AIR FORCE FALCONS NEWS

Jalen Robinette both a cadet and NFL hopeful

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) Except for the few who already have donned cap and gown, most of the 330 prospects heading to the NFL Combine next week have put their pursuits of a college degree on hold so they can focus on their football futures. They've traded campus life for high-tech gyms where they're trimming milliseconds off their 40-yard dashes and three-cone drills and facing...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Air Force WR Jalen Robinette blazes unique trail en route to NFL combine

It started with one layer of round weights, but it quickly became two, topped by another layer of plywood boxes for added inches. Two trainers anchored the strand-board base, like they had so many times before, as the 56-inch stack of stuff sat firmly in the middle of Landow Performance training facility in Centennial. A crowd gathered round, eyes peering between power racks and...

Air Force WR Jalen Robinette blazes unique trail en route to NFL combine

It started with one layer of round weights, but it quickly became two, topped by another layer of plywood boxes for added inches. Two trainers anchored the strand-board base, like they had so many times before, as the 56-inch stack of stuff sat firmly in the middle of Landow Performance training facility in Centennial. A crowd gathered round, eyes peering between power racks and...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Led by Hayden Graham, Air Force men’s basketball beats UNLV

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — Hayden Graham had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Air Force ended a six-game losing streak with an 81-58 win over UNLV on Wednesday night. The Falcons (11-17, 4-11 Mountain West) led 38-28 at the break and had their largest lead at 75-48 with 5:05 left. Graham reached his 500th career rebound, and with 1,000 points already, become the eighth player in Air Force...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Led by Hayden Graham, Air Force men’s basketball beats UNLV

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — Hayden Graham had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Air Force ended a six-game losing streak with an 81-58 win over UNLV on Wednesday night. The Falcons (11-17, 4-11 Mountain West) led 38-28 at the break and had their largest lead at 75-48 with 5:05 left. Graham reached his 500th career rebound, and with 1,000 points already, become the eighth player in Air Force...

Air Force beats UNLV 81-58

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Hayden Graham had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Air Force ended a six-game losing streak with an 81-58 win over UNLV on Wednesday night. The Falcons (11-17, 4-11 Mountain West) led 38-28 at the break and had their largest lead at 75-48 with 5:05 left. Graham reached his 500th career rebound, and with 1,000 points already, become the eighth player...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Erik Jones flies with Thunderbirds ahead of Daytona 500

As if the anticipation of his inaugural Daytona 500 wasn’t enough for Erik Jones, the driver of Furniture Row Racing’s No. 77 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry prepared for the 59th running of the Great American Race by experiencing a completely unique sensation of speed, horsepower, g-forces, and patriotism: a flight with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Jones, 20, and fellow...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones fly with Air Force Thunderbirds around Daytona

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

San Jose State beat Air Force 83-78 in overtime

The Spartans looked to start a new winning streak after losing 77-59 to the Bulldogs Wednesday night. The San Jose State Spartans beat the Air Force Falcons 83-78 in overtime at the Event Center Saturday afternoon. The Spartans edged the Falcons 89-85 in the first meeting of the season. However, this time around, San Jose State found themselves trailing in the first half and were...
Via Mountain West Connection
5 days ago

Military plane incident delays men's giant slalom at worlds

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) An incident involving a Swiss military airplane delayed the second run in the men's giant slalom at the world ski championships on Friday. A low-flying Swiss Air Force monoplane taking part in a formation training exercise struck the cable of a moving overhead television camera set to film racers on the lower section of the course. Swiss broadcasters...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force made money by giving up home game to play in Cotton Bowl

Giving up a home game for Air Force made them money. When Air Force announced it was giving up a home game to play New Mexico in the Cotton Bowl in 2016 it seemed like a very odd choice, and the attendance proved that the game was out of place with the low turn out. Despite the number of people attending Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton was pleased with the outcome. “We...
Via Mountain West Connection
8 days ago

Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Watch: Air Force WR Jalen Robinette

Scouting Report for Steelers Draft target, Air Force WR Jalen Robinette. While many expect Pittsburgh to focus heavily on the defense, here is an offensive prospect to keep an eye on as a potential Steelers Draft target. Air Force WR Jalen Robinette hasn’t received much hype yet, but I believe he is one of the more interesting WRs […] Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Watch: Air Force...
Via Still Curtain
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oliver scores 25 to help Nevada rebound at Air Force, 78-59

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Cameron Oliver scored 25 points with 15 rebounds and Nevada defeated Air Force 78-59 on Wednesday night. Oliver was 9-for-12 shooting and went 5 for 5 at the line as the Wolf Pack rebounded from a Sunday loss to San Diego State and now trail Colorado State by a half-game in the Mountain West Conference. D.J. Fenner scored 15 points for Nevada (20...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nevada Basketball: Wolf Pack look to end road woes as they face Air Force

