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New policy eases Army, Navy, Air Force players’ path to the NFL

Football players at the three service academies — Army, Navy and Air Force — haven’t always had a direct path to the NFL. Some, like Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach, have had to serve in active duty for five years before playing pro football. Others, like former Raiders running back Napoleon McCallum, have been…
Via Pro Football Talk
12 days ago

Joe Scott, former University of Denver basketball coach, hired at Holy Cross

After 16 years as a head coach in Division I college basketball, Joe Scott is joining Bill Carmody’s coaching staff at Holy Cross as an assistant coach. Carmody made the announcement Monday, saying Scott would join his staff June 1. Scott was let go at the University of Denver after the 2015-16 season. His nine DU teams posted a 146-132 overall record, shared the Western Athletic...
Via The Denver Post
13 days ago

Joe Scott, former University of Denver basketball coach, hired at Holy Cross

After 16 years as a head coach in Division I college basketball, Joe Scott is joining Bill Carmody’s coaching staff at Holy Cross as an assistant coach. Carmody made the announcement Monday, saying Scott would join his staff June 1. Scott was let go at the University of Denver after the 2015-16 season. His nine DU teams posted a 146-132 overall record, shared the Western Athletic...

Joe Scott, former University of Denver coach, hired at Holy Cross

After 16 years as a head coach in Division I college basketball, Joe Scott is joining Bill Carmody’s coaching staff at Holy Cross as an assistant coach. Carmody made the announcement Monday, saying Scott would join his staff June 1. Scott was let go at the University of Denver after the 2015-16 season. His nine DU teams posted a 146-132 overall record, shared the Western Athletic...
Via The Denver Post
13 days ago

New Air Force policy eliminates two-year military requirement for athletes

When it comes to the military academies on the football field, they don’t get a ton of love from some recruits because of requirements after school is over. Now, it looks like Air Force is going to make a big impact going into the 2016 season. This week, they announced that football players and any other athletes looking to pursue a career in professional sports will not have to...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike Air Force 1 High iD

As part of this summer’s Unlimited Glory pack on NIKEiD, you can customize the Nike Air Force 1 High with metal colorways of Gold, Silver and Red Bronze, and add PID options like text, country icons and UN country codes. The post Nike Air Force 1 High iD appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
18 days ago

Nike Air Force 1 Mid iD

As part of this summer’s Unlimited Glory pack on NIKEiD, you can customize the Nike Air Force 1 Mid with metal colorways of Gold, Silver and Red Bronze, and add PID options like text, country icons and UN country codes. The post Nike Air Force 1 Mid iD appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
18 days ago

Nike Air Force 1 Low iD

As part of this summer’s Unlimited Glory pack on NIKEiD, you can customize the Nike Air Force 1 Low with metal colorways of Gold, Silver and Red Bronze, and add PID options like text, country icons and UN country codes. The post Nike Air Force 1 Low iD appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
18 days ago

Derek Jeter gets apology from Air Force over Facebook post

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The U.S. Air Force has apologized to Derek Jeter after an active-duty member posted a photo on Facebook of a citation issued to the retired New York Yankee shortstop for boating in a restricted area near MacDill Air Force Base. Jeter, who lives on Tampa's Davis Island, was stopped by Air Force security forces on July 4 and ticketed $250 plus a $30 processing fee...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A 20-year Air Force veteran could just become college basketball's next star head coach

It all started 20 years ago at the Boo Williams Invitational in Hampton, Virginia. On a sweltering summer day, the gymnasium at Holland Hall hosted the top AAU players in the country and an audience that included some of the biggest names in college coach. Mike Krzyzewski was there. So too, were John Thompson and Dean Smith. And David Grace. "It got to be about 11 p.m.," Grace, who...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

A 20-year Air Force veteran could just become college basketball's next star head coach

It all started 20 years ago at the Boo Williams Invitational in Hampton, Virginia. On a sweltering summer day, the gymnasium at Holland Hall hosted the top AAU players in the country and an audience that included some of the biggest names in college coach. Mike Krzyzewski was there. So too, were John Thompson and Dean Smith. And David Grace. "It got to be about 11 p.m.," Grace, who...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Force coach Chris Gobrecht on Pat Summitt: “She was very, very generous”

Count Chris Gobrecht among those checking for frequent updates on Pat Summitt, as the longtime Tennessee women’s basketball coaching legend has apparently entered the final stages of a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. “I think all of us are really shocked,” said Gobrecht, the Air Force women’s basketball coach. “We know Alzheimer’s is no joke, but gosh, that’s a really...

