AIR FORCE FALCONS NEWS

Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) A wing apparently malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crash killed a retired Air Force pilot from California during qualification heats of the Reno National Championship Air Races in Nevada last week, according to a preliminary crash report. Portions of the right wing separated from the Backovich GP-5 dubbed ''Sweet Dreams'' before the aircraft...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pearson powers Air Force past Georgia State, 48-38

ATLANTA (AP) Kale Pearson threw two touchdown passes and added two scoring runs to lead Air Force past Georgia State 48-38 on Saturday. Pearson threw touchdown passes of 37 and 22 yards to Garrett Brown. Jacobi Owens ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns for Air Force (2-1). Pearson completed 12 of 15 passes for 224 yards to add balance to the Falcons' option attack, which began...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wyoming hosts Air Force for first time since spat

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) The last time Air Force visited Wyoming, there was an ugly scene after the game when the two coaches met on the field. While the confrontation two years ago might be on some people's minds, Falcons coach Troy Calhoun says it'll have nothing to do with what happens Saturday. After Air Force won 28-27 in 2012, Wyoming coach Dave Christensen berated Calhoun...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
13 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR's Chase Qualifier to Visit Homestead Air Reserve Base Sept. 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. A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver who is qualified to compete in the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will visit the Base, a fully combat-ready Air Force military unit...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
19 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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. ...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

How to join the Fantasy Fox's 'Philanthropist' football league

Here are the parameters for securing an invitation to the only Philanthropist Football League of 2014, with our 16-team, standard-scoring draft taking place at 8:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Aug. 26. At some point during the 30-minute window of 7-7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 20, I will Tweet "Let me hear ya" to my followers (and Twitter Nation, in general) ... and the first...
Via Fox Sports South
27 days ago  |  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

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...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Thompson talks Navy offer

Navy came in with a surprise offer for Nolan Thompson, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound wide receiver who was a key component in the Huntington Beach (Calif.) High School run to a state sectional championship in 2013. Thompson had previously been offered by Air Force and San Diego before hearing the good news from the Midshipman coaching staff.
Via navy.scout.com
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Sportsvault Is Where Your Fantasy Football League Money Should Go

These guys got the right idea— Photo Credit: US Air Force Just call me Shill-bonell. That’s because your boy is taking time from giving you pearl necklaces of fantasy wisdom to inform you of Sportsvault and all its greatness. Sportsvault.net is the only site you should consider for collecting, holding, and distributing your fantasy football league money. Why? YOU DON’T HAVE...
Via Sons of Roto
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee linebacker talks Navy camp

Weston Roundtree has been busy this summer. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker tells GoMids.com he's been to 11 different states in the last 22 days, including a campus visit to the U.S. Naval Academy. From Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, Tenn., Roundtree holds offers from Navy, Air Force, and five others after a big junior season.
Via navy.scout.com
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Serevi RugbyTown Sevens tournament returns

GLENDALE, Colo. — For the third-straight year, RugbyTown USA will be host to the Serevi RugbyTown Sevens tournament (Aug. 15-17) as 17 teams from around the world come to Infinity Park in Glendale to compete for a $10,000 winner-take-all purse and an automatic bid to compete in the Bayley’s Fiji Coral Coast Sevens tournament in November. This year’s confirmed slate of teams...
Via Mile High Sports
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mission Revival

It’s hard to look at the final game of the Air Force Falcons 2013 season and not view it as the low point in the Troy Calhoun era. The game in Fort Collins against surging Colorado State would be the last one of the season for AFA regardless of the outcome, marking the first time in Calhoun’s tenure that his team failed to qualify for a bowl game after six straight appearances...
Via Mile High Sports
August 05, 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

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 Bloguin Best
August 04, 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
Air Force News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

WATCH: Barkley bounces first pitch

Brandon Marshall calls out ESPN

Starks confirms hip-hop urban legend

Castillo 'likely' to debut Wednesday

Nike pulls Peterson merchandise

Stanton posts pic of horrific injury

WATCH: Kemp, Puig argue in dugout

Minnesota governor: Suspend Peterson

Tim Duncan to appear in ‘Punisher’ comic

10 takeaways from NFL Week 2

Broncos fans really dislike Phil Simms

Chris Davis helps flip truck on highway

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.