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Brazil Wants to Shoot Down Planes Flying Over World Cup

Brazil is not playing around when it comes to them hosting the World Cup. They have enforced a no-fly zone within “four nautical mile radius” of the twelve World Cup stadiums. They currently have a law stating that unresponsive planes cannot be shot down over populated areas. However, Brazil is hoping and looking to change that. As the law currently stands, unresponsive planes...
Via BlackSportsOnline
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kale Pearson and his repaired knee should start at QB for Air Force

Kale Pearson wants to make an announcement to all those wondering about Air Force's starting quarterback position. "This is my senior year, and this is going to be my job," Pearson said Wednesday a few minutes after watching the Falcons engage in a spirited, and sloppy, scrimmage at District 20 Stadium. Pearson believes a struggling Air Force football program needs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Chope says charges were 'sensationalized,' understands UFC release

The UFC fighter released Sunday after a report detailed his discharge from the Air Force for repeated spousal abuse says not all the accusations were true, but he took a plea deal for a shorter sentence.
Via FOXSports.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force football looks for improvement with O-coordinator Mike Thiessen

Offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen isn't just looking for Air Force to be better this fall. The former Falcons quarterback is looking for Air Force to show dramatic improvement from last season's 2-10 record, the worst in Academy history. "Coming off the season we had, 3-9 would be better, but that's not enough," Thiessen said. "Our expectations aren...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Fowler Rocks A New Mustache

Rickie Fowler hasn’t grown a mustache of note for a couple years now, but his new Tour Trusty Cobra wedge is now sporting a magnificent one.Mustache on my #TourTrusty @cobragolf…@PUMAGolf Fall '14 campaign shoot pic.twitter.com/Zpc5hyyvya— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowlerPGA) March 17, 2014Could it be in honor of the faux ‘stache worn by golf-course enforcer Dick Fowler,...
Via Back9Network
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Updates On Eve Torres & Curt Hawkins, Rhodes Family DVD?

– Former WWE Diva Eve Torres was at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this past week. She was there certifying 100 instructors into the Gracie Self Defense System. – Dusty Rhodes is currently working on a Rhodes Family WWE DVD. No word on a release date as of this writing. – As previously reported here on the website, current WWE star Curt Hawkins is opening a wrestling school...
Via WZR Online
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald flies with the US Air Force Thunderbirds

(Photo courtesy of @AZCardinals Twitter) While the Arizona Cardinals were busy signing new teammate Ted Ginn, Jr, the team’s All Pro wide receiver was busy visiting Airmen at the Luke Air Force Base in just outside of Glendale, Arizona. After a visit with the troops and a question and answer session with the media, Fitzgerald headed out the to flightline where he met the United...
Via Down and Distance
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired Air Force Sgt. flies to Germany to adopt his service GSD

Retired Air Force Sgt. David Simpson of Mulberry, Fla flew to Germany to adopt his service dog, a GSD named 'Robby.' [Bartstool]**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona baseball overcomes early deficit to defeat Air Force

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Scott Kingery and Zach Gibbons had three hits apiece to pace the University of Arizona baseball team to a 10-2 victory over Air Force as the Wildcats completed a two-game midweek sweep Wednesday afternoon at Hi Corbett Field. The sophomore duo of Kingery and Gibbons combined to hit 6-for-9 with four runs scored and one run batted in for the Wildcats, overcame an...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Fresno State vs Air Force

The Fresno State Bulldogs and the Air Force Falcons face off in the 7/10 matchup of the Mountain West Tournament's first round on Wednesday. Fresno State won both previous meetings over AFA by a home score of 71-65 and a road margin of 68-51. Bulldog Playbook breaks down how Fresno State and Air Force match up in the first round.
Via fresnostate.scout.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona baseball cruises to 14-2 win over Air Force

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona baseball team benefitted from sloppy play by Air Force to score seven first-inning runs, and freshman pitcher Morgan Earman threw eight strong innings on the mound as the Wildcats won the first game of a two-game midweek series by a score of 14-2 on Tuesday evening at Hi Corbett Field. Arizona (9-9) jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning when it...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries at cornerback have Air Force exploring depth

Jordan Mays entered his final round of spring practices at Air Force expecting to return as a backup safety. He did not figure he'd be lining up as a starting cornerback. Injuries to projected starters Justin DeCoud and Gavin McHenry have left the Falcons scrambling at cornerback, sliding Mays over from free safety and rotating freshman Roland Latipo and sophomore Kalon Baker...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Crown Royal to rename 2014 Brickyard 400 after an American hero