Defense Department says Air Force Academy lax in reporting

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) The U.S. Defense Department has released a report criticizing a former leader of the Air Force Academy but saying he didn't impede an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and drug use by football players. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported (http://tinyurl.com/ju2hyom ) that the Pentagon's inspector general found that former superintendent...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

DOD: Air Force Academy didn’t adequately probe sex assault allegations

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — The Defense Department has released a report on allegations that the Air Force Academy did not adequately investigate allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct by football players. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the Pentagon’s inspector general found that a former Air Force Academy boss hindered an investigation into athlete misconduct by shielding...

CU Buffs add future football games, move up Air Force rivalry to 2019

The Colorado-Air Force football rivalry will resume one year earlier than planned. The Buffaloes and Falcons, who last met in 1974, moved their scheduled 2020 game up to 2019. CU also moved a game against Fresno State, originally set for 2019, to 2020. In addition, CU and longtime Big Seven, Big Eight and Big 12 rival Kansas State will resume play with a home-and-home series, with...

Cover 9@9: Falcons’ projected training camp depth chart

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins (32) runs drill during their NFL football practice Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) 1. Projected Training Camp Depth Chart. We’ve had some time to reflect on all of the interviews with head coach Dan Quinn, the coordinators and the position coaches over the past few weeks. While the coaches continue...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
June 22, 2016

President Obama stays on Air Force One to watch end of NBA Finals

Not everyone would be allowed to stay on an airplane for 10 minutes to watch the end of a basketball game. Then again, not everyone is the president. Barack Obama remained on Air Force One for 10 minutes after the plane landed Sunday so he could watch the end of Game 7 of the NBA Finals, according to Fox Sports. The First Family was returning from a vacation in Yosemite. It’s no...
Via The Sports Daily
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

President Obama stays aboard Air Force One to watch end of NBA Finals

President Obama is a huge sports fan. And he loves his hoops. How much?The President and the First Family were returning from a vacation in Yosemite on Sunday. Air Force One's landing came just as Game 7 of the NBA Finals was concluding. The plane landed at Joint Base Andrews with two minutes left in Cleveland's 93-89 victory.Rather than miss the thrilling finish, the President opted...
Via Fox Sports
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

President Obama hangs back on Air Force One to watch Game 7 finish

We’ve all been there. You’re in the car, listening to the end of the game. Or you’re streaming it on your phone, but your break at work is ending. Do you hang around and watch, or do you give up on the game? Well, if you’re the President, you just chill out on Air Force One until the end, as President Obama did on Sunday night for Game 7 of the NBA Finals: WH confirms...
Via The Comeback
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

The Springfield Thunderbirds are the newest AHL team, unveil sharp logo

The off-season AHL shuffle began in April when the Springfield Falcons were purchased by the Arizona Coyotes, their parent club, and relocated to Tucson. One month later, Springfield once again had AHL hockey when the Portland Pirates were sold and subsequent moved to Massachusetts. And less than one month after the Pirates relocation was announced, the new Springfield franchise...
Via The Hockey News
June 16, 2016

Air Force Academy junior Griffin Jax drafted by Minnesota Twins in third round

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — The Minnesota Twins called Griffin Jax’s name in the third round of the MLB draft Friday, setting up a series of major decisions for the Air Force junior right-handed pitcher. Jax, who graduated from Cherry Creek High School, will now have to decide whether or not to sign with the Twins, and if he does, he’ll have to figure out what that means — and...

Jax vying to be first Air Force player in MLB

Considering no player from the Air Force Academy has played in the Majors, Twins scouting director Deron Johnson knows the challenge that lies ahead for their third-round pick, Griffin Jax.
Via Twins.com
June 10, 2016

Air Force Academy junior Griffin Jax drafted by Minnesota Twins in third round

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — The Minnesota Twins called Griffin Jax’s name in the third round of the MLB draft Friday, setting up a series of major decisions for the Air Force junior right-handed pitcher. Jax, who graduated from Cherry Creek High School, will now have to decide whether or not to sign with the Twins, and if he does, he’ll have to figure out what that means — and can...

First active duty gold medal winner buried at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Mal Whitfield, a track and field star who was the first U.S. military service member to win an Olympic gold medal while on active duty, was buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery. Whitfield, who died in November in Washington, D.C., at age 91, won two gold medals in the 1948 Summer Games while serving on active duty as a member of the Air Force. He...
Via AP on Fox
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Miller named to U.S. World Junior coaching staff

Air Force director of hockey Steve Miller, a three-time NCAA champion assistant coach, was named to the coaching staff of the U.S. World Junior team on Wednesday. Miller, 50, will work under head coach Bob Motzko, who holds the same title at St. Cloud State. The Americans will compete for gold at the under-20 tournament that begins Dec. 26 in Montreal and Toronto. Miller joined...
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