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...
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,...
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...
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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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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.
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. ''...
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21 days ago
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...
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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...
Max Yon made two free throws after his steal with 10 seconds left and Air Force survived two San Jose 3-pointers in the closing seconds to hold on for a 51-48 win Wednesday night.
The Falcons (10-13, 4-8 Mountain West Conference) scored the last four points of the game after the Spartans (6-18, 0-12) used an 11-1 run to take a 48-47 lead on a Dylan Alexander basket with 2:58 to...
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24 days ago
It was a rough year for head coach Troy Calhoun and his Air Force squad in 2013. The Falcons failed to win a Mountain West conference game and Calhoun, the first graduate to become head coach, had the lowest offense production in seven seasons as head coach (24.7 points per game), and the defense also gave up the most points per game (40.0) since Calhoun took over in 2007. What&...
Fort Wayne Dwenger QB Mike Fiacable headed to Air Force Academy,
The Buffs are set to add another offensive playmaker, but it could be awhile before he hits the field.
Buffstampede.com editor Adam Munsterteiger reports today that former Air Force quarterback and Aurora native Jaleel Awini intends to transfer to the University of Colorado. Awini left the academy in January after being suspended in September for unspecified conduct...
Here is the Air Force recruiting class as pieced together by The Gazette. The academy is not allowed to release a list of players who have committed (they don’t technically sign on “Signing Day”), so this is cobbled together from various recruting sites like Rivals, Scout and 247sports as well as social media and other sources.
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J.J Avila scored 20 points and Jon Octeus added 18 as Colorado State rallied back from a 10-point deficit to beat Air Force 68-56 on Saturday afternoon.
Octeus' first 3-pointer of the game snapped a tie with 3:39 to play. His second 3-pointer 1:44 later stretched the lead to 62-53.
Colorado State led at the 15:16 mark of the first half and then trailed by as much as 10 points...
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28 days ago
Austin (Texas) Lake Travis defensive lineman Zach Davies goes in-depth on signing with Air Force...
Bulldog Playbook breaks down how Fresno State and Air Force match up in Wednesday's game. Fresno State won the first meeting 71-65.
Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun has added new assistants Ron Vanderlinden and Tim Cross to his staff.
Titles and coaching assignments haven't been determined.
Vanderlinden joins the Falcons after 13 years at Penn State, where he coached linebackers, and Cross joins Air Force after spending the last three years as strength and conditioning coach at Texas. Before that,...
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February 03, 2014
Jerry Evans Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Nevada survived a second half Air Force rally to win 69-56 in overtime Saturday.
Taking a 31-18 advantage into the break, Nevada (12-10, 7-2 Mountain West) went cold early in the second half as the Falcons stormed back with a 21-7 run to take its first lead of the game on a Kamryn Williams layup that made it 39-38 with...
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February 01, 2014
The Air Force Falcons come to Reno on a three game losing streak, and
to make things worse, their leading scorer Tre’ Coggins did not make
the trip. The Nevada Wolf Pack on the other hand look to remain hot in
the Mountain West.