Force beats NAIA-member McPherson College 88-71

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Hayden Graham scored 16 points and Air Force beat NAIA-member McPherson College 88-71 on Friday night. Air Force went on a 19-2 run in the first half to take control and led 45-31 at the break. Frank Toohey and Zach Kocur added 14 points apiece for Air Force (1-0). Graham was 7 of 11 from the field and grabbed five rebounds. The Falcons made 28 of...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

McVey's 4 TDs helps Air Force beat Colorado State 49-46

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Tim McVey scored four touchdowns, Air Force's porous defense forced a late fumble and the Falcons held off Colorado State 49-46 on Saturday night in the highest-scoring game of the rivalry. Colorado State receiver Michael Gallup hauled in a pass to convert a first down with around 1:25 remaining, only to have the ball stripped away by Falcons linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Van's 23 pts leads Air Force past Jacksonville 86-68

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Jacob Van scored 23 points on 7-for-9 shooting and had eight assists, and Trevor Lyons chipped in 15 points and six rebounds as Air Force defeated Jacksonville 86-68 Monday night. Hayden Graham made back-to-back 3s to put the Falcons up 11-8 with 13:59 left before halftime to give them a lead they would never surrender. Jacksonville's Tanner Rubio...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Worthman lifts Air Force over San Jose State 41-38

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Quarterback Arion Worthman rushed for 215 yards and threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Robinette with 32 seconds left as Air Force beat San Jose State 41-38 in Mountain West Conference play on Saturday night. The Spartans (3-8, 2-5) had apparently won the game when Jermaine Kelly recovered a fumble by Ronald Cleveland at the SJSU 1 with 1:39 left. But...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Air Force cruises to 87-62 win over Florida A&M

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Jacob Van scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Air Force to an 87-62 win over Florida A&M on Sunday. Frank Toohey added 15 points, hitting 9 for 11 from the free throw line, and Zach Kocur had 13 points with six rebounds and six assists for Air Force, which is 4-0 for the first time since the 2007-08 season. Air Force took control...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Toohey's 22 points powers Air Force past Stetson, 85-72

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Frank Toohey scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to power the Air Force Academy past Stetson, 85-72 on Tuesday night in a Savannah Invitational tournament home game. The Falcons' 5-0 to start to the season are off to their best start since 2012-13. Air Force travels to Savannah, Ga., for the final two games of the tournament after posting an...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnson, Williams lead Akron past Air Force 84-75

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Isaiah Johnson had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists, Josh Williams hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points and Akron beat Air Force 84-75 on Friday night in the Savannah Invitational. Johnson made 7 of 10 from the field and Antino Jackson scored 15 for the Zips, who have won four in a row. A 3-pointer by Jacob Van pulled Air Force within four with...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyson, White lead East Carolina to 70-63 win over Air Force

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) B.J. Tyson had 18 points and Caleb White added 15 as East Carolina knocked off Air Force 70-63 in the third place game of the Savannah Invitational on Saturday. Tyson made 7 of 14 field goal attempts and White nailed 3 of 6 from long range. The Pirates, who never trailed, were ahead 33-31 at the break and pushed that to 65-46 with 4:49 left in the game. Air...
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November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Former Air Force QB was over alcohol limit at crash

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit when he was killed in an August car crash. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2gVpiQL ) that Gwinnett County, Georgia, medical examiner Dr. Carol A. Terry says Dowis died from blunt-force...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Air Force's balanced attack upends Missouri St 83-70

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Frank Toohey scored 17 points and Hayden Graham and Zach Kocur each scored 16 to lead Air Force past Missouri State 83-70 in a Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge Series game on Saturday. Jarred Dixon and Alize Johnson made back-to-back jumpers bringing Missouri State to within 48-41 with 15:34 left in the game. Air Force proceeded to...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Air Force to face South Alabama in Arizona Bowl

Air Force (9-3, Mountain West) vs. South Alabama (6-6, Sun Belt), Dec. 30, 5:30 EST LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona TOP PLAYERS Air Force: RB Tim McVey, 667 yards rushing, 8.3 yards per carry, 10 TDs. South Alabama: QB Dallas Davis, 2,461 yards, 10 TDs, 11 INTs passing. NOTABLE Air Force is annually one of the nation's best rushing teams and finished fourth in the FBS this season...
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December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Air Force Falcons to play in Arizona Bowl against South Alabama

Air Force will play in the Arizona Bowl on Dec. 30, a destination that was viewed pretty much as a worse-case scenario in a stance that may change now that more information is available. The Falcons (9-3) will face South Alabama (6-6), and that is the matchup many experts predicted following San Diego State’s victory in the Mountain West Championship Game on Saturday night. Those...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
December 04, 2016

Johnson helps Colorado to 75-68 win over Air Force

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Xavier Johnson scored 14 points to lead five Colorado players in double figures, and the Buffaloes withstood some faulty foul shooting down the stretch to hold off Air Force 75-68 on Monday night. Freshman Deleon Brown scored eight of his 10 in the second half as the Buffaloes (9-3) extended their winning streak to seven in a row over Air Force. ...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Toohey scores 17, Air Force downs UC Davis 77-67

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Frank Toohey scored 17 points and Air Force held off UC Davis 77-67 on Thursday to end a three-game losing streak. Jacob Van and reserve Dane Norman added 13 points apiece for the Falcons (7-6), who hit 10 of 21 3-pointers while the Aggies (6-7) were 4 of 23 behind the arc. Air Force stretched a two-point halftime advantage to 16 with 13:30 to play...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Frank Toohey scores 17 as Air Force men’s basketball downs UC Davis

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — Frank Toohey scored 17 points and Air Force held off UC Davis 77-67 on Thursday to end a three-game losing streak. Jacob Van and reserve Dane Norman added 13 points apiece for the Falcons (7-6), who hit 10 of 21 3-pointers while the Aggies (6-7) were 4 of 23 behind the arc. Air Force stretched a two-point halftime advantage to 16 with 13:30 to play. The Falcons...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
December 22, 2016

Frank Toohey scores 17 as Air Force men’s basketball downs UC Davis

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — Frank Toohey scored 17 points and Air Force held off UC Davis 77-67 on Thursday to end a three-game losing streak. Jacob Van and reserve Dane Norman added 13 points apiece for the Falcons (7-6), who hit 10 of 21 3-pointers while the Aggies (6-7) were 4 of 23 behind the arc. Air Force stretched a two-point halftime advantage to 16 with 13:30 to play. The Falcons...
Via The Denver Post
December 22, 2016

Top golfers honor military at Patriot All-America

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) Ginger Gilbert-Ravella stood before the crowd, calmly describing the day her husband died. Major Troy Gilbert, a U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot, was killed in 2006 when his plane crashed in Iraq. Standing on a stage on a sunny desert day 10 years later, his widow talked about their five children, the normalcy of the day, the shock of answering the door to...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Wyoming beats Air Force 84-72 in Mountain West opener

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Alan Herndon scored 15 points with three blocks, Hayden Dalton scored 15 with four assists, and Wyoming used a big first half to beat Air Force 84-72 in Wednesday night's Mountain West Conference season opener. Leading by 15 at halftime, Jason McManamen hit a 3 amid a 9-1 run and Wyoming led 73-48 after making 14 of 35 3-pointers (40 percent). Dane Norman's...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

MBB Air Force Post Game Press Conference

Via Wyoming Cowboys Athletics
December 29, 2016
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