Nevada is looking to erase a pair of ugly road losses on Wednesday night as they travel to face the Air Force Falcons. Coming off a 14-point loss on the road to San Diego State on Sunday, the Nevada Wolf Pack (19-6, 8-4) are on the road again as they face the Air Force Falcons (10-15, 3-9) on Wednesday night. The Wolf Pack are looking to snap a two-game road losing streak as they...
Via Mountain West Connection
9 days ago

This Group of Five playoff thing has some legs

Catch up with the Mountain West news you may have missed. Catch up with the Mountain West news you may have missed. So..... a Group of Five playoff might have some legs There was a conference call on Tuesday and the main topic was to be surrounding a potential playoff from a Group of Five teams. Yet, there is no consensus from all of the leagues to make this happen. Rocky Long on...
Via Mountain West Connection
9 days ago

Daily Hike: Will Air Force have two players taken in the NFL Draft?

Catch up on all of the Mountain West news you may have missed Catch up on all of the Mountain West news you may have missed Air Force’s Weston Steelhammer could be drafted Falcons wide receiver Jalen Robinette is going to be drafted, and could be the first Mountain West player off the board. Safety Weston Steelhammer has options and could be selected. “Overall, Weston Steelhammer...
Via Mountain West Connection
10 days ago

Grambling State sets 2018 opener at UL Lafayette

(STATS) - Grambling State will open the 2018 season with a first-ever meeting against instate opponent UL Lafayette at Cajun Field. Grambling State went 11-1 last season, losing only to Arizona while winning the SWAC title and the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl to finish 16th in the STATS FCS Top 25. The Tigers will kick off the 2017 season at Tulane.
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

HIGHLIGHTS: DU men’s lacrosse opens season with big win over Air Force

Read this story at DenverPioneers.com The University of Denver men’s lacrosse program took a 14-6 win over Air Force in the Pioneers’ 2017 opener on Saturday afternoon in front of the 33rd sellout (14th straight) at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. 2016 Tewaaraton Finalist Connor Cannizzaro led DU (1-0) with six points behind four goals and a pair of helpers, while freshman...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago

Royal Navy rescues 14 crew from stricken yacht in Atlantic

LONDON (AP) Britain's Royal Navy says a warship has rescued 14 sailors after their racing yacht lost its mast, leaving them stranded in the mid- Atlantic. Britain's Coast Guard received a mayday signal from the 60-foot (18-meter) Clyde Challenger late Thursday. Royal Air Force and U.S. Air Force planes helped search for the yacht, and a passing chemical tanker attempted a rescue...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Denver lacrosse wins season opener against Air Force

The Pioneers won their season opener 14-6, against Air Force on Feb. 11, 2017 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Connor Cannizzaro led the Pioneers with four goals and two assists, while Ethan Walker had three goals and two assists and Jeremy Bosher scored three times.
Via The Denver Post
12 days ago

PHOTOS: Denver lacrosse wins season opener against Air Force

The Pioneers won their season opener 14-6, against Air Force on Feb. 11, 2017 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Connor Cannizzaro led the Pioneers with four goals and two assists, while Ethan Walker had three goals and two assists and Jeremy Bosher scored three times.

Experienced Pioneers and high-flying Falcons set to face off

The Denver Pioneers entered last season’s NCAA tournament ranked as the No. 2 overall team. In their first game, they met a disappointing end to their year with a loss to the Towson Tigers. Now, the Pioneers are ranked third overall, with their first game against the 17th ranked Air Force Academy Falcons coming on Saturday. The Falcons are coming off of a win over a Duke team...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago

New Mexico pulls away from Air Force 74-67

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Sam Logwood scored 17 points and New Mexico beat Air Force 74-67 on Wednesday night for the Falcons' third straight loss. Neither team led by more than six after six lead changes until Aher Uguak's 3-point play on the heels of Dane Kuiper's back-to-back 3-pointers put the Lobos up 60-53 with 9:44 left to play. Frank Toohey hit a layup and Air Force...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force’s Jalen Robinette earns NFL Combine invite

Another Mountain West player earns an invite to the combine. Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette has blown up since the season ended by earning an East-West Shrine invite and then a the Senior Bowl came calling. At bowl All-Star bowl games Robinette was impressive to scouts and that also led to multiple mock drafts have Robinette going in the second round. Now, he is heading...
Via Mountain West Connection
16 days ago

Super Bowl LI, Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots: Who should Mountain West fans root for?

HEY! Today is the Super Bowl, who are you cheering on. If you are a New England Patriots or Atlanta Falcons fan we thank you for the click and move on since you have a team to root for in Super Bowl LI. Here is how America is rooting for the Big Game. And since this is a Mountain West website, lets look at what former members of the league who could be getting a ring. Atlanta Falcons...
Via Mountain West Connection
19 days ago
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