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Air Force, W. Michigan meet in Idaho Potato Bowl

There are a lot of similarities between Air Force and Western Michigan - two teams that have never faced each other before - and it begins with the resolve of their head coaches. P.J. Fleck and Troy Calhoun are nearly a generation apart in age. Calhoun graduated from Air Force (1989) the year Fleck, Western Michigan's second-year coach, turned 9. But while there's a gap in age, the...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Western Michigan vs. Air Force Capsule

Western Michigan (8-4, 6-2 Mid-American) vs. Air Force (9-3, 5-3 Mountain West), 5:45 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Air Force by 1. Series Record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE Western Michigan tries to finish off a remarkable turnaround season with its first bowl victory in school history. The Broncos went 1-11 in 2013, but were on the verge of playing in the MAC title game this season...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michign vs. Air Force betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will take place on Saturday when the Western Michigan Broncos take on the Air Force Falcons. Western Michigan (8-4) and Air Force (9-3) will each be looking to end their season with a win in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 5:45 pm ET from Bronco Stadium in Boise, ID. The Odds: Air Force is...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Air Force QB Kale Pearson could pass on winning legacy to Falcons

But Air Force needs to re-establish itself as perennial power.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
1 day ago

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview and Prediction: Western Michigan vs. Air Force

Two of the nation’s most improved teams – Air Force and Western Michigan – meet for the first time in program history in the...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Air Force quickly sells 3,500 tickets to Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Air Force has sold 3,500 tickets to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, a number that probably falls well short of its allotment.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
2 days ago

W. Michigan-Air Force Preview

With a combined three victories in 2013, fans of Air Force and Western Michigan probably didn't expect a return to the postseason to happen this quickly. The Falcons and Broncos are each coming off the best single-season turnarounds in the history of their programs and will meet Saturday in Boise for the 17th edition of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Air Force (9-3) is making its...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VMI picks Scott Wachenheim as next football coach

  Virginia Military Institute hired Virginia offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim as its football coach Sunday, hoping his Air Force Academy background will help turn around the Keydets. VMI has not had a winning season since the 1981 team finished 6-3-1. Athletic director David Diles said he was looking to meet three criteria in his search. ''First, we needed a coach with great...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yon leads Air Force past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 80-47

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Max Yon hit 5 of 8 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead Air Force past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 80-47 on Saturday. A layup by Trent Whiting pulled Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-8) within 11-9, but Air Force scored 20 of the next 24 and the Golden Lions never again threatened. Yon scored nine and Zach Moer had seven points during the decisive run. The Falcons...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force Coach Troy Calhoun Calls College Playoff System ‘Un-American’

There are plenty of critics of the new college football four-team playoff but Air Force coach Troy Calhoun may have come out with the strongest comments ever about it. Calhoun told the Colorado Springs Gazette that the four-team playoff is “un-American” and wants to see it moved to at least eight teams and hopefully 16 to let smaller conferences to have a chance. [photo: Justin...
Via COED
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun wants at least eight teams in playoff games

Calling it "un-American," Air Force coach Troy Calhoun minced no words in expressing his opinion of the four-team College Football Playoff.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
8 days ago

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds return for Daytona 500 flyover

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are set to provide the flyover for the 57th annual Daytona 500 in February. 
Via Shake and Bake
10 days ago  |  Discuss

World-Renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Perform Flyover for the 57th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22

For the fifth straight year, the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will provide the flyover for the 57thannual DAYTONA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener on Sunday, Feb. 22. The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will fly their signature “Delta” formation over the “World Center of Racing” during the finale of...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force Falcons await bowl status of QB Kale Pearson

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun remained uncertain Monday about the playing status of senior quarterback Kale Pearson, two days before the Falcons were to resume practice for their Dec. 20 game against Western Michigan (8-4) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
11 days ago

Yon, Air Force shoot past Nebraska-Omaha, 77-61

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Max Yon pumped in 21 points and Marek Olesinski added another 16 as Air Force cruised past Nebraska-Omaha 77-61 Monday night. Air Force now has won back-to-back games after dropping two in a row on the road at Colorado (68-53) and at Texas Tech (63-62). The Falcons are undefeated (4-0) at home. The Falcons (5-3) shot a crisp 54 percent from the field...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force to face W. Michigan in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Air Force of the Mountain West Conference will face Western Michigan of the Mid-American Conference in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The matchup was announced on Sunday. Air Force (9-3, 5-3 MWC) finished with five wins in its final six games. The Falcons were unbeaten in non-conference play and feature one of the top running attacks in the country averaging nearly...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force invited to Potato Bowl against Western Michigan

Air Force has been invited to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and will face Western Michigan University, according to ESPN.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
12 days ago

Harvick pays tribute to military during visit to Nellis Air Force Base

In a massive hangar that houses the fighter jets flown by the Thunderbirds, against the backdrop of a gigantic American flag reminiscent of George C. Scott’s monologue in the movie “Patton,” Kevin Harvick fielded questions from a group of enthusiastic NASCAR fans. But this was no ordinary fan engagement. Those asking Harvick about everything from the final laps at Homestead...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force cruises past Grambling State 59-34

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Matt Mooney scored 11 points and Justin Hammonds added 10 as Air Force stretched a single-digit first-half lead and beat cold-shooting Grambling State 59-34 on Wednesday night. Hammonds led with nine rebounds as the Falcons (4-3) out-rebounded Grambling 47-28. Mooney shot 4 of 7 from the floor, while Air Force shot 37.7 percent overall. Grambling State...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

P.S. on Colorado State coach Jim McElwain's initial $7.5 million buyout

Colorado State Rams head coach Jim McElwain looks on before taking on the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
18 days ago

Netflix Announces Season 3 For House Of Cards

Netflix has announced that it’s popular drama House of Cards will be returning for its third season on Friday, February 27, 2015. The announcement consists of a short video posted to Twitter, which features Frank and his wife Claire ascending stairs onto Air Force One, followed by the date. A special message from the White House. https://t.co/YxFcHfA5qy — House of Cards (...
Via Geeks and Cleats
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Armed Forces Bowl prefers to invite Air Force Falcons

The Armed Forces Bowl wants Air Force to be one of its teams this winter, but it's not certain if enough strings can be pulled to bring the Falcons to Fort Worth, Texas, to play in the Jan.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
19 days ago

Texas Tech rallies to beat Air Force

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech guard Robert Turner remembers when his former team, New Mexico Junior College, blew a 16-point lead en route to a loss in its second-round NJCAA national championship tournament game last March. So when the Red Raiders trailed by 19 points with 13 minutes remaining and nine points with 2:40 left Sunday, he didn't worry. He figured his team could...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force-Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Devaugntah Williams scored a career-high 21 points to lead Texas Tech to a 63-62 home win against Air Force on Sunday afternoon. The Red Raiders (4-1) trailed by 19 points, 46-27, with 13 minutes left but went on a 25-10 run over the next 8:37 to cut the deficit to four points, 56-52, with 4:23 remaining. The Falcons (3-3) went on a 6-1 run to extend their lead...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Thanks to Boise State, CSU Rams' loss to Air Force didn't change much

Dee Hart is stopped on pivotal fourth-down play. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)Yes, I get that Colorado State's loss at Air Force Friday was disappointing for Rams' partisans.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
20 days ago
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