Packages From Home Founder Kathleen Lewis presents a group of airmen from Luke Air Force Base with tickets to this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race on behalf of Crown Royal. Imagine seeing your name all over one of the country’s largest sports venues, and having an event officially renamed in your honor. For the eighth year, Crown Royal will make that dream a reality,...
Via Magic Basketball Online
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force holds on to edge Wyoming 55-53

Tre' Coggins scored 20 points and Max Yon added 14, including two late go-ahead free throws, as Air Force held on for a 55-53 win over Wyoming on Tuesday. Nathan Sobey had 18 points to pace Wyoming (17-11, 8-7 Mountain West), while Jerron Granberry added 14 and Josh Adams 11. Air Force (11-15, 5-10) won for only the second time in 10 games. Yon's two free throws with 2...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Thiessen sees nothing new in offensive coordinator role he now holds by himself

So, what does senior tailback Jon Lee think of Air Force's switch to Mike Thiessen as the lone offensive coordinator? "I always thought he was the sole coordinator," said Lee, clearly unaware that a change had taken place. Thiessen, who has been part of a three-headed co-coordinator team for five years, was given the solo job in a paring down of coaching titles this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Rim: Nevada at Air Force

Two teams, the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Air Force Falcons, will matchup for the second time this season. Nevada won the first matchup in Reno 69-56 in OT, so the struggling Falcons will seek revenge.
Via nevada.scout.com
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force football closes the book on last season as spring practice begins

Events that occurred between Aug. 31 and Nov. 30 were a taboo subject as Air Force began spring football practice on Wednesday. "It's 2014," safety Christian Spears said. "We don't have much to say about last year." The Falcons' 2-10 season was one in which almost all that can go wrong, did go wrong. A young roster was slow to develop, the team cycled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force Falcons begin spring football practice with strength in mind

It's not surprising that strength is the first thing Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun is asking for in the process of leaving behind the worst record in the academy's 57-year history. The Falcons finished 2-10 overall (0-7 Mountain West) last fall and began spring practice Wednesday trying to begin the road back to winning seasons. "We will be a stronger team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons shake up responsibilities for football coaching staff

Titles and responsibilities received a thorough makeover as Air Force released its new coaching roster in advance of the beginning of spring practice. Mike Thiessen will take over as the sole offensive coordinator - a position he split with three others last year - and Steve Russ will be the defensive coordinator. The major position shifts include Matt Weikert from defensive line...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Proposed rule change has landed Air Force coach Calhoun in national spotlight

Two years ago, when Troy Calhoun took over as chair of the college football rules committee, his wife, Amanda, had one question for him - why would you do that? On Tuesday, as Calhoun faced national media over what has become a firestorm of controversy over the "10-second rule" that his committee has proposed, it was easy to tell he wished he had listened to his wife....
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

DeLovell Earls playing starter's minutes in a reserve role

DeLovell Earls made it clear when he returned from a leg injury that he desperately wanted to return to the starting spot he earned last season. That hasn't happened, but unlike last year Earls is playing starters' minutes. In two road games this past week, the junior co-captain showed his value now that he seems fully healthy and fully accepting of his role as the sixth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chairman backtracks on slowdown proposal

Troy Calhoun is willing to take measures to slow down college offenses, but only if he sees hard evidence that defending an up-tempo offense creates genuine health risks, the Air Force coach and NCAA Football Rules Committee chairman says.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Coggins held to 9 points in 64-56 loss to SDSU

The Air Force Falcons could have used a little more of Tre' Coggins against No. 5 San Diego State on Saturday night. Coggins was held to nine points, nearly seven below his average, as the Aztecs beat the Falcons 64-56. Coggins had scored 29 points in a home loss to SDSU on Jan. 13. ''They were really on him,'' Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich said. ''...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force-San Diego St. Preview

San Diego State is getting ready for Saturday night's visit from Mountain West rival Air Force, hoping its defense is back on track. It wasn't on Tuesday when Wyoming snapped the fifth-ranked Aztecs' 20-game winning streak. Wyoming shot almost 58 percent in downing the Aztecs 68-62. The Cowboys converted the highest percentage of shots of an SDSU opponent this season...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Helping A Real Hero: The Daniel Meyer Story

The Greek historian Plutarch once said, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” In other words, your brain is only as powerful as you make it. Often, people complain about the smallest things in life and forget to realize the things they do have. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve done it myself. We get so wrapped up into things going on in our...
Via Back9Network
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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